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Can You Locate Iran on a Map?

Discussion in 'Middle Eastern Politics' started by Left Coast, Jan 8, 2020.

  1. sooda

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    After the September 9/11 attacks, Pakistan-US signed an agreement to enable logistical support for the U.S. troops fighting in Afghanistan.

    A Look at U.S. Drone Bases in Pakistan | Public Intelligence
    A Look at U.S. Drone Bases in Pakistan | Public Intelligenceu-s-drone-bases-in-pakistan
    Feb 17, 2012 · It displays the names and locations of airfields/bases inside of Pakistan that have been or are currently being used by U.S. forces. Some of the bases are used for logistical support, while others such as Shamsi airfield, were previously used by the CIA to launch drone operations.
     
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  2. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    That explains all
     
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    sun rise "This is the Hour of God"
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    I was completely unaware that God is a place.
    Perhaps you can reveal the verse(s) that state this?
     
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    But we can't talk about it until you can locate Atlantis on a map...
    That being the point you decided to ignore.
     
  6. Left Coast

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    Atlantis doesn't exist. Iran does. Are you being intentionally obtuse?
     
  7. Left Coast

    Left Coast Happy New Year!
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    I wondered about people trolling, some locations seem completely random. I think the idea is that if you don't even know where a place is (basic knowledge), how likely are you to know about its people, politics, and culture (much more complex knowledge)?
     
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    Yup....know her family well.
     
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    Wow.
    The lengths you go to in order to avoid the point...
     
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  11. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    They can keep it

    And i am from Lancashire, not greater Manchester so not really a yonner
     
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  12. Niblo

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    Whoops.......does that mean I'm no longer in the Will?? :(..

    PS: 'You're in the Will' ......Valley expression of gratitude for a favour, or act of kindness.
     
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    I don't doubt the general geographical ignorance of a lot of people but I still don't trust the methodology of this test. I think they were more interested in spinning up an eye-catching headline by making sure the result was as low as possible than they were about making any serious commentary.

    I'm also not sure failing to locate a country on an entirely blank map of the world doesn't mean you couldn't know some things about that country, especially one that is in the news a lot. Someone could be good friends with an Iranian immigrant but fail to get the map question right.
     
  14. Left Coast

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    I'm not avoiding anything. Your point is a silly straw man. I'm honestly not sure why you're pushing it this far.
     
  15. Left Coast

    Left Coast Happy New Year!
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    That's true. I don't know if the map was blank, but I see your point. I think ignorance of one is likely correlated with ignorance of the other, but there could be exceptions.
     
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    Oh, you're no fun.
     
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    Out of date.

    They were asked to leave almost a decade ago after killing some Pakistani soldiers.
     
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  18. Mestemia

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    Um...
    Perhaps because you are STILL avoiding it.
     
  19. Left Coast

    Left Coast Happy New Year!
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    No, I'm really not.

    Here, let me give you the benefit of the doubt. Perhaps I've misunderstood your point and it's incredibly insightful and relevant and important.

    Clearly state your point for me. Then I'll directly respond to it. Fair?
     
  20. Kangaroo Feathers

    Kangaroo Feathers Yea, it is written in the Book of Cyril...

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    Bingo
     
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