Maps Are Useful

February 20th, 2007 | researchmaterial

Thanks to Jonathan Hickman for this handy bit of focus:


8 Responses to “Maps Are Useful”

  1. I remember some people in the anti-war movement pointing out that taking over Iraq was probably just to give the US a chance to encircle Iran…damn hippies. Always wrong, aren’t we?

    We won’t have sufficient control of either Iraq or Afghanistan to use them as bases anytime soon, though. Just goes to show that life rarely plays out as neatly as a game of Risk.

  2. Those big markers look like coins over a dead man’s eyes to me.

  3. Well… if that’s the plan to after Iran it’s gonna have to be all bombs since we are stretched a wee bit thin right now. I think we should wait until Ab-binima… Abminija… uh… the prez of Iran blows up something like Israel. Seriously. If the does that then rock on. ‘Till then… let ‘im be.

  4. “taking over Iraq was probably just to give the US a chance to encircle Iran”

    If anything it’s given Iran a chance to attack the US.

  5. [...] uranium on an industrial scale. On the other we have US armed forces planning for attacks (and this convenient map shows where our forces are currently sitting). We once again have a situation where a nation is [...]

  6. Aren’t we allies with Pakistan?

    I like the idea of air dropping full refrigerators onto the cities … instead of bombs.

  7. I say, let us defend against the terrible Iranian threat. Not to be confused with the dire Iraqi threat. Last non-radioactive group of humans wins. If things get too awful we can move to Mars.

  8. More in-depth deployment figures — kind of interesting, not as artful as Jonathan’s, though:

    http://www.militarycity.com/map/#CLOSERLOOK