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Originally posted by AshleyD
reply to post by LilDudeissocool
Also, from one of your links, though: Afghanistan is listed among the countries listed as being in the Greater Middle East area.
Scroll down to the list of countries included in the 'Greater Middle East' area.
So I guess no one is technically right or wrong if you look at it both ways. To use the Dallas analogy again, Plano isn't technically the city of Dallas but it is in the 'Dallas Metro Area.' When I lived in Plano, I just considered it 'Dallas.' Same as Afghanistan concerning the middle east, IMHO. Not the core, classical ME but the ME region.