Skip to comments.Russia military offers Cuba air defence aid (Cuban Missile Crisis II?)
Posted on 10/27/2008 2:56:37 PM PDT by longtermmemmory
Russia will offer to share its air defence expertise with Cuba when a military delegation visits the Caribbean island this week, Interfax news agency reported on Monday.
"The Russian and Cuban military will exchange experience in organising tactical air defence and in training officers," Interfax quoted Russian Land Forces spokesman Igor Konashenkov as saying.
The two sides will "discuss the prospect of training Cuban servicemen at the tactical air defence academies and training centres in Russia, using upgraded Russian-made military hardware," Interfax quoted him as saying.
The delegation, led by the chief of Russia's tactical air defence headquarters, Lieutenant General Alexander Maslov, will also look at "ways to strengthen relations between the Russian armed forces and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Cuba," Konashenkov was quoted as saying.
The delegation will be in Cuba from Monday until November 3, Konashenkov was quoted as saying. Reuters could not immediately reach Konashenkov for comment.
In 1962, Cuba became the focus of the deepest crisis of the Cold War after the Soviet Union installed missiles there, prompting a standoff with Washington. The island's government remains hostile to the United States.
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THIS IS A HUGE QUESTION ON THE OBABA ABILITY.
""In 1962, Cuba became the focus of the deepest crisis of the Cold War after the Soviet Union installed missiles there, prompting a standoff with Washington.""
That didn’t seem to work out so well for Syria last year, IIRC.
Try that again with Barak “Jimmy Carter” Obama as president.
Do you think ANYONE will take a Obama military move seriously?
Obama might hurt someone by strenous laughter at him.
This is nothing more than tit for tat from Putin, he’s basically tweaking our nose because of our influence in the former republics.
nor Iraq! Russia gave massive military support to Iraq prior to the Iraqi War I.
Once they get that air defense up and running, we could help them train on that gear with a dozen or so F22 Raptors. You know just to help ‘em tune it up.
That seems like a fair and sporting offer.
Pooty-poot will probably take a dim view, but Braaaaack (ptui) will sit down and negotiate with him without preconditions.
NO PIE FOR YOU!
Obama, the pie Nazi...