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Russia Seeks Access to Bases in Eight Countries for Its Ships and Bombers
CNS News ^ | 28 February 2014 | Patrick Goodenough

Posted on 02/28/2014 11:00:03 AM PST by Errant

At a time of escalated tensions with the West over Ukraine, Russia says it is negotiating with eight governments around the world for access to military facilities, to enable it to extend its long-range naval and strategic bomber capabilities.

Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Wednesday the military was engaged in talks with Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Algeria, Cyprus, the Seychelles, Vietnam and Singapore.

“We need bases for refueling near the equator, and in other places,” ITAR-Tass quoted him as saying.

Russia is not looking to establish bases in those locations, but to reach agreement to use facilities there when required.

The countries are all strategically located – in three leftist-ruled countries close to the U.S.; towards either end of the Mediterranean; in the Indian Ocean south of the Gulf of Aden; and near some of the world’s most important shipping lanes in the Malacca Strait and South China Sea.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Russia
KEYWORDS: bases; keiv; russia; war
Looks to me like they're getting their ducks in a row for something bigger than the Ukraine ...
1 posted on 02/28/2014 11:00:03 AM PST by Errant
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To: Errant

Imperial Russia knows the US is weak


2 posted on 02/28/2014 11:04:14 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

And China too.


3 posted on 02/28/2014 11:04:47 AM PST by Errant (Surround yourself with intelligent and industrious people who help and support each other.)
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To: Errant

With a defense budget of $90bn, I think the Russians are better at talking up their capabilities than anything else.


4 posted on 02/28/2014 11:05:32 AM PST by Natufian (t)
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To: Errant
While Obama and Hagel are busy cutting our military the most since before World War II, Putin is busy rebuilding and modernizing Russia. What a lot of Americans don't realize is that many in Russia don't feel that the collapse of the Soviet Union meant they lost the Cold War as much as suffered a temporary setback, and are more than willing for a rematch.
5 posted on 02/28/2014 11:05:57 AM PST by apillar
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To: Errant

bump


6 posted on 02/28/2014 11:06:54 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Errant

I’m just wondering now how Obama is gonna tell us all now how Russia didn’t cross his line in the Ukraine and everything is hunky dory.....or how Kerry is such a fricking idiot he has all the Muslim world making fun of him.

I pity our military that now has to make good on Obama’s mouth.


7 posted on 02/28/2014 11:07:22 AM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Errant

Shall we play a game?


8 posted on 02/28/2014 11:08:45 AM PST by McGruff (Every night has it's dawn.)
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To: Errant

If zero was a programmed KGB agent sent to destroy us from the highest levels of power what would he do differently than what he’s been doing?

I can’t figure out if he’s simply a communist, or getting us ready for a muslim takeover or what.

But the really shocking thing is that the rat party goes along with this - apparently not a patriot in the whole party.


9 posted on 02/28/2014 11:10:24 AM PST by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: Natufian
With a defense budget of $90bn, I think the Russians are better at talking up their capabilities than anything else.

Are those American dollars? Wonder what they'll be worth compared to Russia's nukes, gold, oil, and leaderships' willingness to fight?

We just busted below 80 on the dollar index:

And the gold manipulation doesn't seem to be working today, I might even see the tiniest of upticks:


10 posted on 02/28/2014 11:12:56 AM PST by Errant (Surround yourself with intelligent and industrious people who help and support each other.)
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To: Natufian
Exactly.

This is the Rent-A-Center approach to international force projection.

11 posted on 02/28/2014 11:14:09 AM PST by wideawake
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To: GeronL; KC_Lion

Ping.


12 posted on 02/28/2014 11:14:57 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Gaffer

I read a few days ago that O had drawn another ‘red line’. I guess you quickly took out his eraser, since his MSM lewinskys haven’t said anymore about it...


13 posted on 02/28/2014 11:15:54 AM PST by Errant (Surround yourself with intelligent and industrious people who help and support each other.)
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To: Errant

14 posted on 02/28/2014 11:15:55 AM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Gaffer
you he ;)
15 posted on 02/28/2014 11:17:18 AM PST by Errant (Surround yourself with intelligent and industrious people who help and support each other.)
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To: Errant

The only ‘line’ you can count on with him is that crack up his backside.


16 posted on 02/28/2014 11:17:53 AM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Gaffer

With the ‘yellow’ running down it...


17 posted on 02/28/2014 11:18:38 AM PST by Errant (Surround yourself with intelligent and industrious people who help and support each other.)
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To: Errant

I read it like you meant it...I’m not one for exactness.


18 posted on 02/28/2014 11:18:44 AM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Jim Robinson

Yep...


19 posted on 02/28/2014 11:19:13 AM PST by Errant (Surround yourself with intelligent and industrious people who help and support each other.)
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20 posted on 02/28/2014 11:24:12 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Errant

No doubt the Viets will welcome them back (sarc.)


21 posted on 02/28/2014 11:29:04 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Errant
Russia's nukes,

Oh, are they going to use them? Against who, now?

Does the US not have any nukes?

gold,

What's been more volatile recently? The price of gold, or the value of the dollar?

oil,

The US has no oil, now?

Any idea how much of "Russia's" oil is imported from the Central Asian republics rather than actually produced in Russia?

and leaderships' willingness to fight?

What about their ability to fight?

They deployed 90,000 troops inside their own borders - 500 miles from Volgograd - for ten years to control less than 1 million Chechens. Five years later they are just starting to get back to strength.

This forum needs less Putinolatry and more math.

22 posted on 02/28/2014 11:29:05 AM PST by wideawake
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To: Errant
Russia Seeks Access to Bases in Eight Countries for Its Ships and Bombers

Weren't Hussein and his regime "training" russkies in the US?

23 posted on 02/28/2014 11:36:14 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Who but a TYRANT shoves down another man's throat what he has exempted himself from?)
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To: wideawake

What I was getting at Friend is don’t underestimate a foe. And another thing, it isn’t always about how big the dog is in a fight, but how big the fight in the dog is. Think about that, when you compare the U.S with O and those he surrounds himself with at the helm.


24 posted on 02/28/2014 11:40:54 AM PST by Errant (Surround yourself with intelligent and industrious people who help and support each other.)
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To: apillar

It’s obvious by the POS the idiotic American people elected, twice, that we LOST the Cold War.


25 posted on 02/28/2014 12:05:40 PM PST by afsnco
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To: afsnco

World Communism is gone—never to return. BUT now we have Russian and Chinese Imperialism! Just as bad and just as unforgiving. China wants the south China Seas, Russia the Middle East and Alaska. This is the Great Game England played so well in the 18th and 19th Century. They are playing the game still while Obama goes into social experiments that have failed before. Look to see more Russian gamesmanship—they will help us when its in their best interests—and work against us when that will help them.
Its a New-Old World we enter—beware the two headed eagle and the flying dragon.


26 posted on 02/28/2014 1:49:14 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Gaffer

He’s been drawing that line up his crack for a while.

http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/design/files/2013/01/obama-signature.jpg


27 posted on 02/28/2014 7:17:12 PM PST by Scrambler Bob ("The Pen" has a nice ring to it, kind of like "Graybar Hotel")
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