Skip to comments.Russia Seeks Access to Bases in Eight Countries for Its Ships and Bombers
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 worlds most important shipping lanes in the Malacca Strait and South China Sea.
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Imperial Russia knows the US is weak
And China too.
With a defense budget of $90bn, I think the Russians are better at talking up their capabilities than anything else.
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.
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.
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:
This is the Rent-A-Center approach to international force projection.
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...
The only ‘line’ you can count on with him is that crack up his backside.
With the ‘yellow’ running down it...
I read it like you meant it...I’m not one for exactness.
No doubt the Viets will welcome them back (sarc.)
Oh, are they going to use them? Against who, now?
Does the US not have any nukes?
What's been more volatile recently? The price of gold, or the value of the dollar?
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.
Weren't Hussein and his regime "training" russkies in the US?
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.
It’s obvious by the POS the idiotic American people elected, twice, that we LOST the Cold War.
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.
He’s been drawing that line up his crack for a while.