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Russia Seeks Access to Bases in Eight Countries for Its Ships and Bombers
cns news ^ | 2/28/14 | Patrick Goodenough

Posted on 02/28/2014 4:25:45 PM PST by Nachum

(CNSNews.com) – 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: News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: algeria; bases; bombers; cuba; cyprus; nicaragua; russia; russianbases; seychelles; ships; singapore; venezuela; vietnam
But hey, it's Happy Hour in Obamaville. By all means, let's cut the military.
1 posted on 02/28/2014 4:25:46 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Now that Obama has more flexibility, maybe he will turn Pearl Harbor over to Putin.

HAPPY HOUR!!


2 posted on 02/28/2014 4:27:37 PM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
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To: Nachum

0bama will probably handle this similar to what used to be our Space Program, closing our bases, and allowing the Russians to be stationed here, opening up their own bases throughout the US.


3 posted on 02/28/2014 4:38:59 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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4 posted on 02/28/2014 4:40:55 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Nachum

We better start worrying about the western hemisphere.


5 posted on 02/28/2014 4:41:17 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Nachum
Military Spending to be Gutted Under Obama and Hagel


6 posted on 02/28/2014 4:42:27 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: Nachum
Meanwhile, in Obamalandia, "Navy announces reduction in fleet size requirements"

http://freebeacon.com/hollow-fleet/

7 posted on 02/28/2014 4:51:20 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: Nachum

Thank God for RR’s decision to deprive the Russians a 9,000ft long, 28in deep runway in Grenada.


8 posted on 02/28/2014 5:10:22 PM PST by gasport (Will operate for food.)
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To: Nachum
I remember someone else from history who was "not" looking to establish bases in the western hemisphere ...


9 posted on 02/28/2014 5:14:47 PM PST by CapnJack
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10 posted on 02/28/2014 5:46:49 PM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Howie66

No—Obama will not give Pearl Harbor to the Russian Navy—Obama has sold the state to the Chinese.


11 posted on 02/28/2014 7:16:39 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: La Lydia

Lots of 3rd World failed states the Russians could Move into. Maybe Haiti?


12 posted on 02/28/2014 7:18:42 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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Greneda didn’t work out too well for them.


13 posted on 02/28/2014 7:23:12 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

Greneda used Cubans—had foolish leaders and they faced off against Reagan and Col North.


14 posted on 02/28/2014 7:50:19 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Howie66

Well according to the polls as long as the American people can keep their Social Security checks coming and their Food Stamps and Obama phones,they don’t care what Comrade Putin Does,we are just another country nothing exceptional going on here.
IT is reported that comrade Putin is in negotiations with 8 countries to place his army and Navy,I suggest negotiations with a 9th,The USA,Hey Valdimir,we have bases we are closing a Navy we are downsizing,an Army we are downsizing,how about a deal,we hire you as Our defense ally and you take over the administration of our military and you just make a donation to the Social Security,Food Stamp,and Obama phone funds!


15 posted on 03/01/2014 7:06:45 AM PST by ballplayer
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To: ballplayer

I do believe that is the message that I was conveying with my post.


16 posted on 03/01/2014 7:15:06 AM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
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