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Russia Reportedly Eyeing Latin America As Part Of Overseas Military Base Expansion
Fox News Latino ^ | March 4, 2014 | Bill Vourvoulias

Posted on 03/08/2014 10:43:29 PM PST by Olog-hai

At the same time that Russia was denying having blockaded Ukrainian naval facilities in Crimea, little-noticed reports came out of Moscow saying that Vladimir Putin’s government had ongoing conversations with eight foreign countries with the objective of building overseas military facilities, including in Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua.

“We need bases for refueling near the equator and in other places,” Russian Defense Minister, Sergei Shoigu, was quoted as saying by news agency ITAR-Tass. […]

Attempts to reach spokespeople at the U.S. State and Defense Departments went unanswered Monday due to weather concerns, but analysts were split about how ominously to take the report. …

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: failedforeignpolicy; johnkerry; latinamerica; militarybases; monroedoctrine; obama; putin; resetbutton

1 posted on 03/08/2014 10:43:30 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Monroe spinning in his grave. Putin smells blood and presses his advantage.


2 posted on 03/08/2014 10:48:38 PM PST by BurningOak (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2830849/reply?c=1)
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To: Olog-hai

Why not? Who is to complain?


3 posted on 03/08/2014 10:49:30 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Olog-hai

This should make the pro-Putin fans happy.


4 posted on 03/08/2014 10:51:49 PM PST by elhombrelibre (Free Ukraine. Free Venezuela. Free Syria. Free Iran. Free the USA.)
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To: Olog-hai

Biden and Obama are on vacation. Everything is under control.


5 posted on 03/08/2014 10:52:55 PM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: Nachum

Ping.


6 posted on 03/08/2014 10:54:41 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Olog-hai

Russia with military bases in three or four Caribbean bordering countries plus Brazil, the Gulf of Mexico becomes a Russian lake - Mar de Putin.


7 posted on 03/08/2014 10:56:39 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: Olog-hai; All
Is Soviet Russia, looking @ Gitmo?
I wouldn't doubt it; it's a prefect position
for 'em and we know pResident 0'Muslim,
would negotiate it away anyhow!
*cue music*
Putin and Castro, Together again.

8 posted on 03/08/2014 11:02:36 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Olog-hai

The war that was avoided 1945-1991 is now full on because Russia finally has its mole in the Oval Office.


9 posted on 03/08/2014 11:17:17 PM PST by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (HELL, NO! BE UNGOVERNABLE!)
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To: BunnySlippers

Of course he is. I would do the same thing.

I can’t believe the Chinese haven’t just snatched Taiwan yet. What are they waiting for? The 2016 election??

Gee, thank goodness those bloodthirsty neocons aren’t in the oval office any longer!


10 posted on 03/08/2014 11:20:36 PM PST by Dr. Pritchett
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To: Olog-hai
or possibly, the US Canal Zone.
Marxist 0'Muslim & Soviet Putin would love that!

11 posted on 03/08/2014 11:31:07 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Olog-hai

Seems fair to me. How many bases do we have around the world? Why should their bases make us any more nervous than ours make them nervous...?


12 posted on 03/08/2014 11:46:57 PM PST by Yollopoliuhqui
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

Speaking of ‘mole’, the Snowden affair never smelled right and I think Barry sanctioned it.


13 posted on 03/08/2014 11:51:02 PM PST by CivilWarBrewing
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To: Olog-hai

Fox News Latino? Where’s the Fox News Gringo?


14 posted on 03/08/2014 11:52:15 PM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: Olog-hai

Cuban missile crisis redux?


15 posted on 03/09/2014 12:00:54 AM PST by luvbach1 (We are finished)
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To: Olog-hai

Maybe this will shake up some idiots in Washington DC, where right now their prime interest is promoting homosexuality around the world, and trying to get Muslins to feel good about themselves (NASA).

Wishful thinking?


16 posted on 03/09/2014 12:02:15 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

The shaking-up thus far has consisted of the SoS whining about “nineteenth-century” behavior, as if human nature can suddenly become anachronistic. Their false religion of humanism (mankind is innately good and getting better per its doctrine, when the evidence blatantly shows the opposite) really blinds them.


17 posted on 03/09/2014 12:05:41 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: BunnySlippers
Why not? Who is to complain?

Put me in coach, I'm ready to play

could somebody put a saddle on this thing for this next go 'round?

I don't want to miss a thing.

18 posted on 03/09/2014 12:43:57 AM PST by BlueDragon (You can observe a lot just by watching. Yogi Berra)
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To: Dr. Pritchett
I can’t believe the Chinese haven’t just snatched Taiwan yet. What are they waiting for? The 2016 election?

I don't know for sure, but I don't know if they have the sea lift capability yet, but if they do, it is just a matter of time.

19 posted on 03/09/2014 12:55:37 AM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: BurningOak

I’ve always said Putin is a ruthless cold-blooded s.o.b.


20 posted on 03/09/2014 12:55:59 AM PST by jmacusa ("Chasing God out of the classroom didn't usher in The Age of Reason''.)
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To: jmacusa

“I’ve always said Putin is a ruthless cold-blooded s.o.b.”

So is our President. Don’t believe me, ask Moochelle.


21 posted on 03/09/2014 1:13:14 AM PST by flaglady47 (Oppressors can tyranize only w/a standing army-enslaved press-disarmed populace)
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To: Olog-hai

Good timing, what with America’s crooked president obsessing over his mission to spread homosexuality, destroy the military, and hobble the economy with Marxist restrictions even while raising taxes on society’s producers in order to purchase votes from the indigent with brainless health plans and other high-priced crap.

Putin’s no fool; he knows America’s in the sh*tter and the time to move is now.


22 posted on 03/09/2014 1:21:21 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Olog-hai

Politics, like Nature, abhors a vacuum.


23 posted on 03/09/2014 1:25:34 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Screw the farmers. I can get everything I need at the grocery store.)
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To: Yollopoliuhqui

If you think Putin is so swell, would you like to live under him. I mean would you consider relocating to Russia?


24 posted on 03/09/2014 3:58:42 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Free Ukraine. Free Venezuela. Free Syria. Free Iran. Free the USA.)
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To: Olog-hai
"Attempts to reach spokespeople at the U.S. State and Defense Departments went unanswered Monday due to weather concerns."

What? How does that work? The world's hyperpower shuts down because of a little snow?

25 posted on 03/09/2014 4:01:40 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Cruz/Palin 2016)
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To: Olog-hai

Sabotage them then. Every damned facility. But not under this president. Will never happen. All unofficial. Unless rogue pro teams internationally financed by anticommunist HNWI’s get involved. There are men who are up to the task.


26 posted on 03/09/2014 4:06:50 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Lets quit bitching about Obama and Boehner, and do something about it.)
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To: Olog-hai

So what is Putin planning on putting in these overseas bases?


27 posted on 03/09/2014 4:14:53 AM PDT by Lower Deck
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To: Olog-hai

I believe that Obama was “created” and supported by Russia with a mostly sole intent of holding back US intervention while Russia destabilizes key Central American countries, and then offers “aid” which we all know is occupation and control.

I would not be surprised if Obama announces he is going on his Top 100 Golfing vacation tour.


28 posted on 03/09/2014 4:30:55 AM PDT by Spartan302
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To: Dr. Pritchett
"Gee, thank goodness those bloodthirsty neocons aren't in the oval office any longer"

Evidently, being a neocon disqualifies one from being prez. At least it did in 08 and 12

But, back in 2011, Bill Kristol proclaimed Obama to be a "born again NeoCon".

Wolfowitz Doctrine

29 posted on 03/09/2014 5:05:12 AM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: Olog-hai

I am of two minds on this. On the one hand Russian hardware so close to the US is disturbing. On the other hand watching the Russians wade into political sloughs of Cuba Vevezuela and all of the corruption and criminality there could be rewarding as it will sap the Russians money and energy


30 posted on 03/09/2014 5:12:18 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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I read the first few comments about the bases in the Caribbean and South America. I immediately thought of Jack Nicholson in Guantanamo.
I thought ya’ll got it wrong. Ya see Obama and Biden are on those vacations in Key West and The Virgin Islands because, “You want me on that wall”

I’m sorry I busted out laughing thinking of that.


31 posted on 03/09/2014 5:17:48 AM PDT by Undecided 2012
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To: Olog-hai

1979 all over again....


32 posted on 03/09/2014 7:23:07 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: Dr. Pritchett

Russia wants to establish itself before the Chinese buy up the whole continent.


33 posted on 03/09/2014 8:27:41 AM PDT by stocksthatgoup (Take out the trash)
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To: flaglady47

How many people has Obama killed? Putin is in a league of his own.


34 posted on 03/09/2014 10:10:14 AM PDT by jmacusa ("Chasing God out of the classroom didn't usher in The Age of Reason''.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

No fags in the Russian military.


35 posted on 03/09/2014 10:17:16 AM PDT by Rome2000 (Vacation All I ever wanted , Vacation Had to get away)
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To: elhombrelibre

If you think Putin is so swell, would you like to live under him. I mean would you consider relocating to Russia?


I don’t think Putin is swell. If I were a whistleblower revealing secrets of the police state tyranny of the NSA, I’d consider moving to Russia. We had it all and we lost it. You think losers should be rewarded? Next you’ll try to convince me that we play fair. That “fairness” is why Putin will have no problem finding military bases in Latin America and Africa.


36 posted on 03/10/2014 11:27:59 PM PDT by Yollopoliuhqui
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To: Yollopoliuhqui

I’m not sure how our having it all means that Putin should be able to take over a nearby country. Using that logic, the UK could retake the Republic of Ireland, and many other examples come to mind. Actually, whatever is wrong with the USA is something we should fix, not become so cynical or pessimistic that we’re willing to see an expansionistic autocrat gobbling up neighboring counties to assuage his Mussolini-like ego. America - for good and for bad - is about the struggle to make itself better. Quitting and whining about how we had it all is frankly unmanly and another sign that you might be happier as a leftist.


37 posted on 03/11/2014 8:49:36 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Free Ukraine. Free Venezuela. Free Syria. Free Iran. Free the USA.)
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To: Olog-hai

You’d better not try it, Putin! - Because if you do, Barack Obama will give a speech expressing “deep concern” about your actions!


38 posted on 03/11/2014 8:55:43 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: elhombrelibre

>>I’m not sure how our having it all means that Putin should be able to take over a nearby country.

Has our CIA ever engineered a coup in Latin America? Putin is just playing by our rules.

>>Using that logic, the UK could retake the Republic of Ireland, and many other examples come to mind.

They never left Northern Ireland.

>>Actually, whatever is wrong with the USA is something we should fix, not become so cynical or pessimistic that we’re willing to see an expansionistic autocrat gobbling up neighboring counties to assuage his Mussolini-like ego.

Conservatives cannot fix what is broken with their present mentality, period. Conservative is obsolete in principle in a rapidly evolving electronic world where it is better to be well informed than to possess any sort of ideology. I’m voting for the Better Informed Party.

>>America - for good and for bad - is about the struggle to make itself better.

Yes, certainly, but we didn’t make it better, we made it worse...we didn’t learn from our mistakes and we don’t apply what we know. We don’t think for ourselves based upon raw data. Republicans became the party of Empire rather than remaining the Party of Lincoln.

>>Quitting and whining about how we had it all is frankly unmanly and another sign that you might be happier as a leftist.

That comment is no different than Obamaites accusing any critic of racism. The Wall St. banking elite rubber stamp Republican Party is obsolete. Clinging to it is like a drowning man clinging to an anvil.


39 posted on 03/13/2014 10:36:37 AM PDT by Yollopoliuhqui
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To: Yollopoliuhqui

Why don’t you join the far left since you’ve their critique and you’re not manly or brave enough to face the horribly tough demands of being on the right? When did you first think you were a conservative, or do you? I ask because for me things were much more daunting when I began to push back against lefties. In those days I argued with Marxist and Communist saying America was all bad and the Soviets were all good. Now, surprisingly, I deal with philistines like you who are so world weary and scared that you want to give up to the crackpot narcissist Putin just because we’ve another Carter in charge. Man up if you can.


40 posted on 03/13/2014 12:10:04 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (Free Ukraine. Free Venezuela. Free Syria. Free Iran. Free the USA.)
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