Skip to comments.LIGNET: Putin Plans Military Bases in Latin American Power Play
Posted on 03/18/2014 4:44:52 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
Latin America, long considered off-limits for Russian military outposts because of its proximity to Washington, is rapidly becoming the latest region targeted for Moscows expanding reach.
As the Kremlin was secretly planning its invasion of Ukraine in late February, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced Moscows plan to establish a permanent military presence in Latin America, including naval visits to ports in Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua.
Russia is also asking those countries to allow long-range bombers to refuel at their air bases.
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We’ve been ignoring our hemisphere for far too long.
Hell, why not?
Go on offensive when your opponent is in retreat.
Our government could care less if the Russians set up bases in our backyard.
And Obama is demanding Putin get out of Crimea? Folks, I am dying of laughter!
Well we’ve been operating in their backyard.
Guess two can play that game.
Really brilliant folks we’ve got at Foggy Bottom. /s
So...you want to invade Nicaragua and Venezuela and stop them?
Who cares about the Western Hemisphere we can project power in Kazakhstan. Besides, we need to forget about defending our own neighborhood because we’ve got RESPONSIBILITIES on the other side of the world.
One pos like Obama can destroy us, and he is a no good leftist pos.
And it angers me that fellow traveler scum like Hagel and Kerry are there without this country understanding the incredible damage they are doing.
Kerry is a traitor, all three are committed and kooky leftists.
At a time when we’re slashing the army, we don’t the strength to take over Third World countries.
Oh you think the isolationists care about Latin America? They think the world can stop at the Texas border.
We’ve got to stop people in Africa from preventing gay recruitment.
Some may find this difficult to comprehend, but there are other ways to dissuade meddling in our hemisphere besides invading.
Say we did, are you saying we should invade Nicaragua and Venezuela and stop them?
Give Putin rent money to leave us alone? I wonder how much they Chinese will lend us for it.
Our arrogant bipartisan brain trust are reaping what they’ve been sowing back to when Bill Clinton meddled in the Balkans.
We took over Panama. But that was before the Evil Empire imploded.
You isolationists need to wake up. We have projected power and protected sea routes, trading partners and allies for decades WITHOUT fighting all these wars.
As you’re about to learn, it is withdrawing from the world which is going to get us into a big war. The type in which the homeland will burn as in the fires of (nuclear) hell. And it is coming closer.
You think the other world baddies like Putin just aren’t as smart as you? Gee why do they think THEY want to be in places so far from home? The issue isn’t Nicaragua, it’s Russians and Chinese in Nicaragua.
You’re leaving out the worst most dangerous traitor of ‘em all. That would be McCain. What if Russian Senators (or whatever they call them) came to Mexico and urged them to put up a fight against us?
Like in the good old days.
For example a military and alliances strong enough that countries remain our allies rather than invite in the Russians, Chines, or even Iranians, Syrians and North Koreans. Oy
Many of these folks have drank Ron Paul kool aid
When I think about it, I would rather have Putin in the White House than the Marxist and wookie.
I really think it would be better for the country.
I mean, Putin is only a thief and dictator... he did impose a 7% flat tax and spark an economic boom where they haven’t had a boom for over a century. He keeps out the third world hordes...
Look at what we got!!!
I don’t like isolationism but unfortunately, the Russians and Chinese would have to conquer half the world before we wake up.
We’re not Oceania.
But it will swallow us up sooner or later. We're just too fat of a target.
I see no point in wasting blood and money in most of the mideast or Europe but south and central America are more immediate and direct security issues and its not just Russia. That doesn’t mean we need to go to war down south, only that we need to strengthen our ties there.
Venezuela has a close relationship with Iran and Chavez was even inviting jihadis to live there with an eye toward sending them north.
Who here is advocating isolationism?
Being a world power doesn’t mean using that power in a stupid manner, which is precisely what we’ve been doing.
But Putin is such a nice man. He wouldn’t hurt a fly or a hair on our heads. Besides, I would rather be a Putin communist than an Obama communist because he is much tougher than Obama. Will Vad be on American Idol soon? /s
I would too if I was him
He will go for El Salvador too. The liberals have power, and that would be an even more devastating loss.
RIGHT ON TARGET...!
Who was the REAL sucker? Us? OR HIM...?
Would have you apologized to Kaddafi for when Reagan bombed him?
I’m talking since Reagan, with that Kosovo nonsense, and fighting Iraq for the Saudis (Gulf War I).
Our economic strong arm isn’t nearly as strong as it used to be because we expended it on non-vital interests on the far away from our homeland. As the old saying goes, if you try to defend everything you end up defending nothing.
Well I am glad you said so. It was otherwise in doubt if you a Joe Kennedy type of guy.
We have ignored Mexico and S. America for too long.
Paulbots don’t like to be outed as the useful idiots of the sweet murdeous KGB thug Putin.
These are the same Appeaser /Useful idiots who let Hitler take over the Czech republic and Austria .
They use the same excuses, there all Russian anyways (aka Sudenland- there all German anyway) or its none of our business or they had it coming .
With These brain trusts we could be living the real “Red Dawn” remake.
That poster does have the Joe Kennedy appreaser talking points ready to be fired off.
He is so busy here he appears to be a paid Putin poster?
When you telegraph to the world that you are cutting your military, this is what happens.
Stop trying to post those same graphics over and over again.
And you globalists need to explain how you're going to force countries like Venezuela and Nicaragua to not allow Russian planes to land if they choose to let them. Both those countries were anti-American before Obama was elected.
You think the other world baddies like Putin just arent as smart as you? Gee why do they think THEY want to be in places so far from home? The issue isnt Nicaragua, its Russians and Chinese in Nicaragua.
So how you going to stop them?