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LIGNET: Putin Plans Military Bases in Latin American Power Play
newsmax.com ^ | 18 Mar 2014 | Newsmax

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 Moscow’s expanding reach.

As the Kremlin was secretly planning its invasion of Ukraine in late February, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced Moscow’s 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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TOPICS: Cuba; Foreign Affairs; Russia; US: Kentucky; US: Texas; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhorussia; crimea; cuba; kentucky; latinamerica; monroedoctrine; nicaragua; powerprojection; putin; putinsbuttboys; randpaul; ronpaul; russia; russiantroops; seanpenn; surrendermonkeys; texas; ukraine; venezuela; viktoryanukovich; waronterror; yuliatymoshenko
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1 posted on 03/18/2014 4:44:52 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Perfect timing since this administration recently declared the Monroe Doctrine dead.

Bleepin idiots.

2 posted on 03/18/2014 4:46:56 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Berlin_Freeper

We’ve been ignoring our hemisphere for far too long.


3 posted on 03/18/2014 4:47:22 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Cuba?


4 posted on 03/18/2014 4:48:21 PM PDT by McGruff (They say the first casualty of war is truth)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Hell, why not?

Go on offensive when your opponent is in retreat.


5 posted on 03/18/2014 4:49:23 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Berlin_Freeper

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!


6 posted on 03/18/2014 4:49:39 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: cripplecreek

Well we’ve been operating in their backyard.

Guess two can play that game.

Really brilliant folks we’ve got at Foggy Bottom. /s


7 posted on 03/18/2014 4:49:55 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: skeeter
Perfect timing since this administration recently declared the Monroe Doctrine dead.

So...you want to invade Nicaragua and Venezuela and stop them?

8 posted on 03/18/2014 4:50:34 PM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: cripplecreek

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.


9 posted on 03/18/2014 4:51:27 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Berlin_Freeper

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.


10 posted on 03/18/2014 4:51:44 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: DoodleDawg

At a time when we’re slashing the army, we don’t the strength to take over Third World countries.


11 posted on 03/18/2014 4:51:52 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Oh you think the isolationists care about Latin America? They think the world can stop at the Texas border.


12 posted on 03/18/2014 4:52:39 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

We’ve got to stop people in Africa from preventing gay recruitment.


13 posted on 03/18/2014 4:52:47 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: DoodleDawg

Some may find this difficult to comprehend, but there are other ways to dissuade meddling in our hemisphere besides invading.


14 posted on 03/18/2014 4:52:54 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: goldstategop
At a time when we’re slashing the army, we don’t the strength to take over Third World countries.

Say we did, are you saying we should invade Nicaragua and Venezuela and stop them?

15 posted on 03/18/2014 4:53:29 PM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: skeeter

Give Putin rent money to leave us alone? I wonder how much they Chinese will lend us for it.


16 posted on 03/18/2014 4:54:06 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: skeeter
Some may find this difficult to comprehend, but there are other ways to dissuade meddling in our hemisphere besides invading.

For example?

17 posted on 03/18/2014 4:54:16 PM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: dfwgator

Our arrogant bipartisan brain trust are reaping what they’ve been sowing back to when Bill Clinton meddled in the Balkans.


18 posted on 03/18/2014 4:54:37 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: DoodleDawg

We took over Panama. But that was before the Evil Empire imploded.


19 posted on 03/18/2014 4:54:57 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: DoodleDawg

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.


20 posted on 03/18/2014 4:56:53 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Williams

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?


21 posted on 03/18/2014 4:58:04 PM PDT by grania
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To: goldstategop
Third world countries have been invading US for decades with migration. We have so many internal problems, yet some people want us wasting more money overseas in adventures.
22 posted on 03/18/2014 4:58:27 PM PDT by Theoria (End Socialism : No more GOP and Dem candidates)
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To: DoodleDawg
Economic strong-arming. Naval blockades. Fund/arm credible opposition parties. Use the CIA the way it was meant to be used.

Like in the good old days.

23 posted on 03/18/2014 4:58:51 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: DoodleDawg

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


24 posted on 03/18/2014 4:59:19 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: skeeter

Many of these folks have drank Ron Paul kool aid


25 posted on 03/18/2014 5:00:21 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Guess we'll have to use mexico as a buffer zone then, literally thousands of miles of “no man's land”, complete with mine fields and missile batteries. Of course we will relocate the indigenous population to south america, but they
will feel right at home with all of the other fascist/socialist regimes down there.
26 posted on 03/18/2014 5:02:50 PM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

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!!!


27 posted on 03/18/2014 5:03:22 PM PDT by Fear The People (When the government fears the people, you have LIBERTY.)
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To: Williams

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.


28 posted on 03/18/2014 5:03:56 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Williams
Hell I wish we could just leave the world to stew in its own sewage, too.

But it will swallow us up sooner or later. We're just too fat of a target.

29 posted on 03/18/2014 5:04:00 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Theoria

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.


30 posted on 03/18/2014 5:06:32 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Williams

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.


31 posted on 03/18/2014 5:08:01 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Berlin_Freeper
HUMIRE: Iran propping up Venezuela’s repressive militias
32 posted on 03/18/2014 5:08:50 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

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


33 posted on 03/18/2014 5:09:47 PM PDT by Karl Spooner
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I would too if I was him


34 posted on 03/18/2014 5:13:46 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

He will go for El Salvador too. The liberals have power, and that would be an even more devastating loss.


35 posted on 03/18/2014 5:14:49 PM PDT by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Dinesh D’Souza:

RIGHT ON TARGET...!


36 posted on 03/18/2014 5:15:01 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: dfwgator
Being a world power doesn’t mean using that power in a stupid manner

Reaganesque restraint made us stronger and he certainly was no isolationist.
37 posted on 03/18/2014 5:15:33 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: gaijin
Flexibility, you ask? Ah...very good, yes, big, nice Russian flexibility, coming RIGHT UP..!

Who was the REAL sucker? Us? OR HIM...?

38 posted on 03/18/2014 5:20:36 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: dfwgator
Being a world power doesn’t mean using that power in a stupid manner, which is precisely what we’ve been doing.

Would have you apologized to Kaddafi for when Reagan bombed him?

39 posted on 03/18/2014 5:21:05 PM PDT by Karl Spooner
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To: Karl Spooner

I’m talking since Reagan, with that Kosovo nonsense, and fighting Iraq for the Saudis (Gulf War I).


40 posted on 03/18/2014 5:21:58 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: skeeter

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.


41 posted on 03/18/2014 5:22:49 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Berlin_Freeper
For some reason, Putin does not fear Barry O.:


42 posted on 03/18/2014 5:23:02 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: dfwgator
I’m talking since Reagan, with that Kosovo nonsense, and fighting Iraq for the Saudis (Gulf War I).

Well I am glad you said so. It was otherwise in doubt if you a Joe Kennedy type of guy.

43 posted on 03/18/2014 5:25:23 PM PDT by Karl Spooner
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To: skeeter

We have ignored Mexico and S. America for too long.


44 posted on 03/18/2014 5:25:42 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: Williams

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.


45 posted on 03/18/2014 5:29:39 PM PDT by ncalburt ( Amnesty-media out in full force)
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To: Karl Spooner

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?


46 posted on 03/18/2014 5:32:22 PM PDT by ncalburt ( Amnesty-media out in full force)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

When you telegraph to the world that you are cutting your military, this is what happens.


47 posted on 03/18/2014 5:35:46 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Karl Spooner
Would have you apologized to Kaddafi for when Reagan bombed him?

One strike with no thought of wasting American lives there.
48 posted on 03/18/2014 5:36:23 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Fear The People

Stop trying to post those same graphics over and over again.

Thanks.


49 posted on 03/18/2014 5:37:05 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Williams
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.

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 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.

So how you going to stop them?

50 posted on 03/18/2014 5:39:04 PM PDT by DoodleDawg
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