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.