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Mon Jul 30, 2012, 12:34 AM

Russia seeks naval bases in Cuba, Vietnam

I am surprised that this is not bigger news.


Russia seeks naval bases in Cuba, Vietnam

Russia is in talks to set up naval bases in former Cold War allies Cuba and Vietnam as President Vladimir Putin undertakes the country's biggest military overhaul since the Soviet era.

"We are working on establishing navy bases outside Russia," Vice-Admiral Viktor Chirkov said in an interview with the state-run RIA Novosti news service and confirmed by the navy. "We aim to set up resupply bases in Cuba, the Seychelles and Vietnam."

Russian plans for overseas military expansion threatens to further strain relations with the United States at a time when the former superpower rivals are at loggerheads over American missile-shield plans and fighting in Syria. Putin's government plans to spend $712 billion this decade on defense spending.

Russia risks losing its only military base outside the former Soviet Union, a naval resupply facility in the Syrian port of Tartus, as President Bashar Assad fights for survival in the face of a 17-month uprising.


more at: http://www.sfgate.com/world/article/Russia-seeks-naval-bases-in-Cuba-Vietnam-3742218.php#photo-3248734

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PufPuf23 Jul 2012 OP
MrSlayer Jul 2012 #1
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HopeHoops Jul 2012 #4
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Response to PufPuf23 (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 12:37 AM

1. One of my right wing arguing opponents had this on Facebook last night.

 

And I said we have 760 bases in 136 countries. When Russia starts to get close to that, I'll start becoming concerned.

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 01:57 AM

2. Agree with you that our military is way out of hand.

I have been a member of the Democratic Party since I could register to vote in 1971 but more anti-war than partisan.

Was in grade school the last time the Russians put military on Cuba and the schools were having nuclear drills and people were building bomb shelters.

The military empire types lhave that uni-polar world / full spectrum dominance / the World's "moral" police mindset.





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Response to PufPuf23 (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 10:28 AM

4. I trust you've seen that B&W poster of "What to do in a nuclear attack"...

 

The one that ends with "Tuck your head between your legs and kiss your ass good-bye."

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Response to PufPuf23 (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 03:01 AM

3. I thought the Russians already had Cam Rahn Bay.

And, I have seen photos of MIGs on Phan Rang Airfield on the Tap Chaum end of the runway. (photos taken from the Chaum temple.)

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