World politics are about who owns, or controls, which land, and the United States has always sought to expand its presence with military bases across the planet. Now, Russia is seeking to do the same in an apparent retaliatory gesture to the Trump administration's decision to pull out of the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.
Moscow plans on building a long-term military base in the Caribbean with the cooperation of the failed socialist nation Venezuela. The military base is set to be developed on one of Venezuela's islands in the Caribbean Sea. As part of Moscow's response to the United States pulling out of the INF Treaty, Russian Tu-160 long-range nuclear bombers have been expanding the frequency of their patrols.
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Russian state news agency TASS reported that Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro did not object to the move. "According to military envoys, Russian authorities have made a decision to deploy strategic aircraft to one of Venezuela’s islands in the Caribbean Sea, which has a naval base and a military airfield," TASS reported.
"Ten years ago, Russian experts and Armed Forces commanders had already visited the island of La Orchila, located 200 kilometers northeast of Caracas. Venezuelan laws prohibit the setup of military bases in the country, but a temporary deployment of warplanes is possible."
Colonel Shamil Gareyev, a Russian military expert told the Russian newspaper Novaya Gozeta, "It is the right idea to include Venezuela in long-range aviation missions." He also called the move economically reasonable.
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"Our strategic bombers will not only not have to return to Russia every time, but also won’t perform aerial refueling while on a patrol mission in the Americas," Colonel Gareyev continued. "Our Tu-160 aircraft arrive to their base in Venezuela, conduct flights, execute their missions and are then replaced on a rotating basis. This is how it should be done."
Another Russian military expert weighing in on the move said, "The arrival of Russia’s Tu-160 strategic bombers to Central America is kind of a signal to Trump to make him realize that abandoning nuclear disarmament treaties will have a boomerang effect." A geopolitical reset has been ongoing ever since the damage caused by the Obama administration which the world is still recovering from.
No doubt Moscow will continue its efforts to show display's of strength as the Kremlin reacts to the Trump Administration pulling out of the INF Treaty. Isn't time that America stops playing police for the rest of the world? Maybe not. It seems that this latest news of Russia's military intentions in the Carribean could prompt the Trump Administration to focus on a regime change in Caracas. The people of Venezuela have suffered a great deal under the socialist dictator, I mean President, Maduro.
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Remember, Maduro's government came for the guns just three years before the country collapsed. Do you think that is was a coincidence that the rich politicians forced citizens to disarm just months before complete economic collapse due to their failing socialist policy which has utterly destroyed the country's economy? Venezuelans are starving, the infrastructure has collapsed, and people are eating pets to survive.
Venezuela is now just another failed liberal experiment, how many times will have to see the same events unfold before Americans realize that socialism is not the answer? Rather than learning from the results of Venezuela, Democrats in America have begun doubling down on socialism which even includes a "re-branding" of the Democrat party to "Socialist Democrats".
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