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NEWS: An Old Alliance Rekindles: High Ranking Russian Official Meets Cuba's Defense Minister.

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posted on Jan, 2 2006 @ 04:03 AM
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Army Gen Yuri Baluyevsky, Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, met with Cuban Defense Minister Raul castro in Havana Cuba last Thursday December 29, after an increase in Cuban defense spending. The chief General of the Armed Forces in Russia, admitted to have been supplying some spare parts to Cuba's Revolutionary Armed Forces, after having supplied 100,000 AK-47 automatic rifles to Venezuela. The Russian official is also expected to vacation on the island as well.
 



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The chief of the General Staff of the Russian armed forces, Army Gen Yuri Baluyevsky, arrived on Monday for a two-week visit. Baluyevsky's delegation is the highest-ranking to visit Cuba since 1998. The trip comes amid an increase in Cuban defense spending and concerns over the U.S. military posture after the invasion of Iraq in 2003.
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Baluyevsky is touring military units and installations equipped with vintage Soviet hardware and was expected to vacation on the island as well.
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"I feel that we are duty-bound to maintain friendly relations with Cuba and not to abandon it at a difficult time for this country," Baluyevsky told the Russian news agency Itar-Tass on Monday. "Contacts in the military field will be given new meaning."


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So, an old alliance seems to have rekindled, and the Russian official admits that they have been supplying "some spare parts" to the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces.

The people of Cuba are the ones that need "food and other necessary supplies", yet Russian officials are supplying "some spare parts to Cuba's military," but this could change if Cuba's military spending increases more.

The Russian government sure seems intend on arming all those who call themselves "enemies of the U.S."

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posted on Jan, 2 2006 @ 04:12 AM
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how interesting. You know, I was reading the predictions of someone ( can't remember who ) the other day & this was on the agenda.......



posted on Jan, 2 2006 @ 05:15 AM
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Very interesting. Old habits die hard and i am sure old paranoid Castro is getting ready for anything and everything.

He's being watched, i am sure.



posted on Jan, 2 2006 @ 05:29 AM
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"I feel that we are duty-bound to maintain friendly relations with Cuba and not to abandon it at a difficult time for this country," Baluyevsky told the Russian news agency Itar-Tass on Monday. "Contacts in the military field will be given new meaning."

Ahh, the Russians always were masters of the Crypto-speak.
I wonder what "new meaning" means?


What difficult time is he refering to? Cuba has had hard times for years; so what is new? Maybe Fidel is on his way to meet his maker?

Spare parts and AK-'s don't worry me. As long as they don't attempt to bring any nukes in to Cuba.



posted on Jan, 3 2006 @ 12:46 AM
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Originally posted by jsobecky
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Spare parts and AK-'s don't worry me. As long as they don't attempt to bring any nukes in to Cuba.


Well, the general did say that this might change if Cuba's defense expending increases. I take that to mean that the Russians will be selling more than spare parts or AK-47's if the Communist regime in Cuba is willing to buy and whatever they want to buy.



posted on Jan, 3 2006 @ 01:01 AM
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On the surface this looks ominous, but Fidel is toast, he can't even stand up good. I think the Russkis are trying to get the jump on the future Adult tropical playground. With the Russian mob so into porn and prostution, it might just be fixin to be one big brothel, casino, general hedionistic paradice. I don't like the sound of that "contacts in the military field" BS.



posted on Jan, 3 2006 @ 07:45 AM
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The Russian government sure seems intend on arming all those who call themselves "enemies of the U.S."


I doubt it

This story is just another example of America paranoia.



yet Russian officials are supplying "some spare parts to Cuba's military,"


Oh no! SHOCK HORROR!! America does the same to other nations, especially Israel.

If Russia is resparking Cold War feelings, it knows how to defeat America and its via economic means i.e "breaking the bank"



posted on Jan, 5 2006 @ 02:14 PM
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Originally posted by infinite

I doubt it

This story is just another example of America paranoia.


Really?...and what is your evidence for this?


i don;t see you posting any links to back your claims...in fact I never seen you giving any links to back any of your claims....


Originally posted by infinite
Oh no! SHOCK HORROR!! America does the same to other nations, especially Israel.

If Russia is resparking Cold War feelings, it knows how to defeat America and its via economic means i.e "breaking the bank"


.....infinite France was the country that provided Israel with the technology to make nukes...not the U.S.....


For reactor design and construction, Israel sought the assistance of France. Nuclear cooperation between the two nations dates back as far as early 1950's, when construction began on France's 40MWt heavy water reactor and a chemical reprocessing plant at Marcoule. France was a natural partner for Israel and both governments saw an independent nuclear option as a means by which they could maintain a degree of autonomy in the bipolar environment of the cold war.

In the fall of 1956, France agreed to provide Israel with an 18 MWt research reactor. However, the onset of the Suez Crisis a few weeks later changed the situation dramatically. Following Egypt's closure of the Suez Canal in July, France and Britain had agreed with Israel that the latter should provoke a war with Egypt to provide the European nations with the pretext to send in their troops as peacekeepers to occupy and reopen the canal zone. In the wake of the Suez Crisis, the Soviet Union made a thinly veiled threat against the three nations. This episode not only enhanced the Israeli view that an independent nuclear capability was needed to prevent reliance on potentially unreliable allies, but also led to a sense of debt among French leaders that they had failed to fulfill commitments made to a partner. French premier Guy Mollet is even quoted as saying privately that France "owed" the bomb to Israel.

On 3 October 1957, France and Israel signed a revised agreement calling for France to build a 24 MWt reactor (although the cooling systems and waste facilities were designed to handle three times that power) and, in protocols that were not committed to paper, a chemical reprocessing plant. This complex was constructed in secret, and outside the IAEA inspection regime, by French and Israeli technicians at Dimona, in the Negev desert under the leadership of Col. Manes Pratt of the IDF Ordinance Corps.


Excerpted from.
www.fas.org...


Why is it that there are people who always want to blame everything on the U.S.?..... This thread has nothing to do with the U.S. infinite, it has to do with the renewed alliance between the communist regime in Cuba and Russia, and the possibility that carries the Russian message that "the few military spare parts they have been selling to Cuba could change if Cuba would spent more money."

This topic is about the General Staff of the Russian armed forces extending his hand, not to help the Cuban people with food or other necessities, but a promise to arm Cuba's Revolutionary army, so be a good moderator and stay on topic.


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posted on Jan, 5 2006 @ 02:20 PM
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Could it be that some powers behind the aging and paranoid Castro are already setting up the plans for a new government and it seems that been friendly to American is not in their agenda.

This is something that needs more scrutiny.

Castro is having some problems with his health and he is too old so I imagine that is already somebody making decisions that he can not make.

Does anybody has an idea who that may be?



posted on Jan, 5 2006 @ 02:21 PM
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Muaddib, maybe you should instead stop placing words into his mouth.

He doesn't mention Nuclear Weapons and Israel...so why even bring it up?

This article, doesn't even mention Russia giving Cuba the technology to make Nuclear Weapons in this day and age. So again, why bring it up?



posted on Jan, 5 2006 @ 03:08 PM
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Originally posted by Odium
Muaddib, maybe you should instead stop placing words into his mouth.

He doesn't mention Nuclear Weapons and Israel...so why even bring it up?


i dind't place any words into his mouth, he mentioned "the U.S. giving/selling weapons to Israel, yet the U.S. was not the one responsible for giving one of the worse military weaponry to Israel, it has a lot to do with what he said. Aren't nuclear weapons, military weapons?



Originally posted by Odium
This article, doesn't even mention Russia giving Cuba the technology to make Nuclear Weapons in this day and age. So again, why bring it up?


Where did i say that I knew for certain, or where did I hinted that Russia "is going to sell nukes to Cuba"?.....

Is it possible that Russia would do this? well, they have been proliferating military weaponry and even nuclear technology to other enemies of the U.S., so there is a possibility. However, I never said I knew for certain this is what Russia is going to do.

Again...i mentioned France providing the technology to Israel to make nukes because one of the worse military weaponry are nukes and infinite jumped in the discussion to bash at the U.S. for selling/providing weapons to Israel and other countries.


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