posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 02:29 PM
Just got notified of this news link through a Facebook page Im subscribed to.
Russia to revive army bases in three oceans
"In 2001 I, as the President of the Russian Federation and the supreme commander, deemed it advantageous to withdraw the radio-electronic center
Lourdes from Cuba. In exchange for this, George Bush, the then U.S. president, has assured me that this decision would become the final confirmation
that the Cold War was over and both of our states, getting rid of the relics of the Cold War, will start building a new relationship based on
cooperation and transparency. In particular, Bush has convinced me that the U.S. missile defense system will never be deployed in Eastern Europe.
The Russian Federation has fulfilled all terms of the agreement. And even more. I shut down not only the Cuban Lourdes but also Kamran in Vietnam. I
shut them down because I gave my word of honor. I, like a man, has kept my word. What have the Americans done? The Americans are not responsible for
their own words. It is no secret that in recent years, the U.S. created a buffer zone around Russia, involving in this process not only the countries
of Central Europe, but also the Baltic states, Ukraine and the Caucasus. The only response to this could be an asymmetric expansion of the Russian
military presence abroad, particularly in Cuba. In Cuba, there are convenient bays for our reconnaissance and warships, a network of the so-called
"jump airfields." With the full consent of the Cuban leadership, on May 11 of this year, our country has not only resumed work in the electronic
center of Lourdes, but also placed the latest mobile strategic nuclear missiles "Oak" on the island. They did not want to do it the amicable
way, now let them deal with this," Putin said.
This is from mid last year. How it managed to go unreported in any of the western media best me.
Its understandable that the Russians have been warning for a long time of an adequate response to the thread.
But this does not bode well.
Seychelles in the Indian Ocean has always been in the zone of Soviet influence. In 1981, the Soviet Navy helped the government to prevent the military
coup and before the collapse of the USSR the Soviets had a constant presence in the area. In June of 2012, at the opening of an Orthodox church in the
capital city of Victoria, James Michel spoke of Russia's role in combating piracy and supported the Russian idea to build a pier in the port of
Victoria, designed for the reception of the Navy warships of Russian Federation.
The intentions were announced on July 27 by the Russian Navy Commander Vice Admiral Viktor Chirkov. "At the international level, the creation of
logistics points in Cuba, the Seychelles and Vietnam is being worked out," Chirkov was quoted by the media. The issue was specifically discussed at
the meeting with the leaders of all countries. President of Vietnam Truong Tan Sang has recently held talks with Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev in
Moscow and President Putin in Sochi. Cuban leader Raul Castro met with Putin in Moscow earlier this month. A little earlier the President of the
Republic of Seychelles, James Michel made an unequivocal statement.
So it is Vietnam, at the heart of US/Western standoff against the Chinese in the South East Asian theatre, the Seychelles on the East Coast of Africa,
and Cuba, in the heart of US influence.
Is there any way of verifying these claims other than Pravda reports? Can someone google earth Cuba knowing what to look for? Does Obama know about
this but is keeping quiet so the public doesnt call for war with the Russians? Is gun control the st step to a Russian/Chinese invasion?
Many "ifs" with all this....would appreciate those with more experience and knowledge (and memory of the Cuban Missile Crisis) to share their