Russia Responds To US Warning: Expands Military Presence Globally

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Shortly after the US warned Russia over its "provocative actions" with regard Ukraine...


RiaNovosti reports defense minister Sergei Shoigu saying Russia plans "to expand permanent military presence outside its borders by placing military bases in a number of foreign countries," including Vietnam, Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, the Seychelles, and Singapore. "The talks are under way, and we are close to signing the relevant documents," Shoigu told reporters in Moscow.

Via RiaNovosti,

Russia is planning to expand its permanent military presence outside its borders by placing military bases in a number of foreign countries, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Wednesday.


Shoigu said the list includes Vietnam, Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, the Seychelles, Singapore and several other countries.


The talks are under way, and we are close to signing the relevant documents,” Shoigu told reporters in Moscow.


The minister added that the negotiations cover not only military bases but also visits to ports in such countries on favorable conditions as well as the opening of refueling sites for Russian strategic bombers on patrol.


Moscow currently has only one naval base outside the former Soviet Union – in Tartus, Syria, but the fate of this naval facility is uncertain because of the ongoing civil war in that country.


Post-Soviet Russia closed a large naval base in Vietnam and a radar base in Cuba in 2002 due to financial constraints.


However, Russia has started reviving its navy and strategic aviation since mid-2000s, seeing them as a tool to project the Russian image abroad and to protect its national interests around the globe.


Now, Moscow needs to place such military assets in strategically important regions of the world to make them work effectively toward the goal of expanding Russia’s global influence.

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Wed, 02/26/2014 - 20:37 | 4482717 Looney
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Shoigu said the list includes Vietnam, Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, the Seychelles, Singapore and several other countries

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 20:38 | 4482719 THX 1178
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Inertia creeps, moving up slowly....

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 20:39 | 4482725 Looney
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Shoigu said the list includes Vietnam, Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, the Seychelles, Singapore and several other countries

What about MEXICO?   ;-)


Wed, 02/26/2014 - 20:41 | 4482731 bania
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John, why the long face?

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 20:43 | 4482737 Looney
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It ain't that long, comparing to Hillary's left nipple. ;-)


Wed, 02/26/2014 - 20:46 | 4482752 Boris Alatovkrap
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You are create much disturbing imagery. Please now excuse as Boris is throw up little in mouth.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 20:53 | 4482781 StacksOnStacks
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Aren't we giving Vietnam Nuclear fuel and instructions on how to enrich it and shit?  Bullish I guess.



Wed, 02/26/2014 - 21:03 | 4482835 knukles
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Not to be demeaning or rude, but Vlad just rubbed the Kenyon's face in it again.
Big time.

There is no hope left.
Any people with even half a dim-witted brain will be concluding it is better to be Vlad's Bud than Obie's Sucker

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 21:07 | 4482845 Flakmeister
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How so, pray tell?

Vlad is currently running around trying to get Humpty back together again....

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 21:12 | 4482876 Overfed
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Vlad is doing nothing more than just giving O'bomb-a the finger. Simple as that.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 21:24 | 4482920 Pasadena Phil
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Exactly. Russia's navy does not have the tools to project serious power very far. They are just taunting Obama knowing that this administration is clueless. Kerry issues another warning and Putin answers with that warship that just pulled into Havana a few hours ago.

This isn't a matter of the US not having the resources but of not having the spine at the top.  I wouldn't be surprised if Obama responded by recruiting McCain to negotiate over Ukraine ordering the new government to knuckle under to the Russians. Let's not forget that McCain and Kerry were telling the rebels to accept the EU compromise which they rejected and then succeeded in toppling the corrupt government to the West's consternation.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 21:29 | 4482952 Overfed
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Yup. Vlad has O'bomb-a's number, and he knows he can tell this administration to just go fuck themselves, and they won't do a damn thing about it except bluster out another empty warning. O'bomb-a and Co. need to learn to shut the fuck up already.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 21:56 | 4483041 BLOTTO
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Im a believer that 'they' own both sides of this conflict like they have in the else do you control the outcome?


If its not, how is it that the end result works out for our controllers every single time and the masses lose?

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 09:03 | 4483986 General Decline
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Well said

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 22:22 | 4483124 Boris Alatovkrap
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Vlad is more muscle in pinky finger than is Barry in all of Reggie Love hind quarter.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 09:44 | 4484091 Truthseeker2
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"The US-EU blatant intervention in the overthrow of the Ukrainian Government will not go unanswered by Russia.  While the time and the place and the way remain a mystery, the will of Putin is well known."


Thu, 02/27/2014 - 08:55 | 4483964 Lost My Shorts
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Y'alls crazy, and your obsession with Vlad's pinky is embarrassing.

Russian relations with Ukraine mean much more to Russia than just a pissing match with Obomba.  They have teen tightening the vise for years, threatening annexation of Crimea, threatening annexation of the eastern Ukraine.  (No conicidence that things heat up just as the Olympics end, and Vlad no longer has that reason to make nice with the "international communicy.")  The borders of Ukraine have shifted wildly over the centuries, and the Soviet version included a lot of ethnically and linguistically Russian territory.  This is not a hornet's nest that the US can control or should try to control.  Don't take it from me; take it from Ron Paul.

You have this absurd idea that Obomba can dictate terms in our neighborhood (no Russian base in Nicaragua) and also dictate terms in Vlad's neighborhood.  Here is the recipe for a McCainya colada:  rum, Geritol, Xanax and banana juice.  Drink enough of those and anything is possible.  You can join the McCain Brigade to fight Vlad on the steppes of Russia, but count me out.  In the real world, all the US can do is maximize the price of Russia's maneuvers in Ukraine -- make controlling their own neighborhood expensive instead of cheap.  Judge Kerry on that, after enough time passes to judge.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 21:35 | 4482969 vened
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Q: What do you call the shittiest flake?
A: Flakmeister

flake. n. An unreliable person; someone who agrees to do something, but never follows through. 1. John called in sick to work again today. He's such a flake. 2.

miester - From the german "meister" meaning master.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 22:09 | 4483022 Flakmeister
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My fuck that was clever....

How long did it take you to figure it out....

And did mommy help a little or a lot?

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 22:24 | 4483133 Boris Alatovkrap
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You are very clever set up joke for trick people. You are master baiter.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 22:50 | 4483213 Flakmeister
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And you are a poor excuse for a Yakov Smirnoff wannabe....

At least be original and not some lame rip off with potty jokes...

At least my schtick is real and original....

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 08:51 | 4483953 StychoKiller
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Dem down arrows say you full of yerself...

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 09:58 | 4484144 Flakmeister
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Actually, the ratio is better than usual....

As if greenies here represent any relevant metric...

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 22:46 | 4483200 climber
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Last I checked the Russians are one of two countries in the world that have the capabilites to launch nuclear weapons in three different ways, so I do not know where you are getting that they do not have the tools to project serious power. 

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 22:51 | 4483219 Flakmeister
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Wed, 02/26/2014 - 22:53 | 4483226 climber
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Was that wrong?

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 23:05 | 4483262 Flakmeister
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Yes, because the way the game works, launching nukes is like tilting at pinball... Game over... Nobody wins...

 "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds."

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 23:56 | 4483401 Hephaestus
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Guess u nerver heard the term tactical nuke. Big bomb teeny package. A lot of those can go off without destroying the planet. Also over 2000 nukes have been detonated since WWII. Posted here before recently but it definitely suits the mood enjoy.

A Time-Lapse Map of Every Nuclear Explosion Since 1945

PS what do you guys think was on that ship that docked in CUBA?  




I think its all three loaded into long range versions of those holy hot shit hyper fast dodgy Russian anti ship missles. Retuned and refined for land targets.


Thu, 02/27/2014 - 10:09 | 4484132 Flakmeister
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Thanks for demonstrating the validity of my assertion

Ladies and Gentlmen, Exhibit B...

BTW, underground tests are not exactly a relevant comparison....

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 23:05 | 4483261 OZZIDOWNUNDER

ONLY illinformed Yank Wanks would think otherwise. USA Bully tactics will /are coming home to roost sooner than you might imagine.

USA has cut & run in every major conflict it has started since WW2. Gutless Wanks .

They call it a War to invade 3/4th World Countries -a clear superiority in Weapons & manpower & yet manage to look like the chicken shits they are in the end run.

Will be a BIG mistake to prod the Bear !

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 21:31 | 4482955 johnQpublic
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they've crossed the line

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 21:40 | 4482995 The Gooch
Wed, 02/26/2014 - 22:17 | 4483113 Flakmeister
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Yep, and it will be about as effective as me saying fuck you to some one on the boards here...

Putin has a lot of shit to set straight, lets see how it looks in 6 weeks...

Squashing Georgia or South Ossetia will be nothing compared to 45 million people over 600,000 sq km (slightly smaller than Texas)

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 22:25 | 4483126 Overfed
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Oh no, I disagree. It's another opportunity taken on the part of Vlad to make O'bomb-a and Co. look like the impotent fucking idiots that they are. On the world stage, no less. You can count on Crimea remaining under Russian influence for the forseeable future.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 22:44 | 4483195 Flakmeister
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The fate of Crimea, or at the very least Sevastapol, was never under debate...

And yes, there is no shortage of stupid Neo-con fantasies out there. Take it up with them...

It would also appear that you are blinded to a few realities. This game is played for keeps and there are no shortage of very competent hard assed pricks on either side in case you did not notice...

Let me put it this way, do you think there is a lick of difference between Putin and Dick Cheney?

Finally, quit insulting my intelligence with your overtly lame partisan bullshit. If you want to play for greenies take it elsewhere...

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 23:06 | 4483267 Overfed
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What in the world are you talking about? I don't play partisan, dude.

I'm fully aware of the stakes here (Russia/Ukraine), and the US/EU will back down. Putin will make fools of this administration and EU yet again.

BTW, do you think O'bomb-a is even slightly less evil than Cheney?

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 10:41 | 4484285 Graph
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Roar from Aurora ship in Seavastopol!

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 21:27 | 4482937 Calmyourself
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Flak, what are you doing here thought you were heading over to lecture Vlad on carbon dioxide and how excess plant food warms the earth unreasonably..  Hey did everyone see how Michael Mann is getting his ass handed to him by Ball and Steyn, muuhhhaaa 

Off topic but well worth it:

Scroll down past the babes.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 21:58 | 4483045 Flakmeister
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The proper way to look at it is that Steyn is the one getting Mann-SLAPPed...

I'll trust the Bunnies here at Rabetts House:


 The first counterclaim is

As a result of Plaintiff’s campaign to silence those who disagree with him on a highly controversial issue of great public importance, wrongful action and violation of the Anti-SLAPP Act, Steyn has been damaged and is entitled to damages, including but not limited to his costs and the attorneys’ fees he has incurred and will incur in the future in defending this action, all in an amount to be determined at trial, but in any event, not less than $5 million, plus punitive damages in the amount of $5 million.

 Mark Steyn, may have not noticed that the court has denied their special motion to dismiss under the DC Anti-SLAPP act Still pretending that nothing has happened Steyn’s first claim for damages, based on the DC Anti-SLAPP act appears to find something in that law that is not there, e.g. the possibility of an award for damages based on a violation of the anti-SLAPP act. Popcorn please. 

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 22:17 | 4483112 swmnguy
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Mark Steyn...the word that comes to mind is "odious."  Not even for political reasons.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 22:48 | 4483207 Calmyourself
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Odious, hmm because he beat up the kangaroo civil rights court in Canada or is he just funnier than you..

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 22:39 | 4483183 Calmyourself
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My reasoned response liar, liar..  Canadian courts are demanding Mann's metadata in discovery he refuses to release it.  He is toast along with the rest of the lying liar warmists.  Tell us Flak exactly what benefits can we expect if we do exactly what you want massive .gov control etc..  A perfect climate, cabbage the size of volkswagons, watermelons big enough to fit Al Gore in, what benefits should we expect?  There are benefits right...  Sell us your vision of almighty .gov..

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 22:46 | 4483199 Flakmeister
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Promise us that when Ball and Steyn get their asses hand to them, that you will fuck off and never post here again on climate...

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 22:50 | 4483214 Calmyourself
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Blow me guvlover...  Whose SUV was it that froze the thames for the frost festivals??  Cannot answer, bzzz, you lose..

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 23:15 | 4483298 Calmyourself
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You sell warming/change, are there no benefits to your Global Warming scam?  The stupidiest con man has some benefits to sell.  No wonder people will not stick their head in your noose, you cannot even sell the stupid thing on the benefits,  MASSIVE FAIL...

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 22:37 | 4483173 mendolover
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Wow!  OK I'm back.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 22:52 | 4483223 TheReplacement
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"Scroll down past the babes."


Wed, 02/26/2014 - 21:31 | 4482957 Ness.
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Vlad ain't alone.  You heard it here first.


To summarize: Japan, China, Russia, India and Iran: the countries which together account for the bulk of the world's productivity and combined are among the biggest explorers and producers of energy. And now they all have partial bilateral arrangements, and all of which will very likely expand their bilateral arrangements to multilateral, courtesy of Obama's foreign relations stance which by pushing the countries into a corner has forced them to find alternative, USD-exclusive, arrangements.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 22:53 | 4483227 Renewable Life
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Vlad, is FAR from "running around" do anything!  He just pulled off the most successful winter olympic in recent memory, just because most Americans think the world is still flat and that we are all still worshipped around the world still for our "love of freedom and justice for all"  Which of course is total and utter BS and if you've traveled outside the borders in the last 10 years, your WELL aware of this! All of Ukraine is not his objective, although 2/3 of Ukrainians identify with Russia more then Europe! 

However it doesn't mean becuase they identify more culturally with Russia, they trust Russia more, So this thing is far from over!

Second, Vlad didn't say anything about Naval bases, but military bases! And military bases give you the reason and opportunity to engage in that Countries affairs! Look at that list, and get ready for those Countries to be on the radar for the next proxy wars "the company" focuses on! 

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 01:11 | 4483538 TheMeatTrapper
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Obama's EBT crowd is running around sayin what a You Crane is and why they don't be havin' one. 

Oh, and don't forget - Humpty Fuckin Dumpty is a creepy ass white cracker.

Humpty White Assed Dumpty don't deserve to be put back together again on the back of the niggas that built this motherfuckin place!

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