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  1. #1
    North Pole Resident

    Thumbs up Russia To Send Military To Venezuela For a Joint Military Exercise In The Caribbean

    This is great idea. I am sure in the future out good friend Hugo will build anti-US (anti-American Empire) military alliance in Latin America.



    From ABC news:


    Monday, September 08, 2008 | 11:09 AM

    MOSCOW -- Russia said Monday it will send a naval squadron and anti-submarine patrol planes to Venezuela this year for a joint military exercise in the Caribbean, a deployment that comes amid increasingly tense relations with the United States.
    Russia's Foreign Ministry spokesman Andrei Nesterenko said the exercise was planned before Russia's war last month with Georgia "and it's unrelated to the current political situation and the developments in the Caucasus."
    "If this exercise takes place, it won't be directed against interests of any third party," Nesterenko said at a briefing.
    The announcement was made just a week after Prime Minister Vladimir Putin warned that Russia would mount an unspecified response to recent U.S. aid shipments to Georgia.

    Source: 7online.com: Russia to send military to Venezuela 9/08/08




    From MSNBC:

    Russia to hold military exercise with Venezuela

    Moscow to send naval squadron, anti-submarine patrol planes to region
    Mon., Sept. 8, 2008
    MOSCOW - Russia said Monday it will send a naval squadron and anti-submarine patrol planes to Venezuela this year for a joint military exercise in the Caribbean, a deployment that comes amid increasingly tense relations with the United States.
    Russia's Foreign Ministry spokesman Andrei Nesterenko said the exercise was planned before Russia's war last month with Georgia "and it's unrelated to the current political situation and the developments in the Caucasus."
    "If this exercise takes place, it won't be directed against interests of any third party," Nesterenko said at a briefing.

    READ MORE -- Russia to hold military exercise with Venezuela - Venezuela - MSNBC.com

  2. #2
    North Pole Resident

    Re: Russia To Send Military To Venezuela For a Joint Military Exercise In The Caribbe

    I checked American media today, and it sems like they already wet their pants....



    From LA Times:


    Russia ships to join Venezuela naval exercises in Caribbean
    Four Russian vessels and 1,000 Russian military personnel are to participate.


    The move could further strain Washington-Moscow ties.
    By Chris Kraul, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer

    September 8, 2008

    BOGOTA, COLOMBIA -- The Venezuelan government announced Sunday that four Russian naval vessels will participate in joint exercises in the Caribbean this year, a move that could heighten already strained relations between Washington and Moscow.
    Venezuela's naval intelligence chief, Adm. Salbatore Cammarata Bastidas, said in a statement that a task force including four Russian naval vessels and 1,000 Russian military personnel would take part in mid-November exercises with Venezuelan frigates, patrol boats, submarines and aircraft.
    Hugo Chavez A-ZThe announcement came shortly after Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin warned that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's deployment of several warships to the Black Sea in the aftermath of Russia's invasion of Georgia last month would not go unanswered. It was not immediately clear whether the two events were linked.

    The Russian agreement to send ships also could be seen as part of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's campaign to build up his military, an effort that includes arms deals, a proposed hemispheric South American Defense Council and a recent decree that gives his armed forces a greater role in carrying out his social agenda.

    Chavez, a strident critic of the United States, has said the actions are to ward off what he has described as U.S. imperialist designs on Venezuela and other Latin American countries. He has accused the U.S. of supporting a 2002 coup attempt against him.


    Chavez particularly is unhappy with the re-formation of the U.S. Navy's 4th Fleet, based in Mayport, Fla., which was disbanded in 1953 but is now patrolling the Caribbean.
    Officials at the U.S. military's Southern Command in Miami have said the 4th Fleet's re-creation is organizational in purpose and is not a response to tensions with Chavez. It involves no addition to forces already stationed at Mayport, the Southern Command said.
    The announcement of the November exercises did not come as a total surprise. Chavez said during a visit to Russia in July that its ships and airplanes were welcome in Venezuela. In Sunday's statement, the Chavez government said an adjutant to Russian Adm. Popov Fedorovichhad been in Venezuela to plan the event.

    Cammarata also said Russian vessels may appear in the region before the exercises.

    Flush with oil revenue, Venezuela has spent $4 billion since 2004 on military hardware, purchased mainly from Russia, according to the Security and Democracy Foundation of Caracas. Those deals included the purchase of 53 Russian helicopters and 24 Sukhoi fighter jets. Venezuela is also buying rights and technology for a Kalashnikov assault rifle factory near Caracas.

    Russia ships to join Venezuela naval exercises in Caribbean - Los Angeles Times


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    Commander of the Novorossiisk Navy base Sergei Menyailo, left, and Abkhazian leader Sergei Bagapsh, right, are seen during a welcome ceremony at the port of Sukhumi, the capital of Abkhazia, Georgia's breakaway province, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008. Russia's missile cruiser, the Aurora, and two missile boats, anchored at the port of Sukhumi, the capital of Abkhazia, some 180 miles north of Batumi. The Russian Navy says the ships will be involved in peacekeeping operations.


  3. #3
    North Pole Resident

    Re: Russia To Send Military To Venezuela For a Joint Military Exercise In The Caribbe

    Russia to base nuclear warship and anti-submarine aircraft in Venezuela


    (Russia said on Monday it would send a heavily-armed nuclear-powered cruiser to the Caribbean for a joint naval exercise with Venezuela, its first major manoeuvres on the United States' doorstep since the Cold War. Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Andrei Nesterenko said on Monday that the naval mission to Venezuela would include the nuclear-powered battle cruiser "Peter the Great", one of the world's largest combat battleships)

    "Before the end of the year, as part of a long-distance expedition, we plan a visit to Venezuela by a Russian navy flotilla... and the temporary basing of anti-submarine aircraft of the Russian Navy at an airport in Venezuela," spokesman Andrei Nesterenko was quoted by Reuters as saying. The Venezuelan navy announced Saturday that four Russian ships with almost 1,000 sailors aboard would carry out joint manoeuvres with the navy of Caracas leftist government in Venezuelan territorial waters on November 10-14. The four ships will include the Peter the Great nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser and the Admiral Chabanenko anti-submarine ship, Nesterenko told a briefing in Moscow. The visit has been planned for a long time and "is not in any way connected to the current situation in the Caucasus," said Nesterenko, referring to tensions over Russia’s incursion into U.S. ally Georgia in August. "It is not aimed at any third country," he said. Medvedev accused the United States of rearming Georgia under the guise of humanitarian aid, after Friday’s arrival of the U.S. Navy's Mediterranean flagship at a key Georgian port close to where Russian troops are patrolling. "I wonder how they would like it if we sent humanitarian assistance using our navy to countries of the Caribbean that have suffered from the recent hurricanes," Medvedev said.

    HIGH VISIBILITY

    The 'Peter the Great' is large and heavily armed with both surface-to-surface and around 500 surface-to-air missiles, Jon Rosamund, the editor of Jane's Navy International, a specialist publication told Reuters. "On paper it's an immensely powerful ship," he said. "We are not really sure if this is a show of force or if it poses a viable operational capability at this stage," Rosamund said. "These ships have far more capability, on paper, than the U.S. destroyers that went to the Black Sea, but it's difficult to compare capacity," Rosamund said. "The Russian navy is keen to be seen on the world stage." Admiral Eduard Baltin, former commander of Russia's Black Sea Fleet, said the Caribbean manoeuvres meant "Russia is returning to the stage in its power and international relations which it, regrettably, lost at the end of last century". "No one loves the weak," Baltin was quoted as saying by Russia's Interfax news agency. Leftist-populist President Hugo Chavez, a harsh critic of the U.S. government, has forged closer ties with Moscow including arms supply and production deals. Chavez has supported Moscow in the Georgia conflict, and stressed that "Russia is rising up again as a global power." Russia’s defense ministry in July denied a report it was considering basing bomber aircraft in Cuba in retaliation for U.S. missile defense plans in Eastern Europe. "We regard these sorts of reports from anonymous sources as disinformation," RIA Novosti quoted defense ministry spokesman Ilshat Baichurin as saying.

    Source: Russia to base nuclear warship and anti-submarine aircraft in Venezuela

  4. #4
    justoneman

    Re: Russia To Send Military To Venezuela For a Joint Military Exercise In The Caribbe

    The daily propaganda from the Kremlin.

    And people thought the KGB was gone.

  5. #5
    Zaragrunudgeyon

    Re: Russia To Send Military To Venezuela For a Joint Military Exercise In The Caribbe

    Good gravy, this is REALLY bad news.

  6. #6
    Ausinus

    Re: Russia To Send Military To Venezuela For a Joint Military Exercise In The Caribbe

    Quote Originally Posted by Zaragrunudgeyon View Post
    Good gravy, this is REALLY bad news.
    Since when do you care about any country that isnt America? This is a political flex, nothing will result from it.

  7. #7
    roobarb

    Re: Russia To Send Military To Venezuela For a Joint Military Exercise In The Caribbe

    I think you should be flattered the KGB dedicates itself to providing us all the truth. I know I am delighted. In fact I wet my pants.

  8. #8
    Zaragrunudgeyon

    Re: Russia To Send Military To Venezuela For a Joint Military Exercise In The Caribbe

    Quote Originally Posted by ausinus View Post
    since when do you care about any country that isnt america? This is a political flex, nothing will result from it.
    really?,, how the hell do you know? The russians will sneak in and set up missiles as close as they can get. Does this not concern you?

  9. #9
    Ausinus

    Re: Russia To Send Military To Venezuela For a Joint Military Exercise In The Caribbe

    Quote Originally Posted by Zaragrunudgeyon View Post
    really?,, how the hell do you know? The russians will sneak in and set up missiles as close as they can get. Does this not concern you?
    Not particularly. Russia doesnt possess the finance to pose a real threat to the United States anymore.

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