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Prelude to Caribbean Crisis 2.0? Russia reportedly eyes air base off Venezuela's coast

As Washington is determined to leave the landmark INF Treaty, it seems Moscow is looking for a response. Russian media has cited diplomatic sources as saying that Moscow is eyeing a strategic air base off Venezuela's coast.
The arrival of two Russian Tu-160 strategic bombers to Venezuela earlier this month has provoked a nervous reaction from Washington and led to a brief heated exchange between the US and Russian officials. This might have been a prelude to a more ambitious endeavor, Russia's Nezavisimaya Gazeta (NG) daily revealed, citing military and diplomatic sources.

Sources told the paper that Moscow seeks to create a semi-permanent base for the Russian long-range aviation on one of Venezuela's islands in the Caribbean Sea as it prepares for “long-time military presence” in the US 'backyard'.

The base was allegedly planned to be established on the Orchila Island located in the Caribbean Sea some 160 kilometers away from the Venezuelan capital of Caracas. The isle hosts a Venezuelan airfield and a Navy base and was already visited by the Russian military ten years ago. The late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez even offered Russia to set up an air base there back in 2008, the NG reported, adding that Moscow hesitated to make such a decision at that time.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The President of the Unhinged, Surveilled State of Amerika, is like a truly naive child, when it comes even beginning to understand that his decisions may have unintended consequences.

Russia's talking to Maduro about the US pullout from the INF Treaty, creating a potential for Russia to be invited to build a base in Venezuela... was only one of those unintended consequences.

And I swear to you, this Administration desperately needs at least SOMEONE on their team who can think a scenario through to its logical conclusion, because the quality of thinking, coming out of this administration, deeply concerns me about the trajectories of both foreign, and domestic policies.

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