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    Russia to expand its worldwide military presence

    http://news.yahoo.com/russia-expand-...5TQxwAqu_QtDMD

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia says it plans to expand its worldwide military presence by seeking permission for navy ships to use ports in Latin America, Asia and elsewhere.

    Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Wednesday in remarks carried by Russian news agencies the military was conducting talks with Algeria, Cyprus, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Cuba, Seychelles, Vietnam and Singapore.

    He said that it was essential for the Russian navy to be able to call at their ports to service its ships.

    Shoigu said Russia was also talking to some of those countries asking them to allow long-range bombers to use their air bases for refueling.

    President Vladimir Putin has launched a massive military modernization program and sought to demonstrate Russia’s global reach by sending navy ships to the Mediterranean, Latin America and other areas....


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    They will overspend........again. Large empires are no longer sustainable, ask the British.
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    Think of all the effort by previous presidents that will fade away, just as happened in Iraq under the annointed one. Kennedy's Cuba missile crisis--victory gone. Reagan's tearing down the wall--invalidated. Russia moves on; we retreat. It's a disgrace.

    BTW, it didn't take Putie Put long to assert Russian power against the Ukraine, did it? Finish those Winter Olympics, begin the crushing of the Ukraine. The hell with the people leaning toward the West, wanting to be free. Obama doesn't give a damn.
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    I am not even sure we have an operational nuclear arsenal any longer. It was never intended for one man to have the power our current president has, it has increased steadily since the civil war and our current president has made the biggest power grabs of all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    I am not even sure we have an operational nuclear arsenal any longer. It was never intended for one man to have the power our current president has, it has increased steadily since the civil war and our current president has made the biggest power grabs of all.
    And to think all the sheeple talked about what a "nice guy" he is, a really fun guy, someone you can have a beer with. Nixon scared people with his 5 o'clock shadow, his slightly sinister looks (although he was a shy man and not outwardly congenial). Obama fools people with his "cool" demeanor. Yet I don't think there's a president in history who unleashed the IRS on his enemies the way O does or controls the press in his unique, dictatorial way.
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    Is the Cold War back?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobJohnson View Post
    Is the Cold War back?
    Not sure it ever left. Just took a hiatus.
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