Skip to comments.Why Russian Nuclear Bombers are in Venezuela
Posted on 01/05/2019 2:26:49 PM PST by CondoleezzaProtege
When two of Russias most modern, nuclear-capable bombers landed in Venezuela earlier this week, American officials quickly took note.
#Russia's government has sent bombers halfway around the world to #Venezuela. The Russian and Venezuelan people should see this for what it is: two corrupt governments squandering public funds, and squelching liberty and freedom while their people suffer. pic.twitter.com/bCBGbGtaHT
Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) December 11, 2018
The arrival of the Tu-160 White Swan strategic bombers in Caracas on Monday serves to remind the United States that Russia can still project military might into the Western hemisphere.
The Tu-160 bombers were manufactured at the end of the Cold War and are among the most advanced strategic bombers in the world. They are capable of flying at twice the speed of sound and carrying both conventional and nuclear-armed cruise missiles that have a range of more than 3,400 miles.
Russias decision to land bombers in Venezuela also comes as the U.S. plans to pull out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty...
This is Russia trying to force the U.S. to say, listen, if you withdraw from this and if you make these moves in Europe, we will make these moves as well, says Diego Moya-Ocampos, a Venezuela analyst for IHS Markit.
For Venezuela, whose collapsing economy has led to chronic food and medicine shortages, the Russian mission represents a useful cameo on the world stage. President Nicolas Maduro will also be happy of a demonstration to potential opponents in the Venezuelan military that he still has powerful friends in Moscow, Moya-Ocampos said.
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Because our globalist faction here in the USA are screwing around in Ukraine.
So the Russians stick it to us with THIS.
Pocket knife rattling
They’ll make excellent targets.
Actually, it’s because Putin thinks Venezuela matters
Venezuela doesn’t matter. Venezuela doesn’t count
Probably just like a lot of US Air Force flights, Colonels want their flight pay and a vacation.
Russia's Tu-160 White Swan, comparable to America's B-1B Lancer.
If it’s true that the Russki cruise missiles have a range of 3400 miles then 3/4 of the US is within target range moments after those bombers take off from Venezuelan soil.
Will the Venezuelans strip them of parts to sell for food?
Any fighter support - of just bombers? How about air-refueling, any tanker support?
Mu guess is, if that day ever comes, they’ll try to use some of their remaining subs to launch a cruise missile strike on D.C. which will hit first.
Of course, I’m all for Ohio’s, etc. to be on constant patrol for the payback.
Put the Pershings back in Western Europe.
Unless I’m mistaken, these bombers are not a threat to us.
Not an immediate one, no. At least, IMHO.
The Democrats right now are doing more damage to the United States of America than the Russians did in 50 years.
Putin must be laughing himself silly.
I'm sure he his. Nobody pushes Putin around, he's got nuts. Trump could learn a thing or two from him.
Bernie Sanders spent his honeymoon in Moscow. And Margaret Sanger (founder of Planned Parenthood) spent large swaths ofbher time there as well. Most of the seeds of today's destruction were sown in American media, in academia, during the Cold War by Soviet enthusiasts and infiltrators.
It also doesn't help that today's Russia refuses to recant of its Soviet past and idealizes it instead.
A little tit for tat.
What a pathetic comment sailor. If anything indicative of the sorry state of conservatism which is just as responsible for the Soviet-loving Dems taking control of our country.
Putin is a coward who can’t leave power lest he be punished for numerous crimes against and looting of his own people. If you love him so much, why not try living under his thumb?
Don’t forget Comrade De Blasio honeymooned in Cuba, was it?
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