Posted by: rotenochsen | March 16, 2009

IS THIS THE BEGINING OF OBAMA’S CUBAN “MISSLE CRISIS”?

 





The Media and Obama himself, likes to refer to him as another JFK. Well as most of you know JFK was confronted with a Cuban missile crisis in the early 60S when the Soviet Union placed ICBMS capable of carrying atom weapons inside multiple bases in Cuba. This resulted in a blockade of the Ocean around Cuba, and eventually the Soviet Union pulled the missiles out of Cuba, but for a moment in time we were threatened by a nuclear war!

Now the Associated Press is reporting the following: ” MOSCOW – A Russian Air Force chief said Saturday that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has offered an island as a temporary base for strategic Russian bombers, the Interfax news agency reported.

The chief of staff of Russia’s long range aviation, Maj. Gen. Anatoly Zhikharev, also said Cuba could be used to base the aircraft, Interfax reported.

The Kremlin, however, said the situation was hypothetical.This is not entirely true, as a report in the London Times Today illustrates. “Russia resumed patrols by its long-distance strategic bombers(TU-160s) in August 2007 after a 15-year hiatus, noting at the time that it was mirroring the United States, which did not suspend its global bomber patrols after the Cold War”.

Last year, Russia temporarily based a pair of Tu-160 bombers at an airbase in Venezuela in a carefully choreographed display of force regarded as a warning to the US. Cuba’s ruling Castro family and Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez have formed a Left-wing alliance designed to counter Washington’s hegemony in Latin America.

“The military is speaking about technical possibilities, that’s all,” Alexei Pavlov, a Kremlin official, told The Associated Press. “If there will be a development of the situation, then we can comment,” he said.

Zhikharev said Chavez had offered “a whole island with an airdrome, which we can use as a temporary base for strategic bombers,” the agency reported. “If there is a corresponding political decision, then the use of the island … by the Russian Air Force is possible.”

You can be certain that if the Russians do not take up the offer from Chavez. The Chinese Communists will seriously consider the offer.

In May 1960, Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev promised military assistance to the beleaguered Castro regime in Cuba. Two years later, he saw that the USSR’s relations with Cuba also represented a unique opportunity to offset the threat posed to Moscow by US nuclear missiles based in Turkey. In addition to aircraft, air defence systems, armoured vehicles, and troops, Khrushchev offered a selection of nuclear-armed medium and intermediate range ballistic missiles. Castro accepted the offer and within months the USA and the USSR were on the verge of all-out nuclear war.

On 14 October 1962, following indications of increased military activity on Cuba and a growing Soviet presence, an American U-2 aircraft photographed missile sites in western Cuba. Subsequent intelligence indicated that the missiles—SS-4 and SS-5, both with 1 megaton warheads—had the ability to reach almost the entire continental USA, including every Strategic Air Command base. On 22 October 1962, after intense debate in the Executive Committee (ExComm) of the National Security Council, during which the possibilities of aerial bombardment or invasion of Cuba were discussed, US Pres John Kennedy announced a maritime blockade to prevent further shipments of missiles and military equipment.

Kennedy also demanded that Khrushchev dismantle and remove all missiles from Cuba. For six terrifying days, the two superpowers considered their options until on 28 October Khrushchev agreed to Kennedy’s demands. In return, the USA agreed never to invade Cuba and (secretly) to remove its missiles from Turkey.Source:West’s Encyclopedia

The problem I have with this situation that now presents itself is that all the signs coming out of the White House are appeasement and diplomacy. Obama even said he would talk to “moderate” Taliban leaders. No such thing exists!
He is also making nice with Communist China, ignoring their obvious human rights violations and their naked aggression in Tibet. Of course he needs the Chinese to buy billions more of our Bonds to finance his welfare state plans, so I guess expediency is the answer for him.
He also has made hints of concessions to Russia by saying he is reconsidering placement of missile defense weapons in Poland. This before using this move a “chip” to offer the Russians if they do not place bombers in Venezuela or Cuba or both.

Certainly Obama has access to CIA, NSA and State Department information that should have alerted him about the potential deals in Cuba and Venezuela with Russia. Yet he made the concession to consider not placing the anti-missile weapons long before the Media and the public learned about the deal.Chosing to use diplomacy and “jawboning” rather than confronting Russia, and to compound the problem he is lifting all embargos and travel restrictions on a Country, Cuba, that may be a launching pad for Russian bombers!

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