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Official: Cuba, Venezuela May Host Russian Strategic Bombers

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.

“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.”

Interfax reported he said earlier that Cuba has air bases with four or five runways long enough for the huge bombers and could be used to host the long-range planes.

Two Russian bombers landed in Venezuela last year in what experts said was the first Western Hemisphere touchdown of Russian military craft since the end of the Cold War.

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1 response to Official: Cuba, Venezuela May Host Russian Strategic Bombers

  1. Read all these articles and then refer to the UN’s lunatic plan for Iran to send its 10% enriched uranium to Russia so that Russian scientists can enrich it to 20% to be used for medical (!!!) purposes. What is wrong with the world’s journalists that they haven’t crawled all over this story in light of what is written here — all these relatively recent stories? How can a thinking person miss the fact that neither Iran nor Russia can be trusted, given past performances of both to adhering to previous international agreements. Is the UN kidding? The rest of the world is going to feel safe and satisfied with Iran’s nuclear program by having Iran send its uranium to Russia for enrichment? It may be that this new proposal is simply that mind boggling that it has gone straight past most people’s radar right into outer space. Whatever is going on, it’s too ludicrous for words.

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