Argentina to Host Russian Military Bases While America Sleeps



Argentina, South America’s second largest country, has agreed to host Russian military bases on the South American continent. Long a political ally of militant Islam, Argentina seeks to bring economic relief to the region. Argentina, and its close ally, Venezuela, have long been on friendly terms with Iran and this latest move opens the door to another political foe of the United States.

While the world — and the US — have been fixated on the events happening in Ukraine, the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, has been inking deals with leaders in Latin America. First discussed by Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu in February, Putin intends to set up arm forces units and increase munitions sales in the Latin American realm.

Moscow’s plan comes on the heels of a recent statement from Iran involving the patrolling of waters off of the American coast. Russia and Iran have sited their reasons as being the increased US military presence near their borders. The US has urged the stretching of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to push up against the Russian perimeter.

The formation of indefinite Russian bases and a strong Russian existence in the Western Hemisphere will be a challenge to US policies and will diminish Washington’s influence. With South America in Russia’s good graces, the country will have a base to coordinate and store offensive weapons, putting another challenge in place for US homeland defenses.

America has never had sufficient missile defenses along its southern borders and cannot adequately defend against any missile strike coming from the south. Additionally, Russia has been sending missile bearing nuclear submarines to the South Hemisphere for 3 years.

Experts, including former Strategic Defense Initiative Director Henry Cooper, have been saying that America needs to utilize the existing Aegis defense framework in the southern parts of the US.

An Electro-Magnetic Pulse, EMP, attack could destroy the fragile US electrical grid along with other infrastructure upon which America has come to rely. An attack could conceivably last months and would have the possibility of killing up to 90 percent of the American population through starvation and lack of medical attention.

Published reports in South America say that Putin is seeking to create military bases in Cuba, Nicaragua, Venezuela and Argentina. All four countries are close partners of Moscow. Sources say that Putin will focus on Nicaragua because of its relatively stable political and economic environment. The Russian leader is concerned with Venezuela and Argentina’s instability since both countries are experiencing significant economic problems. Demonstrations have recently begun eroding the support of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and unrest is growing over Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner’s corrupt and inefficient administration.

The increase in Russian military appearance in South America would give Moscow the capability to start combat missions not only in Latin America but also North America as well. Latin American periodicals are reporting that the Obama administration is doing nothing to counter Russian, Iranian or Chinese expansion in the hemisphere.

The current American administration has already announced the end of the Monroe Doctrine, a nineteenth century declaration that says any efforts by European nations to colonize land in North or South America would be considered acts of aggression which would trigger US retaliation.

In a speech before the Organization of American States in November, US Secretary of State John Kerry announced the ending of the Monroe Doctrine. Saying that the relationship which America seeks and have worked to foster is “…not about a United States declaration…” in regard to how it will interfere in the affairs of other countries in the hemisphere.

Kerry’s statement didn’t take into consideration the possibility that US adversaries would set up bases in the Western Hemisphere at the request of Argentina and other regional governments.

By Jerry Nelson

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120 Responses to Argentina to Host Russian Military Bases While America Sleeps

  1. jgalt October 24, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    Visited Argentina in 2010 with my son, and we had a great time. Western Argentina is totally different from Buenos Aires, and the people are much friendlier. Too much protesting and armed confrontation in BA, as the authorities stood at the ready with automatic weapons at the never-ending protests. The problem is the government will sign anything with the Russians, or Chinese, and allow military bases, purely to save themselves from their corruption and incompetence that has devastated the Argentinian people and their economy. That is the only way that Christine and her minions can survive.

  2. Enki September 4, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    Sure Argentina will host Russian military bases and the borders will be open to the Russians in case of atomic catastrophe, U.S will construct a missile shield in Poland and Estonia to block Russian nuclear capability but Russia will surround the U.S from Argentina to Venezuela with similar weapons.

  3. Concerned August 6, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    To all russia is try to stear up trouble within the America’s. Wanting to reclaim past Soviet Designs and divisions within Latin America. In truth Putin cares nothing of South American nations. Russia suppresses their own people within Russia itself. That is why almost all of the former soviet republics have turned towards Nato to safe guard there true independence from Russia. It has been out of fear of Russia these Nations have line up to Join Nato. Dont Be fooled, by Putin and the Russian agenda.

    • burda79foty November 12, 2014 at 1:21 am

      Talk about “Soviet designs” is at least naiv. The Soviet Union is history and shall not return. Today’s Russia is not USSR, and not a communist state. Some people just don’t get it, like that loony McCain. To claim “Almost all of the former soviet republics have turned towards Nato to safe guard there true independence from Russia” is a proof of ignorance. The fact is, that Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, and Uzbekistan have rejoined in a military cooperation treaty just to outbalance the NATO’s aggressive behaviour eastwards. Merely Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania joined NATO. Putin does for Russia what any true national leader would do for his own country; he defends Russia’s interests, without being aggressive outwards. Don’t be fooled by Western media. The major threat, the real aggressiveness towards the world’s peace today comes from NATO, not Putin. Watch the countries conducting war in the world. You won’t find Russia among them.


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