Anti-Russia hysteria in the USA notched up several degrees last year after the Kremlin dispatched a couple TU-160’s to Venezuela, triggering speculation that Vladimir Putin was preparing to open an airbase in the Caribbean Sea.
But considering NATO’s massive footprint on Russia’s doorstep in Eastern Europe isn’t Washington being a bit hypocritical in its condemnation?
Judging by the reaction to the Russian ‘White Swans’ being spotted outside of their natural habitats, you’d have thought that Russia had just organized a full-scale mobilization on the US border.
Back then despite assurances given in 1990 to Soviet premier Mikhail Gorbachev by then US Secretary of State James Baker, that the military bloc would never move “one inch eastward, the way US-led NATO has nudged up to the Russian border ever since.
This time around US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sounded off on Twitter after the Russian aircraft completed their non-stop 10,000 km transatlantic journey.
The Russian and Venezuelan people should see two corrupt governments squandering public funds, and squelching liberty and freedom while their people suffer.”
That remark is rather laughable when it is considered that the US taxpayer must cough up over $700 billion annually to satisfy the thirst of the military-industrial complex and its global network of 800+ military franchises.
To put that amount into perspective, the USA spends more on its military than China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, India, France, the UK and Japan combined.
The prospect of being on the receiving end of a US-regime change operation has made much of the world believe that the USA is now the main threat to global peace today.
However, it is not very difficult to imagine a situation where Caracas, for example, which is experiencing very hostile relations with Washington, gives Russia the green light to use part of its territory for military purposes.
Strategic Culture Organization / ABC Flash Point Caribbean News 2019.