Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Russia Sending Bomber Patrols To Caribbean In Response To Obama Weakness

The Monroe Doctrine has just been supplanted by the Obama Doctrine. Russia has announced that it will be running bomber patrols far too close to the mainland U.S., in the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico, as a show of strength...

(Washington Examiner) Less than 10 days ago, NATO supreme allied commander in Europe, Gen. Philip Breedlove, said the Russians are running the tests to send a “message” to the West. “They're messaging us, you know, that they are a great power and that they have the ability to exert these kinds of influences in our thinking,” Breedlove said.

The flights will continue, Shoigu said, because “the current situation" requires a Russian presence.

The increase in flights also come after NATO’s chief commander accused Russia of sending troops and tanks into Ukraine — a claim quickly denied by Moscow.

Ian Kearns, director of the European Leadership Network, a London-based think tank, told the AP that the Russian military is using the patrols to be "more visible and more assertive in its actions."

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Posted By: Chris Carmouche