Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Caribbean is vital to U.S. security

 Russian military planes at a Caracas airport, with reports saying they carried 35 tons of military hardware and around 100 soldiers
3-27-2019   Major news sources pay little attention to this region, but the Caribbean is vital to U.S. security.  This sea not only connects the East Coast with the Pacific Ocean via the Panama Canal, it guards the mouth of the Gulf of Mexico.  Half of America’s seaborne trade passes through the Gulf.  So a foreign power that controls the Caribbean could cripple the U.S. economy by restricting its access to oceanic shipping.
This geographic reality is why Russia and China want to challenge U.S. dominance in the Caribbean.  These aspiring superpowers are forging alliances with socialist governments in Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela . If these Latin dictatorships become staging grounds for Russia and China, a coalition of nations could potentially cut off U.S. access to the Panama Canal and seal off the Straits of Florida and the Yucat√°n Channel. https://www.thetrumpet.com/18815-russia-sends-troops-to-venezuela-in-upset-to-possible-intervention

1 comment:

  1. This rather reminds me of the placing of I.C.B.M.s in Cuba, precipitating the Cuban Missile Crisis. Now that the U.S. wants to play 'regime change' in Venezuela, it offers an irresistible opportunity for Russia to play tit for tat about NATO's expansion into former Soviet territories, complete with missile installations.