Russia Is About To Start Spying on Us Again From Cuba

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The Russians invade a neighboring nation and annex new territory. The outraged Americans respond with financial sanctions and chest thumping. Moscow tips the conflict toward a boiling point by upping its military presence in Cuba, just a few hundred miles from Florida's borders.

Nope, it's not 1962. All of the above happened this week, with the latest development coming just this morning. Vladimir Putin is reportedly reopening a Cold War-era spy post just outside Havana at the urging of the Castro Regime. Welcome back to the good old days!

The news comes after Putin paid a visit to the Casto brothers last week and reportedly worked out a deal to forgive about $32 billion in Cold War-era debt the Cubans still owed to Russia.

In exchange, Putin will get to reopen a military listening post in Lourdes, just outside of Havana, where 28 acres of military facility are packed with satellite links and radio antennas.

The post was once a key piece of the Soviets spying power aimed at the United States; the New York Times reports that in 1993, Fidel Castro boasted that 75 percent of all the military intel the Russians had on American forces came through the Lourdes spy base.

When the Russians scrapped the base in 2001 -- saying they wanted to focus on their war in Chechnya instead -- President George W. Bush praised the move as the end of an era.

''This decision is another indication that the cold war is over,'' he said at the time. ''President Putin understands that Russia and America are no longer adversaries.''

We may not exactly be "adversaries" again, but the Russians latest move certainly isn't warming Moscow-DC relations.

News of the renewed spy base comes the same morning that President Obama has announced a sweeping new round of sanctions against Russian companies because of Putin's ongoing role in the Ukrainian conflict.

Time is a flat circle. We have always been at war with Eastasia. Have a great Thursday, Miami.

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frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

........................what could the russians / communism do to the US that wall street bankers didn't / aren't already doing ?


we sank five Trillion ($5,ooo,ooo,ooo,ooo) in iraQ  for OiL and didn't get a drop


terrorists / terrorism is rampant and more dangerous than ever before (except now they're busy killing each other)


we got MONSANTO feeding us frankenfood that tastes like wet cardboard


our kids are illiterate UNemployable MBAs / phDs owing debt they can never pay off


our elderly live in poverty malnourished and abandoned without respect


our broken military heros are on welfare or being ignored in hospital facilities


corruption and greed and immoral and unethical an incivility pervades our society


what could they possibly learn to do to ruin US ?

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

......................and see marielitos now mayors and commissioners in hialeah, and sugar cane barron fanjuls who could buy the whole island of cuba from petty cash, and latino drug king pins in high-rise luxury condos in miami.............what could they learn that they can't read about in the newspaper ?


Familia Ramirez
Familia Ramirez

Cold War all over again. Maybe now we can get the hell out of the middle east. Doubt it. Smh.

Geoff Paugam
Geoff Paugam

Cuba just "LeBroning" getting back with Big Daddy Ivan for money!

gpaugam7
gpaugam7

Cuba just "LeBroning" getting back with Big Daddy Ivan!

Kori Williams
Kori Williams

So wait, one plane goes missing, a second plane is shot down by a Russia missile, and now Russia is apparently spying on us again from Cuba? Tell me I'm not the only one who see's whats happening here.

George Cervera
George Cervera

Well here we go time to listen to each other bull shit

rci8719
rci8719

Maybe if Obama had followed through with his promise to end the U.S embargo on Cuba, Then Cuba would not be welcoming the Russians back to Cuban soil. It's America's own fault that so many nations are not happy with them. The U.S has to learn that the days of being the worlds police is not a good spot to be in. Unless another nation is directly affecting America's safety then the U.S should stay out of other nations & their conflicts. How about trying to mend fences with other nations and working on helping out Americans by bringing manufacturing jobs back from places like China so American can have good paying manufacturing jobs.

The U.S has to understand that so many other nations view the U.S as the worlds biggest bully if not even the worlds biggest, boldest dictator.

Mr. President, call Mr. Castro, tell him you're sending home the remaining Cuban five prisoners & would like Mr. Gross to return home to the U.S

 While your on the phone with him tell him you will close Guantanamo Bay by 2015 & return the land to Cuba, then tell him you will end the embargo by January 2016 and I bet he might have second thoughts about having to deal with the Russians.

Zip Per
Zip Per

From Cuba ? Why they don't have satellites, phones, internet and shit in Russia ? What they're going to ask the old Cuban chismosa lady to give them all the dirt on everyone ?? Lmao !

Phillip Cardona
Phillip Cardona

Did you cover the twitter fiasco where by the us was illegally attempting to undermine the Cuban government by stirring up false stories in hopes of creating some type of anti-government sentiments?

Jon Achaval
Jon Achaval

Well then. Let's fire up the US listening post in Key West and then we all can listen to each others bullshit.

Danny Martinez
Danny Martinez

Spy vs spy the U.S. opening up the cold war books again. History is on repeat mode again

Alex Hernandez
Alex Hernandez

The first sentence of the article should read, "US aids and supports the ouster of the democratically elected leader of Russia's ally abd neighbor."

Sayad Khan
Sayad Khan

The NSA spies on everyone. We have no reason to complain.

Steve Blair
Steve Blair

Good point Edward Delatorre! Our motto is now, Do as we say, not as we do.

Edward Delatorre
Edward Delatorre

I guess we've lost the moral high ground on the "spying is bad" debate.

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