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On warships in Cuba, Russia says West is deaf to Moscow's diplomatic signals

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Well around Cuba there are plenty international water isn't it, then any country can visit Cuba.

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Nobody cares and nobody in the US is worried about Russian intentions in Cuba. Even the Russians themselves are saying it is for peaceful purposes and Russians don’t lie.

They can have as much fun in Cuba as they want.

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Havana took a principled position on Russia's crackdown in the Ukrainian civil war and didn't kneejerk condemn it. Took time to look at the facts and assumed a decent position.

They also understood and supported the Russian reclamation of Crimea, always historically part of Russia and populated by Russians, during that same civil war.

Thankyou Cuba.

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Not Deaf, just ignoring Russia’s temper tantrums much as one ignores a 3 year old throwing a fit.

Where’s their air cover? Oh, they have none. So it’s not a force projection exercise. They’re providing targets for the USN if they were ever stupid enough to start something.

Even Russians aren’t that stupid.

At least they had the foresight to assign a sea tug to their “task force”. That way, when one of their ships breaks down, they can get it home instead of having to sell it off for scrap.

Keep the S&R assets at the ready. The Russians might need them.

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and Russians don’t lie

LOL, ROTFL, BABABAHAHAHA.....

...ever wondered why Russian are big on dashcam? I've personally witness Russian behaviour at a ski lift queue, and I'd be totally ashamed if I was Russian.

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You have an ex-spy at the helm, the world treats you like the secret service. It's logical.

I can see why so many rich listers are funding Elon Musk's multiplanetary aspiration though, hope for humanity is fading fast.

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Russia said on Thursday that the United States should not be nervous about Russian warships in Cuba

Really - I think the US should be very nervous - along with Mexico and the rest of Central America...

Given how poorly Russian ships are maintained and the many environmental disasters and accidents the Russian Navy has had, they should be very worried that one of those ships or subs will implode and contaminate most the the Atlantic and Caribbean...

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Russians can’t even project force in the puddle of the Black Sea where the opposing navy has no ships, but it’s going to project force in the Gulf of Mexico.

Sure, lol.

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Important and ironic to recognise Cuba has an illegally occupied territory - Guantanamo Bay.

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Bet that will be fun shore leave in Havana!

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the West appeared deaf to any diplomatic signals from Moscow and only took notice when the army or navy took action.

As a regional power, Moscow either falls in line with the international order or it gets as many boots as can be delivered to it.

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JJEToday 09:58 am JST

Important and ironic to recognise Cuba has an illegally occupied territory - Guantanamo Bay.

You believes coups nullify existing territorial integrity, so I guess it is full US property now?

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The Cuban Revolution is generally regarded as exactly that. An organic, internal uprising that overthrew a dictator over a more than 5-year period (1952-59).

Comparing a coup against a democratically elected government to that is nonsense.

Even more absurd is dictator Fulgencio Batista, who was overthrown, came to power himself in a coup against an elected government in 1952.

Wrong on all counts, historically and politically.

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They can have as much fun in Cuba as they want.

Indeed, nothing like some fine rum, cigars , salsa and Cuban sandwiches amigo. Those Cubans are a friendly lot, now how about stop bullying this small, friendly island with decades old economic embargo Joe?

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How many political prisoners remain in prison in Cuba?

"The world will not forget those who bravely made their voices heard in the face of extreme repression, including the more than 700 individuals who remain in Cuban jails, condemned to prison sentences ranging up to 25 years for exercising their freedoms of expression and peaceful assembly."

"Cuba was holding over 1,000 people, including 34 adolescents and other children, who met the definition of political prisoners, as of November, according to Prisoners Defenders, a Madrid-based nongovernmental organization (NGO)."

https://www.hrw.org/world-report/2024/country-chapters/cuba

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As a regional power, Moscow either falls in line with the international order or it gets as many boots as can be delivered to it.

Do you predict American boots in Moscow? When? Are they real or figurative boots? Will they also be delivered after Trump becomes POTUS?

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I love all the old cars Cubans drive, and the cigars when I smoked.

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I love all the old cars Cubans drive, and the cigars when I smoked.*

Yes, and don't forget the music and rum cocktails :)

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Those Cubans are a friendly lot, now how about stop bullying this small, friendly island with decades old economic embargo Joe?

I can agree with you on that, as do a lot of Dems. Republicans not so much...

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JJEToday 11:37 am JST

The Cuban Revolution is generally regarded as exactly that. An organic, internal uprising that overthrew a dictator over a more than 5-year period (1952-59).

Comparing a coup against a democratically elected government to that is nonsense.

Even more absurd is dictator Fulgencio Batista, who was overthrown, came to power himself in a coup against an elected government in 1952.

Wrong on all counts, historically and politically.

Oh I see: you only get to rewrite treaties when it suits you. Convenient.

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Ramsey's KitchenToday 11:52 am JST

They can have as much fun in Cuba as they want.

Indeed, nothing like some fine rum, cigars , salsa and Cuban sandwiches amigo. Those Cubans are a friendly lot, now how about stop bullying this small, friendly island with decades old economic embargo Joe?

We don't need allies of China/Russia in our hemisphere.

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"We don't need allies of China/Russia in our hemisphere."

Its " your hemisphere " now is it? When did you become this nominated owner of "your hemisphere ? Arrogance and hubris typical of certain US "experts", unfortunately too often such individuals give the rest of decent Americans a bad name.

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Those Cubans are a friendly lot, now how about stop bullying this small, friendly island with decades old economic embargo Joe?..........I can agree with you on that, as do a lot of Dems. Republicans not so much..

Fair enough. Guess the Cuban lobby in Florida has a substantial influence.

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They can have as much fun in Cuba as they want.

Indeed, nothing like some fine rum, cigars , salsa and Cuban sandwiches amigo. Those Cubans are a friendly lot, now how about stop bullying this small, friendly island with decades old economic embargo Joe?

How are they going to pay?

Cubans are only interested in hard currency Russians haven’t got any.

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Ramsey's KitchenToday 02:26 pm JST

"We don't need allies of China/Russia in our hemisphere."

Its " your hemisphere " now is it? When did you become this nominated owner of "your hemisphere ? Arrogance and hubris typical of certain US "experts", unfortunately too often such individuals give the rest of decent Americans a bad name.

You keep claiming the Monroe Doctrine is still in effect. Of course we see it as our hemisphere as you Russians see yourselves owning Europe. And of course you only consider the Americans who will be useful idiots for you to be decent.

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. Of course we see it as our hemisphere as you Russians see yourselves owning Europe. 

Who is Russian? Besides, nobody in Europe including "Russians" claimed the hemisphere as "their".

And of course you only consider the Americans who will be useful idiots for you to be decent.

Nope, I can consider most Americans who are polite and decent - decent. Unfortunately as I said ,there are always some arrogant ones who give the rest a bad name, maybe a bit of self reflection might help them loose some hubris, bu I'm not so sure.

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How are they going to pay?

Cubans are only interested in hard currency Russians haven’t got any.

Funny joke.

What's also funny is according to WB figures released this June, the Russian economy has moved into 4th largest in the world in PPP terms, overtaking Japan (it overtook Germany last August, dropping to 6th place). It's currently the fastest growing major economy in the world.

The western media are telling you that Russia is poor, isolated and the economy is doing terrible. The complete opposite is true.

Now that's funny. I'm sure they will have a few banana daquiris to celebrate.

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Russian rubles are backed by gold, unlike dollars backed by Joe’s flatulence.

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Russia is not in the top ten world economies.

https://www.investopedia.com/insights/worlds-top-economies/

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Reread above and then this might help you:

https://www.intellinews.com/russia-overtakes-japan-to-become-the-fourth-largest-economy-in-the-world-in-ppp-terms-328108/

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Ramsey's KitchenToday 04:03 pm JST

. Of course we see it as our hemisphere as you Russians see yourselves owning Europe. 

Who is Russian? Besides, nobody in Europe including "Russians" claimed the hemisphere as "their".

Right, I guess you are fine leaving the ME to be ruled by petty dictators. Just the troublesome Europeans always showing they are a higher level of civilization are the problem.

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RedemptionToday 04:25 pm JST

Russian rubles are backed by gold, unlike dollars backed by Joe’s flatulence.

And which do you think commands more respect? The sub-flatulence rubles?

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JJEToday 04:21 pm JST

What's also funny is according to WB figures released this June, the Russian economy has moved into 4th largest in the world in PPP terms, overtaking Japan (it overtook Germany last August, dropping to 6th place). It's currently the fastest growing major economy in the world.

Someday you'll catch up to Hungary in per capita, I know you will!!!

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Many do too.

Russia is well on track to become the fourth largest economy overall in the world by 2030, provided it maintains sustainable growth of at least 2% per year with graduations of around 3% some years, which is it currently is (last year 3.6%, this year 3.2% which could be revised upward yet again).

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A replay of the 1962 Cuban crisis? To my chagrin, the Cold War seems to die hard.

Are there people, the profiteers who want to keep the East-West tensions to go on like this forever?

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According to leading economists Russia does not even make the top ten.

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Who is Russian? Besides, nobody in Europe including "Russians" claimed the hemisphere as "their".

Right, I guess you are fine leaving the ME to be ruled by petty dictators.

US has no problem with ME being either ruled by " friendly & vetted" dictators or destroying countries and leaving them a mess aka Iraq, Libya etc...as long as it gets to assert control over their oil and natural resources. Or are you gonna tell us it was all about bringing " freedom" to the ME?

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the Russian economy has moved into 4th largest in the world in PPP terms, overtaking Japan (it overtook Germany last August, dropping to 6th place). It's currently the fastest growing major economy in the world.

Someday you'll catch up to Hungary in per capita, I know you will!!!

Lol, that's one way for NAFO fans to cope with facts.

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Wallace - reread again (I even posted a link that explains it). World Bank announced this month Russia is the 4th largest economy in PPP terms.

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Of course, these benevolent countries aren’t only thinking of Ukrainian liberty and freedom?

No.

They have their eyes on what is on top of Ukrainian land ( fertile soil) and below fossil fuels.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_gas_in_Ukraine

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