Russia to Deploy Strategic Nuclear Bombers in Cuba, Venezuela

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Oh hello, again, you Cold War you! As if we didn't have enough problems with worldwide economic collapse, the Russians are now testing President Obama's nuclear balls placing strategic nuclear bombers in Cuba and Venezuela:

There are four or five airfields in Cuba with 4,000-meter-long runways, which absolutely suit us.

That's what tovarishch Major General Anatoly Zhikharev—chief of staff of the Russian Air Force's long-range aviation—told Russian news agency Interfax, adding that "if the two chiefs of state display such a political will, we are ready to fly there."

So basically, the Russians are now at the dick-waving testing-the-new-guy stage. Add this to the Chinese plans to build carrier battlegroups and their recent harassment against a US Navy oceanographic ship in international waters, and you will have a pretty grim picture of what may be brewing. [Defense Tech]