No More Syrias, Ukraines. This Time Russia Moves in Before the US Does

It's better to preempt US regime-change ops than to be left dealing with the fallout


A Russian military contingent that arrived in Venezuela over the weekend, drawing U.S. condemnation, is believed by the U.S. government to be made up of special forces including “cybersecurity personnel,” a U.S. official told Reuters on Tuesday. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the United States was still assessing the Russian deployment, which Washington has called a “reckless escalation” of the situation in Venezuela.

The U.S. determination that the Russian contingent includes cybersecurity specialists suggests that part of their mission could be helping Maduro’s loyalists with surveillance as well as protection of the government’s cyber infrastructure.

The Antonov-124 transport and Ilyushin-62 passenger jet landed in Caracas with 100 Russian troops and technical specialists and 35 tons of equipment. The group was led by General Vasily Tonkoshkurov, the Chief of Staff of the Russian ground forces.

I would imagine the Russian troops include a contingent of the polite green men to advise Maduro’s security forces and perhaps assist in conducting counterterrorist operations as needed against any mercenaries in country associated with Guaido and the US-backed coup attempt.

The Russians may also include specialists to train and assist the recent Venezuelan S-300 deployments at an airbase just south of Caracas.

Naturally Pompeo and Bonkers Bolton are raising holy hell about the Russian presence and making all manner of bombastic threats. It doesn’t appear they are doing this on their own.

“You will find no safe harbor, no easy exit and no way out. You will lose everything,” Trump said in a speech at Florida International University in Miami on 18 February. “We seek a peaceful transition of power, but all options are open.”

On the same day he tweeted “I ask every member of the Maduro regime: End this nightmare of poverty, hunger and death. LET YOUR PEOPLE GO. Set your country free! Now is the time for all Venezuelan Patriots to act together, as one united people. Nothing could be better for the future of Venezuela!”

At a White House photo op with Guaido’s wife today, Trump said “Russia has to get out.” He continued “If Russia doesn’t leave Venezuela, we’ll see. We’ll see. All options are open … all options are open.” Trump appears to be all in on this one.

I doubt the tough talk from Washington is going to sway Putin. Moscow has decided that Venezuela and Maduro’s government are important and is acting accordingly.

Lavrov has scheduled coordination meetings in Moscow on 3 April to sign some 20 accords in the fields of defense, energy, the economy, trade and education.

They are not about to let things fester as they did in Ukraine and Syria. This Guaido thing is going to be nipped in the bud.

Source: Sic Semper Tyrannis

  1. silver749 says

    Love those American jokers. US has troops 200 meters from Russian borders, spyplanes flying all around. Also Trump and his peaceful transition of power. Just like Iraq. 100 thousand dead in the 1st month alone.

  2. skinner15 says

    What has Russia got to lose?

    The US are worse than the Nazis. Stalin is to blame, he should never have stopped at Berlin, he left far too many Nazis about.

    If the rest of the world want to die of sunburn rather than standing up to US tyranny, so be it.

  3. Muriel Kuri says

    It seems Putin has learned from his past mistakes. This time he got there first, instead of going in later trying to clean up the mess. I’m so glad Russia will be aiding and assisting their friend in S. America. Maybe Pompass, ButtOn & Demon Abrams will think further before they act, but probably won’t due to their incredible stupidity and arrogance.

    1. David Bedford says

      I wish they got in before the US destroyed Libya, can’t go back in time I guess? Dammit

      1. Gary Sellars says

        Libya was Medvedevs fault. Putin warned him not to trust the Muricans, but Medvedev pushed on anyways and gave the NATOstani death squads what they were looking for (ie a UN resolution they could abuse and distort for their own nefarious ends)..

        1. David Bedford says

          I did not know that Gary

      2. Daniel Apaza says

        Russia wasnt ready back then as it was in the process of rebuilding its military and economy. Now its stronger thanks to its experience in Syria as they know what works and what doesnt. Also, Qaddafi didnt invite the Russian military to open a base before he decided to drop the dollar. He should of known that as he saw Iraq and Afghanistan destroyed by the US.

        1. David Bedford says

          I agree with you on all those points Daniel, people should more study history, I think Kim Jong Un gets it.

  4. Séamus Ó Néill says

    The inane garbled platitudes from Trump and his merry band of imbeciles are only for home consumption….the morons watching MSM and other asinine drivel .The rest of the sane world knows what these murderous bastards are up to …and are backing Putin 100%…..we’ve all had enough of the US …..enough to last us many lifetimes….the game’s up and we’re taking no more !!!

    1. Muriel Kuri says

      One can hope you’re right. The deep state has come out of the dark now, though and are doing their deeds in the open. Maybe they know this is their last chance, so forego trying to disguise what they do.

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