Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Russian Bases in Argentina

Yes, you read that correctly!  While America's focus regarding Russia has been on the Ukraine, Argentina has agreed to allow Russian military bases to be built in Argentina.  This news comes just a week after Secretary of State, Kerry, announced the end of the Monroe Doctrine.

Is it time for another blockade? 
Argentina, South America’s second largest country, has agreed to host Russian military bases on the South American continent. Long a political ally of militant Islam, Argentina seeks to bring economic relief to the region. Argentina, and its close ally, Venezuela, have long been on friendly terms with Iran and this latest move opens the door to another political foe of the United States.
While the world — and the US — have been fixated on the events happening in Ukraine, the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, has been inking deals with leaders in Latin America. First discussed by Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu in February, Putin intends to set up arm forces units and increase munitions sales in the Latin American realm.
Moscow’s plan comes on the heels of a recent statement from Iran involving the patrolling of waters off of the American coast. Russia and Iran have sited their reasons as being the increased US military presence near their borders. The US has urged the stretching of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to push up against the Russian perimeter.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Gov Brewer Not Running For Re-Election

Gov. Jan Brewer announced Wednesday she will not seek another term in office, an effort that would have required a long-shot court challenge to the state's term-limits. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2014/03/12/arizona-gov-jan-brewer-not-running-for-re-election/6331169/