This is coolbert:
As seen at Freeper:
"Russia to send bombers on Gulf of Mexico ‘reconnaissance missions’"
The headline specifically mentions bombers. BEAR we might assume. That Russian BEAR having a reconnaissance and an offensive weapons capability.
"A top Russian official said Wednesday the country plans on conducting patrols with its bombers that extend into the Gulf of Mexico."
“'In the current situation we have to maintain military presence in the western Atlantic and eastern Pacific, as well as the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico,' Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Wednesday in Moscow, The Associated Press reported.
This is foolish and unwarranted tit-for-tat type of gamesmanship that is again foolish and unwarranted. Chest thumping and posturing but nonetheless must be taken serious.
COOT also can find a role here if RECONNAISSANCE AND INTELLIGENCE GATHERING IS THE ONLY ROLE?
And a number of nation s in the Caribbean area are able and willing to provide basing for long range warplanes such as BEAR or even COOT! Mention here Nicaragua, Venezuela and Cuber. Fidel wants to be back in the game much to the detriment of everyone, including himself and his nation.