Russia continues to rattle its sabre, although it is nowhere near as sharp or menacing as it was in the past. With the help of its loyal ally, Cuba’s socialist Castro dictatorship, and a guided missile frigate docked in Havana, Russia is threatening the U.S. with another “Cuban Missile Crisis.”
The U.S. deployment of land-based missile systems near Russia’s borders could lead to a stand-off comparable to the 1962 Cuban missile crisis, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov was quoted as saying on Monday.
Russia has been fiercely critical of U.S. plans to deploy missile systems in eastern Europe, and of Washington’s withdrawal from the INF arms control treaty.
“If things get as far as an actual deployment on the ground of these sorts of systems, then the situation won’t just get more complicated, it will escalate right to the limit,” RIA news agency quoted Ryabkov as saying.
“We could find ourselves in a situation where we have a rocket crisis close not just to the crisis of the 1980s but close to the Caribbean crisis,” Ryabkov said, using the standard Russian term for the Cuban missile crisis.
Russian President Vladimir Putin made similar remarks in February, when he warned that Moscow would match any U.S. move to deploy new nuclear missiles closer to Russia by stationing its own missiles closer to the United States, deploying faster missiles or both.
Contrary to the claims made by U.S. apologists for the apartheid Castro regime, the socialist Cuban dictatorship continues to support the enemies of the U.S. and remains a threat to national security.
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