The Interfax news agency has reported that a Russian Air Force chief says Venezuela's president has offered an island as a temporary base for strategic Russian bombers.No one is going to go to war about this and unless you are talking about Regiment sized formations, a threat to no one, but if we can just get them to synch their stuff with our training schedule - then win-win for all!
The agency reported that chief of staff of Russia's long range aviation Maj. Gen. Anatoly Zhikharev said Saturday that President Hugo Chavez had offered "a whole island with an aerodrome, which we can use as a temporary base for strategic bombers."
The agency quoted Zhikharev as saying, "If there is an corresponding political decision, then the use of the island ... by the Russian Air Force is possible."
Interfax reported he said earlier that Cuba could be used to host the long-range planes.
Saturday, March 14, 2009
I say great. Throw in some old school REFTRA out of Guantanamo Bay - and then you have something worth getting underway for.