Lake Maracaibo Venezuela’s Bay of Pigs?

Let them tray save Venezuela. A couple of B1-A clones don't mean squat. And Russia doesn't have the cash, or inclination, to seriously prop up Venezuela. The B1 was technologically obsolete before it entered service, but like so many US weapon platforms, the Soviets managed a copy. Ineffectiveness is why President Carter killed it. The politics of perception and Reagan foolishly revived it, but cruise missiles and the B2 Stealth bomber, which Carter was wisely unwilling to reveal, made the B1 obsolete. Better to use a bomb truck like a B-52 for most situations, high end systems for the odd highly capable enemy.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Break out the tinfoil hats, folks, and then read on.

Russia helped Venezuela launch its El Petro.

Venezuela says in late 2017 that Russia would be happy to provide military support to "boost its defense capacity" to withstand the evil US.

Venezuela allegedly responsible for 3/4 of all Russian armament purchases in Latin America in the last decade. In 2011, CAWAT reported that Venezuela was Russia’s largest purchaser of armaments for ground forces. Russia has also been helping Venezuela to develop its own arms manufacturing capability.

PDVSA's executive director of financial planning, Ortega admitted he accepted $5 million in bribes to give priority loan status to a Russian bank, which was a minority shareholder in joint ventures with PDVSA.  

 

  • Like 2
  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0