Will Venezuela become the new Cuban Missile Crisis?
If anything should raise alarm bells in Washington, it's Vladimir Putin's visit to Caracas to make oil deals and sell weapons. This signals not only the failure of the U.S. "reset" policy, but a new threat.
Friday, Russia's prime minister made his first trip to Caracas, jetting in with little fanfare to sign deals. The urgency baffled many, but Putin got right down to business, announcing that Russia had gotten the right to develop Venezuela's Hunin-6 field, the world's largest oil deposit.
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
It's just a publicity stunt. Putin knows that the minute he sells anything like a nuclear weapon, he'll start another arm's race and his country will go bankrupt once again. Russia can't even keep their subs running as it is.
- ndmagicmanLv 71 decade ago
A big surprise? No. Russia has been selling arms and equipment to Venezuela for years.
- Françoise ☭Lv 41 decade ago
Nope, because we don't have an unbalanced psycho in the White House anymore, so sorry
- Anonymous1 decade ago
I couldn't believe Bush couldn't see this comming a long time ago.