A Russian warship will sail through the Panama Canal this week for the first time since World War II, the navy announced Wednesday, pushing ahead with a symbolic projection of Moscow’s power in a traditional U.S. zone of influence.
The destroyer Admiral Chabanenko will arrive Friday at a former U.S. naval base in Panama’s Pacific port of Balboa for a six-day visit after carrying out joint maneuvers with the Venezuelan navy in the Caribbean Sea, navy spokesman Capt. Igor Dygalo said in a telephone interview.
Thank you Jimmy Carter; and, as Don Surber puts it, “When I look into Vlad’s eyes I see someone who played George Bush for a fool.”
I’ll talk about this in this morning’s 15 Minutes on Latin America at 10AM Eastern. Chat’s open by 9:45AM and the call in number is 646 652-2639. You can listen to the podcast here.
Here are the links I refer to in the podcast:
1978: Carter wins Panama Canal battle
Russia ends Venezuela naval drill
Friends of opportunity
“En caso de necesidad, podemos utilizar los puertos de Venezuela”
Breitbart video from a couple of days ago: