Yesterday, Dec. 17th, Spellchek weighed in on the Obama-Castro alliance and asked ‘why now’? – https://spellchek.wordpress.com/2014/12/17/obama-embraces-cuba-should-we-wonder-why-now/
Well, it didn’t take long to get an answer. We got our answer the same day. Bill Gertz from Inside the Ring.
Months before President Obama announced on Wednesday that he is seeking to do away with decades of U.S. economic sanctions against the communist regime in Cuba, Russia concluded a security deal with Havana aimed at bolstering intelligence and military ties to the island dictatorship.
The Russia-Cuba agreement was announced May 16 when a memorandum was signed in Moscow establishing a joint working group between Russia’s Security Council and the Cuban Commission for National Security and Defense.
The security agreement comes amid fresh U.S. intelligence agency concerns that Russia is taking steps to follow through on plans to conduct strategic nuclear bomber flights over the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea, possibly with the help of Cuba and Venezuela.
In July, Russian news outlets reported that Cuba had agreed to re-open the Soviet-era electronic listening post at Lourdes, Cuba. The facility, which spied on U.S. communications in the southern United States, was closed after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. Mr. Putin later denied the spy post was being reopened.
This one was pretty easy to see through. It’s all about Russia. Obama can spin his b.s. all day long about normalizing relations simply because “it’s time”, but this is absolutely a strategic national defense initiative.