What Russia's relationship with Cuba means for U.S.

Monday, May 13, 2019
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

Cuban and Russian flagsA national defense analyst says the renewed friendship between Cuba and Russia is a sign that the United States is in a new Cold War.

Even though the Soviet Union has not existed for nearly 30 years, Havana still sports symbols of the time when Moscow was the chief benefactor of the communist island located 90 miles from the United States. For example, a Soviet flag flies over the seafront in Havana harbor, and a statue of Vladimir Lenin is the prominent edifice in Havana's Lenin Park. And in the age of Donald Trump, Russia has re-established ties to the Cuban regime, especially in light of the recent increased sanctions the U.S. imposed to punish Cuba for its support of Venezuelan dictator Nicholas Maduro.

Maginnis

"We see the Russians are currying favor with the Cubans in terms of their support of Venezuela and just giving us a black eye if given the opportunity," comments Lt. Col. Robert Maginnis (USA-Ret.), a senior fellow for national security at the Family Research Council and author of Alliance of Evil. "So all of this is not surprising … and I think it's just going to be something we see continuing over the coming years."

Maginnis thinks the U.S. is clearly engaged in a new Cold War.

"It's very different than the old Cold War, but in many ways it is similar, and one of those is we're going to divide the world into those that support one side versus another side," he predicts. "We will have proxy wars like in Ukraine … Syria, and Venezuela."

Maginnis believes the Cuban regime will be around for a long time.

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