Russia has already managed to develop a sophisticated cyber toolbox, including cyber espionage instruments. Every country in the world is at risk from the vigorous cyber activity of Russian government based hackers.
They are interfering in all branches of foreign government departments and facilities, military, and private and public corporations.
The real problem is that under the leadership of such a nasty little man who could aptly be called Rambo Putin, they are personally directed and encouraged to do all the dirty deeds possible for direct congratulatory encouragement by him.
Russia’s cyber capabilities are expanding at a break speed rate, and its operations are becoming more sophisticated and more difficult to track. They seem to be able to slip in and out of just about any ministry and any facility anywhere in the world.
However, besides the Russian cyber capabilities under the direct direction of Putin the Russian war machine is continually testing and trying the patience and capacity of the US and Nato.
For instance, if we look at how Putin’s policy is to befriend any country leader who is rejected by the US and the rest of the civilised world. To then put in place in such countries the Russian military machine and virtually take control of those countries using the leaders as his puppet show.
Russia is a creeping cancer in such countries as Cuba, Venezuela, Iran, the ALBA membership, North Korea, Eastern Europe, all the Caribbean Island states, the Middle East, Africa.
They are doing the Putin Pollution Shuffle everywhere that they can introduce their control. Where they cannot control, the developed countries, they send their operatives to kill anyone who opposes Russian, or in particular Putin’s rule and control.
Evidence of this was: On 4 March 2018, Sergei Skripal, a former Russian military officer and double agent for the UK’s intelligence services, and his daughter Yulia Skripal were poisoned in Salisbury, England, with a Novichok nerve agent known as A-234. Putin’s agents have been identified and tracked on CCTV and camera’s.
Much of Russia’s dirty behaviour is attributed directly to Putin, said now to be the richest man in the world after stealing Russia’s finances and emerging industries assets after the country’s return to capitalism.
In 2016, NATO declared cyberspace a domain of operations in which the alliance must defend itself as effectively as it does in the air, on land, and at sea. NATO knew the Russians were winning and was worried about their own capabilities being inadequate to deal with the all swamping cyber invasion by Russia.
Only this year the alliance decided to enhance further NATO’s ability to operate in cyberspace by creating and launching a Cyberspace Operations Center as part of an improved allied command structure, to be fully operational and staffed by 2023.
There are dangers in cyberspace and worse physical dangers being planned by Putin’s Russia in the backyards of the Europeans and the Americans, where at the moment the Russians can do whatever they want with impunity. It appears that the Americans and the Europeans are just frightened of the consequences and are prepared to do nothing while Russia walks all over them causing humiliation at the very least.
Recently, a series of Russian military aircraft landed outside Caracas, including two nuclear-capable, supersonic Tu-160 “White Swan” bombers, which later embarked on a ten-hour training mission over the Caribbean.
Russian President Vladimir Putin was using Venezuela to send a powerful message to Washington. Then to add to that Iran announced that she had sent two of her warships to the Mexican Gulf in support of Maduro and to bolster the Russian presence.
Just a few weeks ago, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro had met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow and received promises of a $6 billion aid package. Now, Maduro is well and truly pupitised by Putin, Maduro’s only concern is with his regime’s survival.
So where does that put the Caribbean islands whose people have been dragged into the fray by people like Dominican Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit speaking at the recent ALBA summit who stated; “Dominica fully supports and recognises the legitimacy of Maduro as President of the nation.”
Dominica has been part of ALBA and has been able to travel a common path with countries of the region, he said, recalling Chavez and Fidel, “to whom we owe an eternal debt of gratitude.” Continuing, Dominica will not be intimidated under any circumstances, because, from the beginning, this relationship of friendship and mutual respect, promoted by Fidel and Chávez, has been valuable.”
Then you have Skerrit’s friend and comrade Ralph Gonsalves, prime minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, who is a frequent critic of the US, often describing them as the “evil empire.”
Neither of these leaders is true friends of the US, UK or the EU. They are happy to receive their handouts yet are always at the forefront to support all the nasty regimes in the Caribbean, and all their puppet masters such as Rambo Putin.
The word is that Putin almost owns Venezuela outright, the few dollars paid to Venezuela is just small change from his annual expenditure chest.
How about Cuba in all this, they are still there ready to stick a sharp knife under the US ribcage at any opportunity. Like always they operate in the half-light and shadows, using people like Skerrit, Gonsalves, and even the PM of Grenada, Keith Mitchell. Mitchell has been realigning the party with all the old Grenada revolutionaries he can muster.
The rookery of Marxist leaders in the Caribbean is a real danger to the word and world of democracy and decency, a threat to their people in dragging them down to the level of the people of Venezuela.
Now with Putin bragging the opening of seven military installations throughout the Caribbean and Americas, what dire risks are the people being put at?
The sooner the Caribbean people wake up and realise that all their current leaders who are cloaked in the mantle of 21st century socialism are sellouts to communism, besides being a sellout to Cuba, and Russia. Our grandparents would never have approved of such characters.
A fantastic article to read, which fills in the actions of the Russians in the Caribbean, was written by Peter Binose in 2014, as I so often write, Peter could see into the future. What an amazing man.