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Old 11-25-2008, 11:33 AM
 
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Just read in the Yahoo News that Venezuela's Chavez has accepted Russian ships. With Puerto Rico, a US territory only about 25 minutes away from Venezuela, I wonder what plans he has for the US States......

It is at times like these, that Puerto Rico becomes mighty important to the USA. Now, all we need is for Castro to get his hands in some Russian ships, and USA is cornered on two sides.
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Old 11-25-2008, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Brookneal and other
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Scary.
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Old 11-25-2008, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Puerto Rico
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Puerto Rico is about 1.5 hours away from Venezuela, and 2 hours from Miami.
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Old 11-25-2008, 03:19 PM
 
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I heave read that Russia and Cuba want to drill oil together of the coast of Cuba. Supposedly Russians have already investigated this opportunity. Don't know if you recall, but recently Russia and Venezuela had joint Navy training together in South America. So... will US open a new base again in PR?
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Old 12-12-2008, 11:10 AM
 
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I heave read that Russia and Cuba want to drill oil together of the coast of Cuba. Supposedly Russians have already investigated this opportunity. Don't know if you recall, but recently Russia and Venezuela had joint Navy training together in South America. So... will US open a new base again in PR?
ONLY IF they bring with it lots of jobs, and promise not to rip apart the beaches..........................
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Old 02-08-2009, 05:09 PM
 
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Puerto Rico according to its history is potential for on and off shore crude oil. In addition, just recently over the coast of Aguadilla City, in Puerto Rico, they discover over 400 Spanish Vessels some estimate in having between gold worth over 7,000 million dollars. Puerto Rico has and will always be an important strategic military point of interest to the United States of America. The United states has benefited over 4 times more politically, economically and strategically than what little federal money is invested in Puerto Rico. Now having both crude oil and millions in gold both in the South and Puerto Rican North Terench, no wonder many U.S. submarines are doing too many research-they are actually digging out the gold as Puerto Rico was the Crown State, where all the gold first came before departing to Spain. Inclusive, Isla La Mona, which belongs to Puerto Rico, was used to feed the Spaniard before they sailed to South America, this is the area where over 400 ships with gold have just been recently discovered this last month of January, 2009. Puerto Rico is very rich, its ocean/South Caribbean Sea area around the island itself, has too many gold that is worth while digging. Puerto Rico has 78 beautiful cities that are growing each year; it is a beautiful place to visit, as it is about time the U.S. analyzes well what President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela is doing, as he has mentioned on t.v., that he will develop the biggest military base in Margarita Island. This is definately a threat to the Island of Puerto Rico and the U.S. The U.S. must re-open several military bases in Puerto Rico, as it had closed many, leave one or two in existance. Now, the U.S. sees it was an error to close most military bases in Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico is less than 540 miles North of Isla Margarita de Venezuela, and only 550 miles North of Caracas, Venezuela, where all the rich oil basin exist.
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Old 02-09-2009, 05:51 PM
 
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Puerto Rico according to its history is potential for on and off shore crude oil. In addition, just recently over the coast of Aguadilla City, in Puerto Rico, they discover over 400 Spanish Vessels some estimate in having between gold worth over 7,000 million dollars. Puerto Rico has and will always be an important strategic military point of interest to the United States of America. The United states has benefited over 4 times more politically, economically and strategically than what little federal money is invested in Puerto Rico. Now having both crude oil and millions in gold both in the South and Puerto Rican North Terench, no wonder many U.S. submarines are doing too many research-they are actually digging out the gold as Puerto Rico was the Crown State, where all the gold first came before departing to Spain. Inclusive, Isla La Mona, which belongs to Puerto Rico, was used to feed the Spaniard before they sailed to South America, this is the area where over 400 ships with gold have just been recently discovered this last month of January, 2009. Puerto Rico is very rich, its ocean/South Caribbean Sea area around the island itself, has too many gold that is worth while digging. Puerto Rico has 78 beautiful cities that are growing each year; it is a beautiful place to visit, as it is about time the U.S. analyzes well what President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela is doing, as he has mentioned on t.v., that he will develop the biggest military base in Margarita Island. This is definately a threat to the Island of Puerto Rico and the U.S. The U.S. must re-open several military bases in Puerto Rico, as it had closed many, leave one or two in existance. Now, the U.S. sees it was an error to close most military bases in Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico is less than 540 miles North of Isla Margarita de Venezuela, and only 550 miles North of Caracas, Venezuela, where all the rich oil basin exist.
You don't know what you're talking about!!! Where did you get your information from, The Enquirer???
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Old 02-10-2009, 01:30 PM
 
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You don't know what you're talking about!!! Where did you get your information from, The Enquirer???
Ditto. Puerto Rico's military strategic importance peaked in the 60s I'm afraid. After that it's been all down hill from there. I'm not going to compromise OPSEC by posting any details, so to keep it unclass suffice to say Venezuela is not a military threat to the United States in the magnitude that would make the DOD entrench Puerto Rico militarily. Venezuela and the US have a relationship of pure political posturing, but are otherwise incredibly friendly to each other. As a US citizen, Servicemember and a Puerto Rican at that, I wouldn't blink twice before traveling in and out of Venezuela. Hell I feel more comfortable with that proposition than traveling to Colombia, a state that is more of a puppet US nation and therefore is a admitted uber-friendly state to the US, than Venezuela will ever be.

So in short, Puerto Rico's strategic value in this make belief threat is moot. PR is a passed over colony that fell asleep at the wheel and overstayed its colonial status. Now it's a de facto indigent welfare state with high unemployment, heavy brain drain, and a state deficit that hoards of federal handout can't even bite into. It's great for vacation properties though, but that's about it. As to military facilities, it was the people of Puerto Rico that sealed their own fate, by getting bamboozled with rhetoric from some US icons that went down there and raised hell over the Vieques accident. Now Vieques doesn't have a naval presence and the municipality of Ceiba is more of a freggin' ghost town than it was when Roosevelt Roads was active. Same can be said about Ramey AFB in Aguadilla at the beginning of the 1970s. Puerto Ricans love anti-military rhetoric, but hate the economic impact their rhetoric yields them. Heck, even the Air Guard is losing its C-130s so they can't even keep that pool of people in the island....meh. The wars of the future are being fought in the economic front, you won't see a cuban missile crisis type scenario anymore, thence the lack of need for a physical geographical point such as PR to deter any military muscle a small nation like Venezuela would want to flex, and they're not anyways. Time for PR to come up with another business plan as to how they're going to come out of indigence.
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Old 02-21-2009, 07:59 PM
 
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This is guy probably belives the "chupacabra" is holding U.S. tourists hostage in El Yunque tropical rain forrest!

Give up the gold, or else the tourists get "chupabrad!"
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Old 02-21-2009, 11:11 PM
 
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Puerto Rico is less than 540 miles North of Isla Margarita de Venezuela, and only 550 miles North of Caracas, Venezuela, where all the rich oil basin exist.
It's funny to read all the conspiracy theory crap in here.

Venezuela has absolutely no problem with other Latinamerican countries, especially Puerto Rico, which is one of the countries that has the most in common with Venezuela.

If you guys know so much,
why don't you know that Venezuela has a base 200 miles from Puerto Rico?

BTW, I believe there's an US base in Curacao, less than 100 miles away from Caracas


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