This morning in Moscow, Russia, President Vladimir Putin signed a new law SUSPENDING the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START). This means Russia can now deploy nuclear weapons anywhere, without reporting them to the USA, including re-deploying nukes into Cuba (Cuban Missile Crisis).
During the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1963, the then-Soviet Union deployed medium range and intermediate-range nuclear missiles onto Cuba. The medium range missiles had a five minute flight time to Washington, DC. Then-U.S.-President John F. Kennedy, “Quarantined” Cuba (Naval Blockade) and began massing troops into south Florida for an invasion.
The crisis lasted thirteen days between the time the nukes were discovered via US Spy Plane photos, and the time an agreement was made to remove them. What made the situation so volatile was that for a period of about 24 hours, before the US could invade, the Soviet Union was faced with this simple choice over their Cuban nukes: Use them or lose them.
If the then-Soviets had decided to use them, the US had no defense.
Thankfully, cooler heads prevailed and then-Soviet Leader Nikita Kruschev agreed to remove those missiles, with a promise from the US that the United States would remove its “Jupiter” nuclear missiles from Turkey within 6 months
Today, with the Russia-Ukraine situation ongoing, relations between the US and Russia are almost non-existent.
It began in the year 2014 when The US and European Union (EU) financed and facilitated the forcible, violent overthrow of Ukraine’s government back in the year 2014, then installed a puppet government, intent on joining NATO and placing US missiles on Ukrainian soil. Those missiles would have had a five minute (or so) flight time to Moscow.
Russia objected over and over. The objections fell on deaf ears.
In February, 2024, Russia entered Ukraine to de-militarize and De-NAZIfy that country.
Relations between Russia, NATO and the collective West became all but destroyed.
The signing of this new law, by Russian PResident Putin, demonstrates how severely relations now stand.
By signing this law, Russia is now able to deploy its nuclear warheads wherever it wants, without reporting the locations to the US. That means they can put missiles back into Cuba if they want.
A small hint as to what its actually taking place, was seen today: Nikolai Platonovich Patrushev is a Russian politician, security officer and intelligence officer who has served as the secretary of the Security Council of Russia since 2008. He previously served as the director of the Federal Security Service from 1999 to 2008.
Today Platonovich arrived in Caracas, where he will hold Russian-Venezuelan consultations on “security issues.”
If Russia places nuclear missiles in Venezuela, they would be able to reach parts of the United States within about ten minutes.