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A U.S. Navy submarine has arrived in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in a show of force as a fleet of Russian warships gather for planned military exercises in the Caribbean.

U.S. Southern Command said the USS Helena, a nuclear-powered fast attack submarine, pulled into the waters near the U.S. base in Cuba on Thursday, just a day after a Russian frigate, a nuclear-powered submarine, an oil tanker and a rescue tug crossed into Havana Bay after drills in the Atlantic Ocean.

The stop is part of a “routine port visit” as the submarine travels through Southern Command’s region, it said in a social media post.

Other U.S. ships also have been tracking and monitoring the Russian drills, which Pentagon officials say do not represent a threat to the United States.

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[–] [email protected] 0 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

Look back at your original comment and come back. Read carefully, like they taught you in primary school.

[–] [email protected] 0 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago) (1 children)

Okay, this was my original comment:

Because of a 1903 lease agreement with no end date which the post-revolutionary government has not gone back on so far. They protest it, but they have yet to actually say the terms have changed. And they also have a backlog of U.S. money waiting for them when they wish to renegotiate. Don’t underestimate the PR boost having a U.S. naval base on Cuban soil gives to the Cuban government the same way having North Korea and South Korea share a border is good propaganda for both countries.

Now- are you saying a U.S. naval base at the ass-end of Cuba is the same as human enslavement?

[–] [email protected] 0 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

Good, now read what Castro actually said on the issue (when he wasn't busy being assassinated by the CIA).

[–] [email protected] 0 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago) (1 children)

Are you going to continue to troll and violate civility rules or are you going to answer my question?

[–] [email protected] 1 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

If you refuse to read what Castro actually said, that's hardly my problem.

[–] [email protected] 1 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

I'm not asking about Castro, I'm asking about you: are you saying a U.S. naval base at the ass-end of Cuba is the same as human enslavement?

It's a yes or no question and you can't seem to answer. Are you trolling?

[–] [email protected] 1 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

Are you? You don't seem to be listening.

[–] [email protected] 1 points 3 weeks ago

I'll take that as a yes and act accordingly as a moderator.