Russia and Nicaragua sign Naval Basing/Visitation Agreement as New Canal Construction Begins

December 4, 2014 22:25
by John Galt

While our country continues to consume itself on a Presidential Monarch inspired racial divide, the rest of the world is continuing to prepare for conflict with the United States of America.

For example, it would appear that Russia now has a quasi-basing/visitation agreement with the Nicaraguan government, as they promised they would establish several months ago:

Order of the Government of the Russian Federation of 27.11.2014 № 2386-r “On signing the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Nicaragua on a simplified procedure call warships of the Russian Federation to the ports of the Republic of Nicaragua”


Why is this important? Last summer the Russian government took the NATO expansion to heart and promised to base not only long range strategic bombers in the Western Hemisphere, but to re-establish their old Soviet era basing agreements with former Soviet Bloc partners. Nicaragua, Cuba, and Venezuela were their first priorities and “officially” the Nicaraguan government was the first to do so.

But why would the Nicaraguan government risk the ire of the American administration, albeit weakened and inept to allow this to happen?


Perhaps it is because China wants it to happen, to provide cover for the largest construction project since the Panama Canal:

Construction of Nicaragua canal to begin Dec 22

Source: Reuters – Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:50 GMT

MANAGUA, Nov 20 (Reuters) – Construction of Nicaragua’s $50 billion Interoceanic Grand Canal, expected to rival the Panama Canal, will begin Dec. 22 after feasibility studies have been approved, the committee overseeing the project said on Thursday.

The route suggested for the 172-mile (278-km) canal, which would be longer, deeper and wider than the Panama Canal, was approved in July. Construction will be led by Hong Kong-based HK Nicaragua Canal Development Investment Co Ltd (HKND Group).

Opponents of the plan are concerned about the canal’s effect on Lake Nicaragua, an important fresh water source for the country, as well as the impact on poorer communities. The new canal would run about 500 miles (805 km) to the southeast of the Panama Canal.

Committee member Telemaco Talavera said the feasibility studies were expected to be approved next month. The plan is to finish the canal within five years, with it becoming operational around 2020.

Officials said some small adjustments were being made to the overall project, including dredging stretches of a lake rather than using underwater explosives.

The proposed canal would pass through Lake Nicaragua, Central America’s largest lake, and will be between 230 meters and 520 meters (755 feet to 1,706 feet) wide and 27.6 meters (90 feet) deep, HKND has said.

Chinese businessman Wang Jing is behind the canal plan, though he has no prior experience developing or financing big infrastructure projects like the planned canal.

Wang only established Hong Kong Nicaragua Canal Development Investment Co (HKND) in August 2012, prompting some to question whether the project was viable. (Reporting by Ivan Castro; Writing by Christine Murray and Simon Gardner; Editing by Alan Crosby)

Meanwhile, Obama is more concerned about black criminals being arrested, shot, and or killed by black and white police officers. Whoever replaces Obama will face a far different and much more unstable world, in our own region, than Jimmy Carter left Ronald Reagan.

Welcome to Cold War v2.0

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