sepheronx wrote:Tis a shame. Since US is so keen on screwing Russia, Russia should at least open up the base, at a specific lease price, and money can go to Cuba, which they need.
Hopefully Putin is just trolling. But if not, then I wonder what he is planning? Because reason why his allies are disappearing is because lack of Russian engagement and involvement in their economies.
Well if we want to know anything about modern espionage or modern intelligence gathering than we can just look at the NSA. The NSA has broken-free from the shackles of traditional forms of espionage and intelligence gathering, they now have a large network of private companies spying for them, the overwhelming majority of them have nothing to do with defense or national security nor were they originally created to be fronts for U.S. intelligence agencies.
So with that being said it would be quite easy to disguise a large electronic intelligence gathering base and make it look like a large oil refinery, and it would be even easier to disguise S-400's/S-500's, and make them look like oil trucks with cylindrical oil container truck payloads.
To fight asymmetrically it's time to swap the look of that: