National Security Adviser John Bolton has signalled the US administration’s readiness to use the Monroe Doctrine in its policies towards Latin America.

The Monroe Doctrine, which was announced by US President James Monroe in 1823, aimed to oppose European colonialism in the Americas. The document declared that any action by any European power directed against independent nations in North and South America would be considered hostile by the United States.

“Today, we proudly proclaim for all to hear: the Monroe Doctrine is alive and well”, Bolton told the Bay of Pigs veterans group in Miami on Wednesday, lauding the Americas as an “incredible region” which he said “must remain free from internal despotism and external domination”.

He claimed that “the destinies of our nations will not be dictated by foreign powers” and that “they will be shaped by the people who call this Hemisphere home”.

In early March, Bolton also focused on the issue in an interview with CNN, during which he stressed that the US was applying the Monroe Doctrine to the situation in Venezuela. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the time slammed Bolton’s remarks as arrogant and insulting.

The Wednesday statement was made as Bolton announced a new spate of sanctions against Venezuela, including those that have been slapped on the Venezuelan Central Bank, a number of companies and nine ships.

According to Bolton, the newly-applied sanctions should become a warning to “all external actors, including Russia”.

Since the beginning of the political crisis in Venezuela, which escalated after Washington recognised opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country’s interim president in late January, the US has imposed several rounds of crippling sanctions against Caracas.

They mainly targeted the country’s oil and banking sectors as well as individuals belonging to the Venezuelan government.

While imposing the sanctions, the US blamed several countries, including Russia, for the political standoff in Venezuela. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, for his part, accused Moscow of “intervening” and “going against the leadership of the country of Venezuela”.

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov responded to criticism by stating that the Russian servicemen had arrived in Venezuela “on an absolutely legitimate and legal basis”, in line with an  intergovernmental agreement between Moscow and Caracas.

In late March, an estimated 99 Russian militarystaff reportedly arrived in Caracas on board two planes, which also delivered 35 tonnes of cargo to the South American country.

 

Source: Sputnik

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Again, the Monroe Doctrine, is American Law, and not UN law.
Bolton needs to come out of his 19th century gun-boat mentality.

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Yup, but it’s pure bullshït and he himself doesn’t believes what he says.

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@FairsFair, worse than gun-boat politics. Monroe doctrine was an act of the US republic to protect other American nations from European colonialism.

Bolton now invokes Monroe doctrine to legitimize an act of US colonialism.

Means the US republic that protected others is gone – we have the US Empire now and that has Venezuela as a colonial possession that it plans to occupy to install a puppet king.

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Nope Stern, in fact, IDK if Bolton believes what he says or not. If he does, he’s being used as an useful idiot. It’ll become really clear to you after Trump will be re-elected (and he will). These are the steps to implement the Chalmers Johnson doctrine. And things went exactly like I predicted they would both in Syria and with North-Korea, so will it with Venezuela. In fact, look at the possibles : if Putin e.g. opens a cheapo airbase in Vz and Cuba, just like Hmeimim and only letting no more than a dozen aircraft : not even… Read more »

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It’s not law, it’s a doctrine. The two are not remotely similar.

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THAE DOG IS BARKING AGAIN?

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The dogs bark, the caravan passes…

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The Monroe Doctrine was created to PROTECT countries of the Western Hemisphere, NOT to destroy them. Bolton is following Reagan’s twist of it to make certain Argentina did not reclaim her island in the South Atlantic which perfidious Britain had stolen.
Bolton is about as insane as a human can get. Well, maybe he’s been satanic so long he’s not really human anymore, just like the top dogs in most western (and many other) countries today.

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This is the REAL Monroe doctrine : Hey, Bolton, you’re a JUST a counsellor, not a secretary of state to defence, Trump is neither Nixon, nor LBJ and you’re surely not McNamara. If Putin decides to deploy Tu-160, Iskander, P-800 Oniks or even Topol-M, Club-K, you can’t do any thing and you know it. Neighbouring states have already ruled out US military deployment. This would fore a beach landing assault. No such action has been done since Incheon and it would mean to get the amphibious ships pretty close to the shore so becoming easy preys for coastal batteries. Moreover,… Read more »

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There’s obviously a Jew you desperately need :
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Thus, the best bang for the buck is still that you…
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It may be too late now by I wish your w***e mother’s rapist had used a condom. My best to your mom and sis, Zionist p***y boy.

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“My best to your mom and sis” => Oh, you’re just like your prophet with his aunt, you ☠️necrophiliac! Yet another 💀dead body fücker!💀 Don’t worry, I won’t let you do necrophilia with my late mum, you mofo! You’ll be recycled as food for the pigs before you even come close to the family grave! Neither grave, nor funeral urn for the necrophiles! They’re food for the pigs.🐷 Well, can’t you go on with your beloved 🐐goat? Or maybe with the 🐪camel you drink the pi$$ from? OK, I know the camel also gives you your daily golden shower, but… Read more »