Monroe doctrine alive and well in 2019

John Bolton alluded to the almost two century-old policy known as the Monroe Doctrine in a press briefing on Friday, warning Russia not to deploy troops in Venezuela in attempt to expand it’s sphere of influence in the Western Hemisphere.

“We strongly caution actors external to the western hemisphere against deploying military assets to Venezuela, or elsewhere in the hemisphere, with the intent of establishing or expanding military operations,” National Security Advisor John Bolton said Friday, dubbing the Russian troops “a direct threat to international peace and security in the region.”

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  1. I was just thinking of the Monroe Doctrine recently in terms of Latin America. The southwest border was always a weak point in the 19th and early 20th century, but after the end of conventional warfare, it has been ignored. Foreign powers have meddled in the western hemisphere in recent history, Cuban Missile Crisis, Russian Venezuelan base, British Argentine squabble in the 80s, etc…interesting scenario to invoke the Monroe Doctrine…when did the second cold war start? Makes little sense for that rivalry to exist while China is buying and colonizing the world.

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