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Bolton’s ‘Monroe Doctrine’ remark on Venezuela arrogant & insulting to all of Latin America – Lavrov

RT | March 4, 2019

John Bolton’s “arrogant” use of the term Monroe Doctrine in relation to Venezuela is an insult to the entirety of Latin American as it effectively reduces it to being a US backyard, Russia’s Sergey Lavrov has said.

“The theory and the practice of “backyards” is generally insulting,” the Russian foreign minister said on Monday at a press conference in Doha, Qatar.

He also reminded the US national security adviser that “since 1945, when the UN was founded, the international law is being regulated by this universal and the most legitimate organization.”

Bolton’s statement was “arrogant” and “insulting” to all the countries in Latin America, Lavrov added. On Sunday, Bolton vowed to create “as broad a coalition” as possible to basically overthrow Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and confirmed that the US was ultimately seeking to create a “democratic hemisphere.”

“In this administration we’re not afraid to use the phrase ‘Monroe Doctrine,’” Bolton stated. “This is a country in our hemisphere and it’s been the objective of American presidents going back to Ronald Reagan to have a completely Democratic hemisphere.”

The Monroe Doctrine was outlined by President James Monroe in 1823. It proclaims the Western hemisphere as an exclusive zone of Washington’s interests and regards any interference in the Americas by any foreign powers as a hostile act.

Since then, it has been invoked by multiple US presidents for various purposes – from justifying the territorial expansion of the US in the 19th century to battling the spread of communism during the Cold War.

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2 Comments »

  1. Arrogant and insulting are this guy’s middle names; my go-to descriptor for him is Revoltin’ Bolton.
    He is a first-class revoltin’ asshole, surely one of the absolute worst tragedies that have ever befallen an America that could have been so much better. And he’s been soiling America and the globe with his particular brand of imperial arrogance since at least as far back as 1992 (I think googling him re his arrogance at an international UN conference in South Africa that year would produce some confirmation of my use of the year and the circumstance).

    But no one should ever under-estimate him: Revoltin’ Bolton is smart, clever, vindictive, focused, implacable…elements of an arrogant and insulting son of a bitch’s persona and life.

    Thanks to RT.

    Comment by roberthstiver | March 4, 2019 | Reply

  2. “Bolton vowed to create “as broad a coalition” as possible to basically overthrow Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and confirmed that the US was ultimately seeking to create a “democratic hemisphere.”

    “Create a “demographic hemisphere”? THAT is classic George Orwell talk…….”War is Peace”…”Freedom is slavery”……”Ignorance is strength”……… Bolton is another of those Dual Passport Holders, whose Loyalty to the USA is severely compromised by his history in the USA government over the past decades”
    He’s a classic “AIPAC” kind guy who does exactly what he’s told by his owners…..

    Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | March 4, 2019 | Reply


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