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John Bolton recently cited 19th century US foreign policy to justify US intervention in Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba
Præsident James Monroe ville sikkert have været forfærdet over at se hvordans hans politik som beskyttede folk i Sydamerica imod europæiske kolonister er blevet muteret til at være en selvudstedt licens til at intervenere i andre landes forhold.

I en kommentar fornylig pralede USAs nationale sikkerhedsrådgiver John Bolton om at den nuværende administration i det Hvide Hus "ikke er bange for at bruge frasen Monroe Doktrinen.'" Han refererede selvfølgelig til politikken fra 1823 under Præsident Monroe, som forlængede USA beskyttelse til at være enhver del af Amerika [inkluderende ikke mindst Central og Sydamerika] som stod overfor kolonisation af europæiske nationer.


Its meaning has apparently been twisted over the years, however, along with the way the US sees its role in the world. When Ronald Reagan supported murdering dictators in Latin America and sent the CIA after democratically elected leftist leaders, he was said to be following the Monroe Doctrine. Arguably, it has since gone global, with the US claiming it to be its unalienable right to meddle in any nation anywhere in the world for no better reason than protecting its national interests, be it Syria or Venezuela.

RT's Murad Gazdiev explores how a once benevolent idea turned into a justification for imperialist policy.