BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 P.M.) – U.S. National Security adviser John Bolton issued a stern warning this week to the countries that are viewed as obstacles to Washington’s influence in Latin America.

When asked by Newsweek radio host Hugh Hewitt about the arrival Russian, Chinese, and Iranian planes to support the government of Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela, Bolton responded, “President Trump is determined not to see Venezuela fall under the sway of foreign powers.”

The national security adviser then discussed the Monroe Doctrine, which was established under the fifth U.S. President, James Monroe, in the early 19th century.

The Monroe Doctrine was used to curb European influence in the Americas and has been the foundation of much of Washington’s policies in Latin America.

“If the Monroe Doctrine fails, if China and Russia, along with Cuba, establish domination over Venezuela, I think American strategic interests will be harmed,” Bolton said. “And as I said at the beginning, the people of Venezuela will be trapped in this dictatorship. We are seeing here the palpable proof of eight years of Obama administration policy mistakes.”

Bolton said that the U.S. prefers a peaceful transition to power in Venezuela, despite his “all options on the table” comments.

“Look, our objective is a peaceful transition of power to Juan Guaidó and the opposition,” Bolton continued. “But let’s not forget we’ve got between 40,000 to 50,000 American citizens in Venezuela.”

“We’ve got countries, as you mentioned, Colombia and Brazil on the border with millions of Venezuelan refugees who have come across. We’ve got terrorist organizations like the ELN [National Liberation Army] and FARC [Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia] who threaten Colombia,” he said, adding that “we’re going to protect American national interest, and Maduro and his cronies ought to know that President Trump is very serious when he says all options are on the table.”

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Under that positive world law which serves justice only, both the American people and our whole HuRa have the duty to hang U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton and at least 10,000 of his top accomplices for war crimes. AFTOC = “After a Fair Trial, Of Course”. The U.S–Israeli Axis threatens to intensify its war of aggression against Venezuela out of sheer blood-lust. The global conspiracy currently fronted by Trump & Bibi has murdered a total of millions of victims in many ravaged countries and is therefore driven by desperation ever to keep up its slaughter with fresh prey, lest… Read more »

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Only make sure they hang high.

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From America-I agree with you – the corporate DC is nothing more than a nest of treasonous vipers – every single one of them. Legislation passed if any American would care to read it-strangles the Citizens of the United States and gives full power of America over to one foreign nation and that nation is Israel. I know I read the legislation and they are embedded into every fabric our society right down to our health and safety and energy laws.

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ROFL. All that is needed is SIMPLY to forbid the corporate funding of electoral campaigns, which, BTW, Bernie Sanders highly promoted while campaigning. Guess why such thing is seen as corruption in all democratic countries but USA? In 48 states, the main bi-partisan funders for ALL you end with in Congress are #1 Lockheed-Martin #2 Boeing #3 Raytheon 😁 This is how you end with 48 states led by the war party, no matter if you end with GOP or DEMs (if yer really a Yankee), then one of the few not corrupted representative ends being Tulsi 😁 And let… Read more »

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All you need to do is declare Dual Israeli citizens as foreign agents. Very simple.

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No US politician should hold ANY goreign nationality.Where is your allegiance?.As it stands US politicians and leaders allegiance is to Israel.Have you now become Israel first US second?.The United States of Israel?.Some military circles have stated US military should go fight for Israel.Why not change your official language to Hebrew while you’re about it?.America you have been invaded by your own version of christianity which is part and parcel of Zionism.What a great loss.A silent invasion.An alien soft invasion.And they are living better than you with your tax dollars while US infrastructure is collapsing.

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Isnt it time to get back your country frim the Evangelist/Zionist invasion?. All those senators and congressmen supporting Israel should be stripped of positions as they are not patriots. They have sold out.Traitors.What do you to traitors?.Clean out the US.Send tbem back to Israel. Criminalize AIPAC before they criminalize YOU.sTRUMPet et al have to go.Where are the Americans who demonstrated against Vietnam war?.Demonstrate against Iraq,Syria, Yemen.Get them out NOW.Pompous, sTRUMPet ,Walrus,Yahu and MBS should be taken care of.

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Hal Womack : you’ll end stating that Bolton, which is nothing else than an ADVISER, is not so influential as he may think he is, and that Trump is neither rabid nor a clown. Let me be clear : as for NoKo, there are no signs of military buld-up, although the deployment of 3 aircraft carriers added with F-35 in the region looked like it, but these were diplomatic instruments. Here, they’re neither deploying aircraft carriers, nor LHDs, nor troops, nor air-forces. Add to this : many are seriously mistaking themselves about US intentions in Syria : from 2011 to… Read more »

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Nope. Sorry Daeshbug, but we aren’t buying into your assumptions.

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You obviously are a Zionist.Bashar is loved by Syrians.Only reason US want to remove him is he will not BOW DOWN and kiss US a**e.Same with Venezuela and gas/oil deposits in Syria and destroy ALL OPPOSITION TO your lord and master ISRAEL.YOu can go kiss Netanyahu’s a**e.He is now your leader.AIOAC rules ok?.Wake up dreamer or go sniff some more.After all your politicians ALL have to visit Israel,pay abeisance to Israel and go cry and shake their heads at the wailing wall as orange face did.They all do.You are their slaves and you cant shave off those chains Israel,AIPAC and… Read more »

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Moron Bolton: “President Trump is determined not to see Venezuela fall under the sway of foreign powers.” Uh, moron Bolton, what do you think the United States is in Venezuela?

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THE BIGGEST SATANIC,COLONIALIST POWER ON EARTH RULED FROM ISRAEL AND AIPAC IN THE US.

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The once anti colonial Monroe doctrine has become a colonial justification for the US Empire.

The US have acted against UN’s A/RES/2625(XXV) in Syria and plan the same in Venezuela.

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Mark my words : they plan NOTHING on Venezuela… Except… stopping to fund the opposition which actually costs big money to USA for long… Moreover, US have more serious stuff to do than to end with a Vietnam v2.0 in Venezuela which is half made of jungle. Exactly as I predicted nothing would happen with NoKo, so I do about Venezuela. In fact, was I Maduro, I’d give a phonecall to Trump and invite him to pay me a visit in Caracas. All that Maduro needs is sign a few contracts on heavy oil needed for plastics and the Yankees… Read more »

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not “tes” : “ties”

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You mean capitulation to the GREAT SATAN?.You must be a sTRUMPet lover.Do you kniw ANYTHING about Venezuela and how the people lived before Chavez?.Only what you have been indoctrinated tobelieve.Go bury your head in the sand.Same was Iran prior to the SHAH.Dictators is what US wants.By the way daesh(US has just revived you and Blackwater in Iraq),why dont you go volunteer to help IDF in Israel or idiot Guaido who is a puppet?.

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Only Putin stands in their way.Great leader not an a*s kisser like orange face.

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Bolt-off is quite the jack-off! Go grab some big-a$$ b***s, since you don’t have any, and then head on down Venezuela way and see what you accomplish…paley-a*s gringo! Bring your friend Pompass too!

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Boltardo is type # Schizo.

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And What about that strategic national interest
Bolton and warmongers thinking about !
Explain please