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Trump warns Russia on military presence in Venezuel

serfserf Member Posts: 7,300 ✭✭✭
edited March 2019 in Politics
So the Monroe doctrine card is once again being played on Russia, I wonder if that new navy 5th fleet is ready for action! Will another bay of pigs invasion be in the works again or the spark for a world war?

serf

WASHINGTON, March 29 (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's national security adviser warned Russia on Friday about its military presence in Venezuela, saying any move to establish or expand operations there would be considered a "direct threat" to international peace.

"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," White House national security adviser John Bolton said in a statement.

"We will consider such provocative actions as a direct threat to international peace and security in the region," Bolton added.

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  • spasmcreekspasmcreek Member Posts: 38,925
    edited November -1
    we had an agreement to stand by the Phillipines but when China started building military bases and artificial islands near them we stood aside and did NOTHING ........doubt if our pronouncements cause much fear in Russia
  • serfserf Member Posts: 7,300 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    spasmcreek wrote:
    we had an agreement to stand by the Phillipines but when China started building military bases and artificial islands near them we stood aside and did NOTHING ........doubt if our pronouncements cause much fear in Russia

    The world court is taking issue over on this one and not one oil/gas well has come online yet in the disputed area.

    serf

    https://www.cfr.org/councilofcouncils/global_memos/p38227

    Unlike previous territorial disputes put before the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea or International Court of Justice in The Hague, this tribunal did not adjudicate on sovereignty. That would have required both parties? agreement. Furthermore, China?s reservations after ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) against compulsory dispute settlement under the Convention being binding effectively precluded such a direct approach. The Philippines was able to seek arbitration by focusing its case on the legal status of disputed maritime features, rather than a determination on who owns what. On these more limited terms, the Philippines obtained a sweeping victory, with the panel finding unanimously in its favor on almost all fifteen submissions.
  • wpageabcwpageabc Member Posts: 8,968
    edited November -1
    The Russians and Chinese will continue to push our buttons. As long as they see the weakness in DC. It is well known our country is divided almost 50/50 along partisan lines...

    Divide and conquer is a prime tactic in the Art of War.

    We have done half the work for our enemy.
    "What is truth?'
  • mjrfd99mjrfd99 Member Posts: 4,432 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    wpageabc wrote:
    The Russians and Chinese will continue to push our buttons. As long as they see the weakness in DC. It is well known our country is divided almost 50/50 along partisan lines...

    Divide and conquer is a prime tactic in the Art of War.

    We have done half the work for our enemy.

    I agree 101% +
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