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    Russia and China Move Into Central America

    This is quite important and yet no one seems to be talking about it. I live mostly in Costa Rica but often visit Nicaragua and what's happening there is huge.

    A serious national security problem is emerging in the Caribbean Basin, much neglected by Washington. Banging the final nail in the coffin of the Monroe Doctrine, Russia’s Vladimir Putin is joining China in building a
    trans-oceanic canal through Nicaragua, as well as a military supply facility. A satellite monitoring system may also replace the one Putin shut down in Lourdes, Cuba, in 2002. Construction on this rival to the Panama Canal is slated to begin in December 2014 under the auspices of Chinese businessman Wang Jing – who is also building a deep-water port in the Crimea.

    How would George Kennan respond to Nicaragua

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    Re: Russia and China Move Into Central America

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    This is quite important and yet no one seems to be talking about it. I live mostly in Costa Rica but often visit Nicaragua and what's happening there is huge.



    How would George Kennan respond to Nicaragua
    They're already waging imperialistic wars of conquest like it's the 19th Century. Why shouldn't they trade and jockey for international prestige like it as well?

    Welcome to the new normal, ladies and gentlemen. Like it or not, U.S. global hegemony had its perks.

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    Re: Russia and China Move Into Central America

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    This is quite important and yet no one seems to be talking about it. I live mostly in Costa Rica but often visit Nicaragua and what's happening there is huge.



    How would George Kennan respond to Nicaragua
    Did Nicaragua invite Russia and China? If so, then that is Nicaragua's business. And, after what we did, supporting the death squads there, do you blame Nicaragua? Ron Paul called it "blowback". Bad foreign policy eventually comes back to roost.
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    Re: Russia and China Move Into Central America

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    This is quite important and yet no one seems to be talking about it. I live mostly in Costa Rica but often visit Nicaragua and what's happening there is huge.



    How would George Kennan respond to Nicaragua
    It was on Obama's watch. Good legacy.

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    Re: Russia and China Move Into Central America

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    It was on Obama's watch. Good legacy.
    Obama wouldn't have it any other way.

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    Re: Russia and China Move Into Central America

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    It was on Obama's watch. Good legacy.
    The seeds were planted during the Reagan regime.
    Didn't you just read the post before yours, #3?
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    Re: Russia and China Move Into Central America

    Right-wingers who try to make politics over anything happening beyond our shores wouldn't have it any other way either, would they ?
    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Obama wouldn't have it any other way.
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    Re: Russia and China Move Into Central America

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Right-wingers who try to make politics over anything happening beyond our shores wouldn't have it any other way either, would they ?
    Poor poor NIMBY, its almost like you dont think Obama would do anything different. Sorry, he wouldn't.

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    Re: Russia and China Move Into Central America

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Did Nicaragua invite Russia and China? If so, then that is Nicaragua's business. And, after what we did, supporting the death squads there, do you blame Nicaragua? Ron Paul called it "blowback". Bad foreign policy eventually comes back to roost.
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    You are aware of course that the Contras (Nicaraguan death death squads) were supported and funded under Ronald Reagan. Also see: Iran–Contra affair.

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    Re: Russia and China Move Into Central America

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    The seeds were planted during the Reagan regime.
    Didn't you just read the post before yours, #3?
    We didn't start the fire?

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