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US is not so far removed from Russian cousins

AS John Kerry berates the Russian intervention in Crimea, after an unelected government took control of Ukraine, he should be reminded of America's Monroe Doctrine and the Clark Memorandum.

These sanctioned both covert and military US intervention anywhere in the Caribbean basin, where US interests were regarded as being eroded, or threatened. In November 2013, John Kerry announced the Monroe doctrine was now dead... because the US has seized on 9/11 to undertake global intervention, anywhere it is in US interests so to do.

PATRICK LAVENDER

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