Saturday, September 20, 2008
Reference: Chavez moves to strengthen Russian ties, Bangkok Post, September 20, 2008
In the old days, before the Chunnel, there used to be a joke in England that once, when the English Channel was too foggy for shipping, English newspaper headlines said "Channel fogged in, Europe isolated". Jokes often mimic reality, for now we find that the U.S. government's official response to Russia's growing influence in Latin America is that it serves only to further isolate Russia (Chavez moves to strengthen Russian ties, Bangkok Post, September 20, 2008). Monroe Doctrine fogged in, Russia isolated.