Dear Latin America: You Don't Mind if We Just Park this Aircraft Carrier Offshore, Do You?

Eat your heart out, James Monroe ...

Dear dumb Latins.

We Americans are super sorry about all the misunderstandings we've had throughout the years, particularly all those times where you have misinterpreted our good intentions and thought we might have had a hand in some of those unfortunate armed conflicts in Honduras or Panama or Ecuador or Cuba or Nicaragua or Grenada or the Dominican Republic or Chile or El Salvador or Uruguay or Guatemala or wherever. How stupid of you, right? But hey we're willing to let bygones be bygones.

Anyhoo as part of our ongoing efforts to "build confidence and trust among nations through collective maritime security efforts that focus on common threats and mutual interests," we intend to station an entire Naval fleet off the coast of Venezuela, headed up by a nuclear aircraft carrier, forever! Doesn't that sound collective and confidence building?
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