Chavez’s state owned oil “company” is #4, selling US around 1.5 Million Barrels daily.
First some facts…you can google these >
Venezuela begins shutdown of 34 radio stations
Venezuela’s Chavez welcomes Russian warships
Venezuela’s Chavez expels U.S. ambassador
Prepare for war: Chavez -
As global demand tightens, oil producer has agenda
Now the latest…
Chavez / Venezuela to export gasoline to Iran
Sep 7, 7:04 AM (ET)
By ALI AKBAR DAREINI
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez sealed an agreement to export 20,000 barrels per day of gasoline to Iran, state TV reported Monday. The deal would give Tehran a cushion if the West carries out threats of fuel sanctions over Iran’s nuclear program.
The two countries signed the agreement late Sunday during a visit by Chavez, who pledged to deepen ties with Iran and stand together against what he called the imperialist powers of the world.
also > “At his first formal press conference since his June 12 re- election, Ahmadinejad said yesterday he didn’t recognize deadlines for talks on Iran’s nuclear plans. “Iran’s nuclear issue is over,” he said. “We will never negotiate Iran’s undeniable rights.”
Now connect the dots…notice the dates…
Congress looks to bolster Iran sanctions
The Associated Press
Tuesday, April 28, 2009 | 1:30 p.m.
Congress is taking up a bipartisan proposal which would give the Obama administration more leverage over Iran by toughening economic sanctions on foreign oil and shipping firms that aid Tehran.
A group of Democrats and Republicans introduced legislation Tuesday that would give the president expanded authority to crack down on companies that export gasoline and other refined petroleum products to Iran.
The Senate bill, which is expected to be mirrored by a similar House bill, is expected to pass because it has broad support from both Republicans and Democrats and is not opposed by the White House.
So my question is…Why are we allowing our government to set us up for failure?
Wind, solar. etc are fine as long term goals but for our own National Security, don’t we need to stop screwing around and Immediately begin a ‘moon shot’ effort to tap our own resourses both on and off shore???
Next to Nukes, (actually they’re interconnected) Isn’t this our top National Security challenge today?
@ Justine – I agree. Chavez owns CITGO. Here’s a balanced look at what that means to US. > http://www.snopes.com/politics/gasoline/citgo.asp
@ Rod.. Yeah he’s been busy and we’ve been distracted.
@ Edg1 – Yeah this is one area where Obama has plenty of company. After 9 -11 I thought for sure people would wake up on this issue but that sure hasen’t happened. People can say what they want about Palin but she understands what this means to our National Security.
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