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Post time 2019-2-24 17:18:11 |Display all floors
Why is the US trying to overthrow the government of Venezuela?
Is it because Venezuela has the world's largest oil reserves... perhaps.
It couldn't possible be because of democracy. That would be hypocritical.

Why isn't a true democracy trying to overthrow the US government for
electing a president with 2.9 million fewer votes than the opposition?


If capitalism promotes innovation and creativity then why aren't scientists and artists the richest people in a capitalist nation?

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Post time 2019-2-24 17:23:30 |Display all floors
Control of oil is the word.

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Post time 2019-2-25 11:32:27 |Display all floors
huaqiao Post time: 2019-2-24 17:23
Control of oil is the word.

Only in part of the Western World...

   Russia, China, Iran, Turkey, Italy and S/Africa to name some say hands off from Venezuela...

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Post time 2019-2-25 11:44:46 |Display all floors
huaqiao Post time: 2019-2-24 17:23
Control of oil is the word.

Why would US want more oil when it is already a big producer of oil?  You may have to look elsewhere for the real reason instead of speculating!

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Post time 2019-2-25 12:36:04 |Display all floors
pnp Post time: 2019-2-25 11:44
Why would US want more oil when it is already a big producer of oil?  You may have to look elsewhe ...

Actually there are two reasons:

First, America is returning to reaffirming the validity of the Monroe Doctrine of 1823, three years after John Kerry, former Secretary of State of the Obama administration, had renounced its relevance in the modern age.

Second, Venezuela is sitting on the biggest oil reserve in the world, and it would add to the strategic stranglehold of the United States of this vital resource if she can control the industry through a dummy-surrogate Venezuelan leader just as they did before Hugo Chavez, the deceased leader of Venezuela nationalized the oil industry in 1999.

Third, Venezuela is geographically enveloped in the Caribbean Sea and so its navy and oil-shipping vessels cannot reach its Asian customers except through the Panama Canal.  That means the Canal is a choke-point of the Venezuelan economy and during a real crisis, the U.S. can exert political pressure on Venezuela through utilizing this chokepoint.

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Post time 2019-2-25 13:41:47 |Display all floors
pnp Post time: 2019-2-25 11:44
Why would US want more oil when it is already a big producer of oil?  You may have to look elsewhe ...

An oil man will tell you that in dec 2018; uncle Sam took in 529,000 barrels per day from Venezuela...
in July it was 724,000barrels...
  Venezuela has seen its exports of crude to its biggest market, the United States, climb since February 2018.   In fact, between February and June, Venezuelan oil exports to the Gulf Coast refineries increased by an impressive 43 percent, according to U.S. customs data cited by S&P...

     This is ironic, but it nevertheless remains a fact. Despite the sanctions and the mutual hostility, the United State continued to buy their oil...
   Canada furnished almost two-fifths (38.3%) of America’s imported crude oil while Saudi Arabia supplied 13.1% worth.
   
   Canada: US$53.3 billion (38.3% of total US imported crude oil)
Saudi Arabia: $18.2 billion (13.1%)
Iraq: $11.1 billion (8%)
Venezuela: $10.7 billion (7.7%)
Mexico: $10 billion (7.2%)
Colombia: $6.7 billion (4.8%)

I hope this helps...

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Post time 2019-2-25 15:15:36 |Display all floors
pnp Post time: 2019-2-25 11:44
Why would US want more oil when it is already a big producer of oil?  You may have to look elsewhe ...

It is common knowledge that US has oil. But why is it still meddling with Middle East all through these decades?

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