It did not take chavez—the would-be monkey king of Venezuela—long to blame the US for his devastating loss against Exxon-Mobil in European courts, which resulted in $12 billion in Venezuelan assets being frozen. He is just borrowing another page from the castro, Inc. play book: Blame all your failures and missteps on the US. In his usual, and by now worn out routine on his weekly radio and TV show, “Hello,
President Monkey Boy,” chavez once again does his best King Kong imitation and pounds his fists on his chest.
“If you end up freezing (Venezuelan assets) and it harms us, we’re going to harm you,” Chavez said during his weekly radio and television program, “Hello,
PresidentMonkey Boy.” “Do you know how? We aren’t going to send oil to the United States. Take note, Mr. Bush, Mr. Danger.”
Chavez has repeatedly threatened to cut off oil shipments to the United States, which is Venezuela’s No. 1 client, if Washington tries to oust him. Chavez’s warnings on Sunday appeared to extend that threat to attempts by oil companies to challenge his government’s nationalization drive through lawsuits.
“I speak to the U.S. empire, because that’s the master: continue and you will see that we won’t send one drop of oil to the empire of the United States,” Chavez said Sunday.
Reading about threats—again—without any action to back it up begs the question: Is chavez just aping (pun intended) what he hears the human world leaders say on that magical box in his office that has all the moving pictures inside? Considering his past record of much talk and no action on this issue, one of his trainers should inform him that he is only making himself look dumber, if that were at all possible.
Then again, this could be the time that chavez is really going to get back at the American imperialistas. And if that be the case, I guess the US will just have to find a replacement for the 4th biggest importer of crude oil. I wonder how difficult that is going to be.
I am sure it will be much harder on the US losing it’s 4th oil importer than it will be on Venezuela losing its #1 customer. At least by chimp logic it is.