From our Great Accomplishments of Latrine American Socialism Bureau with assistance from our Neocolonialist Nonsense Desk
How’s this for a major socialist accomplishment? The nation with the world’s largest oil reserves is importing gasoline from Iran, because it’s incapable of producing enough for itself.
This is what socialism imported from Cuba has done to Venenozuela.
The world press keeps blaming the collapse of Venenozuela’s oil industry on “mismanagement,” but the truth is that the real fault lies with Cuban-style socialism.
And there’s another angle to this story: Iran’s ever-increasing involvement in Venenozuela.
This gasoline shipment –which violates U.S. sanctions on Venenozuela — is already giving Iran an excuse for threatening the U.S. with war.
Next step: a shipment of missiles?
From The Masters of Understatement at the BBC
The Venezuelan military will escort Iranian tankers delivering much-needed petrol to the country to prevent any attempt by the US to stop them.
Five vessels are on the high seas and are due to arrive in the coming days.
Venezuela’s defence minister said they would be “welcomed” into its exclusive economic zone, which extends 370km (200 nautical miles) from its shores.
The US, which has imposed sanctions on Venezuela and Iran, is reportedly considering steps to deter shipments.
The US-backed Venezuelan opposition leader, Juan Guaidó, said the need to import petrol highlighted the mismanagement of Venezuela’s oil industry by President Nicolás Maduro’s government.
Venezuela has the world’s largest oil reserves, but production has plummeted in the last two decades and the country is in a deep economic crisis.
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