Prelude to new romance with Cuba? Biden eases sanctions on Venezuela

From our Bureau of Fairly Obvious Warning Signs with some assistance from our Bureau of Potentially Cataclysmic Thaws and Budding Romances

Could this be yet another sign of Jar-Jar Biden’s eagerness to embrace Castro, Inc. ? Sure looks like it.

Venenozuela continues to be a quasi-colony of Castrogonia. No doubt about it. And you can bet your bottom dollar that as soon as more petroleum refining cranks up again in this quasi-colony, tankers full of free oil will be sent again to Castro, Inc.,

And never mind the fact that Czar Vlad the Invader will profit directly from the sale of Venezuelan oil to other nations. To focus on such an issue might impede Jar-Jar’s budding romance with Castro, Inc. and its affiliates.

From Jazz Shaw at Hot Air:

The good news is that the Biden administration is finally doing something about the Biden energy crisis, encouraging more oil drilling. The bad news is that the drilling will be taking place in Venezuela, not the United States.

We saw some hints of this last month, but now it’s apparently official. Yesterday, in an effort to cut a deal with one of the worst socialist tyrants on the planet, Joe Biden lifted some of the sanctions on Nicolas Maduro and the Venezuelan oil giant PDVSA. The eased sanctions will allow for additional oil to flow from Venezuela and be exported to a world that is currently running out of energy at an alarming pace.

So I assume that all of that unpleasantness over the past eight years or more is just in the rearview mirror now? Stand by for a few reminders of just who it is that we’re doing business with.

So we can’t get a new pipeline built or a new drilling permit issued in the United States, but we’re going to let Venezuela open the taps and begin cashing in on its reserves of black gold? That’s just great. (/sarc) One question we might ask is how we’re apparently doing business with Nicolas Maduro when we don’t even recognize him as the legitimate president of Venezuela. What happened to Juan Guaido? He’s supposedly the president that most of the world recognizes. Oh, that’s right. He spends about half of his time in jail.

This is the same Maduro regime that was holding a half dozen American citizens hostage in prison cells or house arrest for years until only recently. But now that Joe Biden finds himself in some political trouble, I suppose all is forgiven and it’s back to business as usual because oil is involved. That seems remarkably similar to the way we’re suddenly good buddies with the “pariah” Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia despite all of the unpleasantness surrounding the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi, doesn’t it?

Here’s another point to consider since it has international implications. Russia now owns most of Venezuela’s oil resources. By giving the green light to Venezuelan oil production, we’re flushing more money into Vladimir Putin’s coffers. Weren’t we supposed to be engaged in economic warfare with Russia to punish them for the invasion of Ukraine? I suppose that’s another one of those “only when it’s convenient” things, eh?

It’s too late to worry about all of that now, however. The Treasury Department already authorized Chevron to increase drilling in Venezuela. 

2 thoughts on “Prelude to new romance with Cuba? Biden eases sanctions on Venezuela”

  1. Generally speaking, I’ve come to believe, or strongly suspect, that so much of the world (including the US) is so fucked up because there are simply too many fucked-up people, to put it crudely. Shit in, shit out.

  2. Take a good look at the current POTUS. Does he really look any better than, say, Evo Morales or the blithering idiot now president in Peru, especially considering this is the USA? Uh, NO.

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