Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Chavez threatens oil cartels

Greed and Power have always been and will continue to be the primary motivating factors for human behavior as long as the world views which value such traits persist and are encouraged.

Rare is the individual who truly pursues the lofty ideals of Truth, Justice and Equality.

CNN News is reporting Venezuelan President and democratic-socialist Hugo Chavez, recently anointed as an assassination target by The 700 Club's Pat Robertson, has proposed to offer cheap oil directly to poor communities in the U.S.A.

"We want to sell gasoline and heating fuel directly to poor communities in the United States," Chavez reportedly said.

This is a bold move by Chavez, whether or not he intends to actually follow through with the ill-advised promise. This is a threat to the U.S., and more specifically to the oil companies and countries who recently reported record profits as gas prices in "the Homeland" soar.

The announcement from the fiery Chavez may or may not be related to the controversy over Robertson's much publicized comments on getting rid of the Venezuelan leader. Headlines everywhere have weighed in on the proposed Assassination of Chavez.

In recent reports, Robertson says he was misinterpreted, and goes on to note that "taking out" Chavez could include such things as kidnapping or other means. How very Christian.

For the record, Robertson said something to the effect that since Chavez thinks we're trying to assassinate him, we should just do it, since taking him out with covert operatives would be cheaper than waging another war.

Chavez reportedly announced, at the end of a visit to Cuba today, August 24, 2005, he could cut in half the price of gas in America by cutting out the middlemen.

Myself, I wonder what the middlemen will think of such a suggestion.



At 2:29 PM, Anonymous sthomas said...

At least Chavez is acknowledging that gas prices are seriously hurting our "poor communities." I wish someone in our own government would offer to cut prices for us.

At 9:01 PM, Anonymous John H said...

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At 10:08 PM, Blogger Mentalgongfu said...

thanks twig

At 11:37 PM, Anonymous Juan said...

I wish those in our government would stop accepting oil lobbyist money and develop existing viable technology. It is frustrating to know that we could run cars on vegetable oil, ethanol, and other sources....but yet we do not. Can you imagine the impact the U.S. could have if we ran off ethanol? The midwest would be rolling in cash, the economy could boom, jobs, jobs jobs. Too bad there isn't any good old fashioned pork involved in it....

At 1:41 PM, Anonymous Daryl Aretz said...

Juan, the only problem with using new technologies is that all the people who thought gasoline engines, concrete and steel roadways and rubber tires, and tollways are the best way to get around will be proven wrong. Is anyone surprised that there is cheaper fuel being offered and we are not allowed access to it?


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