Thursday, May 26, 2011

"Go to Hell" - Venezuela to U.S.

Earlier today, Venezuelan Oil Chief Rafael Ramirez had some interesting words to say to America.

"The imperialists (that's us) can go to hell.  Their sanctions mean nothing to us.  No one is going to impose this kind of action against us."

This was in response to 'sloppy' sanctions imposed on them in regards to its ties to Iran. 

Venezuela continues to strain our relationship with statements like 'We will no longer guarantee oil supplies to U.S.'  This, of course, is raising the United State's national security concerns.  It reminds me of 2008, when Hugo Chavez chanted in front of a roaring crowd of thousands  "Go to hell, Yankees.   Go to hell 100 times!" when describing Washington.  What a nice business partner.

Currently, 43% of Venezuelan oil is imported by the U.S., comprising 24% of U.S. foreign imported oil.  Though this would strain our nation's resources, I feel like Venezuela would ultimately suffer from this decision, economically. 

However, this should be yet another wake-up call for Americans.  There are a great variety of factors contributing to high gas prices - many of which are within our control.  So, if the people our country does business with doesn't like us, that is all the more reason to find our oil elsewhere... like, in our own backyard.


  1. Things aren't what they seem. ;)