Elliott Abrams gloats over US ability to prevent Caracas from selling its oil & gold, says goal of sanctions is to “deny the regime money” & laughs while describing his gangsterlike threats against creditors: “we have a wide, broad” sanctions net so “be careful not to get caught” pic.twitter.com/HkbTCNi0LX— Anya Parampil (@anyaparampil) March 31, 2019
“Here this evening is a very brave man who carries with him the hopes, dreams and aspirations of all Venezuelans.”— CNN International (@cnni) February 5, 2020
US President Trump recognized opposition leader Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s “true and legitimate president” at the State of the Union. https://t.co/qG2WzaP18N #sotu pic.twitter.com/oUYzn4j5ZX
If you are stupid enough to believe that American foreign policy and the war in Ukraine is about evil dictators and Democracy vs. Autocracy, you need to check this out.
“President Biden’s advisers are discussing a possible visit to Saudi Arabia this spring to help repair relations and convince the Kingdom to pump more oil, Axios has learned.
Why it matters: A hat-in-hand trip would illustrate the gravity of the global energy crisis driven by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Biden has chastised Saudi Arabia, and the CIA believes its de facto leader, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was involved in the dismemberment of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.
The possibility also shows how Russia’s invasion is scrambling world’s alliances, forcing the U.S. to reorder its priorities — and potentially recalibrating its emphasis on human rights.
Biden officials are in Venezuela this weekend to meet with the government of President Nicolás Maduro. Some Republicans and Democrats in Washington suggest Venezuela’s oil could replace Russia’s, according to the New York Times. …”
It turns out that Nicolás Maduro, not Juan Guaidó, might actually be the president of Venezuela this morning. Maduro might not be an evil dictator because Joe Biden is panicking about exploding gas prices. Trump and Little Marco tried to engineer a coup in Venezuela in 2019.
Mohammad bin Salman of Saudi Arabia might also be off Uncle Sam’s naughty list. He was put on Joe Biden’s shit list for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi which is why gas prices were so chronically high before this happened with Russia. The Saudis have been pissed off with Joe Biden.