Saturday, January 26, 2019

Andrew Korybko - Why Would The US Want Venezuela’s Oil When It Already Buys 41% Of Its Total Exports?

Could there be another reason why the U.S. wants control of Venezuela's oil?

The world is a den of vipers all back stabbing each other -  friends one moment, foes the next.

The prevailing Alt-Media narrative that Washington wants to impose a pro-US puppet regime on Venezuela in order to control all of the country’s oil doesn’t make much sense when considering that it already buys 41% of the Bolivarian Republic’s total exports, meaning that another more nuanced explanation needs to be offered in order to account for this narrative double-think.
Nevertheless, the truth of the matter is that control over Venezuela’s oil is indeed one of the motivations behind this conflict, though not in the way that it’s being portrayed. Alongside ensuring full geopolitical control over the Caribbean Basin and ideologically confronting socialism, the US wants to obtain predominant influence over Venezuela in order to incorporate it into a parallel OPEC-like structure for challenging the joint Russian-Saudi OPEC+ arrangement per the author’s late-2016 prediction about the formation of a “North American-South American Petroleum Exporting Countries” (NASAPEC) cartel. This entity would function as “Fortress America’s” energy component and have the potential to exert powerful long-term pressure on the international oil market at Russia and Saudi Arabia’s expense. When coupled with the US and Qatar’s joint LNG investment plans, it’s clear to see that the US is making a global power play for control over the world’s energy industry, which could very adversely affect Russia.
 Eurasia Future


Konrad said...

The time to strike is now. China and Russia are too cowardly to resist. Brazil, Argentina, and Ecuador have been bagged. Once Venezuela is in the bag, Bolivia will fall, which means that all of South America will be in the bag. All of Central America will also be in the bag once Nicaragua is sewed up (which is imminent).

At least the liars will have a fresh word when they attack MMT.

Instead of chanting “Zimbabwe,” they can now start chanting “Venezuela.”

“MMT will change us into Venezuela!”

Noah Way said...

Controlling oil is all about throttling adversaries, in particular China, which has oil deals with Venezuela.

The Saudis crashed oil prices at the command of the US to undermine oil producing countries including Iran, Russia, and Venezuela.