Biden Relaxes Sanctions On… Venezuela?

There is some good news coming out of the White House. We’re about to start drilling for oil again! Huzzah! Oh wait, did I mention the oil will be drilled in Venezuela by a fascist, murderous dictator who jailed the legitimate president of the country?

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.

In fairness, Biden is also a tyrant, so you could understand why he’d ease sanctions on Maduro.

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? 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.

I mean, yeah, we’ll eventually get oil from Venezuela, but how much will it cost? Maduro is a dictator, but he’s not stupid. He is going to make sure the prices skyrocket, so he can stuff his coffers while his citizens die of malnourishment.

Well done, “President” Biden. You’re now in bed with a murderous thug.


6 thoughts on “Biden Relaxes Sanctions On… Venezuela?

  1. What on earth is the deal with the people running this country? No true conservative in charge would allow this garbage to happen. I recognize my country less and less each day that Biden is in office. We’ve gone from being oil independent to this circus. Geez!


  2. Ronni – I don’t fly the American flag anymore. I’ll fly the Germany and/or Slovak flag on our flagpole, and occasionally an NHL flag, but I don’t much care for this country in its current state.

    I know that sounds bad, but that’s how I feel.


  3. From an environment standpoint, Venezuelan crude is far worse than what we produce here in the US. Venezuelan crude is “heavy” crude (lots of sulfur) and needs specialized refineries to process. That said, most US Gulf Coast refineries “have” been capable of processing Venezuelan crude…but that has changed since Uncle Hugo started ruining Venezuela.
    Canadian Oil Sands crude is comparable, but most of the sulfur is left in huge sulfur pits when the oil is processed for shipment.


  4. I prefer a Black Flag but not many would understand. And isn’t it now more like a group sex thing? In bed with thugs in China, Iran, Ukraine, and Venezuela is at best getting found out fourths.


  5. A lot of it is simple hubris. They decided to cancel the Keystone XL, Exploring ANWR, and leasing public lands on Inauguration Day. They are refusing to admit they are wrong, and refusing to allow any drilling for oil in America. The damages they have done with these policies are enormous.

    Now they want to encourage the prosperity of the enemies of free people and civilization like the Venezuelan Dictator Maduro.


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