Friday, February 08, 2008

Hugo Chavez Accuses Exxon Of Terrorism



This is too funny! Hugo "The Human Cannonball" Chavez doesn't think fair play is well ... fair.

Venezuela accused Exxon Mobil of legal "terrorism" on Friday after the giant oil company won court orders freezing $12 billion of the major crude supplier's assets in a dispute at the heart of a worldwide fight for control of natural resources.

Venezuela's oil minister Rafael Ramirez vowed to overturn the rulings, reassuring investors they had little impact on the supplies, operations or cash flow of the state oil company, PDVSA, which has close to $100 billion in assets.

He said Exxon hoped to destabilize the government of anti-American President Hugo Chavez by using the legal battle over the nationalization of an Exxon project to create panic about the OPEC nation's finances.

Yeah, Exxon Mobil is the terrorists. Venezuela is a-o-k with seizing Exxon's assets, but heaven forbid you seize theirs.

It wasn't too long ago that Hugo took control of the last private oil fields in Venezuela. I remember Hugo relishing in his accomplishment. Not once did he ever call himself a terrorist. Hell, he wouldn't even admit he is a communist.

Good for Exxon Mobile for fighting back. Turnabout is fair play.


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