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Follow the minerals: Why the US is threatened by Venezuela’s ‘blue gold’ | Stop the War Coalition

U.S. President Barack Obama generated international outcry after imposing further sanctions on Venezuela in March and claiming that Venezuela poses an “unusual and extraordinary threat” to US security. President Maduro of Venezuela fired back at Obama, saying the sanctions and executive order are an attempt to use force to control the country.

One forthright response to the US decree from Bolivian President Evo Morales demanded Obama to: “Stop turning the world into a battlefield.”

Is any threat posed by Venezuela merely an illusion created to oil the wheels of intervention?

What is real and tangible is the US’ increasing demand for the natural resources Venezuela has in superabundance.

Source: Follow the minerals: Why the US is threatened by Venezuela’s ‘blue gold’ – Stop the War Coalition

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