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    I don't think the US Navy will interfere with this delivery. But they are crazy for attempting it.




    Venezuela armed forces to escort Iranian tankers bringing needed fuel
    Scott Smith, The Associated Press

    A view of the vessel the Clavel, right, sailing on international waters crossing the Gibraltar stretch on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. (Marcos Moreno/AP)


    CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela’s defense minister said Wednesday that planes and ships from the nation’s armed forces will escort Iranian tankers arriving with fuel to the gasoline-starved country in case of any U.S. aggression.

    A force of U.S. vessels, including Navy destroyers and other combat ships, patrol the Caribbean on what U.S. officials call a drug interdiction mission. Venezuelan officials paint them as a threat, but U.S. officials have not announced any plans to intercept the Iranian tankers, or threatened to try that. Both countries have been hit with U.S. economic sanctions.

    Venezuela’s ambassador to the United Nations, Samuel Moncada, also lashed out at the U.S., saying any attempt to stop the tankers would be illegal.

    “Forbidding those boats from reaching their destination would thus constitute a crime against humanity,” Moncada said at a U.N. Security Council meeting to discuss recent turmoil in Venezuela.

    https://www.militarytimes.com/news/y...bean-a-threat/

  • #2
    "Bolivarian"? I don't think Bolivia even has a navy.
    "Venezuelan" would be more correct.

    Amazing that a country with such massive petroleum reserves needs to import gasoline.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Herman Hum View Post
      "Bolivarian"? I don't think Bolivia even has a navy.
      "Venezuelan" would be more correct.

      Amazing that a country with such massive petroleum reserves needs to import gasoline.

      I thought the same until I looked it up. The Navy of Venezuela is officially called the Bolivarian Navy of Venezuela.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boliva...y_of_Venezuela

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      • #4
        Which Carrie Battle Group might be needed for escort? Lots of luck there venezuela
        "Ask not what your country can do for you"

        Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

        you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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        • #5
          Venezuela may feel emboldened because they are holding 2 US citizens in custody.
          Plus, the world is distracted by some virus.

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          • #6
            OH NO! Should we be scared? No news outlet of any significance is even covering this.


            Venezuela Sends SAMs, Rocket Artillery To Caribbean Outpost As Iranian Tankers Get Closer
            https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zon...ers-get-closer

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Herman Hum View Post
              "Bolivarian"? I don't think Bolivia even has a navy.
              "Venezuelan" would be more correct.

              Amazing that a country with such massive petroleum reserves needs to import gasoline.
              Bolivia does have a navy on Lake Titicaca, and on some rivers. Bolivia has still not accepted the result of the War of the Pacific and On March 23 the Day of the Sea to keep their claims alive.

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              • #8
                How do the Venezuelans plan to frighten us when they needed the military might of Cuba to put down a small uprising by unarmed citizenry?
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Nikki View Post
                  I don't think the US Navy will interfere with this delivery. But they are crazy for attempting it.





                  If Venezuela is gasoline starved, what are using its ships and aircraft to protect the oil tankers from Iran ?
                  Water ?

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                  • #10
                    The Venezuelan National Oil Company owns and operates Citgo Oil Refinery in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Note: Actually it is in Westlake, LA. The issue must be oil tankers. Citgo makes lots of gasoline. Would the US allow Iranian tankers up the ship channel to get gas? Also the refineries in Venezuela refine gasoline. Not a whole lot of sense going on here.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Pruitt View Post
                      The Venezuelan National Oil Company owns and operates Citgo Oil Refinery in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Note: Actually it is in Westlake, LA. The issue must be oil tankers. Citgo makes lots of gasoline. Would the US allow Iranian tankers up the ship channel to get gas? Also the refineries in Venezuela refine gasoline. Not a whole lot of sense going on here.

                      Pruitt
                      I recall reading something the other day about Venezuela selling their U.S.-based CITGO refineries.

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