32119, RE: Not only was the nationalization completely legal...|
Posted by HoChiGrimm, Thu Dec-15-05 01:38 AM
>...but it was carried out with OPEC supervision, under the
>auspices of the Venezuelan Petroleum Corporation (Corporación
>Venezolana de Petróleos), the brainchild of the Venezuelan
>national hero Rómulo Ernesto Betancourt Bello. It did not
>involve the siezing of foreign assets (I challenge you to
>provide evidence to the contrary, btw), but the gradual
>phasing out of monopoly foreign oil concessions, starting with
>the 50% share granted to J. Paul Getty's Pacific Western under
>the corrupt Jimenez dictatorship.
I'll bet you anything from a
diddle-dad Joe to a damned if
I know, he wasn't even slightly
aware of this fact, which is
why he never bothered to provide
a solid retort.
>I challenge you to
>provide evidence to the contrary, btw
From dollars to donuts, he won't
accept the challenge (just read
his response). LOL!