“The US is conducting an oil war to destroy Russia and Venezuela, the latter country’s President Nicolas Maduro said on Monday.”
“'A real oil war is underway,' he said. 'Its goal is to destroy Russia, to drive Russia into a collapse as a global power and President Obama admitted the fact in a radio interview today.'”
“Simultaneously, the current slump in oil prices is also spearheaded at Venezuela, Maduro believes. 'It seeks to turn our country into a colony, to destroy our independence and our revolution with the aid of an economic collapse.'”
“'Still, neither Russia nor Venezuela will surrender and we’ll continue our struggle and they won’t overpower us,' Maduro said.”
Nicolás Maduro is certainly not as charismatic as Chávez was, but should had take better advantage of Venezuela's position inside OPEC, being also one of the first members of the organization. Russia should also approach Venezuela, especially after the latest decision by - the manipulated by the US oil industry and the Saudi monarchs - OPEC, which harms the interests of both countries. Venezuela must also take advantage of Brazil's position inside BRICS and form with, as many as possible, Latin American countries a strong coalition against brutal Western corporate and financial monopolies.