British Host Destroys Guests Claim That U.S. Caused Venezuelan Strife
Article from The Daily Wire by Ashe Schow.
On Thursday’s episode of BBC One’s “This Week,” host Andrew Neil took former English politician Ken Livingstone to task for suggesting the U.S. is responsible for the chaos in Venezuela. Livingstone had suggested that U.S. sanctions on Venezuela’s state-owned oil firm cost the country “11 billion pounds a year.”
Neil responded by asking when the U.S. oil sanctions were imposed, to which Livingstone responded: “I can’t remember when it started.”
Neil cut him off and told him that the sanctions were imposed “this week.” Livingstone tried to push back and say this was just the “latest” round of sanctions, but Neil wasn’t having any of it.
“No, no. Until then there have been no oil sanctions on Venezuela. Indeed, the United States, until this week, was Venezuela’s biggest importer – exporter – of oil. The 600,000 barrels of oil a day were exported from Venezuela to America. There have been no oil sanctions,” Neil said.
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