Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Feb 01/06 - On a CITGO Boycott initiative: does it make sense and will it have any impact?

100% red?

PMBComment: I always assumed that this type of initiative would come up as a "logical" reaction to CITGO's use as a political tool. In the past, I firmly opposed opposition attempts to promote a boycott of CITGO gas stations for two reasons:

1. The 13,000+ gas stations are owned by American individuals and SMEs that are not involved in anything that goes on in Venezuela.

2. CITGO is a key asset of Venezuela (despite what Chávez used to say when he was intent on disposing of it) and all of those who still believe in our country's future must seek to preserve the value of what is, and should remain, ours.

After seeing how the Caracas regime is using CITGO to pull the wool over the eyes of the American public, it might make sense to have the guys at CITGO Headquarters in Houston feel, and convey, the pressure from the public through their, probably-not-too-thrilled, network of jobbers.

While not actively promoting this initiative (have never even heard of the promoters), I will be curious to see if it, or similar offshoots, have any impact.

Mr. Chávez needs to be reminded that deeds have consequences and so does banter.


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Venezuela Dictator Vows To Bring Down U.S. Government

Send an email to Chavez and to Citgo that you will not be shopping at a Citgo station.

Venezuela government is sole owner of Citgo gasoline company

Venezuela Dictator Hugo Chavez has vowed to bring down the U.S. government. Chavez, president of Venezuela, told a TV audience: "Enough of imperialist aggression; we must tell the world: down with the U.S. empire. We have to bury imperialism this century."

The guest on his television program, beamed across Venezuela, was Cindy Sheehan, the antiwar activist. Chavez recently had as his guest Harry Belafonte, who called President Bush "the greatest terrorist in the world."

Chavez is pushing a socialist revolution and has a close alliance with Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.

Regardless of your feelings about the war in Iraq, the issue here is that we have a socialist dictator vowing to bring down the government of the U.S. And he is using our money to achieve his goal!

The Venezuela government, run by dictator Chavez, is the sole owner of Citgo gas company. Sales of products at Citgo stations send money back to Chavez to help him in his vow to bring down our government.

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Send an email to Chavez and to Citgo that you will not be shopping at a Citgo station. Why should U.S. citizens who love freedom be financing a dictator who has vowed to take down our government?

Very important. Please forward this to your friends and family and urge them not to shop with Citgo. Most of them don't know that Citgo is owned by the Venezuela government.

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