Venezuela’s Oil Refinery Blaze: Seven Good Reasons to Suspect Sabotage
One of the deadliest industrial accidents in the history of Venezuela’s oil industry took place as the country is gearing up for the 7 October 2012 presidential elections, with President Hugo Chávez leading his rival by a 20 percent margin. While Chávez has ordered an investigation into the causes of the incident, various commentators have alleged that the explosion could be the result of deliberate sabotage to undermine Hugo Chavez’s chances of victory. Pointing the finger atWashington, James Petras presents sound arguments in support of this view.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez (left) with Energy Minister Rafael Ramirez at Amuay refinery in Paraguana, August 27, 2012.
"You can’t exclude any hypothesis … It’s practically impossible that here in an [oil]installation like this which is fully automated everywhere and that has thousands of responsible workers night and day, civilian and military, and that there is a gas leak for 3 or 4 days and nobody responds. This is impossible.” -
President Chavez responding to US media and opposition charges that the explosion and fire at the oil refinery was due to government negligence.
August, 26, 2010
the reasons here : http://www.voltairenet.org/Venezuela-s-Oil-Refinery-Blaze
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