Why fund Hugo Chavez with gas money?

Why are we Americans buying CITGO gas?


Hugo Chavez has stated that he wants to destroy America, and he has insulted our country and our president, George Bush, calling him "the devil." He is using Venezuela's oil wealth to fight against America. The oil-rich ChÃvez government confessed its direct support for and solidarity with the region's most notorious terrorist group, FARC. Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia -- Ejercito del Pueblo, also known by the acronym of FARC or FARC-EP, is a Marxist-Leninist revolutionary guerrilla organization.

Venezuela's largest client is the United States. CITGO is a U.S. refining and marketing firm that is a wholly owned subsidiary of Venezuela's state-owned oil company. Money you pay to CITGO goes primarily to Venezuela. Chavez uses that money in order to harm the United States.

Money you spend at CITGO enables Chavez to work with and support terrorist states like Iran and Syria, to pay for public relations campaigns condemning the United States throughout the rest of the world.

Venezuela is the world's fifth-largest oil exporter and the fourth largest supplier of oil to the United States. Venezuelan oil accounts for 12 percent of U.S. oil imports. CITGO Petroleum Corp. owns and operates eight refineries in the United States, but CITGO does not own any of the CITGO-branded gas stations operating in U.S. territory through franchising.

America needs to wake up and realize what is going on. If we buy CITGO, we are supporting terrorism.

Traci Powers

Graniteville, S.C.



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