15th of July, 2020. Georgetown, Guyana, South America.
Educating some APNU/AFC supporters can be a bit of a challenge, but I can at least try. These people have been defending an imaginary oil wealth and an illegal government like a hungry dog growling over a bone. These are the people who didn’t know that 33 is greater than 32 and who have a hard time understanding a CCJ court ruling.
It is no wonder then that the David Granger Administration has been taking advantage of its supporters’ illiteracy and lack of knowledge in harnessing them to militantly defend an illegal regime which will do them more harm than good.
Of recent, APNU/AFC supporters have been telling world powers to stay out of Guyana’s affairs and has even gone as far as accusing them of wanting to steal or covet Guyana’s oil wealth. The United States responded to the APNU/AFC stubbornness by revoking visas of APNU/AFC politicians on the 15th of July, 2020 – how about that for a birthday gift Mr. Granger? So much for respecting sovereignty! You asked for it.
While the APNU/AFC supporters have been shouting at foreign powers to stay out of Guyana’s business, the APNU/AFC government is at the International Court of Justice seeking help to fight the Venezuela/Guyana border controversy. Nevertheless, contradiction is a hallmark of the APNU/AFC 2020 narrative as it continues to clutch at every last straw to keep its head afloat in the troubled waters of the political predicament it has created.
Coming back to the question at hand: Is the United States trying to covet/steal Guyana’s oil wealth? Let’s put things into perspective.
The United State has over 47 billion barrels of proven oil reserves.
Canada has over 171 billion barrels of proven oil reserves.
Brazil has over 15 billion barrels of proven oil reserves.
Venezuela has over 300 billion barrels of proven oil reserves and is a country in ruins.
Guyana has just 8 billion barrels of proven oil reserves.
Further, the United States gives away an average of over 50 billion US dollars in foreign aid each year. That’s the value of about 1 billion barrels of oil. In other words, in just 8 years, the United States gives away the value of all of Guyana’s oil to the less fortunate.
In fighting for respect of the rule of law, these foreign powers are not fighting for Guyana’s relatively minuscule oil reserves, but to make the world a better place through freedom and democracy.
What’s worse is that if Guyana enters into a state of dictatorship, the oil will be worth virtually nothing.
In closing, I would like to remind you that a country’s greatest resource is its human resource–the people who must put their heads and hearts together to build Guyana.