Hollywood is no stranger to war propaganda but the U.S. Establishment saw no need to wait for an actual war before sending Morgan Freeman out to tell Americans that they “have been attacked” and are “at war” with Russia–whose sin has been an “attack” on the U.S. petrodollar.
U.S. President Donald Trump recently signed a determination that singles out Venezuela for failing to adhere to counternarcotics obligations. The accusation came – perhaps not so coincidentally – on the same day that Venezuela declared it will no longer participate in the U.S.’ petrodollar trade system.
In what is set to be a major blow to the U.S.’ increasingly fragile “petrodollar” system, Venezuela announced on Wednesday that it would no longer accept U.S. dollars as payment for its crude oil exports. According to