NEW YORK - On March 8, 2015, President Obama issued Executive Order (EO) 13692, which declared a national emergency, calling Venezuela “an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States,” and imposed sanctions on several Venezuelan officials. Now that he has publicly backpedaled on his claim, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) calls on him to immediately withdraw the executive order.
NLG Calls on President Obama to Withdraw Executive Order Declaring Venezuela National Security Threat
"Both the Sanctions legislation and the EO are part of a familiar strategy of using unilateral sanctions, illegal under international law, to destabilize and impugn a government that resists pressure from the US government and "powerful business interests".
Gee, "powerful business interests"-somehow greedy Exxon Mobile Oil Company, which Chavez ran out of this country, comes to mind....Do they dictate foreign policy to Obama also?