Oh boy. Here's another Republican spreading the lie that China is working with Cuba to drill in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico...Yeah, right, and the Commies are sending microwaves to control our brains through the thick layers of tinfoil, too. Heh.
The latest is Rep. Frank Wolf of Virginia, who according to the Politico claimed that Cuba "has given a lease to the Chinese" to drill in the Gulf of Mexico.
In fact, Cuba has not given any such lease to the Chinese, who have kept their drilling activities to the more accessible shoreline areas of Cuba...
Of course, this is the same Frank Wolf who apparently thinks we're back in 1938, still fighting the Nazis or something.
Now, here are the facts, courtesy of the Congressional Research Service (no doubt controlled by the Commies as well - ha):
While there has been some concern about China’s potential involvement in offshore deepwater oil projects, to date its involvement in Cuba's oil sector has been focused on onshore oil extraction in Pinar del Rio province through its state-run China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation. (Sinopec)"In addition, the Miami Herald has reported that "The Chinese have done some seismic testing...but no drilling."
Onshore, offshore; testing, drilling; Cuba, Florida. Whatever. Maybe we should just call the whole thing off, Frank?