The United States could impose a naval blockade on Russia if necessary to limit its role in controlling global energy supplies, according to a senior US official.
“The United States has that ability, with our Navy, to make sure the sea lanes are open, and, if necessary, to blockade … to make sure that their energy does not go to market,” Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke said Friday at an industry event hosted by the Consumer Energy Alliance.
Zinke underscored that hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, along with the shale energy boom had put the United States in an advantageous position over Russia, by making the country less dependent on foreign energy.
Why on earth is Zinke threatening what would be tantamount to an act of war over Russian energy supply? Is this a coordinated and deliberate message from the Trump administration? https://t.co/ddiJs4WNYx
— Hans Kristensen (@nukestrat) September 28, 2018
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