From The Desert Sun, a Palm Springs news source:
"China is working with Cuba to tap into the oil and gas reserves off the coast of Florida. Even though the Cuban side of the straits are within sight of Key West, Fla., there is no American drilling allowed, despite the lifting of restrictions by President Bush, and the support of Republican Gov. Charlie Crist.
Even the support of drilling off the Florida coast awaits Congressional approval, which will not come...
In addition, Chinese firms are planning to start slant drilling [meaning they are drilling diagonally not straight down] off the Cuban coast near the Florida Straits, tapping into U.S. oil reserves that are estimated at 4.6 to 9.3 billion barrels.
...In setting up a working arrangement for oil development in the Florida Straits, China has already reopened an abandoned Russian oil refinery in Cuba."
We are fools.