By J. Speer Williams
If there’s ever to be an honest final analysis of what killed the Gulf of Mexico, it will not be Mother Earth’s crude oil and gases.
What did kill the Gulf? The man-made chemical dispersant, Corexit.
Well then, WHO killed the Gulf? British Petroleum, of course; but, they were only the paid killers. The important parts of the article below tell us – WHO paid the killers to do the killing, and paid the cops to look the other way, and paid the courts to declare the murder to have been an unavoidable homicide.
There’s a two tiered system of justice in the United States: one for us and another for the “legalized” killers.
If you, me, and our neighbors had been running the Deepwater Horizon oil rig when it blew up in the Gulf of Mexico, and we had committed the same string of incriminating overt acts as British Petroleum (BP) has, we’d be hit from all sides by the Obama administration and the talking heads of the propaganda press. And, we’d all be lucky to get off with life in prison, with torture being a major part of the punishment.
But evidently, the corporations of the International Monetary/Banking Cartel, like British Petroleum, can pay a relatively small reimbursement fee for their horrendous crimes against humanity and all other forms of life, with the prevailing governmental and media sentiment becoming, “Oh well, it could have happened to anyone. Do the best you can to clean up your mess.”
Could have happened to anyone? What about the trail of strange “coincidences” before the blowout, and the bizarre strategies and secrecies after it, with little probing from the mainstream media, and much less from the US federal government.
Did you know that
Between March 22nd and 24th of 2010 (before the Gulf oil disaster occurred) the Department of Homeland Security and the US Coast Guard conducted drills, they called [Oil] Spills of National Significance. Boy, were those guys prescient, or what?
And according to direct witness testimony, BP knew about the cracks in the drill casing of the Deepwater Horizon oil casing two weeks before the blow out?
Did you know that as many as eight fireboats shot, “10,000 to 50,000 gallons of seawater onto the [Deepwater Horizon] rig per minute,” according to a complaint filed in federal court in New Orleans. That was how the rig was flooded, destabilizing it, causing it to tip over and sink. The piping then broke and the well really began spewing oil and gas.
The fireboats should have used their “dynamic positioning systems” to hold the rig in place, while fighting the fire with industry-approved methods, the complaint stated.
Some oil rigs have burned for weeks at a time without ever collapsing.
Did you know that Tony Hayward, BP’s Chief Executive, sold about a million dollars of his BP stock, and the BP corporation sold about half of its own stock less than a month before the blowout occurred?
Goldman Sachs, the Monetary Cartel’s main investment bank in the US, sold close to half their BP holdings just prior to the Gulf blowout, earning over $250 million on the transactions.
Another Cartel mega-corporation the Halliburton gang (of Dick Cheney infamy) – apparently also loaded with psychic powers, bought an oil spill clean up company (Boots n Coots) just before the Gulf blowout. And guess who’s now making millions if not billions on the phony clean-up in the Gulf. If you said Halliburton, you’re only partially right, as all large corporate profits percolate up to the private oligarchs of the International Monetary Cartel. (Incidentally, according to PressTV, Halliburton’s profits soared 83% in the second quarter of 2010.)
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal wanted to build barriers to protect his state’s coasts, but US federal regulators prevented him from doing so, while “No Drama Obama” looked the other way.
After the blowout, BP sealed off the entire Gulf Coast region, with the help of the US Coast Guard, local police, and private contractors, thus denying all media access, except for the photo-ops orchestrated by BP. Let us hope BP doesn’t take charge of the US Marine Corp., with orders to shoot people who take pictures of the awful coastal disasters. For now, they are only arresting those who insist on taking such pictures.
BP took full control of all information released from the Gulf, leaving independent scientists and researchers no way of verifying the data released by the oil company.
The Cartel’s government, corporations, and the people who run them, have pulled out all the stops to ensure the truth in the Gulf will never be officially told. Can we even believe the constant videos of busted wellheads, with lazy bubbling liquids of ever changing colors gurgling soundlessly upwards, as many of those wellheads look different in the various tapes BP has released.
The major media can’t even keep their lies straight. For the longest time, they were telling us about 100,000 ppi (pounds per square inch) of crude jetting into the Gulf, then suddenly they’re capping a pressure of 7,000 ppi.
Geologist Chris Landau has, also, asked an interesting question: How come the pressure gauges we see on videos supposedly at 5,000 feet below sea level are not even cracked, when nuclear submarines don’t descend beyond 1,200 feet below sea level for fear of being crushed?
Moreover, there is no light at 5,000 feet below sea level, as it’s as dark down there as being 5,000 feet below ground without lights. Did somebody set up a light stage 5,000 feet below sea level? Would lights or cameras even work at the pressures of 5,000 feet of sea water?
Are we being fed an illusion? But, an illusion is only as good as its weakest link, of which there seem to be many.
Is the busted well being at 5,000 feet, itself a lie? Why would our federal government ever tell us the truth, when lying has long been institutionalized within it?
Did you, also, know an entire area of the Gulf was decreed to be a “no-fly zone.” Why? How did BP gain such extraordinary powers to hide the truth of the disaster they caused?
Picture yourself being a successful business person capable of commanding the US Coast Guard, as your own private security force to block access to a sizable portion of the United States from public scrutiny after a major disaster that you caused.
Perhaps President Obama, and his huge cadre of bumbling gremlins, have no factual data, at all, about what has gone on, is going on, or will go on in the Gulf. Obviously, BP has more influence than our president and his entire army of well-paid, but corrupted US bureaucrats.
Nor can we expect any positive direction from the US Congress, as most of those imposters were bought off by the International Monetary/Banking Cartel, back in 1913.
And our court system? Rumor has it that most of the Gulf Coast judges have historically been heavy investors in oil stocks, with many of them receiving large cash gratuities from the oil industry for legal work “well done.”
Does BP have more power than the US government? No, but the owners of BP do.
Is it any wonder that exponential declines in the quality of our lives run across the board: Declining incomes, increasing taxes and cost-of-living indexes, toxic water (that’s then poisoned), processed GMO foods, foul air (that’s made deadly with chem-trails), soils made fallow and poisonous with radioactive fertilizers, and now VOCs (volatile organic compounds) mixed with neuro-toxins from the Gulf are some of the examples of how the global elite are decimating our world and all life on it.
Every good socio-political commentary needs an angle, a wedge into the ever widening avalanche of global news. The very best angles are fleshed out and proven by “their” subsequent commentary. An angle should be one that introduces readers to a new slant on life, and helps them to wake up to better ways of conducting the affairs of man. Hopefully, this ensuing article will, in part, accomplish the objective of alerting you to the criminal intent of the powers that control our world.
But, let us set aside the merits of evidence, and the very real possibility of provable intent (or at the very least gross criminal negligence) of governmental regulators and oil company executives causing, or allowing, the worst humanly-caused biotic catastrophe (or extinction level event), in world history: the blow out of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico.
Ignoring the lies and distortions of the propaganda press, let us focus entirely on the utterly provable crimes committed by US regulators and BP (British Petroleum) executives immediately following the blow out of the Gulf of Mexico oil well.
Please read the following eleven paragraphs slowly and carefully to completely understand the enormity of these crimes.
British Petroleum (BP), with governmental approval, was quick to dump hundreds of thousand of gallons of their poisonous chemical dispersant, Corexit 9500 (a neuro-toxic pesticide), at their totally busted undersea wellhead and on surface Gulf waters. Corexit is one of the most poisonous dispersants ever developed, and is up to 20 times more toxic than other dispersants, while being only half as effective.
Corexit kills all life from algae and micro-organisms to human beings. The Monetary Cartel’s injection of so much Corexit into the Gulf renders all governmental pretensions of environmental and human/animal life concerns null and void.
So quick to dump their Corexit, BP must have expected a blowout. And within days, BP dumped over a million gallons of Corexit into our Gulf of Mexico.
How did a million gallons of Corexit just happen to be handy right after the Gulf well explosion? A million gallons? Can we even visualize a million gallons of anything? How many months would it take anyone to manufacture that many gallons of dispersants?
The New Orleans Times Picayune reports that Christopher Reddy, an associate scientist of marine chemistry and geochemistry at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, recently stated that BP injected one million BARRELS of Corexit into the Gulf, not one million GALLONS.
If this breaking news is true, that means 42 million gallons of Corexit, rather than one million gallons of it have poisoned our Gulf and Atlantic Oceans.
If Christopher Reddy is correct, the amount of Corexit alone dumped into the Gulf exceeds the amount of oil ever spilled in any single accident prior to the BP disaster.
Could it be that BP, the government, and media have purposely confused BARRELS with GALLONS in order to mislead us?
We live in a country where the truth is difficult to come by, with most Americans taking the last soundbite of propaganda pap from the corporate media as the truth, which in this case came from EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Chief Lisa Jackson. At day 87 of the Gulf oil crisis, at a Congressional hearing, Ms. Jackson testified that BP had put 1.8 million gallons of their dispersant into Gulf waters. Then, the Obama appointee, Ms. Jackson, said the incredible: she said that early results of a federal review of Corexit showed it had no impact on marine life.
Federal bureaucrats and politicians don’t even try to lie with plausible deniably any more. They will merely state obvious lies, under oath, knowing they’ll be protected by the dark forces who pay them to lie.
Drums of Corexit are even labeled with a skull and crossbones; and among other extremely poisonous chemicals, Corexit contains 2-butoxyethanol (which kills marine and wildlife instantly), cyanide, arsenic, mercury, cadmium, and chromium.
The dark Cartel that owns BP and our perfidious federal government, with their phony hearings, has truly poisoned our punch bowl, while claiming they are making it more nutritious and tasty. And sadly, many Americans will be drinking and breathing this deadly brew, because the Cartel’s corporate media has not told them not to.
Some studies indicate that the toxicity of Louisiana crude oil expands exponentially (11 times) when dispersed with Corexit; and it is four times more toxic than crude oil itself.
The air from Corexit, mixed with crude oil, ruptures human red blood cells, causes internal bleeding, and seriously damages kidneys and livers. (ref. Dr. Susan Shaw Director of the Marine Environmental Research Institute).
Marine life? Corexit mixed with crude oil kills all of that
BP executives and governmental regulators had to have known just how deadly their dispersant (Corexit) would be to human and marine life.
Agent Orange was the code name for just one of the deadly chemical mixtures used by the US government during their chemical war in Vietnam (1961 to 1971). Agent Orange killed non-combatants, combatants, and our own soldiers and Marines. Agent Orange was a bio-weapon employed by our government against life.
According to the Red Cross, about three million Vietnamese were killed or terribly affected by Agent Orange, including at least 150,000 children born with birth defects. Such figures of US casualties have not been forthcoming by a government that pretends to care so much about its citizens and military.
Any government that would do that to innocents, children, and its own military would allow a million to 42 million gallons of Corexit into the Gulf to kill everything in its seaborne and airborne paths.
Is Corexit our government’s latest bio-weapon against Life? It has certainly turned the Gulf waters into dead zones with monstrously large, oily, rushing, underwater plumes.
These Corexit plumes are hundreds of square miles large, some reported to be the size of Delaware and Rhode Island combined. These plumes go unseen by satellites, cameras, and the naked eyes of the world; but, they kill all life in their path at 3,000 feet below sea level.
It has been estimated that the endless sheens of oil seen on Gulf waters represent about one to five percent of the crude oil loose in the Gulf. The rest of the oil is mixed with Corexit, hidden deeply underwater. Have you seen the sickening photos of oil covering vast sections of the Gulf? Remember, Corexit has submerged 95 to 99 percent of all the escaped and escaping oil.
Some analysts have claimed BP used so much Corexit to provide themselves a blanket of secrecy by submerging about 95% of the crude oil. But where was this blanket of secrecy in Viet Nam, where so many human being fell to the deadly toxin, Agent Orange. Apologists for BP say Corexit was to prevent the crude from reaching very sensitive coastal areas.
The governmental sanction of allowing BP to kill the Gulf with Corexit in order to save the beaches is sheer nonsense and yet another media lie: “The Gulf is the Mother and the Estuaries are the nurseries. If the Mother dies, there will be no children to incubate,” said Clint Guidry, the Shrimp Harvester Representative of the Louisiana Shrimp Task Force.
Moreover, the coastal waters, saltwater marshes, and estuaries have not been saved. Corexit, mixed with oil, has flooded these areas and killed everything there, something crude oil alone could not have done, so quickly and completely.
We expect the Cartel’s foreign mega-corporations to rape us, but not our own federal government (Coast Guard, Environmental Protection Agency, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health), at least, not in such an obvious fashion.
Our government has allowed massive death to all life from top to bottomwithin the fragile Gulf Coast ecosystems that are impacted by these Corexit plumes. Plant, animal, and marine life in saltwater marshes will all die as these Corexit plumes slip their oily gunk well under and over protective booms.
Due to Corexit these “protective” booms serve no purpose, other than to be photographed, and then pushed out as propaganda by the corporate media, which is owned and controlled by the same financial interests that own and control British Petroleum and our federal government.
These are deadly waters that can never be cleaned up from beneath the sea or from shorelines, without creating even greater problems.
The toxic rains and snows from the mixture of Corexit and crude oil will poison our ground water, and could destroy every living plant it touches in North America, not to mention the human and animal lives it could take.
The probabilistic reduction of the relative toxicity of Corexitmixed with crude oilwill hopefully dissipate some as it flows up the Atlantic Coast, before rain and snow meets the huge inland metroplexes between and in Norfolk-Washington-Baltimore and Philadelphia-New York- Boston.
The federal government has claimed they do not have predictive data with which to assess the loss of life Corexit will engender, in spite of all the disastrous results caused by the neurotoxin during the clean-up phase, after the Exxon-Valdez spill in 1989.
If, however, Corexit gets into the jet stream, in the upper reaches of our troposphere, the dire results on the entire United States, east of the Rockies, is almost impossible to calculate.
This poisonous injection of Corexit into our Gulf waters should put an end to the government’s and the Cartel’s pretenses of their environmental concerns, like man-made global warming, and their desire to tax us for the expulsion of harmless CO2 gases gases the plant kingdom needs in order to survive.
What kind of psychopaths would even manufacture something like Corexit, much less put a million to 42 million gallons of it into our coastal waters? The International Monetary/Banking Cartel mobsters and their governmental/corporate minions, who are decimating our world, while pretending to save it.
These sub-humans who have ascended to such power are obviously well behind the human race in the spiritual aspects of their evolutionary development.
If the BP executives were ignorant of what they were doing, they should have been stopped by the regulatory officials of our federal government.
Our governmental officials should all be held criminally liable for the death and destruction they have allowed by not stopping BP’s use of Corexit.
And what kind of president do we have who has not taken action against these monsters in our government and corporations, who have at least quadrupled the toxicity of the escaping crude oil with their ungodly use of Corexit?
The ever-smiling Obama, who (in his first year in office) is said to have indebted Americans for more than all previous presidents – put together – is excellent at two things: reading from teleprompters, the words others have written for him, and throwing us all into ever deepening debt.
It was Senator Obama who voted to give the foreign and private International Monetary/Banking Cartel $700 billion of our money (TARP), after they cut interest rates and created a short-lived home-buying bubble, then neatly packaged those bad mortgages as mortgage-backed securities, and sold them around the world to unsophisticated investors, with federal regulators being part of the scam: to destroy world economies, steal wealth, and to increase/consolidate power. It is this incredible swindle that Mr. Obama fronts for, that has done the most to demolish our standard of living and way of life. But now, our president is fronting for the destruction of our entire environment.
Mr. Obama, helpless and feeble or utterly controlled by the International Monetary/Banking Cartel has turned two deaf ears to proffered help from thirteen countries, whose advanced technology could probably have terminated the volcanic gusher of Gulf oil with effective actions months ago.
Effective actions? We’ve seen none of it from Mr. Obama. Is he powerless against BP? No, Mr. Obama is powerless against the financial Cartel that owns BP, controls the US Intelligence/Military/Police establishment, and thus all three branches of our federal government.
I know not what others feel, Mr. Obama, but to me you are proving to be worse than useless. At least with little George Bush as president the nation was rallying against his traitorous presidency.
BP executives and governmental officials have taken unconscionable amounts of time with their failed attempts to cut off the jet-propelled oil from the bowels of Mother Earth; and now, it may be too late for any real remedial work.
Methane is currently flooding the Gulf waters at a rate of one million times more than normal, perhaps mostly coming from a rift in the ocean floor, miles from the busted BP wellheada rift that might have been avoided with competent and well-intended engineering.
An oceanographic research team aboard the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ship, the Thomas Jefferson, has reported the rift to be more than 100 feet long and widening.
Now there is talk of BP setting off a small nuclear device in the Gulf, which could set off a chain of events modern civilization could not survive. If an atomic bomb is our best remedy, is it wise to give the device to BP? They have been given too much already, particularly too much time.
We need a leader who’d give these well-paid federal government officials and fabulously paid oil executives a lot of time (about 25 years to life) and then would bring in a team that actually would minimize the damage that has been done.
Such a leader would then go after the real villains those true psychopaths of the private and foreign International Monetary/Banking Cartel.
But, this private Cartel controls its puppets in our federal government as it controls its oil company executives. Honor and nobility disgust those of the Cartel. They prefer death, deception, stealth, and perversion. White birds on wing over rolling hills of waving purple flowers, vibrant with life, sicken them. Better ugly, barren, death everywhere, all overlaid with misery, pain, and fear. It’s panic, terror, and fear they strive to bring about, for that is their food, for which they would die without. These monsters are destroying our world, while billing us for our own demise.
Some geo/political analysts have postulated that the Cartel sacrificed millions of barrels of Gulf oil, and perhaps, even, their own British Petroleum corporation, for the greater return of universal “cap and trade” legislation. If Obama and Congress attempt to impose such carbon taxes (consumption taxes) on all Americans, while pretending such taxes will reduce our dependence on oil, we’ll know the swindle is on.
This fraudulence called “cap and trade,” will bring far more money and world-wide control to the Monetary Cartel than their loss of Gulf oil.
Already, most of our income taxes go to the Banking Cartel as interest payments on loans to our federal government, which were, in essence, no more than Cartel computer entries. Much like having Aladdin’s Lamp, these private bankers conjure up vast sums of money they lend to our government, that WE the PEOPLE then owe the Cartel, plus interest. The problem is, we never seeor receivemuch of the lent money the Lamp created, as our government gives most of it back to the International Monetary/Banking Cartel, in order to support their military/industrial complex, so as to dominate the Middle East and most of the world.
In this way, these private and foreign oligarchs and potentates of the International Monetary/Banking Cartel get back real dollarsin two waysplus interest.
And as six hundred private bankers grow vastly richer, with each passing second, six billion of us are forced into making perpetual vows of poverty. That is six billion of us minus federal government politicians and bureaucrats, who are well paid from the bankers for the use of Aladdin’s Lamp.
These private and foreign Banking Cartel computer strokes have all but destroyed our economy, and made most Americans no better than indentured servants (debt-slaves), in the country their brave forefathers conquered, and then built into the greatest nation in recorded history.
But still, I’m stunned at the depths to which these overlords of the Cartel will go to decimate our world, while promoting their concern over “peak oil” and anthropogenic global warmingall frauds concocted to advance their proposed “cap and trade” legislation and to institute a world government, which they planned to control.
Everything this Cartel does is anti-life; there are no exceptions. Their pretended Gulf oil clean-up is a glaring case in point.
How can the major media continue to call BP’s response pretenses a “clean up” effort, while our Gulf is being made about 11 times more toxic with Corexit? Clean up? No, premeditated murder on an unprecedented scale.
The Banking Cartel, with their crude oil and Corexit , is not only destroying the biologically-richest waters in America, this Cartel must be trying to destroy life in the entire eastern half of the United States.
With the International Monetary/Banking Cartel running the Obama administration, Congress, and our courts, who is worried about any other terrorists, except the woefully uninformed.
And of course, this news will be met with considerable disbelief by those who have yet to catch on to the fact that the private interests that own the Federal Reserve Systemand all other central banks in the worldalso own all major multinational corporations, including the major oil companies.
It is something you are not supposed to know and is politically incorrect to talk about: the International Monetary/Banking Cartel owns or controls, from its base in the financial District of London and other undisclosed places, all large international corporations. Wall Street and the Federal Reserve banks of the US are merely the Cartel’s American subsidiaries.
The Cartel’s ownership of so much is hidden with various interlinked, interlocked directorships, proxies, nominees, sophisticated fronts, and the like. Their many corporations own shares of other corporations, which own still more shares of other corporations.
Socialist author, geo/political analyst, and activist Mr. Ralph Schoeman estimates that less than one percent of the world’s population comprises the capitalist/ banking Cartel’s infrastructures; yet this private Cartel owns over 95 percent of the world’s wealth, with each member holding an average of 14 large corporate directorships.
The Cartel’s multinational corporations are an arcane mixture of many corporations, all forming, in effect, one mega-corporation ultimately controlledif not owned outrightby the International Monetary/Banking Cartel.
Even Harvard’s John Kenneth Galbraith, long recognized as America’s leading public intellectual, has warned us of the dangers and oligopolistic nature of large multi-national corporations.
Of the 100 largest economic units in the world today, 49 are governments, while 51 are corporations. Those corporations are the driving force on Earth. An open secret is that these corporations are owned by the International Monetary/Banking Cartel, which also controls the governments of the world.
This is international fascism at work.
It’s not that private ownership is a bad thing; it’s when nearly everything is owned by an entente of the few, and protected by governments, that makes private, corporate-led globalization of markets miasmatic to all other life forms. This is precisely what is currently occurring in the fragile ecosystems in our Gulf of Mexico, with its biodiversity of many plant, animal and marine species.
Killing our Gulf of Mexico is not merely corporate malfeasance. No, it’s governmental and corporate irresponsibility and criminal negligenceat the very leastif not premeditated mass murder on a historical international scale.
To reiterate, our world is in the death grip of something known as the International Monetary/Banking Cartel, the fountainhead of all international monopolies that are protected by the laws and militaries of the major governments of the world. The US government, with her perfidious politicians, has led in the defense of this Cartel, beginning sometime after President Lincoln’s assassination.
Lincoln said, “Corporations have been enthroned. An era of corruption in high places will follow until wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed.”
Democratic politicians are the best agents for big business because of the popular belief that Democratic politicians will protect the public from the abuses of financial oligarchs, an easily provable myth.
It’s a sad truth that Democratic voters, who see financial plutocrats as their greatest adversaries, blindly support these oligarchs with ever bigger government, with more laws and regulations. These same voters do not have a clue that the very laws they campaign for are written by the Cartel’s think tanks, to more enrich and empower themselves.
If one carefully explained all of this to an average Democratic voter, they would probably demand proof. Oddly, once proof was furnished, they’d ignore it all, calling it a right-wing conspiracy theory. So much for relying on Democratic voters to revitalize America; they’ll not learn much political truth this lifetime.
What can be said for rabid Republicans voters? Thanks to right-wing, war-loving demigods like Rush Limbaugh, Republicans have monopoly capitalism confused with free markets and free enterprises, and do not want to make any distinctions between them.
Right wing political pundits will also do their part to keep the left/right paradigm alive by voicing their usual unsupported and inflated discourses about how BP is being demonized by the Obama administration. Never once do these Cartel hirelings tell us the truth: The private and foreign International Monetary/Banking Cartel controls the US government and BP, plus all other central governments and mega-corporations.
Unfortunately, those stuck deeply within the media’s carefully engineered left/right paradigm have no desire to be objective, and thus are blinded to all truth that does not reinforce biased opinions. Remedial work in geopolitics will not open the minds of such people as they are badly in need of spiritual remedies.
Nevertheless, facts are facts, and some are available to truth-seekers. Our present example is the killing of life in our Gulf of Mexico by a death-dealing consortium whose power extends far beyond the politicians and corporate executives it controls.
“It’s a tightly knit, highly effective machine, that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific, and political operations. Its preparations are concealed, not published. Its mistakes are buried, not headlined. Its dissenters are silenced, not praised. No expenditure is questioned, no rumor is printed. No secret is revealed.” These were the words of President John F. Kennedy regarding this diabolical cartel before he was assassinated by them.
If this consortium of international oligarchs was willing to kill an American president, they’ll likely have no issues with killing our Gulf of Mexico and perhaps much of the rest of the world.
Instead of using safe, non-toxic ways to gather up the rogue oil gushing from their incompetenceor their planned cataclysmthis private Cartel of oligarchs is still using extremely toxic chemical dispersants, with the approval of the Obama administration, to drive the surface crude oil deeply underwater.
According to a New York Times article by Paul Quinlan, British Petroleum (BP) chose to use the toxic dispersant Corexit, despite alternative dispersants having been shown to be far less toxic, and in some cases nearly twice as effective.
Although scientists have warned that Corexit could cause long-term harm to marine life, BP is still dumping the deadly dispersant from Nalco (a company with whom BP enjoys a cozy relationship) into the Gulf.
Even our own EPA data ranks Corexit as being 20 times more toxic, and far less effective in handling southern Louisiana crude than some other dispersants.
Historically, since the days of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, workers who have cleaned up after the use of Corexit suffered with health problems, including blood in their urine, respiratory and nervous system illnesses, along with kidney, liver and other blood disorders.
There is today, no one alive among those Exxon Valdez cleanup workers, the oldest one dying at age 51.
Just as the federal government lied to the brave first responders after 911, they are allowing BP to hire Gulf Coast fishermen to set protective booms and do other oil cleanup work without respirators and other protective equipment. In fact, BP officials have told the fishermen that the air along the coast is safe to breath. As a result, these Gulf fishermen have become scared, confused, and sick very sick.
The 19th of May 2010, WDSU News of New Orleans reported on the many coast fishermen who have been getting sick. They featured the sad story of fisherman Gary Burris, who has gotten extremely ill from inhaling fumes during response work.
A doctor told Burris that his lungs looked like those of a three-pack-a-day smoker. Gary Burris has never smoked.
Marine toxicologist Riki Ott said the chemicals [Corexit] used by BP can cause havoc in a person’s body, and lead to death.
Carys Mitchelmore, a professor at the University of Maryland’s Center for Environmental Science asked, “Why wouldn’t you go for the lesser toxic formulation?”
BP spokesman Jon Pack defended the use of Corexit by saying their attention is focused on “plugging the leak” and not what dispersant is used.
Plugging the leak? Please, Mr. Pack, don’t insult us. We have a gusheror gusherson our hands, and your company has been absurdly ineffective in stopping the escape of millions of barrels of crude oil.
And is it not odd, Mr. Pack, that your British Petroleum a British company is using their Corexit in US waters, even though it has been banned in Britain for over a decade, as verified in the New York Times website, quoting a letter sent by Rep. Edward Markey (chairman of the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment) to the EPA?
“It’s a chemical [Corexit] that the oil industry makes to sell to itself, basically,” said Richard Charter, a senior policy advisor for Defenders of Wildlife.
As reported in Britain’s Telegraph, Louisiana state Secretary of the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Robert Barham reported, “We’re very disappointed in their [EPA and oil company executives] approach. The federal procedures call for a consensus between federal authorities, the responsible party and the states involved. When we met and expressed our concerns [over the use of Corexit], apparently they decided to go without us.”
And go they did. Obama’s environmental “protectors” have allowed BP to turn our Gulf of Mexico, and perhaps the entire eastern half of the US, into a killing field, or at the very least a toxic testing ground, instead of simply removing the crude oil.
British Petroleum (BP) had even refused to use their own oil tankers, lying in the Gulf, to suck up most of the runaway oil and possibly salvage it for sale later, as was done after a Saudi spill in the ’90s. That method was so successful it vacuumed up about 85 percent of that renegade oil. BP’s token effort, today, to vacuum up oil is a pitiful representation of the deceit characteristic of everything the Monetary Cartel does.
Ships that are giant 1,100-foot-long oil skimmers, that can process 21 million gallons of oily water a day are now useless, due to BP’s heavy use of Corexit.
Nick Pozzi, a former oil pipeline engineering and operations project manager is puzzled why BP did not salvage perfectly good crude oil, both for later sale and to protect marine and wildlife.
What Mr. Pozzi does not know is that the oil companies are owned by the world’s only legal counterfeitersthe International Monetary/Banking Cartelwho can “print” all the money they want. Making money on Gulf oil was apparently not important to them. Killing the Gulf of Mexico apparently is important to them, for their own cryptic and esoteric reasons.
If the Cartel had wanted to later sell their floating crude, and save marine life, any oil they had not vacuumed up could have been eliminated or mulched with any number of non-toxic sources.
Microbes, for instance, would have eaten much of this errant crude oil, leaving the water safe for marine and wildlife, and would have filled the ocean with food for fish, birds and lower life forms in the process.
An absorbent “Oil Sponge,” which Phase III, Inc. has trademarked, was also dismissed by BP.
Rated as the “best performing” absorbent by the US Army Corp of Engineers, Oil Sponge is 100% organic, and is made from renewable resources.
Oil Sponge is built using a microbial and nutrient package capable of transforming oil hydrocarbons into a safe byproduct of carbon dioxide and water.
Mysteriously, the governmental bureaucrats of the Obama administration, and the Cartel’s oil executives, had no interest in using an environmentally friendly product to clean up the world’s greatest man-made environmental disaster of all time. They seemed intent on making this unbelievable cataclysm far, far worse, and one that could never be cleaned up.
What will our government allow BP to do next? Will they allow BP to start burning the oil still on the surface waters (they should have vacuumed and mulched), thus adding even more harmful pollutants to the air we breathe?
The crimes the Cartel has committed in their so-called “cleanup” efforts are well documented, in spite of no corporate media outrage. Considering that the Cartel that owns the oil companies also owns the mainstream media, it follows that there would be no proper coverage or accurate analysis.
After the Exxon Valdez incident of March 1989, Mycelx of Georgia developed what looks like a paper towel to soak up to 50 times its weight in oil. While this product is used from the Middle East to Europe to Canada, it was of no interest to the parties Obama charged with cleaning up the Gulf.
There is also the AmeriHaz Petroleum Solidifier that encapsulates environmental contaminants, making crude oil and other oil-like substances easy to retrieve. This also proved to be of no interest to the Cartel or the ever-smiling Mr. Obama.
Even hair naturally separates oil from water, leaving large tar globs in which mushrooms can then be seeded. As the mushrooms grow they digest the oil, leaving non-toxic organics, which can then be safely composted into soil. This soil would even be suitable for growing healthy vegetables.
Anyone who has ever had a bad hair day knows how well hair will retain oil. In fact, Lisa Gautier, president of Matter of Fact (website for hair salons), has collected 400,000 pounds of hair and stuffed it all into nylons to be used as booms near Gulf shores.
This idea could have been a shot in the arm to our dying economy, by creating organic compost for the millions of nutrient-depleted farms in the world. There could have been a viable cottage industry of collecting hair from salons all around our country.
Hair is certainly a renewable resource, with most of us contributing. Neither Obama nor the Monetary Cartel, however, has done anything for our dying US and world economies, but to ensure that they die, while feebly pretending to resuscitate them.
Now that they’ve probably destroyed the tourist, shrimping, and fishing industries along the Gulf Coast, we’ll be hearing about more “stimulus packages” that will make what money we do have even more worthless as it enriches the Cartel’s Wall Street.
In the world of “what could have been,” there’s hay, sawdust, crushed volcanic rock, sheep’s wool, and even kitty litter that could have mulched with the oil on the surface of the Gulf waters, making for easy cleanup.
In reality, oil industry executives and their confederates in the Obama administration quickly made sure that all spewing oil would either sink well below the surface or never rise to it, using millions of gallons of their toxic dispersants. Now the oil that’s been gushing for months can never be vacuumed up or safely neutralized.
Worse yet, Gulf currents will likely carry these oily poisonous plumes of Corexit throughout the Gulf coasts, around Florida, and up the Atlantic, poisoning the Eastern Seaboard, all without a word of protest from our so-called environmental groups. Where are the voices of the Sierra Club, Greenpeace, or any of these other phony groups protesting this use of Corexit? They were all bought off long ago.
According to writer/reporter F. William Engdahl, “The Nature Conservancy, described as the world’s most powerful environmental group has awarded BP a seat on its International Leadership Council after the oil company gave the organization more than $10 million in recent years.
“Environmental non-profit groups that have accepted donations from or joined in projects with BP include Nature Conservancy, Conservation International, Environmental Defense Fund, Sierra Club, and Audubon. That could explain why the political outcry to date for decisive action in the Gulf has been so muted.”
There can be no denying that President Obama and his government regulators are accomplices to these crimes in the Gulf by allowing the BP perpetrators to be the very ones in charge of the capping and cleanup efforts.
How much longer will our government allow these corporate criminals to fail with the capping of the oil gushers, and to succeed in making a dead zone of the Gulf of Mexico and possibly the Atlantic Ocean?
Thus far, President Obama has made a grandstand play by pretending to excoriate the oil company executives responsible for the Gulf tragedy for not taking proper responsibility.
Excuse me, Sir, it’s you who should have taken control and responsibility by tasking competent individuals and companies to cap this runaway well, and to clean up the mess, without destroying the entire Gulf of Mexico in the process.
And instead of excoriating the oil company executives and government bureaucrats, Sir, you should be arresting them for crimes against humanity, not to mention their crimes against marine and wildlife.
Additionally, Obama’s teleprompter writers had the ignorance to state, “I know BP has committed to pay for the response effort, and we will hold them to their obligation,” read Obama.
Pay for the response effort? What a completely, utterly ludicrous, contemptible and traitorous statement. The response cost is what 1/1,000 of the early financial loss to the Gulf and Atlantic Oceans, to their coasts, to fishing, to shrimping, to tourism, to power plants, to businesses, to homes, to air, to fresh water, to soil, to farms, to food, to sickness, to death, to the American people, to the people of the world?
The Obama administration, never able to cap the Deepwater Horizon oil well, did cap BP’s financial liability at $20 billion.
Twenty billion dollars is about 1/1,000 of the projected long-term financial loss to humanity, marine/wildlife, and our environment, which has been estimated by some at over twenty TRILLION dollars.
The very obvious point, Mr. Obama, is you should have saved our Gulf of Mexico by making very sure British Petroleum had absolutely nothing to do with the cleanup efforts, rather than making them pay to turn the Gulf and major parts of our world into dead zones.
“There is oil leaking. We need to stop it, and we need to stop it as soon as possible,” said Obama.
It’s not a leak, Mr. Obama. And some Americans don’t appreciate you continually spreading that “LEAK” propaganda. It’s a VOLCANIC GUSHER(S) spewing out an Exxon Valdez every two to four days.
There is a critical difference between scaring people unnecessarily and deception, Mr. Obama. If you aspire to ever become a statesman and true leader, you’ll need to learn the difference between the two, Mr. President.
It would be far less than warranted by the truth to say, our current president has allowed a tragic violation of his social contract and public trust by not preventing the injection of millions of gallons of Corexit into our Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic oceans.
One would expect to see fear and frustration on the faces of Obama’s various bureaucratic czars, due to our dire situation in the Gulf; but no, their faces are self-satisfied, self-righteous, even smug. And Obama? He’s on yet another holiday. This time in Bal Harbor, Maine, while Michele Obama tells Americans they should all support the Gulf by vacationing on their devastated, oil-coated beaches.
Going forward Mr. Obama, we need far less of your teleprompter readings and some effective actions. And, photo ops on the Gulf Coast will not substitute for decisive, effective actions, no matter if you think that’s the extent of your responsibilities.
A serious danger of the Obama presidency is the cognitive dissonance he must be creating within his hordes of uninformed supporters. Cognitive dissonance is the uneasy and disturbing feelings one has, caused by holding two contradictory beliefs, ideas, or attitudes at the same time.
Many people believed the Obama presidency would bring us the kind of leadership and change we all wanted. But the facts tell us a different story: President Obama has done no more than Bush, Jr. would have done, which is to follow the orders given to him by the private and foreign International Monetary/Banking Cartel.
To handle the discomfort of this kind of cognitive dissonance, most Democratic voters will alter those ideas that are easier for them to change by making excuses for Obama, excuses that they never would have made for detestable little Bush, Jr. This likely leaves us with a non-responsive, oppressive leadership, with not enough people objecting to its tyranny.
With Obama or Bush as president, our best hope now seems to be prayer; for with prayer, we might be able to turn the Gulf disaster into the greatest cognitive, cohesive event of all time.
Best selling author Whitley Strieber wrote, “The Gulf spill is out of control, the media has dropped it, BP is lying, the gov’t is silent. Pray.”
From whales and dolphins to sardines, from starfish to coral reefs, from microscopic organisms to all the fish in the sea, to human life, the Cartel has embarked upon killing them. It is clear at this point that they will continue to kill unless they are stopped.
Please join the world-wide awakening of what the globalists are doing to our world and the growing mindset that they will ultimately fail.
Postscript: “Over 100 scientists and academic institutions, research laboratories, conservation organization leaders, plus human rights defenders from as far away as Norway and Greece signed the Scientist’s Consensus Statement on the Use of Chemical Dispersants in the Gulf of Mexico calling for the Obama Presidential Administration to immediately halt chemical aerial Spraying in the Gulf region.” (Source: Examiner.com New York)
Barb’s Note: Want to see BP’s investors? Would it surprise you to see Bill Gates’ name on the list?