By Dave Hodges
“It was a cold, bright day in April and the clocks were striking thirteen.”
George Orwell – “1984”, first sentence
The horrific event of April 20, 2010, the so-called “BP oil spill,” arguably stands as the greatest ecological disaster in the history of mankind. What has been labeled as a tragic accident by the corporate controlled media, was anything but an accident.
The next several parts of The Great Gulf Coast Holocaust will demonstrate that four predatory criminal enterprise corporations consisting of what I have dubbed, The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (i.e., Transocean, British Petroleum, Halliburton and Goldman Sachs), had demonstrable foreknowledge of the impending explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig. Rather than alerting the authorities, the public and the employees stationed on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig of the impending disaster, instead chose to remain silent and to position themselves to profit from this event which resulted in 11 completely avoidable fatalities as well as resulting in the ecological destruction of an entire region with an ongoing and an ever-expanding perimeter of devastation.
“Follow the money” is a familiar refrain when one is trying to ascertain the motives which underlie predatory criminal actions. Greed was certainly a motivating factor for the collective criminal actions of “The Four Horseman”. However, this incident is not just a case of unrestrained greed as the readers of this series will soon learn. The next several parts of this series will clearly reveal that the ultimate prize of the Gulf oil spill incident consists of acquiring unprecedented and unwarranted levels of power which will culminate in the establishment of a one world currency (i.e., technocracy), the ongoing forfeiture of private land in favor of the biofuel industry which will then be followed by the imposition of a scientific dictatorship which will ruthlessly rule over the planet and the remaining inhabitants.
I encourage the reading public to walk with me through the next several parts of this series as this brilliant, yet insidiously evil plot is unveiled. Our journalistic trek will prove to be a surprisingly simple endeavor because all we will have to do to comprehend the motives and goals of these “spillioniares,” is to the follow the money trail.
In order to begin the process of unlocking the conspiracy angle, The Great Gulf Coast Holocaust (Part 5) will begin at the bottom of the conspiratorial hierarchy by analyzing the role that Transocean played in this tragedy.
Transocean’s Shady Past
On the food chain of Gulf Coast co-conspirators, the evidence demonstrates that Transocean merely played the role of a bottom feeder. Yet, this criminally orientated transnational corporation willingly served as the perfect stooge from which to do the bidding of the global elite (e.g., Goldman Sachs).
Contrary to popular belief, BP did not own the ill-fated Deepwater Horizon oil rig. The owner of the rig was Transocean. To fully understand Transocean’s role, one merely has to examine both the past and the present criminal character of this corporation.
Transocean is indeed a proven criminal enterprise corporation with a long history of significant legal entanglements involving many national governments. Transocean’s legal transgressions include, but are not limited to, the bribery of foreign governmental officials, tax fraud, tax evasion and falsifying records.
It is important to note that Transocean began an intimate relationship with fellow Gulf co-conspirator and orchestrator of this tragedy, Goldman Sachs, in 2007 as Transocean was merged into its current corporate state by the Wall Street giant . It does not take a great deal of imagination to understand why Goldman Sachs took an interest in creating the new look Transocean when one considers the “Stooge” role Transocean would soon play in the Gulf event, three short years later.
Examples of Transocean’s Present Legal Entanglements
Most recently, Transocean has been prosecuted by the governments of Norway and the United States. Transocean is being prosecuted by the Norwegian government for fraud and failing to pay taxes on over 10 billion dollars of profit .
In the case of The United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division, of the United States of America v. Transocean, the American government is prosecuting Transocean on four counts:
COUNT 1 - Conspiracy to Violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (18 U.S.c. § 371
COUNT 2 - Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Violation – Nigeria (15 U.S.C. § 78dd-l(a)).
COUNT 3 – False Books and Records – Nigeria (15 U.S.C. §§ 78rn(b)(2)(A), 78m(b)(5), 78ff(a)).
COUNT 4 - False Books and Records – Nigeria (15 U.S.C. §§ 78m(b)(2)(A), 78m(b)(5), 78ff(a)) .
Given Transocean’s propensity for criminal activity, it is easy to ascertain why Goldman Sachs targeted Transocean, for, yet another, criminal enterprise activity involving the Gulf, as this Cayman Island Corporation has repeatedly proven to be undeniably corruptible and would earn their New World Order stripes by becoming a prime candidate in the furtherance of this far reaching conspiracy.
Transocean’s Corruption in the Gulf: Hiding in Plain Sight
What really happened on that fateful night of April 20th, 2010? We will never know the full truth thanks to a series of amazing “coincidences” and some woefully incomplete investigations by the United States Congress.
Thanks to the expertise of Maritime expert, Captain Kelley Sweeney, it has been determined that Transocean willfully destroyed evidence in an attempt to cover up their crime which resulted in the destruction of the oil rig when Sweeney announced on The Common Sense Show with Dave Hodges, that six hours of tapes from the bridge, which preceded the explosion and destruction of the Deepwater Horizon, mysteriously disappeared. Further, Captain Sweeney told listeners that the black box, required to be operational on every large oil rig, was never recovered following the explosion. When Sweeney was asked how often a black box is not recovered from such an oil rig explosion, he replied, “This is the first time in maritime history that a black box from a destroyed oil rig was not recovered .”
Follow the Money
Transocean insured the Deepwater Horizon oil rig with Lloyds of London shortly before the “accident.” Transocean did not just insure their oil rig, they double insured the rig and Transocean unashamedly walked away with a $270 million dollar profit immediately following the explosion .
Shouldn’t the “coincidence” of having a grossly over-inflated insurance policy on the rig acquired in proximity to the explosion have raised the eyebrows of congressional investigators? Well, it did raise the level of concern for many in the legislative branch of the government. In fact, eighteen Democratic senators asked the Justice Department to investigate the operator of the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling rig after Transocean announced it would pay out $1 billion to shareholders as the leaking oil continued to pour into the Gulf .
The House of Representatives voted 420 to 1 to give the Presidential Commission charged with the duty of investigating the BP oil spill, the power it needed to subpoena witnesses. However, “The Four Horseman” could never allow a real investigation to take place because the damning evidence has always been hiding in plain sight. Bowing to the pressure from these co-conspirators, the Senate promptly blocked any meaningful investigation when the subpoena power, needed by the Commission to properly investigate this conspiracy, was unilaterally denied . The Senate further blocked giving the Presidential Commission the power it needed to compel the oil rig captain to account for the six hours of missing tapes and what efforts were made to recover the rig’s black box. Does anyone else feel like they are reading a replay of the 911 Commission’s investigation into the same black box topic?
If the Commission was armed with subpoena power, Transocean would have had to defend the timing and the excessive amount of insurance coverage taken out on the rig. If the Commission had subpoena power, they could have compelled the testimony of key people like BP’s Bob Kaluza who was assigned to the Transocean-owned oil rig just days before the explosion  and then refused to participate in Congressional hearings by invoking his Fifth Amendment Rights [ibid].
Another curious event occurred when Goldman Sachs shorted Transocean stock immediately before the explosions sank the rig. This meant that preferred Transocean insiders had their stock values insured against the impending collapse of their stock’s value. I wonder what Americans would say if it was common knowledge that Goldman Sachs also shorted airline stocks prior to 911 then did the same thing again just prior to the collapse of the housing bubble for which they were fined a mere $450,000 by the Securities and Exchange Commission . Yet, there does seem to be honor among thieves as Goldman Sachs did take definitive steps to protect the value of Transocean’s stock hours before the explosion.
Where is the subsequent outrage? Where was the Congressional investigation which should have followed such a mysterious set of provable “coincidences?”
Adding Insult to Injury
Despite the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig which killed 11 people, Transocean rewarded its top executives with bonuses for achieving the “best year in safety performance in our company’s history.” Transocean CEO Steve Newman received a bonus payout of $374,062 which added to his total compensation package of $5.8 million .
An Unacceptable Outcome
Most of the American public presently views the Gulf “oil spill” as some remote historical event in which the federal government has fully mediated the crisis. Meanwhile, back in the real world, Gulf residents are dying from the continued spraying of Corexit, the food chain has been irreparably damaged and let us not forget the 11 men who perished. Yet, nobody has been brought to justice. Meanwhile, Transocean, with a criminal history longer than my proverbial arm, literally and figuratively has gotten away with and profited from murder.
The police frequently break up illegal drug enterprises by catching the lower level operatives and making deals related to reducing sentencing in exchange for giving up more prominent suspects which are higher up on the criminal pecking order. In this conspiracy, Transocean is that lower level operative. If the government was truly interested in the truth and rewarding the Gulf residents with justice, Transocean would be turned upside down for when a known felon is caught with blood on their hands, the authorities would most assuredly investigate the bloody felon! Why should Transocean be any different than any other common criminal? Why, then is the government hell-bent on letting this crime against humanity go unpunished? For reasons, which will be revealed, along with the damning documentation in a later part in this series, let’s just suffice it to say, for now, that when the chief enforcer of nation’s laws has 85 million reasons to remain complicit in this conspiracy, through a combination of his lies, inaction and silence, it will be easy for the reader to understand how the long arm of law was amputated by the personal greed and professional ambitions of America’s chief executive.
Every American needs to ask themselves, what kind of investigation can be conducted by a governmental organization when the principal investigating body cannot subpoena key, and sometimes, unwilling witnesses? In short, the American people, particularly Gulf Coast residents, have not had the satisfaction of having had a legitimate investigation conducted with regard to this crisis. Parts one through four of this series has clearly documented that the government and “The Four Horseman” have repeatedly lied about the ecological damage done to the Gulf, lied about the damage done to the people and their health, lied about the damage done economic health of the Gulf, and continue to lie about the failure to properly compensate the victims in the Gulf while the continuing and unfolding holocaust is still growing in scope.
The Great Gulf Coast Holocaust, Part Six takes the investigation to another level as the shocking complicity of Goldman Sachs, BP and Halliburton and their minions will be exposed.
(1) The United States Security and Exchange Commission. The Merger of TRANSOCEAN INC. and GLOBALSANTAFE CORPORATION, Page 58. November 10, 2007. http://www.deepwater.com/_filelib/FileCabinet/pdfs/RIG-GSF_Merger-Definitive_Proxy.PDF?FileName=RIG-GSF_Merger-Definitive_Proxy.PDF
(2) Bloomberg News. Transocean Will Fight Norwegian Tax-Evasion Claim.http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-06-22/transocean-to-challenge-claim-it-evaded-1-8-billion-in-taxes.html
(3) The United States of America v. Transocean. November 10, 2010. http://www.justice.gov/opa/documents/transocean-info.pdf
(4) Captain Kelley Sweeney. The Common Sense Show with Dave Hodges. July 10, 2010. http://republicbroadcasting.org/archives/index.php?cmd=archives.month&ProgramID=61&year=10&month=7&backURL=index.php%253Fcmd%253Darchives.getyear%2526ProgramID%253D61%26year%3D10%26backURL%3Dindex.php%253Fcmd%253Darchives
(5) The Sunday Times. Danny Fortson. Rig firm’s $270m profit from deadly spill. May 9, 2010. http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/natural_resources/article7120655.ece
(6) Jake Sherman. Politico. Senators demand Transocean investigation. May 25, 2010. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0510/37740.html
(7) Blocked Investigation into the Gulf Oil Spill. July 5, 2010. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnHwuEBo_XA
(8) Luis Miranda. The Real Agenda. (May 27, 2010). http://real-agenda.com/2010/05/27/bps-robert-kaluza-pleads-fifth-amendment-to-avoid-testifying/
(9) Sterling Allan. The Examiner. No joke: Goldman Sachs shorted Gulf of Mexico. May 5, 2010. http://www.examiner.com/breakthrough-energy-in-national/no-joke-goldman-sachs-shorted-gulf-of-mexico.
(10) The Associated Press. Transocean gives safety bonuses despite deaths in Gulf of Mexico oil rig explosion. April 2, 2011. The Associated Press http://www.nola.com/news/gulf-oil-spill/index.ssf/2011/04/transocean_gives_safety_bonuse.html