Disaster and suspicion 6

One of the deplorable things about the vast and still spreading oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico is that it gives the “green energy”  fanatics an argument against domestic drilling in the United States and off its shores. They are the only ones who have anything to gain by the disaster.

Jim O’Neill has “worked as a commercial diver in off-shore oilfields around the world (including the Gulf of Mexico)” and so, he says, “I have some idea of the difficulties involved with operations in 5,000 feet of water, (around 155 atmospheres of pressure).”

He has a suspicion that the explosion which sank Transocean’s deepwater semi-submersible rig “Horizon” in the Gulf of Mexico on April 22, leaking 5,000 barrels of oil per day, may have been caused deliberately.

He does not make a strong case, but as we are suspicious on Socratean principle (though not easily convinced of conspiracies), we are interested in hearing what he has to say.

He writes:

“The Horizon” was a new floating exploratory rig, recently contracted by BP (British Petroleum) to drill its Macondo prospect in the Gulf. It had finished an exploratory drill hole to around 18,000 feet, and was in the process of capping off the well, prior to moving on, when the rig caught fire on April 20. The capping procedure was reputedly undertaken by oil industry giant Halliburton.

As you might imagine, such an occurrence is an oil company’s worst nightmare, and there are fail-safe measures like you would not believe, to ensure that such a thing as what happened, never happens. There are “deadman switches,” down-hole safety valves, “panic buttons.” and Blow Out Preventers (BOPs).

And yet obviously, something did happen. What—and was it sabotage? How could so many time-tested automatic back-ups fail, all at the same time? What are the odds?

Sabotage is not outside the realm of possibility when trillions of dollars are at stake. The question to ask is: With “climate-gate” throwing a wrench in the works of Cap and Trade, and the (potentially) extremely lucrative carbon-credit market about to go down the drain, were drastic measures taken?

Are there any “movers and shakers” connected with Chicago’s CCX scam, who also happen to be connected to Halliburton, BP, or…well you get the idea. Just asking.

The oil spill after one week covers approximately 130 by 70 miles. What is it going to cover after several months—with thousands of barrels of oil being added each day?

First coal, now oil—I suggest you folks at the nuclear power plants be on your toes.

  • NoCountryForYoungMen

    Yes it could be the result of corporate espionage to result in the rise of someones stock somewhere – or the typical islamic terrorism. In fact the manufacturing of causus beli has a long history.. and some would say the pearl harbour and the 9/11 bombings were to help the military contractors with unlimited tab, mercenaries, and by extension the big bankers to gain more money and limit societal freedoms.

    I am a true environmentalist – and I say that true members of the movement would not create a disaster to prove their point – they don't need to because there are already so many examples of environmental destruction.

    Of course this is not to say that the oligarchical plutocratic world banking elite has not hijacked the idea of 'green energy and carbon markets' as another method of further concentration wealth in their hands. Corruption in government and the rich is much worse than presented on 24 or Prison Break. I suggest watching the 2009 documentary, 'The Secret of Oz' to see how the global monetary system is rigged in favour of a small banking elite and against class mobility.

    • Bill

      The monetary system certainly seems rigged (the Fed). I'm not sure about the general stock market. I hear people say that. The problem is that a lot of small investors have been profitting from the stock market all along. The average annual return of the Vanguard 500 Index fund since its inception in 1976 has been 10%. About a 30-fold increase in value for your initial investment in 1976. That's much better than Real Estate. The small investor can play their game and win, so I do not think the stock market is rigged against the so-called common man.

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  • Frank

    George Carlin – Saving the planet

  • In State of Fear, Michael Crichton put forth a scenario where global warming activists engineered an environmental catastrophe in order to make their case. Is this odd or self-contradictory? No. Anti-vaccination people are not abashed to see children sicken and die from preventable disease. Opponents of genetic engineering are not abashed to see people die from preventable malnutrition. There are, indeed, a great number of people out there who are willing to cause all manner of mayhem and misery “on behalf of the planet”. You don't need to be a conspiracy theorist to call the oil rig failure an instance of sabotage, because it doesn't take a conspiracy. It only takes a few 'green' whackos with a perceived 'mission'.

    • Bill

      Don't forget Tom Clancy's “Rainbow Six.” This was about a team of special forces who chase down eco terrorists who are unleashing a massive disease on the world that affects only humans. Yes, there are probably nuts like that out in the world. That novel still haunts me.