Note: Michael Hoffman is an excellent investigative journalist. One of the best. What he has to say regarding the calamitous oil spill in the Gulf of Oil is important to read, unusual in it's understanding and explosive in its implications. That is why I am posting it on my blog.
Also, be sure to click on the video link to Brasscheck TV, I've included following Michael's article -- it takes a minute or two until the information about BP's cover up, deceit and total cluelessness is revealed. There's also some interesting information about the tanker Valdez spill, Alaskan oil: who owns it and what they are doing with it.
According to the Associated Press, to solve the British Petroleum (BP) undersea oil disaster "depends on a low-tech strategy that has never been attempted before in deep water. The scheme: lower 74-ton, concrete-and-metal boxes into the gulf to capture the oil and siphon it to a barge waiting at the surface. Whether that will work for a leak 5,000 feet below the surface is anyone's guess; the method has previously worked only in shallower waters. If it doesn't, and efforts to activate a shutoff mechanism called a blowout preventer continue to prove fruitless, the oil probably will keep gushing for months until a second well can be dug to cut off the first."
The media and the US government are being very low key about this. Even Greenpeace and the Sierra Club are merely talking about political action of the "E-mail President Obama" type. It is almost as if a very high level directive has been issued ordering the media not to panic the population of the western hemisphere. However, if the oil continues to flow undersea, the ocean will begin to die.
This catastrophe is far beyond the capability of BP corporation. It is astonishing that international resources are not being brought into mobilization immediately. President Obama assures us that "BP will pay." That's not the point, Mr. President. BP is likely to be bankrupt if and when this catastrophe concludes. The point is not even the economic livelihood of America's southern Gulf Coast, as much as we pity all of the folks who will suffer economic deprivation because of man playing God. The point is the health of the oceans of planet earth, upon which all life is dependent.
First, we must convene a world day of prayer and penance asking Jesus Christ to intercede with His Father to work a miracle and stop the oil flow. We, in turn, will promise God to work to halt undersea oil drilling and all other idolatrous man-playing-God technologies.
Next, scientists and engineers of all the major nations of the world must convene now, along with their governments, to address the crisis and seek a way to stop the oil flow.
The United States Congress should meet in emergency session and pass a law that the corporate heads of companies that wreak environmental devastation should be subject to criminal prosecution, up to and including capital punishment. All limits on civil liability must be lifted.
The following is from an anonymous engineer at peoplenomics.com:
First fact, the original estimate was about 5,000 gallons of oil a day spilling into the ocean. Now they're saying 200,000 gallons a day. That's over a million gallons of crude oil a week! I'm an engineer with 25 years of experience. I've worked on some big projects with big machines...First, the BP platform was drilling for what they call deep oil. They go out where the ocean is about 5,000 feet deep and drill another 30,000 feet into the crust of the earth. This it right on the edge of what human technology can do. They hit a pocket of oil at such high pressure that it burst all of their safety valves all the way up to the drilling rig and then caused the rig to explode and sink. The pressure behind this oil is so high that it destroyed the maximum effort of human science to contain it. When the rig sank it flipped over and landed on top of the drill hole. Now they've got a hole in the ocean floor.
They have to get the oil rig off the hole to get at it, in order to try to cap it. Do you know the level of effort it will take to move that wrecked oil rig, sitting under 5,000 feet of water? Then, how do you cap the hole in the ocean floor?
If we can't cap that hole, then oil is going to destroy the oceans of the world. It only takes one quart of motor oil to make 250,000 gallons of ocean water toxic to wildlife. Are you starting to get the magnitude of this?
We're so accustomed to our politicians creating false crises to forward their criminal agendas that we aren't recognizing that we're staring straight into possibly the greatest disaster mankind will ever see. Imagine what happens if that oil keeps flowing until it destroys all life in the oceans of this planet. Who knows how big a reservoir of oil is down there? Oceans are critical to maintaining oxygen in the atmosphere. (End quote. Thanks to Arthur Topham for forwarding the preceding information).
It makes you wonder why this crisis is not front page, three inch headline news in every newspaper in America every day, and on television around the clock, and why President Obama and other heads of state have not gone beyond the ridiculously parochial "BP's gotta fix this" mindset and organize an emergency effort involving the the planet's best minds, together with the naval resources of the world.
We do not seem to be up to the challenge our own egos have imposed on us. We assume we are gods who can drill the ocean and split the atom without apocalyptic consequences. When it all goes haywire, we spout boilerplate economic jargon and play chicken with a multi-national corporation. We have failed the mandate God has given us to be stewards of His garden.
Also don't forget to also watch the video from Brasscheck TV regarding the "coverup".
The New York Times recently characterized the oil spill as a "natural disaster." They've got to be kidding...
Bottom line on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill:
1. It didn't need to happen in the first place
2. The damage could have been fully contained on the first day
3. Government (and media) corruption made the whole economic and ecological catastrophe possible.