Edit: Found out this from using the wayback machine to look at boots and coots website because their current site is FUBAR. This bit is from their
involvment in the Iraq War:
When Halliburton sought for the best and most qualified company to control the oil well fires in Iraq, they turned to Boots & Coots. Boots &
Coots came in and efficiently handled the blowouts under an extremely hostile environment.
Also on the front page of their site as of a few years ago their involvment in the Kuwait war:
Boots & Coots was in Kuwait leading the effort to put out the hundreds of oil well fires set by Iraqi troops in the first Gulf War. The work
in Kuwait cemented our reputation as the premiere oil well firefighting and blowout control company.
Wow, The Bush's really love these Booters and Cooters. Carry on, nothing to see here.
Howdy all. This oil spill has really hit home for myself since i was born in New Orleans and my father partly worked for the oil rigs when we lived
I have been shocked at how few threads on this CONSPIRACY website have had the words HALLIBURTON involved in them. After seeing the Huffington Post
mention Halliburton i felt i had to make a post about this. Please note that the article on Huffington Post is about conspiracies regarding the oil
spill, and the Halliburton one was the last one:
from Huffington Post:
Halliburton IS the War Machine: Finally, we come to the most likely culprit in all of this, and a sure sign that indeed this is an act of war.
Wherever Halliburton goes, so goes the war machine, and vice versa. From no-bid and no-account contracts in Iraq (and post-Katrina New Orleans, by the
way) to a massive corporate presence in the Gulf region, these folks seem to have an acute capacity for making a buck on cataclysms of all sorts.
Perhaps more to the point, they appear to be at the nexus of most disaster zones, including the erstwhile Bush Presidency and now the Deepwater
Horizon Oil Spill. As a recent article in the Huffington Post notes:
"Giant oil-services provider Halliburton may be a primary suspect in the investigation into the oil rig explosion that has devastated the
Gulf Coast, the Wall Street Journal reports. Though the investigation into the explosion that sank the Deepwater Horizon site is still in its early
stages, drilling experts agree that blame probably lies with flaws in the 'cementing' process -- that is, plugging holes in the pipeline seal by
pumping cement into it from the rig. Halliburton was in charge of cementing for Deepwater Horizon."
So Halliburton PROBABLY was the cause of the problem. Why are people blaming BP and others when it could very well be Halliburton!
OK, now to take it a step further, i did a google news search on Halliburton to see if any news was covering them and i found this interesting tid
Oilfield services giant Halliburton Co. (HAL) said late Friday it will buy Boots & Coots Inc. (WEL) in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about
Shares of Boots & Coots, which provides pressure-control services as well as emergency response and control of oil and gas well blowouts and
well fires, jumped 23% to $2.88 in light premarket trading on Monday.
So Halliburton, only a few weeks before this spill happened is trying to buy an "Oil Spill Clean up Crew" that according to my father is one of the
largest and the go to guys to control oil fires. How very interesting...
And one more thing about Boots and Coots. It seems the shareholders are not happy about the take over. This could have nothing to do with all of
this but i found this interesting as well.
Boots & Coots Inc., the oil well firefighter being bought by Halliburton Co. for more than $240 million, was sued by an investor who contends
some company officials wrongly stand to gain a windfall in the deal.
Boots & Coots on March 1 awarded some executives restricted stock grants at $1.88 a share, and the stock may be sold at the Halliburton offering price
of $3 a share, stockholder Herbert Silverberg said yesterday in a Delaware Chancery Court lawsuit in Wilmington.
The suit was filed “for the benefit of the company,” “and seeks to disgorge the restricted stock awarded by the board to themselves,” as well
as damages, according to the complaint.
Halliburton, an energy services engineering company, said April 9 it would a pay 28 percent premium for Boots & Coots in cash and stock to add
firefighting services. Both companies are based in Houston.
If this doesn't have the makings of a conspiracy folks, i don't know what does. Anything thoughts on all of this? As for the above quote, i am a
financially stupid so i don't know what any of that stuff means.
And also this!
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Halliburton Co. said Monday its first-quarter net income fell 46%, as the oil service giant booked one-time costs
related to the devaluation of the Venezuelan currency, while operating income rose.
Halliburton /quotes/comstock/13*!hal/quotes/nls/hal (HAL 30.65, -0.95, -3.01%) said earnings fell to $206 million, or 23 cents a share, from $378
million, or 42 cents a share, in the year-ago period.
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