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White House Covers Up Menacing Oil "Blob"

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posted on May, 19 2010 @ 04:17 PM

White House Covers Up Menacing Oil "Blob"

In an exclusive for, the Wayne Madsen Report (WMR) has learned from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers sources that U.S. Navy submarines deployed to the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean off the Florida coast have detected what amounts to a frozen oil blob from the oil geyser at the destroyed Deep Horizon off-shore oil rig south of Louisiana. The Navy submarines have trained video cameras on the moving blob, which remains frozen at depths of between 3,000 to 4,000 feet. Because the oil blob is heavier than water, it remains frozen at current depths.

FEMA and Corps of Engineers employees are upset that the White House and the Pentagon remain tight-lipped and in cover-up mode about the images of the massive and fast-moving frozen coagulated oil blob that is being imaged by Navy submarines that are tracking its movement. The sources point out that BP and the White House conspired to withhold videos from BP-contracted submersibles that showed the oil geyser that was spewing oil from the chasm underneath the datum of the Deep Horizon at rates far exceeding originally reported amounts. We have learned that it was largely WMR's scoop on the existence of the BP videos that forced the company and its White House patrons to finally agree to the release of the video footage.

The White House is officially stating that it does not know where the officially reported 10 miles long by 3 miles wide "plume" is actually located or in what direction it is heading. However, WMR's sources claim the White House is getting real-time reports from Navy submarines as to the blob's location. We have learned that the blob is transiting the Florida Straits between Florida and Cuba, propelled by the Gulf's Loop Current, and that parts of it that is encountering warmer waters are breaking off into smaller tar balls that are now washing ashore in the environmentally-sensitive Florida Keys and Dry Tortugas.

Corps of Engineers and FEMA officials are also livid about the cover-up of the extent of the oil damage being promulgated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and its marine research vessel in the Gulf, RV Pelican. NOAA stands accused by the aforementioned agencies of acting as a virtual public relations arm for BP.

There are some interesting assertions in this artcile.

For example, consider the following:

There is also evidence that BP, Halliburton, and Transocean sank a drill to a depth of 35,000 feet at the Deep Horizon site some six months ago without the required permits from the federal government. WMR has learned from U.S. government sources that the drilling at 35,000 feet caused a major catastrophic event that required the firms' oil rig personnel to quickly pull up the drill and close the drill hole.

However, the Deep Horizon re-sank the drill some six months after the unspecified "catastrophe," resulting in another, more destructive chain of events following the explosion that destroyed the rig, killing eleven workers.

Very interesting, indeed.

[edit on 19-5-2010 by loam]

posted on May, 19 2010 @ 04:49 PM
reply to post by loam

Where is the oil blob going? Does it have a projected destination, a final resting spot, or will it simply float suspended indefinately? This is strange, I think.

posted on May, 19 2010 @ 05:07 PM
This is really big if true!

So they're saying that the frozen blob of oil is already traversing the FL Straights? Thus depositing tar balls or whatever on FL beaches already?

Can anyone who lives in FL verify this?

Until then I'm on the fence on this one. No problems though loam.

Originally posted by chorizo4
reply to post by loam

or will it simply float suspended indefinately?

Definitely not. From recent satellite photos, to me, it looks as if it is getting caught in the Loop Current that is in the Gulf. If so, it's only a matter of time before it does make it around FL, like the article is claiming, sadly.

[edit on 19-5-2010 by susp3kt]

posted on May, 19 2010 @ 05:11 PM
The Coast Guard is reporting these tar balls are NOT from the oil spill...

Hmm, where else are they coming from then ?

posted on May, 19 2010 @ 05:25 PM
reply to post by GrinchNoMore

SHHHHHHHHH! We're supposed to be idiots remember?

We're supposed to swallow everything they feed us, without all these pesky questions. Careful...they might call you a terrorist o.O

My only question is; from which orifice is it originating?

EDIT: Certainly Star and Flag worthy.

[edit on 19-5-2010 by lagnar]

posted on May, 19 2010 @ 05:29 PM
Of course it's a cover up.
Why do you think Obama and his MSM are so quiet about his Katrina?
He's dragging his feet and he's certainly not missing an opportunity to take advantage of a crisis.

These oil spills will work to his advantage because what better way to help the global warming/alternative fuel cause.

posted on May, 19 2010 @ 10:24 PM
reply to post by Alxandro

I see an administration whose primary focus is on the protection of its 'image'. Addressing the accident seems to be a secondary focus.

Notice how nearly everything rides on BP's decision-making and not the government's? WHY IS THAT????

Why isn't ALL the information concerning this accident being freely distributed? It's obvious neither BP or this administration know how to fix the damn thing. Right now, the interests of MANY Americans rests in the limited, unelected hands of a few private executives from a foreign company.

Think about that. I mean, really think about that!

Information concerning the disaster should be plastered the world over. But that ain't happening. BP is protecting its liability position and the government is hiding the fact that it has NO POWER to do anything about the current situation.

THAT is the truth they don't want you to know.

[edit on 19-5-2010 by loam]

posted on May, 20 2010 @ 08:42 AM

Scientists Fault U.S. Response in Assessing Gulf Oil Spill

Tensions between the Obama administration and the scientific community over the gulf oil spill are escalating, with prominent oceanographers accusing the government of failing to conduct an adequate scientific analysis of the damage and of allowing BP to obscure the spill’s true scope.


The scientists assert that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and other agencies have been slow to investigate the magnitude of the spill and the damage it is causing in the deep ocean. They are especially concerned about getting a better handle on problems that may be occurring from large plumes of oil droplets that appear to be spreading beneath the ocean surface.

The scientists point out that in the month since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, the government has failed to make public a single test result on water from the deep ocean. And the scientists say the administration has been too reluctant to demand an accurate analysis of how many gallons of oil are flowing into the sea from the gushing oil well.


Oceanographers have also criticized the Obama administration over its reluctance to force BP, the oil company responsible for the spill, to permit an accurate calculation of the flow rate from the undersea well. The company has refused to permit scientists to send equipment to the ocean floor that would establish the rate with high accuracy.

Ian MacDonald of Florida State University, an oceanographer who was among the first to question the official estimate of 210,000 gallons a day, said he had come to the conclusion that the oil company was bent on obstructing any accurate calculation. “They want to hide the body,” he said.

Freakin' criminals.

posted on May, 20 2010 @ 08:52 AM
Revelation 8:8-9 (New King James Version)

Second Trumpet: The Seas Struck

8 Then the second angel sounded: And something like a great mountain burning with fire was thrown into the sea, and a third of the sea became blood. 9 And a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed.

Anyone see pictures of the spill? What color does it appear? I'm not a religious fanatic, but the above scripture is quite stunning!

posted on May, 21 2010 @ 07:39 AM

Low oil spill estimate could save BP millions in court, experts say

BP's estimate that only 5,000 barrels of oil are leaking daily from a well in the Gulf of Mexico, which the Obama administration hasn't disputed, could save the company millions of dollars in damages when the financial impact of the spill is resolved in court, legal experts say.

A month after a surge of gas from the undersea well engulfed the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling rig in flames and triggered the massive leak that now threatens sea life, fisheries and tourist centers in five Gulf Coast states, neither BP nor the federal government has tried to measure at the source the amount of crude pouring into the water.

BP and the Obama administration have said they don't want to take the measurements for fear of interfering with efforts to stop the leaks.

That decision, however, runs counter to BP's own regional plan for dealing with offshore leaks. "In the event of a significant release of oil," the 583-page plan says on Page 2, "an accurate estimation of the spill's total volume ... is essential in providing preliminary data to plan and initiate cleanup operations."

Legal experts said that not having a credible official estimate of the leak's size provides another benefit for BP: The amount of oil spilled is certain to be key evidence in the court battles that are likely to result from the disaster. The size of the Exxon Valdez spill in Alaska, for example, was a significant factor that the jury considered when it assessed damages against Exxon.

[edit on 21-5-2010 by loam]

posted on May, 21 2010 @ 07:58 AM
Case and point:

CBS News crew threatened with arrest for filming Louisiana beach.

[edit on 21-5-2010 by loam]

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