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Originally posted by Illusionsaregrander
reply to post by Blaine91555
Why the hell are you asking me? Its not my thread, Im just posting in it. If you have an issue with something I specifically said, quote it, and I will address it.
You can look at how our governments act, and rightfully be scornful, but dont confuse that with the sentiments of the people of those nations.
Originally posted by Patriotgal
Aren't most of the spills on the Nigerian Delta, caused by people illegally tapping into the pipelines, to steal crude oil? I seem to recall reading several articles about this, over the last year. They shoot/drill a hole into pipeline, get as much oil as they can carry, and leave, letting high-pressure crude shoot-out, over the countryside.
Last month Shell admitted to spilling 14,000 tonnes of oil in 2009. The majority, said the company, was lost through two incidents – one in which the company claims that thieves damaged a wellhead at its Odidi field and another where militants bombed the Trans Escravos pipeline. Shell, which works in partnership with the Nigerian government in the delta, says that 98% of all its oil spills are caused by vandalism, theft or sabotage by militants and only a minimal amount by deteriorating infrastructure. "We had 132 spills last year, as against 175 on average. Safety valves were vandalised; one pipe had 300 illegal taps. We found five explosive devices on one. Sometimes communities do not give us access to clean up the pollution because they can make more money from compensation," said a spokesman.
Originally posted by Obzkure
You can't analyze the condition of the Nigerian society in the mindset of the United States, it's entirely a different game.