posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 03:20 AM
reply to post by who-me?
BP was technically operating in international waters, and in the case of corporations operating in international waters they must abide to the laws
and regulations concerning the nations they are based in. In the case of BP, they were operating within international waters and they were based in
the Marshall Islands, now Ill leave the guess to you as to why of all countries BP decided to base itself in the Marshall islands (virtually no
regulation may be a clue).
The case of BP been held accountable, neither US or Mexican authorities held the power to obligate BP to inspection as explained above, they were in
international waters, they are only held to the regulations of the Marshall islands. This is why they take the bulk of the blame.
virtually unregulated and unaccountable thanks to where they were based and operating. They knew there was little Mexican and US authorities could do
in regulate or inspect them, they were all their own.
The president has part of the blame because he didnt react fast enough to the situation... no no wait, the president is to blame because he wasnt
vocal enough in holding BP accountable.... no wait..... the president should not be vocal and should not criticize BP because it hurts the British
people and the investors. Obama's partly to blame because he didnt do... something? Nothing? He didnt leave the market to sort out itself? His
interfering too much? Im sorry im just so confused. So many people have so many angles in which to complain.
As for other blame, I have already argued that our addiction and attatchment to oil is in part to blame. The american people are in such demand that
these companies are drilling to full capacity without regards to safety. We need to cut down on this fuel as a nation to cut down on offshore
[edit on 11-6-2010 by Southern Guardian]