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U.S. Fury at BP Stirs Backlash Among British

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posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 03:57 PM
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This is in fact correct ( it IS an IMAGINARY CONFLICT, created by the media)There is no bashing or sentiment in the US that labels the " British" as incompetent due to BP's disaster.

Most Americans know BP and know that the policies of multinational corps do NOT represnet the citizens of any given country.

The media seems to be folliwing an agenda here by manufacturing dissent.
Keep eyes on this one.


Absolutely ... (bbc) Radio1 decided to air an american woman (yesterday) blaming Britian for "British Petroleum's blunder".

Some are not wisened to the fact that BP are a multinational company which have a 44% US shareholder stake - which makes me wonder if the vast amount of US workers BP employ also have pension shemes?

It is true that we British are as shocked and apalled as our State side brothers at BP - idiotic fools for there blatent lack of safety and not heeding the prior warnings.

www.abovetopsecret.com...

www.missourinet.com...




[edit on 11-6-2010 by ainsley]




posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 04:21 PM
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BP has the absolute minimum responsibility in all of this...maybe 1%!

The other 99% is shared between the british and american governments for allowing such wreckful behavior. Yes the world needs oil but it does not mean we need to destroy eco-systems to get it. This BP disaster is probably the worst of all time but hopefully something will get done about it quickly.

I and a few others have been bad mouthing WTO(World Trade Organisation) for years, yet right wing disinfo agents have been attacking us unrelentingly, calling us socialist, commies or nazis. Its almost as though they own ATS or something. In any case, these multi-national companies have very little regard for any nation and its citizens, other than cash and good living.



posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 04:28 PM
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All this is true. Congratulations on a sensible and thoughtful post.

BP became a a nastier bunch when Hayward and his chums took over. From that point on it was made clear that BP's goal was to increase short/to medium term returns to shareholders. They sold off their Solar Energy division and slashed research into alternative energy. They made it clear they weren't an energy but a hydro carbon company. They set about hunting down the last reserves of crude on the Planet and wringing them dry. A corporate policy I find despicable.

What is happening in the Gulf is a Global tragedy. But there are things American posters need to reflect on, if only to make sure this never happens again;

*The lax and possibly corrupt, safety supervision by US agencies.
*The encouragement, incentives and demands from the US Administration to drill deep in the interest of energy Security.
*The recognition that the technology for deep see drilling was at the edge of operational capabilities and safety and repair abilities were a long way behind.
*The lack of legal obligations to ensure that a 'Plan B' was in place if something went wrong.

I don't think the US response has been Anti-British and if there is mumbling in the UK, it's down to the fact that BP has not said they weren't going to pay for their responsibilities and that the US builders and operators of the rig seem to be beyond criticism.

We really need to break our oil habit. Even if it means a bout of cold Turkey.



posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 05:42 PM
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Too right we should be pissed off.. BP might have "British" in it's name but it's a multinational company and the Oil rig was in fact American made and american staffed not to mention overseen by the American branch.

Typical colonials can't take responsibility for their own failings.


CX

posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 05:58 PM
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I just wonder if the attacks will continue if a US company suddenly found themselves at the centre of an oil spill?

www.abovetopsecret.com...

CX.



posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 06:01 PM
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We deserve it.


What goes around comes around. One of the greatest bailouts in history came in 1953, when the Eisenhower administration authorized a CIA-backed coup in Iran. The Anglo-Iranian Oil Company, owned by the British government, had been expropriated and nationalized in 1951 by unanimous vote of Iran’s parliament.

The ’53 coup evicted prime minister Mohammed Mossadeq and installed Shah Reza Pahlevi, the creature of the West’s oil companies , with full tyrannical powers. The AIOC got back 40 per cent of its old concession and became an internationally owned consortium, renamed… British Petroleum.


www.counterpunch.com...



posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 06:37 PM
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Originally posted by CX
I just wonder if the attacks will continue if a US company suddenly found themselves at the centre of an oil spill?

www.abovetopsecret.com...

CX.


Of course not, the only reason Obama has been ranting on BP (notice he always uses the term "British Petroleum" in lieu of BP) is because the whole fiasco has made his administration look horrible. He is trying to deflect, as much as possible, the public's attention away from the role U.S. government regulators played in all of this.



posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 06:41 PM
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The tone of this thread has changed since I went off looking for this link, so it is probably not pertinent now. But here it is anyway.

It's a list of Petroleum Corporations by country.

en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 07:01 PM
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Ah the Brits...you could write a whole book about their misbehaviour and still have enough left for a tome 2.

I'm down with you Obama even if you've cheated the last elections.French support will always be 200% in such case and you know that



posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 07:04 PM
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I personally hope BP folds and the people of Florida, Louisiana, Texas and anywhere else affected carves up her cash and assets.

It could start something.....The end of the Oil, Coal and Gas companies as we know it.



posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 07:05 PM
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Originally posted by Iamonlyhuman
It's all misplaced outrage... the outrage should be because of the devastation caused in terms of loss of life, environmental and individual livelihood loss - not this crap.


Very well said. Starred and flagged.



posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 07:09 PM
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wow i guess i better quit call kfc Kentucky fried chicken because i might piss off some people in kentucky. really to be serious it is a multinational company true but its based out of england the crown has a big stake in it for pete's sake. but all this colony vs britain bull is just the rich jackasses in charge trying to cover there profits and wealth.



posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 07:18 PM
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U.S. Fury at BP Stirs Backlash Among British





No it doesn’t!!

That’s just media hype!! The average Brit on the street couldn’t give a dam about BP... However... Beat us in the World Cup and you will feel or wrath


COME ON ENGLAND!!



posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 08:41 PM
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In the interest of fairness I propose that if you Brits allow us Americans the free pass to tear these BP greed pigs to shreds for what they have done to our beautiful gulf, we in turn will allow you a free run at all of the crooked execs from AIG, Goldman Sachs and the like who were willfully responsible for driving your economy off of the cliff.


Then again, they did the same thing to the US economy, and they are all international business scoundrels.


Scratch that, I say we gather up all of the bankers, the insurance and oil execs and the lads from the Fed Reserve and have them all take a long walk off a short plank.....preferably into oil tainted, shark infested waters.


We are all in the same boat. If you are a commoner then it doesn't matter what country you are from. We are all being dealt the same losing hand.

But imagine if the millions of us decided enough is enough, we could change the entire face of the planet in less than a week.

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posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 11:32 PM
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Amen brother. You are absolutely correct. These people could care less about the nation they began in, or are headquartered in, they have no loyalty to any of us. And it is up to us to stop playing their game. We are everything, the labor, the police force, the military...........fill in the blanks. All we need to do is become cognizant of the fact that "they" can do nothing without "us."



posted on Jun, 12 2010 @ 12:27 AM
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The Americans best revenge here is that 90% of us absolutely don't care about the worthless world cup. Soccer is fun to play but appallingly boring to watch. It's almost as bad as Americans own summer pastime baseball.

However I do note that a lot of the worlds financial elite appear to reside in the UK and operate out of London. I will shed no tears when they are brought to justice. Nothing personal against the British in general however.



posted on Jun, 12 2010 @ 08:25 AM
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Hang-on. People are getting confused between reality and media.

When you read or listen that the British are angry with something the Americans have or have not said or done u need to decide whether this is happening or you are being told this is happening.

There is no anger ffrom the British public.....the only thing we see is prescribed media of the oil spill and thats about it.

So you are being spun a story......



posted on Jun, 12 2010 @ 08:32 AM
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It's the british media which are stirring this up and making a big deal of it, it's them that are saying the americans are now anti british. It's just the usual msm propaganda spouting rubbish.



posted on Jun, 12 2010 @ 09:08 AM
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Originally posted by Peruvianmonk
I personally hope BP folds and the people of Florida, Louisiana, Texas and anywhere else affected carves up her cash and assets.

It could start something.....The end of the Oil, Coal and Gas companies as we know it.


how would that happen , it would be bought by the chinese in all probability, rock bottom price , then the victims would get nothing ...see BHOPAL disaster

American owned by the way..........lots of dead , negligable compensation , due to sale



posted on Jun, 12 2010 @ 09:10 AM
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Originally posted by SpaceMonkeys
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It's the british media which are stirring this up and making a big deal of it, it's them that are saying the americans are now anti british. It's just the usual msm propaganda spouting rubbish.


Many disagree, seeing the spin put on this by the potus,and the US media,
dare not effect Halliburtons share price eh......



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