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The Gulf disaster: WWPD (What would Patton Do)

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posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 05:48 PM
Some are starting to realize that the Gulf Oil disaster is not just a news item anymore. Many of us have been aware of that fact for a month or more. Things are out of hand, and have been from the start, though most of us don't have the information or education to be able to tell how we should react. We have seen our government sitting on it's hands, waiting for the responsible party(s) to jump in and save us all.

We have finger pointing and hand-wringing, and no visible entities (except for the perpetrators hiding things) are doing anything. The perps need to be removed from the equation, because all they are doing is covering their a$$es, and trying to protect shareholders.

This disaster is threatening not only the ecosystem of the Gulf of Mexico, and the livelihood of millions along the huge Gulf coastline, but has consequences that scientists are not able to determine. Because they have never seen anything like this before. This is as serious as it gets folks.

This is when we have to decide: are we going to let politicians and greedy oil moguls call the shots, or go into WAR mode (treat the oil like an invasion, because it is)? Do we let them clusterf---k their way along, or do we call in a rare individual who can stop all the whining and cut some nuts and get this thing fixed?

The only role model I can remember who had the guts was Gen. George S. Patton. Say what you will about him, but when things were bad, he got things done. He was no politician, but we don't need politicians now. We need "Ol Blood & Guts".

Does anyone know of an individual of his caliber who can handle this type of thing?

If we don't get right to business and quick, I feel we are in big trouble.

[edit on 11-6-2010 by 1SawSomeThings]

posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 06:53 PM
I don't think people like that exist anymore. It probably has to do with the being blasted at by the TV since birth. Or the simplicity and accessibility of technology to take our minds off of doing stuff that could be worthwhile.

To find one, might I recommend not looking in the good 'ol USA? All I see when I look around is a bunch of people that are upset that this "oil spill" is eating up the headlines. And I look up and see nothing but corruption.

Try somewhere else. Sorry

posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 07:32 PM
reply to post by fleetlord

This kind of man does exist, and he will get the power he needs. He has been smothered by the politicians and the career milititary, because when they needed him he was there. Afterwards he was a liability. Now they need him again, and they will call him out of "mothballs" or "retirement".

They only thing is, will it be soon enough to get the losers, posers, whiners, and complainers out of the way so we can get the OIL VOLCANO fixed? Before everything in the Gulf and outside is dead and/or contaminated?

[edit on 11-6-2010 by 1SawSomeThings]

posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 07:43 PM
And what might the good General Paton know about plugging up oil wells ?

This ain't no Hollywood movie, where Rambo all by himself single handed, captures an entire US carrier battle fleet with his bare hands, and sinks the Aircraft Carrier right over the hole, thus saving America.

posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 08:52 PM
reply to post by Silver Shadow

If you can:
Name a better type of person to clear out all the non-hackers and get this thing done. Not the General himself, but someone like him who can cut through all the BS and get this thing fixed before it's too late.

The General may not have the expertise to fill the hole, but he would find those people and clear the way so they could do their work without interference from the UH-OH squad, the pansies and the posers.

posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 09:20 PM
Do you really believe that "super heroes" exist outside of Hollywood ?

I bet Clint Eastwood could clean up all the crime in Detroit all by himself, and plug that oil leak during his lunch break.

posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 03:28 PM

With the company’s public credibility in the US at rock-bottom and with President Barack Obama openly challenging the competence of Tony Hayward, its CEO, BP is retreating into its bunker and acknowledging that Admiral Allen is in charge.

The burly, mustachioed commander – who was one of the few federal officials to emerge from the 2005 Hurricane Katrina response with his reputation enhanced – now dominates the daily briefings. At the start of the crisis, these briefings were joint affairs between the company and the government that were dominated by Doug Suttles, BP’s chief operating officer.

In those early weeks of the crisis, before the US media and public became familiar with “top hats”, “top kills”, riser pipes and flow ratios, government spokesmen invariably deferred to Mr Suttles’ expertise. Rear-Admiral Mary Landry was removed as government spokeswoman at the start of June, although the administration said it was a planned reassignment. There had been public criticism, however, that she had been too ready to accept BP’s assurances.

Since then, Admiral Allen has moved front of stage and appears to have captured a public mood that sees no reason to give BP the benefit of the doubt.

What do you think of Allen?

US admiral keeps pressure on BP

Sri Oracle

posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 03:50 PM
This guy gets my vote:

"This is a Disaster. This isn't something somebody can control. We ain't stuck on stupid."

Russel Honore

Remember him? He brought order, discipline and competence to the Katrina disaster.

edit to add: I never thought I'd be looking back on Katrina and wishing any disaster was as small as it.

[edit on 15-6-2010 by apacheman]

posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 08:05 AM
What about this guy:

Major David McPherson former British Army specialist in logistics, decorated for his work in facilitating the UK’s Falklands campaign

Check out the plan he may be logistics specialist for: 201006415654810?f=rss

It plans to mobilise up to 170 local fishing boats which will tow platforms holding a device with the membrane attached into the sea.
Ultra Green estimates that its invention can soak up 25,000 gallons of oil a day down to a depth of five metres.

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