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LONDON — London Olympics organizing chief Sebastian Coe says he has confidence in BP's continued sponsorship of the 2012 Games.
The troubled oil company is a top-tier sponsor of the London Olympics in a deal valued at around $58 million. BP has come under criticism in the United States for its handling of the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Coe described BP on Friday as a "valued and trusted partner." He says "they clearly have a big issue to deal with and are dealing with it as a world-class company.
an insidious enemy that's attacking our shores
holding the Gulf hostage
"This is literally a war we're in,"
WASHINGTON -- The United States on Thursday dismissed the notion that the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster involving British energy giant BP had become a source of tension between London and Washington.
We talk to these folks because they potentially have the best answers so I know whose ass to kick, right?
Barack Obama 44th President of the United States
"For Adm. Thad Allen, a three-front war on oil"
Originally posted by skjalddis
Nobody is going to go to war over this - that's just hysterical
BP is a multinational company with shareholders on both sides of the Atlantic.
I never heard of any British citizens burning US flags either, though maybe I just missed that one, dunno..
Anyway, the UK is hardly a superpower these days and besides that, we're skint.
I'd laugh, but the idea is just too stupid.
At a joint command center in Houma, La., Coast Guard Capt. Meredith Austin and other coordinators watched controlled burns of surface oil in the Gulf.
It looks like a terrible battlefield with almost four million gallons burned so far.
"We are running the war from here," Austin said.
Originally posted by OurskiesRpoisoned
I'm watching the news,
From British citizens burning US flags, to tensions between the two governments, anger is on the rise.
Originally posted by dontbealala
why not? the US is already trying to fight or pick a fight with many other countries.