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BP is 1 of 3 Company's involved in Gulf disaster

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posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 04:48 AM

Originally posted by Alethea
I believe there is a vast network of players, each having a part and probably unaware of the details of the other players roles.

You might want to broaden the picture to include Scorpion Offshore, Ltd. and Seadrill Ltd. There is more information here:

Deep Drilling: Have They Opened the Bottomless Pit?

[edit on 16-6-2010 by Alethea]

Thanks for the link. I believe you may be on to something.

More digging...

posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 05:05 AM

Originally posted by HunkaHunka
reply to post by loveguy

It's key to remember that both haliburton and transocean expressed their concern and dismay to bp while bp pressed on... A guy who had no deep water experience made repeated calls for BP against the wishes of both transocean and haliburton...

The transocean man was heard yelling at the bp man "are you happy now? Are you happy now? I told you this would happen,,. The rigs on fire!"

The only company which holds blame in this situation is BP... So far.... Theres a long way to go before we can get out of this man made disaster...

If we ever can...

I get what you're saying.

I guess I'm just mad because the company's that were in place on the rig all shared a common responsibility.

By not acting forcefully for what they believed was the right thing to do, and allowing this idiot to make the call which brought forth dire consequences, those men and the company's they were representing should be held accountable.

If just to make an example of them; This is how not to allow stupid mistakes.
Ahem, if this was in fact a mistake. It could be a concerted effort, I don't know.

posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 05:37 AM
Another player, and a BIG one, missing from the list is the US Government and its Federal agencies tasked with overseeing safety.
Those tasked with safety seem to have been, at best, asleep at the wheel and, at worst, guilty of accepting bribes / payoffs / favours to allow BP and others to fill in their own safety reports!

so yeah, BP is probably guilty of bribery, but so too is the US government and it's employees tasked with ultimate control of safety. Sorry, the buck needs to stop a lot higher than the CEO of BP.

The sickening part of all this is that, despite the incredible environmental damage being done, some corporations and banks are making a killing (literally) from this disaster.

[edit on 17-6-2010 by Britguy]

posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 05:23 PM
reply to post by Britguy

Hey Britguy, I'm still burnt from going on into the early morning hours on this today. Quit about 2:30am PST I think, so I'm not going plunge back in the way I did last night, but you're right and maybe not as right as you would normally be at the same time.

Since the rig is registered or rather was registered in the Marshall Islands, US regulatory control, while a big part in this, was also somewhat limited in both their responsibility and legal authority, since they share it with the Marashall Islands authorities, as crazy as that may sound.

I'm fairly knowledgeable on this as I did a lot of research on environmental issues going through college and so I have no intent to defend US policy in that area, because at every step regulatory agencies work closely with industries to meet their needs, and only secondarily to protect people or the environment. And, like Max Weber wrote on bureaucracies, they develop intrinsic interests for their own survival and growth as they mature.

The Interior Department and MMS are at the nexus in the center of the corporate activities and rivalries in this case but do nothing, as far as I can see, to mitigate the conflicts that come up in that matrix. Or maybe they do, but it comes through the corruption or buying off of public officials. That may well have happened in this case.

Currently, I'm focused on biowarfare issues and the military industrial complex and the same kinds of conflicts abound. Of course, we like to call it a "biodefense" industry, but that' s relevant only in that much of is about private industry and we now have sixteen federal agencies with separate areas of regulatory responsibility to oversea over 400 biowarfare labs in the US and they DON'T coordinate their efforts or information!!! Consequently, the GAO which is supposed to oversee all government expenditures couldn't even draw up a report that could conclusively tell how many people, companies, universities, state run labs, or DoD labs employed or now often they were inspected for safety concerns. Nor could they conclude precisely what bioagents or pathogens were being used in what labs.

That's our federal government. It's a real public/private frankenstein attempt to reconcile capitalism with public sector issues and interests. Way more often than not, private companies make out like bandits and we pay the taxes the agencies that are supposed to be protecting us, but end up as unofficial employees of the interests they are supposed to regulate. I was serious when I said the MMS mainly went out to rigs so snort meth, watch porn and maybe get a hooker provided by BP (or I'm sure Exxon, Texaco and other oil companies. This was a big scandal a couple of years ago in Alaska.

So if you've got more on the federal role, educate me! It's almost never transparent and so much is always there to learn.

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