reply to post by dampnickers
Americans (and others) What is your PROBLEM!???
I'd say about 1.7 million gallons a day is the problem!
There are many floors in your argument in my humble opinion...
It’s all very well pointing out the fact that the Rig was owned by an American company and that the BOP was made in wherever... but the fact remains
that it was a BP operation...
How would you feel if your TV stopped working and when you contacted the manufacturers they said "The double head diode stopped working, sorry, but
we don’t build them. We ship them in from china... not our problem"
I know i wouldn’t be happy with that answer...
The days of a single company making all of the parts that it requires in construction, research or whatever, are long gone... TV’s, Stereo’s,
Cars, everything that you buy probably has 4 or 5 separate companies involved in its manufacture. However, it is the badge on the front that is held
accountable should something go wrong.
Someone has to be accountable and in this case its BP.
With regards to Anti-British sentiment... I'm afraid that the daily Mail and other such newspapers are whipping up a frenzy simply to sell more
papers (and probably because they want to protect BP)
But the truth is that the average American does not hold any grudges against Britain. BP is a multi-national company and does not represent
BP no longer stands for British Petroleum due to the 1988 merger with Amoco.
I am sure that there are some stupid Americans who are blaming Britain for this... But there are also some stupid British who burn American flags
because they don’t like the American running their football team...
All the while we argue about such nonsense millions of gallons are still leaking... let’s not forget what’s most important here...
Oh... and lets not forget... BP have taken responsibility for this... you think they would do that if they were innocent??
[edit on 16-6-2010 by Muckster]