posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 02:37 PM
Not a big fan of AJ, but there is a guest on his show right now, Lindsey Williams(?), talking about what really is happening (and, has happened) down
there and what to expect...
I keep hearing people talk about the gulf oil catastrophe of '79 (as being as bad to this point) or even people saying it's not serious, like Mr.
"not a big deal, I remember walking on the shores of the Gulf as a kid and it was black with tar" guy, that that wasn't normal, it was because of
that very spill!
The reason why the two situations are not comparable ('79 versus 2010) is the depth of these wells. Different than anything that's ever been
attempted before... on the water
They're saying that, forget the conspiracy theory here, this was absolutely an accident - it's bad, real bad, going to get worse, but the BP guys
had NO idea this was going to hit them.
And, the US is just as culpable. (for approving all of the permits and licenses for BP to drill without knowing exactly what the hell they were
getting into - keep reading)
It has to do with Super Deep drilling. The Russians (who are now supposedly leading the world in oil-production, not the Saudis) figured out a way to
get SUPER deep in these oil fields, SO deep that that reach an entire knew "Strata" of oil - incredibly pure (?!) and under incredible
This guy is saying the real situation is this - it was a matter of the US/Britain trying to keep up with the Jones' (Russians) who had successfully
figured out how to do this deep well drilling ON LAND, and having been reaping huge benefits from it.
We're talking deep folks. 35,000 feet below the surface. As deep down, as you are up when you are flying at 'cruising altitude' in a commercial
jet - and that AFTER the 5,000 feet depths (and remembering the enormous pressures) of the ocean.
Anyway, they hit unimaginable pressures - never experienced by humans: 20,000-70,000 PSI - beyond human technology to contain - it blew everything,
not just well heads, and safety valves but thru the friggin' pipe (20 inches in diameter 2 inches thick hardened steel - the pressure of the oil is
SO strong that it has compressed the pipe to 1 inch thick, now - they're saying by the time a nuclear device can even be put in place (quickly
becoming the best sounding option) that there WILL BE NO MORE PIPE LEFT.
This is bad, folks - REAL bad.
[edit on 6/17/2010 by SquirrelNutz]