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Obama Administration Knew About Deepwater Horizon 35,000 Feet Well Bore

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posted on Jun, 23 2010 @ 03:30 AM
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Obama Administration Knew About Deepwater Horizon 35,000 Feet Well Bore


oilprice.com

According to the Wayne Madsen Report (WMR) sources within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Pentagon and Interior and Energy Departments told the Obama Administration that the newly-discovered estimated 3-4 billion barrels of oil in the Gulf of Mexico would cover America's oil needs for up to eight months if there was a military attack on Iran that resulted in the bottling up of the Strait of Hormuz to oil tanker traffic, resulting in a cut-
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posted on Jun, 23 2010 @ 03:30 AM
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Now this sounds very plausible indeed. If an attack against Iran, and possible slowing of tanker traffic or a complete shut down of the Straits of Hormuz was a possibility, then I could see tham rushing to get this drilling underway.

This other snippet sums it up nicely:


WMR learned that BP was able to have several safety checks waved because of the high-level interest by the White House and Pentagon in tapping the Gulf of Mexico bonanza find in order to plan a military attack on Iran without having to be concerned about an oil and natural gas shortage from the Persian Gulf after an outbreak of hostilities with Iran.


If that is the case, it may have put a temporary dent in any attack plans, but they'd sure all be running around to cover their behinds.

oilprice.com
(visit the link for the full news article)

Mods - perhaps this should be under the rapidly growing "BP" section. Move please.

[edit on 23-6-2010 by Britguy]



posted on Jun, 23 2010 @ 04:08 AM
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The Idiots Responsible for the BP Oil Leak Disaster

Do you remember the Gulf of Mexico? It used to be a pretty nice stretch of water, down near Louisiana. Now it is the "The Official Deepwater Horizon Oil Leak Family Fun Park." BP, which was leasing the exploded rig from TransOcean, won't even let scientists down near the leak to figure out exactly how much Gulf of Mexico is screwed. (Our unofficial estimate: "a lot.")

So who's at fault? BP says it's Halliburton, or maybe TransOcean, or Cameron International, or God, maybe, or literally anyone but BP. The truth? They're all at fault. (Well, except God, who was just doing what he always does.) Here's the rogue's gallery of people responsible for the Deepwater Horizon.

Chris Oynes, associate director of Offshore Energy and Minerals Management: Chris Oynes, a stellar exemplar of civil service, once cost taxpayers $10 billion dollars by forgetting to force oil companies to pay royalties on the oil they found in the Gulf of Mexico. And then, because of our awesome meritocratic government, he was put in charge of all offshore drilling! Don't worry about the poor oil industry, though: Oynes was "close to the industry officials he regulated." Which is maybe why he allowed the oil companies to fill in their own inspection reports, in pencil, to be traced over by government regulators in pen.

Former Vice President Dick Cheney: What a surprise, that Dick Cheney would be involved with one of the worst environmental catastrophes in U.S. history. The man behind such other unmitigated disasters like "The Bush Presidency," "Shooting His Friend in the Face" and "Liz Cheney" once ran an energy task force that decided that the $500,000 remote shut-off switches that could have stopped the leak were a little bit too expensive for struggling oil companies like BP. Ha, did I say "struggling"? I meant, "immensely profitable.

Marc Edwards, Halliburton's senior vice president for Completion and Production: It's like a family reunion! Halliburton, who are basically an incredibly scary energy conglomerate from a sci-fi movie, but in real life, were supposed to cement the drill hole at the Deepwater Horizon rig—an operation that's part of their Completion and Production division. What could go wrong, when you hire a company whose previous shoddy cement work possibly caused a 1.2 million-gallon spill in the East Timor sea?

BP CEO Tony Hayward: A long time ago—OK, just a few years ago—BP branded themselves as the hip "green" energy company that lived in Portland and rode a bike to work and drank kombucha tea. What happened there? Tony Hayward took over! Hayward shut down all the alternative energy programs under the company's aegis and decided to go full speed ahead with the "# safety" strategies—exemplified in this memo—that have helped make the oil industry one of the globe's most-beloved. Not that BP was all that great when it had the green flower logo! But at least they were pretending.

John D. Carne, president of Cameron Drilling & Production Systems: Doesn't a blowout preventer sound like the kind of thing that would have help in this incident? You know, to "prevent" the "blowout." Too bad it was made by Cameron International, who according to the feds didn't calculate force properly. Carne, the head of the Drilling & Production Systems arm of Cameron, should probably think about hiring better math students next time he wants to make some blowout

TransOcean's Gary Leach: According to the Washington Post, Leach suggested in an trade journal article certain time-and-money-saving shortcuts, like leaving an upside-down valve on the blowout preventer to avoid having to take pipe out to test. Which certainly saved a lot of time, and money, when BP spent a crucial day after the explosion trying to figure out how the upside down valve was connected to the control panel

President Barack Obama: It's not really Obama's "fault" that everyone ignored regulations and safety considerations in a magical quest to make as much money as possible. But let's not forget the time he stood in front of a big military jet to let us all know that the path to American energy security was massive, untested, unsafe drilling operations just a few hundred miles off some of our most beautiful shores.

You, and your insatiable demand for cheap gasoline: Good job! I hope you are enjoying your warm house and efficient transportation options.

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posted on Jun, 23 2010 @ 04:41 AM
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Great posts, the truth just keeps on building up about this disaster and keeps showing the greed that fueled this event. The men in charge should all be fired and thrown to jail for a long time. But seing as they got the goverment in there pockets that is unlikely to happen. They might give the leader of BP a nice settelment package and send him on his way to please public apperance but beyond that i doubt anything will happen to change things for the better.

These are sad times we live in when events like this can happen under everyone´s eyes and they just get away with it by playing the blame game.

Otherwise great find, star from me



posted on Jun, 23 2010 @ 05:04 AM
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oilprice.com


According to the Wayne Madsen Report (WMR) sources within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Pentagon and Interior and Energy Departments told the Obama Administration that the newly-discovered estimated 3-4 billion barrels of oil in the Gulf of Mexico would cover America's oil needs for up to eight months if there was a military attack on Iran that resulted in the bottling up of the Strait of Hormuz to oil tanker traffic, resulting in a cut-



sounds very plausable to me... keeping in mind the web bot heads up that there is a high probability that 8 November 2010 will be the attack on Iran.

see... if the well had come inand been successfully capped on that 20 April date, then say 2 months getting all the well head pressure regulatos in place, then another month or so connecting to the main seabed pipeline.. that would be around August that the deepwater Macando [sp?] well would be in full production/recovery profile... 2 months shakedown before the Attack & possible shutdown of Arabian Gulf oil shipments. in around November

But this scenario supposes that the other deepwater wells (33 in all)
were not dedicated to strategic oil supply & diverted into nationalized resources for the military & the continuation-of-government purposes


thanks for the report & link
* - for you



posted on Jun, 23 2010 @ 11:48 AM
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New update watch MSNBC news I just found this also a new plan by BP is mentioned for more drilling planned in the Artic Ocean per Rolling Stones Magazine

www.msnbc.msn.com...
Movie name "BP's fail-safe measures failed"
&
"Deepwater risks on BP's horizons" is the Rolling Stone spokesman

[edit on 23-6-2010 by lizzyhock]

[edit on 23-6-2010 by lizzyhock]



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