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US accepts international assistance for Gulf spill

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posted on Jun, 30 2010 @ 12:46 AM
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US accepts international assistance for Gulf spill



NEW ORLEANS – The United States is accepting help from 12 countries and international organizations in dealing with the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the State Department said Tuesday.

The State Department said in a news release that the U.S. is working out the particulars of the help that's been accepted.

More than 30 countries and international organizations have offered to help with the spill. The U.S. hasn't made a final decision on most of the offers.

The United States rarely faces a disaster of such magnitude that it requires international aid, but the government did accept assistance after Hurricane Katrina.


The chart indicated offers have been accepted from six countries — Canada, Mexico, Croatia, Holland, Norway and Japan. Offers also were accepted from two groups — the International Maritime Organization and the Monitoring and Information Center, which is operated by the European Commission.

I think it's good they allowed outside help. Over 30 countries were eager to help. Seeing how we all share the same world, it's a good thing to offer help. Im interested in knowing who the other 6 countries are though.

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posted on Jun, 30 2010 @ 12:53 AM
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Wow.. thanks for the post.. it is about time! Now we just need to get the dispersants stopped and get the rest of our skimmers down there! S&F



posted on Jun, 30 2010 @ 12:59 AM
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I believe Iran and Russia offered help, but help from enemies? I don't see the U.S being diplomatic and peaceful during times like this. we have to keep the facade up.



posted on Jun, 30 2010 @ 01:01 AM
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Your very welcome. It's surely will have an effect on the time process. The help is there, but hasn't started yet. Hopefully soon we will see a difference.



posted on Jun, 30 2010 @ 01:07 AM
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What kind of help are they accepting exactly?

The government seems to be doing a whole lot of nothing, and by reports BP isn't doing much more, and aren't allowing anyone else a chance to do anything.

So what are they accepting, donations?



posted on Jun, 30 2010 @ 01:11 AM
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Originally posted by ThaLoccster
What kind of help are they accepting exactly?

The government seems to be doing a whole lot of nothing, and by reports BP isn't doing much more, and aren't allowing anyone else a chance to do anything.

So what are they accepting, donations?


Most of the countries and groups have offered skimmers, boom or dispersant chemicals, according to a chart on the State Department's website.

"To be clear, the acceptance of international assistance we announced today did not mean to imply that international help was arriving only now," said State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley. "In fact, before today, there were 24 foreign vessels operating in the region and nine countries had provided boom, skimmers and other assistance."


Almost all the countries and groups expect to be paid for their help, although the technical coordination from the two international groups and some containment boom offered by Mexico are free.


$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ It's what makes the world go round........ Sadly.



posted on Jun, 30 2010 @ 01:31 AM
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Well that is Great news, that we have finally become more open to that.
At the same time it is comforting to see that we are careful as we wouldn't
want to make ourselves vulnerable to any more foreign entities(or domestic
for that matter) that would "Help" MAKE IT WORSE!!! :hey



posted on Jun, 30 2010 @ 01:36 AM
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Thats a bunch of B.S about there being foreign aid operating in that area. He hadnt at that point repealed the Jones act, which im assuming he has now. So theres no way they could have been helping that soon.

This administration is full of nothing but lies and deceit . Do they think that we dont read and study up on whats going on?

Im glad they finally decided to accept help now......but NOW what? WHY NOW? Why not a day after the leak when people were offering aid?

Something stinks here and its not the oil, and you can bet its not for the "betterment" of the situation, because if they would have wanted to do that, they would have been Johnny On the Spot, within 72 hours of that blow out



posted on Jun, 30 2010 @ 01:41 AM
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I read that, but my comment seemed fitting nonetheless.

All we hear or see about is little being done...



posted on Jun, 30 2010 @ 01:46 AM
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I hope its the help that we expect. Did anyone consider foreign troops assistance to quell the masses?



posted on Jun, 30 2010 @ 02:15 AM
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Oh how the mighty have fallen. Don't get me wrong, I have cried every day for the marine life dying in the worst way possible...I grew up on the beaches of California and the Ocean is a very important part of my life. It's just so hilariously Ironic to me that only 20 years ago the world was begging for our aid, and now we are begging for theirs.



posted on Jun, 30 2010 @ 02:40 AM
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It's also funny that they expect to be paid. Don't they live on the same planet? If this event really could kill millions around the world, everyone shouldn't worry about cash, and worry about doing what they can to save there people. US is always helping out other countries, but I havn't read once that we expect to be paid.

The only numbers that are being looked at are the ones that fill their pockets, instead of the numbers of live's that could potentially be lost.

It already has wiped out numerous marine life. And is starting to take it's toll on human life aswell.



posted on Jun, 30 2010 @ 03:08 AM
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I do not believe that. I think that everyone who helps and proofs they actually helped should be paid by bp. It's their fault and they need to pay especially since it has been proven that it was negligence.

Last year my son caused damage to someones property because of his negligence to drive properly and he was made to pay for what he did. He hit a fence and he was the one that paid to fix it. Tax payers did not pay property owner, the people my hired to redo the fence did not do it for free they got paid for their labor.

Question is bp a USA company or is from England? I know the name says it all but I saw a news article of a Venezuelan news paper blaming the US for what happened. So was it out fault or this company? I know they do business there.



posted on Jun, 30 2010 @ 03:16 AM
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Originally posted by TheChemist187
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I do not believe that. I think that everyone who helps and proofs they actually helped should be paid by bp. It's their fault and they need to pay especially since it has been proven that it was negligence.

Last year my son caused damage to someones property because of his negligence to drive properly and he was made to pay for what he did. He hit a fence and he was the one that paid to fix it. Tax payers did not pay property owner, the people my hired to redo the fence did not do it for free they got paid for their labor.

Question is bp a USA company or is from England? I know the name says it all but I saw a news article of a Venezuelan news paper blaming the US for what happened. So was it out fault or this company? I know they do business there.


I agree with you on that. It's just that the article title reads "US accepts international assistance for Gulf Spill".

So I thought maybe it was the US that would pay. I don't know what kind of fund's BP has, but another issue is paying off those claims to the people who were most effected by the spill.






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posted on Jun, 30 2010 @ 04:22 AM
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Originally posted by TheChemist187
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Question is bp a USA company or is from England? I know the name says it all but I saw a news article of a Venezuelan news paper blaming the US for what happened. So was it out fault or this company? I know they do business there.



The name doesn't say it all, actually. The name is BP. It used to be British Pretroleum, but not anymore - its simply BP now. Its 40% owned by British shareholders, 39% American, and I believe the largest shareholder is an American company.

Not that any of that makes any difference. The blame rests with BP and possibly/probably transocean, not America and not Britain.

Also, whoever said America helps everyone else for nothing - that's not quite true, is it? I'm sure it has happened, but I have never heard of an instance where they have helped out of the goodness of their hearts. They want their aid paid back in full, plus interest. They may also get other things, such as military bases, but I don't really know a lot about that. Just look at Haiti - they were forced into poverty by 'aid', and then America gave them more aid for that earthquake, making damn sure they will never, ever be able to pay it off.



posted on Jun, 30 2010 @ 04:41 AM
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Where is your common sense? Of course they should get paid. First you pump all the money out of BP, and if that is not enough you move on to the next entity responsible, either the mineral management service or the state/union who gave the permission and was responsible for safety.



posted on Jun, 30 2010 @ 04:45 AM
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Originally posted by above
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Where is your common sense? Of course they should get paid. First you pump all the money out of BP, and if that is not enough you move on to the next entity responsible, either the mineral management service or the state/union who gave the permission and was responsible for safety.


Would you say yes if the US had to pay?

Thats what I was referring too. BP didn't accept the help, the US did.
And BTW my common sense is where it should be.



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