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The Gulf oil disaster truth

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posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 06:07 PM
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By: Wayne Madsen - Writer

From environmentalists and wildlife specialists to fisherman and businessmen along the Gulf Coast the message is the same: BP is not only strangling the news of what is actually occurring in the Gulf of Mexico with the oil disaster but has co-opted key federal regulatory and oversight agencies to advance its agenda and that of its oil partners, including Halliburton, Anadarko, and Transocean.

The most hated individual in the Gulf is President Obama's national incident commander, Thad Allen, who retired as Coast Guard Commandant on June 30. Allen is viewed as being too close to BP and there are local reports that long before the Deepwater Horizon explosion on April 20, Allen was discussing future employment at a senior level with BP.

The logistics of the oil clean-up is being criticized because of the over-dependence on deepwater oil skimmer boats. No procedures are in place for using skimmers that can operate in shallower waters of 1 1/2 to 2 feet. There are a number of boats that could be used for shallow water skimming being tied up in port and not being used by BP.

Fishermen who have experience in rescuing sea turtles enmeshed in fishing nets are not being used in turtle rescue operations. In fact, they face arrest if they even touch an endangered turtle.

Some 3,000 fisherman remain idled by the oil disaster and most have not been hired by BP. Idled fishermen were told by BP that they would be called when their help was needed. However, later BP told them that many would probably never be called. However, BP has hired an army of contractors and sub-contractors who are spending plenty of "flash money" to assuage some local businesses. However, WMR noticed while driving to Venice a large number of seafood distributors and restaurants that were shuttered.


Those hired by BP to clean up beaches and waters are not permitted to wear respirators and many are becoming sick, even coughing up blood. This editor, while driving to Venice, began to experience burning and watering eyes, a condition that lasted hours after returning to the west bank of New Orleans.

The disinformation being promulgated by BP is being accentuated by a number of local TV reporters being "embedded" with Coast Guard units in the waters off the coast and in the marshland and estuaries. Furthermore, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), accused by many local environmentalists and fishermen of being complicit inthe cover-up of bad news, has issued a report claiming that tests of 600 fish caught in waters "near the edge of the oil" have proven negative for chemical toxins. Fishermen interviewed by WMR said the claim is ludicrous since there are no fish in the waters in the oil zone or near it.

Gone from the waters of the Gulf off Louisiana are grouper, snapper, amberjack, tuna, and even the small colorful blenny, which normally feedsat oil rig pylons in the Gulf and isfound only in the Amazon basin, in addition to the Louisiana Gulf waters.

The Gulf waters are slowly being turned into ahydrocarbon soup of dispersed oil bubbles that is translucent black in color. Fishing boat owners whose boats have been used for clean-up efforts are suffering fiberglasshull damage from hydrocarbon penetrationand BP has informed the owners that their boats will have to bedestroyed afterwards and their hulls ground up. However, even boats not being used for clean-up will be destroyed with no assurance that BP will compensate the owners.

NOAA is also reportedly sitting on bathymetric maps of the Gulf sea floor that shows a massive fissure on the sea floor that is located 7 miles from the Deepwater Horizon site. The fissure is leaking 120,000 gallons of crude a day, along with methane gas.

The Corexit-dispersed oil has seeped under booms set up to protect Lake Ponchartrain, which lies north of New Orleans. Dead fish and tar balls have now turned up in the lake.

Further out in the Gulf and along sensitive refuges like Elmer's Island, massive fish kills are being reported by local residents. The Coast Guard and BP have established a no-fly zone over Elmer's Island, a major bird sanctuary.

In addition, local fishermen said that nurseries in the Gulf, responsible for producing 40 percent of America's seafood, are being destroyed by the oil and the chemical soup created by the mixing of oil dispersant Corexit 9500. Corexit is breaking down the crude oil into small oil bubbles and a watery oil mixture that is seeping under the booms set up to protect sensitive fish nurseries, oyster beds, and other pristine areas. Many Atlantic fish species also spawn in the Gulf and they are also threatened by the oil disaster.

Even barnacles, one of the most resistant sea creatures to extreme situations, are dying in vast numbers, along with sponges and coral.

Near Venice, Louisiana in Plaquemines Parish, is the old Civil War fort of Fort Jackson. A national historical site and park, Fort Jackson has been turned into a major base for joint BP-Coast Guard dumping of Corexit on oil in the Gulf. WMR witnessed five helicopters carrying suspended white bags of Corexit out over Gulf waters. Hastily-erected signs at the entrances to Fort Jackson warn that the site is closed to visitors because of "construction." Fort Jackson actually serves as a major base of operations for BP and Coast Guard activities. The Obama administration, which has stated its commitment to "open government," is engaged in what amounts to semi-covert BP-Coast Guard operations in the Gulf.


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WMR has also been informed by a reputable source that BP has been engaged in night time spraying of a bleaching agent on Louisiana beaches to make it appear that the beaches are being cleaned up. The planes, which fly at night, disregard flight regulations by flying with theirlights out. The operations have been approved by the Coast Guard and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).


There is a lot more to this story.
Hopfully I can disclose it soon as it is confirmed.




posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 06:31 PM
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I feel that they want to keep this thing going long enough to spread up the east coast. After that the fisheries will be poisoned for at least 50 years, very possibly leading to mass starvation, or at the very least, HUGE profits from pacific fisheries.
Lets see if any major fishery investments were made right before the oil spill.



posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 07:09 PM
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How do you intend on confirming its validity
could be a real msm news piece



posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 07:13 PM
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Well there are other things that I have found out but I havent had the go ahead to put it out but its gonna be huge once the people find out. I only have a single source and while I deem it credible I am seeking an official confirmation from people directly involved it the chain of command.



posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 07:38 PM
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Any information that you are able to share is greatly appreciated.

This whole situation makes me feel sick to my stomach.

We're getting tired of all the lies and deception.

They must they think we're all idiots.

Good post by the way OP.



posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 08:42 PM
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The MS Militia is on this situation like white on rice. Hell I went out on beach patrol today with the county EOC and I was told I could not be on the beach. I asked him under whose athority? He responded BP and the USCG.

I was nice enough to inform him of my rights and made it clear that he had no power.

I wanted so bad to tripple tap his ass with my .45 but that will have to wait a while longer as it is not yet time.

BP is even ignoring local elected officials and it led to a shouting match at todays meeting. The Local Goverment is asking about hiring local people and they have not acted yet. Which I believe is a good thing they won't get as sick from the COREXIT.



posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 08:52 PM
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Originally posted by SWCCFAN

By: Wayne Madsen - Writer


NOAA is also reportedly sitting on bathymetric maps of the Gulf sea floor that shows a massive fissure on the sea floor that is located 7 miles from the Deepwater Horizon site. The fissure is leaking 120,000 gallons of crude a day, along with methane gas.



Source?

[edit on 7/14/2010 by this_is_who_we_are]



posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 08:59 PM
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So Bp, all the MsM and NOAA at the very least are all conspiring? That just seems like too much. If this were true, the gulf isn't even our biggest problem.



posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 09:04 PM
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Wayne Madsen has a top notch reputation as an inside scooper.
He has been majorly right before, and has some serious respect.
IMHO, His work is worth a serious look.



posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 09:50 PM
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Originally posted by dashen
I feel that they want to keep this thing going long enough to spread up the east coast. After that the fisheries will be poisoned for at least 50 years, very possibly leading to mass starvation, or at the very least, HUGE profits from pacific fisheries.
Lets see if any major fishery investments were made right before the oil spill.


mass starvation?

Are there really that many people in the US who RELY on seafood for ALL their food?



posted on Jul, 15 2010 @ 02:04 AM
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Originally posted by Danbones
IMHO, His work is worth a serious look.


Yes indeed.... but as long as the criminals control the area to the point where thousands of fisherman are idled in order to keep them away from the area, the ones that are not idled and have been near the crime scene are threatened by BP if they even speak about what they have seen, there's always an air of uncertainty and confusion... There is no doubt that the criminals want to control the perception.... are they succeeding or failing?

[edit on 15-7-2010 by soleprobe]



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