Dr Thomas B Manton (a descendant of former President Thomas Jefferson) is a high profile personality with powerful political foreign friends, an outspoken human rights figure and the CEO (also President) of the International Oil Spill Control Corporation. If a mega oil spill disaster was indeed being planned in 2007, Dr Thomas B Manton would definitely be number one on the “assassination target” list. But eliminating a high profile personality would risk exposing the covert scheme. The frame-up charge and arrest was only an instrument to keep Manton from “spilling the beans” on the after-disaster Recovery or more accurately; Cover-Up Efforts.
The late Matt Simmons was not an open critic of the oil industry before the disaster or in 2009. This explains why he was not targeted until after the
unsuccessful “killing of the well” in early Aug 2010. The late Ted Stevens was also a surprised whistle-blower that needed to be silenced after
his announced donation of all his senate and personal papers on BP's operation in Alaska. There were more to this. The attempts to silence the
independent voices of truth on the Gulf Disaster started from Nov 2010 onwards after the predicted failure of BP's recovery efforts and revelations
on the conspiracy behind the Gulf Disaster were starting to make sense.