Unusual Events Are Occurring
Does anybody think it is peculiar that there has been no news or details about those that died on the BP oil rig? We haven’t heard or read about any interviews with survivors either.
Journalists were quick to interview people on the ship that was attacked by pirates. The pirates kidnapped their captain, and he was eventually saved when the Navy Seals shot the pirates. The media covered that incident extensively.
Reporters covered the recent mine accident, and there were daily updates regarding rescue attempts to save trapped miners. Yet, the news about the oil spill has contained little information about the explosion itself nor about the survivors. Those that lived might shed some light on this tragedy. People lost their lives, yet no information about them is in the news. Where are the reporters? Has CNN sent Anderson Cooper to investigate and speak to witnesses? Can we expect to see him wearing waders standing knee-deep in a black sludge of oil and water. Will Geraldo be sent to the Louisiana coast or to Britain to investigate the explosion or find some living rig workers who might have a story to tell?
Oh yes, we have heard about BP’s responsibility for the accident and we were given assurances from Obama and the administration that BP will pay. It is their fault and everyone can attest to that fact. Of course, blame had to be assigned quickly. The fact that it took Obama et al., NINE DAYS to respond to this disaster is minimized. Some are calling this delayed response, “Obama’s Katrina.” Better it be called “Obama’s Oil Slick Schtick” .
He has mastered the art of procrastination when it comes to serious decision-making about any crisis situation. His ineptitude and lack of leadership adds to our fears and worries for ourselves, our families, and for our country. Then the administration tries to mask their incompetency through lies and secrecy. Their incompetency, ineptitude, inexperience, and weaknesses are as huge a disaster as the oil spills that are endangering our coastal waters, beaches, and environment. What is known about them is exactly what they think they are hiding from us. Yet their flaws are so transparent, that it is all that we see.
The Obama administration is always quick to blame and shame when they don’t have all of the facts, and they do want you to have the facts, their facts. The media and administration’s parrots repeat, and repeat, and repeat, and repeat for those who didn’t get the story the first time. On Saturday, Obama lectured University of Michigan graduates on the laws that will require BP to pay for its oil spill damages and the cleanup. He also extolled the virtues of his government as one that works.
“Government is what ensures that mines adhere to standards and that oil spills are cleaned up by the companies that caused them.”
The White House claims they were working on the problem daily and that they were “on top of it.” Perhaps Barack and Michelle were figuring out how to handle the British oil company when they went hiking in the woods on their April vacation. After all, targeting, attacking, blaming and campaigning is such hard work. A trip to the very green “weedy” woods, sans secret service, might be what the doctor ordered, medicinally speaking.
Would you think it is even more unusual that a SECOND LOUISIANA OIL RIG capsized? Not much of a mention…in fact, only two blurbs in the news.
H/T to Jared of the 9-12 group that is looking into these “incidents.” He wrote,
From what I have heard, the speculation that it WAS an attack was based upon facts, as in, there’s no way on earth that this oil rig, which had been overhauled with the latest upgrades only two years ago, I’m told, and had TEN redundant hydraulic systems in place to prevent exactly what happened, according to an anonymous source who got in touch with me via an intermediary, just blew up and went down like that.
They have systems in place to ensure that it won’t happen, and this particular rig was just bristling with the latest upgrades and systems. And even if a gas buildup occurred, it couldn’t possibly do the damage that apparently happened to the oil wellhead, according to sources I’ve spoken to. I’ve been told that only properly placed/targeted military-grade explosives could have done that.
OIL RIG INCIDENT #2
Coast Guard Responds to Inland Oil Rig Accident
By Wallace Witkowski
April 30, 2010, 5:40 p.m. EDT
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — The U.S. Coast Guard said Friday it is responding to a second oil-rig accident. A “mobile inland drilling unit” with a 20,000-gallon diesel fuel capacity overturned in the Charenton navigational channel south of U.S. Highway 90 near Morgan City, La. No fuel leak or injuries have been reported but 500 feet of containment boom has been deployed around the rig, the Coast Guard said.
Second Louisiana Rig Accident Minor – United States Coast Guard
April 30, 2010 22:32:12 GMT
* Second Louisiana rig accident minor-Coast Guard
* No injuries in rig accident in channel
(Rewrites, adds rig headed for salvage yard)
HOUSTON, April 30 (Reuters) – An inland shallow-water drilling rig capsized near Morgan City, Louisiana, while being towed to a salvage yard, the Coast Guard said on Friday.
There were no injuries, and navigation was not affected by the incident in the Charenton navigation channel south of U.S. 90 near Morgan City, Coast Guard spokesman Mike O’Berry said.
“This is not a major waterway,” he said.
“Nobody was on board. It was being towed.”
The incident followed the April 20 explosion of the Transocean Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico, in which 11 people died. The rig sank and a disastrous oil spill has ensued.
A 210-foot-long barge rig, which worked swampland and shallow water oil and gas prospects, was involved in Friday’s incident, the Coast Guard said.
It had a 20,000-gallon diesel tank, but carried only about 200 gallons of fuel when it capsized. Spill containment boom was put around it as a precaution, the Coast Guard said.
O’ Berry said the rig was owned by T. Moore Services in Franklin, Louisiana. A telephone call to the company was not returned.
What story is hidden in the same body of water, when two oil rigs capsize within two weeks of each other, and when there is shallow and little news coverage related to the events? Sabotage, perhaps. Terrorism, most likely. Subterfuge, most definitely. Will Obama go down with the rigs?
Do we have any experts that can weigh in about oil rigs?
Photo: Picture taken April 29, 2010. REUTERS/Sean Gardner/Greenpeace