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A very grim report on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Major cover up regarding the scope and severity of the disaster. BP to be nationalized?
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The Cover-up:
BP's Crude Politics and the Looming Environmental Mega-Disaster
Written by Wayne Madsen

WMR (Wayne Madsen Report) has been informed by sources in the US Army Corps of Engineers, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and Florida Department of Environmental Protection that the Obama White House and British Petroleum (BP), which pumped $71,000 into Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign -- more than John McCain or Hillary Clinton, are covering up the magnitude of the volcanic-level oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico and working together to limit BP's liability for damage caused by what can be called a "mega-disaster."

Obama and his senior White House staff, as well as Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, are working with BP's chief executive officer Tony Hayward on legislation that would raise the cap on liability for damage claims from those affected by the oil disaster from $75 million to $10 billion. However, WMR's federal and Gulf state sources are reporting the disaster has the real potential cost of at least $1 trillion. Critics of the deal being worked out between Obama and Hayward point out that $10 billion is a mere drop in the bucket for a trillion dollar disaster but also note that BP, if its assets were nationalized, could fetch almost a trillion dollars for compensation purposes. There is talk in some government circles, including FEMA, of the need to nationalize BP in order to compensate those who will ultimately be affected by the worst oil disaster in the history of the world.

Plans by BP to sink a 4-story containment dome over the oil gushing from a gaping chasm one kilometer below the surface of the Gulf, where the oil rig Deepwater Horizon exploded and killed 11 workers on April 20, and reports that one of the leaks has been contained is pure public relations disinformation designed to avoid panic and demands for greater action by the Obama administration, according to FEMA and Corps of Engineers sources. Sources within these agencies say the White House has been resisting releasing any "damaging information" about the oil disaster. They add that if the ocean oil geyser is not stopped within 90 days, there will be irreversible damage to the marine eco-systems of the Gulf of Mexico, north Atlantic Ocean, and beyond. At best, some Corps of Engineers experts say it could take two years to cement the chasm on the floor of the Gulf.
Only after the magnitude of the disaster became evident did Obama order Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to declare the oil disaster a "national security issue." Although the Coast Guard and FEMA are part of her department, Napolitano's actual reasoning for invoking national security was to block media coverage of the immensity of the disaster that is unfolding for the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean and their coastlines.

From the Corps of Engineers, FEMA, the Environmental Protection Agency, Coast Guard, and Gulf state environmental protection agencies, the message is the same: "we've never dealt with anything like this before."
The Obama administration also conspired with BP to fudge the extent of the oil leak, according to our federal and state sources. After the oil rig exploded and sank, the government stated that 42,000 gallons per day was gushing from the seabed chasm. Five days later, the federal government upped the leakage to 210,000 gallons a day.
However, WMR has been informed that submersibles that are monitoring the escaping oil from the Gulf seabed are viewing television pictures of what is a "volcanic-like" eruption of oil. Moreover, when the Army Corps of Engineers first attempted to obtain NASA imagery of the Gulf oil slick -- which is larger than that being reported by the media -- it was turned down. However, National Geographic managed to obtain the satellite imagery shots of the extent of the disaster and posted them on their web site.
There is other satellite imagery being withheld by the Obama administration that shows what lies under the gaping chasm spewing oil at an ever-alarming rate is a cavern estimated to be around the size of Mount Everest. This information has been given an almost national security-level classification to keep it from the public, according to our sources.

The Corps and Engineers and FEMA are quietly critical of the lack of support for quick action after the oil disaster by the Obama White House and the US Coast Guard. Only recently, has the Coast Guard understood the magnitude of the disaster, dispatching nearly 70 vessels to the affected area. WMR has also learned that inspections of off-shore rigs' shut-off valves by the Minerals Management Service during the Bush administration were merely rubber-stamp operations, resulting from criminal collusion between Halliburton and the Interior Department's service, and that the potential for similar disasters exists with the other 30,000 off-shore rigs that use the same shut-off valves.
The impact of the disaster became known to the Corps of Engineers and FEMA even before the White House began to take the magnitude of the impending catastrophe seriously. The first casualty of the disaster is the seafood industy, with not just fishermen, oystermen, crabbers, and shrimpers losing their jobs, but all those involved in the restaurant industry, from truckers to waitresses, facing lay-offs.
The invasion of crude oil into estuaries like the oyster-rich Apalachicola Bay in Florida spell disaster for the seafood industry. However, the biggest threat is to Florida's Everglades, which federal and state experts fear will be turned into a "dead zone" if the oil continues to gush forth from the Gulf chasm. There are also expectations that the oil slick will be caught up in the Gulf stream off the eastern seaboard of the United States, fouling beaches and estuaries like the Chesapeake Bay, and ultimately target the rich fishing grounds of the Grand Banks off Newfoundland.

WMR has also learned that 36 urban areas on the Gulf of Mexico are expecting to be confronted with a major disaster from the oil volcano in the next few days. Although protective water surface boons are being laid to protect such sensitive areas as Alabama's Dauphin Island, the mouth of the Mississippi River, and Florida's Apalachicola Bay, Florida, there is only 16 miles of boons available for the protection of 2,276 miles of tidal shoreline in the state of Florida.

Emergency preparations in dealing with the expanding oil menace are now being made for cities and towns from Corpus Christi, Texas, to Houston, New Orleans, Gulfport, Mobile, Pensacola, Tampa-St.Petersburg-Clearwater, Sarasota-Bradenton, Naples, and Key West. Some 36 FEMA-funded contracts between cities, towns, and counties and emergency workers are due to be invoked within days, if not hours, according to WMR's FEMA sources.

There are plans to evacuate people with respiratory problems, especially those among the retired senior population along the west coast of Florida, before officials begin burning surface oil as it begins to near the coastline.

There is another major threat looming for inland towns and cities. With hurricane season in effect, there is a potential for ocean oil to be picked up by hurricane-driven rains and dropped into fresh water lakes and rivers, far from the ocean, thus adding to the pollution of water supplies and eco-systems.

This story contributed by the Wayne Madsen Report for Oilprice.com
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GLP has been there done that on this story.

We'll see if it's true.
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[link to www.examiner.com]

Gulf oil spill: Suggestions of cover up with BP and Obama Administration on massive amount of oil being spilled

Reports about a cover up by oil giant BP and the Obama Administration as to how much oil the Deepwater Horizon accident is really spilling into the Gulf of Mexico are beginning to surface.

SkyTruth.com estimates the true spill rate is more than 1 million gallons a day, based on satellite and Coast Guard images.

At that rate, there is an estimated 21 million gallons of oil currently floating around the Gulf of Mexico.


Sources within the Obama administration, FEMA and the Corps of Engineers have been “resisting releasing any "damaging information" about the oil disaster, according to oilprice.com.

If unofficial estimates are accurate, the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill will be the worst human and environmental disaster in the history of the world.

Since the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded and sank some 20 days ago, the ecosystem along the shores of the Gulf of Mexico have been spared catastrophic impact, because wind and weather have kept the monstrous mass of black goo out at sea. However, in the coming days and weeks, it will become obvious that all wind-inspired luck is about to run out.

Some engineers believe that the 5,000 foot deep resivour that the Deepwater Horizon tapped, could go on poisoning the oceans of the world for up to two years, if BP is unable to stop the volcano of oil erupting into Gulf waters.

“If the ocean oil geyser is not stopped within 90 days, there will be irreversible damage to the marine eco-systems of the Gulf of Mexico, north Atlantic Ocean, and beyond,” the report added.

Currents carrying the toxic water around the globe will effect birds, fishing, marine life, and the humans that depend on our fragile environment to support life as we know it.
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1 trillion dollars? this is sure to tank the economy eventually
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This is going to be the worst environmental disaster in the history of the world.
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1 trillion dollars? this is sure to tank the economy eventually
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If this actually makes its way up the east coast and is embedded in the gulf stream the 1 trillion dollar cost may be conservative. There is no telling what affect this would have on the Gulf Stream. Should the Gulf Stream cease to perform its climatological functions the ramifications could be far more severe.
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Dow futures +373

The show must go on!

Break a leg.
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The Florida governor is also on record calling it a volcanic oil gusher. I thought this might have been a little over the top and political grand standing but now I no so certain.
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1 trillion dollars? this is sure to tank the economy eventually


If this actually makes its way up the east coast and is embedded in the gulf stream the 1 trillion dollar cost may be conservative. There is no telling what affect this would have on the Gulf Stream. Should the Gulf Stream cease to perform its climatological functions the ramifications could be far more severe.
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Yes, there is more to worry about here that 'who will pay'!!! Our environment, our food chain, and eventually, ALL OF US will suffer the consequences of this!! How can money fix it?? Money can only buy what is on this planet yes? If the planet it in ruins, what difference does it make who pays and HOW do you even clean it up or compensate for the distruction of our earth??
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what would nationalizing BP do.......they arent even based in america
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what would nationalizing BP do.......they arent even based in america
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I assume they are refering to the oil wells not the company. The reason they are not going to do this while it is gushing oil is because they need BP's expertise to cap the dam thing.
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bump Per foxnews BP considering "unfathomable measures" to close off well. wtf
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if the rigging/oilhead has been blown or eroded away by the high speed jet of oil, then it is now an uncontrollable fountain, geyser or a volcano
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bump Per foxnews BP considering "unfathomable measures" to close off well. wtf
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This statement certainly needs some followup---what Fox newscaster said this, or what time did you see it?
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I don't know why this story keeps being posted ...

But what they could try is to make a very strong folding-umbrella type device, fold it up, push it down the relief well all the way to the reservoir point-first but the the "handle" still in the hole, then let it open up. It should spread out and cover the hole, blocking most of the flow.

Then pour lots of stuff down there and cement it, and hope the umbrella holds until the cement sets.
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bump Per foxnews BP considering "unfathomable measures" to close off well. wtf



This statement certainly needs some followup---what Fox newscaster said this, or what time did you see it?
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They were interviewing a BP rep and the gist of it was they are looking at every possible option including "unfathomable measures" to seal the well. The volcano analogy maybe more correct than we may think.
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1 trillion dollars? this is sure to tank the economy eventually


If this actually makes its way up the east coast and is embedded in the gulf stream the 1 trillion dollar cost may be conservative. There is no telling what affect this would have on the Gulf Stream. Should the Gulf Stream cease to perform its climatological functions the ramifications could be far more severe.
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I hadn't considered the climate and the ocean currents yet. Wow excellent point. That could theoretically cause the end of days.
Personal responsibility - try it sometime. Quit blaming others for your bad choices. Consequences happen.

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I don't know why this story keeps being posted ...

But what they could try is to make a very strong folding-umbrella type device, fold it up, push it down the relief well all the way to the reservoir point-first but the the "handle" still in the hole, then let it open up. It should spread out and cover the hole, blocking most of the flow.

Then pour lots of stuff down there and cement it, and hope the umbrella holds until the cement sets.
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Interesting idea ...
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1 trillion dollars? this is sure to tank the economy eventually


If this actually makes its way up the east coast and is embedded in the gulf stream the 1 trillion dollar cost may be conservative. There is no telling what affect this would have on the Gulf Stream. Should the Gulf Stream cease to perform its climatological functions the ramifications could be far more severe.


I hadn't considered the climate and the ocean currents yet. Wow excellent point. That could theoretically cause the end of days.
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I would make an uneducated guess that oil weighs more than water and would be take more energy to move it in the gulf stream current. This could potentially shut down the gulf stream and basically put Europe into a climatological cool down.
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1 trillion dollars? this is sure to tank the economy eventually


If this actually makes its way up the east coast and is embedded in the gulf stream the 1 trillion dollar cost may be conservative. There is no telling what affect this would have on the Gulf Stream. Should the Gulf Stream cease to perform its climatological functions the ramifications could be far more severe.


I hadn't considered the climate and the ocean currents yet. Wow excellent point. That could theoretically cause the end of days.

I would make an uneducated guess that oil weighs more than water and would be take more energy to move it in the gulf stream current. This could potentially shut down the gulf stream and basically put Europe into a climatological cool down.
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Wrong, oil floats.
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This is going to be the worst environmental disaster in the history of the world.
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Other than the asteroid that killed of the dinosaurs, lol.
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1 trillion dollars? this is sure to tank the economy eventually


If this actually makes its way up the east coast and is embedded in the gulf stream the 1 trillion dollar cost may be conservative. There is no telling what affect this would have on the Gulf Stream. Should the Gulf Stream cease to perform its climatological functions the ramifications could be far more severe.


I hadn't considered the climate and the ocean currents yet. Wow excellent point. That could theoretically cause the end of days.

I would make an uneducated guess that oil weighs more than water and would be take more energy to move it in the gulf stream current. This could potentially shut down the gulf stream and basically put Europe into a climatological cool down.

Wrong, oil floats.
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Well here is another consideration if the surface is covered in a reflective sheen then the suns radiance is reflected back up toward space. This would act as a heat shield to the water below and the cool down of the gulf stream could commence.
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1 trillion dollars? this is sure to tank the economy eventually


If this actually makes its way up the east coast and is embedded in the gulf stream the 1 trillion dollar cost may be conservative. There is no telling what affect this would have on the Gulf Stream. Should the Gulf Stream cease to perform its climatological functions the ramifications could be far more severe.


I hadn't considered the climate and the ocean currents yet. Wow excellent point. That could theoretically cause the end of days.

I would make an uneducated guess that oil weighs more than water and would be take more energy to move it in the gulf stream current. This could potentially shut down the gulf stream and basically put Europe into a climatological cool down.
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Oil is lighter than water.
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well at least faux has a cover story on the oil
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There are plans to evacuate people with respiratory problems, especially those among the retired senior population along the west coast of Florida, before officials begin burning surface oil as it begins to near the coastline.

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They are going to have to evacuate Florida. Nothing down there but old people and their parents.

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