What did Halliburton do to the Deepwater Horizon drill hole, April 19, 2010? Part 1
This two part column is full of pretty solid information regarding the disaster in the Gulf. I hope it hasn't been posted already, Devvy Kidd is a contributor to Lew Rockwell's site. I read her columns quite a bit, and this one is exceptional, even for her. I thought of GLP as soon as I read it..
"This is not an environmental disaster, and I will say that again and again because it is a natural phenomenon," Congressman Don Young [R-Alaska]
Millions of words have already been written about the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon platform, April 20, 2010, and the horrific damage done and that will still come from the massive gushing of oil.
Right off the bat, the world screamed for BP to do something - anything - to stop the oil belching into the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Hundreds of millions of people around the globe continued to watch this massive disaster unfold. Thousands in the gulf region immediately began to lose their income and as the weeks wore on with one failed attempt after another to shut off the source of the "spill," reality began to really sink in: Our fellow Americans by the thousands will go bankrupt, losing their livelihoods, businesses and their homes. The normal tourist season would not materialize. State and local government began to feel the short term effects and realize the long term destruction to their cities, towns and environment was just beginning. Photos of dead dolphins, bodies bloated with oil, pelicans drenched in black oil, rusty oil clogging marshlands and beaches covered in oil hit the Internet. As I haven't watched ABC, NBC or CBS "news" for more than 30 years, I have no idea their coverage.
BP went into high gear with their public relations machine assuring the world they would return the Gulf of Mexico to its original splendor and make everything right. Their corporation would compensate Americans for their legitimate losses. To say it's been a nightmare by BP from day one is the understatement of the century. Lies flowed like the oil gushing from the damaged drill hole. Payments were and are slow to reach those who desperately need it. From our hard working fishing industry, the family owned gift shop at one of the beaches, hotels, the shop that rents various recreational vehicles, you name it.
The money has been coming from BP, but not fast enough and the long term destruction to all the business owners and those who live in the gulf region could run into several trillion dollars. We just don't know at this time.
Then came the warnings about people getting sick from the dispersant Corexit. The EPA told BP to stop using so much; BP ignored them. I have to wonder if it's because that rig was way out in international waters - some 50 miles?
Then came more photos of huge plumes of oil under the water, driven down by the dispersants which were in turn, making rescue workers sick. Warnings were issued - not by BP - but by independent scientists and those with the knowledge to understand the effects of methane gas and all the other highly toxic chemicals. Local residents all along the gulf began reporting a variety of illnesses. There has been a great deal of talk and some reports about evacuating areas of the gulf, i.e., the Tampa, Florida area. This is so horrible for everyone affected. Having to be forced from their homes is the last thing people need, but if the air is as dangerous as some of the testing has showed, what are they to do?
Literally within a couple of days after the explosion, my email box filled up with all kinds of conspiracy theories and nonsense. Independent web sites shouted headlines that could not be proved, based purely on rank speculation. One web site claims: "The 'disaster' in the Gulf of Mexico is beyond a false flag; it's an illusion. What I'm about to reveal will more than likely go by the wayside, and the charade will continue. The reason for writing this is not for attention, games, or folly, but to expose the biggest scam in the 21st century, and to relieve some aching hearts. There is no need for fear as this is a staged event. I cannot reveal my sources, they do go straight to the top, but hopefully what I write will echo inside of each person reading this as the truth.....Much of the information I present here cannot be easily verified, fast checked, or ever presented as anything, but hearsay, as they are just words of an anonymous online entity."