- OIL APOCALYPSE - And Terror Theatre in New York
by Michael Hoffman
May 3, 2010
According to the Associated Press, to solve the British Petroleum (BP) undersea oil disaster "depends on a low-tech strategy that has never been attempted before in deep water. The scheme: lower 74-ton,
concrete-and-metal boxes into the gulf to capture the oil and siphon it to a barge waiting at the surface. Whether that will work for a leak 5,000 feet below the surface is anyone's guess; the method has
previously worked only in shallower waters. If it doesn't, and efforts to activate a shutoff mechanism called a blowout preventer continue to prove fruitless, the oil probably will keep gushing for months until a second well can be dug to cut off the first."
The media and the US government are being very low key about this. Even Greenpeace and the Sierra Club are merely talking about political action of the "E-mail President Obama" type. It is almost as if a very high level directive has been issued ordering the media not to panic the population of the western hemisphere. However, if the oil continues to flow undersea, the ocean will begin to die.
This catastrophe is far beyond the capability of BP corporation. It is astonishing that international resources are not being brought into mobilization immediately. President Obama assures us that "BP will pay."
That's not the point, Mr. President. BP is likely to be bankrupt if and when this catastrophe concludes. The point is not even the economic livelihood of America's southern Gulf Coast, as much as we pity all of the folks who will suffer economic deprivation because of man playing God. The point is the health of the oceans of planet earth, upon which all life is dependent.
First, we must convene a world day of prayer and penance asking Jesus
Christ to intercede with His Father to work a miracle and stop the oil flow. We, in turn, will promise God to work to halt undersea oil
drilling and all other idolatrous man-playing-God technologies.
Next, scientists and engineers of all the major nations of the world
must convene now, along with their governments, to address the crisis
and seek a way to stop the oil flow.
The United States Congress should meet in emergency session and pass a law that the corporate heads of companies that wreak environmental
devastation should be subject to criminal prosecution, up to and
including capital punishment. All limits on civil liability must be
The following is from an anonymous engineer at peoplenomics.com:
First fact, the original estimate was about 5,000 gallons of oil a day spilling into the ocean. Now they're saying 200,000 gallons a day. That's over a million gallons of crude oil a week! I'm an engineer with 25 years of experience. I've worked on some big projects with big machines...First, the BP platform was drilling for what they call deep oil. They go out where the ocean is about 5,000 feet deep and drill another 30,000 feet into the crust of the earth. This it right on the edge of what human technology can do. They hit a pocket of oil at such high pressure that it burst all of their safety valves all the way up to the drilling rig and then caused the rig to explode and sink. The pressure behind this oil is so high that it destroyed the maximum effort of human science to contain it. When the rig sank it flipped over and landed on top of the drill hole. Now they've got a hole in the ocean floor.
They have to get the oil rig off the hole to get at it, in order to try to cap it. Do you know the level of effort it will take to move that wrecked oil rig, sitting under 5,000 feet of water? Then, how do you cap the hole in the ocean floor?
If we can't cap that hole, then oil is going to destroy the oceans of
the world. It only takes one quart of motor oil to make 250,000 gallons of ocean water toxic to wildlife. Are you starting to get the magnitude of this?
We're so accustomed to our politicians creating false crises to forward their criminal agendas that we aren't recognizing that we're staring straight into possibly the greatest disaster mankind will ever see. Imagine what happens if that oil keeps flowing until it destroys all life in the oceans of this planet. Who knows how big a reservoir of oil is down there? Oceans are critical to maintaining oxygen in the atmosphere. (End quote. Thanks to Arthur Topham for forwarding the preceding information).
It makes you wonder why this crisis is not front page, three inch
headline news in every newspaper in America every day, and on television around the clock, and why President Obama and other heads of state have not gone beyond the ridiculously parochial "BP's gotta fix this" mindset and organize an emergency effort involving the the planet's best minds, together with the naval resources of the world.
We do not seem to be up to the challenge our own egos have imposed on
us. We assume we are gods who can drill the ocean and split the atom
without apocalyptic consequences. When it all goes haywire, we spout
boilerplate economic jargon and play chicken with a multi-national
corporation. We have failed the mandate God has given us to be stewards of His garden.
TERROR THEATRE IN NEW YORK
People have asked for my comment on the theatrical New York City
would-be car bomb (planted in the theatre district, no less). Folks,
need I comment on the obvious? We are in the era of elite nose-thumbing. They are mocking us with choreographed melodramas due to our complacent subservience to their rule. In April the University of Arizona named its telescope attachment, "Lucifer." They no longer hide their true nature and identity - they don't need to hide it from a burned-out population. They can tell us they are Lucifer, and plant bombs in our streets, which they blame on foreign terrorists, and we stay glued to the old ball game and the new digital virtual reality, as usual.
A "bomb" that a ten year old might construct with gas cans, propane,
non-explosive fertilizer and jurry-rigged alarm clocks is parked with
fake license plates in Times Square. Spooky surveillance camera video
displays a sinister mystery man possibly involved. Lesson: Thank God for government surveillance. Another lesson: let's keep bombing and
massacring Afghan civilians in order to "fight" terrorism. Folks, you
don't need a prophet to see where this heading. If we survive the oil
spill, we will be in for more rule-by-fear, via black op domestic terror charades, accompanied by the gigantic unfunded government mandate known as perpetual war for perpetual peace.
The late Walter Trohan of the Chicago Tribune was my journalism mentor. Don Bolles of the Arizona Republic was my hero. Bolles was assassinated. The killer who put out the contract (Kemper Marley, John McCain's Barry Goldwater-connected patron), got away with it. Trohan, meanwhile, wouldn't find a job in today's media because investigative reporting that delves into foreign control of the government (and the media itself), and corporate control of energy, food and pharmaceuticals, is not on the agenda. Investigative reporters end up doing a blog.
Thomas Jefferson observed that without a free media the Republic is
dead. I repeat, need I comment on the obvious?
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