Of course, Obama gets a pass from the media and kool-aid drinking left when it comes to this BP oil spill. The timelines of events surrounding the non-action of the Obama administration regarding the oil spill are well documented.
On a day when revelations that the president’s administration partnered with BP in withholding from the American people damaging pictures/video of the amount of leakage, Obama is off playing basketball this morning (and not attending church, like the “good Christian” example that he is) a day after playing golf.
Today it was revealed that the Obama administration worked with BP to withhold the video of the plume of oil being discharged into the Gulf. Estimates for the amount of leakage apparently were clearly underestimated (on purpose?). These videos have been available for over 3 weeks.
But is there more to this coverup than just withholding video? Some suspected it shortly after the spill…and today’s information seems to lend credence to the idea that Obama has been colluding with BP to cover up the extent of the damage and hide the incompetence of the Obama adminstration on this issue.
From OilPrice.com’s article , The Cover-up: BP’s Crude Politics and the Looming Environmental Mega-Disaster“:
WMR 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.
Nationalization of BP? Makes one wonder, even at the risk of being accused of wearing a tin foil hat, just how accidental this spill was! Especially considering that BP’s largest recipient of campaign cash was Barack Obama.
Either way, I guess Rahm Emanuel’s creed “never let a crisis go to waste” may very well be in play here.
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.
And why hasn’t much of this been made public? Some believe that it was declared a National Security Issue so that much of the information could be contained:
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…..
…….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.
But that’s not all….Obama tries to blame Bush for all of the woes of the world, particularly where oil is involved. But the Obama adminstration, approved the drilling plan for this rig and many others without proper permitting. From the New York Times:
The federal Minerals Management Service gave permission to BP and dozens of other oil companies to drill in the Gulf of Mexico without first getting required permits from another agency that assesses threats to endangered species — and despite strong warnings from that agency about the impact the drilling was likely to have on the gulf.
Those approvals, federal records show, include one for the well drilled by the Deepwater Horizon rig, which exploded on April 20, killing 11 workers and resulting in thousands of barrels of oil spilling into the gulf each day…..
…… It (NOAA) has said on repeated occasions that drilling in the gulf affects these animals, but the minerals agency since January 2009 has approved at least three huge lease sales, 103 seismic blasting projects and 346 drilling plans. Agency records also show that permission for those projects and plans was granted without getting the permits required under federal law.
Who became President in January 2009? Oh, yes, Obama….these plans were approved on Obama’s watch, not Bush’s!
So when you see Obama feign anger about the spill and chastise BP for the spill and damage, just remember the lack of permitting, video cover-up with BP, using “national security” to cover up the issues, and the cold, hard campaign cash Obama received from BP!
(H/T: Michelle Malkin)
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