Skip to comments.The Oil Spill Stories that even the Conservative Media Refuse to Cover
Posted on 06/17/2010 7:45:53 AM PDT by Welshman007
As the deepening crisis of the catastrophic Gulf oil disaster continues to unfold, several oil spill stories of major importance have been virtually ignored. Even the conservative media have refused by and large to cover these stories.
Conservative Examiner was among the first to break these stories, yet to this day not a single major media outlet has been willing to report them, not even Fox News or conservative talk radio.
These stories are explosive, conclusive, factually verified, and of utmost importance to understanding what is truly happening in the Gulf and the scenario that led to it.
First, on June 4 Conservative Examiner reported that Coast Guard log records indicate that the U.S. government was fully aware within 3 hours of the Gulf oil spill that the gusher would be a major disaster that would at least equal that of the Exxon-Valdez tanker spill in Alaska. Obama was informed of that information.
Here is a copy of the actual official log directly from the U.S. Coast Guard, via the Center for Public Integrity.
(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...
If our country actually needs a “Center for Public Integrity” we may already be beyond hope.
Perhaps not all of the details, but I've been aware for several weeks that the WH knew early on how bad this was going to be.
It's still early. This will all come out over time.
Drip, drip, drip...
Yep finger pointing is very important at this stage of the game. At some point all this maybe of some value but right now the major objective should be to contain as much crude as possible and complete the relief wells.
I'm sorry but I call balderdash. I mean we all voted for Hope-N-Change® right? This is not possible, it just can't be...
(Do I really need the "sarc" tag here?)
marking for later.
Au contraire. 0bama’s lies and dysfunction need to be pointed out “early and often”. Particularly all his turning down of help.
Have the Dutch ships arrived yet?
Thus, when Barack Obama stated in his speech to the nation Tuesday night that he had 'been on top of the crisis since Day One'--his oft-repeated line--what he actually means is that he knew from Day One that this was a looming catastrophe of historic proportions, but did nothing. Offers of help from the Netherlands and at least a dozen countries were flatly turned down. Mega oil tankers that have the ability to vacuum up large areas of oil slick sat empty and were not deployed to the scene.
And that brings us to the second major story that Conservative Examiner was among the first to report but remains largely ignored not only by the mainstream media but the conservative media as well.
The primary line of defense against the spill that was employed by BP was the use of chemical dispersants manufactured and sold by a company called NALCO. These dispersants are toxic and pose a threat to wildlife and human life.
Obama allowed BP to handle the crisis on its own knowing full well how the company would go about attempting to clean up the spill, including the use of the chemical dispersants.
We know this because at one point Obama publicly ordered BP to stop using the chemicals. But that appeared to be only window dressing. We now know that BP continued to use the dispersants, resulting in the oil sinking beneath the surface, out of sight. That oil is now sitting on top of the sand on the Gulf floor along the beaches of the region, but it cannot be seen with the naked eye unless one reaches into the water and scoops up a handful of sand, which will be soaking with oil.
Why would a company rely solely on the use of a chemical dispersant to deal with a spill of this magnitude? Follow the money.
As reported by Conservative Examiner, BP is heavily invested in NALCO, the company that manufactures and sells the chemical dispersant. NALCO is a so-called 'green' company that Obama and other Left-leaning individuals and corporations prefer due to its development of water purification systems.
The major recipients of the taxpayer funded 'bailout' of large Wall Street corporations are heavily invested in NALCO, including Goldman-Sachs, Citigroup, Berkshire Hathaway, Blackstone, Apollo, and BP itself.
A further look will reveal major individual investors in NALCO--individuals who are connected with Leftwing causes--George Soros, Tony Rezko, Al Gore, Warren Buffett, John Holdren, and Maurice Strong--all of whom have close ties to Barack Obama.
"... Obama's Chicago pal and Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, lived rent-free in an apartment provided by the consulting firm that has been helping BP change its image from an oil company to a 'green energy' company.
Interestingly, this story was the only one widely reported in the mainstream media, but not in the aftermath of the Gulf oil disaster.
The media conveniently ignored the Rahm Emanuel connection to BP, although it had reported prior to the disaster the appearance of conflict-of-interest in the arrangement.
The bottom line? This still-burgeoning catastrophe has Barack Obama's failures written all over it along with the smoking gun of Leftwing activists, big government, and large Obama-friendly corporations all lying snugly together in a sardine can.
Yet the large media outlets have said nary a word about it.
Eh? Where else would we put the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice????
Not sure any Dutch ships are scheduled to arrive or were ever offered. However some skimmers they are providing maybe operational now, not sure.
Your ping may be OT but VERY important! BO being *on top* of anything is a joke. He's not qualified enough to run a lemonade stand.
Yelp...Keep posting about NALCO anytime you can. IMO it’s the smoking gun as to why BO didn’t answer the phone @3AM.
“He’s not qualified enough to run a lemonade stand.”
But he’s dynamite with a blackjack or a plastic bag!
“Do I really need the “sarc” tag here?”
Unfortunately, this is the ‘new’ freerepublic....
The total outdated unionized Jones act prevents us from using this method, which also killed the previous U.S. Merchant Marine!!
The U.S. union philosophy (steal and robber) is more important than our pristine beaches, fisheries, and other livelihoods in the Gulf!!!
Has anyone from the White Hut given an explanation on why the Jones Act is not waived?
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