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Posted on 04/30/2010 10:22:46 PM PDT by Cedar
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Who says the accident took place way down deep, first?
This “platform” is a ship with multiple azipod engines litterally keeping it hovering over the drill site, 5,000’ down.
Torpedo the ship, explode it,turtle it and sink it.
What happens to all that 5,000’ of drill pipe etc? Could bust a hundred ways.
That's what makes me curious. Airline crash, volcano eruption, tsunami, you name the disaster and the airwaves and bandwidth are overrun with experts. Not this time. I hate it when circumstances start encouraging thoughts of conspiracy and sabotage. I have never heard what caused the fire that started all this.
I also find it very strange that we've not heard, to the best of my knowledge, from a single survivor of the event. I would expect all sorts of written and broadcast interviews of those who were on board. Not a word. No stories of where they were on the rig, what they were doing, how they learned of the event, nothing.
Seems to me if you have what it takes to get a totally unprepared and unqualified person elected to the office of the POTUS, then it shouldn't be out of your league to cause a massive oil drilling event.
That is exactly right.
Anytime something big occurrs, the media are like piranah. non-stop 24/7, expert after expert, and when they run out of those, they start interviewing themselves.
NONE OF THIS IS OCCURRING.
This vaccuum is quite telling.
Something HUGE is being hidden, and that is all there is to it.
The scheduled test had just been done and approved by the toughest inspection process in any industry including the nuclear. The well was being reopened and the gass blast came as an over pressure sudden surge. This was a freak accident, not sabotage. This sort of accident is why the process is inherently dangerous dealing with such pressures as 40,000 pounds per square inch!
I do not have all the details. Was it a fixed or tethered latform or was it a drilling ship/platform?
Was it drilling or a producing well?
I thought it was a producing well. You could have had a scuba crew attach explosives.
I think the actual drilling ship/platforms have an even better safety record.
Something is not adding up.
Mark Levin spoke on the radio today with a survivor who confirmed it was a gas blowout.
I’m posting the link here to Mark Levin’s interview with the survivor. Interesting so far, though pretty technical.
Check the Mark Levin archive for today, end of the second hour and start of the third hour. An eyewitness spoke with Mark on-air ... ‘James’.
Now consider this bit of info:
Dan Riehl brought to light an interesting piece of trivia related to the offshore drilling rig disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. It appears the blame for this event, one of historys worst environmental disasters, cant be shuffled off to President George W. Bush.
Thats right! It seems the initial exploration plan for the British Petroleum-owned Macondo prospect was, according to the folks at OffshoreTechnology.com, approved by the folks at the Minerals Management Service in March 2009. MMS falls under the supervision of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and, by working your way up the federal food chain, the approval authority lands squarely on the desk of President Barack Obama.
Whoops Salazar and Obammy Ok'd this project! NOT BUSH"S FAULT!
The template of the story changed to the leaking oil not what happened. The govt controlled media switches track to the template the govt wants.
You are right. Figure out their agenda by what they are not saying.
From what I can piece together it was a drilling ship that says at a fixed position by computer and GPS control over the well.
Someone said it is a once in a lifetime possible gas pocket blow out. So the gas could have race up the piping and the ship caught fire and sank?
I know a little about the technology and these guys are really good. The amazing and incredible is common for them. They drill these wells worldwide. The technolgy for this advanced deep drilling ships is probably a decade old. Thousands of wells like this drilled nd it has never happened before?
I do not buy it.
People talk about “high tech” but the oil drilling industry is probably one of the most high tech industries in the world. They rarely if ever make mistakes.
I just finished reading the following FR post — Louisiana Spill: Big Oil’s Chernobyl. Somewhere in all of that, probably in a comment was something about the maker of the valve, also makers of other components.
But the timing of the explosion was certainly perfect.
Still posting drug-induced nothings from your grandma’s basement, I see.
Nor do I, Frantzie.
From the stories I heard today, most especially the haliburton employee who called savage, it does not seem like an explosion of this magnitude could occur based on a number of factors.
Although this man sounded very knowledgable, I cannot verify anything he said, because I have no knowledge of these things.
However, what I do have knowledge of is american media, because i read and view it all the time. The fact that no one like this man has been interviewed... heck, they haven’t even interviewed people that would confirm that it was caused naturally.
SILENCE is all there is, except for reports on the spreading oil.
The Mark Levin interview is very good. The guy basically ends up saying the accident was due to “mother nature” or possible negligence, though he obviously leans towards the mother nature explanation.
I agree the silence is very strange. Every other type of accident has experts and survivors appearing on TV all day long, but not this one.
And why would this rig worker’s identity have to be a secret?
That is unreal. To put it in perspective, a 12 gauge shotgun load is limited to about 11,500 psi, and that for just a fraction of a second.
Just read the FR post you mentioned— some very good information posted there by those who seem to know the industry.
A DISASTER WITHOUT PRECEDENT
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