Skip to comments.Cuba drills where Obama fears to tread
Posted on 10/19/2011 8:41:14 AM PDT by Hojczyk
Good news, domestic energy fans! After extraordinary delays, it looks like there will finally be some energy production activity in the Gulf of Mexico once again. This time its in the fertile fields to the south and west of Florida, employing some brand spanking new deep-water drilling rigs with all the latest technical features. This is terrific, and Im sure youll all join me in congratulating President Obama for moving forward with this much needed expansion of
Whats that? Were not the ones doing the drilling? Then who is?
Before the end of the year, a Chinese-made drilling platform known as Scarabeo 9 is expected to arrive in the Gulf. Once it is there, Cuba and its foreign partners, including Spains Repsol, will begin using it to drill for oil in waters deeper than Deepwater Horizons infamous Macondo well. The massive rig, manufactured to comply with U.S.-content restrictions at a cost of $750 million, will cost Repsol and other companies $407,000 per day to lease for exploration.
Oh, for crying out loud.
The government is doing what it can to ensure that the first full-scale oil exploration in Cubas part of the Gulf of Mexico will not endanger Floridas pristine beaches that lie only miles away, the top drilling regulator told lawmakers on Tuesday.
But the assurances did not completely convince senators at a Capitol Hill hearing that the United States would be prepared to respond to a worst-case oil spill scenario in waters controlled by its long-time Communist foe.
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Alright, why am I agreeing with Cuba, Russia and China Economic polices more than US?
Obama and his fellow travelers are doing everything possible to weaken the USA to the point where the failed communist/Marxist countries can take what they want.
This man should be on trial for treason but we have allowed the criteria for such a charge to become so narrow in scope that NO GOVERNMENT official can be charged. The ruling class have created a very high and thick legal wall around themselves to insulate themselves from us peons.
Imagine what would happen if this Cuban oil well had a blow out like the BP well did last year. Do you think the Cubans would give a rat’s posterior about oil soaked US beaches and be willing to pay billions to clean up the mess?
The title is accepting the false premise that 0bama is not allowing oil drilling because of the “risk” of environmental disaster.
Really, the whole Gang Green movement is about denying America the viable energy sources necessary for supporting a capitalist economy. They just use the “green” propaganda to get popular support from people who want to feel good about themselves for supporting a “cause”.