Monday, April 22, 2013

BP Oil Spill Cover-Up Disclosure


Hat Tip to Enenews for posting this story.


Al Jazeera has a compelling account of the BP oil spill cover-up:


US witness claims BP gas explosion cover-up: Massive oil spill in Gulf of Mexico in 2010 caused one of world's worst environmental catastrophes.( 20 Apr 2013 20) http://www.aljazeera.com/video/americas/2013/04/2013420175513563658.html

[Excerpted description of the video interview] Just off the coast of the US state of Texas, the Deepwater Horizon oil platform blew up exactly three years ago.

Vast amounts of oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico, causing one of the biggest-ever environmental catastrophes.

Video has now emerged that energy giant BP never wanted shown, and there have been accusations of a cover-up.

Al Jazeera's John Terret reports from New Orleans.

Majia here: Al Jazeera's whistle blower is a man formerly payed by BP to set corralled oil on fire.

He has photos of the shrimp boats paid by BP to corral the oil and of the incredible fires he was payed to set. He claims the fires were the size of city blocks and that the flames were as high as skyscrapers.

He says "in all categories it was a massive cover-up" and that he has evidence the oil spilled and fires were both much larger than publicly acknowledged. 

I strongly recommend viewing the video at the Al Jazeera site, linked above.

My narrative of major events and effects of the BP oil spill can be found here: http://majiasblog.blogspot.com/2011/12/bp-gulf-oil-spill-was-rehearsal-for.html 

It is my belief that the Macondo well has been leaking ever since it blew in 2010. http://majiasblog.blogspot.com/2010/08/matt-simmons-is-dead.html  

We know that the US government conspired with BP to hide the scale of the disaster because:

1. We know from leaked emails to the White House that the EPA disagreed with Obama's claim that the majority of the oil was gone: Edwards, Rob. 2011. Revealed: British government's plan to play down Fukushima. The Guardian, June 30, http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/jun/30/british-government-plan-play-down-fukushima
 

2. We know that scientists felt their research findings about the oil spill plume underwater was censored: Goldenberg, Suzanne. 2011. Emails expose BP's attempts to control research into impact of Gulf oil spill. The Guardian, April 15, http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/apr/15/bp-control-science-gulf-oil-spill
 
3. Other whistle-blowers previously reported that the 'truth' of the BP oil spill was being censored.
 
True News has an interview with Matt Simmons filmed in 2010 before he mysteriously died in his hot-tub: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PW7fMPGDZio

Washington's Blog has a very good compilation of video interviews with Simmons about the BP oil spill here Friday, July 23, 2010Matthew Simmons: Lightning Rod for Gulf Oil Controversy


RELEVANT SOURCES


Agence France Presse. 2011. Mystery illness plague Louisiana oil spill crews: The State of Louisiana has reported 415 cases of health problems linked to the spill. Alternet, April 17, http://www.alternet.org/environment/150637/mystery_illnesses_plague_louisiana_oil_spill_crews/.



Ball, Jeffrey. 2010. Strong evidence emerges of BP oil on seafloor, The Wall Street Journal, December 9, A20.



Coleman, Leigh. 2011. Oil on dead dolphins in Gulf linked to BP spill, scientists say. Reuters, April 7, http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/04/07/us-oilspill-dolphins-idUSTRE7367OP20110407.

 

Democracy Now. 2010. Environmental activist Jerry Cope on the crime of the century: What BP and US government don’t want you to know, August 4, http://www.democracynow.org/2010/8/4/environmental_activist_jerry_cope_on_the.



SOME OF MY PREVIOUS POSTS ON THE BP OIL SPILL



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Dec 16, 2012 – Majia's Blog: BP Oil: Is There a 2nd Major Leak? Jul 25, 2010. BP Oil: Is There a 2nd Major Leak? Matt Simmons has been saying for months ...
 


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Nov 20, 2012 – Majia here: Management of public outrage over the financial and BP oil crises has been expert, smooth, and sociopathic. We see in the BP oil ...

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Jul 9, 2011 – "BP is arguing that victims of last year's Gulf oil spill should not be paid any more claims for future losses because the areas affected by the spill ...

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Jul 11, 2011 – I posted this article 2 days ago but I am going to repost with another article I just read. Put the two together, starting with this most recent article ...

Majia's Blog: Is Oil Leaking Again in the Gulf of Mexico from BP's ...

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Aug 21, 2011 – Majia here: I never believed that the oil "leak" in the Gulf was truly fixed. The lies produced by BP and the US government about the apocalypse ...

Majia's Blog: WSJ: BP Probed on Leak Estimates

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May 31, 2012 – Majia's Blog: Friday, April 15, 2011. CORPORATIONS AND GOVERNMENTS TRIED TO HIDE SCOPE OF BP DISASTER The Guardian is ...

Majia's Blog: BP Macondo Well Still Leaking, Seafood Dangerous ...

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Mar 5, 2012 – [excerpted] "As BP settles out of court for the first phase of thousands of lawsuits that could cost the company tens of billions of dollars, ...

Majia's Blog: BP: Spill, Baby, Spill

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Jul 18, 2011 – "A pipeline at a BP oil field in Alaska burst over the weekend, spilling between 2,100 and 4,200 gallons of an oily water and methanol mixture in ...
 

2 comments:

  1. important story! and excellent digest of this trail of tears & outrageous impunity - Chris Hedges is right: the corporate coup is a done deal...

    and here's an important link to additional charges:
    http://www.whistleblower.org/program-areas/public-health/corexit

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  2. Thank you very, very much for this link.

    It will be very helpful for my project that addresses the BP oil spill.

    :)

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