Saturday, June 12, 2010
HALLIBURTON TRIES TO
ESCAPE JUSTICE BY BLAMING BRITS
We are now into the seventh week of the Gulf Oil Spill. It looms like a Biblical plague, threatening livelihoods and the environment. It took 11 lives with it when it started. It is not yet satisfied. It devours. Half the share price of BP; millions of birds and fish and crustaceans; thousands of jobs; and countless hours of our attention span. It is a hungry spill.
As was a previous spill in the Timor Sea; which had in common with this one a certain company named Halliburton. Which was the company whose employees raped a co-worker in Iraq and then tried to get out of culpability by dint of jurisdiction. So no one is guilty. They know a thing or two about getting out of things, as Dick Cheney, the previous US VP, got no less than five deferrments when he was supposed to go to Vietnam. He never did. Instead he got rich with his ties to the Pentagon and the White House. Former Defense Intelligence Agent Mark Phillips, and his co-author Cathy O'Brien, write about how he raped a very young child and liked to whip sex slaves at the Pentagon.
And now Halliburton is whipping America. What happened in the Gulf of Mexico is much their fault. But somehow they managed to slip out of the picture, and let BP take the blame - after all, BP is a foreign company. So blame the foreigners; it's an old game, go after the English, go after the Jews, go after anyone but yourself. And let Halliburton with their rapist employees go scot free.
Who, by the way, is behind all the anti-BP protests and press? It leaked out in New York that some of these so-called protestors were nothing but thugs for hire; anti-semites and anglophobes among them, always ready to start trouble in the name of peace, hired by mysterious agent provocateurs working for Halliburton. Haven't we seen enough of these type of activists? Ask any of these wanna-be environmentalists if they are wearing hemp, and the answer is no; they prefer water depleting, pesticide consuming cotton; they write on tree pulp paper. So no surprise that it has been found out that Halliburton is behind them, using them as a shield to protect it's own basckside, whilst they try to hang BP.
And who else is to blame? At least two letters in the press in New York suggest it was all of us who are so addicted to oil. And they are correct. Casey Klein, opining yesterday in the New York Daily News, states: "Before we vent our rage at BP and the federal government over the gulf disaster, understand that the insatiable worldwide demand for fossil fuel is what drove this crisis. America is the greatest consumer of crude oil on the Earth. It is the life blood of our economy." And a few days before, in NY Metro, Richard Kenton wrote: "Who's really to blame? Try every idiot who HAS to drive a car. Time for intervention, America. Our addiction to oil caused this disaster. We're to blame. We could have seriously searched for alternatives to crude a long time ago and avoided this latest disaster, but no. We have to have out little toys."
Also writing in to the paper, was plumber Steven Pristina, who sent in a diagram of an inflatable bag being put into the hole, then inflated once in place. It just may be the answer, at least for the short term.
But for the long term, as I have said many times on this blog, we have to use more sensible forms of energy. Sun, wind, tidal, ethanol and methanol (these last two can both be sourced from hemp). So what is stopping us? Perhaps the folks at Halliburton.
As to BP, it does happen to be one of the most ethical of oil companies, and I hope they sue Halliburton and recover. Their stock price, beaten down as it is, may well just be the best buy in the market. And I hope the pensioners who hold this stock will continue to get their dividend, in fact, I hope they increase their dividend as BP increases its energy sources and takes us into the future with the above-mentioned energy sources.