From the beginning of this Gulf disaster, the nuclear option has been kicking around in the background. It is now coming to the foreground, as predicted.
Why? Because the accident was allowed to happen due to insufficient oversight and corruption, if not being an act of terrorism / sabotage. Because after the accident happened the situation festered while our government refused to take control. Because inexplicably, viable solutions were not used to divert, capture and clean up the oil. Because our corporate media looked the other way for at least three weeks.
We have a disaster of biblical proportions. But let's not lose sight that it could have been avoided or mitigated all along the way.
And now we hear from Matt Simmons that this whole BP operation has been a massive effort at the wrong leak. An epic, unforgivable mistake to compound the disaster of biblical proportions? Why not. Would that be enough to plunge everyone into despair?
Actually he said this on MSNBC (video). Which means it's not a secret.
Simmons believes that when the Deepwater Horizon exploded, "the riser blew off the wellhead and it’s still hooked to the rig,” about 7 miles away.
Therefore, even if BP claims that the “top kill” is successful, it still may not stop the flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.
Chairman of Wow Energy Solutions, Nicholas Possi agrees with Simmons - BP has not only missed the main target, they may have actually “made it worse.”
Possi said BP has wasted a lot of time and that the only way to stop the leaks is to detonate a bomb in a location that would seal the well. At this point, he added, “This is a military operation.” (wrong leak)
Matt Simmons, Peak Oil expert? Yes.
I trust Dave McGowan. He's my kind of expert. This is what Dave McGowan said about Peak Oil back in October 2004:
The people that the 'Peak Oil' pitchmen are fronting for are deadly serious about selling 'Peak Oil' to the masses -- and not just in theoretical terms, as a cynical ploy to raise prices and increase profits. No, it has become clear that the real goal is to actually cut off most of the world's oil supplies under the ruse that the oil simply no longer exists. The desired result is massive social unrest, widespread famine, and endless war. The majority of the world's people will not survive. Those that do will find themselves living under the overtly authoritarian form of rule that will quickly be deemed necessary to restore order. And if you think that we here in America are exempt, you are sadly mistaken.
In order to pull off this stunt, all the world's major oil producing regions must be solidly under the control of the U.S. and it's co-conspirators, otherwise known as 'allies.' In other words, the puppet-masters have to control all the major oil taps, so that they have complete control over the flow of oil -- or lack of it. And that, in a nutshell, is the real reason for America's recent military ventures. The goal, you see, is not to steal Iraq's oil, or the oil in the 'Stans, or in the Sudan, or in Venezuela, or anywhere else. We don't want to take their oil, because the truth is that we don't really need it (http://www.oilandgasreporter.com/stories/090101/cov_opinions.shtml). What we want to do is sit on the taps so no one else can get to the oil.
The goal of Peak Oil (ie: oil is scarce) is actually to jam up and control oil, to make it scarce when actually, it is not scarce. More from Dave:
And the outcome of this Gulf disaster fits nicely into that pattern. It justifies control, but not control by the American people (or any sovereign people who have oil under their land), but control by TPTB.Contrary to conventional wisdom, I believe that the Central Asian adventure has been wildly successful. True, the West hasn't reaped the bounty of the region's oil and gas reserves -- but I don't think that was ever the goal. To the contrary, I think the U.S. has done exactly what it set out to do: deny anyone else the opportunity - by force if necessary, and it will become necessary - to exploit the area's resources.
Also contrary to conventional wisdom, I believe that the Iraq adventure has also been successful. Again, the goal was not to steal Iraqi oil; the goal was to shut down or severely limit the flow of Iraqi oil, and that goal has obviously been accomplished. Indeed, some reports have held that American troops (and American mercenaries) are responsible for at least some of the pipeline bombings and other attacks on the Iraqi oil infrastructure.
So the oil is not scarce. No problem. The oil can still be controlled. They will just approach the problem from the opposite direction. The problem is not that oil is scarce, actually, but that it threatens to come out of the ground for 9000 days like a volcano, according to Matt Simmons. Who knew?
April 1999: Wall Street Journal:
HOUSTON -- Something mysterious is going on at Eugene Island 330.
Production at the oil field, deep in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana, was supposed to have declined years ago. And for a while, it behaved like any normal field: Following its 1973 discovery, Eugene Island 330's output peaked at about 15,000 barrels a day. By 1989, production had slowed to about 4,000 barrels a day.
Then suddenly -- some say almost inexplicably -- Eugene Island's fortunes reversed. The field, operated by PennzEnergy Co., is now producing 13,000 barrels a day, and probable reserves have rocketed to more than 400 million barrels from 60 million. Stranger still, scientists studying the field say the crude coming out of the pipe is of a geological age quite different from the oil that gushed 10 years ago.
All of which has led some scientists to a radical theory: Eugene Island is rapidly refilling itself, perhaps from some continuous source miles below the Earth's surface. That, they say, raises the tantalizing possibility that oil may not be the limited resource it is assumed to be.
The deep-seated oil source at Eugene Island strongly supports T. Gold's theory about The Deep Hot Biosphere. Gold holds:
"that oil is actually a renewable, primordial syrup continually manufactured by the earth under ultrahot conditions and tremendous pressures. As this substance migrates toward the surface, it is attacked by bacteria, making it appear to have an organic origin dating back to the dinosaurs."
So, a quick recap of this lesson:
Problem: Oil is scarce? Solution: TPTB must control it.
Problem: Oil is plentiful? Solution: TPTB must control it.
You see, no matter what happens it's Win Win Win for TPTB!
Remember, it's all about control. They have to control us through emotional and mental manipulation.
I think it's clear that if the "top kill" at "ground zero" fails, and that's not even really "ground zero," then yes indeed we have just seen five weeks wasted during which time incalculable environment damage occurred. So just think about that now, if that should be the unbelievable sucker punch coming this Memorial Day weekend. Outrageous. Like those stories of doctors amputating the wrong limb, only a gazillion times worse.
That will immediately push people over the edge. The choices will narrow spectacularly. It will come down to the nuclear option plus Tony Hayward's head on a plate versus.... nothing. Nothing else will satisfy if we learn that the feds just let BP waste five weeks working on the wrong leak. So brace yourself.
But we have to ask ourselves, would TPTB ever want to explode a nuclear weapon in such a way that it remade the image of nuclear technology, in a way that made nuclear weapons or at least nuclear technology, you know... good?
Bad is good, black is white, war is peace, etc....
Is this what they're after? Is it possible that events have been purposely mismanaged to narrow the options until we have no choice but to use the nuclear option, because actually that's what they always wanted to do in the first place, but they just couldn't justify it? Until we demanded it?
Oil-Price.net provides free information on crude oil. According to them:
- public opinion has rallied in favor of the nuclear explosion (EVIDENCE FOR THAT???? - ed.)
- there's hope at the end of the tunnel
- Obama sent a team of nuclear experts to contain the spill
- Steven Chu is heading up that effort
- the five member team will work with BP
- it's been done before and there's really hardly anything to worry about
- anyway WHAT CHOICE do we have?
Here are some short bios of the special nuclear team, headed up by Steven Chu.
And here is some history of the Russians using this technology in the past, though of course, no one has ever breathed a word about it until now.
Let's go back a few months.....December 2009:
US Energy Secretary's (Steven Chu) remarks on nuclear power aimed to end perception that Obama is anti-nukeAlso see September 2008: Buffet will decide if nuclear has a future.
Chu’s remarks have offered some of the clearest insight yet into how the Obama administration intends to approach nuclear power – something that has remained a shadowy topic, even after Obama revealed his budget two weeks ago.
His words could also help define the energy policies of other countries, as the worldwide nuclear industry lobby continues to promulgate, with apparent success, that nuclear energy is an integral carbon free way to produce energy amid a global climate crisis – a point of view that Bellona has repudiated.
"Nuclear is going to be part of our energy future. It has to be," Chu told members of the Senate Budget Committee at a hearing in which a half dozen senators, Republicans and Democrats, raised concerns about the administration's support for nuclear power, according to transcripts of the meeting.
Evidently the answer is Yes.
Wasn't it Rahm who said we can't let a good crisis go to waste? I think it was.
Anyway, in case you were worried about New Jersey, officials there have created a special "gulf spill team" to make sure that none of that nasty oil fouls the New Jersey shore. I bet they will have "fucking proper fucking booming" set up and everything.
After all, we have our priorities.