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NOW THAT THE DAMAGE IS DONE, the corporate media is catching on to the scope of the disaster in the Gulf. BP lied about how much oil is spilling, and BP lied about the dispersants. Oh by the way the economy is going into the tank as we speak...
Real-time video of oil leaking from beneath the damaged Deepwater Horizon rig 5,000 miles under the Gulf of Mexico reveals a disaster many times greater than BP has led the American public to believe, Rep. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., said today....Obama administration officials today sent a letter to BP's CEO saying that the company had "fallen short" in its duty to keep the public and government officials informed about the spill.
You got that? Hey, first question for ya... Who decided to let BP lead us anywhere?

Our government officials are complaining that BP lied. They MISLED the American people. So Obama's people sent a letter! That will show those goons at BP. I'm sure their hands will shake as they read it. And our corporate media talking heads are acting all stricken about the true scope of the disaster. Robin at Good Morning America had the about-to-cry face going, and Matt looked really disgusted.

That's our cue to cry and be disgusted now. Just follow Robin and Matt. It was important to wait over a month so that you can really cry and be really disgusted. Because now the mess is of biblical proportions. Of course had the government and Robin and Matt and friends decided to do their jobs a month ago...


  • WHY did our government officials just take BP's word for what was going on, all this time? 
  • WHY did our intrepid news organizations with their amazing budgets take BP's word for what was going on, all this time?
  • WHY didn't our government officials ANTICIPATE that BP would shirk it's duty to keep the public and government officials informed?
  • WHY didn't our government officials consider it their OWN DUTY to stay informed and keep us informed?
  • WHY didn't our intrepid news people with their killer journalistic instincts ANTICIPATE that BP would shirk it's duty to keep the public and government officials informed?
  • WHY didn't our exceedingly well-compensated journalists consider it their OWN DUTY to dig for the story and keep us informed?
  • WHY did our government allow BP to get away with controlling the information?
  • WHY did our corporate news outlets allow BP to get away with controlling the information?
  • WHY did our government allow BP to lead the American people around by the nose? We didn't elect BP did we?
  • WHY did our corporate news people allow BP to lead them around by the nose?


It's as though they are all on the same team, no? That's because they ARE all on the same team, the team working to destroy the American people. The same people who control BP control the corporate media and the US government. Therefore their actions were coordinated to allow the disaster to become huge enough to "change everything."

And now, now that the damage is assured, the government officials and the corporate media are switching over to play the aggrieved victims. They will pretend to be on the side of the American people. They will pretend that they have no more resources than you or I do, and no more power than you or I do, and no way to do anything different than accept whatever BP said, because they are just like you and I. Regular schmucks. Sadly they were naive and trusting, just like the American people, forever naive and trusting, and they took those BP officials at their word, because after all it would have been uncivil to do anything else. And it turns out that was a terrible mistake. They lied. Can you believe it?

I mean, who could have predicted? Where is Condi when you need her?

Why does anyone follow them, the people on teevee, the politicians and the talking heads? They lead us to ruin. They play the victim so that you can identify with being a victim. They show you how to be a victim: Trust people you should not trust. Don't ask questions. Don't demand access. Don't take yourself seriously. Be pleasant at all times. Don't stand up for yourself. Bend over like a good slave and take it up the backside. And then when it's too late you can have the ready-to-cry face on just like Robin, or the disgusted face like Matt.

Or maybe we can just get real and put the face on that says
we know we were all just totally screwed, again.
And who did it. And hey we're not going to wait
around for nine fucking years to let you know this time.

If you look closely, you will see the similarities to 911.

1. Lucky timing

BP got a categorical exclusion from the rules of the National Environmental Policy Act eleven days before the explosion.

Larry Silverstein purchased the WTC buildings just weeks before 911, then collected double on his insurance policy.

2. Economic fallout

The spill will be used to justify shutting down all off-shore drilling. It will squeeze up the price of oil and further bite the economy, weakening the US public. See here Update II. No doubt it will also be used to justify the agenda to control all economic activity, carbon trading, etc., turning the US into an economic bantustan.

Little Bantustan, aka West Bank (source)

Greater Bantustan, aka USA (source)

You may recall that the economy tanked around 911 as well. Whether 911 caused it or merely covered it up, the two events coincided.

3. Clean up

BP is owned by Rothschild interests. Damages are capped, so who will pay for the cleanup? Taxpayers. 
Who will get the cleanup work? Expect taxpayers to go into debt to pay Halliburton and friends to clean up the disaster they caused. The crime scene evidence remains at the bottom of the ocean, and that's where it will stay.

Who paid for the clean up after 911? Taxpayers. The steel beams (evidence) were swiftly removed. When we invaded Afghanistan and Iraq as a result of 911, who made a gajillion dollars? Halliburton and friends.

5. Environmental impact

The Gulf has been horribly polluted with toxins, both the oil and the dispersants. The spill has entered the loop current. Clean up has been massively mismanaged, with obvious solutions ignored or done improperly by people who are paid to know better. Private citizens, in desperation and horror, are doing clean up work and exposing themselves to toxins. We can expect a massive die off of marine life. Will people also get sick?

The dust from 911 coated everything. Rescue workers and residents were exposed to unknown toxins, which persisted for months. Deaths related to these exposures began to be reported in 2006, but are probably vastly underestimated due to poor monitoring and limited funding by the federal government.

6. Know-it-all witness setting the narrative

Mark Levin, a star of conservative radio, had an anonymous caller witness on Friday, April 30, 2010. You can see the transcript here. This witness, who could not be identified supposedly for his safety, claims to have been on the rig and seemed to know exactly how it all went down. His explanation at the beginning of part 2 bears a striking similarity to the Harley t-shirt guy on 911, who we later learned is an ACTOR, Mark Adrien Humphrey.

So turns out things didn't actually happen the way the Harley t-shirt guy said, and you know, things probably didn't happen the way Mark Levin's guest said either.


I'm sure there's much more. There's Halliburton on site finishing a cementing operation just 20 hours before the explosion, and Halliburton people on site during the incident. Halliburton buying an oil fire fighting company just days before the explosion. Possible short selling by Goldman Sachs, etc. 

The question is, are we going to just sit here and listen to all this and accept these explanations? Or are we going to think our own thoughts, maybe get off the couch and do a little independent research? Because we don't actually have another decade to debate it all politely, like last time.



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Anonymous said…
I feel especially sorry for the birds, fish and mammals because they and their habitat has been destroyed forever.

Never mind about the humans who never understand until the food supply runs out. They are a failed species and are totally disconnected to the environment and earth they live upon. Most think it is just another oil spill that needs to be cleaned up. They deserve what is coming to them down the road.

One of the greatest estuaries on the planet is now gone. I can almost assure you nothing will be done about it. The damages from BP Rothschild has been limited and the governments will now borrow more money trying to clean up what can't be cleaned up.

Spare us the home of the brave and land of the free, out coast guard has just stood down to BP like lap dogs.

It is no wonder why golden boy Charlie Crist is now and independent. The only way to be elected dog catcher in the future is divorcing yourself from the on going catastrophe.
malcontent said…
Freeze BP assets quickly, there is $6billion going to shareholders for Q1 profits that were more than double the amount in Q1 2009.


British oil and gas giant BP has posted first-quarter profit attributable to BP shareholders of $6.079 billion or 31.99 cents per share, compared with $2.562 billion or 13.54 cents per share a year ago. The profit growth was driven by over a 54% increase in sales and other operating revenues from last year reflecting the recovery in oil prices. Total revenues and other income were $74.42 billion, compared with $48.09 billion reported in the same quarter last year.
Anonymous said…
Russia may end adoptions by the U.S. Golly gee I can't imagine why can you?

word verification.....priqu
kenny said…
"We didn't elect BP did we?"

Since the supreme court ruled that corporations are just as good as persons, we might as well. Cut out the middle men. Actually that would be a little more closer to reality than what we have now.

The Federal Reserve and Goldman Sachs can rotate as being president. Oil, pharmaceutical and MIC companies in the Senate. The real races would be in the House where the lesser corps would battle it out to show who could screw the people the hardest. The media would fit it there somewhere.

At least we wouldn't have to keep up the illusion and pretend to be a republic and democracy.
A. Peasant said…
you're absolutely right Kenny. we would get the same results without all the kabuki and confusion, and the people would not waste their time and money on politicians.
chuckyman said…
I read a lot of the posts here and there are some fine minds that come by play. We are aware of the Hegelian dialectic and I see it playing out again.

Problem: Anyone who reads here is well informed as to the biblical catastrophe evolving in the Gulf.
Reaction: Usual sheep-like bleating – big corporatocracy must DO SOMETHING.
Solution: The fix ????

I remain unconvinced as to the cause of this event – Goldman Sucks made a few billion placing a bet on a rig sinking the day before it happened. Even if it was some “harmless” inside info, the PTB never let a good disaster go to waste.

DM and I have been chatting on some of the talk regarding popping a nuke. That one gives me nightmares. What are you folks hearing?

This pages gives a “survivor” interview from 60 minutes. I’ll let you guys decide.
Anonymous said…
Well what do you know according to CNN the EPA has ordered BP to find a more suitable dispersant than corexit. You would have thought that was too much to ask of these killers.

Good news of course as millions of gallons of it has already been pumped into the gulf. Attempts will be made in a few days to pump some mud into the well and then cement it.

There is a lawsuit don't forget against the BP Atlantis field which is very very deep also and Ken Abbott says it is a higher risk than Horizon. They are going to kill the oceans no doubt before it is over. 39 permits issued in Australia to deep water drill. Drill baby drill.
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A. Peasant said…
ok, here we go.

dubs, from this link you sent:

experts are saying that the leak will either be stopped by the extreme heat from a nuclear blast fusing the rocks surrounding the deep pipe -- or -- as one expert put it, "we could end up with a hole a quarter mile wide spewing oil... another possible scenario is a sea floor collapse. If that happens Katie bar the door."

here is the choice they are setting up: EITHER they use nuclear OR possible sea floor collapse.

all i can say is that obviously everything they say needs to come under scrutiny. for starters, if this deposit is so huge why have they been telling us for years that oil is running out? no matter which way you look at this they are caught in lies.

we saw this one coming did we not? that it would come to nukes?
A. Peasant said…
chuck, i watched the 60 minutes story.

off the cuff:

whoever is supposed to be regulating the industry is also responsible.

tony haywood looks like a psychopath with that smirk on his face.

i'm very curious about these fishermen who so happened to be there with a camera and the person who pulled the survivor out of the water.
chuckyman said…
Indeed A.P. A nice little puff piece with a human interest angle. It sets BP managers firmly in the cross hairs.

I think that the blame for this will be laid at the feet of a “few bad apples.” As usual there will be zero scrutiny of the corporations or the bought and paid for regulators and politicos – business as usual. Or so they think. The magnitude of this is just starting to scratch the surface of mainstream consciousness. This might spook the herd - wouldn’t want to start a stampede.

Going back to nuke issue. The geological aspects of this are truly the stuff of nightmares. DM has posted lots on the Madrid fault line for example

On a different tangent, the war-gamer, think-tank types have always found that to really get the fireworks going (nuclear exchanges) somehow they had to engineer a scenario where one side crosses the nuclear threshold – after that anything else was fair game. In my opinion popping one in the Gulf of Mexico may be sufficient. Otherwise the PTB will need to rely on a rogue actor – Korea anyone?
A. Peasant said…
chucky, we think alike.
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Anonymous said…
You may well have already seen this but if not it's worth the read. The worst thing about this theory is that I would not be at all surprised if it were true.

Purposely Killing The Gulf?


The private, foreign International Monetary/Banking Cartel controls its puppets in Washington as it controls its oil company executives. And everything the Cartel does is anti-life, there are absolutely no exceptions; and their pretended Gulf oil clean-up is a glaring case in point.

Instead of cleaning up the unprecedented catastrophe created by the Cartel's mega-corporations (Halliburton, Transocean, and British Petroleum), these very same companies seem to be purposely killing our Gulf of Mexico, under the pretense of cleaning it up.

Instead of using safe, non-toxic ways to gather up the rogue oil gushing from their incompetence, or planned cataclysm, the private Cartel is using an extremely toxic chemical dispersant, with the approval of the Obama administration.

Just like the fallout from 9/11, only worse.
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james said…
Mick, I have to point out that the story of Atlantis is almost certainly the stuff of 'urban legend'.
It was first mentioned by Plato and he does not give any references (other than his own writing) or anything that could be followed up. In other words, he made it up.
Plato was a storyteller and philosopher (as was Blavatsky - the mother of the "New Age Movement"), not an historian.

From Wikipedia

Plato scholar Dr. Julia Annas, Regents Professor of Philosophy at the University of Arizona, had this to say on the matter:

The continuing industry of discovering Atlantis illustrates the dangers of reading Plato. For he is clearly using what has become a standard device of fiction—stressing the historicity of an event (and the discovery of hitherto unknown authorities) as an indication that what follows is fiction. The idea is that we should use the story to examine our ideas of government and power. We have missed the point if instead of thinking about these issues we go off exploring the sea bed. The continuing misunderstanding of Plato as historian here enables us to see why his distrust of imaginative writing is sometimes justified.[31]

Kenneth Feder points out that Critias's story in the Timaeus provides a major clue. In the dialogue, Critias says, referring to Socrates' hypothetical society:

And when you were speaking yesterday about your city and citizens, the tale which I have just been repeating to you came into my mind, and I remarked with astonishment how, by some mysterious coincidence, you agreed in almost every particular with the narrative of Solon. ...[32]

Feder quotes A. E. Taylor, who wrote, "We could not be told much more plainly that the whole narrative of Solon's conversation with the priests and his intention of writing the poem about Atlantis are an invention of Plato's fancy."[33]

Plato attributed much else to Socrates which was fiction to illustrate his philosophy
james said…
A couple more points from the Wikipedia article-
As continental drift became more widely accepted during the 1960s, and the increased understanding of plate tectonics demonstrated the impossibility of a lost continent in the geologically recent past,[30] most “Lost Continent” theories of Atlantis began to wane in popularity. Instead, the fictional nature of elements of Plato's story became widely emphasized.

and . . .
Edgar Cayce first mentioned Atlantis in 1923,[25] and later suggested that it was originally a continent-sized region extending from the Azores to the Bahamas, holding an ancient, highly evolved civilization which had ships and aircraft powered by a mysterious form of energy crystal. He also predicted that parts of Atlantis would rise in 1968 or 1969.

This is not to dispute what you are citing as happening now; just what you are citing as historical fact.
Anonymous said…
The oil companies and the pentagon and the whitehouse = bad business.

It is "bad", as in crudely making trillions of dollars for the so-called, "International order". And terrifying death and destruction and lies , (the real WMD's) and cries for true justice.

A. Peasant said…
Saladin, yes, thank you. we saw that and posted it and wrote about it in several places. it's hugely important.

dubs, i would like to steer clear of prophecy if you don't mind. it's not my area so i'm not going to comment on it.
A. Peasant said…
anon -- that about sums it up. BP is holding the bag this time but that was probably pre-arranged.
poorrichard said…
I'm thanking Saladin for posting this article on WRH.
Anonymous said…
10-4 Peasant

James I am going with Plato any day over widipedia and and Arizona ivory tower.
A. Peasant said…
Saladin has been looking out for me for years. thanks sal. xo.
A. Peasant said…
thank you dubs. some company coming over from WRH so let's keep the place picked up... ; D
Anonymous said…
Peasant I have an inner bullshit meter. I don't know much about WMR except that I read it a few years back a few times and moved on down the line.

I have mentioned all I need to on what some refer to as prophets anyway. No need for further extrapolation.

I will say though I am different. I have read most of the books on all of them and I have a feeling on what is on the money and what isn't . I have read over a dozen of Cayce's books. I have been in Ashrams. It is all tied up with my line of thinking and feeling. I can only be what I am. I can only tell you the truth as I see it. That is all anyone of us can do.

Once my dear mother before she died had the preacher over at my aunt's house. They asked me when I was coming to church. I told the preacher I have no problem coming to church. The only stipulation is I give the sermon, I didn't come here to follow I came here to lead.

From that day forward that preacher hated my guts and there was no doubt about it.