Sunday, September 19, 2010

Game Over...?

Final Test Taking Place to Allow BP to Declare Well Dead

A pressure test on the blown-out BP well in the Gulf of Mexico was set to be finished early Sunday, the last step needed before the runaway well can finally be declared dead.

There was no word from company or government officials on whether the test had started as scheduled or when officials would say that the well had been permanently sealed, though the milestone was expected to be reached Sunday.

The test involves engineers exerting 15,000 pounds of weight against the cement plug to make sure it won't budge. They also will exert 1,150 pounds per square inch of pressure.

So we are being told that the relief well successfully intercepted the nightmare well, that the cement was pumped in and dried perfectly to plug the infernal thing. Overnight, engineers will perform a pressure test as the final act in this drama. Once that test is declared a success to the public, regardless of its actual readings, BP will pull all the ROVs out of the water and send all the ships in the fleet back to port or release them for other assignments. We will then be told that entire Gulf oil disaster is over, and that there never really was much of a problem in the first place.

We will be told by the twisted, verminous management of BP and the Soetorobama administration that life in the Gulf of Mexico is back to normal. Let me be the first to tell you that that will be a lie. Unless God performs a miracle and the well blows out again during the pressure test, revealing the true nature of the problem to the public, almost everyone will believe them and be fooled. The disaster is not over, and, as I wrote a couple of months ago, the actions which BP has performed with their playacting at capping the well and plugging it have only made one difference -- instead of the oil and gas coming out very quickly and mostly in one location in the fantastic gusher that was on television for weeks, now it is slowly leaking out in almost inscrutable amounts from thousands or millions of tiny leak points in the sea floor.

All BP has done is, in effect, to render the problem invisible to the public. The rate of the oil and methane flow into the Gulf may have decreased by capping and plugging the well, or it may have actually increased. No one can know, because these leaks in the sea floor have been spotted as far away as 20 miles from the MC252 wells. There aren't enough ROVs in the world to monitor even a fraction of a percent of all these small leaks. Not that BP wants to monitor them. They have turned off most of the publicly available ROV feeds after people like myself, my Youtube buddy MrsMilkytheclown, the people at and Alexander Higgins and Mike Rivero started posting about new, damning video from the ROVs nearly every day.

This is a sleight of hand, a con job, and a further criminal fraud foisted upon the American people. Throughout the entire Gulf oil disaster, BP has and Barry Soetoro have been playing games with the people of the Gulf states and indeed the entire country. More people are getting sick, then going in and having their blood tested for hydrocarbons and volatile organic compounds, and more are finding that BP's toxic mix of oil, methane and Corexit is inside of them. More fish kills and dead oyster beds are being reported daily. More underwater oil slicks are being spotted by independent researchers, and locals are finding more oil and tar balls washing up on their beaches.

More people are uploading videos to Youtube showing oily rain that has fallen on their property and in their streets. Levels of toxins continue to rise to even more dangerous levels in all five states directly affected. And the government is conspiring with BP to keep the truth hidden from the public and the moronic national media. Only local newspapers and TV stations are doing real investigations, and the federal government is using all their weight to stop the results from being made known. Homeland Insecurity has been confiscating samples from scientists. I bet you didn't hear about that on CNN or Fixed News:

Texas A&M Prof: Homeland Security Took All Samples

DARREN: I’m an adjunct professor here at A&M, and we were also in the Gulf, but got thrown out. We were testing a theory that the chemical composition of the dispersant they were using was causing the oil to sink. And we’d been there for approximately three days, and federal agents flat told us to get out. And it wasn’t Fish and Wildlife officers. These were Homeland Security officers, and we were told that it was in the interest of national security. . .

FLATOW: Darren, did take your samples away or anything – take anything away from you?

DARREN: Oh, yeah, they inspected the boat. They, of course, checked everyone’s identification, and they took all the samples that we had. And they also took some notes that we had. The theory that we were operating upon was information that had been given to us by someone who worked in the plant that made that dispersant. And they took everything.

Ask yourself why the agency that was ostensibly created to guard Americans from evil, foreign terrorists is in the Gulf of Mexico confiscating samples from scientists. It is because the government has in its own interests the need to hide the truth from the people they are supposed to serve. The truth is that the damage to the ecosystem in the Gulf of Mexico is severe, and it will take years, perhaps decades for it to recover. The truth is that more people will get acute illnesses, more will develop cancer and other chronic illnesses like neurological disorders over time, and infant mortality and birth defects will increase, as will the rate of miscarriages in the affected states.

So the government and BP may believe that they can get away with calling their game over, but not if enough people keep this story alive. I fear that everyone will lose interest once the ROV cameras are gone and we are blind as to what is happening on the ocean floor. I pray that when the normally spineless Republicans take back some measure of control in the Congress next year they will synthesize a backbone and bring criminal charges against BP's management under the RICO statutes. If BP is able to get away with what they've done, at least in my opinion it would be the most significant evasion since the banksters had J.F.K. killed and the government destroyed the World Trade Towers, Building 7 and part of the Pentagon in 2001. We must not let BP and Barry Soetoro get away with this. Many people need to be in federal prison for life for what they have done to the poor people of Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and Florida.

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