6-22-2010 11:40 AM EST
Bloomberg, the BBC , and FOX have all posted articles that show the White House knew there was a serious problem on the BP rig Horizon at least 11 weeks before the rig blew out .
Bloomberg story here MMS received emails on Feb 13th
BP filed records with Minerals Management Service on Feb. 13th, detailing the problems on Horizon .
77 days ? So the Obama administration knew for 77 days there WAS a serious problem on a BP rig that was about a mile under the ocean ?
On March 10, BP executive Scherie Douglas e-mailed Frank Patton, the mineral service’s drilling engineer for the New Orleans district, telling him: “We’re in the midst of a well control situation.”
The incident was a “showstopper,” said Robert Bea, an engineering professor at the University of California, Berkeley, who has consulted with the Interior Department on offshore drilling safety. “They damn near blew up the rig.”
The BBC also has an interview with a worker on the rig that told a similar story
Tyrone Bentonidentified a leak in the oil rig's safety equipment weeks before the explosion
Transocean was the operator of the Horizon oil rig . Why has Obama and his " green police" not mentioned Transocean ?
Because Obama is making sure the spill goes on for as long as he can !!
He wants to pass his "Cap n Tax " plan and is destroying the Gulf for his own personal agenda
Obama is to busy playing golf to worry about the Gulf Coast .
Naturally Obama had his puppets go on the Sunday talk shows and they criticized Tony Hayward for taking a personal day back in England .
Perhaps Obama could take a hint from Tony and be onsite like , well, EVERY DAY ?
Sen. George LeMieux (R-Fla.) calls Obama out, and says there are over 2000 " skimmers " in the US , but Obama has only put 20 into the gulf .
Watch the video ............
On the surface it looks like Obama and his team of " experts " dropped the ball and never had a plan .
The real explanation is that , they saw an opportunity , and knew they had to seize it .
*Obama ignored the plan that the NOAA had in place for YEARS , to burn the oil as soon as it was spilled .
*Obama refused the help of 17 nations who offered help
*Obama has failed to suspend ( Bush took 3 days to suspend it during Katrina and the press screamed bloddy murder ) the Jones Act .
Yes folks Obama mada plan and he is sticking to it .
Many people have been trying for MONTHS to help clean up the spill , but the Coast Guard and the EPA both block all efforts .
17 years ago the Saudi spill was cleaned up by taking oil Super tankers and sucking the sea water into the tanker keeping the oil, and expelling the water.
Hmmm that would be to easy wouldnt it ?