Corexit is Killing the Gulf

by J. Speer-Williams

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, with a chemical dispersant by the trade name of Corexit.

This news will, of course, be meet with incredulous disbelieve by those who have yet to catch on to the fact that the private interests that own the Federal Reserve System, and all other central banks in the world, also own all major multi-national corporations.

It is something you are not supposed to know, and is politically incorrect to talk about: the International Monetary/Banking Cartel owns, or controls, from its base in the financial District of London, and other undisclosed places, all large international corporations. Wall Street and the Federal Reserve banks of the US are merely the Cartel’s American subsidiaries.

The Cartel’s ownership of so much is hidden with various inter-linked, inter-locked directorships, proxies, nominees, sophisticated fronts, and the like. Their many corporations own shares of other corporations, who own still more shares of other corporations.

Socialist author, geo/political analyst, and activist Mr. Ralph Schoeman estimates there is less than one percent of the world’s population that comprise the capitalist/ banking Cartel’s infrastructures, yet this private Cartel owns over 95 percent of the world’s wealth, with each member holding an average of 14 large corporate directorships.

The Cartel’s multinational corporations are an arcane mixture of many corporations, all forming, in effect, one mega-corporation, ultimately controlled, if not owned outright by the International Monetary/Banking Cartel.

Even Harvard’s John Kenneth Galbraith, long recognized as America’s leading public intellectual, has warned us of the dangers and oligopolistic nature of large multi-national corporations.

Of the one hundred largest economic units in the world, today, 49 are governments, while 51 are corporations. Those corporations are the driving force on earth, and an open secret is these corporations are owned by the International Monetary/Banking Cartel, who also controls the governments of the world.

This is international fascism at work.

It’s not that private ownership is a bad thing; it’s when most of everything is owned by an entente of the few, and protected by governments, that makes private, corporate-led globalization of markets miasmatic to all other life forms as it is currently occurring in the fragile ecosystems in our Gulf of Mexico, with its biodiversity of many plant, animal and marine species.

In short, our world is in the death grip of something known as the International Monetary/Banking Cartel, the fountainhead of all international monopolies, which are protected by the laws and militaries of the major governments of the world; and the US government, with her perfidious politicians, has lead in this defense of this Cartel, beginning sometime after President Lincoln’s assassination.

Lincoln said, “Corporations have been enthroned. An era of corruption in high places will follow … until wealth is aggregated in a few hands … and the Republic is destroyed.”

Democratic politicians are the best agents for big business, because of the popular belief that democratic politicians will protect the public from the abuses of financial oligarchs, an easily provable myth.

It’s a sad truth that democratic voters, who see financial plutocrats as their greatest adversaries, constantly support ever bigger government, with more laws and regulations, do not have a clue how those very laws are written by the Cartel’s “think tanks,” to more enrich and empower themselves.

And if one carefully explained all this to an average democratic voter, they demand proof; and once proof was furnished, they’d ignore it all, calling it a “right-wing conspiracy theory. So much for democratic voters, they’ll not learn much political truth this life-time.

And how about rabid republicans voters? Well, thanks to right-wing, war loving demigods like Rush Limbaugh, republicans have monopoly capitalism confused with free markets and free enterprises, and do not want to make any distinctions between them.

Unfortunately, those of us stuck deeply into the media’s carefully engineered left/right paradigm have no desire be objective, and are thus blinded to all truth that does not reinforce biased opinions. Remedial work in geo-politics will not open the minds of such people, as they are badly in need of spiritual remedies; nevertheless, facts are facts, and some are available to truthseekers, like the killing of all life in our Gulf of Mexico.

Instead of using safe, non-toxic ways to gather up the rogue oil gushing from their incompetence, or their planned cataclysm, this private Cartel of oligarchs is using an extremely toxic chemical dispersant (Corexit), with the approval of the Obama administration, to drive the surface crude oil deeply underwater.

In a New York Times article by Paul Quinlan, British Petroleum (BP) is using a dispersant with the trade name of Corexit, even though alternative dispersants have been shown to be far less toxic, and in some cases nearly twice as effective.

And even though scientists have warned that Corexit could cause long-term harm to marine life, BP has ordered almost a million more gallons of the deadly dispersant from Nalso, a company with whom BP enjoys a cozy relationship.

Even our own EPA data ranks Corexit as being 20 times more toxic, and far less effective in handling southern Louisiana crude than some other dispersants.

Historically, workers who have cleaned up after the use of Corexit have suffered with health problems, including blood in their urine.

Carys Mitchelmore, a professor at the University of Maryland’s Environmental Science asked, “Why wouldn’t you go for the lesser toxic formulation?”

BP spokesman Jon Pack defended the use of Corexit by saying their attention is focused on plugging the leak [gusher], and not what dispersant is used.

“It’s a chemical [Corexit] that the oil industry makes to sell to itself, basically,” said Richard Charter, a senior policy advisor for Defenders of Wildlife.

Alan Levine, the head of Louisiana’s Department of Health and Hospitals, said: “We don’t have any data or evidence behind the use of these chemicals in the water. We’re now basically using one of the richest ecosystems in the world as a laboratory.”

As reported in Britain’s Telegraph, Louisiana state Secretary of the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Robert Barham reported: “We’re very disappointed in their [EPA and oil company executives] approach. The federal procedures call for a consensus between federal authorities, the responsible party and the states involved. When we met and expressed our concerns [over the use of Corexit], apparently they decided to go without us.”

And go they did. Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency allowed BP to turn our Gulf of Mexico into a toxic testing ground, instead of removing the crude oil.

British Petroleum (BP) has even refused to use their own oil tankers, lying in the Gulf, to suck up most of the runaway oil, and possibly salvage it for sale later, as was done after a Saudi spill in the ‘90’s. That method was so successful, it vacuumed up about 85 percent of that renegade oil.

Nick Pozzi, a former oil pipeline engineering and operations project manager is puzzled why BP did not salvage perfectly good crude oil for later sale, and to thereby protect marine and wildlife.

What Mr. Pozzi does not know is the oil companies are owned by the world’s only legal counterfeiters – the International Monetary/Banking Cartel – who can “print” all the money they want, so making money on Gulf oil was not important to them. Killing the Gulf of Mexico, apparently, is important to them, for their own cryptic and esoteric reasons.

If the Cartel had wanted to save marine life, any oil they had not vacuumed up could have been mulched with any number of non-toxic materials, such as “Oil Sponge,” a name trademarked by Phase III, Inc.

Rated as the “best performing” absorbent by the US Army Corp of Engineers, Oil Sponge is 100% organic, and is made from renewable resources.

Oil Sponge is built using a microbial and nutrient package, capable of transforming oil hydrocarbons into a safe bi-product of carbon dioxide and water.

But, the governmental bureaucrats of the Obama administration, and the Cartel’s oil executives, had no interest in using an environmentally friendly product to clean up what is the greatest man-made environmental disaster of all time … they seemed intent on making this unbelievable cataclysm far, far worse, and one that could never be cleaned up.

It cannot yet be proven that the Monetary Cartel purposely blew up their own wellhead, but the crimes they have committed in their so-called “clean-up” efforts are well documented, in spite of no corporate media outrage. Well, of course not, the Cartel that owns the oil companies also own their corporate media.

After the Exxon Valdez incident of March 1989, Mycelx of Georgia developed what looks like a paper towel to soak up to 50 times its weight in oil. And while this product is used from the Middle East to Europe to Canada it was of no interest to the parties Obama charged with cleaning up the Gulf of the floating oil those very same parties caused.

Then there is the AmeriHaz Petroleum Solidifier that encapsulates environmental contaminants, making crude oil and other oil like substances easy to retrieve, which also proved to be of no interest to the Cartel.

Even hair naturally separates oil from water, leaving large tar globs, in which mushrooms can then be seeded. And as the mushrooms grow, they digest the oil, leaving non-toxic organics, which can then be composed into soil, great for growing healthy vegetables.

Anyone who has ever had a bad hair day knows how well hair will retain oil. In fact, Lisa Gautier, president of Matter of Fact (website for hair salons) has collected 400,000 pounds of hair, and stuffed it all into nylons to be used as booms near Gulf shores.

This idea could have been a shot in the arm of our dying economy, by creating organic compose for the millions of nutrient depleted farm acres in the world. Also there could have been a viable cottage industry of collecting hair from salons.

And, hair is certainly a renewable resource, with most of us contributing. But neither Obama or the Cartel has done anything for our dying US and world economy, but ensure it dies, while feebly pretending to resuscitate it.

And now that they’ve probably destroyed the tourist, shrimping, and fishing industries along the Gulf Coast, we’ll be hearing about more “stimulus packages” that will make what money we do have even more worthless as it enriches the Cartel’s Wall Street.

But in the world of what could have been, there’s hay, sawdust, crushed volcanic rock, sheep’s wool, and even kitty litter that could have mulched with the oil on the surface of the Gulf waters, making for easy pick-up.

But, oil industry executives and their confederates in the Obama administration quickly made sure that all spewing oil would either sink well below the surface, or never rise to it, with over half a million gallons of their dispersants. Now the oil that’s been gushing for weeks can never be vacuumed up or safely neutralized.

Worse yet, these international enemies of humanity, and life in the Gulf, committed their dastardly deed of deeply submerging the floating oil with their extremely dangerous chemical dispersant, Corexit, that would deny all marine creatures oxygen, thus killing them, and marine plant life to boot, as major underwater currents carry this poisonous oily plume through-out the Gulf and into the Atlantic.

Trying to give this mass murder a positive spin, BP spokesman John Crabtree said his corporation had dropped more than 560,000 gallons of Corexit on the surface slicks and 28,700 gallons of the chemical at the subsea wellhead, 5,000 feet below sea-level.

Crabtree’s justification for such an insane, criminal act was that their Corexit would drive the oil well below the water’s surface, thus keeping it away from coastal shorelines. So instead of removing the oil, BP decided to make the oil even more toxic, and drive it deep into the ocean where it can never be retrieved, but will kill all marine life in its path.

Mandy Joyce, a marine sciences professor at the University of Georgia carefully chose her words about BP’s deplorable dispersants: “Anything that requires oxygen will not be able to survive that water. The food web is going to change. You could stymie the entire production level of the Gulf of Mexico. That’s a very real possibility.”

Some of BP’s chemical dispersants contain 2-butoxyethanol, a compound that kills marine and wildlife, exactly the life our clean-up measures should try to save.

Corexit, currently being dropped by airplanes, break the crude oil into tiny droplets that sink well below the water’s surface, where they form a giant cloud or plume, making it impossible to gather, as is their obvious intention.

And with this poisonous plume creating a dead zone, currently estimated to be about the size of Delaware and Rhode Island combined, hidden at about 3,000 feet of water, no one can place an accurate figure on how much oil has actually rushed into the Gulf.

And once this death dealing plume reaches the large, rapidly moving Loop Current, this oily cloud of doom could swing toward Florida and Cuba, killing the coral reefs and marine life there.

According to Stephen Howden, an oceanographer at the University of Southern Mississippi, the Loop Current could drag the oxygen destroying cloud into shallower waters thus potentially impacting the coral reefs and fisheries near Florida’s coast.

University of Georgia’s Mandy Joyce said, “It’s a good thing the oil is not damaging the coast line, but to say everything is fine because its not hitting the coast is missing a very important part of this equation.”

And I would say, Ms. Joyce’s statement is a serious understatement.

Another person famous for misleading and under stated remarks is our president, Barack Obama.

There can be no denying that President Obama and his EPA regulators are accomplices to the crimes in the Gulf of Halliburton, Transocean, and British Petroleum by allowing these perpetrators of the disaster to be the ones in charge of the capping and clean-up efforts.

How much longer will our government allow these corporate criminals to fail with the capping of the oil gushers ,and making a dead zone of the Gulf of Mexico and perhaps the Atlantic ocean?

Thus far, President Obama has made a grandstand play by pretending to excoriate the oil company executives responsible for the Gulf tragedy for not taking proper responsibility.

Excuse me Sir, it’s you who should have taken control and responsibility by tasking competent individuals and companies to cap this runaway well, and to clean up the mess, without destroying the entire Gulf of Mexico in the process.

And instead of excoriating the oil company executives and government bureaucrats who dumped over a half million gallons of toxic dispersants into the Gulf, you should be arresting them for crimes against humanity, not to mention their crimes against marine and wildlife.

Additionally, Obama’s teleprompter writers had the ignorance to state the ridiculous: “I know BP has committed to pay for the response effort, and we will hold them to their obligation,” read Obama.

The very obvious point Mr. Obama, is you should have saved our Gulf of Mexico, by making sure Transocean, Halliburton, and British Petroleum had absolutely nothing to do with the clean-up efforts, rather than making them pay to turn the Gulf into a dead zone.

President Obama went on to say many parties, including the federal government should accept blame for the disaster, he stopped short of saying he, himself, should be held responsible for his part in so destroying so much life in the Gulf.

“There is oil leaking. We need to stop it, and we need to stop it as soon as possible,” said Obama.

It’s not a leak, Mr. Obama. It’s a volcanic gusher spewing out an Exxon Valdez every two to four days.

Best selling author Whitley Strieber wrote, “The Gulf spill is out of control, the media has dropped it, BP is lying, the gov’t is silent. Pray.”

From whales and dolphins to sardines, from starfish to coral reefs, from microscopic organisms to all the fish in the sea, the Cartel has embarked upon killing them all, and will continue to kill … unless they are stopped. Are you man enough for the job, Mr. President? 

 

The question is why are we the people of earth letting a few CRIMINALS get away with this

 

 

 

BP told to cut back on toxic remedy

A skeptical EPA calls for a sharp reduction in the company’s use of an oil dispersant.

'DEVASTATED'

Tony Hayward, BP’s chief executive, tours his oil company’s cleanup operations in Port Fourchon, La. Hayward repeatedly said he was “devastated” by the destruction wrought by the gulf oil spill. “This is something I never wanted to see,” he said. (Carolyn Cole, Los Angeles Times / May 25, 2010)

    Reporting from Port Fourchon, La. and Los Angeles —

In a sign of diminished confidence in BP’s ability to manage the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, federal officials Monday said they intended to require the company to dramatically scale back its use of oil dispersants and would initiate their own tests on the chemicals’ effect on sea life.
With an oil spill of epic proportions looming offshore, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson — along with angry chorus of lawmakers — chided BP for its lack of transparency. She said that BP’s response to federal directives last week to find a less toxic dispersant was "insufficient."
Even though the company’s test results show that the dispersant, Corexit, is effective and not a risk to aquatic life, Jackson wants its use cut by 50% to 75%. She said there is no way to know the long-term effects of the unprecedented amount of chemicals.


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Adding to BP’s woes, Jackson said that the company is liable for environmental fines and penalties now that oil has reached land. And the Commerce Department declared a "fisheries disaster" for the waters off Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana, making the company responsible for compensating losses to the fishing industry.
BP’s dressing down came on a day when a bipartisan cast of lawmakers and federal officials voiced unstinting criticism of the company as toxic oil washed up on nearly 75 miles of Louisiana marshland.
In refusing to rely on BP’s data on the toxicity of dispersants, Jackson said, "I’d rather have my own scientists do their own analysis."
More than 800,000 gallons of dispersant have been used in an attempt to break up the oil and speed its decomposition before the slick reaches shore. That is more than has ever been used in U.S. waters, spurring concern that dispersants’ widespread application is magnifying the toxic effect of oil on sea life from the gulf surface to its muddy floor.
Last week the EPA told the oil giant to find less toxic alternatives to the two types of dispersant released on the surface and, to a lesser extent in the ocean depths near the damaged wellhead. BP said it is unable to find a more benign dispersant available in the necessary volumes.
On Monday, Jackson and Coast Guard Rear Adm. Mary Landry used frank language to describe a Sunday night meeting with BP officials.
"We are not satisfied that BP has done extensive analysis of other dispersant options," Jackson said. "They were more interested in defending their original decisions than studying other options."
A federal lab in Florida will begin testing the dispersant’s effectiveness and toxicity.
Jackson said the unprecedented release of dispersants at an ocean depth of 5,000 feet have been effective and would continue. But the surface applications, in particular, would be decreased.
BP is finishing preparations to stop the flow of the blown-out oil well that that has poured millions of gallons of crude into the Gulf of Mexico since the April 20 Deepwater Horizon rig explosion that killed 11 workers.
Much is riding on the planned Wednesday morning "top kill" operation, which involves pumping heavy liquids into the wellhead to plug it. If the procedure works, the gush of oil from a broken pipe connected to the wellhead could end by Wednesday night.
If it doesn’t, BP’s badly tarnished reputation will dim further. And the Obama administration will run the risk of seeing the spill narrative shift from BP’s failures to a questioning of the administration’s competence in handling a growing environmental disaster.
"This is a BP mess. This is a horrible mess," declared Interior Secretary Ken Salazar at a Galliano, La. news conference, where he repeated his threat to put a "boot on the neck" of BP. Over the weekend, Salazar said the federal government was prepared to "push them [BP] out of the way appropriately” if the company proved unable to stem the oil leak spreading across the gulf.
But in a Monday news briefing at the White House, Adm. Thad Allen, U.S. Coast Guard commandant, conceded that the federal government is in no position to take over the job of stopping the leak.
"I know that, to work down there right now, you need remotely operated vehicles," he said. "You need to do very technical work at 5,000 feet. You need equipment and expertise that’s not generally within the … federal government, in terms of competency, capability or capacity.”
Asked about Salazar’s tough stance toward BP, Allen said the Interior secretary was merely using "a metaphor.”
In Port Fourchon, La., BP Chief Executive Tony Hayward repeatedly said he was "devastated" by the destruction in the gulf. The shoreline of Port Fourchon — which bills itself as "The Gulf’s Energy Connection" — was dripping with liquid that could have been mistaken for chocolate and cherry syrup, if not for the stomach-churning smell.
"This is something I never wanted to see," said Hayward, adding that the company remained committed to stopping the leak, containing the oil and defending the coast. He announced that BP was launching a $500 million research program to study the spill.
BP and federal officials have been prepping for the top-kill effort since the first days after the spill, in large part because they’ve seen the method succeed in sealing gushing wells in the past — most notably, in the burning Kuwaiti oil fields from the first Gulf War. But the depth at which the procedure will be executed greatly adds to the complexity.
"It has never been done in 5,000 feet of water," said Hayward, who put the odds of succeeding at 60% to 70%.
Under the technique, a very dense mixture of water and minerals called drilling mud will be pumped into the well from surface vessels to counter the upward force of the spouting oil and gas. Cement will be poured after the mud to seal the opening.
The heavier the mud, the more it will press down on the flow. But on the flip side, the harder it will be to pump into the well. The single biggest technical challenge of the operation will be getting the mud down the well hole and not into the riser pipe connected to the well, said BP Chief Operating Officer Doug Suttles.
If the drilling mud winds up in the riser pipe, it could further erode the pipe and increase the spill flow.
The longer the leak continues, the greater its political toll may be.
"For now, it’s clear to everyone that the Obama administration didn’t create the spill, and that it’s been aggressively pressing BP to do its best to clean it up," said Donald F. Kettl, dean of the University of Maryland School of Public Policy. "But the more the oil oozes around the gulf, the more BP’s problem becomes Obama’s problem"
Even if the top kill succeeds and not another drop of BP crude escapes into the gulf, the scope of the disaster is already enormous.
"We still have a huge problem. It’s a problem that is so wide in its dimension that we can’t really say what the effects are likely to be," said Chris D’Elia, dean of the School of the Coast and Environment at Louisiana State University. "There has never been a spill of this magnitude, at this depth before. It’s a three dimensional problem, and it’s remarkable in scope."
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Staff writer Amina Kahn contributed to this report from Los Angeles.
Peter Nicholas, Richard Simon and Jim Tankersley contributed from Washington.

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