Saturday, June 12, 2010

UPDATE: Fly Over Of The Gulf By Expert Proves OIL Spill IS Massive & Video Of Israeli Attack on Gaza Flotilla & Israel Wants To Bomb Iran

UPDATE: 1:34 PM June 12, 2010
Like the attacks by Al Qaeda, the disaster in the Gulf was preceded by ample warnings – yet the administration had ignored them. Instead of cracking down on MMS, as he had vowed to do even before taking office, Obama left in place many of the top officials who oversaw the agency's culture of corruption. He permitted it to rubber-stamp dangerous drilling operations by BP – a firm with the worst safety record of any oil company – with virtually no environmental safeguards, using industry-friendly regulations drafted during the Bush years. He calibrated his response to the Gulf spill based on flawed and misleading estimates from BP – and then deployed his top aides to lowball the flow rate at a laughable 5,000 barrels a day, long after the best science made clear this catastrophe would eclipse the Exxon Valdez.
From Rolling Stone: The Spill, The Scandal and the President: The inside story of how Obama failed to crack down on the corruption of the Bush years – and let the world's most dangerous oil company get away with murder by Tim Dickinson, June 8,2010

* Awesome Video of Fly over the Gulf region proves BP has been lying. What's worse is that the Media keeps repeating BP's & Big Oil & Their Rovian style talking points like a MANTRA 5,000 Barrels of oil daily -when its closer to 70,000 barrels or more daily
or It's Obama's Fault

*Oil Companies good -Government Bad
or Brit Hume what oil? & the sea is a big place?
Tony Hayward wants his Posh Life back
Dispersants working and not Toxic???
The dispersants are toxic.
The spill is massive and includes a number of underwater oil plumes visible from the air

*Israel's War Crimes boarding the Mavi Marmara

*EXCLUSIVE: New Video Smuggled Out From Mavi Marmara of Israel's Deadly Assault on Gaza Aid Flotilla-Democracy Now
Eye witness reports by passengers on the Flotilla differ dramatically from what Israel has reported
*Israel attacked the Turkish ship as its main target ?
* Pepe Escobar :To teach Turkey & USA a lesson over the Turkey Iran Brazil deal by which Iran could fulfill its obligations concerning Nuclear material-thwarting Israel's plan to bomb Iran

Flight over BP Oil disaster Day 52 with Marine Biologist, Dr. Carl Safina

jamescfox — June 11, 2010 — James Fox flew over the BP Gulf oil disaster with Marine Biologist Dr. Carl Safina who's president of Blue Ocean Institute on day 52 of the BP Oil spill. What we saw and documented was horrific.
This flight was made possible by Gulf Restoration Network. Video produced by James Fox and Jette Newell with help from Associate Producers Cara Fay and Ann Morton.

As a Neo-liberal Pres. Obama is not much different than the Bush Regime on various issues- ie Oil Drilling
Drumming up hatred of Iran
Mild to non-existent criticisms of Israel
Using Drone attacks in Afghanistan
Use of Enhanced Interrogation Techniques AKA Torture Lite
Obama's Too Big to Fail policy

also see on Obama's Mandate to DRILL BABY DRILL the environment be Damned !!!

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Crooks and Liars: Rolling Stone: Dept. of Interior Employees Say It's The Third Bush Term. Drill, Baby, Drill! June 11, 2010

Rolling Stone's Tim Dickinson has written a stunner of an article called "The Spill, The Scandal and The President." It's damned heartbreaking to learn that yes, at least in Interior, this really is the third Bush term:

Even worse, the "moratorium" on drilling announced by the president does little to prevent future disasters. The ban halts exploratory drilling at only 33 deepwater operations, shutting down less than one percent of the total wells in the Gulf. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, the Cabinet-level official appointed by Obama to rein in the oil industry, boasts that "the moratorium is not a moratorium that will affect production" – which continues at 5,106 wells in the Gulf, including 591 in deep water.

Most troubling of all, the government has allowed BP to continue deep-sea production at its Atlantis rig – one of the world's largest oil platforms. Capable of drawing 200,000 barrels a day from the seafloor, Atlantis is located only 150 miles off the coast of Louisiana, in waters nearly 2,000 feet deeper than BP drilled at Deepwater Horizon. According to congressional documents, the platform lacks required engineering certification for as much as 90 percent of its subsea components – a flaw that internal BP documents reveal could lead to "catastrophic" errors. In a May 19th letter to Salazar, 26 congressmen called for the rig to be shut down immediately. "We are very concerned," they wrote, "that the tragedy at Deepwater Horizon could foreshadow an accident at BP Atlantis."

The administration's response to the looming threat? According to an e-mail to a congressional aide from a staff member at MMS, the agency has had "zero contact" with Atlantis about its safety risks since the Deepwater rig went down.

mediagrrl9 — June 10, 2010 — EXCLUSIVE: New Video Smuggled Out From Mavi Marmara of Israel's Deadly Assault on Gaza Aid Flotilla

In a Democracy Now! exclusive we bring you a sneak preview of previously unseen raw footage from the Mavi Marmara that will be formally released at a press conference at the United Nations later in the day. The footage shows the mood and the activities on board the Mavi Marmara in the time leading up to the attack, and the immediate reaction of the passengers during the attack. We are joined by filmmaker and activist Iara Lee, one of the few Americans on the Mavi Marmara ship. Her equipment was confiscated but she managed to smuggle out an hour's worth of footage.

Even the Washington Post is afraid to censor in any way Pro-Israeli racist Islamophobes. Will they soon host columns by white supremacists.
The current version of the Washington Post we must remember has nothing to do with the Washington Post that published the Pentagon Papers or The Mi Lai Massacre or the Water Gate Scandal no they loved Pres. Bush and they favor war even racist Islamophobes if it means better circulation.

Why Is the Washington Post Promoting Charles Krauthammer's Islamophobia?
Charles Krauthammer's columns defending Israel's handling of the Gaza flotilla demonize Muslims.
By Adil E. Shamoo Via AlterNet &IPS News, June 10, 2010 |

Would the Washington Post feature a columnist writing a weekly column which was frequently anti-Semitic? No, of course not -- the Post will not have such a columnist and rightfully so. But, the Washington Post has Charles Krauthammer spewing hatred, falsehoods, and much more anti-Arab and anti-Islam rhetoric frequently. He demonizes Arabs and Muslims by his falsehoods. In fact, he was one of the most effective voices in calling for the invasion of Iraq causing hundreds of thousands of death and over a million wounded

...He claims the humanitarian aid is an invitation to national suicide! Could he be more absurd? Israel has over 200 nuclear bombs, the strongest regional military power, supported by the only superpower, and the strongest economy. But if they allow a humanitarian aid ship through it is suicide. He claims that all Israel wanted was to search the cargo for weapons. Well, why then has Israel had a total blockade in force on Gaza’s 1.6 million Palestinian Arabs for the past four years?

During that time, couldn't Israel have arranged for an international inspection of all humanitarian aid into Gaza? Or is it that Israel wants to prevent food and medicine from reaching the Palestinians as a collective punishment? Or is it that Israel, as one official said, wants to starve them but not kill them. The sewage system in Gaza was destroyed by Israel two years ago. The water purification system, too, was destroyed or rendered dysfunctional by the blockade. The children of Gaza are dying from diseases and malnutrition.

The Gazans live in the highest population density area in the world. They have been living under such conditions for the past sixty years since the creation of Israel, which now has one of the highest living standards in the world. So tell me: who is living in a Ghetto?

Mr. Krauthammer wants to demonize the Palestinians as an ungrateful people. But they only want freedom from mass starvation. How dare they want to attack Israel in order to attain the resemblance of livelihood? Moreover, how dare the world support a flotilla that seeks to prevent the starvation of 1.6 million people?

If the security of Israel is the issue, then why doesn't Mr. Krauthammer support the two-state solution called for by the UN, United States and the Quartet? I would support a fully secure and safe Israel within its 1967 borders with an unarmed state of Palestine. Israel and Mr. Krauthammer would not be satisfied until all of the Arabs and Muslims become subservient to the wishes of Israel and the United States.

and so it goes,

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