Obamanation: BP Gets A Lecture, Americans Get The Shaft
Yesterday Barack Obama took to the air waves after almost six weeks in order to address the American people regarding the Deepwater Horizon explosion and incident which occurred off Louisiana's Gulf Coast, costing eleven American men their lives.
The "address" simply consisted of a verbal lecture and tongue lashing of British Petroleum, and announcement of an "escrow" account Mr. Obama has ordered be established in order to compensate any and all whose businesses were affected, of course rather than that global foreign based corporation having to face American jurors of this disaster and making the decision, since the ramifications of this disaster will eventually impact ALL Americans in one way or another.
Seems that little escrow account is nothing more a "get out of jail" free card for that British held corporation, and their executives.
No mention was made of criminal manslaughter or negligence charges being filed against those executives, or any of the half dozen at least agencies who were asleep at the drill bit it seems.
No mention was made of rescinding this foreign based corporation's offshore leases and drilling rights to America's oil reserves, even after this was the second explosion and loss of American lives that can be directed attributed to BP - this one, and one in Texas several years ago.
No mention was made of even requiring that three times (treble) the amount of oil barrels under that lease which British Petroleum had been so illegally and graciously granted by Congress and a former Administration should be redirected to U.S. distributors rather than their British petrol gluttons, since it is clear that the U.S. Coast Guard and other agencies already have expended U.S. taxpayer dollars in assisting this global corporation with containment efforts.
I mean, that is the law for tort actions and damages, which at least in this area Britain and the U.S. common law agree, punitive damages are set at treble (three times) the damages. And the Gulf coastline has been significantly damaged, at least for the next decade or two, even if that well was capped off tomorrow.
But just how do you compensate eleven American men's families who were the ultimate victims of this disaster, at the hands of foreigners once again?
It appeared also that Mr. Obama attempted to use this disaster for his own "special interest" and that of primarily his political party - the Tories, whose members cross both mainstream American political parties.
After all, Mr. Obama AND John McCain received campaign contributions from British Petroleum, a British domiciled corporation according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Along with Mary Landrieu in addition.
I mean, just where in the Constitution does it afford our Senators or Congressmen to be sponsored by foreigners and foreign interests? Are they not supposed to be representing Americans, and not those foreigners - especially the Brits.
Just what was that Revolutionary War, or War of Independence actually about?
It doesn't appear a single one of those that are currently serving time in Congress has an inkling.
Is our educational system really that bad, or that corrupted?
Mr. Obama recently announced that there would be a new nuclear generator and reactor built in the State of Georgia, as part of his energy reform measures.
Let's just hope that BP or one of its subsidiaries does get the lease rights to that reactor, or that as so many others have been throughout the country, then be privatized after its construction, and under foreign ownership through that global exchange that those in Washington seem so hell bent on pumping up at the cost of both the livelihoods, and in greater and greater number, lives of the American people.
Oh, and Mr. Obama is meeting today for the first time with British Petroleum executives for a personal lecture, rather than a televised one.
Or simply another strategy meeting to further the U.S. branch of the Tory Party and its global British government cause.
Did I mention that all the homes that are being lost by the citizens of New Orleans post-Katrina due to increases particularly in insurance, are being bought up by the British - many of whom BP executives from Britain - and some for a song during this U.S. recession?
Mineral rights to the American oil reserves and Gulf oil, and prime real estate in a major U.S. port.
I wonder when the new Louisiana flag will be revealed?
The one with the Union Jack, instead of the pelican.
Tags: British Petroleum , Gulf Oil , Disaster , Deepwater Horizon , Tory Party , Republicans , Democrats , Obama , McCain , Landrieu
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