by Liz Bentley
July 29, 2010
is a graduate in geology, professional photographer and
freelance journalist with an acute insight into fossil
records and climatology.
There seems to be a constructive effort underway to pollute our
waters worldwide with oil.
In addition to the BP disaster, five
other oil "notable spills" have been reported in the last four
months alone. Is this just coincidence or is there deliberate
sabotage taking place? If we accept the former, how many more oil
disasters will it take before we all realize that they're not
Why are oil spills suddenly occurring within a short time period all
over the world? Just this year, the environment has taken an
unprecedented beating from the oil industry.
The frequencies of oil spills, leaks and
disasters are pacing at an alarming rate.
Gulf of Mexico
On 20 April 2010, methane gas from the
Deep Horizon Drilling unit,
under high pressure, shot all the way up and out of the drill
column, expanded onto the platform, and then ignited and exploded.
The explosion killed 11 platform workers and injured 17 others.
Since then media censorship and evidence of
foul play by BP has become
increasingly evident. Now more than 30 facts explain what really
happened in the Gulf of Mexico and how the devastation serves
investment bankers to advance geopolitical and financial agendas.
The worst case scenario estimated by experts is a
depletion of half the world's oxygen
and tsunamis resulting from vast quantities of methane which could
result from the
explosive force should the gas be
One of the greatest threats involving the spill is the chemical
Corexit 9500 being sprayed on the
entire coastal region of the Gulf. The dispersant gases are destined
to travel across the Eastern U.S. and Canada destined to negatively
half the land mass between the two
countries (almost 1 million square kms) by resultant toxic rain.
On June 8, 2010, the Wall Street Journal reported that oil
has been leaking into the U.S. Gulf of Mexico from Taylor
Energy-owned oil wells.
Business insider reported just a
few days earlier that a satellite analysis by a
blog SkyTruth had identified what
looked like a smaller oil discharge coming from a rig located a few
mile from the Mississippi Delta.
On June 20, 2010 AFP reported on an
oil spill off the Egyptian Red Sea coast of
Hurghada threatening to damage marine life in the area.
Egyptian authorities appeared to try to cover up the spill which is
occurring off the Hurghada Red Sea coastal resort, and is already
fouling the pristine beaches there as well as posing a great threat
to some of the most beautiful coral reefs in the world, off the
coasts of Israel, Egypt, and Jordan. The government says the spill
is contained, but activists, the Associated Press reports are
saying something else.
According to AP, environmental activists said yesterday that an oil
spill off the coast of Egypt’s Red Sea is continuing even after the
government said it had been contained, leaving turtles and sea birds
covered in oil.
Accident? If so, why us there such a blatant effort to cover up the
Denmark's Environmental Protection Agency said on June 23,
2010 that an oil spill has been observed at the
Maersk Resolute drilling platform
in the Danish sector of the North Sea.
The spill was estimated to be 130 cubic meters of oil - equal to
roughly 820 barrels of oil - and covered an area of around 6
kilometers, the agency said in a statement.
China's largest reported oil spill emptied 1,500 tons (roughly
400,000 gallons or 1,500,000 liters) of crude oil into the Yellow
Sea when two pipelines exploded at the port on July 16, 2010.
An official warned the spill posed a "severe threat" to sea life and
water quality as China's latest environmental crisis spread off the
shores of Dalian, once named China's most livable city.
The oil had spread over 165 square miles (430 square kilometers) of
water in five days.
The accident has halted work at the depot run by the China National
Petroleum Corporation, China's largest oil company.
Coincidence? This is the same Chinese government that kills
political dissidents, censors the internet, and initially lied about
culpability in scandals over poisonous pet food, poisonous milk,
contaminated pharmaceuticals, and toxic drywall.
Indiana to Ontario Pipeline
On July 26, 2010, mainstream reports began to surface about a spill
from a pipeline carrying oil from the US state of Indiana to
Ontario, Canada. The spill emptied more than 800,000 gallons (3m
liters) of oil into a creek which flows into the Kalamazoo River in
U.S. Rep. Mark Schauer, D-Mich., said Enbridge was slow in
alerting federal authorities of the spill. But the company said in
response that the perceived delay was due to a misunderstanding of
the timing of when the leak was discovered and regulations about
reporting such spills.
It is now consider largest oil leak ever in the state of Michigan -
and possibly in the entire Midwest.
As in the early days of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico,
estimates of the amount of oil released vary, with the company
claiming a lower number than the government.
A spokesman for the firm running the pipeline, Enbridge Energy
Partners, said a malfunction had caused the leak. The oil originally
spilled into the Talmadge Creek in Calhoun County, Michigan,
north-west of the Kalamazoo River. The 30-inch (76cm) pipeline
carries 8m gallons of oil per day between the towns of Griffith, in
Indiana, and Sarnia, in Ontario.
A pungent odor now hangs over the Kalamazoo River valley, local
media report. Officials say the oil slick has reached 16 miles down
the river and has killed fish and endangered wildlife in the region.
Still think they're all a coincidence?
Consider the following quote:
In the magical universe there are no
coincidences and there are no accidents. Nothing happens unless
someone wills it to happen.
-William S. Burroughs