Far from the media spotlight, pulled from the “X-Files” of the Internet, are some of the more interesting and conspiratorial narratives on what — or who — triggered BP’s oil-spill disaster, now unfolding more than 18,000 feet below sea level in the Gulf of Mexico.
What did he know, and when did he know it? Representing the reactionary right, blogger Jerseynut alleges a conspiracy and subsequent coverup direct from the White House: chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, likely acting on orders from President Obama, had operatives blow up the Transocean (RIG) — leased rig and attached wellbore. Implausible?
You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before, Emanuel infamously said in November 2008.With a runaway spill in the Gulf waters, the Obama administration can now direct effort to the wish list of its partisan base:
With respect toward “fair balance” in the media, those on the opposite end of the political spectrum — the liberal left — see former Vice President Dick Cheney’s fingerprints all over this environmental catastrophe. Alex Pareene blames the former vice-president in an insipid Salon.com post alleging industry pandering during the reign of George Bush II. In particular, the blogger points out that lax oversight permitted BP to avoid the $500,000 cost of installing a “dead-man switch” on the blow-out preventer, called an acoustic shut-off switch, that could’ve been triggered from the surface (onboard the Deepwater rig) to plug the leak.
- A moratorium on deepwater drilling in U.S. waters — right wing radio host Rush Limbaugh opined on the airwaves last month that “environmental whackos” blew up the rig to “head off more drilling”
- A renewed legislative push for the previously moribund Kerry-Lieberman cap-and-trade bill, which seeks to address climate warming in the U.S. by regulating industrial carbon dioxide emissions.
In a related story, investigators are examining the role of Cheney’s former employer Halliburton (HAL) in the undersea spill, as the oil-service company was responsible for cementing the drill hole, as reported by the LA Times on May 1. The Internet’s suspicious minds believe Halliburton intentionally triggered the catastrophic blowout (using substandard concrete slurry when cementing the spaces around the piping in the wellbore casing) to adversely affect U.S. oil production — looking to boost oil prices (and profits). The inquisitors reference the current investigation underway by Australian officials on Halliburton’s role in a Timor Sea well blowout in 2005 as proof positive.And what about the Hopi's, huh? Doesn't Hopi prophecy say:
Filed away in the “International Intrigue” folder is the report a North Korean submarine fired two torpedoes against the rig, as reported by WRAL.com:
On the night of April 20th the North Korean Mini Submarine manned by these “suicidal” 17th Sniper Corps soldiers attacked the Deepwater Horizon with what are believed to be 2 incendiary torpedoes causing a massive explosion and resulting in 11 workers on this giant oil rig being killed outright. Barely 48 hours later, on April 22nd , this North Korean Mini Submarine committed its final atrocity by exploding itself directly beneath the Deepwater Horizon causing this $1 Billion oil rig to sink beneath the seas and marking 2010’s celebration of Earth Day with one of the largest environmental catastrophes our World has ever seen.As if President Obama didn’t already have enough on his plate to worry about, now comes word from the socially conservative WorldNetDaily promulgating a spiritual connection....MORE
"The Fourth World shall end soon, and the Fifth World will begin. This the elders everywhere know. The Signs over many years have been fulfilled, and so few are left. ...
[Sir, step away from the keyboard. Sir, I won't say this again, step...away...from...the...keyboard. -ed]
..."This is the Seventh Sign:You will hear of the sea turning black, and many living things dying because of it."...