Oil Spill ~ Inside Halliburton Job

This rig sits on the largest oil vein known in the world. Dutch Royal Shell was about to claim control of it all and snatch it away from under ol' Dick's nose - He could not have that. Blackwater & Halliburton intentionally demolitioned the platform???????

Halliburton, the firm associated with Dick Cheney, is perched to make a profit in the Gulf.
Halliburton, the firm associated with Dick Cheney,
is perched to make a profit in the Gulf

LINK ~ Halliburton bought Boots and Coots, oil spill clean up company 8 days before the explosion!

Gulf oil well disaster could mean

explosive profits for Halliburton

The oil well explosion in the Gulf of Mexico could be a well-timed and profitable accident for Halliburton, the global oil company with the famous connection to former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney. Just eight days before the uber-Valdez accident, Houston-based Halliburton acquired Boots & Coots Services, also based in Houston, in a $240 million cash and stock deal.

Boots & Coots, which uses the graphic of a burning oil well to represent the ampersand in its name, specializes in "pressure control and well intervention services." In other words, when an oil well explodes, Boots & Coots can step in and help remedy the problem. In a release, Jerry Winchester, Boots & Coots president and CEO, says "Combining the resources of both companies creates the premier intervention company across the globe.”

While Halliburton's timing of the acquisition could be chalked up to luck, some members of Congress are asking questions. Reps. Henry A. Waxman (D-Beverly Hills) and Bart Stupak (D-Mich.), have asked Halliburton provide all documents relating to "the possibility or risk of an explosion or blowout" at the rig in the Gulf, according to a report in the LA Times.

In her recent speech delivered in Independence, Mo., Sarah Palin, mother of the "Drill Baby Drill" mantra heard at the last Republican National Convention, called the British Petroleum disaster "very tragic." She went on to say she hopes the country will be able to "trust the oil companies," according to a Politico story.

As reported by Kansas City Political Buzz Examiner Jason Adkins, BP is engaging in textbook damage control by taking responsibility for the accident and promising to make amends. Depending on how Congressional investigations proceed, however, it's possible elected officials will gauge the viability of their corporate alliances based on public outcry. If constituents aren't vocal enough, lawmakers might read a public willingness to at least pretend the iron fist still wears a velvet glove.

Live video link from the ROV monitoring the damaged riser

Live video link from the ROV monitoring the damaged riser

Please be aware, this is a live stream and may freeze or be unavailable from time to time.

Throughout the extended top kill procedure – which may take up to two days to complete - very significant changes in the appearance of the flows at the seabed may be expected. These will not provide a reliable indicator of the overall progress, or success or failure, of the top kill operation as a whole. BP will report on the progress of the operation as appropriate and on its outcome when complete.

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