- The Government is not letting you know everything about
the Gulf Oil Spill. Benzene in incredible amounts is being released into
the air. People are getting sick. UN Vans by the thousands are parked in
secluded areas out of site from the public on AF Base in Florida just below
Jacksonville. They are also in many other areas. Enter this grid into Google
maps and you can see for yourself. 29.97213,-81.660047 (you will have to
enter the coordinates)
- The petro-chemical-military-industrial complex is gassing
Gulf Coast residents with poisonous Benzene and Corexit dispersant at dangerously
high levels in the largest U.S. domestic military operation to date. The
military and FEMA are engaged in Emergency Plans for 36 urban areas from
Texas to Florida due to the unstoppable Gulf oil volcano the size of Mt.
Everest, as WMR reports, indicating evacuations. Some people are advised
to relocate now. (See Parts III and IV)
- Satellite imagery that Obama's administration withheld
shows "under the gaping chasm spewing oil at an ever-alarming rate
is a cavern estimated to be around the size of Mount Everest. This information
has been given an almost national security-level classification to keep
it from the public," writes Wayne Madsen.
- Human suffering in the Gulf is increasing from the world's
latest and largest toxic oil kill as BP lies and government remains silent
about human health risks and associated military interventions. Most immediately
damaging of the operation's withheld information pertains to toxins breathed
since the explosion.
- Southerners reporting illnesses with symptoms reflecting
Benzene and Corexit poisoning have had to face some leaders suggesting
the cause to be mental illness, "stress", while others, such
as BP chief Tony Hayward, blamed the illness on rotten food.
- Hayward is the guy who sold his £1.4 million shares
in BP one month before the Gulf "spill." This in turn caused
a collapse of value and a saving to him of over £423,000 when BP's
share price plunged after its predicted destruction in the gulf according
to the Telegraph. (Since Hayward's pay package of £4 million a year
had been insufficient, cashing out enabled him to pay off the mortgage
on his family's mansion in Kent.)
- No monitors, no dispersant toxicity studies
- Other life-risking withheld information is that chemicals
released have not been monitored. WMR colleague John Caylor, a Gulf Coast
resident, reported, "BP and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA), which have stated that several hundred air quality monitors have
been deployed around the Florida and Alabama coasts and have not detected
any benzene levels that would be harmful to human health, are lying."
(WMR, EPA and media lying about air monitors on Gulf coast, June 7-8, 2010)
- A senior news source at WEAR-TV, ABC's affiliate in Pensacola
told Caylor that "there are no air quality monitors that have been
deployed along the coastal bays and inlets by either BP or the EPA. The
station sent reporters out to check on the monitors and discovered they
were non-existent." (Emphasis added)
- "ABC News network out of New York and CNN are echoing
the BP and Obama administration's lines that the air quality is being monitored
and is perfectly safe," wrote Caylor. WWL TV reports monitors are
being now used in south Louisiana. (See video #2 below)
- The spewing oil and dispersant chemicals are toxic enough
for so many people to become ill, evacuation would be required, especially
before a hurricane blows the lethal cocktail over more Southerners. Hurricane
season 2010, anticipated to be highly active and strong, will bring the
oil and ipersant chemicals further inland, impacting health of too many
people to be ignored. Already, even mainstream news reports 70 people in
Louisiana have been admitted to hospital with symptoms of toxic poisoning.
New Orleans area officials have urged people without means to evacuate
before a hurricane to register now.
- "Get a game plan now," WWL reported.
- Corexit and Benzene Gulf gas combo effects
- On May 1, two U.S. Department of Defense C-130 Hercules
aircraft were employed to spray oil dispersant, Corexit EC9500A and Corexit
EC9527A. Dispersant information, however, was "kept secret under competitive
- The stated purpose of using more chemicals on the chemical
spill was "to break up the oil into tiny droplets that sink and can
be more readily dispersed by ocean currents, to diminish the oil's effect
on sea life and shore habitats." (New York Times, BP and EPA Skirmish
Over Oil Dispersant, May 24, 2010) Mother Nature's non-chemical, safe,
effective bio-remediation method (see Youtube below) of disposing of the
oil was dismissed. Safe and effective solutions for human and environmental
survival are not part of the agenda.
- Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) "Fact sheets"
page for Nalco's Corexit has pdfs available for "Dispersant Type 1,"
Corexit 9500 (PDF); and "Dispersant Type 2," Corexit 9527A (PDF).
Tom Philpott of Grist, who found that these product numbers matched those
identified unofficially by his sources, writes,
- "The data sheets for both products contain this
shocker: 'No toxicity studies have been conducted on this product"
-- meaning testing their safety for humans and both data sheets include
the warning 'human health hazards: acute.'" (Emphasis added)
- As Philpott reported, the MSDS for Corexit 9527A states
- 'excessive exposure may cause central nervous system
effects, nausea, vomiting, anesthetic or narcotic effects,' and 'repeated
or excessive exposure to butoxyethanol [an active ingredient] may cause
injury to red blood cells (hemolysis), kidney or the liver.'
- '"Prolonged and/or repeated exposure through inhalation
or extensive skin contact with EGBE [butoxyethanol] may result in damage
to the blood and kidneys.'"
- The solvents 2-Butoxyethanol and petroleum distillate
appear "most dangerous," writes Philpott, but these chemicals
continue to be saturating water and air.
- Out of work shrimper, oil clean-up work Clint Guidry
reported, "The closest I got [to the Gulf water] was Venice, Louisiana,
and you could smell it from Venice... they were actually spraying Corexit
9527A on the oil spill on top of the water and spraying all around - Venice
sits on a peninsula, the Mississippi River, right at the - right above
the Head of the Passes.
- "And they were actually spraying this Corexit in
the air all around where people were living, with kids and children, and
continuously saying how safe it was."
- By May 24, New York Times reported that 700,000 US gallons
(2,600,000 l) of Corexit dispersants had gassed the area, "approaching
a world record." BP was ordered to take "immediate steps to scale
back the use of dispersants" that the military was reportedly spraying.
Both entities seemingly follow orders from a higher command. Chemical gassing
of Gulf life continued.
- Benzene, or "swamp gas," the toxin released
by fossil fuel oil, is lethal enough for public health concern and action
without Corexit. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
has determined that benzene causes severe human injury such as chromosomal,
and is a human carcinogen. Exposure to high levels of benzene is associated
with leukemia cancer: acute myelogenous leukemia, acute lymphocytic leukemia,
and chronic myelogenous leukemia. (See: 0.9977 Benzene (IARC Summary &
Evaluation, Supplement7, 1987)
- Benzene-related leukemias have been reported to develop
in as short as nine months according to IARC.
- The satiation of toxic air, water and food has posed
serious health risks to all people of the Gulf, but especially to pregnant
women, the elderly and people with health vulnerabilities such as asthma
and emphysema. Gina Solomon, NRDC Senior Scientist outlined health risks
Louisianians and other Gulf Coast residents face.
- Only days after BPs greatest oil assault began, Solomon
recommended that pregnant women leave the oil spill area since fossil fuel
oil toxins cause miscarriages.
- Oil spill VOC (volatile chemicals) acute health effects
include "headaches, dizziness and nausea," and "[o]ver the
long term, many of these chemicals have been linked to cancer, so there
are lots of reasons to worry about inhaling them," advised Solomon.
(Dupre, Hitting rock bottom calls for intervention, Examiner, May 9, 2010)
The first nine Gulf spill workers were hospitalized for "dizziness,
headaches and nausea" as Solomon predicted weeks before according
to VOC effects, plus shortness of breath and nosebleeds, likely symptomatic
- Adding fire to the fuel, burning the slick as the petrochemical-military-industrial
complex are also doing, has compounded the public health risk. Dr. Marcel
Casavant, chief of Pharmacology and Toxicology at Nationwide Children's
Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, has stated, "Smoke from burning oil contains
many chemicals; some are potentially lethal poisons..." (ABC News,
BP Gulf Oil Spill: Human Health Risks Small But Fears May Linger) Casavant
indicates those at greatest risk are children.
- Oil toxic poisoning does not always have immediate impact.
One study showed that the effect is generational: women exposed to oil
toxins have daughters with reproductive health problems, such as miscarriages.
(See: Dupre, FUEL DVD countdown to end old, dirty, dangerous, corrupt business,
Examiner, May 11. 2010; and Josh Tickell, FUEL, 2009)
- Within days of the Gulf incident, the smell of oil was
so strong in coastal deep south, it was reported that one lady had to shut
all her windows, turn on her AC and "if her asthma keeps up like this,
she'll need to go on her breathing machine tonight." Meanwhile, police
were driving up and down the beach "explicitly telling tourists to
'just stay out of the water.'" (It's BP's Oil, Mother Jones, May 24,
2010) That was almost a month ago. How is she now?
- Harassed for attempted survival
- CNN reported that commercial shrimper working on the
"clean-up," John Wunstell Jr. filed a temporary restraining order
in federal court against BP to stop its harassment of workers that voice
health concerns. He "wants the oil giant to give the workers masks."
Among first reported workers hospitalized for oil/gas injury, Wuntsell
alleges that BP confiscated his clothing stripped from him in the hospital,
and told him that they would not be returned. This story is eerily similar
to those of Nazi gas chambers.
- Louisiana Shrimpers Association also accused BP of threatening
to fire fisherman from cleanup jobs if they complain about health problems
or wear masks. (See Gulf Spill Workers Hopsitalized, Restraining Orders
sought, News Inferno) Clean-up worker fishermen were not given respirators,
"not even those working in the most dangerous area, closest to the
well still spewing oil into the Gulf of Mexico," reported Guidry.
- Such negative public relations for corporatism has almost
been blacked-out. Gulf Coast residents lack information about serious risks
BP's poisons are inflicting on them. Solomon's words of warning were a
silenced clarion call to Gulf residents.
- Another mild warning for Louisinans was finally offered
today. A New Iberia, Louisiana chemist, Wilma Subra advised in a WWL TV
new report (Youtube video below) that people experiencing ill health effects
from the gassing should relocate, "move out of the area."
- Regardless of presidential or other statements about
holding accountable those responsible for the latest oil assault on humanity,
the U.S. military objective in the Gulf for its ultimate goal of Full Spectrum
Dominance has been achieved.
- Gulf Coast residents and The World Can't Wait calling
a Gulf Emergency Summit for citizens to take charge of the Gulf crisis
face U.S. military and BP's hired private army mercenaries, similar to
during Katrina's aftermath.
- The military now controls one of the nation's most important
ports, its most inland port, Baton Rouge, and the nation's largest river,
the Mighty Mississippi. These are primary resources required in the Pentagon's
quest for total control of "land sea, and air superiority." (See
USSPACECOM's Vision for 2020, and <http://www.spacecom.af.mil/usspace)>www.spacecom.af.mil/usspace)
- On June 2, 2000, Defense News reported that "Full-spectrum
dominance" is the key term in "Joint Vision 2020," the blueprint
DoD will follow in the future" and that "Innovation has always
been a hallmark of the American military. In 2020, this native American
talent will be even more important." For those who dare look, the
Gulf operation has been a demonstration of such innovation.
- Deepwater Unified Command Gulf Operation
- In its quesst for the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. military
innovation enabled it to seize control of Haiti within hours of its earthquake,
then the entire Gulf after the "spill," and now, in secret maneuvers
will soon include more U.S. coastal land and inhabitants according to WMR.
(See Gassed in the Gulf Part I) The petro-chemical-military industrial
complex includes BP's "security firm" Wackenhut, hired as a private
army to help control the people of the Gulf region, hide Gulf atrocities
and control the region through the 'Deepwater Horizon Unified Command military
- Jeremy Scahill reports that Naomi Klein, author of The
Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, and her husband, Avi Lewis,
host of al Jazeera English's popular program Fault Lines, described a "run
in" with Wackenhut, hired for "perimeter security" for the
Deepwater Horizon Command. (Jeremy Scahill, BP and US Government 'Command
Center' Guarded by Company from Afghan Embassy Hazing Scandal, May 28,
- A foreign company, British Petroleum and U.S. government
agencies, including the US Coast Guard, Department of Defense, Department
of State, and Department of Homeland Security are running Deepwater Unified
Command according to Scahill.
- Wayne Madsen reports that "36 urban areas on the
Gulf of Mexico are expecting to be confronted with a major disaster from
the oil volcano" and "emergency plans are being made for cities
and towns from Corpus Christi, Texas, to Houston, New Orleans, Gulfport,
Mobile, Pensacola, Tampa-St.Petersburg-Clearwater, Sarasota-Bradenton,
Naples, and Key West."
- Citing sources within the US Army Corps of Engineers,
FEMA, and Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Madsen asserts
that "the Obama White House and British Petroleum are covering up
the magnitude of the volcanic-level oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico
and working together to limit BP's liability for damage caused by what
can be called a 'mega-disaster." Florida is preparing to evacuate,
with FEMA taking the lead.
- For this operation to succeed, mainstream media must
participate in the PR campaign, (propaganda) since most Americans still
believe and even center their lives around their TVs. An example of mainstream
"news" propaganda presented was the reporting of BP containing
one of the leaks. Madsen stated it was "pure public relations disinformation
designed to avoid panic and demands for greater action by the Obama administration,
according to FEMA and Corps of Engineers sources."
- Gulf military operation LYHOP or MYHOP
- A "spill" reflects an accident. BP's reported
"spill," actually an underwater oil volcano, was either a LYHOP,
a Let It Happen On Purpose, or a MYHOP, a Make It Happen On Purpose. Both
are false flag operations to further justify military control on U.S. soil
in the already existing coup that began during the Bush administration
in October 2008 when US troops were deployed for duty on U.S. soil.
- "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.
And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things you think you could
not do before," said Rahm Emanual and David Rockefeller has said,
"All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept
the New World Order."
- It has also been said that fascism will come when the
people ask for it. Now that BP admits it cannot control the Gulf crisis,
will the American people ask for military control, be grateful for it,
or at least simply continue allowing its latest major step in "full
spectrum" control, same as Americans allowed passage of the USA PATRIOT
ACT after 911?
- The gulf crisis was predicted if not planned by more
than one person knowing human and other life would be injured or killed.
Exxon Mobil Chairman Rex Tillerson told a House of Representatives subcommittee
that BP's operation was "a dramatic departure from the industry norm
in deepwater drilling."
- The explosion's cause is attributed to a $500,000. missing
piece of equipment, an acoustic switch, required in other countries. With
G.W. Bush's deregulations, the Gulf operation could proceed without the
safety equipment, leading to military intervention. New York Times reports
that during a Congressional hearing, members learned that BP also decided
not to conduct a "cement bond log" test that would have measured
the cement's strength. Halliburton Energy Services was producer of the
casing being run and cemented. This company knows how to make a profit.
It is the same company profiting most from U.S. illegal Middle East invasions,
Hurricane Katrina and Haiti's earthquake.
- Soon after the Gulf explosion, oil workers requesting
anonymity report that they heard a telephone conversation in which the
head of the rig was crying while telling the other party on the phone,
"We knew this was going happen. Are you satisfied now?"
- Since the explosion, "Louisiana and Florida have
essentially begged for help, to no avail. Governor Jindal said with emotion,
'We need more boom, more skimmers, more jack-up barges,' reports Houston
Homeland Security Examiner, Lou Gallio, adding, "Louisiana, however,
has received only a fraction of the supplies it requested to protect itself."
- Add the BP chief Tony Hayward selling his shares one
week before the explosion. (See Gassed in the Gulf, Part I) What has become
a U.S. military operation increasingly appears to have been a LYHOP, if
not a MYHOP false flag black operation.
- "To the rescue" military innovation
- During the fake but profitable H1N1 swine flu pandemic,
troops were moved into five regional areas, ready for action. At that time,
Ron Paul stated, "The stage is set for our country to be in remnant
status... to evolve into a military dictatorship" in which few are
aware of seriousness of this and "few seem to care." (Video)
Now, six thousand troops have moved into the southern area for a long-term
Gulf operation with more on standby according to Defense News.
- Defense News reports that Army Col. Patrick R. Bossetta,
commander of State Aviation Command in Hammond, La. stated that the operation
tempo is almost as high as Louisiana aviation units deployed to Iraq and
Afghanistan experienced. (Department of Defense News, Louisiana Aviators
Battle Oil Spill, Army Sgt. 1st Class Paul C. Meeker 241st Mobile Public
- The Deepwater Horizon drill rig exploded, killed 11 platform
workers and injured 17 others on April 20, 2010. By May 16, USNORTHCOM
was preparing military operations within the U.S., working with DHS, state
and local law enforcement on U.S. soil. (See: Maj. Dale Greer: 123rd Airlift
Wing Public Affairs, Units make history with Air Force's first homeland
defense ORI, June 3, 2010, located on Intelhub.com)
- "We're thinking ahead over the long term" said
Army Maj. Gen. Abner C. Blalock, Alabama's adjutant general during a DoD
roundtable. "[A]ssets from Missouri and Illinois have been tapped
to support operations in Louisiana through the Emergency Management Assistance
Compact." (Department of Defense News, States Prepare to Help Louisiana,
Army Sgt. 1st Class Jon Soucy, National Guard Bureau) "Six months"
in Afghanistan occupation time means years.
- Regrettably for some 911 survivors offended by the comparison,
as during the 911 false flag black operation, hiding evidence is paramount
to mission success. A prime example of this during the 911 black operation
was Bush's demand for a fake investigation. The Gulf operation evidence
is being hidden. As noted in Part I of this series, military personnel
and mercenaries have blocked journalists from the Gulf area and BP has
coerced oil spill responders to sign contracts preventing them from talking
to the press about their observations in the region.
- In the 911 black operation designed to further fascism
by catapulting the war on terror, early stage response workers were not
provided preventive gear and therefore breathed toxic dust. Today, oil
assault response workers are breathing toxins and not provided preventive
gear. BP spokesman Darren Beaudo claims constant air quality monitoring,
by boats and wearable "badges" worn by supervisors on boats in
areas judged the most dangerous, show no air quality problem and no need
for workers to wear masks, all untrue according to reports highlighted
in Part I of this series.
- Years of military intervention are now needed in the
U.S. because the Gulf emergency is greater than the public has been informed
and the military needs control of the Gulf. Wayne Madsen reports that "when
the Army Corps of Engineers first attempted to obtain NASA imagery of the
Gulf oil slick -- which is larger than that being reported by the media
-- it was turned down. However, National Geographic managed to obtain the
satellite imagery shots of the extent of the disaster and posted them on
their web site."
- "BP is the operator and principal developer of the
Macondo Prospect with 65% of interest, while 25% is owned by Anadarko Petroleum
Corporation, and 10% by MOEX Offshore 2007, a unit of Mitsui. (Wikipedia)
- Deepwater Horizon was a 9-year-old, massive, floating
semi-submersible Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU), built by Hyundai
Heavy Industries with supposed capacity to operate in waters up to 8,000
feet (2,400 m) deep and drill down to 30,000 feet (9,100 m) drilling an
exploratory well at approximately 1,500 meters in the Macondo Prospect
located in the Mississippi Canyon Block 252. This prospect is in the United
States "exclusive economic zone," about 41 miles (66 km) off
the Louisiana coast in the Gulf of Mexico. "It was owned by Transocean
under the Marshalese flag of convenience, under lease to BP until September
- BP's Gulf exploration dangers were known for years. Explaining
technological requirements for oil companies to drill as deeply as intended
for fossil fuels in the Gulf, in the movie, FUEL, Ken Hern, now chairman
of the board of Homeland Renewable Energy, emphatically alerts, "It
would be easier to send a man to the moon than to drill as deep as they
- People of integrity, from Van Jones and oil rig supervisors
to the UN Renewable Energy Ambassador of Goodwill Josh Tickell and a host
of other environmentalist leaders, tried to prevent the Gulf disaster.
They could have succeeded in saving lives and the planet if powers that
be want that.
- Instead, in disregard of the weary, the poor, the downtrodden,
mainly people of color in the South, the power elite have been quietly
moving towards full and total control. They and the military who serve
them are like the Mississippi River itself, Paul Robeson's Ol' Man River,
looking the other way, knowing but acting as if unaware of human suffering.
- "He don't say nothin'. He just keeps rollin' along."
- Deborah Dupré, with post-graduate science and
education degrees from U.S. and Australian universities, has been a human
rights advocate and environmentalist for over 25 years in the U.S., Vanuatu
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For a more just and peaceful world, see Dupré's Vaccine Liberty
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