BP, Peter Sutherland, Media Censorship, Stock Sales, Halliburton, and the Gulf Oil Well


by Brian Romanoff    Nor Cal Truth   June 13, 2010

Why has a massive boycott of BP not been announced here in America? Are you buying gas at a BP gas station?

BP, or British Petroleum, is just one more shining example of corruption and lack of accountability – as well as apathy by most of the American populace.  The foreign multinational Corporation has been pretty much useless in the last 2 months for anything other than letting oil spew in American and International waters and land. There is no price tag that makes this right. Just as there is no price tag for the taken lives of war, and the ways in which these events change our path, shaping the society and culture that we are surrounded by as we “advance” into the future. There is no price tag for such mistakes that harm irreparably ourselves and our environment. We must have accountability.

That said, there is a lot of interesting side notes to this event that I want to compile from a few different sources, just so YOU know the big picture.

Weeks ago it was reported that a CBS crew was blocked from a beach by the Coast Guard on orders of BP.

New videos from CNN and a local news outlet have come into the public domain showing more censorship:

From Raw Story:

This obstruction of the media is occurring even though BP Chief Operating Officer Doug Suttles sent out a message to BP employees and contractors on Wednesday, stating, “Recent media reports have suggested that individuals involved in the cleanup operation have been prohibited from speaking to the media, and this is simply untrue. BP fully supports and defends all individuals rights to share their personal thoughts and experiences with journalists if they so choose.”

It has been reported that BP has bought “key words” from Yahoo! and Google in a possible attempt to filter the news people ARE receiving.

On top of that, the FAA has found it reasonable to restrict airspace over the spill:

Now lets follow some money. This is from Alex and Paul at Info Wars:

Goldman Sachs dumped 44% of its shares in BP Oil during the first quarter – shares that subsequently lost 36 percent of their value, equating to $96 million.

Other asset management firms also sold huge blocks of BP stock in the first quarter. Though the amounts pale in comparison to Goldman’s holdings, Wachovia, owned by Wells Fargo, sold 98% of its shares in BP and Swiss bank UBS sold 97% of its BP shares.

Furthermore, as reported by the London Telegraph on June 5th, Tony Hayward, the chief executive of BP, sold £1.4 million of his shares in the fuel giant weeks before the spill.

And this from the Tri-Lateral Commission webpage for Peter Sutherland:

Peter Sutherland is chairman of BP plc (1997 – present*). He is also chairman of Goldman Sachs International (1995 – current).

*Peter Sutherlands position for BP  ended in June of 2009. His successors name is  Carl-Henric Svanberg. -ed

 He was appointed chairman of the London School of Economics in 2008…. Before these appointments, he was the founding director-general of the World Trade Organisation. He had previously served as director general of GATT since July 1993 [and was] chairman of the Board of Governors of the European Institute of Public Administration (Maastricht) 1991-1996.

 

On another note, Peter Sutherland is a the financial advisor for the Vatican and he has been to Bilderberg in the past.

Halliburton is  involved in this fiasco as well. Infact, most of the lawsuits brought forth already accuse Halliburton along with BP.  

Virtually all of more than 150 lawsuits over the spill are proposed class actions representing potentially thousands of claims against BP, owner of the offshore lease where the damaged well is located, and Transocean, which owned the Deepwater Horizon rig that exploded and sank in April.

Also named in the majority of the cases are Halliburton Energy Services, the Halliburton Co. unit that which provided cementing services, and Cameron International Corp., which supplied blowout-prevention equipment.

More interestingly this was reported, again by Info Wars:

On April 12th, just over one week before the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded, Halliburton, the world’s second largest oilfield services corporation, surprised some by acquiring Boots & Coots, a relatively small but vastly experienced oil well control companies.

The company deals with fires and blowouts on oil rigs and oil wells. It was responsible for putting out roughly one-third of the more than 700 oil well fires set in Kuwait by retreating Iraqi soldiers during the Gulf War.

The deal itself is still under scrutiny with Boots and Coots facing an ongoing investigation into “possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of state law”

Where this information gets really interesting is with the fact that Halliburton is named in the majority of some two dozen lawsuits filed since the explosion by Gulf Coast people and businesses who claim that the company is to blame for the disaster.

Halliburton was forced to admit in testimony at a congressional hearing last month that it carried out a cementing operation 20 hours before the Gulf of Mexico rig went up in flames. The lawsuits claim that four Halliburton workers stationed on the rig improperly capped the well.

As the New York Times noted on May 26th, “BP officials chose, partly for financial reasons, to use a type of casing for the well that the company knew was the riskier of two options,”

Workers from the rig and company officials have said that hours before the explosion, gases were leaking through the cement, which had been set in place by the oil services contractor, Halliburton. Investigators have said these leaks were the likely cause of the explosion.”

Many at BP might be at a loss for what is happening, especially if this was a covert operation, which is safe to talk about at this point.

BP’s prepared testimony briefing, which has since leaked online, also intriguingly notes that the Hydraulic Control System on equipment designed to automatically seal the well in an emergency was modified without their knowledge sometime before the explosion.

ROV identified undocumented modifications to the hydraulic control system; the extent of these modifications is unknown at this time” states the report on page 37.

Okay, so do you get the picture?

I am sure you are wondering by now, “why would someone do something like this” on purpose?

Well, allow me to speculate for you.

It serves as a distraction from the economy, the occupations, the restricting of freedoms, social justice and corrupt Government in general.

The Gulf spill serves as a possible spark to the cap-and-trade carbon tax talks in which large corporations like BP would stand to make billions more dollars. The long run of still using oil as a main resource solely, without any local oil fields only prolongs resource conflicts in the middle east.

This also has taken energy from the focus on Israel and Palestine, in which American and International activists were killed on a  flotilla bringing supplies to Palestine.

More than all of this, if you are still with me, is the actual problem, however it got there, may be far worse than we have been led to believe by the media and other official statements.

There is ample reason to believe that the damage to the well is far below the seabed, making a repair that much longer and difficult to accomplish. Read this blip from Washington’s  Blog to learn more about that possibility. If this is the case, it might explain the rumors of more spills, as the oil is just seeping up from the seafloor, far below the surface (of the seafloor).

I really hope you read that. Because if this is still leaking in 6 months, you might have the edge on why, if it is not revealed by then.

I also hope your memory is keeping in mind that Obama, representative of Big Business, was handed large amounts of cash from BP and Goldman Sachs before and during his Presidential campaign.

This is taken from a politico article:

During his time in the Senate and while running for president, Obama received a total of $77,051 from the oil giant and is the top recipient of BP PAC and individual money over the past 20 years, according to financial disclosure records.

This is from CNN about Goldman Sachs donations:

According to Federal Election Commission figures compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics, Goldman Sachs‘ political action committee and individual contributors who listed the company as their employer donated $994,795 during 2007 and 2008 to Obama’s presidential campaign, the second-highest contribution from a company PAC and company employees.

Are you still buying gas from BP?

(Or banking with Goldman Sachs)

I hope not.

 

4 Responses to BP, Peter Sutherland, Media Censorship, Stock Sales, Halliburton, and the Gulf Oil Well

  1. john says:

    Hello All,

    Just a slight correction:

    You reported:
    ” Peter Sutherland is chairman of BP plc (1997 – current). He is also chairman of Goldman Sachs International (1995 – current).

    He was appointed chairman of the London School of Economics in 2008…. Before these appointments, he was the founding director-general of the World Trade Organisation. He had previously served as director general of GATT since July 1993 [and was] chairman of the Board of Governors of the European Institute of Public Administration (Maastricht) 1991-1996.

    On another note, Peter Sutherland is a the financial advisor for the Vatican and he has been to Bilderberg in the past.”

    Peter Sutherland is no longer Chairman of BP, replaced by Carl-Henric Svanberg, and BP is furiously campaigning for a new Chairman. It is notable to point out that Mr. Svanberg is on the advisory Board of the Earth Institute at Columbia University.

    Take care…..

    • norcaltruth says:

      Thanks John,

      You’re right. It looks like that happened in 2009, about a year before now in late June.

      This is duly noted now and the correction is being made to the article.

      Thanks!

      Brian

  2. Most important Mr. Sutherland is the European Chairman of the Trilateral Commission

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