Obama Administration Covering-up Extent of Oil Rig Disaster!!

The Cover-up: BP’s Crude Politics and the Looming Environmental Mega-Disaster

WMR has been informed by sources in the US Army Corps of Engineers, Federal Emergency

Management Agency (FEMA), and Florida Department of Environmental Protection that the

Obama White House and British Petroleum (BP), which pumped $71,000 into Barack Obama’s

2008 presidential campaign — more than John McCain or Hillary Clinton, 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.”

Obama and his senior White House staff, as well as Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, are working

with BP’s chief executive officer Tony Hayward on legislation that would raise the cap on liability

for damage claims from those affected by the oil disaster from $75 million to $10 billion.

However, WMR’s federal and Gulf state sources are reporting the disaster has the real potential

cost of at least $1 trillion. Critics of the deal being worked out between Obama and Hayward

point out that $10 billion is a mere drop in the bucket for a trillion dollar disaster but also note

that BP, if its assets were nationalized, could fetch almost a trillion dollars for compensation

purposes. There is talk in some government circles, including FEMA, of the need to nationalize

BP in order to compensate those who will ultimately be affected by the worst oil disaster in the

history of the world.

Plans by BP to sink a 4-story containment dome over the oil gushing from a gaping chasm one

kilometer below the surface of the Gulf, where the oil rig Deepwater Horizon exploded and killed

11 workers on April 20, and reports that one of the leaks has been contained is 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. Sources within these

agencies say the White House has been resisting releasing any “damaging information” about

the oil disaster. They add that if the ocean oil geyser is not stopped within 90 days, there will be

irreversible damage to the marine eco-systems of the Gulf of Mexico, north Atlantic Ocean, and

beyond. At best, some Corps of Engineers experts say it could take two years to cement the

chasm on the floor of the Gulf.

Only after the magnitude of the disaster became evident did Obama order Homeland Security

Secretary Janet Napolitano to declare the oil disaster a “national security issue.” Although the

Coast Guard and FEMA are part of her department, Napolitano’s actual reasoning for invoking

national security was to block media coverage of the immensity of the disaster that is unfolding

for the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean and their coastlines.

From the Corps of Engineers, FEMA, the Environmental Protection Agency, Coast Guard, and

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The Cover-up: BP’s Crude Politics and the Looming Environmental Mega-Disaster

Gulf state environmental protection agencies, the message is the same: “we’ve never dealt with

anything like this before.”

The Obama administration also conspired with BP to fudge the extent of the oil leak, according

to our federal and state sources. After the oil rig exploded and sank, the government stated

that 42,000 gallons per day was gushing from the seabed chasm. Five days later, the federal

government upped the leakage to 210,000 gallons a day.

However, WMR has been informed that submersibles that are monitoring the escaping oil from

the Gulf seabed are viewing television pictures of what is a “volcanic-like” eruption of oil.

Moreover, 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.

There is other satellite imagery being withheld by the Obama administration that shows what

lies 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, according to our sources.

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The Corps and Engineers and FEMA are quietly critical of the lack of support for quick action

after the oil disaster by the Obama White House and the US Coast Guard. Only recently, has

the Coast Guard understood the magnitude of the disaster, dispatching nearly 70 vessels to the

affected area. WMR has also learned that inspections of off-shore rigs’ shut-off valves by the

Minerals Management Service during the Bush administration were merely rubber-stamp

operations, resulting from criminal collusion between Halliburton and the Interior Department’s

service, and that the potential for similar disasters exists with the other 30,000 off-shore rigs that

use the same shut-off valves.

The impact of the disaster became known to the Corps of Engineers and FEMA even before the

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White House began to take the magnitude of the impending catastrophe seriously. The first

casualty of the disaster is the seafood industy, with not just fishermen, oystermen, crabbers,

and shrimpers losing their jobs, but all those involved in the restaurant industry, from truckers to

waitresses, facing lay-offs.

The invasion of crude oil into estuaries like the oyster-rich Apalachicola Bay in Florida spell

disaster for the seafood industry. However, the biggest threat is to Florida’s Everglades, which

federal and state experts fear will be turned into a “dead zone” if the oil continues to gush forth

from the Gulf chasm. There are also expectations that the oil slick will be caught up in the Gulf

stream off the eastern seaboard of the United States, fouling beaches and estuaries like the

Chesapeake Bay, and ultimately target the rich fishing grounds of the Grand Banks off


WMR has also learned that 36 urban areas on the Gulf of Mexico are expecting to be

confronted with a major disaster from the oil volcano in the next few days. Although protective

water surface boons are being laid to protect such sensitive areas as Alabama’s Dauphin

Island, the mouth of the Mississippi River, and Florida’s Apalachicola Bay, Florida, there is only

16 miles of boons available for the protection of 2,276 miles of tidal shoreline in the state of


Emergency preparations in dealing with the expanding oil menace are now 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.

Some 36 FEMA-funded contracts between cities, towns, and counties and emergency workers

are due to be invoked within days, if not hours, according to WMR’s FEMA sources.

There are plans to evacuate people with respiratory problems, especially those among the

retired senior population along the west coast of Florida, before officials begin burning surface

oil as it begins to near the coastline.

There is another major threat looming for inland towns and cities. With hurricane season in

effect, there is a potential for ocean oil to be picked up by hurricane-driven rains and dropped

into fresh water lakes and rivers, far from the ocean, thus adding to the pollution of water

supplies and eco-systems.

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This story contributed by the Wayne Madsen Report for Oilprice.com

This is not even the rest of the story.  According to another Engineer, the extent of how the accident occurred is being covered up and well.  This source states that the back pressure from hitting the oilfield was so great it far exceeded any back pressure ever imagined by man and science data.  Thus the fail safes in place where inadequate to provide the safety net necessary to avoid the disaster.  When the oil platform sank it rested upside down on the affected area making it impossible for BP to immediately begin emergency actions to stop the flow of oil.  What is still more problematic and most likely will procrastinate the capping of the whole is that it is so enormous and the pressure still so strong the concrete barrier now being lowered will have little if any affect.  The most probably safety net will come in the way of a nuclear explosion that would bring debris plugging up the whole. It was mentioned briefly on Fox News American Morning by Bill Hemmer this morning but was downplayed as simply a Plan B without any explanation of exactly how this debris would be gathered and placed into the whole.

What all this information exposes is that the Obama Administration was clearly asleep at the switch for several days.  Once they awoken from their sleep they realized the magnitude and immediately went into cove-up, their blame game, and withholding the truth from the American People.  Finally, they are once again paying off campaign debts by trying to stick the American people with the overwhelming cost of the bill which could be ongoing for decades.

Depending on when they actually get the spill under control and can totally concentrate on clean up only then can we expect a reasonable cost of this disaster.  As a former claims investigator, teacher of disaster claims even if BP and the government are generous in the settlement of these claims, which could take months perhaps years, to settle, it will never compensate those commercially affected by the accident.  What barrier lies ahead for claimants is who is responsible.  Clearly BP is solely responsible and clearly the federal government, other than their hesitation to get involved, has zero liability.  If the Obama administration is successful in limiting BPs liability, this means those commercially affected will be whipped out.  The federal law is very strict and specific when it comes to the government paying claims.

What happens when the government denies the claim?  The claimant can now sue in a federal court for damages.  However, this creates yet another burden on the claimant to find sufficient funds and attorneys willing to work on a contingency basis to represent their interests.  The process takes many more months and perhaps years to complete and no guarantee of success.  This disaster is going to get worse.  It is going to get a lot worse.  People are going to lose their livelihood and perhaps everything they own.  In the end they are going to look like the flood victim of Nashville, Tennessee with nowhere to go and no one to look to for answers.  Perhaps there is one silver lining.

It is possible for Congress to pass legislation to fund the costs of restitution and cleanup.  The questions remain do they have the statutory authority to do it and would they do it. We are talking over 1 trillion dollars as a minimum.  Where do they get another trillion after Obama has already spent several trillion already that we cannot pay.

Steve Neuenschwander

Steve Neuenschwander

Lacey, WA



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