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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Crises, culprits deliberately made ─ Baghdad to BP BREAKDOWN USA

BP in Iraq

Manufactured of 
failure to uphold common good at home and abroad
By Carolyn Bennett

I was listening today to the February 25, 2013, Pacifica Evening News (I listen a day later because I’m on the east coast and this is more convenient for me) and in hearing the BP story and speculation of billions of dollars to be paid out or not for the human, economic and environmental devastation done by this company and its subsidiaries and contractors, I again reflected on my country's calculated undoing. My thoughts went to prior causes and underlying fissures: regulatory, sovereignty, constitutional concerns.
BP in North  America

Without regulation
 f the William Jefferson Clinton/Albert Gore government, taking up from the Reagan administration, had not accelerated the disestablishment of government and its responsibilities to the people, the public good of this country, the United States and its people would not constantly find themselves behind another rolling boulder of crisis. U.S. officials create crises by their failure to do their jobs, uphold the constitution, on behalf of the public good.
Air Pollutionwithout
The BP hype is like Drug-“Kingpin” arrests or hunting and capturing another twin towers’ culprit or “al-Qaeda” operative. It is cruel theater, political grandstanding, waste in government time, waste of money on appointees, contracting lawyers, nonprofits, NGOs.

Not Upholding U.S. Constitution
Paid to highest briber: Deregulation, BREAKDOWN
Burning waters

Mine blast
It seems to me that the compelling issue here is the matter of sovereignty ─ together with constitutional protections of the common defense and general welfare.
Victim of
landmine explosion
Breach of
International Convention
Protection of this nation’s sovereignty requires the continuous monitoring and regulation of all industries (foreign and domestic) operating within its borders

Government officials have no problem militarizing, committing continuous aggression, against people at home and abroad on behalf of weapons and war-making industries who regularly line officials and politicians’ pockets. They have no problem selectively monitoring and meddling in the affairs of other nations.

Upholding Moral principle, Constitutional guarantees
Providing for Common Defense, Promoting General Welfare ─
Not domestic, global warfare 

rotection through regulation and monitoring should be required of government service, without partisan or ideological conditions ─ whether business operations or individuals are or affect health and safety; oil and gas, mines and mining, aviation; food, water, air, wildlife, lands; housing, shelter, residential and commercial real estate; transportation, roads, highways, tolls, signals and signs, vehicle registration and operation; finance, investment, banking; airwaves and telecommunications; athletics and sport; sales and use of weaponry; labor and treatment of workers, common products, enterprise and services; all that critically affects and makes up the environment and habitation must be independently monitored and regulated for the public good.

People may or may not ultimately receive some “washing-hands” payment from BP and its subsidiaries and contractors.

But THINK about this: What is the $ worth of hundreds and thousands of wildlife and waters, lives and livelihoods? 

What is the $ worth of Pakistani, Afghan, Yemeni, Somali, Iraqi children and adults massacred by UAVs, U.S. missiles, ground personnel? 

No one can count that high!  These cannot be measured in any country’s monetary currency!

he pervasive problem facing the United States (and too its ethos in foreign relations) ─ the problem not addressed by government officials, mass media or people generally ─ is the moral issue and also the statutory issue: the breakdown of U.S. constitutional guarantees, the breakdown in government service to the United States of America and its people.

BP case in news reports

The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays, for February 25, 2013 - 6:00pm, http://www.kpfa.org/archive/id/89283

The Guardian UK
“Deepwater trial: U.S. lawyers say BP ignored warnings on ‘well from hell’ ─ As 11 teams of lawyers deliver opening statements in trial over 2010 disaster, judge sets out a three-month timetable (Dominic Rushe in New Orleans, The Guardian-UK), February 25, 2013 17.38 EST,

Global Post
“U.S. considering offering $16b plea deal to BP ─ The U.S. government is considering offering a deal to BP ahead of a scheduled civil trial placing blame for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill” (Kaitlin Funaro), February 24, 2013 13:02, http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130224/us-considering-16b-plea-deal-bp

New York Times
“Battle Lines Drawn for BP’s Day in Court ─ HOUSTON — Unless the Justice Department and BP reach a last-minute settlement, the British oil company will return to court on Monday to face tens of billions of dollars in civil claims from the 2010 explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico that could cripple the company for years to come” (Clifford Krauss), February 19, 2013, http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/20/business/battle-lines-drawn-for-bps-day-in-court.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

The Guardian Express U.S Las Vegas
COMMENT: “BP Predicted To Be Severely Punished in Civil Trials ─ ‘Make BP Pay, Make BP Pay’” Added by James Turnage on February 26, 2013, Guardian Express Las Vegas


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