"We have economic problems, it's been caused by
disruptions in our oil supply .
With a force in Iraq, there will
be no disruption in oil supplies ."
- Robert Kagan*
"Our main reason for invading Iraq was to assure
control of its oil reserves. When our
initial excuse of weapons of mass
destruction was proved false, we fell back on the rationale of promoting
democracy in the Middle East." - Maneck Bhujwala1861 First oil
wells were drilled in
Oil City becomes central to the petroleum industry
while hosting headquarters for the Pennzoil, Quaker State, and Wolf's Head
motor oil companies.
Every severe global recession of after World War II
has been preceded by a jump in the price of oil.
Transnational elite sees control of Iraq as
the key to lowering American oil prices, bolstering the American economy and
ending the 30-year stranglehold on the global oil market by
In the 1970s and
the 1980s, the transnational elite
secured it's interest in oil without stationing
a single combat soldier on the
Arabian Peninsula but peace
is just not as profitable as war!
In the 1970s and the 1980s America
relied on numerous aircraft carriers off the coast of the Arabian Peninsula.
elite also built numerous military
bases near but not on the Arabian Peninsula so that large numbers of
military ground forces
could be moved to the region quickly if
a crisis emerged.
When American military bases were built in
Saudi Arabia and not removed
after the first Gulf War it
gave Usamah bin Mohammad bin Laden
something to bitch about.
"One of the realities global inhabitants face but
don't seem to realize is oil depletion." - Dwayne
NATO invaded Iraq all Baath party members
Baath party members
held every operational and executive position as that was required by the
regime of Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti.
Each and every
individual that knew how to operate industrial concerns.
was never about 'helping' the Iraqi people.
"Controlling Iraq is about oil as power, rather
than oil as fuel. Control over the Persian Gulf translates into control over
Europe, Japan, and China. It's having our hand on the spigot." - Michael
"A marine friend told me we lost the hearts and
minds of the Iraqis when we secured the oil fields but left their national
artwork open to plunder." - Jonathan Talberg
Valdez runs aground in Prince William Sound, Alaska.
spills 11 million of 53 million US gallons of petroleum.
originally extracted at the Prudhoe Bay field, covered 1,300 miles (2,100 km)
of coastline, and 11,000 square miles (28,000 km2) of ocean.
default swap was invented for
ExxonMobil for the
Valdez oil spill.
In the case of Baker v. Exxon, an Anchorage
jury awarded $287 million for actual damages and $5 billion for punitive
To protect itself in case the judgment was affirmed, Exxon
obtained a $4.8 billion credit line from JP Morgan.
This in turn gave
JP Morgan the opportunity to create the first modern credit default swap in
1994, so that JP Morgan would not have to hold so much money in reserve (8% of
the loan under Basel I) against the risk of default.
Exxon appealed the
ruling, and the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the original judge,
Russel Holland, to reduce the punitive damages.
On December 6, 2002,
the judge announced that he had reduced the damages to $4 billion, which he
concluded was justified by the facts of the case and was not grossly excessive.
Exxon appealed again and the case returned to court to be considered in
light of a recent Supreme Court ruling in a similar case, which caused Judge
Holland to increase the punitive damages to $4.5 billion, plus interest.
After more appeals, and oral arguments heard by the 9th Circuit Court
of Appeals on January 27, 2006, the damages award was cut to $2.5 billion on
December 22, 2006.
The court cited recent Supreme Court rulings
relative to limits on punitive damages.
In a decision issued June 25,
2008, Justice David Souter issued the judgment of the court, vacating the $2.5
billion award and remanding the case back to a lower court, finding that the
damages were excessive with respect to maritime common law.
actions were deemed "worse than negligent but less than malicious."
judgment limits punitive damages to the compensatory damages, which for this
case were calculated as $507.5 million.
JP Morgan invented credit default swaps: Exxon Valdez liability
Outsmarted: High Finance vs. Human Nature
Destroyed The Economy 20 Years Later
Exxon Valdez Environmental Damages remain
June 1992 Assets and operations of
Texaco in Ecuador turned over
to Petroecuador after lease expires.
Hundreds of toxic waste pits,
scattered near local communities, rivers, and streams, are
billions of gallons of
toxic wastewater into the rainforest from 1964 to 1992 while operating
hundreds of oil wells.
Instead of designing the drilling and pumping
operations to re-inject toxic wastewater back into deep subsoil formations,
standard industry practice at the time, Texaco chose to dump the dangerous brew
cadmium - directly into
local streams and tributaries.
"This was not an accident; it was a crime
against nature and the indigenous population." - Maria Garces, Union of
People Affected by Texaco
1997 BP Amoco
purchases a 10% stake in the Russian oil amalgamation Sidanko.
Halliburton Energy Services contracts with Moscow based
Tyumen Oil to deveolp four western
Siberia fields, the first being
Tyumen had proven oil reserves
of 4.3 billion barrels, possibly as many as 6.1 billion barrels, with crude oil
production and refining capabilities of 420,000 barrels/day and 230,000
2001 Richard Bruce Cheney puts together a Energy Task Force
that develops a map of
Iraq's oil fields, with the southwest divided into nine "Exploration
2002 "The State Department' Oil and
Energy Working Group, meeting between December 2002 and April 2003, said
that Iraq "should be opened to international oil corporations as quickly as
possible after the war."
method of privatization
was a form of oil contract called a production-sharing agreement. Page 1,
Chapter 1 of the Iraq Study Group report lays out Iraq's importance to
its region, America and the world with this reminder: "Iraq has the world's
second-largest known oil
The group then proceeds to give very specific and
radical recommendations as to what the US should do to secure those reserves.
If the proposals are followed, Iraq's national oil industry will be
commercialized and opened to foreign firms." - Antonia Juhasz,
Halliburton and Sibneft, Russia's fifth largest crude oil
producer, sign an agreement.
Sibneft will use Halliburton's new
technologies to improve well construction and processing while
directs all project management.
2003 Invasion of
Iraq begins on March 20, 2003.
"Leaks from the
State Department "future of
Iraq" office show Washington plans to privatize the Iraqi
economy and particularly the state-owned national oil incorporation." -
Jonathan Steele 03/31/03
Between 2003 and 2004, American oil imports
from Iraq increased by more than 86%.
American appointed interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi submitted guidelines to
Iraq's Supreme Council for Oil Policy suggesting that the "Iraqi
government disengage from running the oil sector" and that it be opened to
international foreign investment, according to International Oil
2007 Iraq's new oil law allows
provinces freedom from the central
government control in executing exploration and production contracts called
"production share agreements".
Americans burn 20.7 million barrels of
oil per day, the equivalent of the oil consumption of China, Japan, Germany,
Russia, and India combined.
Lee Hunt, CEO of Hunt Oil, signs an oil deal with the Kurdistan Regional
Government of Iraq with the approval of the State Department according to
documents obtained by Congressional Commitee on Oversight and Government
Ray Lee Hunt spent most of the Bush administration serving on
the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board (renamed the President's
Intelligence Advisory Board in early 2008).
A meeting shrouded in secrecy between 34 international oil companies and Iraqi
oil ministry representatives occurred at the Park Lane Sheraton in London to
divvy up the following oil fields:
Kirkuk and Bai Hassan in the north,
and Rumaila North and South, Zubair, West Qurna Stage 1 and the three Missan
oil fields in the south.
Also on the table are the Akkas gas field in
western Iraq and the Mansouria gas field to the country's east where. With a
combined total of 40 billion barrels, at no point in history has so great a
quantity of known oil been offered in a single bid round to international oil
companies, in any country.
refinery on fire
!The accuracy of government safety
statistics is undermined by the fact that many workers are now hired by or
Long considered one of the nation's most dangerous
industries, oil refining suddenly became one of the safest when the US Bureau
of Labor Statistics reported no refinery deaths in 2002 or 2003.
least nine people were asphyxiated,
burned or fell to their deaths at refineries during those years, according
to media accounts, industry statistics and
fatal accident reports
to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
"They'll show up
in the statistics but not as refinery workers. The more dangerous an
occupation, the less likely a corporation will hire those people directly -
they want to boost safety rates and decrease liability." - Guy Toscano, retired
economist Bureau of Labor Statistics
The way safety statistics
are now kept, a work site will not generally get a black mark if contractors
from other companies are killed or injured there - only if a permanent employee
dies or gets hurt.
"If the site gets picked up, it's going to be almost
a fluke." - former OSHA Administrator Patrick Tyson
industries such as steel, are increasingly contracting out their more dangerous
jobs to make the primary corporation look safer.
Terry Brimer fell when
a corroded railing gave way at the Indiana refinery in 2004.
British Petroleum $1,625.
"I have a British Petroleum
paper that says we will provide our employees with a safe work environment, but
there wasn't one for my husband. I don't feel like a $1,625 fine is enough of a
motivator for them." - Naomi Brimer
British Petroleum West Coast
Products agreed to fines, health programs and improvements totaling a record
$81 million for thousands of pollution violations over the past decade at its
Carson, California oil refinery.
"Since British Petroleum failed to
identify and inspect as many as half the components in its facility during the
last decade, emissions might be as much as double previous totals." - AQMD
chief counsel Peter Mieras
2005 15 workers die in British Petroleum refinery fire in Texas City,
The worker deaths at the British Petroleum refinery could have
been prevented according to a report by the United Steelworkers.
had taken the union's advice to pipe the atmospheric vent - where the
hydrocarbons were released - to the flare system there would have been no fire
and if BP had not violated its own policy and issued themselves a variance in
order to place the trailer in a dangerous unit there would have been no
deaths." - United SteelWorkers Region 6 Director Gary Beevers
Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, one of several agencies looking
into the blast, stated internal British Petroleum documents show that budget
cuts of 25% from 1998 through 2000 caused a progressive deterioration of safety
at the refinery.
"British Petroleum has admitted they were responsible.
The issue is what level of knowledge did they have in advance. Those issues are
still out there." - Brent Coon, Eva Rowe's attorney
Eva Rowe's parents,
48-year-old James Rowe and his wife, Linda Rowe, 47, of Hornbeck, La., were two
of the 15 killed.
British Petroleum agrees to pay $50 million in fines
and plead guilty to a felony for it's role in the refinery fire.
October 2009 OSHA fines British Petroleum $87 million for
failing to correct deficiencies that lead to the 2005 explosion and fire that
killed 15 workers.
OSHA issued 271 notifications to BP for failing to
correct hazards at the Texas City refinery over the four-year period since the
explosion and fire.
OSHA is issuing fines of $56.7 million for "failure
In addition, OSHA also identified 439 "willful and
egregious" violations of industry-accepted safety controls at the refinery.
Those violations will lead to $30.7 million in additional
Dead-Missing-Jailed BP Whistleblowers
1) Stock for BP reached a 52 week high on April
2) Stock for Halliburton reached a 52 week high on April 23,
3) Goldman Sachs was "short selling" oil rigs the week
before the accident.
February 17, 2011 - LSU scientist unknown illness
Tremonte: January 26, 2011 - Mississippi Department of Marine Resources
officer, from Ocean Springs arrested on child porn charge
Dr. Thomas B.
Manton: January 19, 2011 - former President and CEO of the International Oil
Spill Control Corporation - imprisonment and subsequent murder while
John P. Wheeler II: December 31, 2010 - a former Pentagon
official and presidential aide and a defense consultant and expert on chemical
and biological weapons - was beaten to death in an assault, body was discovered
in a Wilmington landfill
James Patrick Black: November 23, 2010 - an
incident commander for BP's Gulf of Mexico
oil spill response team, died
near Destin, Florida in a small plane crash'
Chitra Chaunhan: November 15, 2010 - worked in the USF
Center for Biological Defense and Global Health Infectious Disease Research.
Found dead in an apparent
suicide by cyanide at a Temple Terrace hotel. She leaves behind a husband
and a young child.
Dr. Jeffrey Gardner: November, 2010 - MIA Status, of
Lakeland, FL - investigating unexplained bird deaths near Sarasota abruptly and
immediately closed his practice, and apparently his investigation into the
deaths of swans in Sarasota, suspected to have been impacted by the BP Oil
Disaster. No one has heard or spoken with him since.
Roger Grooters: October 6, 2010 - hit by a truck as he passed
through Panama City, Florida. Mr. Grooters had been knocked down and killed
close to the end of a 3,200-mile trans-America
charity ride to raise
awareness about the Gulf Coast oil disaster. He began his cross-country bike
ride in Oceanside, California, on September 10th.
Senator Ted Stevens:
August 9, 2010 - longest-serving Republican senator in history was among nine
people on board when the 1957 DeHavilland DHC-3 Otter, crashed into a brush-
and rock-covered mountainside about 17 miles north of the southwest Alaska
fishing village of Dillingham. Stevens was the recipient of a
communication relative to the BP Oil Disaster blow-out preventer, and a
conspiracy of secrecy to hide the
facts from the public.
Matthew Simmons: August 13, 2010 - Simmons' body
was found in his hot tub, investigators said. An autopsy by the state medical
examiner's office concluded Monday that he died from accidental drowning with
heart disease as a contributing factor. Simmons was the only industry insider
willing to speak out against the "officials" during the BP Oil Disaster in the
Gulf of Mexico
Joseph Morrissey: April 6, 2010 - cell biologist and
college professor, a near-native Floridian who chose to return to South Florida
after studying at elite universities - was fatally shot during what police say
was a home invasion
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