Srila Prabhupada: The demoniac are engaged in activities that will lead the world to destruction. The Lord states here that they are less intelligent. The materialists, who have no concept of God, think that they are advancing. Bhagavad Gita 6.15 states: “Following such conclusions, the demoniac, who are lost to themselves and who have no intelligence, engage in unbeneficial, horrible works meant to destroy the world.” Full Chapter
On April 20,2010, the oil rig “Deepwater Horizon”
exploded, triggering an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Deepwater Horizon platform, operated by BP (British Petroleum), sank into the sea two days later after exploding, killing 11 workers. The cause of the explosion has not been determined. A riser pipe connecting the rig with an oil well it was drilling bent, broke and fell to the sea floor some 5,000 feet. Oil is now escaping from that pipe at the open end and at two other places, according to BP (British Petroleum).
A massive oil leak now threatens Marine and Coastal Wildlife, creating an economic catastrophe, as well as an environmental catastrophe. As the oil slick continues to spread, it will increase environmental damage to a large number of land and marine species.
The BP oil spill threatens some of the most productive — and fragile — marine ecosystems in the United States. About 25 percent of the nation’s wetlands lie in the Mississippi River Delta, providing habitat for nesting seabirds and resting migratory birds. The Gulf itself is home to dozens of threatened and endangered marine species, as well as commercially important fish, crab, and shrimp that provide much of the basis of the Gulf Coast economy.
If this leakage continues for several months gushing over the Gulf Coast and join the ocean Loop Current, the oil slick will reach the Florida Keys and Florida’s east coast, threatening the Louisiana enirvonment.
Because the oil slick has already reached several islands off the coast of Louisiana, local authorities requested more floating barriers to protect low-lying areas and coastal areas, in addition to being reserves of fauna and flora are tourist destinations and fishing report billions of dollars.
After 45 days, despite a variety of preventing measures and repeated improvised attempts by BP to contain the Gulf oil spill, oil continues to flow into the Gulf of Mexico as fast as ever.
Oil continues to gush from a well underneath the Gulf of Mexico at a rate of more than 200,000 gallons per day. Some newspapers have noted that the spill is now visible from space, after NASA released satellite images of the oil slick, which reached 40 miles in width over the weekend. (It is now 130 miles across.).
HOW BIG IS THE SPILL?
BP initially asserted that 1,000 barrels of oil per day (42,000 gallons) were gushing forth from the broken pipeline. A May 27 estimate from federal government scientists placed the leak rate at between 12,000 and 19,000 barrels per day. On June 10, a government panel doubled its estimate of oil spewing from the BP well: 25,000 to 30,000 barrels (1.26 million gallons per day), but perhaps up to 40,000 barrels per day. The new estimate is for the period before BP cut a pipe on the ocean floor last week to install a new capture device, an operation that may have increased the flow by four to five percent. A scientist on the government’s Flow Rate Technical Group stated that BP’s runaway Deepwater Horizon well may be spewing what the company once-called its worst case scenario — 100,000 barrels a day.
HOW FAST IS IT SPREADING?
Various surface oil slicks and sheens believed to be associated with the BP spill may cover as much as 28,950 square miles (about the size of South Carolina). The surface sheen has stretched towards north toward the Mississippi Delta, west toward Port Fourchon, and southeast toward the Loop Current and western Florida. On June 1, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported that southerly and southwesterly winds could push oil onto the shores of Mississippi and Alabama within days.
WHO IS RESPONSIBLE?
1. The Bush administration. The oil-drilling lease was sold to BP by the George W. Bush administration in 2007 under its 2007-2012 Five-Year Offshore Oil Drilling Plan.
2. The Obama administration. The actual exploratory drilling was approved by the Obama administration on April 6, 2009.
Within days of the 2009 approval, the Center for Biological Diversity and its allies won a court order vacating the Bush Five-Year Offshore Drilling Plan. Rather than use the court order as a timeout on new offshore oil drilling to develop a new plan, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar filed a special motion with the court to exempt approved oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. He specifically identified BP’s operation as one that should be released from the vacature.
In July 2009, the court agreed to Salazar’s request, releasing all approved offshore oil drilling — including the BP operation — from the vacature.
3. BP. BP has the worst environmental and safety record of any oil company operating in America. Even after the 2005 Texas City Refinery blast that killed 15 people, BP has continued to rack up safety violations. Despite the dangerous nature of all offshore oil drilling and BP’s own egregious safety record, BP’s exploration plan downplayed possibility of a spill, repeatedly asserting that it was unlikely or virtually impossible. Amazingly, Secretary Salazar’s Minerals and Management Service approved BP’s exploration plan without any consideration of the environmental consequences of an oil spill.
4. The oil industry and its political backers. The Gulf crisis shows that the glib safety claims of the oil industry cannot be trusted.
There’s no way guarantee that a massive oil rupture will not occur. And if one does occur, there’s no way to contain it quickly and fully enough to avert unacceptable environmental damage. Ultimately, it’s the inherently dangerous nature of offshore oil drilling that led to this disaster. That’s why the Center is calling on the Obama administration to 1) revoke its 2010 decision to open up Alaska, the eastern Gulf of Mexico, and the Atlantic Coast to offshore oil drilling, 2) revoke all leases to drill off Alaska, including those held by Shell Oil, 3) not permit any new offshore drilling anywhere, and 3) transition the nation away from fossil fuel so the pressure to continue offshore oil drilling dissipates. More here.
COULD IT HAVE BEEN PREVENTED?
The entire reason that we have the gulf spill at all is because BP cut corners and was too cheap to install a $500,000 valve, used in many other countries, that would have allowed the well to be shut off immediately. So for being so cheap they will ultimately end up spending north of $10 Billion besides destroying the coastal ecology in the gulf states. They also were totally unprepared for a disaster and the bad PR has been devastating on BP. Again for lack of planning. They never thought it would happen and this is a company with profits of over $13 Billion in the first quarter alone. More here.
Evidence: BP oil spill is disaster capitalism by criminal elite to depopulate and stop ET disclosure
A pattern of evidence from independent investigative reporters is emerging to suggest that the BP oil “spill” in the Gulf of Mexico may be an intentional “false flag” event in the genre of disaster capitalism, with the “environmental war” purpose of wrecking the environment of the Gulf of Mexico and the eastern United States and causing economic and social hardship to the population, and possible physical evacuation into FEMA camps operated by Halliburton on behalf of an international war crimes network. Halliburton is, by the emerging evidence, itself a prime suspect in the false flag operation. More here.
TOTAL MEDIA BLACKOUT ON GULF OIL SPILL
Bhagavad Gita 16. 9
etam drstim avastabhya
ksayaya jagato ’hitah
Following such conclusions, the demoniac, who are lost to themselves and who have no intelligence, engage in unbeneficial, horrible works meant to destroy the world.
Commentary by Srila Prabhupada:
The demoniac are engaged in activities that will lead the world to destruction. The Lord states here that they are less intelligent. The materialists, who have no concept of God, think that they are advancing. But according to Bhagavad-gita, they are unintelligent and devoid of all sense. They try to enjoy this material world to the utmost limit and therefore always engage in inventing something for sense gratification. Such materialistic inventions are considered to be advancement of human civilization, but the result is that people grow more and more violent and more and more cruel, cruel to animals and cruel to other human beings. They have no idea how to behave toward one another. Animal killing is very prominent amongst demoniac people. Such people are considered the enemies of the world because ultimately they will invent or create something which will bring destruction to all.
Indirectly, this verse anticipates the invention of nuclear weapons, of which the whole world is today very proud. At any moment war may take place, and these atomic weapons may create havoc. Such things are created solely for the destruction of the world, and this is indicated here. Due to godlessness, such weapons are invented in human society; they are not meant for the peace and prosperity of the world.
Commentary by Sri Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakur
Some of these asuras who speak in this way are lost souls, some have little intelligence, some are violent, doing whatever they want, living hellish existence. This is described in eleven verses. Avastabhya means taking shelter of this conception.