(9 am. – promoted by ek hornbeck)
The Real News Network’s Jesse Freeston interviews journalists at McClatchy’s DC bureau to for their latest on the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Journalists believe that BP and the Government may be hiding information on the severity of the leak. Those who fish for a living in the Gulf of Mexico are after BP for compensation. The central question yet to be answered to help resolve the question of how the explosion happened. And, the Cuban government is concerned but not vocal, given it’s own aspirations for deep sea drilling.
Real News Network – May 20, 2010
is not only controlled but has become dependent on the major corporations. BP executives and everyone involved in the negligence bringing about this disaster, ought to be in prison, but as with the CBS News incident we see furtive evidence of BP personnel acting as if they were some kind of pseudo police. This same general phenomenon happened in Katrina as well and it makes me wonder about the degree to which our government has not only surrendered all notion of accountability but literally enables corporate rule.
It’s opposite world all the time when it comes to Washington. These same people who created the disaster are given utterly unfathomable power when they create them. Where then is the incentive not to literally create more disasters? And people accuse liberals and environmentalists of sabotage? Why on earth would liberals and environmentalists do this, when they know what the government does, which is limply hand over power to the responsible corporations during a disaster?
I don’t think BP merely negligent. Nor Halliburton or any of these other companies. I believe them actually complicit with countenancing occasional megadisasters and then using these megadisasters to tighten their grip.
i’ve passed this around…
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The main portion of the slick has shifted Eastward.