The administration was a tad late, but WAY early to blame BP.
BP is probably the culprit here, but it's far to early to assign blame. For
all we know, a Taliban militant could have set the rig on fire.
I look hard at the first crewman in a life boat.
Pretty hard to drop anything "down the pipe" with all that oil coming
up under considerable pressure.
And planting explosives at 5000 foot depth? Without a support ship on
the surface for the robotic sub? Yeah, that's likely, too!
A hack-saw could have easily cut the communication wires to the BOP. I don't
think BOPs are autonomous devices (like a sprinkler system). How could a BOP
know the rig above it has caught fire or been blown away?
On Mon, 03 May 2010 15:39:43 -0400, email@example.com wrote the
Possible scenario: Perp "parks" his boat a mile off, scubas to the
downpipe. He runs a cable around the pipe with the explosive pack on
it, sets it, and lets it go. He uses his electric torpedo to get back
to the boat and takes off. Meanwhile, the explosive pack is weighted
so it follows the pipe to the ocean floor where it explodes.
Probable scenario 1: GS bets big, hires oil driller to sabotage the
unit for a percentage.
Probable scenario 2: Oil companies decide this is the best way today
to increase their profits. Money filters down and it's done.
Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.
-- Raymond Lindquist
Probable scenario 3: Obama and his socialists buddies (AlGore comes to
mind) sabotage in effort to get gas prices high enough that his hair
brained plans to run the world on hot air will make him rich[er].
Probable scenario 4: Bush did it, well, because he's just a big prick.
Please don't tell Obama what comes after a Trillion!
Scenario 3: Driller takes shortcuts to save money. Doesn't install excess
flow valve. Uses a faulty safety shut-off. Uses crewmen who speak several
different languages confounding instructions..............and safety
The amount of money spent by "drillers" to minimize risk would boggle
Yeah, I can see them using a faulty shut off valve to save some money on
a multi-BILLION $ oil platform. We are talking private business, not
government. Only government would knowingly do something so stupid.
Got Change: More Unemployment! More Debt! More Fraud! Less Freedom!
Ford Pinto, Lockheed Electra, exploding laptop batteries, Chinese
...and just for giggles, I did searches on 'design defects' and got
3,480,000 web hits and 2,110,000 image hits.
Stupidity appears to be evenly distributed.
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