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While I assuredly share everyone's outrage at this predictable disaster, and I certainly want a moratorium or end on new offshore oil drilling - I want to point out that, largely, all of the concern about the oil slick entering the loop current and going on to menace the Atlantic is coming from the office of a single Florida academician. The prevailing winds and currents to date where the Horizon oil well leaks are occurring have, miraculously, kept the oil from moving far eastward.

I don't like monger fear, but unfortunately this is far from being a theoretical concern from the office of one academician.

I spoke to Prof. Robert Weisberg of the University of Southern Florida for this article, but have read several other researchers saying much the same. For instance:

Hans Graber of the University of Miami told the Associated Press, "It will be on the East Coast of Florida in almost no time [...] I don't think we can prevent that. It's more of a question of when rather than if."

Eric Chassignet, director of the Center for Ocean Atmospheric Prediction Studies at Florida State University, has told Discovery News that if the spill meets the Loop Current, "It could make it from Louisiana all the way to Miami in a week, maybe less."

Now that the full dimensions of this disaster are beginning to come home, I ask yet again: What is going to happen to the criminal bureaucrats at Minerals Management Service, who have been exposed as nothing but lackeys for the oil-ocrats. Why are the bosses at MMS who overruled their own scientists, not being immediately fired? Why is the Department of Justice not bringing criminal charges against people who lied and cheated, leading to the death of eleven oil platform workers? The answers to these and other questions surrounding the Gulf Coast disaster will tell us whether the Obama administration has any cojones!

To answer Hypatia's questions: Because they ALL work for the Luciferian House of Rothschilds, including Hussein Obama (aka Barry Soetoro from Kenya(, Mineral Managment, the Environmental Destruction Agency and BP Oil. Is not rather obvious at this point?

Does anyone have any idea what will happen to the oceans once this oil spill hits the current and is carried around the earth? This will happen and no one is talking about the magnitude of this disaster and how it will effect everything, especially, considering that this could potentially spew for months if not years. What kind of world is this going to create? I have more questions than answers and that scares me.

[[In reporting this story and others related to the spill, I have been told that Around Cape Hataras, North Carolina, the current moves eastward, and further offshore. Oil caught up in the current could begin to disperse to the wider Atlantic at that point, and become quite diluted. But no one knows for sure. - EG]]

The oil rigs should be left in the middle of the oil spill and turned in to prisons for the executives responsible for this disaster.

BP is such a joke… they should all be arrested along with the US govt. How long ago did they cap the leak? And how many legitimate claims are still “pending” from damages they suffered back in the beginning of the summer? I happen to know three people that were affected directly by BP’s shady PR tactics and manipulation of our laws, one of whom was a journalist who was almost arrested and charged with felonies for taking pictures of oil covered animals near the coast. Not only is it bad enough that thousands of fishers’ lively hoods are ruined for god knows how many years to come, they were paid a pathetic amount of money to clean up BP’s own mess. To add even more insult to injury, BP used Corexit 9527, which contains mainly 2-butoxyethanol, which is very toxic. You wouldn’t have to be a scientist to know that, since in the first week of using it over 70 fisherman ended up at the hospital. Of course if you even inquired about this, I’m sure the govt (which is pretty much owned by oil companies) would deal with you quite quickly, let alone taking pictures of it in an attempt to run a story on it. If you didn’t know already, the govt is doing what they do best… crapping on the 1st amendment: My friend who almost got arrested on felony charges simply went out on a boat into about 30 feet of water and used a water proof cam to photograph one of the many oil plumes forming at the bottom of the surface (which BP vehemently denies). Now here comes the hilarious part. He switched the film in his camera with a blank one in the event they were stopped by police, which they were as soon as they got back to shore. They let him go but still took his name down, and what do you know... later that night, 2 guys wearing black hoodies attempted to break into his house. He caught pics of them on his home security system (he saved the pics… wireless home security camera break in photos). Hmm, I wonder who paid these guys to break in and what they were after? Definitely not BP or our govt, that’s for sure!