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A Must See Video To Understand The Gulf Oil Geological Situation

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June 19, 2010: 1236bigcat / YouTube – June 02, 2010

Preface: The Mississippi River runs along a major geological faultline.

The Macondo well was the result of the Deepwater Horizon drilling along the Mississippi Canyon – as I understand it, the extension of that same faultline under the sea.

The best video I have seen so far on the subject. Highly recommended, even if you have to pause it a few times… – By: jo-ann F.

Because drilling can bring warm fluids up from depth, potentially melting the shallower gas hydrate, many researchers and engineers anticipate that drilling through gas hydrate may pose a hazard to the stability of the well, the platform anchors, the tethers, or even entire platforms.…
Hydrate is less dense than the surrounding seawater and will float toward the surface until it decomposes.…

Drilling and operating such wells is at the cutting edge of knowledge and technology. In effect, every well is a prototype.….

Air tests from the Louisiana coast reveal human health threats from the oil disaster. The concentration threshold for hydrogen sulfide is about 5 to 10 parts per billion. Last Thursday, the EPA measured levels at 1,000 ppb. Ambient air standard for the VOC benzene for example, is 3.76 ppb, while its standard for methylene chloride is 61.25 ppb. Air testing results show VOC concentrations far above these state standards. On May 6 for example, the EPA measured VOCs at levels of 483 ppb.…

I’ve been watching the live Spillcam. About 5pm last night, we all started taking note of gas bubbling out of the seabed floor. About 1am this morning, the eruptions began to increase in spew volume.…

Global estimate of 5,000 to 20,000 gigatons (billions of metric tons, abbreviated as Gt) of carbon in oceanic hydrate methane.…

In 1987, MMS estimated that there were 9 billion barrels of oil in the Gulf of Mexico. By 2007, once drilling had begun in deeper waters, MMS had revised its estimate upward to 45 billion. The government must publicly release details of the geology under the spill site. The American people – and people in Mexico, Cuba and other countries which might be affected by the spill – have a right to know what we’re dealing with. We can’t understand the big picture behind the Gulf oil spill unless we know the underwater geology of the seabed and the underlying rocks. The “Macondo” Prospect is very typical of the Gulf oil region. Sands at almost 20,000 feet in the auger field (Garden Banks 426) still retain a porosity of 26%. Pliocene and Pleistocene turbidite sands have reported porosities ranging from 28% to 32%. Connectivity in sheet sands and amalgamated sheet and channel sands is high for deepwater turbidite reservoirs.…

Robert Wine, a spokesman for BP, declined to detail the company’s own worst-case scenario. Plumes of oil spinning off of the spill have been detected in two directions, and researchers suspect there are more.…

Unsaturated hydrocarbons which have one or more planar six-carbon rings called benzene rings formula CnHn. They tend to burn with a sooty flame, and many have a sweet aroma. Some are carcinogenic.…

Typically temperature increases with sediment depth by about 40°C to 50°C per kilometer (about 115°F to 145°F per mile). This increase is considerably higher than that in the crust of continents, which is about 25°C per kilometer, or 72°F per mile.…

USCG said oil was flowing into the device at 8,000 to 9,000 pounds per square inch.…

“Large skepticism leads to large understanding. Small skepticism leads to small understanding. No skepticism leads to no understanding.” – Xi Zhi (1130 – 1200)

“Ignorance is preferable to error, and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing than he who believes what is wrong.” – Thomas Jefferson

“Not every item of news should be published. Rather most those who control news policies endeavor to make every item of news serve a certain purpose. It is the absolute right of the state to supervise the formation of public opinion.” – Hermann Goering, WWII

BP Oil Spill Methane Hydrate Sea Floor – Godzilla – Highway 61 – All Along the Watchtower

The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: A must see video even if you must pause to read the text– SJH

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Written by Steven John Hibbs

June 19, 2010 at 2:57 pm

Armada Of US & Israeli Warships Pass Through Suez Canal To Iran

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June 19, 2010: Kurt Nimmo / – June 19, 2010

More than twelve U.S. and Israeli warships, including an aircraft carrier, passed through the Suez Canal on Friday and are headed for the Red Sea. “According to eyewitnesses, the U.S. battleships were the largest to have crossed the Canal in many years,” reported the London-based newspaper al-Quds al-Arabi on Saturday.

The Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported Egyptian opposition members criticized the government for cooperating with the U.S. and Israeli forces and allowing the passage of the ships through Egyptian territorial waters. The Red Sea is the most direct route to the Persian Gulf from the Mediterranean.

Retired Egyptian General Amin Radi, chairman of the national security affairs committee, told the paper that “the decision to declare war on Iran is not easy, and Israel, due to its wild nature, may start a war just to remain the sole nuclear power in the region,” according to Yedioth Internet, an Israeli news site. The passage of a warship armada through the Suez Canal and headed for the Persian Gulf and Iran is apparently not deemed important enough to be reported by the corporate media in the United States.

Egypt recently rejected an Israeli request to prevent Gaza aid ships from passing through the Suez Canal. According to a report by al-Jazeera, Israel appealed to Egyptians asking them to prevent the passage of Iranian ships through the Suez Canal. The Egyptians responded that due to international agreements on movement through the Suez Canal, Egypt cannot prevent ships from passing through the canal unless a ship belongs to a state that is at war with Egypt. Iran and Egypt are not at war.

The United States and Israel, the sole nuclear-armed power in the Middle East, have not ruled out a military strike to destroy Iran’s nuclear program. A number of Israeli politicians and scholars have admitted Israel has used its nuclear weapons for “compellent purposes,” in short forcing others to accept Israeli political demands.

Israel’s threats to use nuclear weapons have increased significantly since it was discovered in 2002 that Iran was building uranium enrichment facilities. Israel’s former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon “called on the international community to target Iran as soon as the imminent conflict with Iraq is complete,” the Sunday Times reported on November 5, 2002. The United States invaded Iraq on March 20, 2003.

Earlier this month Israel leaked to the press that they had permission from Saudi Arabia to use their air space to attack Iran. “In the week that the UN Security Council imposed a new round of sanctions on Tehran, defence sources in the Gulf say that Riyadh has agreed to allow Israel to use a narrow corridor of its airspace in the north of the country to shorten the distance for a bombing run on Iran,” the Sunday Times reported on June 12. On June 14, the ambassador of Saudi Arabia to UK Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf issued a categorical denial of the report.

On June 17, Iran’s parliament warned it will respond in kind to inspection of its ships under a fourth round of sanctions imposed on the country by the UN Security Council. “Even if one Iranian ship is stopped for security-check, we will act likewise and thoroughly inspect any (western) ship passing through the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz,” member of the Iranian parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Hossein Ebrahimi said.

Also on Saturday, Iran accused the United States of “deception” and insisted its missile program is for self-defense after a top U.S. official claimed that Iran had the capacity to attack Europe. “The Islamic Republic’s missile capability has been designed and implemented to defend against any military aggression and it does not threaten any nation,” Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi said in a statement carried by state media.

Vahidi announced on April 10 that Iran will use all available options to defend itself if the country comes under a military attack. “Americans have said they will use all options against Iran, we announce that we will use all options to defend ourselves,” Vahidi told the Tehran Times.

The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: Just remember, our tax dollars are being used to fund the illegal wars and subsequent war crimes and genocide in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now we get to pay for WWIII and the slaughter of countless millions across the globe, including the deaths of untold American taxpayers. Think about it! – SJH

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