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Gulf Of Mexico: Loop Current Has Disconnected Since Oil Disaster

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July 22, 2010: Edited by TTR / Socio-Economics History Blog and SOTT.net – July 22, 2010

The Tonka Report: Anyone who has any understanding of science and history, and has any modicum of rational thought remaining, knows that a drop in global temperatures would be far more devastating than any increase could ever be.

If indeed, as these satellite maps appear to indicate, the Gulf of Mexico Loop Current has been disconnected, the ramifications will be disastrous. Crops will fail, starvation will prevail, and millions, possibly billions of people around the globe will ultimately perish.

Is this the endgame this false flag disaster was intended to accomplish in order to fulfill the elite’s Agenda 21 depopulation goals? Either way, this latest development carries with it the possibilty of absolute catastrophic consequences for humanity and all life on this Earth as we once knew it… – SJH   

Socio-Economics History Blog: Factual satellite images in the past several weeks are showing that the Gulf of Mexico Loop Current is broken and may cease to function entirely. This will result in massive climate changes and possibly an ice age for Europe. Is major trouble brewing? Is more freakish weather on its way?

RISK OF GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE BY BP OIL SPILL by Gianluigi Zangari

Abstract: BP Oil Spill May Cause Irreparable Damage To The Gulf Stream Global Climate Thermo-Regulation Activity

The Gulf Stream importance in the global climate thermo-regulation processes is well assessed. The latest real time satellite data maps of May-June 2010 processed by CCAR (Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research), checked at Frascati Laboratories by the means of the SHT congruent calculus and compared with past year’s data, show for the first time, direct evidence of the rapid breaking of the Loop Current – a warm ocean current and a crucial part of the Gulf Stream. As displayed both by the sea surface velocity maps and the sea surface height maps, the Loop Current broke down for the first time around May 18 [2010] and generated a clock-wise eddy, which is still active. See figure 1 [April 22 – June 9, 2010]

Figure 1: Real Time Satellite Data Maps Real time sea surface height maps (above) and sea surface velocity maps (below) starting from April 22 until June 9, 2010. Processed by CCAR1/CCAR2 and checked at LNF (Frascati) by SHT Calculus 3. The star indicates the site of the BP platform Deepwater Horizon. The yellow arrow indicates the breaking of the Gulf of Mexico Loop Current stream.

The situation has deteriorated up to the point in which the eddy has detached itself from the main Loop Current stream, therefore completely destroying the Gulf of Mexico Loop Current. See figure 2 [June 12, 2010]

Figure 2: Real Time Satellite Data Maps [updated] – Real time sea surface height map (left) and sea surface velocity map (right) updated on June 12, 2010. Processed by CCAR1/CCAR2 and checked at LNF (Frascati) by SHT Calculus 3. The star indicates the site of the BP platform Deepwater Horizon. The yellow arrow indicates the breaking of the Gulf of Mexico Loop Current stream.

Since comparative analysis with past satellite data up until May 2010 did not show relevant anomalies, it might therefore be plausible to correlate the breaking of the Loop Current with the bio-chemical [oil, gas, methane, dispersants] and the physical action of the BP oil disaster on the Gulf Stream. It is reasonable then to foresee the threat that the breaking of a crucial warm stream as is the Loop Current, may generate a chain reaction of unpredictable critical phenomena and instabilities due to strong non-linearities which may have serious consequences on the dynamics of the Gulf Stream thermo-regulation activity of the Global Climate.

SOTT.net: As you can see from the images below, the Gulf Stream appears to be breaking up. There are animations you can look at that go back a long way and give a good perspective on the last image. If our previous observations are anything to go by, the northern hemisphere is in for some wild weather.

Current status of the Gulf Stream: Relative Gulf Stream velocity fields are derived from near real time data from the radar altimeters of the satellites Envisat, Jason-1, and Jason-2. This page presents four maps of current velocities of the Gulf Stream in the vicinity of the East Coast of North America. Velocities are represented in meters per second. To get the approximate velocity in knots you have to multiply by 2 (1.9438445 to be precise). The maps represent the situations on four different days, each separated by one week from the next…

Gulf Stream velocities four weeks ago: June 23, 2010

Gulf Stream velocities three weeks ago: June 30, 2010

Gulf Stream velocities two weeks ago: July 7, 2010

Gulf Stream velocities one week ago: July 14, 2010

Miami Herald: NOAA Research Ship Will Explore Loop Current – July 2, 2010

The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: If the Loop Current has in fact been broken, not only will this affect the weather patterns worldwide, but the massive amounts of oil, gas, methane and dispersants will be trapped in the Gulf of Mexico indefinitely. God help us all in the coming years– SJH 

Links to both original articles below…

http://www.sott.net/articles/show/212458-Gulf-of-Mexico-Loop-Current-Broken-Risk-of-Global-Climate-Change-By-BP-Oil-Spill  

Money Laundering & Global Drug Trade Fueled By Capitalist Elites

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July 22, 2010: Tom Burghardt / Antifascist Calling… via Global Research – July 21, 2010

When investigative journalist Daniel Hopsicker broke the story four years ago that a DC-9 (N900SA) “registered to a company which once used as its address the hangar of Huffman Aviation, the flight school at the Venice, Florida Airport which trained both terrorist pilots who crashed planes into the World Trade Center, was caught in Campeche by the Mexican military … carrying 5.5 tons of cocaine destined for the U.S.,” it elicited a collective yawn from corporate media.

And when authorities searched the plane and found its cargo consisted solely of 128 identical black suitcases marked “private,” packed with cocaine valued at more than $100 million, the silence was deafening.

But now a Bloomberg Markets magazine report, “Wachovia’s Drug Habit,” reveals that drug traffickers bought that plane, and perhaps fifty others, “with laundered funds they transferred through two of the biggest banks in the U.S.,” Wachovia and Bank of America. The Justice Department charge sheet against the bank tells us that between 2003 and 2008, Wachovia handled $378.4 billion for Mexican currency exchanges, “the largest violation of the Bank Secrecy Act, an anti-money laundering law, in U.S. history.”

“A sum” Bloomberg averred, “equal to one-third of Mexico’s current gross domestic product.” Since 2006, some 22,000 people have been killed in drug-related violence. Thousands more have been wounded, countless others “disappeared,” torture and illegal imprisonment is rampant.

In a frightening echo of the Reagan administration’s anti-communist jihad in Central America during the 1980s, the Bush and now, Obama administration has poured fuel on the fire with some $1.4 billion in “War on Drugs” funding under Plan Mérida. Much of that “aid” is destined to purchase military equipment for repressive police, specialized paramilitary units and the Mexican Army.

There is also evidence of direct U.S. military involvement. In June, The Narco News Bulletin reported that “a special operations task force under the command of the Pentagon is currently in place south of the border providing advice and training to the Mexican Army in gathering intelligence, infiltrating and, as needed, taking direct action against narco-trafficking organizations.”

One former U.S. government official told investigative journalist Bill Conroy, “‘Black operations have been going on forever. The recent [mainstream] media reports about those operations under the Obama administration make it sound like it’s a big scoop, but it’s nothing new for those who understand how things really work’.”

But, as numerous investigations by American and Mexican journalists have revealed, there is strong evidence of collusion between the Mexican Army and the Juarez and Sinaloa drug cartels. A former Juarez police commander told NPR in May that “the intention of the army is to try and get rid of the Juarez cartel, so that [Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman] Chapo’s [Sinaloa] cartel is the strongest.”

The cosy relations among the world’s biggest banks, drug trafficking organizations and the U.S. military-intelligence apparatus is not however, a new phenomenon. What is different today is the scale and sheer scope of the corruption involved. As Michel Chossudovsky points out:

“This trade can only prosper if the main actors involved in narcotics have “political friends in high places.” As legal and illegal undertakings are increasingly intertwined, the dividing line between “businesspeople” and criminals is blurred. In turn, the relationship among criminals, politicians and members of the intelligence establishment has tainted the structures of the state and the role of its institutions, including the military.” (The Global Economic Crisis: The Great Depression of the XXI Century, Montreal: Global Research, 2010, pp. 195-196)

While the Bloomberg story should cast new light on highly-profitable links amongst major financial institutions and narcotrafficking organizations in what may be protected drug rackets green-lighted by corrupt officials, media silence, particularly by outlets such as The Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times, threaten to propel what should be an international scandal into a one-off news item scheduled for a trip down the memory hole.

“Cocaine One”

If, as New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman claims “the hidden hand of the market will never work without a hidden fist,” then perhaps too, drug cartels work their “market magic” with their own “hidden fist” or, as the Russians like to say ‘akrysha’, a web of protectors–and facilitators–drawn from business, finance, organized crime and the secret world of intelligence.

Dubbed “Cocaine One” by Hopsicker, the DC-9 was curious for a number of reasons, not least of which was the fact that “one of the chief shareholders” of a dodgy outfit called SkyWay Aircraft “is a private investment bank in Dallas which also raised funds for a Mexican industrialist with reported ties to a Cali and Juarez Cartel narcotics trafficker.”

More curious still, the airline kitted-out its fleet with distinctive colors and a seal “designed to impersonate planes from the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security.” And when he learned that “SkyWay’s genesis can be traced to In-Q-Tel Inc., a secretive, Arlington, Va., investment group owned, operated, and financed out of the black box budget of the Central Intelligence Agency,” well you can bet corporate media ran themselves ragged investigating that!

To top it off, when another drug plane crash landed in the Yucatan Peninsula eighteen months later and broke apart, a Gulfstream II business jet (N987SA) that spilled “4 tons of cocaine across a muddy field,” Hopsicker reported that it had originated from the same network and used the same source for its financing, the “Casa de Cambio Puebla SA, a country-wide network of currency exchanges.”

And to make matters even more intriguing from a parapolitical perspective, after searching through FAA records Hopsicker discovered that the Gulfstream II business jet “was owned by a secretive Midwestern media baron and Republican fund-raiser, who had a business partner who, incredibly, owned the other American drug plane, the DC-9, recently busted in Mexico.”

In fact, as Bloomberg investigative journalist Michael Smith learned years later, these were the same planes and same currency exchange which Hopsicker reported back in 2007 traffickers had used to purchase drug jets with funds laundered through Wachovia. “One customer that Wachovia took on in 2004 was Casa de Cambio Puebla SA,” Smith wrote. The Puebla, Mexico currency exchange was the brainchild of Pedro Alatorre, a “businessman” who “had created front companies for cartels.”

Alatorre, and 70 others connected to his network, were seized in 2007 by Mexican law enforcement officials. Authorities discovered that the accused drug money launderer and airline broker for the cartels controlled 23 accounts at the Wachovia Bank branch in Miami and that it held some $11 million, subsequently frozen by U.S. investigators.

In 2008, a Miami federal grand jury indicted Alatorre, now awaiting trial in Mexico along with three other executives, charging them with drug trafficking and money laundering, accusing the company of using “shell firms to launder $720 million through U.S. banks.” The Justice Department is currently seeking Alatorre’s extradition from Mexico.

According to Bloomberg, “Puebla executives used the stolen identities of 74 people to launder money through Wachovia accounts.” Jose Luis Marmolejo, the former head of the Mexican attorney general’s financial crimes unit told Smith, “Wachovia handled all the transfers, and they never reported any as suspicious.”

Some $300,000 was transferred by Wachovia to a Bank of America branch in Oklahoma City. With cash in hand Bloomberg reports, traffickers “used the funds to buy the DC-9 through Oklahoma City aircraft broker U.S. Aircraft Titles Inc.” When queried by Smith about the sale, “U.S. Aircraft Titles President Sue White declined to comment.” Jeffrey Sloman, the federal prosecutor who handled the Wachovia case said in a press release that “Wachovia’s blatant disregard for our banking laws gave international cocaine cartels a virtual carte blanche to finance their operations.”

Yet, as Hopsicker wrote nearly three years ago, “the politically-explosive implications of the scandal may explain why American officials have been reluctant to move against, or even name, the true owners of the planes and basically ‘turned a blind eye’ to the American involvement exposed by the drug trafficking seizures.” As of this writing, no Americans have been criminally charged in the cash-for drug planes banking conspiracy… [read more below] 

The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: This is one of the reasons the borders are left open. Read the rest of this informative article at the Global Research link provided on the bottom. For related reading, refer to the article directly below– SJH

Banks Finance Mexican Drug Gangs ‘Admitted’ In Wells Fargo Deal

https://stevenjohnhibbs.wordpress.com/2010/06/30/banks-finance-mexican-drug-gangs-admitted-in-wells-fargo-deal/

Link to entire article below…

http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=20210

Well Cap May ‘Require Reopening’ As Storm Zeroes In On The Gulf

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July 22, 2010: Harry Weber and Colleen Long / Associated Press via Yahoo News – July 22, 2010

NEW ORLEANS – The federal government is calling into port some of the boats involved in the BP oil spill cleanup amid storm predictions in the Gulf of Mexico.

Coast Guard Rear Adm. Paul Zukunft (zoo-KUNFT’), the New Orleans-based second-in-command on the project, says his order Thursday afternoon was to ensure the safety of more than 40,000 people assisting in the oil spill response and recovery.

Besides the evacuation of certain specialized vessels, he has directed workers to remove oil-absorbent booms from along the coast to prevent damage to ecologicaly sensitive areas.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP’s earlier story is below…

ON THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) — A tropical depression racing toward the Gulf of Mexico Thursday increased pressure on BP and the U.S. government to decide whether to evacuate dozens of ships at the site of the ruptured oil well.

Forecasters at the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said the storm system, which has already caused flooding in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Haiti, could become Tropical Storm Bonnie later Thursday and reach the Gulf of Mexico by Saturday.

Seas already were choppy in the Gulf Thursday, with waves up to five feet rocking boats as crews prepared to leave if needed. Nonessential vessels like barges and skimmers will likely be sent back to shore, Commander Terri Jordan told the crew of the Coast Guard cutter Decisive at a midmorning briefing.

She said they were awaiting an evacuation order. “We are going to be here until everyone is safe and out of here,” Jordan said.

Work on plugging the well is at a standstill just days before the expected completion of a relief tunnel to permanently throttle the free-flowing crude. Worse yet, the government’s spill chief said foul weather could require reopening the cap that has contained the oil for nearly a week, allowing oil to gush into the sea again for days while engineers wait out the storm. “This is necessarily going to be a judgment call,” said retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, who was waiting to see how the storm developed before deciding whether to order any of the ships to leave. Doug Suttles, BP’s chief operating officer, said Thursday afternoon no decision had been made on whether to evacuate ships or open the cap.

Crews had planned to spend Wednesday and Thursday reinforcing with cement the last few feet of the relief tunnel that will be used to pump mud into the gusher and kill it once and for all. But BP put the task on hold and instead placed a temporary plug called a storm packer deep inside the tunnel, in case it has to be abandoned until the storm passes. “What we didn’t want to do is be in the middle of an operation and potentially put the relief well at some risk,” BP vice president Kent Wells said. If the work crews are evacuated, it could be two weeks before they can resume the effort to kill the well. That would upset BP’s timetable, which called for finishing the relief tunnel by the end of July and plugging the blown-out well by early August.

Scientists have been scrutinizing underwater video and pressure data for days, trying to determine if the capped well is holding tight or in danger of rupturing and causing an even bigger disaster. If the storm prevents BP from monitoring the well, the cap may simply be reopened, allowing oil to spill into the water, Allen said. BP and government scientists were meeting to discuss whether the cap could be monitored from shore.

As the storm drew closer, boat captains hired by BP for skimming duty were sent home and told they wouldn’t be going back out for five or six days, said Tom Ard, president of the Orange Beach Fishing Association in Alabama. In Florida, crews removed booms intended to protect waterways in the Panhandle from oil. High winds and storm surge could carry the booms into sensitive wetlands. Also, Shell Oil began evacuating employees out in the Gulf. Even if the storm does not hit the area directly, it could affect the effort to contain the oil and clean it up. Hurricane Alex stayed 500 miles away last month, yet skimming in Alabama, Mississippi and Florida was curtailed for nearly a week.

The relief tunnel extends about two miles under the seabed. It’s now about four feet from the side of the well, although BP still has more than 100 feet to drill diagonally before the tunnel reaches the well. BP plans to insert a final string of casing, or drilling pipe, cement it into place, and give it up to a week to set, before attempting to punch through to the blown-out well and kill it.

BP’s broken well spewed somewhere between 94 million and 184 million gallons into the Gulf before the cap was attached. The crisis — the biggest offshore oil spill in U.S. history — unfolded after the BP-leased Deepwater Horizon rig exploded April 20, killing 11 workers.

The cause of the blast is still under investigation, but there have been repeated questions raised by rig workers over the equipment and safety conditions aboard the rig. The New York Times reported early Thursday that rig workers said in a confidential survey before the April 20 explosion that they were concerned about safety and the condition of some equipment on board.

The Times reported that another report conducted for Transocean by Lloyd’s Register Group found that several pieces of equipment — including the rams in the failed blowout preventer on the well head — had not been inspected since 2000, despite guidelines calling for inspection every three to five years. Transocean said most of the equipment was minor and the blowout preventer was inspected by manufacturer guidelines. A spokesman for Transocean, the owner of the rig leased by BP, confirmed the existence of the reports to The Associated Press.

“As part of Transocean’s unwavering commitment to safety and rigorous maintenance discipline on all our rigs, we proactively commissioned the safety survey and the rig assessment review,” Transocean spokesman Lou Colasuonno said in an e-mail early Thursday. “A fair reading of those detailed third-party reviews indicates clearly that while certain areas could be enhanced, overall rig maintenance met or exceeded regulatory and industry standards and the Deepwater Horizon’s safety management was strong and a culture of safety was robust on board the rig.”

The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: As The World Turns, will return after this network break– SJH

Link to original article below…

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100722/ap_on_bi_ge/us_gulf_oil_spill

CFR Member States A New Hurricane Will Require Gulf Evacuations

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July 22, 2010: Kurt Nimmo / Infowars.com – July 22, 2010

The U.S. National Hurricane Center has warned that a weather system near Cuba, centered between the islands of Acklins and Great Inagua, may move into the Gulf of Mexico this weekend, reports Bloomberg this morning. “I am still worried about how it will move the oil slick into the coastal areas of Louisiana and Mississippi,” meteorologist Jim Rouiller said.

In response to the approach of the tropical cyclone, BP workers in the Gulf of Mexico have stopped drilling a relief well and are preparing to evacuate, reports the BBC. On Wednesday, National Incident Commander Thad Allen said a tropical storm in the area could push back the timetable 10 to 14 days.

Matthew Simmons, founder of the Ocean Energy Institute, told Bloomberg on Wednesday that a leak near the Deepwater Horizon site may require an evacuation of the Gulf coast if a hurricane strikes the area. “Some five to ten miles away is what the NOAA research vessels have proved is a deep oil leak that is growing by the day and it is very toxic oil and its gases are very lethal and basically if we have a hurricane now we need to evacuate the Gulf coast,” Simmons said. Simmons also said BP has covered up the severity of the oil gusher and if they had told the truth “they would all go to jail.”

As Infowars.com reported on June 24, Matthew Simmons is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and subscribes to the Club of Rome’s Limits to Growth propaganda. He is also a proponent of Peak Oil, the scarcity theory exploited by globalists to push for depopulation and a systematic dismantling of modern civilization. In response to the approach of Hurricane Alex in late June, Simmons predicted an evacuation of the Gulf states. “Can you imagine evacuating 20 million people?… This story is 80 times worse than I thought.”

Hurricane Alex was the first tropical cyclone to form in the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season. The storm attained hurricane status on June 30 as it approached northeastern Mexico. It did not significantly impact the oil gusher zone in the Gulf of Mexico and struck near Soto la Marina in Mexico as a Category 2 hurricane.

The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: The important points illustrated in this article are not only the evacuations, but again, the crack in the seabed that is leaking oil and gas! – SJH

Link to original article below…

http://www.infowars.com/ocean-energy-institute-founder-says-new-hurricane-will-require-gulf-evacuation/

Alex Jones Critiques Hollywood Film ‘The Road’ And It’s Messages

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July 22, 2010: The Alex Jones Channel / Infowars.com – July 21, 2010

A review by Alex Jones. After many listener requests to watch this recent Viggo Mortensen dystopic epic, Alex purchased the DVD of The Road directed by John Hillcoat based on the Cormac McCarthy novel of the same name.

Jones provides in-depth analysis on the lessons and archetypes that are presented throughout this movie. He compares this dystopic nightmare world to man’s history and what is in store for our future if we continue down our current economic and political road. To find what is really happening with our economy and how it is being destroyed by design, watch The Obama Deception and Fall of The Republic.

Get your Obama Deception DVD here and support independent filmmaking:
http://www.infowarsshop.com/The-Obama-Deception_p_26.html

Watch it for free here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAaQNACwaLw

Alex Jones: The Road – An Allegory Of Life

The Road: Official Trailer

The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: I have not seen the 2009 film. Quite frankly, I never even heard about it until today. But I most certainly will rent it now to see what this is all about– SJH 

Link to original article below…

http://www.infowars.com/alex-jones-talks-about-cannibalism-in-history/