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Panel States The Government Blocked Worst-Case Oil Spill Figures

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October 6, 2010: Dina Cappiello / Associated Press via Yahoo News – October 6, 2010

WASHINGTON – The White House blocked efforts by federal scientists to tell the public just how bad the Gulf oil spill could have been, according to a panel appointed by President Barack Obama to investigate the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history.

In documents released Wednesday, the national oil spill commission’s staff reveals that in late April or early May the White House budget office denied a request from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to make public the worst-case discharge from the blown-out well. The Unified Command — the government team in charge of the spill response — also was discussing the possibility of making the numbers public, the report says, citing interviews with government officials.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment. But Jerry Miller, head of the White House science office’s ocean subcommittee, told The Associated Press in an interview at a St. Petersburg, Fla., conference on the oil’s flow that he didn’t think the budget office censored NOAA. “I would very much doubt that anyone would put restrictions on NOAA’s ability to articulate factual information,” Miller said.

The April 20 blowout and explosion in the Gulf of Mexico killed 11 workers, spewed 206 million gallons of oil from the damaged oil well, and sunk the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig.

BP’s drilling permit for the Macondo well originally estimated the worst scenario to be a leak of 6.8 million gallons per day. In late April, the Coast Guard and NOAA received an updated estimate of 2.7 million to 4.6 million gallons per day. While those figures were used as the basis for the government’s response to the spill — they appeared on an internal Coast Guard Situation report and on a dry-erase board in NOAA’s Seattle war room — the public was never told.

In the meantime, government officials were telling the public that the well was releasing 210,000 gallons per day — a figure that would be later adjusted to be much closer to the worst-case estimates. “Despite the fact that the Unified Command had this information, relied on it for operations, and publicly states that it was operating under a worst-case scenario, the government never disclosed what its…scenario was,” the report says.

University of South Florida oceanographer David Hollander, who was also at the St. Petersburg meeting of 150 scientists studying the oil flow on Wednesday, said he was surprised to find that the White House budget office gagged NOAA. He said public disclosure would have helped scientists to figure out what was going on. “It would have been much better to know, from a scientific point of view, the reality,” he said in an interview with the AP.

Revelation 8: Gulf Oil Disaster

The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: This is old news. Everybody involved is trying to cover their asses! – SJH

Link to original article below…

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101006/ap_on_bi_ge/us_gulf_oil_spill

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Is Osama Bin Dead’s Climate Rant A Ruse To Destabilize Pakistan?

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October 6, 2010: Maidhc O Cathail / Opinion-Maker.org – October 6, 2010

If we are to believe (AP) the Associated Press, that demmed elusive Osama bin (dead) Laden has spoken again.

According to the world’s oldest and largest news-gathering organization, the fugitive al-Qaeda leader, who some intelligence experts believe has been dead since December 2001, has just released an audiotape in which he calls for the creation of a new relief body to help all the Muslims affected by this past summer’s devastating floods in Pakistan (from the grave).

Bin Laden, AP suggests, is “seeking to exploit discontent … by depicting the region’s governments as uncaring.”

Seemingly unfazed by news of the CIA’s 3,000-strong Counterterrorism Pursuit Teams hot on its trail, al-Qaeda, according to the AP report, has in recent weeks put out three messages, including the one featuring bin Laden, concerning the massive floods that affected around 20 million people in Pakistan, “signaling a concentrated campaign by the terror group to tap into anger over the flooding to rally support.”

AP’s sole source for the 11-minute tape, with the oddly contemplative title “Reflections on the Method of Relief Work,” is SITE Intelligence Group. The U.S.-based group, which purportedly “monitors jihadi forums,” provided AP with a copy of the message that it claims was posted on unnamed “Islamic militant websites.” There are questions, however, about whether SITE Intelligence is the most objective source of information about terrorism.

SITE co-founder Rita Katz, an Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) veteran, is an Iraqi-born Jew, whose father was publicly hanged in Iraq after the 1967 Six-Day War as an Israeli spy. Considering Tel Aviv’s obvious interest in having the world’s only superpower fight a “global war on terror” against the Jewish state’s Muslim neighbours, it somehow never occurred to Associated Press, or other mainstream media outlets, to ask the question… Like father, like daughter?

Moreover, there are reasonable grounds for suspicion about al-Qaeda’s other pronouncements on the floods in Pakistan. In a recent video, presumably also found online by Rita Katz’s SITE, al-Qaeda’s California-born spokesman, Adam Gadahn, castigated Islamabad for its “sluggish and half-hearted” response to the floods, and called on Muslims in Pakistan to join the Islamist militants fighting the government.

Gadahn, who since 2001 has run al-Qaeda’s media wing, As-Sahab, found his way to the Islamic Society of Orange County (CA) while living with his grandfather, Carl Pearlman, a board member of the Anti-Defamation League. Ostensibly a civil rights organization set up to fight anti-Semitism, the ADL is a de facto adjunct of the Israeli government which, significantly, has been caught spying on American critics of Israel. Like grandpa, like grandson?

In a previous video, Ayman al-Zawahiri, said to be al-Qaeda’s second-in-command, also incited Pakistanis to rise up against their government due to its “failure” to provide relief to flood victims. But when Neal Krawetz, a researcher and computer security consultant, analysed a 2006 video of al-Zawahiri for alterations and enhancements, he discovered that the logos of As-Sahab and IntelCenter (the other group supposedly tracking terrorists online) had been added at the same time.

IntelCenter is run by Ben Venzke, former director of intelligence at iDefense, a VeriSign company. VeriSign is a partner of Verint, formerly known as Comverse Infosys, which was founded by former Israeli intelligence officer Jacob “Kobi” Alexander. In 2006, Alexander fled to Namibia after the U.S. Department of Justice indicted him on multiple counts of fraud. Comverse/Verint, one of a number of Israeli eavesdropping and surveillance companies created by veterans of Unit 8200, the technology intel unit of the Israeli Defense Forces Intelligence Corps, has been widely suspected of spying on Americans.

If, as seems likely, the al-Qaeda messages concerning this summer’s floods in Pakistan are fakes, they would seem to provide further evidence of an Israeli-inspired campaign to destabilise the world’s only Islamic nuclear power. The question then becomes, what, if anything, Islamabad will do to counter such efforts before it too goes the way of Afghanistan and Iraq.

Osama Bin Dead’s Latest “Climate Change” Plea For Pakistan Aid

The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: If the ramifications of this weren’t so deadly serious, this video would be laughable. The level of inane IDF propaganda being released has literally broached the line of insanity… – SJH

Link to original article below…

http://www.opinion-maker.org/2010/10/al-qaedas-suspect-humanitarianism/

Gulf Coast Residents Health Deteriorates As Corexit Still Deployed

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October 6, 2010: Alex Thomas / The Intel Hub – October 5, 2010

We have heavily documented the sickness that has been caused by BP and their use of the toxic dispersant known as Corexit. We have produced photographs, eye witness accounts [See the June/July archives of our radio show], and multiple blood tests.

The problem is that every time we receive more evidence it doesn’t indicate that the crisis is beginning to get better, rather it indicates that it is much worse.

Kindra Arnesen has battled BP and their toxic spraying from the beginning and has been a ray of hope for all. She has helped to expose the many cover-ups perpetrated by BP and their puppets within the American government.

Last week, a radio broadcast by The Coastal Heritage Society of Louisiana, complete with a radio host broadcasting live from the hospital, created a tremendous uproar throughout the internet. Florida Oil Spill Law posted the audio which was subsequently picked up by The Intel Hub and Rense.com as well as many others. The audio indicated that all the members of the CHSL radio show were sickened with health problems ranging from a staph infection to neurotoxin poisoning.

Naturally the radio broadcast left many unanswered questions and Project Gulf Impact has attempted to answer at least some of them. Project Gulf Impact has worked diligently to expose the Gulf oil disaster and this video is one of the most important they have ever produced. This video really speaks for itself. Kindra, along with many other Gulf coast residents have had their natural skin barrier destroyed.

Doctors in the area will not deal with these clear medical problems. Have they been bribed or do they simply not want to put their livelihood on the line for the sake of someone else’s health? Some have tried to help, while others have seemingly misdiagnosed people on purpose.

“They are still spraying…You can’t live life like you would normally, everything is around the oil spill…Next thing you know you have some sort of bacterial infection…”

Who would allow such a sickening chemical to be used so close to the human population? Why are the people of the Gulf being used as guinea pigs in an experiment sanctioned by elements of our own government?

Please spread this article to everyone you know. This is extremely important information. The Gulf oil disaster is not over, in fact, the actual spraying of Corexit hasn’t even stopped…

The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: Kindra Arnesen has been at the forefront exposing the BP/US government crime of genocide along the Gulf coast since the very beginning of this disaster. As Alex Thomas says, spread the news far and wide to all who will, and can, still hear and understand the consequence of this crime– SJH

Link to original article below…

http://theintelhub.com/2010/10/05/kindra-arnesen-suffering-from-gulf-disaster-natural-barrier-of-our-skin-is-gone/