Veterans Veritas was formed primarily as a, “zocalo,” for advocacy, not editorial commentary. There is no dearth of that in the universe of bloggers.

Yet, when it comes to the really, really big picture of BP and the oil spill it makes one wonder who exactly our soldiers are defending.

Do we not supply oil to the British waning Empire? Do we not defend their interests world wide? Does it not seem a bit odd to the Tea Party folk, that we are now more beholden to the Brits then at the time of King George? Surely, there is more at stake here.

I like Leonard Pitt’s reference to the dictum, “there are no atheists in fox holes,” as it now pertains to the siren cry for the help of the Federal Government to perform salvific acts. Do the TV generation Tea Party devotees speak with forked tongue? And why is the British Government not helping? Do they not benefit from the taxes and the crude oil for their own consumption? Why does America always go it alone, when we are daddy to all?

Take it TC.com mavens!

9 thoughts on “BP Or BS”

  1. From wikipedia

    “The Zócalo is the main plaza or square in the heart of the historic center of Mexico City. The plaza used to be known simply as the “Main Square” or “Arms Square,” and today its formal name is “Constitution Square” (Plaza de la Constitución).[1] This name does not come from any of the Mexican constitutions that have governed the country but rather from the Cádiz Constitution which was signed in Spain in 1812. However, it is almost always called the “Zócalo” today. This word literally means “base” or “plinth“. Plans were made to erect a column as a monument to Independence, but only the base, or zócalo, was ever built.[1] The plinth was destroyed long ago but the name has lived on. Many other Mexican towns and cities, such as Oaxaca and Guadalajara, have adopted the word “zócalo” to refer to their main plazas, but not all.[1][2]
    It has been a gathering place for Mexicans since Aztec times, having been the site of Mexica ceremonies, the swearing in of viceroys, royal proclamations, military parades, Independence ceremonies and modern religious events such as the festivals of Holy Week and Corpus Christi. It has received foreign heads of state and is the main venue for both national celebration and national protest.[3]

  2. Coincidence? Obama’s friends over at Goldman Sachs bailed out of BP stock before the leak. http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389×8469357

    Right after giving the OK on offshore drilling The President gets to rescind his committment. Great timing for him. Did he know something?
    Just an obversation: BP is losing money, yes, but in the long run the price of oil will be kept high. They will make more than they lose. What they lose is an investment for them.

  3. Yo Cash,
    You do not actually think that “insider trading” is regulated do you? God forbid we regulate these shining examples of free enterprise. As they say, “the market speaks.”
    There is a world of difference between “Freedom to Do.” and, “Freedom From.” Our major industries are often free from…… morality.

  4. And why is the British Government not helping?

    According to Wikipedia, British Petroleum is a private-sector energy corporation.  The British government sold the last of its BP holdings over twenty years ago, as part of Margaret Thatcher’s privatization.


    What do you expect the British government to be doing with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill?

  5. BP is the 4th largest corporation in the world. They run Governments. They tell political operatives where to pee.  Oil owns the world. Wake up and smell the diesel! Does anyone actually think that the good common people of La.,Ga. et al, are going to come out square?  Santa Cruz Sam is right; we getting worked now and forever.  You ain’t seen nuttin” yet. This is the beginning of all out social engineering. Just the beginning. Ain’t no Tea Party gonna impact one iota of the decisions to be made about this spill.
    Read the Army War College magazine called,” Parameters,” and check out the article in the 1992 archives entitled, “The Origins of The Miltiary Coups of 2012.”  It is fiction. But you will be up all night when you finish reading this Colonel’s thesis.

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