Israel's macho victimhood is foolish – but Obama's bigotry is despicable
At least on the other side of the Atlantic the conduct of President Obama over the great oil spill is explicable, even if despicable. The whole might of American wealth and technology is displayed as utterly unable to deal with the disastrous spill – so what more natural than a crude, bigoted, xenophobic display of partisan political presidential petulance against a multinational company?
Perhaps it would be a prudent, prescient, and poignant proclamation to remind his lordship that the United Kingdom is ultimately, and utterly, dependent upon "the might of American wealth and technology". In fact, Great Britain has proven itself quite impotent since the greatest generation of American might saved their hindquarters and lifted them off their knees against a dominant German juggernaut.
With that in mind, I agree with his lordship on this point:
It would be unwise to think that BP’s run of expensive accidents is just bad luck, or even individual manegerial failure. It may be that the strategy, while no doubt both New and Modern, is inherently dangerous, as the management is no longer in control of actions for which it has to take responsibility.
Indeed, sire. However, I suspect they are no longer in control of the actions of which they must take responsibility because they don't possess the "technology" or "might" to perform the tasks to which they aspire to prosper from. Therefore, that responsibility lies with those who possess the ingenuity and intestinal fortitude to perform such services....services so critical to the security of not just the allegiance which binds our sovereign nations, but to the globe in full.
It is time that our American friends were reminded that they sang a different tune when the American company Union Carbide killed many thousands of Indians at Bhopal. Not to mention when the American company Occidental killed 167 people on a North Sea oil rig in 1988.
No sir, you need not remind us of Union Carbide's debacle in Bhopal. But might I remind you that Union Carbide's core competency was the creation of the efficient development of energy sources such as propane, the production of petrochemical products such as the plastics which secure the world's food supply, and as luck would have it, Union Carbide was the former and sole operator of America's primary gaseous diffusion plant in the humble peasant village of Paducah, Kentucky...the author's hometown. Interestingly enough, that plant produced a disproportionate majority of the enriched uranium in our country. A technology which not only fuels power plants that are critical to increasing energy needs around the world, Union Carbide's enriched uranium was used to build the nuclear arsenal which propelled both of our countries to super power status in the wake of that little skirmish you had with the Germans.
You know....the conflict in which we rescued your lordship's little, resource starved island.
And by resource starved, I infer natural, mental, and military. I do so hate to keep reminding you, but it seems your lordship is under the delusion that her majesty's kingdom is capable of standing on it's own two arthritic legs without the crutch of American might and technology.
And perhaps it is time that we remind you of the debacle the East India Trading Compnay left in India....or the one England left more recently in Iran.
The sun never sets on the British Empire, indeed, but only because the United States suspends the sun in the sky over that little rock in the Atlantic you call home.
So I humbly beg his lordship's forgiveness for our bigotry and xenophobia....although I'm somewhat confused about that sentiment. I didn't realize the British were, in fact, a separate race from Americans.
As for crude, I don't apologize....you see, we have a monopoly on Crude. With that monopoly comes inherent risk and danger, which we have chosen to accept. While your "multinational" has continually reaped the rewards of the risk and danger we endure, unfortunately, you must bear that responsibility with us. Otherwise, I would suggest you set up a Paypal account on your blog in order to help pay your heating bill this winter.