Thursday, June 10, 2010

BP Attempts Blackmail Against the United States; BP Is Pouting Over Anger Directed At Company

Yes, as if they hadn't done enough damage already now BP is threatening blackmail.

It emerged last night that BP is considering bowing to President Obama's demand to scrap its dividend payout to shareholders. It is understood the oil giant would proceed with such a move only if it could strike a deal whereby the U.S. would tone down its relentless attacks.

BP Tries To Blackmail US

It obviously isn't enough that they are dragging their feet to pay out claims that are being made to BP due to lost wages, lost business and collapsing coastal communities due to the negligence of BP, but now, now they are upset about their being "attacked".

BP is not the only one who is upset with how the United States and its citizens are reacting to this EPIC DISASTER which is of BP's own creation, no it seems that other Britons are getting into the act.

Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, this morning became the most senior UK politician to defend BP, saying "anti-British rhetoric" levelled at the company was a matter of "national concern" and that the oil giant was paying "a very, very heavy price" for what had been an accident.
"I would like to see a bit of cool heads rather than endlessly buck-passing and name-calling," he said. "When you consider the huge exposure of British pension funds to BP it starts to become a matter of national concern if a great British company is being continually beaten up on the airwaves."
London Mayor Angry At US Reaction to BP & Oil Spill

So this mayor is calling this spill an "Accident"?  Like it was an unavoidable event that occurred through no fault of BP ?
Are they also going to dismiss the long and detailed history that BP has with deliberate and egregious safety violations for which has brought the company not only probationary periods in Alaska and Texas but has caused them to be fined millions upon millions of dollars and even had their behavior towards whistle-blowers  be called "tactics like were used in Nazi Germany" but a member of the judiciary?

Perhaps the British need to be reminded of the lives that BP's negligence has cost, and I am not talking solely about the sea & wildlife in the Gulf of Mexico, but the many human lives that have been lost as a result of this accident and others.


  1. disgusting. BP should be glad that this is ALL that's happening. they're overlooking the total devastation that the spill has caused to families of lost loved ones, families of those injured or maimed or burned (or all of the above), families whose breadwinner cannot provide for them now because the fishing industry is obliterated, and countless animals that have literally drowned in oil. they need to stop feeling so f***ing sorry for themselves and actually take responsibility for their own brashness, stupidity, and greed. i guarantee that people would be *slightly* easier on them if they would just MAN UP as a company, admit that they have essentially ruined the gulf coast for generations to come, and at least act like they give a rat's ass about the consequences of their actions as a whole instead of pissing and moaning about how "hard the US is being" on them. they can piss off. they have no idea how easy they've got it compared to the families they've ruined.

  2. I agree. I don't think that the anger that is being directed at BP would be nearly as bad if they had stood up immediately and did everything possible to not just cap the well instead of trying to capture as much oil as possible to continue to benefit themselves, and if they had really stepped up to the plate and worked hard at containing the oil. They have a lot to answer for and the deaths of 11 people is at the top of the list.

    I don't blame people for being angry, and BP has no one to blame for it but themselves.