The World stood in fascination, dismay and then in horror during the last half of April 2010 when they watched the Deepwater Horizon Oil Platform in the Gulf of Mexico as it first went up in flames on April 20, 2010 and then exploded and collapsed into the depths of that once asteroid impacted gulf called the Gulf of Mexico. With its demise were also the lives of 11 workers and touched off an underwater gusher of oil first reported to be 3 million gallons of crude per day flowing into this deepwater gulf.
This platform was contracted by one of the largest oil giants in the world, British Petroleum, drilled by the World’s largest offshore drilling contractor, TransOcean, headquartered in Zug, Switzerland and Principle Office in Houston, Texas and built and financed by Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd, in Ulsan, South Korea, the largest offshore drilling manufacturing company in the world.
Quickly the Official investigation sped around the world that methane gas had seeped into the drilling pipe and exploded in spite of all the safety safeguards built into this rig. Amazing also, it was reported that seven BP executives were on board the Deepwater Horizon rig celebrating the rig’s safety record while in the depths of the gulf, the rig was being converted from an exploration well to a production well. As reported by CBS report titled, “BP Probe – Blowout Triggered by Methane Gas”:
CBS – “The deadly blowout of an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico was triggered by a bubble of methane gas that escaped from the well and shot up the drill column, expanding quickly as it burst through several seals and barriers before exploding…As the workers removed pressure from the drilling column and introduced heat to set the cement seal around the wellhead, the chemical reaction created a gas bubble and the cement around the pipe destabilized…
Deep beneath the seafloor, methane gas is in a slushy, crystalline form. But as the bubble rose up the drill column from the high-pressure environs of the deep to the less pressurized shallows, it intensified and grew, breaking through the rig's various safety barriers…A small bubble becomes a really big bubble…so the expanding bubble becomes like a cannon shooting the gas into your face."
Up on the rig, the first thing workers noticed was the seawater in the drill column suddenly shooting back out at them, rocketing 240 feet in the air. Then, the gas surfaced. Then the oil. What we had learned when I worked as a drill rig laborer was swoosh, boom, run…The swoosh is the gas, boom is the explosion and run is what you better be doing.
The gas flooded into an adjoining room with exposed ignition sources…That's where the first explosion happened," said Bea, who worked for Shell Oil in the 1960s during the last big northern Gulf of Mexico oil well blowout. "The mud room was next to the quarters where the party was. Then there was a series of explosions that subsequently ignited the oil that was coming from below.
The executives were injured but survived. Nine rig crew on the rig floor and two engineers died, according to one account. The furniture and walls trapped some and broke some bones but they managed to get in the life boats with assistance from others.”
The first official report reported by industry experts was challenged from a Russian intelligence report emanating from the Russian Northern Fleet giving the ominous report that this Deepwater Rig was torpedoed by the North Koreans in one of the most blatant acts of war against South Korea and the United States. This story then ricocheted around the globe.
Every since the year of 1953, the Armistice Agreement that supposedly closed the Korean War, was never finished or resolved under the existing “Laws of War” because South Korea refusal to sign the 1953 Armistice Agreement and thereby kept this region in a perpetual state of war to this day.
If this intelligence leak proves to be true, then the North Koreans fired the first nuclear salvo just at the same time that American President Barak Obama was about to engage in a Nuclear Disarmament Conference to disarm the Middle East considering that such action will save the entire world.
As DEBKAfiles reported titled, “Obama U-Turned in UN Penalties for Iran, Defensible Borders for Israel” with these words on April 19, 2010, one day before the massive explosion on Deepwater Horizon oil rig:
DEBKAfile – “President Barack Obama has done away with two key elements of US-Israeli strategic relations: His administration has given up on stiff UN Security Council sanctions on Iran over its nuclear drive, and gone back on the longstanding American commitment assuring Israel of recognized and defensible borders in any future accommodation with its Arab neighbors.
In the administration's message of congratulations to Israel on its 62nd Day of Independence, US Secretary of state Hillary Clinton mentions "recognized borders" while omitting the traditional "defensible."
Five days earlier, on April 15, 2010, President Obama was cited by DEBKAfile in its article titled, “Obama: Mid East conflict costs US ‘Blood and Treasure’” with the following:
DEBKAfile – “The radical shift in US Middle East policies, marked by tough demands of Israel, was confirmed and highlighted by President Obama Barak Tuesday, April 14, in his comment that conflicts like the one in the Middle East ended up "costing significantly in terms of both blood and treasure."
Reporting this, the New York Times noted that he echoed the recent suggestion by Gen. David Petraeus, OC Central Command, that American lives in
At this same time, the American State Department and the Obama White House were pushing with unprecedented force for the Netanyahu government to stop all construction in the Israeli Capital of Jerusalem and prepare to divide the city of Jerusalem to become the new Capital of a new Palestinian State. This would potentially place missile sites across the Kidron Valley on the Mount of Olives from Jerusalem and possibly even in the Old City of Jerusalem. Jerusalem would become a war-zone of unimaginable proportions.
One of the purposes of this Nuclear disarmament conference was to publically reveal that the State of Israel did have an “unstated nuclear arsenal” and force the State of Israel to give up her “Sampson Option” to defend this tiny nation of 5.5 million Jews living in 1 country of 8,000 square miles against 22 Islamic countries with 325 million Muslims covering 5 million square miles; all seeking to destroy Israel and drive the Jewish people into the sea.
The White House strategic decision it appeared for the Nuclear Disarmament Conference was for the State of Israel to give up her nuclear warheads and her nuclear secrets for the rest of the nations of the world to pick apart and destroy. If this were to happen, it would render the covenanted Orthodox Jews in Israel defenseless against a world pogrom of genocide bent upon their destruction. The reality was about to explode in a way not imagined by anyone as the finger of the G-d of Israel appeared to have a different option in mind.
Zechariah 12:3 – “And it shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations of the earth are gathered against it.”
As reported by a reputed Russian Intelligence site, a North Korean “cargo vessel” Dai Hong Dan left the Port of Havana, Cuba (Empresa Terminales Mambisas de La Habana) on April 18, 2010. As it was traveling in the Caribbean Sea, this cargo ship “deviated severely” from its path of destination heading initially towards Venezuela’s Puerto Cabello. Instead it entered the Gulf of Mexico. About 130 miles (209 kilometers) from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Platform located 50 miles (80 kilometers) of the coastline of the American State of Louisiana, this freighter purportedly launched a SSC Sang-o Class Mini Submarine (Yugo class) that is believed to have an traveling range of operation about 200 miles (321 kilometers). Within this mini sub, it was also believed that it was manned by one of North Korea’s elite 17th Sniper Corps “suicide” troops.
In the darkness of the evening of April 20, 2010, this North Korean miniature submarine attacked the Deepwater Horizon
Oil Rig with what is now believed to be 2 incendiary torpedoes. A massive explosion occurred on the giant rig. Eleven rig workers were killed and today missing while the rest of the rig went up into flames.
Less than forty eight hours later, on April 22, 2010, as reported, it was believed that the entire suicide operation was completed as planned when the Yugo class submarine and its North Korean Sniper Corp crew traveled under water beneath the massive Deepwater Horizon Rig now fully engulfed in flames, exploded the mini sub and crew and effectively sinking the mighty platform rig into the Gulf of Mexico.
On the day after the attack, US Deputy Defense Secretary Michele Flournoy, speaking for the Obama White House declared that “The US has ruled out a military strike against Iran's nuclear program any time soon."
According to DEBKAfiles, this exchange by a serious Pentagon official “at a news conference in Singapore, was contradicted a few hours later when President Barack Obama, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, and the Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen were still insisting that all options were on the table if Iran fails to curb its current nuclear activities.
Right during the same hours as the Obama White House was embroiled in its most serious international and ecological crisis, this diplomatic “reversal was first seen in Tehran as a beckoning finger at America's open door for Iran to return to the negotiating table - Monday and Tuesday, April 19-20, as Iran's foreign minister Manouchehr Mottaki announced his government is willing to go back to talks with the United States and other powers on a deal for its enriched uranium.”
They perceived clearly that there was a storm of controversy in the American White House but thought that it was a “trick to put them to sleep”. But as the Russian intelligence reports came filtering through, Iran suddenly went defensive as reported on DEBKAfiles:
DEBKAfile Special Report – “They claim, mainly on the strength of Russian intelligence sources, that a gradual US military buildup is taking place in Persian Gulf waters that will reach its peak in June and early July. This suspicion dictated the mission set the Revolutionary Guards for its large-scale naval exercise which began Thursday, April 22, of defending Iran from seaborne attack.”
While the Deepwater Horizon rib was now collapsing by a reputed underwater North Korean suicide submarine blowing the entire mini submarine under the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, Iran was suddenly rushed into defensive mode. The Iranian Revolutionary Guards, the financiers of the North Korean Nuclear Armament Program over that past few decades were now suspecting that an imminent attack from America or Israel.
The confusion in the White House may have been seen as a frantic preparation and response retaliation by the American Persian Armada in retaliation for the North Korean attack against the Deepwater Horizon oil rig built by their mutual declared enemies, as President Bush’s Axis of Evil, were both expecting a imminent attack and invasion.
North Korea, true to its form, had a serious way of fulfilling a threat to America as a way of celebrating 2010 Earth Day and by the fact of causing an “act of war”, the world may be experiencing the largest environmental and ecological disaster in our earth’s history. As some experts are beginning to believe, this oil gusher disaster may eventually pollute all the oceans of the world leading to an apocalyptic catastrophe of biblical proportions.
Go to Part One of Deepwater Horizon Series – “North Korea attacks Deepwater Horizon Oil Platform in the Gulf of Mexico”
Go to Part Two of Deepwater Horizon Series – “Torpedoed Deepwater Horizon Oil Platform: Sabotaging the International and Political Scene”
Go to Part Three of Deepwater Horizon Series – “Attack on Deepwater Horizon brings the Earth to the Brink of an Eastern Nuclear Conflagration”