We have just passed the 50-day milestone of what has become the biggest “oil” spill in United States history. As this article is being written BP executives are currently struggling with a team of scientists and technicians to solve the question of how to cap the flow of “oil.” My question is this: what if this is all a massive conspiracy? What if this is not an oil spill but a massive outbreak of weaponized cholera in the Gulf of Mexico?
Everyone is generally well aware that in today’s culture, biological weapons are a threat that cannot not be seen or heard. While the great nations of the world have agreed to sign the Biological and Toxic Weapons Convention in 1972, that hasn’t stopped many from plunging right on ahead in the name of “peaceful applications.” And besides, when has the United States ever played by the rules in this sort of thing?
Since the beginning of the Republican “Drill, baby, drill” campaign slogan things have been pretty fishy. February and March 2010 saw the building of the original oil rig that sparked all the problems despite the Obama administration maligning McCain for such expansion of drilling in the gulf. The answer? It was never about the drilling, it was always about the bio-weapons being produced in some off-shore laboratory in the gulf.
All of this would contribute to the fact that BP is strenuously denying the severity of this case. They were only part of the façade and so naturally it would normal to want to blame the U.S. government. Carol Browner was correct when she announced that, “This is probably the biggest environmental disaster we’ve ever faced in this country,” a fact that I’m sure will come to light when more people begin drinking the water.
What else would explain Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal’s lightning fast response to declare a state of emergency? Perhaps he was in on the entire thing but either way he most likely found out soon. In an attempt to prevent the spread of the deadly cholera more than 88,000 square miles of federal fishery in the gulf has already been shut down. As oceanographer Ian MacDonald so aptly puts it, “So much of it is still hidden.”
While there may be no direct evidence to support this case, it is certainly possible in this day in age. The unveiling of the presence of cholera in the gulf would truly destroy the ecosystem and put a stain on the track record of both BP and the U.S. forever. Of course, this disaster could merely be a “natural” gigantic oil leak but we cannot be so sure.