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Republican candidate: Obama, BP ‘colluded’ to make oil spill happen

• Daniel Tencer Raw Story

Bill Randall, a North Carolina Republican candidate for Congress, is calling for a “thorough investigation” into whether President Barack Obama’s administration colluded with BP to allow the Gulf oil spill.

“There were procedures that were violated by BP that the federal government signed off on, safeguards that decades of engineering wherewithal and knowledge told them that this way the way to do it,” Randall told reporters earlier this week. “They intentionally bypassed that and the safety was compromised.”

Randall continued: “I’m not necessarily a conspiracy person, but I don’t think enough investigation has been done on this. Someone needs to be digging into that situation. Personally, and this is purely speculative on my part and not based on any fact, but personally I feel there is a possibility that there was some sort of collusion.”

Though Randall has insisted he doesn’t know why the Obama administration would want to do this, his claim came in response to a question about whether he supported President Obama’s six-month moratorium on deep-water drilling. That would suggest Randall may be reflecting the views of some conservatives who suspect the oil spill may have been caused on purpose by environmentalists or other people who want to turn public opinion against oil drilling and pass climate-change and green energy legislation.

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At a follow-up press conference Thursday, Randall defended his call for an investigation into possible collusion between BP and the federal government but denied that his earlier comments suggested the spill was made to happen or allowed to happen.

Asked if he thought the oil spill was intentional, Randall replied, “I don’t think you can take anything from my statement that indicates that.”

Randall’s comments have become fodder for his Republican opponent, Bernie Reeves, in a June 22 run-off primary, reports the Charlotte News & Observer. And they prompted a scathing editorial in the Greensboro News-Record.

“Randall’s recent cockeyed ramblings that the Obama administration and BP have conspired to spill oil in the Gulf of Mexico should cause voters to wonder if he’s out of touch … with reality,” the editorial states. “Making such groundless accusations without even the flimsiest corroboration will add nothing to the national dialogue on cause, response, accountability and how to prevent such an unprecedented environmental catastrophe from ever happening again.”

The following video was uploaded to the Web by Crooks and Liars, June 18, 2010.

5 Comments in Response to

Comment by Die Daily
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@003141: I'm with you on that. The title being a bit off is true, but it's a minor detail. The evidence of conspiracy and prior knowledge is significant. Just a taste:

Goldman Sachs Reveals it Shorted Gulf of Mexico quoting the email from Goldman employee Fabrice "Fabulous Fab" Tourre to his girlfriend bragging about the firm “taking a ‘big short’ position on the Gulf: “One oil rig goes down and we’re going to be rolling in dough,” Mr. Tourre wrote in one email. “Suck it, fishies and birdies!”

Bureau of Land Management Was Doing A Surprise Inspection On Oil Rig 2 Hours Before It Exploded! And The Interior Department Exempted BP's Gulf of Mexico Drilling Operation From A Detailed Environmental Impact Analysis Last Year!, and

Goldman Sachs sold $250 million of BP stock (44%) THREE WEEKS before spill [on the heels of an SEC civil suit over "misrepresenting a mortgage-investment product inherently designed to fail". Wachovia and UBS also sold much larger percentages of their BP stock, at 98 percently and 97 percent respectively.

BP chief Tony Hayward sold shares weeks before oil spill
The chief executive of BP sold £1.4 million of his shares in the fuel giant weeks before the Gulf of Mexico oil spill caused its value to collapse.

We now have about two dozen separate testimonials from rig workers and contractors stating that BP ignored a litany of warnings, cautions and outright protests. Even fishier was the BP exec that in an unusual display of micromanagement took personal control of the well and overrode his angry crew once more, insisting on the use of water rather than drilling mud. I think it is quite plausible that the entire incident could have been pre-arranged.

Comment by Concerned Patriot
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Whats an Obongo Eric?

Comment by Freed Radical
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I completely agree with you Mr. Hodges.  At the very least, Obongo & Rahm will not let a good crisis go to waste and they will use this to push Cap & Tax.  At the very worst, the explosion was intentionally caused and will be used like the 911 flase flag attacks to foist the Cap & Tax tyranny on the world.


Comment by Dave Hodges
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 Editor's Note

The title was created by the author of the article. It implies conspiracy which I believe is accurate. The only question remains, did the conspiracy predate the event? Or, was Obama in collusion with BP to take advantage of the single greatest ecological disaster in the history of man is easier prove.   Randall is correct in calling for an investigation- YOU AND I BOTH KNOW THAT THERE WILL NEVER BE A MEANINGFUL INVESTIGATION.  

Cap and Trade has new life because of rhis event and gives meaning to the Obama administration of not letting a good crises go to waste. That is a conspiracy that is easy to prove.

Dave Hodges

Comment by G Cone
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This headline is inaccurate and misleading. This is the kind of misleading statement that makes the liberty movement look like a bunch of paranoid idiots The person in question is positively asserting that this collusion happened, he is merely saying he has concerns and that an investigation should be done. 

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