Oily Politics Grease the Wheels of Control

bpBy Cassandra Anderson
June 04, 2010

The Obama Administration, in keeping with Rahm Emmanuel's philosophy of "never letting a serious crisis go to waste" is using the BP oil calamity to its advantage.  In order to understand the scope of the problem, we must begin by looking at a brief history of BP and how deeply energy markets affect politics.  Last week, Obama pretended to accept responsibility for the oil spill, but then ridiculously claimed that he didn't know that the ties of corruption between the oil companies and politicians would extend past Bush's administration into his time in office.(1) This is completely absurd, given the long history of oil and energy corruption in America.

BP's genesis began with the discovery of oil in Iran in 1908 by William Knox D'Arcy and became the Anglo-Persian Oil Company.  In 1923, Winston Churchill was secretly paid 5000 British pounds to lobby the British government in order to create a monopoly over Iranian oil.  In 1951, the pro-Western Prime Minister was assassinated and the Iranian Parliament nationalized the oil industry by unanimous vote, and elected a new nationalist Prime Minister, Mossadeq. By 1953, the CIA, with British support, led a coup against Mossadeq and he was ousted.

In 1954 the Anglo- Iranian Oil Company changed its name to British Petroleum and became an international consortium that shared profits with Iran at a 50-50 split. The company was 40% owned by Iran, 40% owned by 5 American companies and 20% owned by Royal Dutch Shell and the French Petroleum Company. No Iranians were allowed on the Board of Directors or to audit the company. The 5 American companies include Exxon, Gulf Oil, Mobil, Standard Oil and Texaco; all of which were controlled, merged or or owned by parent companies affiliated with the Rockefeller family over time.(2)

The provenance of later acquisitions and the creation of subsidiaries are intentionally complex, and it is unlikely that the Rockefellers relinquished control over their oil monopoly when it was broken up as a result of the Sherman Antitrust Act.(3)  Oil cartels traditionally engage in price fixing. While BP is currently a publicly traded company, this does not mean that stockholders control the company.

In 1979 the Ayatollah Khomeini broke all contracts and gave 90% ownership to BP oil and Iran retained a 10% interest. In 1998, BP merged with Amoco (a subsidiary of Standard Oil), and in 2000, acquired ARCO.

Peter Sutherland was the non- executive chairman of BP for 13 years, until the end of 2009 and is an example of the the type of leadership that rules the world. His "accomplishments" include being non- executive Chairman of Goldman Sachs, director of the Bank of Scotland (until it was taken over by the UK government to avoid bankruptcy), former Director General of GATT (now the World Trade Organization), a chairman of the Trilateral Commission and a UN Goodwill Ambassador. Sutherland was instrumental in the UK's immigration mess, negating Ireland's ban on abortion and is reported to be on the steering committee of the Bilderberg group. He has been succeeded by Carl-Henric Svanberg, former CEO of Ericsson telecommunications.(4)

While Obama has claimed full authority over this environmental horror, he did not stop the use of the toxic dispersant "Corexit".  Corexit is produced by NALCO, originally named the National Aluminate Corporation, which formed a limited partnership with Exxon Chemical Company in 1994. Ondeo Nalco was purchased by Goldman Sachs, Apollo and Blackstone in 2003 and is currently a publicly traded company. Given NALCO's business ties, it seems that safe and natural cleanup methods were avoided in the Gulf to pursue an economic agenda. The use of Corexit in Alaska, after the Exxon Valdez disaster, resulted in toxicity to humans that included respiratory, nervous system, liver, kidney and blood disorders.(5)

Perhaps this background provides some clues about Obama's delayed and incompetent reaction to the Gulf oil eruption and the direction of America's future energy policies.  Obama lifted bans for offshore drilling just before the Gulf oil disaster, in order to show support for American energy independence, but now he is considering banning more drilling.  Inefficient "green" energy will be promoted; this is pure Agenda 21 (policies that do not serve the public but are promoted using the environment as the excuse).  Green wind and solar energy are not efficient- Spain provides a good example of financial failure when this system is implemented.(6)  Better solutions for energy independence include natural gas (America is rich with underdeveloped natural gas), alcohol and hemp production.  Alcohol can be made from almost anything that ferments. 

According to Robert Deitch, in his book "Hemp: American History Revisited", Prohibition- the outlaw of alcohol on moral principles, which lasted from 1920- 1933 was a result of collusion between Rockefeller, who owned Standard Oil and Mellon, who owned Gulf Oil.  The purpose of Prohibition was to make America and the new automobile industry reliant on oil instead of alcohol in car engines, which was cheap and easy to make.  Hemp is also a source of natural oil, but it too was a threat to the oil industry and is prohibited by federal law.

Earlier this week, it was announced that a criminal investigation of BP may be conducted.  At first glance, this seems like it is a good idea.  However, we shouldn't expect anything more than window dressing, given BP's history of environmental crimes and lack of accountability, like the massive spill that took place in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska in 2006 that did not result in any felony convictions, despite plenty of evidence against BP.(7)

What we can expect from the "investigation" is more governmental control.  The proposed investigation cites BP's violations against the Clean Water Act; just as the EPA expanded its powers with the Clean Air Act and global warming (they have compiled an 18,000 page document with new regulations), this environmental crisis will likely result in the EPA massively expanding its powers within the realm of energy and water. 

There is also a suggestion of prosecution for Endangered Species Act (ESA) violations; the purpose for this is not to hold BP liable for killing wildlife and sea creatures, but to expand domination by the federal government over the masses, which is the ultimate objective of the ESA under Agenda 21.  In fact, the United Nations recently announced that they are shifting their attention away from man made global warming "problems" to endangered species.  Of course, this is a result of the unravelling of the of the scientific lies about man made global warming which was revealed in numerous scandals including 'Climategate'.(8)  The ESA is used as a weapon to steal private property from Americans, as Dr. Michael Coffman details in his slideshow "Taking Liberty".(9)

Americans should also beware of controlled opposition within environmental groups like Friends of the Earth (FOE), WWF, Sierra Club, NRDC, and many, many more that have financial ties to the Rockefeller and Ford Foundations, the United Nations and oil companies.  Most people think that these organizations are interested in promoting a healthy environment, but they fail to look beyond the surface to see the true objectives of these Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs).  One easy way to spot a compromised NGO is to check their website for global warming alarmist propaganda, look at their board of directors for UN affiliations and examine their objectives (often stated in feel- good language).  NGOs are a big component of Agenda 21 and its corrupt environmental and depopulation policies. 


(1)  http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_gulf_oil_spill_washington

(2)  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BP


(3)  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_Oil

(4)  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Sutherland

(5)  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corexit


(6)  http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/leaked-spanish-report-obamas-model-green-economy-a-disaster-pjm-exclusive/

(7)  http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=19290

(8)  http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6506J820100601


(9)  http://www.takingliberty.us/TLHome.html

(10) http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=19429


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+3 #1 Doug 2010-06-04 16:05
Very informative. Thank you. I mean, it comes as no surprise, but it is just nice to see exactly how the Mob does business.
+3 #2 Emery 2010-06-04 16:11
Thanks great writeup. Difficult to reduce all that info into a readable piece. I would like to have heard more about the Relationship of Rockefeller and Rothschild to BP as The Rothschild's seem to have control. Do you think BP will survive this fiasco? Looks like they have been targeted for devaluation and takeover like Lehman. Does Obama think he can take over the oil industry too or is he acting on behalf of the Rockefeller clan?
+2 #3 Melodye 2010-06-04 19:27
It appears that the "New World Order" Agenda is progressing from a conspiracy theory into main stream politics. The current political parties are quickly becoming visibly powerless.
+1 #4 Luis Angel 2010-06-04 19:51
Unfortunely about eighty percent of all goverment and non-goverment organizations or institutions are just a threeface structures, from top goverment agencies to all the way down to banks, the entire Wall Street economical system and the global economic blocks that help to fund the money game around the world, all with no exemptions are pure scam. This is the model that is ruling the world but in this very moment the internal problems everywhere are pushing very hard our economical ways to fail deeeper into the colapse zone.You better belive it, change is comming hard and a way to put it is like living this very moment under Mr.Gorbachev times.
0 #5 ew_keane 2010-06-04 21:13
Buy as little oil products as you can, with a eye for a way to disconnect from the commercial energy grid.
Plug in and fill up energy is great, but each and every one of us could do more to use each Kw with a little more care.
The sun is the prime mover of life, and wise men say that 'all flesh is grass'
How bout led xmas lights, powered by a 9 volt battery, and lasts for years and years?
-1 #6 Martian 2010-06-05 08:55
Cassandra, excellent article. I would like you to continue your research to connect the dots between BP, Goldman Sachs, Blackstone (Larry Silverstein), Henry Kissinger, and 9-11.
Larry Silverstein (Blackstone) purchased the WTC just a few months before 9-11. Silverstein made $billions on insurance. Blackstone purchased WTC 7 in 2000. WTC 7 was not hit by a plane and collapsed just like WTC 1 & 2. The fact that Blackstone has connections to BP and WTC cannot be a coincidence.
-1 #7 Charles Sifers 2010-06-05 10:23
The fact is that in any other culture, oil company executives would be worshipped as gods, so if they get a little deference from the governments for giving us the lives that we have, then I'm cool with that.

As for cheap alternatives, except for algae oil and microbial produced fuels, there aren't any. Hemp doesn't even figure into the equation. Oh sure, back in the early 1900's when there were a few thousand vehicles that ran a few hundred miles, we could supply them with alcohol, but to try to power all our vehicles with alcohol today is absurd. Not to mention that alcohol is much more expensive to produce than gas, and except for butanol (the process for which has been developed here in Indiana, but they refuse to consider to produce), yields less energy per gallon, so we'd have to burn a bunch more of it.
-1 #8 Charles Sifers 2010-06-05 10:24
Natural gas is a real alternative, but we need the oil companies to get it, and the EPA is the one keeping this off the market. I sent out a post in exactly this situation a few weeks ago when I was looking for a kit to convert my truck to CNG or LPG.

The fact is that we are all complicit in the Gulf oil spill. We are all responsible, and it is typical primitive human behaviour for the angry horde to burn "oil company execs." at the stake in an effort to purge our demons.

Seems the 21st century is little different from the 1st.
-1 #9 Ashley 2010-06-05 16:22
Thanks for the great information. One question though. If in 1979 the Ayatollah Khomeini broke all contracts and gave 90% ownership to BP oil and Iran retained a 10% interest...why would he do that when Iran owned 40% at the time?
I never knew this history of BP and am grateful you have written about it.
-1 #10 Cassandra 2010-06-05 16:38
Hi Ashley- I think that Khomeini gave up Iran's share of its own natural resources goes back to power issues. The Shah was ousted and Khomeini was put in power, which I believe could not have happened unless the banking/ oil interests allowed it, and benefitted from it. I think the Mossadeq coup shows that this is a pattern that has military power behind it. I would recommend William Engdahl's book "A Century of War" for further reading.

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