On this blog, we've been convinced that the explosion of, and ensuing oil leakage from, the BP Horizon Deepwater rig was an inside job pulled off by the Obama administration in order to walk back its timid support for offshore drilling (while still maintaining that at least he tried a "bipartisan" solution) and simultaneously allowing them to jam through a "cap and trade" carbon bill, one that would likely destroy the private sector but in the meantime would help pay for the social welfare programs imposed by the Democrats. And create a few jobs to brag about in the interim.
But perhaps there is another culprit here...could the BP explosion and oil spill have been engineered by the British in order to irreparably harm Barack Obama, the most anti-British American president since George Washington?
Brit Peter Hitchens:
It may help us all grow up and stop fawning on Washington. Far too many people – many of them academics, many politicians – continue to jabber about a supposed ‘special relationship’ between our two countries.
I used to think that no such thing existed. Recently, I have become convinced that it does, and that it is in fact a Specially Bad Relationship.
Not under George W. Bush, it wasn't. But from the day Obama walked into office and tossed aside the bust of Winston Churchill with disdain and disgust, paired with his incredibly cheap and thougtless gifts to the Prime Minister of England, he has made it clear that he has no need for an alliance with the European superpower. Is it revenge for the alleged torture of his grandfather and the hands of the British back in the 1940's? Or is his poisonous attitude being fed by the loathsome Michelle Obama? The Brits were wise to this over a year ago:
We may just LURVE Michelle's fashion sense. But Michelle doesn't reciprocate our affection, one bit. Her broad-brush view of history associates Brits with the wicked white global hegemony responsible for the slave trade. Never mind that a white, Tory Englishman - William Wilberforce - brought the slave trade to an end. Judging by her record, Michelle does not make room for such subtle nuance.
And still the British beat-down continues, with Obama referring to BP as "BRITISH Petroleum", while English pensioners shiver as their savings dwindle with each caustic administration threat against one of England's biggest companies....
But let's go back a second. How would the Brits benefit from the oil spill in the Gulf?
-David Cameron, the new Prime Minister, is a Conservative. Obama - besides loathing the PM personally, as he does all conservatives - shares nothing in the way of Cameron's vision for the future.
-Cameron knows he needs a conservative American president in order for the world economy to have any chance of avoiding a total collapse. If we continue our current ways, we'll be pulling the rest of the world off a cliff with us, Euro bailouts or not.
-Geo-politically, Cameron is aware of the dangers of radical Islam and a nuclear Iran. Obama seems ready to surrender the West to both. The British cannot hold them off alone, no more than they could the Nazis.
-Nick Clegg, Cameron's governing partner, may be Obama-esque in governing philosophy but knows politically he needs a foil. He cannot blast ally Obama for Britain's (and the world's) failings, but a Republican leader? It would be Bush redux, allowing Clegg to push Cameron towards all types of social welfare while throwing American/Republican smoke bombs at the British people.
-OR could BP had done it themselves? Far-fetched (unlike everything else I have written on the topic, I know!), but a short-term loss could equate to a long term gain, as Obama lusts to destroy the oil companies, steal their treasure, and leave us at the mercy of windmills forever...so blow up a rig, lose a few billion, but avoid cap and trade. Would they have cleared it with the British government? And if so - based on the treatment they have received from Baracky - would there have been even one dissenting voice amongst England's leadership?
So the Brits blow up BP's rig in the Gulf, and sit back and watch an already flailing president sink before their eyes. The way becomes paved for a Republican takeover of the nation, giving Cameron a much-needed international partner and Clegg a much-needed international enemy. OK, granted, the spill started about a week before Cameron/Clegg was elected, but was there really ever any doubt?
Likely, Cameron/Clegg did not anticipate how out of hand the whole thing would become, but notice their sincere lack of apology for what has been wrought by a British company. Across the Big Pond, their conspiracy may be kept hidden forever, as Obama gets eaten by his own...