The Four Horseman of the Gulf: Transocean’s Role

By David Hodges, thecommonsenseshow

Louisiana has crept back into the news again, and again, this news is not good. It is long overdue that credit be given where credit is due with regard to the underlying conspiracy in relation to the Great Gulf Coast Holocaust. As the Gulf, once again, stands upon the precipice of disaster, it is time to begin naming names. After reading the next two articles, I believe that most readers will join me in calling for indictments and long prison sentences for the complicit officials of BP, Halliburton, Goldman Sachs and Transocean.

As I pointed out in a previous article, we now conclusively know that Methane laden oil and Corexit, resulting from the BP oil spill, permeates the entire geological structure and threatens to reap widespread devastation upon the beleaguered State and perhaps even the entire region. The methane and Corexit has even made its way into the New Madrid Fault prompting FEMA earthquake drills and the need to ship thousands of generators to Louisiana. Additionally, the ongoing health, safety of the food and the quality of the air are still seriously jeopardizing the health of Gulf Coast residents and I call for justice for this catastrophe which knows no bounds.

The so-called “BP oil spill,” arguably stands as the greatest ecological disaster in the history of mankind. What has been labeled as a tragic accident by the corporate controlled media, was anything but an accident. With the coastal regions of Louisiana facing such dire dangers, it is time to give credit where credit is due. It is time to identify the corporations and the individuals who have brought this devastation upon the goals.

Four predatory criminal enterprise corporations consisting of what I have dubbed, The Four Horseman of the Apocalypse (i.e., Transocean, British Petroleum, Halliburton and Goldman Sachs), had demonstrable foreknowledge of the impending explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig. How can you be sure that this fact is true? The short answer is, to simply follow the money.

The actions of these corporations with regard to money movement in concert with each other, makes it clear that these four corporations had foreknowledge of what was going to transpire. Rather than alerting the authorities, the public and the employees stationed on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig of the impending disaster, instead chose to remain silent and to position themselves to profit from this event which resulted in 11 completely avoidable fatalities as well as the ecological destruction of an entire region with an ongoing and an ever-expanding perimeter of devastation which still serves to imperil Louisiana to this day.

Follow The Money

“Follow the money” is a familiar refrain when one is trying to ascertain the motives which underlie predatory criminal actions. Greed was certainly a motivating factor for the collective criminal actions of these for corporations.

Our journalistic trek will prove to be a surprisingly simple endeavor because all we will have to do to comprehend the motives and goals of these “spillioniares,” is to the follow the money trail. And for that, we begin with Transocean.

Transocean’s Nefarious Character

On the food chain of Gulf Coast co-conspirators, the evidence demonstrates that Transocean merely played the role of an errand boy. Yet, this criminally orientated transnational corporation willingly served as the perfect stooge from which to do the bidding of the masterminds of this event (e.g., Goldman Sachs).

Contrary to popular belief, BP did not own the ill-fated Deepwater Horizon oil rig. The owner of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig was Transocean. As with any criminal investigation, it is prudent to begin by analyzing the criminal character of the accused.

Transocean is indeed a proven criminal enterprise corporation with a long history of significant legal entanglements involving many national governments. Transocean’s legal transgressions include, but are not limited to, the bribery of foreign governmental officials, tax fraud, tax evasion and falsifying records.

It is now clear that Goldman Sachs, who will be proven to be the mastermind organization behind this tragedy, sought out Transocean in order to play the role of the “hit man” in this tragedy.

It is important to note that Transocean began an intimate relationship with fellow Gulf co-conspirator and orchestrator of this tragedy, Goldman Sachs, in 2007 as Transocean was merged into its current corporate state which included incorporating Transocean into a Cayman Island Corporation. A Cayman Island corporation would be more difficult to prosecute, and to secure evidence from, by the United States government. It does not take a great deal of imagination to understand why Goldman Sachs took an interest in creating the new look Transocean when one considers the “Stooge” role Transocean would soon play in the Gulf event, less than three years later. Transocean legal status had to extend beyond the reach of the United States justice system because they could have implicated the other three co-conspirators.

Transocean’s Criminal Past

Most recently, Transocean has been prosecuted by the governments of Norway and the United States. Transocean is being prosecuted by the Norwegian government for fraud and failing to pay taxes on over 10 billion dollars of profit.

Transocean is also being prosecuted by the United States government. In the case of The United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division, of the United States of America v. Transocean, the American government is prosecuting Transocean on four counts:

COUNT 1- Conspiracy to Violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (18 U.S.c. § 371

COUNT 2- Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Violation – Nigeria (15 U.S.C. § 78dd-l(a)).

COUNT 3- False Books and Records – Nigeria (15 U.S.C. §§ 78rn(b)(2)(A), 78m(b)(5), 78ff(a)).

COUNT 4- False Books and Records – Nigeria (15 U.S.C. §§ 78m(b)(2)(A), 78m(b)(5), 78ff(a)) [3].

Given Transocean’s propensity for criminal activity, it is easy to ascertain why Goldman Sachs targeted Transocean, for, yet another, criminal enterprise activity involving the Gulf, as this Cayman Island Corporation has repeatedly proven to be undeniably corruptible and would earn their New World Order stripes by becoming a prime candidate in the furtherance of this far reaching conspiracy.

Transocean’s Fulfills Its Mission

Despite some woefully incomplete investigations by the United States Congress, it is still possible to piece together Transocean’s criminal acts on the night of the tragedy.

Thanks to the expertise of Maritime expert, Captain Kelly Sweeney, it has been determined that Transocean willfully destroyed evidence in an attempt to cover up their crime which resulted in the destruction of the oil rig when Sweeney announced on The Common Sense Show with Dave Hodges, that six hours of tapes from the bridge, which preceded the explosion and destruction of the Deepwater Horizon, mysteriously disappeared. Further, Captain Sweeney told listeners that the black box, required to be operational on every large oil rig, was never recovered following the explosion. When Sweeney was asked how often a black box is not recovered from such an oil rig explosion, he replied, “This is the first time in maritime history that a black box from a destroyed oil rig was not recovered.” This reminds me of how the doctors performing the autopsy on President Kennedy somehow managed to lose his brain, presumably to prevent a real forensic analysis of the head shot to be performed.

Follow the Money

Transocean insured the Deepwater Horizon oil rig with Lloyds of London shortly before the “accident.” Transocean did not just insure their oil rig, they double insured the rig and Transocean unashamedly walked away with a $270 million dollar profit immediately following the explosion. Please ask yourself, if you double-insured your house and then your house mysteriously burned down the following week, what do you think local authorities would say?

Shouldn’t the “coincidence” of having a grossly over-inflated insurance policy on the rig acquired in proximity to the explosion have raised the eyebrows of congressional investigators? Well, it did raise the level of concern for many in the legislative branch of the government. In fact, eighteen Democratic senators asked the Justice Department to investigate the operator of the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling rig after Transocean announced it would pay out $1 billion to shareholders as the leaking oil continued to pour into the Gulf.

The House of Representatives voted 420 to 1 to give the Presidential Commission charged with the duty of investigating the BP oil spill, the power it needed to subpoena witnesses. However, Transocean and its accomplices BP, Halliburton and Goldman Sachs could never allow a real investigation to take place because the damning evidence has always been hiding in plain sight. Bowing to the pressure from these co-conspirators, the Senate promptly blocked any meaningful investigation when the subpoena power, needed by the Commission to properly investigate this conspiracy, was unilaterally denied. The Senate further blocked giving the Presidential Commission the power it needed to compel the oil rig captain to account for the six hours of missing tapes and what efforts were made to recover the rig’s black box. Does anyone else feel like they are reading a replay of the 9/11 Commission’s investigation into the same black box topic in this same song, second verse approach to this investigation?

If the Commission was armed with subpoena power, Transocean would have had to defend the timing and the excessive amount of insurance coverage taken out on the rig. If the Commission had subpoena power, they could have compelled the testimony of key people like BP’s Bob Kaluza who was assigned to the Transocean-owned oil rig just days before the explosion and then refused to participate in Congressional hearings by invoking his Fifth Amendment Right in order to avoid self-incrimination.

Another curious event occurred when Goldman Sachs shorted Transocean stock immediately before the explosions sank the rig. This meant that preferred Transocean insiders had their stock values insured against the impending collapse of their stock’s value. I wonder what Americans would say if it was common knowledge that Goldman Sachs also shorted airline stocks prior to 9/11 then did the same thing again just prior to the collapse of the housing bubble for which they were fined a mere $450,000 by the Securities and Exchange Commission and. Yet, there does seem to be honor among thieves as Goldman Sachs did take definitive steps to protect the value of Transocean’s stock hours before the explosion.

Where is the subsequent outrage? Where was the Congressional investigation which should have followed such a mysterious set of provable “coincidences?”

Adding Insult to Injury

Despite the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig which killed 11 people, Transocean rewarded its top executives with bonuses for achieving the “best year in safety performance in our company’s history.” Transocean CEO Steve Newman received a bonus payout of $374,062 which added to his total compensation package of $5.8 million.

An Unacceptable Outcome

Most of the American public presently views the Gulf “oil spill” as some remote historical event in which the federal government has fully mediated the crisis. Meanwhile, back in the real world, Gulf residents are dying from the continued spraying of Corexit, the food chain has been irreparably damaged and let us not forget the 11 men who perished. Yet, nobody has been brought to justice. Meanwhile, Transocean, with a criminal history longer than my proverbial arm, literally and figuratively has gotten away with and profited from criminally negligent homicide, at best, and second degree murder at worst.

The police frequently break up illegal drug enterprises by catching the lower level operatives and making deals related to reducing the sentencing in exchange for giving up more prominent suspects which are higher up on the criminal pecking order. In this conspiracy, Transocean is that lower level operative. If the government was truly interested in the truth and rewarding the Gulf residents with justice, Transocean would be turned upside down for when a known felon is caught with blood on their hands, the authorities would most assuredly investigate the bloody felon! Why should Transocean be any different than any other common criminal? Why, then, is the government hell-bent on letting this crime against humanity go unpunished? For reasons, which will be revealed, along with the damning documentation in a later part in this series, let’s just suffice it to say, for now, that when the chief enforcer of nation’s laws has 85 million reasons to remain complicit in this conspiracy, through a combination of his lies, inaction and silence, it will be easy for the reader to understand how the long arm of law was amputated by the personal greed and professional ambitions of America’s chief executive.

Every American needs to ask themselves, what kind of investigation can be conducted by a governmental organization when the principal investigating body cannot subpoena key, and sometimes, unwilling witnesses? In short, the American people, particularly Gulf Coast residents, have not had the satisfaction of having had a legitimate investigation conducted with regard to this crisis. Parts one through four of this series has clearly documented that the government and “The Four Horseman” have repeatedly lied about the ecological damage done to the Gulf, repeatedly lied about the damage done to the people and their health, repeatedly lied about the damage done economic health of the Gulf, and they continue to lie about the failure to properly compensate the victims in the Gulf while the continuing and unfolding holocaust is still growing in scope given the growing sinkhole/explosions issue.

Transocean is only the beginning of this conspiracy as the next part of this series takes the investigation to another level as the shocking complicity of Goldman Sachs, BP and Halliburton and their minions will be exposed.

Until then, I would like to mention that I’m not suicidal, I’m not on psychotropic medication, which could make one prone to suicidal or violent enacting behavior and I haven’t been in an automobile accident of any significance in my life. I’m well aware of what happened to Matt Simmons and at least nine other people who died mysterious deaths after exposing various aspects of this conspiracy.

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