In an effort to make its spill look less horrific, BP is setting fire to surface oil which has been cordoned off by shrimp boats carrying booms.
Ongoing efforts to rescue endangered sea turtles trapped in the oil were shut down by BP as it interfered with the burns. The captain of one of the rescue boats explains in an interview how BP ran him off, forcing him to leave numerous turtles trapped inside the burn cordon.
The Endangered Species Act metes out stiff criminal penalties, including imprisonment and $25,000 per death, to anyone responsible for killing a member of an endangered species.
Rescuers are putting on ice every animal they find killed by the oil. So BP can actually save money by roasting the turtles at sea, instead of risking a rescued turtle might later die.
If you discovered someone setting the neighbor’s dog or cat on fire, and assuming you did not bash in their skull on the spot, what sort of punishment would that sick monster deserve?
In an earlier era, BP’s assets would have been seized, its leaders imprisoned — or tarred & feathered by the mob. America has grown soft and weak, doped out on SOMA. All we can do about this nightmare, it seems, is grumble under our breaths.
BP is a sociopathic entity; its executives & management are twisted murderers. Their punishment must be swift, it must be ruthless, it must be complete. If obama continues to aid & abet their killing spree, he must be impeached.