While the word is that most of the oil leaking out of the well is being collected by the cap that BP was able to put in place, it’s not completely under control. In addition, BP released a statement on Monday in which it admitted that, “It will be a few days before an assessment can be made as to the success of this containment effort,” according to www.bloomberg.com. BP also said of that operation that, “never before has (such an effort) been deployed at these depths and conditions, and its efficiency and ability to contain the oil and gas cannot be assured.”
The words seem to be a haunting echo of what was suggested last week by Fred Aminzadeh, a research professor at the University of Southern California: “The ultimate worst-case scenario is that the well is never successfully plugged.” In which case, it would take about a decade for it to stop on its own. Even if the leak can be stopped, the Gulf will still be dealing with the mess until well into the fall – seemingly right in time for elections. And since about 220 miles of shoreline has been affected so far, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana will likely be some of the states watching the closest regarding what their respective representatives are able to convince Washington they should be doing about it, and making their thoughts on those results known in the voting booth. Especially if their Representatives decide to use the disaster as an excuse to support the nationalization of the oil industry and the financially destructive cap and trade bill.
While the world continues to gape at the horror of the oil spill, Congress is off in another greasy, dark, ominous corner racing to get the final version of the Wall Street reform bill passed. They hope to accomplish this fastidious disaster by the end of June. This particular aid to the monetary facet of the One World system (New World Order) has analysts speculating that a restructuring will be avoided. Policy analyst Jaret Seiberg of Concept Capital told www.reuters.com on Monday that, “This bill is more about profitability and less about viability. That means the legislation will hurt the banking sector, but it will not sink it” (emphasis added). If a restructuring is avoided, it will likely only be temporarily avoided.
Meanwhile, churches in the Gulf area have concluded that what is impossible with man, is possible with God. Christians from The Wesleyan Church, the Church of Nazarene, and Southern Baptists have dropped their denominational differences and they gathered on Sunday to ask God to intervene regarding the oil spill, according to a www.Christianpost.com article.
Dr Dan Berry, the south Costal district superintendent of the Wesleyan church said that churches recognize that the spill is going to have serious economic ramifications for much of the nation, and that, “Men have tried for weeks to stop the flow of oil and to date, all has failed. We need to call on God to stop the flow now. Our God stopped the flow of water for Israel to cross the Red Sea and He can cease the flow from this ruptured well.”
Perhaps another thing that God will do is bring this nation back to a place where we realize that the reason that America has been blessed with the privilege of being a superpower in the world, the reason we have long had the reputation of being the land of opportunity, is because we used to be a nation that recognized and honored Him as the One True God.