Did North Korea Torpedo Oil Rig In US Gulf?

The destruction of a BP oil rig in the Gulf Coast has led to a lot of speculation and rumor-mongering on the Internet, focusing on the possibility that rogue Communist dictatorship North Korea was at fault.

An explosion at the Deepwater Horizon rig on April 20th killed 11 people and eventually collapsed the rig into the Gulf, sending 5,000 barrels of oil a day out and into the water.

Oil is still spilling out into the Gulf at that rate as of this writing.

BP PLC chairman Lamar McKay has blamed “a failed piece of equipment” for what many are saying is a greater natural disaster than the 1989 USS Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska.

While an oil-drilling procedure known as cementing has come under scrutiny as the most probable cause for the catastrophe, bloggers and conspiracy-theorists have taken to their keyboards to fill in alternative explanations.  Some point to the convenient out it gives Barack Obama from drilling domestically, as his core constituency is against the “drill, baby, drill” efforts pushed by Republicans.

Many have concluded that the platform sunk due to sabotage of some nature. No oil spills happened when Hurricane Katrina hit the area in 2005, they note.  A curious point leading people to think sabotage was at fault is the fact that US President Barack Obama has ordered SWAT teams to inspect all platforms and rigs:

This conclusion has been spurred by alleged Kremlin reports that the Obama Administration has ordered a news blackout, preventing reporters from gaining access to the area or discovering information that would confirm or disprove the charges. At least one mainstream news outlet, television station WRAL in Raleigh, North Carolina, has reported the story that quotes heavily from the Russians.

The political angle has not been missed by Republican bloggers and even more supposedly responsible talk radio hosts, like the neo-conservative Mark Levin:

While some say environmental extremists, who have committed acts of terror in the past are responsible, the dominant theory that has emerged is that a North Korean sub torpedoed the rig. The Deepwater Horizon oil platform was owned by Transocean, the largest offshore drilling contractor in the world. It was also built and financed by South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd., which leads many to think about a North Korean attack.

North Korea has been increasingly aggressive since announcing it has developed nuclear weapons last May. It has waged a heavy cyberwar against the United States, arrested and later released two American journalist it accused of espionage, and has been caught shipping military cargo to rogue African nations. North Korea has also become the clear suspect in the March sinking of a South Korean battleship.

94 comments

  • Maybe I know too many frugal folk; but, I admit I’m astounded at how easy it appears to be to hustle you ignorant gits. More power to Peter Goodman – I guess.

    He should start an evangelical church next and get in on the real money.

  • The last time I checked the North Korean’s don’t have nuclear powered submarines. So that leaves them with diesel boats to cross the Pacific, cruise around the tip of South America, and then head up to the gulf to blow-up the oil rig! Do you think they refueled in Pearl Harbor then Los Angeles or San Diego? Environmentalists did it, the same group that spiked trees in the Pacific Northwest or the one’s that burned a ski lodge near Aspen, Colorado?
    I think it’s a s-t-r-e-t-c-h. How about equipment failure, or someone no paying attention to the controls, or an adequate design that caused the explosion/fire.

  • Okay…someone has opened the gates to the nut-house! Please people…it was a tragic accident. NOT EVERYTHING IS TERRORISM!!!! Good grief.

  • Okay…someone opened the gates to the nut-house!!! Please people….it was a tragic ACCIDENT!!! Maybe in negligence, but nonetheless…an ACCIDENT. NOT EVERY TRAGEDY IS AN ACT OF TERRORISM!!!! Good grief…..

  • http://www.nola.com/news/gulf-oil-spill/index.ssf/2010/05/safety_fluid_was_removed_befor.html

    “We had set the bottom cement plug,” the caller said. “At that point the BOP stack, the blowout preventer, was tested. I don’t know the results of that test. However, it must have passed because at that point they elected to displace the marine riser from the vessel to the sea floor. They displaced all the mud out to the riser preparing to unlatch from the well two days later. So they displaced it with sea water.”

    Bickford’s client went on to say that the crew opened a valve on the well head, allowing a huge kick of gas to push the seawater out the top of the marine riser and all the way to the top of the rig tower, 240 feet in the air. The resulting explosion probably instantly killed his colleagues who were in the path of the gas, “James” said.

  • @ 2

    Actually, if it were an act of war, it would be “permissable” since North Korea and South Korea ARE at war. They have been for more than 50 years.

  • The disinfo comes from Sorcha Faal, the greatest disinfo person on this globe. Never ever use any info that comes from this person. Take a look at Sorcha’s articles- they are hilarious and never backed up with any facts but her own links.

  • Terrerist my A@@!!! It was an accident caused by human error or equipment malfuntion or both. The did not catch a gas bubble before it got to the surface, this is called a kick.

  • If any of you right-wing a-holes believe this bullshit story, I've got a bridge to sell you in Arizona.

  • forget whose fault and have a world wide response to the solution ,these kind of disasters affect the whoie world

  • this is the stupidest thing i’ve ever read. i cannot believe any of you idiots are wasting you time thinking about such garbage. do you really think a nation working off of 1970s soviet submarine technology would really be able to get within 50 miles of the lousiana coast, blow up an oil rig, the put away undetected. come on people! you’re all idiots.

  • Goldman shorted the gulf just days prior to the oil rig going down, seems easier now to short a stock and then engineering a disaster…I find just a bit to much to call it just a coincidence.

  • Whether it was done intentionally by anyone can never be proven. This discussion does raise some interesting points though. Would the North Koreans do this if they had the technology? Would they think the current administration would not repsond? Would the current administration support the North Koreans? Would the administration take such action themselves?

    Like every other thing reported in the mainstream media, we have no idea what the truth is. This is a political issue reported by those controlled by the socialists in the US government. How do we even know there was an oil spill?

    The bottom line of all this discussion is that we cannot trust the Obama regime, nor the liberal mainstream media.

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  • the best psychic in the world says that north korea is to blame.

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  • The whole thing on blaming faulty equpment is flawed if you are going to invest top$in a venture like this you dotn buy your parts at K-Mart. And a sub can park off Cape Caniveral florida withness a launch and surface within eye sight of the beach and nobody but the folks on the beach or surfers saw the red flag on the tower when it rose…eye witness to that. If you belive the governmet and the news media you may think General Custard was out on a picnic and attcked by indians too

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  • “On July 12, the second intercepted North Korean freighter was sunk in the Arabian Sea by torpedoes fired from a US submarine 100 miles southeast of the Iranian naval base-port of Chah Bahar.”
    If a Chinese-made Yu-3 type torpedo is presumed to have hit the Navy corvette, why don’t go and invade China.
    If they want to kill each other, let them do it till get tired and quit. They are in war since 1950.

  • 911 was an inside job. who’s to say this wasn’t?

  • I THROUGHLY BELIEVE THAT THIS IS A COVER UP BY THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION, KOREA HAS THREATENED US FOR THE LAST TIME. IF OUR COMMANDER IN CHIEF IS COVERING UP ANYTHING IT IS TO SAVE HIS ASS. HE HAS DONE NOTHING BUT CAUSE THIS COUNTRY TURMOIL AND CHAOS. HE IS NOTHING MORE THAN A MAN WITH A TITLE WHO CHOOSES TO DO NOTHING BUT TO BETTER HIMSELF AND ALL THE MINORITIES. SO TAKE WHAT YOU WILL FROM THIS I REALLY DON’T CARE WHAT PEOPLE THINK OF MY IDEAS BUT YOU BETTER BELIEVE OBAMANATION WILL DESTROY US ALL.

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    i hear the north koreans killed michael jackson, too.

    i saw it on alex jones, so it must be true.

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  • Haha and you are all the same people who believe that terrorist actually brought down the world trade centers, despite there NEVER EVER being a skyscraper collapse due to an airplane collision. Or the fact that jet fuel doesn’t burn hot enough to melt tempered steel.

    You just believe what the news says and don’t do any of your own research. What a bunch of sheep. Why were military ships deployed to other rigs in the area after the explosion? Why are FBI guys inspecting other rigs in the area? Does the FBI know about oil rigs now?

    Wake up you idiots, our government is out of control and if you think they’er telling you everything then you’re just completely stupid. I am not a conspiracy nut and don’t automatically think the government is bad. But lets face it… Lately, our politicians have done almost nothing to benefit the country and all they do is argue and fillibuster to waste time and get nothing done. They are at a complete standstill and you stupid, lazy sheep just fall into line sucking up their lies like milk out of your mom’s teet.

    Wow are you in for a shock in a couple years when everything really goes to hell. Hope you’re prepared because this is only the beginning. Just wait and see.

  • The leak could have easily been stopped within days. Why hasn’t it yet!?! The bigger catastrophe this is; the more power the current administration will have over the petroleum industry in the future. I’m not into conspiracies, but this is the ONLY thing that makes sense to me…

  • TO YOU NON BELIEVERS IF IT WAS NOT AN ATTACK—THEN WHY DID OBAMA SEND SWAT TEAMS TO THE OTHER RIGS..THE ONLY SKILLS THESE GUYS HAVE IS KILLING PEOPLE. THEY ARE NOT ENGINEERS, SO GIVE THIS MORE THOUGHT.. JUST THE FACT THAT AFTER 40 DAYS ITS STILL BLOWING SHOULD TELL YOU THERE IS A RAT IN THE BAG…BUT THEN AGAIN THIS COULD JUST BE ANOTHER 911 HOME GROWN BLAST. DO YOU REALLY TRUST ANY ONE ANY MORE. I TRUST OUR GOVERNMENT AS FAR AS I CAN THROW A D-8 CAT. DOZER.—ANY ONE WHO ATE UP THE 911 STORY STILL BELIEVES IN THE TOOTH FAIRY.—THE ONLY TIME YOU CAN TRUST THE MEDIA IS WHEN THEY SAY– —-NOTHING LIKE NOW——-A BLACK OUT OR SHOULD I SAY A WHITE OUT….

  • I have had some of the rig welders in my office for various mandatory testing by Chevron and BP. The welders tell me that all pipes should have a ground wire on them no matter what they carry. I would be inclined to believe that it is possible that a pipe had not been properly grounded and an underwater welder had a misfortunate opportunity to see what happens up close and personal.

  • BOTH KOREA’S ARE SHIT!!, both donesn’t like EEUU…

  • explodes on earthday, need a bump in crude oil prices?dend swat teams … once settled down why not blow up another. they know more than us. dont drill for our oil so were crippled in case of war or imbargo . we would be screwed.Do we make enough goods here to be self supplied or do we have to go to china for militay ware?.

    • If you dont think the North Koreans could have done that, you are really in for an awakening. It makes more sense than anything I’ve heard so far. They have the motive and the means. We better start looking to the south, they are very friendly with our southern neighbors. We have let happen what John F Kennedy stopped a long time ago, letting missles and equipment into the Gulf and Cuba. I say send about 12 missles out now before its too late.

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