According to Foreign Policy, thirteen entities had offered the U.S. oil spill assistance within about two weeks of the Horizon rig explosion. They were the governments of Canada, Croatia, France, Germany, Ireland, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Republic of Korea, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United Nations.Seems we don't have the technology to clean up the spill, but other countries do. The Jones Act stops the U.S. from accepting such help --- so it seems, but that is not the reality. The article points out that waivers are made, and the Jones Act wasn't, and isn't, meant to apply to cases like this, certainly not this. No, clearly the excuse of the "Jones Act" is a cover for what is really going on.
The U.S. response - Thank you, but no thank you, we've got it.
"..While there is no need right now that the U.S. cannot meet, the U.S. Coast Guard is assessing these offers of assistance to see if there will be something which we will need in the near future."
Blame It On The Jones Act?
Separately, Belgian newspaper De Standaard also reported Belgian and Dutch dredgers have technology in-house to fight the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, butthe Jones Act forbids them to work in the U.S.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
U.S. Refused 13 Countries' Help on Clean up of spill
Via piglipstick: Why Did The U.S. Refuse International Help on The Gulf Oil Spill? An excellent question. "False flag," is appearing to make more and more sense. . . however, moot point, it's done, and all the actions and responses by BP and our government underscore the reality that this is what it is: fucking impossible to really fathom.