Wow, talk about some twisted fucked up logic. Thats a serious run of divide by zero errors right there.
Free markets would prevent this because there would be actual accountability - not the mixture of government-corporate hand job relationships that are the norm in society today.
In your mythical "free market", who would hold them accountable? You? The law? oh, thats right, in your fabled free market system there would be no laws to hold against them, that would be socialist regulation.
BP should have been allowed to drill in international waters and access oil
They were allowed. They were issued the permits for this particular well back in 2003, and were given their requested exemptions from inspections and equipment requirements back then. The drilling rig was first emplaced and started operations in February of 2007.
They also threw parties and gave methamphetemine, cocaine, free tropical vacations, plane tickets, exclusive golf course access, and likely cash payments to the very people that were supposed to be policing their operation. The Chief of the MMS has already lost her job over this, and there are more firings to come as soon as this shakes out. Hopefully there will be criminal proceedings against the company and the people who took those bribes, and the corporate personnel who authorized those bribes.
BP has just about the worst safety record in the entire industry. They killed several workers at Cherry Point a few years ago, and tried to clean the accident site before Federal and State inspectors were allowed to enter the refinery grounds. They did the same thing in Texas just last year. They have literally thousands of safety citations that have been left unenforced. The Bush administration had completely stripped the MMS of inspection personnel in its first term. Bush and the GOP had also stripped funding for OSHA and the EPA.
BP has many times been caught red-handed falsifying engineering paperwork and inspection paperwork. The Alyeska pipeline spill in Alaska a couple years ago went totally unnoticed for MONTHS until an Alaska State game warden happened to fly over in a helicopter. That spill was almost as big as the Exxon Valdez, and got almost NO press. BP is still fighting that lawsuit.
Why are you, a devoted nationalist and supporter of the American Revolution, defending a British Corporation
that has consistently refused to obey the laws the American People have put in place over the years to try to prevent this sort of thing? Hell, even in Britain, drilling operations like this are required to double up on BOPs, acoustic triggers and other safety equipment. The chemical dispersants BP is using in the Gulf Of Mexico right now are illegal in every country in the world, except the United States,
because they kill everything they touch, they do not go away, and they do not actually do anything to solve the problem of oil in the water. All it does is spread it out and allow the oil to mix with the water, poisoning everything that comes in contact with it. It destroys fisheries for decades. The shit is terribly lethal.
Unitl a spill like this occurs and then an objective court system (unlike the one we have now) would solve the leak by allowing immediate lawsuits to take place suing the company beyond the point of solvency and reimbursing the parties that were injured, such as inhabitants of the Gulf of Mexico coast (inidividuals and business people).
Once again, how would this be enforced? If there are no regulatory laws, there are no grounds for a lawsuit. Thats what regulations are.
Texas and the US Federal Government filed lawsuits against Pemex after the Ixtoc spill in 1978, citing water quality violations, beach damage and loss of revenue and property damage resulting from that spill. Pemex, and the Mexican government thumbed its nose.
After such a lawsuit and a judgement (in the absence of corrupt politicians interferring) - BP's assets would be seized and they would be banned from
a. drilling for oil within a certain distance of the area affected ever again
b. maintaining retail locations in the same geographical region/country/state, etc
Funny, I said almost that exact same thing a few posts up. You cannot stop a spill with lawyers. You need the technical expertise and the materials and the engineers to do the actual work. BP has those experts, as does Halliburton and Transoceanic. Let the experts do their job, and then roll heads after the fact. What should happen is the company should have the corporate charter revoked completely, and the people responsible for the disaster put in prison. BP and who ever else cause this fuckup should be totally banned from ever doing business in the United States, forever.
c. and a unified and well armed militia from the area affected would after the judgement is issued - launch a military strike on any and all BP locations in the region, and issue licenses to kill to it's highly trained units to track down and take out any and all remaining BP CEO's, executives and those responsible for the spill
Military strikes? Hitmen? Private military? Like who?
Blackwater (s'cuse me, Xe) perhaps?
Give. Me. A. Fucking. Break.
You gonna spill more oil, kill more workers and cause more environmental devastation to satisfy some need for vengeance? What would that solve? How about having actual regulations, requiring them to pay for inspections to enforce those regulations and enforce them with actual teeth instead of just allowing them to ignore and helping them hide the problems, as the Bush/Cheney administration did.
The object should be prevention of spilling the oil in the first place. Not just turning lawyers loose after the fact. The object should be having the ability to force them to stop operations until they unfuck the problems that do come up.
The only people responsible for this spill are the corporate heads of BP, and the government inspectors who were allowed to blow off their jobs for a few sheckels of silver.
Obama would have stopped the oil leak three weeks ago if he was promised a life time supply of watermelons and fried chicken by a BP executive.
This speaks for itself. All it demonstrates is the fact that you are a bigot, and that just presents the real basis for your opinion on the matter.
Go back to Stormfront, moron.