07 May 2010

Gulf Oil Spill Conspiracy Theory

You can always trust the Internet to spawn crazy conspiracy theories. Here's the latest on the latest crazy conspiracy theory courtesy of BoingBoing:

BP oil spill conspiracy theories

I wasn't surprised when Rush Limbaugh noted the suspicious timing of the explosion at the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, occurring as it did on the eve of Earth Day and the impending Cap and Trade Bill announcement and just after Obama's reluctant OK of new drilling leases. Limbaugh suspects "environmental whackos" (click here) and who can blame him? I mean, it's clearly a small step from spiking trees to blowing up oil rigs. And to radical environmentalists, the destruction of the Gulf is a small price to pay to save the Gulf from destruction.

I would file all of the above under the category of "opportunistic political demagoguery" rather than Conspiracy Theory as such. But then this week, David Emery, About.com's Urban Legends editor, forwarded me a viral e mail that's the real thing. The headline reads "US Orders Blackout Over North Korean Torpedoing Of Gulf Of Mexico Oil Rig" ...

The gist of the story is that the oil rig disaster is the work of a North Korean suicide sub, deployed from a "cargo ship" out of Cuba ...

By the way, an update to the original oil spill article is now available: "US Goes To "COCKED PISTOL" Alert Status Over Korean War Fears."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

DRILL BABY DRILL!!!! Sarah Palin's mantra.