Hello friends, what I have for you tonight, if it is true, is nothing short of terrifying.  The following link that I provide: http://beforeitsnews.com/story/76/057/Scientists_Warn_Gulf_Of_Mexico_Sea_Floor_Fractured_Beyond_Repair.htmldescribes    reports  Anatoly Sagalevitch from the Russian Academy of Sciences as saying that the Gulf of Mexico leak is much worse than we have been told.  In fact the report suggests that the well is not able to be capped, leaving only two options.  Option 1 let the well run dry, which could take as much as 30 years, or seal it with a nuclear bomb.  During the Soviet era the Russians on five occasions used controlled underground nuclear explosions to cap wells.  As a matter of fact, in May the Russian newspaper, Komsomoloskaya Pravda, made this very suggestion.

This is a calamity of amazing proportions if it is true!  First off imagine the outcry of even suggesting detonating a nuclear weapon so close to the shore of the United States.  The political fight over that alone should be an amazing show.  If we do this detonation, what size wave will that throw against the gulf shore?  What type of contamination will the blast inflict upon the ecosystems of the Gulf of Mexico and how long will they take to recover?  On the economic front, should the blast be called for we can call an end to oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, is that Saudi Arabia I hear cheering?  Considering that the report says that oil is leaking from twenty-two separate sites along the sea floor I wonder how many barrels of oil per day are actually leaking out, the count has risen from the original 1000 barrels a day to the most current estimate of  up to 40,000 barrels a day.  This spill is already the third largest of all time and if this report is true, it will quickly become the largest oil spill in the history of mankind and the worst ecological disaster the Gulf of Mexico has ever seen.

The implications are far-reaching from the impact on shrimping, oyster and fishing industries including impacting the Blue Fin Tuna fleets of the northeastern US coast as the area impacted is the birthing and raising ground of these fish.  As we enter hurricane season who on the gulf isn’t terrified that a major storm will come through and throw massive amounts of crude onto the shore and into the sensitive wetlands of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.

The economic implications of this report are beyond alarming.  If we are forced to nuke this well shut, then drilling in the gulf stops and we become much more highly dependent upon foreign oil.  Oil prices will rise quickly and we will see $4 a gallon gas soon, or will it be $5, or $6 a gallon gas?  When oil prices raced past $100 a barrel and domestic gas prices above $4 a gallon our expanding economy suddenly stopped and reversed itself sending us and our financial system on a crash course with depression.  We narrowly avoided that depression and somewhat stabilized our economy, but with the European financial issues we’ve seen serious volatility in our markets.  Nuke this well in the gulf and I fear that the next great depression is a certainty.

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  2. Lora A Ereshan says:

    I would like to email Anatoly Sagalevich myself. I would like first hand confirmation and I would have asked if the Russian teams of scientists did the reports on the fractured sea floor or the Toxic Rain. These reports are not only on Before Its News but also quoted on The European Times.

    This is a source for the other links to the geologist as well. Is the European Times now no longer to be trusted?

    Were there any Russian reports at all?

    Please send his email address to me

    • zdeaconblue says:

      Hello Lora, I will write and ask Dr. Sagalevitch if it is ok to share his e-mail address, it took a bit to find him and I wouldn’t want to give it out without his permission. What he told me quite plainly was that he was on vacation the week he supposedly did the studies and that, and this is easily verifiable all over the web, the submersibles he runs the Mir 1 and Mir 2 were and are still operating in Lake Baikal. I haven’t read reports on toxic rain or any reports of any other Russians who worked on the gulf issues but I can tell you that Dr. Sagalevitch has not been involved. I will respond to your e-mail once I hear back from Anatoly. As for the European Times I can’t comment as I have not read the articles. z.deacon.blue

  3. […] Gulf Seafloor Cracking Rumors to Get Tested Today! By zdeaconblue Today BP will commence with testing its new containment cap set up on the leaking Horizon Well on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico.  I reported earlier in my blog on some of the scary rumors that had been floating around the web concerning that the seafloor was in fact cracked and that oil was not just leaking from the bore hole, but also from multiple cracks along the seafloor.  You can view that original post at:  https://zdeaconblue.wordpress.com/2010/06/14/if-this-is-true-bp-may-lead-the-united-states-into-depre… […]

  4. oliver says:

    Just two side notes:

    “When oil prices raced past $100 a barrel and domestic gas prices above $4 a gallon our expanding economy suddenly stopped and reversed itself sending us and our financial system on a crash course with depression.”

    IIRC the problems of the financial system were mostly caused by reckless gambling of the banks (pretty much the same that happened/happens in Europe); ascribing that to oil prices misses the actual cause.

    “If we are forced to nuke this well shut, then drilling in the gulf stops and we become much more highly dependent upon foreign oil.”

    To a naive geek like me this sounds like a wakeup call to reduce the dependency on oil at all. It just seems very dangerous to make a whole country dependent on one single (scarce) resource; some more diversity might be really useful now. Is there any action going into that direction?

    • zdeaconblue says:

      Without a doubt the financial crisis gave us the push over the edge but GDP is not going to be increasing when oil is over $100 a barrel, which is why OPEC is holding prices lower right now so that they can maintain demand. And yes, our over reliance on one source of energy is a huge problem, thanks for your comment.

  5. A Good Read…

    Very helpful info thanks…

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  7. […] Anatoly Sagalevitch comments on BP Oil crisis in the Gulf of Mexico By zdeaconblue I wrote a post about two weeks ago after reading a story online that Anatoly Sagalevitch, a world renown Russian Oceanographer, had visited the Gulf of Mexico shortly after the Deepwater Horizon platform managed by BP had exploded and collapsed.  According to the article Dr. Sagalevitch had reportedly said that upon his visit to the site in his submersibles, that he in fact saw over 20 cracks on the seafloor leaking.  You can read my post at: https://zdeaconblue.wordpress.com/2010/06/14/if-this-is-true-bp-may-lead-the-united-states-into-depre… […]

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