Oil flows freely into Gulf after BP removes cap

Move is first step in placing a tighter dome over leak; if all goes according to plan, the gushing oil could be sealed as soon as Monday.

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I hate to be such a cynic, but especially after Saddam's "nooks" I smell a huge rat here.

Take a look at the live cams right now, supposedly working on the uncapped well. (Warning, this link sometimes crashes Firefox).

Now, take a look at still framecaps from the well only a couple weeks ago when the cap was still in place.

The live cams, with the cap supposedly removed today, do not seem to show anywhere near as much oil coming out of the pipe.

How can we know we are in fact looking at the actual well head and not a staged recreation for propaganda purposes, especially with famed film maker James Cameron having been on scene for many weeks now.

Yes, this idea is a little out there, but decoys for military purposes are big business in the US; it is hardly a novelty to the government point of view.

Ask yourself if BP would fake a well capping to contain the bad publicity and save their stock price.

Ask yourself if Obama would fake a well capping to avoid having the disaster as an issue come November?

Second issue. We know from the failure of the first Top Kill procedure, as well as from the seepage coming from the ocean floor around the well head, that there has been a subsurface blowout about 1000 feet down where a piece of safety gear was damaged by the drilling process. BP calls it a malfunctioning disk.

So, there are at least two vents in the pipe system, one at the well head and another 1000 feet down. Capping the well head makes absolutely no sense at all other than a public relations stunt because the oil and methane will continue to escape from the subsurface blowout lower down. Indeed, the pressure and flow of the leakage into the formation will increase with the capping of the well head, hastening the moment then the subsurface blowout breaches the ocean floor and sends the accumulated oil and gas from the last 80 days to the surface in a single giant blowout.

If this is the real well head and not a fake created for public relations purposes, this is a dangerous and reckless thing to do for the sake of an election-saving headline.

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