Dear Admiral Thad Allen,
I wish to thank you and the United States Coast Guards’ effort in the Gulf Of Mexico Oil Spill so far. I realized that you are dealing with a unique situation that is growing out of proportion. If this was a military threat you and our nation would be better prepared. I read your comments in the news that contain words like hostage and enemies in reference to the state of the nation and the oil spill. I have a sense that you are quantifying the situation so that you may be able to divide your assets to deal with the problem. I applaud the USCG also for trying to separate itself from BP by creating a panel to solicit and reviews ideas from the public, engineers, university and other experts to combat this catastrophe. I feel that I can speak for many of us who stand by to watch in horror and sadness that this oil spill is on going and will continue until August and beyond. We all want to help, and we want to help so badly that we may do drastic things if we do not see results soon. It is demoralizing to hear that our government has already accept defeat based on assessment from BP that the oil will flow until they are successful with the relief wells.
I read that you are doing everything that you can and BP is also doing everything that they can. But as a member of a cynical public, I know, my common sense tells me that I am not hearing the truth. The solution to the oil spill has to be for the United States Government to stop the oil leak now. The solution will not come from BP because their every failed attempts so far were to “contain”, more exact, to extract, the oil. We all knew this has been their objective from the beginning.
A solution no one dare to mentioned is to remove the blow out preventer , BOP, that stands in the way of so many other solutions to cap this well. The oil industry has many tools and equipment already made and available to cap and fill this well, but all is moot when the BOP stands in the way. Everything has not been done because BP goals is still to extract. The American people’s goal on the other hand is to stop the flow off oil now and not August. We cannot settle for anything other than a 100% success.
We as the citizen of this great country need you to protect us. We are being harmed, and our future poisoned. Please do not let this be a Pearl Harbor and 9-11, where early warnings went unnoticed. This man made, man caused disaster will surpass both of those historic events in terms of damage to the economy and natural resources. If you must treat it as an act of aggression to this country in order for you to mobilize this country to protect itself, then please do so.
Thank you so much for your time,
Hai Van On