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Shell Corruption  

Preventable Deaths on Brent Bravo North Sea Production Platform

By John Donovan

Following an investigation by Grampian Police into allegations of corruption involving Shell and the UK Health & Safety Executive, relating to the Brent Bravo scandal, a report was submitted to the Procurator Fiscal, whose officials have subsequently been carrying out further enquiries.
Reliable information reached us today that enquiries are continuing and deepening.

The allegations were made by Bill Campbell, the highly respected retired former HSE Group Auditor of Shell International. He has supplied extensive evidence to the Scottish legal authorities including taped conversations with very senior people at Shell.

The Police investigation followed an email (reproduced below) which Campbell sent to over 600 UK MP’s. It generated cross party support for his calls for an investigation.

FROM:
BILL CAMPBELL, FORMER GROUP AUDITOR OF SHELL INTERNATIONAL.
SENT TO:
EVERY UK MP AND MEMBER OF THE HOUSE OF LORDS.
 

Subject: This could be the most important whistleblower email you have ever received. Some unfortunate Royal Dutch Shell workers have already lost their lives. More lives are at stake.

My name is Bill Campbell. I am a former Group Auditor of Shell International. I am writing to you on a matter of conscience in an effort to avert the inevitability of another major accident in the North Sea. The consequences could potentially impact on families in many constituencies, including your own.

Royal Dutch Shell and the Health & Safety Executive will acknowledge I am an expert on safety matters relating to offshore oil and gas platforms.
In 1999, I was appointed by Shell to lead a safety audit on the Brent Bravo platform. The audit revealed a platform management culture that basically gave a higher priority to production than the safety of Shell employees.
To our astonishment we discovered that a “Touch F*** All” policy was in place. Worse still, safety records were routinely falsified and repairs bodged.

I personally brought the shocking situation to the attention of senior management including Malcolm Brinded, the then Managing Director of Shell Exploration & Production. I revealed that ESDV leak-off tests were purposely falsified, not once but many times and that Brent Bravo platform management had admitted responsibility for the dangerous practices being followed. In response to my team ringing alarm bells, management pledged to rectify the serious problems which had been uncovered.
When I later complained that the pledges were not being kept, I was removed from my oversight function.

Four years later, a massive gas leak occurred on the platform. Two workers lost their lives. I have no doubt at all that the inaction of the relevant Asset Manager, the General Manager, the Oil Director and Malcolm Brinded, contributed in some part to the unlawful killing of two persons on Brent Bravo in September 2003.
Shell subsequently pleaded guilty to breaches of the HSE regulations and a record-breaking £900,000 fine was imposed. I thought this would bring about a real change in policy to put the emphasis on safety.

Unfortunately I was wrong. Although I supplied the evidence related to 1999, and the fact that there had been a collapse in controls of integrity from 1999 to 2003 on all 16 of Shell’s North Sea offshore installations covered in a post fatality integrity review to the HSE for review by the Procurator Fiscal, none of this evidence was presented before the Sheriff at the subsequent Inquiry. The situation is explained in a letter to the Procurator Fiscal and the Sheriff (on 24th February 2007).
Shell management has engaged in spin to try to pretend that it is getting to grips with its safety problem. However, its atrocious safety record – the worst in the North Sea in terms of accidental deaths and absolute number of enforcement actions – tells a different story. This fact has resulted in a number of newspaper articles.

I have had meetings with senior Shell people including its CEO Mr. Jeroen van der Veer. I regret to say that I have found him to be economical with the truth. He prefers to support cover-up and deceit rather than confronting the underlying problems. Brinded is now Executive Director of Shell Exploration & Production. He believes in burying evidence.

My family and friends would probably prefer me to give up on this matter and enjoy my retirement after so many years working for Shell.

However, by writing to every MP in the UK, no one can ever say that I did not do my best to avert an inevitable further major accident event in the North Sea. When it happens (I pray that I am wrong) I will make this warning communication available to the media together with the vast amount of evidence in my possession.

At least my conscience is clear. I have done everything possible to ring the alarm bells about Shell management and its unscrupulous attitude to the safety of its employees.

Yours sincerely

Bill Campbell

 

 

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Old Stuff

 

By 2003 over 20,000 Gulf War 1 veterans had died from DU damage. Counting those murdered in the womb; over 400,000 Iraqi's had already died of British and American made DU before the Queen and her cousin Mr Bush dropped another two-hundred-tons of DU in their Shock & Awe assault on Baghdad to start their illegal occupation of Iraq.

Servants
of the Crown

 
Gordon Kerr

Gordon used to run a little reconnaissance unit in Ireland. The purpose of which was all very “hush hush.” As old soldiers say when they really mean totally illegal.
The half-hearted Stevens Commission linked Gordon to fifteen cold blooded murders. The Irish press believed the Commission could have found many more had they bothered to look. Gordon’s hush-hush-chaps followed suspected IRA sympathizers. Gordon then gave details of the suspects movements to the Royal Ulster Constabulary. The constabulary passed them on to the Queen’s Butchers. Or loyalist volunteers as they are sometimes called.
Five of the slain had nothing to do with the IRA, but they
were Catholic, which made them Enemies of the Crown, in Gordon’s eyes.

When the Queen’s Butchers slaughtered
Patrick Finucane, a human rights solicitor, in front of his family Gordon was shipped-off to sample the delights of Beijing while the hue and cry died down...  http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/panorama/2045108.stm  
When the much respected politician Robin Cook walked out of Her Majesty's
Foreign Office, creepy Bush apologist Jack Straw walked in. Creepy Jack thought it would be a jolly good idea if Gordon set-up a "reconnaissance" unit in Iraq.
 
Kurdish, Shiite and Sunni clerics, who are the real leaders in occupied Iraq, have nothing but contempt for the Brits and the Yanks who they accuse of false flag killings and pipeline bombings to keep the conflict going...

The Queen’s men sat on the jailhouse floor were caught red-handed, dressed as Arabs in a car full of explosives.
A random police check came across the pair in Basra. Rather than explain they were just two ordinary everyday SAS chaps soaking up the local culture. They whipped out their guns and shot dead a policeman.
Everything we know about  “the sas” suggests these two had advance and back-up cars. The reason they look so pissed-off is because their mates pissed-off when the shooting started. Their mates would have been reporting the operation, live, to someone like Gordon Kerr (above) A rescue mission was immediately mounted.

Some reports said the Iraqi police displayed remarkable restraint in not using their superior firepower to kill the murderers of their colleague. Things are never so prosaic in Iraq. In Saddam’s time policemen were shot if they shot a suspected spy before the suspect had been tortured. Old habits made the police persuade the fake Arabs to throw down their arms.  The rescue saved the Queen’s men from a starring role in a snuff movie. Hanging, cockless and bollockless, from piano wire. The pair will now be back in Hereford - probably peeling potato’s.   

During the rescue a crowd gathered and petrol bombs were hurled at armoured vehicles. This soldier escaped with cuts and bruises.
BBC News Sept 20, 2005. The Iraqi government has launched an investigation into the events that led the British Army to storm a police station in search of two UK soldiers.
Soldiers 'freed from militia'  

  The British taxpayer to pay for failed sas mission http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4332136.stm     Who killed Robin Cook?

 Incarcerated with girls more disturbed than herself. Belinda learned to make the best of things. She became School Judo Champion. After four happy years, she left Scotland with one O Level - in Photography and a Black Belt.

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Just Popping To The Loo

Photo. London Evening Standard

 "Regime Change" in Kabul has done nothing for the people of Afghanistan. It has however reduced the London street price of top quality heroin From £86 per gram in Feb. 2003 - to £15 per gram!
Since the Taliban, were, allegedly, ousted Afghanistan's illegal contribution to global heroin production has shot-up from 12 % to 85 %.  
While we were being
lied to about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, Afghan warlords were allowed to peacefully plant opium poppies by the square mile.            
A London Evening Standard investigation found traces of Class A drugs in the toilets of Six out of Ten of the capitals top bars. From the Queen's point of view; it is far better to have young people stoned out of their minds than clear headed and concentrating on what happens to public money.  

Afghan Notes  

Afghan billboard reading "poppy cultivators are criminals who bring disasters to Afghanistan and the world".

photos. Afghan News Channel. 24, August 2005.

Annual reports from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the International Narcotics Control Board confirm Afghan opium production has increased 20-fold, since December 2001 when the Taliban took to the hills. The Taliban used to execute farmers who grew the poppy.  To finance a comeback so-called "reformed" Taliban warlords are now ordering nothing but poppy production. Poppy growers, police and the judiciary are said to work hand-in-glove.

The "powers that be" puppet, President Karzai, promised a "holy war on the poppy trade."  This was his way of saying only divine intervention could stop it.

 

Poppy Pals: March 30 2005. First Lady meets First Puppet, President Karzai, at the decadent President's Palace Kabul, Afghanistan. 

March 30, 2005. First Lady meets First Puppet.
Mrs. Bush is today visiting the lucrative poppy fields Mr Bush created to fund his growing Black Ops department

 Mrs. Bush will probably be popping over to Iraq to see how Halliburton and Bechtel are getting on with the permanent US air bases - which the un-consulted U.S. taxpayer will pay for. Presently priced at $2-3 Billion each the new bases will protect the American and British run oilfields. Proving, as if proof were needed, how totally pointless "Iraqi Democratic Elections" really are.

 

Joe Scarborough, a coke'd-up ex Republican Congressmen, now says President Bush has mental problems. Scarborough used his MSNBC talk show to ask:  "Is Bush an Idiot?"  (20 October 2006) 
Only a coke'd-up-played-out-Republican-fun-boy would have needed five-years of
George W. Bush before asking the bleeding obvious.  

George Bush: 

 2001 - 2003. My Great Achievements

My largest lifetime campaign contributor, and one of my best friends, (Kenneth Lay, former CEO of Enron Corporation) presided over the largest corporate fraud in US history.
 My father used  Enron private jets and corporate attorneys to influence the US Supreme Court decision that made me President.

I am the first president in US history to enter office with a criminal record.

I am the first president in history to refuse United Nations election inspectors.

In my first year in office over 2-million Americans lost their jobs and that trend continues every month.

I withdrew the US from the World Court of Law.

I appointed more convicted criminals to my administration than any president in US history.

I signed more laws and executive orders effectively ignoring the US Constitution than any president in history. I've dissolved more international treaties than any president in US history.

I set the all-time record for most days on vacation in any one year period. I set the record for least amount of press conferences than any president since the advent of television. After taking-off the entire month of August, I then presided over 9/11.

 I received the most international sympathy ever recorded for the US after 9/11. Less than a year later I had made America the most resented country in the world. Possibly the largest failure of diplomacy in World history. I've made my presidency the most secretive and unaccountable of any in US history.

I am the first president in US history to order a pre-emptive attack and the military occupation of a sovereign nation. 
I did so against the will of the United Nations and the world community.
I changed the US policy to allow convicted criminals to be awarded multi-billion government contracts.
I am getting our troops killed on the bunch of lies myself, Condi and Dick told about Iraq's none existent nuclear weapons.

I am using depleted uranium (DU) to kill US troops.

I have cut health care benefits for all war veterans and I support a cut in pay and duty benefits for active duty troops and their families - in war time.

I have set the all-time record for most people worldwide to simultaneously protest me in public venues (15 million people) shattering the record for protest against any person in the history of mankind.

I spent the US surplus of $4 trillion mainly on tax cuts for the super rich and effectively bankrupted the US Treasury.
I removed more freedoms and civil liberties for ordinary Americans than any president in US history.

I presided over the biggest energy shortage crisis in US history and refused to intervene when corruption involving the oil industry was revealed as the cause.  I'm proud that the members of my cabinet are the richest of any administration in US history. My "poorest millionaire," Condi Rice, has a Chevron oil tanker named after her. I presided over the biggest corporate stock market fraud of any market in any country in history. I am the all-time world record-holder for receiving the most corporate campaign donations.
I set an all-time record for the number of administration appointees who violated US law by not selling their huge personal investments in corporations bidding for US contracts.

 I refused to allow inspectors access to US "prisoners of war" (detainees) and thereby toasted the Geneva Convention. I am the first president in history to have a majority of Europeans (71%) view me as the biggest threat to world peace and security.

I failed to fulfill my pledge to capture Osama Bin Laden, dead or alive.  I failed to capture the anthrax killer.

 I have successfully prevented any real investigations into my attack on America.

Six years on I've used my 9/11 attack to strip American's of their civil rights and they don't even know what I've done.

Nobody seriously believes Kerry lost the 2004 election. The voting machines made by Bush cronies, were undeniably fixed. Both Kerry and Bush belong to Skull and Bones..

George Bush: 

Earlier Records and References

I have at least one conviction for drunk driving in Maine. My Texas driving record has been erased and is not available.

I deserted from the National Guard.

I refuse to take a drug test or even answer any questions about drug use.

All records of polluting the environment during my tenure as Governor of Texas are now in my father's library, sealed, and unavailable for public view.

All records of SEC investigations into my insider trading or bankrupt companies are sealed in secrecy and unavailable for public view.

All records or minutes from meetings that I, or my Vice-president, attended regarding public energy policy are sealed in secrecy and unavailable for public review.

The Queen's cousin

 

George  Bush: Past "Work" Experience

I ran for US Congress and lost.

I produced a Hollywood slasher B movie.

I bought an oil company, but couldn't find any oil in Texas; the company went bankrupt shortly after I sold all my stock.

I bought the Texas Rangers baseball team in a sweetheart deal that took land using taxpayer money.

 With my father's help and name, I was elected Governor of Texas.

 "Accomplishments" as Governor

 I changed pollution laws in favor of the power and oil companies and made Texas the most polluted state in the Union.

I replaced Los Angeles with Houston as the most smog-ridden city in America.  

I cut taxes for the super-rich and bankrupted the Texas government to the tune of billions in borrowed money.

I set the record for the most executions by any Governor in American history.

I became US President (after losing the popular vote) by the decision of my father's appointments to the Supreme Court.

 

            Bush Closing Bin Laden Unit
 
The Bin Laden Unit put together by Mr Clinton will be stood down by Mr Bush.

You may remember when the unit found Mr bin Laden lurking in the Tora Bora cave complex, Mr Bush could have sent in more troops to surround the "evel terroorrist." Instead Mr Bush sent a posse of CIA goons with suitcase's full of $100 bills to give to local warlords. The money was handed over on the understanding that Mr bin laden was escorted out of harms way to Pakistan - where he can best carry-on recruiting suicidal-head-bangers to die in the manufactured war on terror.       Bush closing Bin Laden unit


 
Daddy Bush Media Control

George Bush Senior could tell the world about the CIA's 'Let-It-Develop-Policy.' The policy played down local intelligence reports that suicide bombers were planning truck-bombs in Beirut.
The result was the bloody massacre of 241 US Marines by a suicide-truck-bomber and the ignominious US withdrawal from Beirut. 
To shift media attention from President Regan's culpable stupidity in Beirut. Vice President Bush came up with the photo-shoot-invasion of Grenada.
The Black Art of  "focus shift" is adequately explained by the film Wag The Dog.
Shifting media attention from Republican "policies" led to the present situation, where intelligent American's see TV News as Nazi Propaganda.
Allowing George Bush Junior to fiddle his way into a second term was a giant leap backwards. American voters should never have accepted the first fraudulent election of Bush Junior let alone the second. If you believe the Nazi media Bush polled two-million votes more than the Democrat John Kerry. In truth every single one of those "winning" votes and millions more went to Kerry - only to be converted into Bush votes by pre-programmed computerized fraud. As a direct result of hackable electronic voting machines America is being run by a certifiable lunatic who invites suicide bombers to
"Bring it on!"

Eat your heart out Orwell

Using the "pro-death" media FOX, CNN, BBC, NBC, and ABC the Bush Gestapo made their 9/11 attack on America an excuse for invading Iraq!
On February 17 2003, thirty-million people worldwide marched to protest the planned Iraq war. The worldwide protest march was ignored by the Queen and her cousin Mr Bush - who went ahead and raped Iraq with their "pro-death" media embedded.
In the last five years thanks mainly to the "pro-death" media the same handful of ultra-vile war profiteers have murdered over over half-a-million innocent people and banked untold billions of the taxpayers money that should have been spent on public services.
After watching the Twin Towers go down American's were too shocked to realize they should have executed a President who sat on his arse in Florida in the certain knowledge thousand's of innocent Americans were burning to death in New York. 

 

"Regime Change" said Mr Bush would increase Iraqi oil output and the increased revenue would pay all the US military expenses. The war Mr Bush said would cost  zilch has now cost the US taxpayer over $800 BILLION "Regime Change" has more than halved Iraq's monthly (recorded) crude oil output.  Consequently the price of a barrel of oil has more than doubled since the illegal invasion. A nice little earner for the Bush family, the bin Laden family and the Saudi & British royals who have Trillions invested in oil.

Mr Bush's 2005 Energy Bill, passed into law by Big Oil lackeys posing as politicians, belongs in the 1920's - before clean energy technology was invented - let alone widely available as it is now.  
An Energy Bill ordering a ten year investment plan in solar-power hydropower and wind-power. Coupled with new laws that new buildings have insulation and solar panels would reduce US dependency on Middle East oil by at least 50% over the next ten years. Oil prices   would drop accordingly. Without oil sales most Middle East economies would collapse (Unless they find a market for sand).  In short. The Iraq Crusade is the biggest ever piss-take. A proper President would introduce a Clean Energy Bill and bring the troops home tomorrow.

 

 

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