The most important obligation Iranian-Americans have is to boycott BP; and to Boycott BP for life. Hey its the least you can do for your old homeland - Iran; or the least you could do for your new homeland - the U.S.; or the least you can do for your Azeri or Jewish friends or family - anywhere. It doesn't matter if you are a Mojahed, a Monarchist, Mossadeghi, a Mullah or a Moron ... its simply your obligation! That's it - go to the next gas station, MOVE ON!!
You should not only do this but spread the ‘word’ to their friends – especially Jewish friends who hate the theocracy in Iran as much as we do…because if it wasn’t for BP – there would NOT be an Islamic Republic in Iran. And I am sure your friends of friends also have a problem with the 5 million or so barrels of oil BP spilled into the Gulf of Texas (oops, I meant Mexico) …which was the most famous of the great number of safety violations BP experienced in its refineries and pipelines…because if it’s irresponsible and ruthless corporate culture.
This week, BP was handed 11 felony charges, and agreed to pay $4.5 billion in penalties, including a record $1.256 billion criminal fine. If BP was a live human being, it would have been locked up for life or in Texas killed. If the feds won’t kill them, then it is up to us to put them out of business – kill them with our behavior. We have the power! We really do.
With the power of social media we can absolutely do it. The boycott BP facebook page has over 750,000 likes. //www.facebook.com/pages/Boycott-BP/119101198107726 Let’s push to get it beyond a million shall we? We have every reason to that – no?
The people of the world have suffered enough at the hands of BP. With sex parties for the Aliev Regime dictatorship in Azerbaijan, and almost a century of underhanded political tactics – everything from bloody coups to bribes – BP is enemy number one for all of humanity.
BP’s strategy for grabbing oil around the world has always been sick. They are prime players in wanting the continuation of the Mullahs in Iran. You see a contained and isolated Iran plays into their strategy of milking Iran’s oil and gas assets from the Caspian Sea through Azerbaijan and other Iranian neighboring countries. BP, after all, has a monopoly on the transportation of all that oil through its Baku-to-Ceyhan pipeline. Every single Iranian knows the role Britain played in undermining the Shah and bringing Khomeini and the Islamic theocracy to power. And Britain still has its nokar’s installed inside the Islamic regime. With the imminent retirement of their nokar #1 Rafsanjani, it’s the turn of the Larijani brothers – whose daddy was on a British payroll for decades in Iraq.
It’s the Brit’s through their colonial outposts of Qatar and Dubai that are making record profits ‘sanction busting’. They are the largest beneficiaries of the expanded sanction regime against Iran – all at the expense of ordinary Iranians.
The U.S. government – the Obama administration no less - has become the very best ally of the people of Iran. This week the U.S. government banned BP Plc on Wednesday from new federal contracts over its "lack of business integrity" in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, possibly imperiling the company's role as a top U.S. offshore oil and gas producer and the No. 1 military fuel supplier.
The suspension, announced by the Environmental Protection Agency, comes on the heels of BP's November 15 agreement with the U.S. government to plead guilty to criminal misconduct in the Gulf of Mexico disaster, the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history.
It’s a shame they didn’t do that in 1952 or 1922?? BP has lacked business integrity since it engineering Reza shah’s coup and abolished the Iran’s democratic constitution almost 100 years ago.
BP and its affiliates are barred from new federal contracts until they demonstrate they can meet federal business standards, the EPA said. I think federal business standards should require a visitation to Azerbaijan – where BP has basically bribed the whole regime.
According to Reuters: “The EPA acted hours before a government auction of offshore tracts in the Gulf of Mexico, a region where BP is the largest investor and lease-holder of deep-water tracts and hopes for further growth. BP is also the top fuel supplier to the U.S. military, the largest single buyer of oil in the world.
Suspension of contracts could give the government leverage to pressure BP to settle federal and state civil litigation that could top $20 billion if a court finds BP was grossly negligent in the Deepwater Horizon disaster. An EPA official said government-wide suspensions generally do not exceed 18 months, but can continue longer if there are ongoing legal cases.”
U.S. operations account for more than 30 percent of BP's pre-tax profits in the third quarter, and the United States accounts for about a fifth of BP's global oil production. Believe me if you – stop going to a BP affiliate gas station it will have a dramatic impact on BP’s future. The margins on oil are so tight, that even a 1% shift in demand can basically put an oil company out of business.
The U.S. military has been a reliable customer of BP's jet fuel and other refined products. As recently as September, BP affiliates won two military fuel contracts worth as much as $1.37 billion and with this ban all this business at BP is at risk.
U.S. Rep. Edward Markey, a Democrat from Massachusetts, said in a statement: "After pleading guilty to such reckless behavior that killed men and constituted a crime against the environment, suspending BP's access to contracts with our government is the right thing to do." You see you did the right thing voting for Obama and if you live in Massachussetts make sure you work hard to get Rep. Markey re-elected.
Boycotts have a stickiness that will hang in there for a long, long time," says Duke University Professor Fitzsimons. Let’s hope he is right. For now unless you are totally out of gas somewhere - never shop at a BP affiliate again. The BP brands to boycott include Castrol, Arco, Aral, am/pm, Amoco, and Wild Bean Cafe.
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