[...] On Mark Levin’s radio show a couple of days ago he had one of the men who was on the oil rig when it blew up, and the man explained what seem to have happened. (Audio here) [...]
Wow. Great interview. Working the rigs is tough work on land, and I can't imagine what it's like at sea. My brother is a mechanical engineer who works for Halliburton in West Texas. He's responsible for all of the engineering work that determines well depths, equipment needed, amounts of mud and cement needed, and figuring out all of the pressure equations that the caller was talking about. I let him listen to this interview, and he says that the caller is correct in that it could have been a freak accident of nature. He said that you try to plan for all contingencies, but everyone working the rigs knows that wells do blow, on land and at sea. He also said that it is much riskier with the deep sea wells - the odds of having things like this occur, and the time it takes to fix it, get greater the deeper you have to drill. Shallow water wells are much easier to control.
Unlikely it was the Russians who started this. Google "Sorcha Faal" - it's a pseudonym for someone (perhaps a David Booth) who has created/promoted several hoaxes along these lines. I don't find this person attributed as an author on the NK missle/oil rig stories, but it's the same type of cataclysmic/doomsday scenario common to his/her other hoaxes.
[...] rig wasn’t caused by some sort of eco-terrorism. Listen to this interview by Mark Levin of an eyewitness who was on the platform when the thing ignited. The guy called in for the express purpose of putting the rumors of a bomb [...]
http://www.eutimes.net/2010/05/us-orders-blacko...Just a thought. Why would the russian navy put this on N. Korea?