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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Short Life Expectancy For BP Whistleblowers?

Article by: Pat Shannan
April 24, 2011

Dead, Jailed, Missing Scientists and Individuals Affiliated With the BP Oil Disaster

The investigation, if it can properly be so called, of the unsolved murder of the former high ranking Pentagon official and presidential adviser John P. Wheeler III, who was also an expert on chemical and biological weapons, may be taking a turn in the direction of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Wheeler, 67, a West Point grad, was beaten and thrown into a garbage dumpster. His body was discovered in a Wilmington, Del. landfill last New Year’s weekend. Both police detectives and news commentators described it as “an apparent hit,” but little else was ever learned, and no suspects have surfaced.

There was great speculation by many at the time that Wheeler had begun to blow the whistle on the mysterious bird and fish deaths in Arkansas and Texas, and was about to expose the facts tying this to the chemtrails seen in our skies over the past decade.
Now the speculation may be reverting to British Petroleum and the gulf spill because a number of other BP whistle blowing scientists, before and since the Wheeler murder, have also died mysteriously, been jailed on questionable charges or disappeared without a trace.

Matthew Simmons, 67, a former energy advisor to President George W. Bush and admired among survivalist groups for his dire warnings on the upcoming commodity and fuel shortages about to hit this nation, died in his hot tub in Maine last August. Simmons had been gaining popularity as a whistle blower for blaming BP for its covered-up responsibility in defacing and vandalizing the Gulf of Mexico while hiding the truth from the general public.

Only four days later, Ted Stevens, the 87-year-old defrocked senator from Alaska, said to have received communications regarding BP’s faulty blowout preventer, perished in a plane crash. British Petroleum had donated $1 million to the University of Alaska to catalog the papers from Stevens’s long political career.

Roger Grooters began a cross country bike ride in Oceanside, Calif. on Sept. 10 to draw attention to the Gulf Coast oil disaster. On Oct. 6, in front of the horrified eyes of his wife, who was trailing in a support vehicle, Grooters was struck by a truck and killed instantly in Panama City, Fla.

Only a month later, Dr. Geoffrey Gardner of Lakeland, Fla. disappeared. He was investigating the unexplained bird deaths near Sarasota that are suspected to have been caused by the BP oil disaster. No one has heard from or spoken with him since.

On Nov. 15, Chitra Chaunhan was found dead of cyanide poisoning in a Temple Terrace, Fla. hotel. It was officially ruled a suicide. She worked in the Center for Biological Defense and Global Health Infectious Disease Research and left behind a husband and five-year-old child.

The following week, James Patrick Black, director of operations for BP’s restoration organization for the oil spill, died near Destin, Fla. in a small plane crash.

Dr. Thomas B. Manton was one of the first to warn the public that far more oil than what BP had reported was gushing into the gulf every day and that the massive, toxic oil and chemical plumes would travel up the eastern seaboard, contaminating beaches and wildlife all the way.
“Once the winds change, it will come eastward and pollute the beaches of the west coast of Florida, and the ‘loop current’ could carry this oil spill right around Florida, through the Florida Keys and pollute the east coast of Florida as well,” Manton wrote on May 28, 2010.
Dr. Tom Termotto, national coordinator of the Gulf Oil Spill Remediation Conference, says Manton was murdered in prison. Manton had been sentenced to 15 years last August on a phony child pornography charge. Termotto and others say evidence was planted on his computer.

It is not known whether or not Anthony Nicholas Tremonte, 31, posed any threat to BP, but he too was arrested in January and charged with one count of possession of child pornography. Was this charge also faked? As an officer with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources on the Gulf Coast, he may have known enough to qualify him for membership in this exclusive series of coincidences. He faces up to 40 years in prison if convicted.

Pat Shannan is a contributing editor of American Free Press. He is also the author of several videos and books including One in a Million: An IRS Travesty, I Rode With Tupperand Everything They Ever Told Me Was a Lie. All of Pat’s books are available from FIRST AMENDMENT BOOKS. Call 2025475585 for availability and pricing.

*Editor's note--the allegation about Wheeler being murdered because he was about to blow the whistle about the mysterious  bird deaths was published by the EU Times, a web paper of white separatists, and should be considered with great skepticism.
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  1. "Dead Men Tell No Tales" is a contact sport for many with much to hide.

  2. It's not enough anymore that corporations cause the death of the public with their toxic ways.
    Whistle-blowers who try and warn the public often find they too are targets of a murderous corporate hierarchy.
    It says a lot about the general philosophy of a company who will go so far as to kill their own to keep their dark secrets.
    Plane crashes are a favorite because they can be explained away by a myriad of causes and kept covered.

  3. Gardner's disappearance is really strange, here's a story on him with video:
    Disappearance of Swan Doctor
    He was considered the foremost expert in his field and often flew to London to take care of the Queen's swans.
    A research report he did on swans and other birds affected from the Gulf oil spill has also vanished.
    Weird stuff.

  4. The charges against Manton were definitely FALSE! You won't find one person who knew him that believed the allegations, they wanted him quiet!
    He had already ripped a few new arseholes with 5 scathing pieces to the government for letting BP be in charge.
    He should have never been in prison, but by putting him there under horrible charges, they ensured he would be killed.

  5. Inconvienent Truths

    "[Manton] was particularly distressed that the U.S. Federal Government allowed BP to completely take charge of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster area, as his experience taught him that the offending oil company should never be given command over the oil spill response," said Termotto, speaking of Manton's extensive history in dealing with oil spills. And when Manton was first arrested, Termotto explained that "Dr. Manton was serving an unlawful 15-year prison sentence, convicted of a crime he did not commit."

    An August 8, 2010, report in the Keechobee News explains that Manton was found guilty on one count of possession of child pornography. However, some sources claim the offending material was planted on Manton's computer in order to set him up. Either way, Florida's criminal justice system oddly placed Manton into a regular prison, where eventually he was murdered by other inmates for the heinous nature of his supposed crimes.

    "[Manton] was railroaded through the criminal justice process with such speed, force and determination -- after the BP Oil Spill received so much national and global attention -- that many of us could only come to certain disturbing conclusions," said Termotto. "His sentence, given all the extenuating circumstances, exceptional disregard of various criteria, and flouting of sentencing guidelines, was unprecedented in Florida history."

    Simmons death could easily be 'explained away' as an older man, reported to have a heart condition who died of natural causes. It's plausible and may have been what really happened.

    But it gets weird when there are conflicting reports on his death.

    Manton was not imprisoned until 2010, but the the arrest was in 2007. That is quite a lag time comnsidering they rushed so quickly through his 2010 trial to get him behind bars.

    Why didn't they put him in a so called white collar prison, where most executives, regardless of their crime, usually go?

    A second guy who knows too much gets popped with the same kind of charge?


    Chitra Chaunhan has a five year old and she commits suicide? Very out of character for a person so accomplished with a young child.

    There is another one not on this list:
    April 6, 2010 – Scientist Joseph Morrissey, 46 – cell biologist and college professor, a near-native Floridian who chose to return to South Florida after studying at elite universities – was fatally shot during what police say was a home invasion robbery.

    It doesn't seem to be 'statistically normal' that a group of individuals like this all die in such a short span of time.

    Without some help maybe.

  6. Damn, these big energy boys do play rough and dirty don't they?


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