Texas Oilmen at the Controls of Navy Sub?
Is This Why the Smirk-Boy Administration Didn't Want to Release the Identities of these "Civilian VIPs"?
by Tamara Baker
Feb. 15, 2001 -- SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA (APJP) -- Some interesting
tidbits came over the e-transom today:
Seems that two of the "VIP civilians" involved in the USS
Greeneville's smacking into a Japanese fishing boat have stepped
One of them is Todd Thoman. The other is John Hall. Thoman and Hall
were on NBC's Today show this morning.
Now here's the interesting part:
A "Todd Thoman" was employed by the Fossil Bay oil company in their
just-closed Houston office (Fossil Bay is headquartered in Dallas).
And a John Hall is named on Fossil Bay's web site as being on their
board of directors:
John M. Hall - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Hall has
been an independent investor in the oil and gas industry for many
years. From 1993-1994, he was Chief Executive Officer of Merit Energy,
where he was instrumental in facilitating a large transaction wherein
Merit's offshore California assets, and those of several major oil
companies, were sold to Nuevo Energy.
In other words, to quote my e-correspondent, it looks very much as if
the combined stupidity of joyriding Texas oilmen and GOP-worshiping
Navy brass killed nine Japanese fisherfolk and schoolkids.
And we weren't told this for nearly a week after the fact.
No wonder the Japanese want our heads over this.
And does anyone doubt that, if the "VIP civilians" had been Democrats,
that the US broadcast media would have already told us their names,
jobs and arrest records within hours after the incident occurred?
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