Many have suspected, others have known for some time, Washington is but a front for the interests of industry. The Supreme Court with its majority of corporate whores just recently reconfirmed this to any in doubt.
During the environmental catastrophe now unfolding in the Gulf of Mexico, the extent and ramifications of which cannot yet be fully known, let alone "appreciated," one would hope our government could at least step forward and appear to have as its primary concern the sea and land biomes now under threat of extreme destruction or total extinction. But such is not the case.
Call it what you want, but I think toady or sycophant aptly describes Washington's roll in this unfolding event, i.e., that of British Petroleum's boot licking lackey. BP continues its control over the crisis, has deceived the public regarding its extent, ignored EPA's order to halt use of Corexit, "conceded" to Obama's tough $20 billion escrow fund demand for damages (that many now see as a means for BP to cap off liability claims against the company which could otherwise bankrupt them), and which continues to tighten control of media access to the affected areas with stiff monetary and penal penalties for those caught trying to more closely glimpse the reality of the situation.
To get some idea of what may actually be unfolding outside the "official storyline" of those in control, it's become necessary to lean on those willing to take the risks to share with us some insight to possible affects of the poisons being unleashed upon us all.
The first two videos are from Clean the Gulf Now. They were posted by courageous Jennifer Roth. I call her courageous because, while the video comes from a distance far, far outside the 65' blackout imposed by BP (or Coast Guard -- in this case used synonymously), if the dead martin shown hanging lifelessly from its birdhouse opening proves to have died as a result of the oil "spill," she could be looking at hard time in a federal penitentiary.
The second video she posted could prove equally incriminating. This time to Marine Bioligist and Toxicologist, Dr. Chris Pincetich. for his testimony against BP's (or I should say the EPA's -- in this case I'm again using those synonymously) alarming toxicity tests of the dispersant being used indiscriminately in the Gulf).
Finally, this last video is from The Sea Sheppard Deepwater Rescue Campaign taken at risk of violating airspace restrictions and altitude limitations (?) imposed as Hurricane Alex had grounded air traffic over the Gulf.
Maybe the BP escrow fund could reimburse any of the above three's court costs if brought before a federal jurist. After all, none of them would have been breaking the law if it weren't for BP itself.