The Washington Post reported:
Thursday, December 2, 2010
The Obama administration announced Wednesday that it will not allow offshore oil drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico or off the Atlantic Coast through 2017, reversing two key policy changes the president embraced in late March. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/01/AR2010120107185.html
This was something that I expected as I wrote the following in a post on May 17, 2010 titled Gulf Oil Spill Will Severely Hurt the USA:
The Obama administration was always a bit skittish about more offshore oil drilling, and if they allow any additional amounts in the future, it will probably be on an exceptionally limited scale. This spill simply gives drilling critics too much ammunition to object. Historically, the political leadership in Washington, D.C. has tended to favor minimizing what is perceived to be the short-term negatives instead of maximizing long-term positives (and this is NOT limited to the current Obama administration).
The USA imports tremendous amounts of oil. If it produced it internally, the deficits could be began to be addressed and many Americans could end up with better paying jobs.
Now, the odds of more offshore oil drilling opening up is getting more and more stacked against the drilling. Although I consider myself to be an environmentalist, I have long recognized the hypocrisy of those who drive vehicles fueled by/with oil who opposed drilling off the coast here in California. Many seem to feel that it if okay to drill off the coast of other lands, as long as it is not theirs.
The fact that the Obama Administration has gone even further is not a surprise. We have oil here in Southern California that other politicians (and not the Obama Administration) have also decided to not allow to be drilled. These positions are not helpful to rebuild the economy of the USA, which currently needs help, not hypocritical restrictions (they are hypocritical because people, including politicians, still seem to think that traveling in vehicles somehow powered by oil is fine–apparently if other nations may have less stringent environmental standards).
Here is some of what I wrote in a post for the Examiner dated May 28, 2010 titled Oil spill is a step in the end of the USA. President Obama are you listening?:
As bad as the environmental disaster is, it will pale in comparison to what will happen to the USA in a few years according to biblical prophecy.
The fact that President Obama has suspended certain oil drilling in Alaska, and California Governor Schwarzenegger has dropped his plans to support more drilling of the California Coast (which used to be a major industry near where I live) means that the economic impact of this oil spill will basically insure that less oil drilling will be done in the USA. Here are some of the ramifications of that:
- The USA will not become energy independent.
- The USA will not be able to significantly eliminate its trade deficits.
- The USA will have less tax revenues.
- Some States of the USA will have more financial problems.
- Southern California will have more financial problems.
- The USA will not be able to pay off its national debt.
- The USA will likely increase its debt.
- The USA will more quickly get to the prophesied “appointed time” of “the end” where its creditors will rise up against it and the USA will be no more.
Regarding that last item, notice the following prophecy, which was written thousands of years ago, and which is specifically for the end time:
3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, It will not tarry…
6 “Will not all these take up a proverb against him, And a taunting riddle against him, and say, ‘Woe to him who increases
What is not his–how long? And to him who loads himself with many pledges’? 7 Will not your creditors rise up suddenly? Will they not awaken who oppress you? And you will become their booty. 8 Because you have plundered many nations, All the remnant of the people shall plunder you (Habakkuk 2:3,6-8).
The above will be fulfilled, and the USA is already the most indebted nation of all time. And it appears that it will get even worse.
Now, that is not to say that this one disaster marks the end of America.
But this disaster on top of everything that has been going on the past several years (and thus,this is being NOT limited to the Obama Administration, though it has greatly accelerated the process) means that the USA is headed closer to its destruction. This destruction is prophesied to happen after its creditors rise up against it. Thus, the economic impact of the BP Horizon Gulf oil spill is likely to be greater than almost everyone is publicly admitting.
And by doing what it just announced, it appears that some within the Obama Administration simply do not understand the economic impacts of their decisions. Now, I truly believe that BP and its partners were ill prepared and that oil companies need to be better prepared for disasters, but this move to stop drilling for so long simply is another nail to build a coffin for the USA and its economy.
Prophecy is moving forward. And the USA is in decline.
Some articles of possibly related interest may include:
Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel Are the Americans, Canadians, British, Scottish, Welsh, Australians, Anglo-Southern Africans, and New Zealanders descendants of Joseph? Where are the lost ten-tribes of Israel? Who are the lost tribes of Israel? Will God punish the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, and other Anglo nations? Why might God allow them to be punished first?
Prophecies of Barack Obama? Eight reasons why Barack Obama is apocalyptic and eight reasons why Barack Obama is not the Antichrist. This article includes many biblical and non-biblical prophecies, from around the world, that seem to discuss Barack Obama. Did Nostradamus predict Barack Obama dealing with the Antichrist? Might Barack Obama set the stage for the kings of the North and South as at least one Shiite prophecy suggests? This is the longest and most complete article on this page on Barack Obama prophecies. Read it and decide for yourself if President Obama seems to be fulfilling various prophecies.
Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States Some claim that Barack Obama is the prophesied “son of Kenya”, based up an early 20th century writing.
Can the Great Tribulation Begin in 2010, 2011, or 2012? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? What happens before in the “beginning of sorrows”? What happens in the Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord?
2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect This is a link related to a book by Bob Thiel (COGwriter). This also has YouTube videos. This book documents and explains hundreds of prophecies. And since it was published, at least eleven have already started to come to pass.
2012 y el surgimiento de la secta secreta Nuevo libro del Dr. Thiel en Español.
2012 und das Auftreten der geheimen Sekte (German Edition) 2012 Buch von Dr. Thiel in deutscher Sprache.
2012 e o Surgimento da Seita Secreta (Portuguese Edition) 2012 livro do Dr. Thiel em Português. Este livro documenta e explica centenas de profecias. E desde que foi publicado pela primeira vez, pelo menos 14 já começaram a acontecer.