US Hypocrisy and the Gulf Oil Tragedy

US President Barak Obama has fanned the wind of public anger against BP for its massive Gulf oil spill. But the US could well reap a whirlwind for the manner of its official response to the disaster. There are several reasons. The first is the sheer hypocrisy of US demands for mammoth compensation for livelihood losses incurred by its citizens, given the persistent refusal of the US (and other) oil majors, miners and assorted multinationals to compensate for environmental havoc they have created in other countries.

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