The following is an excerpt from page 89-90 of the book “The Tyranny of Oil” by Author Antonia Juhasz:
“Chevron also began operating in Nigeria in the 1960s and today extracts some half a million barrels of oil per day there. Nigerians have alleged abuse at Chevron’s hands for decades, and in 1999 Nigerian Plaintiffs succeeded in bringing a case against Chevron in U.S. court. According to the plaintiff’s attorneys, a group of Nigerians went to Chevron’s offshore Parabe platform to demand that company officials meet with community elders on shore in response to environmental and human rights abuses. The local people claim not to have carried weapons. After three days of negotiations the protestors agreed to leave the platform the next morning and informed Chevron of the intentions. In the early morning of May 28, 1998, the day the protesters planned to leave, Chevron-leased helicopters carrying soldiers and Chevron representatives approached the platform. The soldiers opened fire on the protestors, killing two and wounding and later torturing others.”
“Seven months later, on January 4, 1999, in an apparent retaliation for the Parabe incident, plaintiffs claim that Chevron-leased helicopters carrying Chevron representatives flew over the fishing villages of Opia and Ikenyan and opened fire. Soldiers in Chevron-leased boats followed the helicopters in, attacking the villages. The assaults left at least seven people dead, many others injured and missing, and both villages almost completely burned to the ground.”
“Although Chevron does not deny that the killings and destruction took place,” blah, blah, blah truly pathetic and horrifyingly asinine excuse by Chevron…..
All that was missing was the Johnny Cash music blaring out the back of the murderous pickup truck (Iraq). And this is the Corporation chose to help over the people who were protesting in the Streets for jobs.
It should come as no surprise that the Koch brothers would be one of the primary beneficiaries of Obama and Hillary’s Keystone XL pipeline.
Obama is a national disgrace.