This is a discussion on Why are SWAT teams inspecting oil rigs? within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by Eagleks Sure , send a SWAT team who have no clue of the engineering, operations, or anything else to do ........................... ????? ...
Only the tin foil hat type web sites are spewing the suggestions that "SWAT" implies a law enforcement force of some sort, which certainly wouldn't be comprised of oil rig/equipment engineers.
A special group of well-trained engineers and technical is often gathered together in times of crisis like this, to focus quickly on a tough problem that needs special skills. In business, such a group is frequently called a "task force" or a "SWAT team." It by no means implies the team has anything to do with government or law enforcement, let alone the tin foil hat proclamations many of those silly web sites are spreading.
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Seems that inserting "SWAT" into a sentence inappropriately is like calling nuclear, nucular. For the supposed brilliance of the current administration they sure make some awfully unnecessary blunders that they have to turn around and try to explain away. The only use for a real SWAT team on a rig might be to check for its security, but maybe red cell would be better for that. Might want to call the Navy.
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OK, knock off the petty arguing. If you guys don't I'll have GWB send a tornado, hurricane, earthquake, wildfire, flood, drought, disease, famine or even locusts your way.
Anyway, I'm leaning towards the SWAT term being misused. If not, they are there to secure the rigs for the investigations to come. I've been involved in SWAT for a along time, and never received any kind of oil rig education. But, I'm pretty sure I could secure one if that was the mission.
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I read a story on another forum intimating the oil rig was sabotaged by the North Koreans and that the MSM is covering up the whole story. Whatever!!!
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