Is BP at War with the US?

Is it? Is BP at war with the US?

There is anecdotal evidence galore.

Disaster may be worse than 9/11

BP planes attack Coast Guard with chemical weapons

BP’s police protection units

BP and EPA skirmish over dispersants

Let’s say that BP was at war with the US. If they did so openly, it would be a cause for international alarm. The US would engage the US military. As it stands presently, BP is using the US military in their operations.

By not declaring war on the US—and not being at war in a de facto sense, either—but rather “just” cleaning up a disaster, BP may be the first corporation to openly be at war with a nation.

Why is BP at war with the US? That’s another question. But the first step is to acknowledge that they are.