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Posted on 01/31/2013 4:32:12 PM PST by JerseyanExileEdited on 01/31/2013 4:47:42 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
An explosion at the main headquarters of Mexico's state- owned oil company in the capital Thursday heavily damaged three floors of the building, sending hundreds into the streets and a large plume of smoke over the skyline. Local media reported that at least one person had died and about 40 were injured.
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Just saw this on Azteca news. Looks bad.
Over the last 4 days the price of gasoline has gone up $0.30 per gallon. I’m sure it will now go up even more as a result of this calamity.
I filled the tank of my Beemer with their fuel back in the ‘80’s...I suspect a bomb as I don’t think their gas is volatile enough to cause an explosion.
Mexican authorities now report 14 dead and over 80 injured.
No worries. They are covered under Obamacare.
Perhaps PEMEX was pushing too hard to stop the Cartels from tapping the pipelines and stealing oil?
I'll be back after I change pants.
I'll be back after I change pants.
Have they reported it’s definitely not terrorism yet?
It reminds me of the first WTC bombing.
Extortion gone bad?
Evidently you found your pants if you just had to change them. Also, I didn't know you had more than one pair of pants.
This was a headquarters building explosion, not a refinery.
It's in Mexico City and I was there not long after an earthquake there in downtown Mexico City and a building was collapsed. I was told it collapsed during the earthquake because part of its building materials was plastic foam instead of steel. After hearing that, I don't trust any building in Mexico City to stand up very long if there is any kind of outside stress.
One report says it looks like the explosion came from an underground parking level.
Wasn’t that what happened in NYC under Clinton’s watch as a precursor to the 9/11 disaster?
It was their office and not an oil facility. But anything to spike prices artificially or not.....screw the citizen at all costs.....
Considering 19 Saudis carried out the 9/11 attack and Saudis fund mosque construction everywhere ,and Saudis make enormous sums of money by selling oil to the Wset,I would not be surprised to learn they were behind many of the enviromental groups and everything else that slows Western energy independence.
They most certainly are. And, in particular, they are throughout the Obama administration.
Need I mention, for example, Abedin, Huma?
“After hearing that, I don’t trust any building in Mexico City to stand up very long if there is any kind of outside stress.”
The buildings from the Spanish colonial period always stand up well :-)
If the explosion was in the basement, doesn’t that resemble the similar (first) attack on the Twin Towers?
(Of course, Mexico’s government, being smarter than ours, will probably deny it. If terrorism doesn’t get news coverage, then it loses its usefulness.)
14 Saudis, not 19. I think one of the hijackers was a Jordanian. The Saudis were the “muscle” whom bin Laden laughed about in his post 9/11 video saying they weren’t let in on the totality of the attack until the end. The non-Saudis were the pilots, and knew exactly what the finale was going to be. One pilot was a Lebanese guy educated in a Catholic school in Beirut named Ziad Jarrah, who was very close to his great uncle, an Abu Nidal operative. Abu Nidal’s organization was hosted at various times by Libya and Iraq. He hit one of the WTC towers. Another was an Egyptian who took flight training, a Shehhi. His father lives in Cairo, Egypt.
The other tower was struck by pilot Mohammed Atta, the Egyptian who was the overall leader of the 9/11 hijackers. Atta was also a member of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad, same as the current al Qaeda leader Ayman al Zawahiri, an Egyptian eye doctor. This means both Atta and AQ’s current leader had ties to Iran. Atta was recruited by a Syrian-born German citizen named Mohammed Zammar.
The world trade center was also scouted in advance by a Syrian Ghasoub Ghayoun a few years prior to the attack, along with other landmarks, and the scout sent the resulting videotapes to al Qaeda in Afghanistan.
Oh, and Ayman al Zawahiri has a brother in Egypt named Mohammed al Zawahiri who organized the mobbing of our embassy in cairo and is linked to the leader of the attack on our ambassador in Benghazi, Libya.
Huma Abedin's father was born in India and educated in Pennsylvania. Her mother was born in what is now called Pakistan and she teaches in Saudi Arabia.
The family is not very "Saudi."
They are about as Saudi as Obama is “Illinoisan.” They moved to Saudi Arabia in 1977 where he founded IMMA which has offices in Jeddah and London before he died in 1993 same year as the wtc bombing. Abedin’s mom, meanwhile, founded a women’s college.
I stand corrected.
My fundamental point, however, remains valid. There is an extraordinary level of Saudi influence in Washington, generally, and in this administration, particularly.
“Have they reported its definitely not terrorism yet?”
I think they reported that an independent artist made a movie/video that caused a spontaneous outburst from a crowd carrying high explosives.
IIRC, the earthquake was in 1985 and another problem (besides lousy construction) was the ground - not stable, but filled in old lakebed.
Sediments that are water-wet (down at the water table) are subject to "ground liquefaction" during pronounced shakings, such as was documented during the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami. Buildings can (and did, in the 1985 Mexico City quake) suddenly sink two and three stories deep into liquefied ground, killing occupants of the lower floors in seconds.
More to my last .... that's the other kind of underground infiltration and seepage that can get you killed.
At least 32 dead in Mexico City skyscraper explosion
So you are saying the Saudis were not masterminds but useful idiots?
Neither is a good thing.