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Explosion at Pemex headquarters, workers injured
Yahoo News ^ | January 31, 2013 | Michael Weissenstein

Posted on 01/31/2013 4:32:12 PM PST by JerseyanExile

Edited 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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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: mexicocity; mexicooil; pemex

1 posted on 01/31/2013 4:32:21 PM PST by JerseyanExile
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To: JerseyanExile

Just saw this on Azteca news. Looks bad.


2 posted on 01/31/2013 4:38:33 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: JerseyanExile

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.


3 posted on 01/31/2013 4:38:38 PM PST by Obadiah (We must commit to remove every Senate Blue-dog Democrat from office in 2014!)
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To: JerseyanExile

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.


4 posted on 01/31/2013 4:39:37 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: JerseyanExile

Mexican authorities now report 14 dead and over 80 injured.


5 posted on 01/31/2013 4:40:08 PM PST by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: kristinn

No worries. They are covered under Obamacare.


6 posted on 01/31/2013 4:44:06 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: JerseyanExile
Brief Reuters report on casualties.
7 posted on 01/31/2013 4:46:03 PM PST by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: JerseyanExile

Perhaps PEMEX was pushing too hard to stop the Cartels from tapping the pipelines and stealing oil?


8 posted on 01/31/2013 4:48:21 PM PST by Rebelbase ( .223, .224, whatever it takes....)
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To: JerseyanExile
Holy carp. I first read the title as 'Pantex'.

I'll be back after I change pants.

/johnny

9 posted on 01/31/2013 4:50:28 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JerseyanExile
Holy carp. I first read the title as 'Pantex'.

I'll be back after I change pants.

/johnny

10 posted on 01/31/2013 4:50:43 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JerseyanExile

Have they reported it’s definitely not terrorism yet?


11 posted on 01/31/2013 4:54:57 PM PST by chrisser (Senseless legislation does nothing to solve senseless violence.)
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To: Rebelbase

It reminds me of the first WTC bombing.


12 posted on 01/31/2013 4:56:45 PM PST by virgil
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To: JerseyanExile
So this is an office bombing, and not oilfield sabotage?

Extortion gone bad?

-PJ

13 posted on 01/31/2013 5:00:35 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: JRandomFreeper
“I'll be back after I change pants.”

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.

14 posted on 01/31/2013 5:20:55 PM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: Marcella
My prayers up for the victims, but my first thought was the Pantex plant in the panhandle that assembles nukes.

/johnny

15 posted on 01/31/2013 5:27:45 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JerseyanExile

One report says it looks like the explosion came from an underground parking level.


16 posted on 01/31/2013 5:32:34 PM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

Wasn’t that what happened in NYC under Clinton’s watch as a precursor to the 9/11 disaster?


17 posted on 01/31/2013 5:38:02 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Obadiah

It was their office and not an oil facility. But anything to spike prices artificially or not.....screw the citizen at all costs.....


18 posted on 01/31/2013 6:27:36 PM PST by Newbomb Turk (Freedom is my F word.)
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To: Newbomb Turk

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.


19 posted on 01/31/2013 6:38:26 PM PST by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: hoosierham
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?

20 posted on 01/31/2013 6:42:24 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: okie01

“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 :-)


21 posted on 01/31/2013 7:08:01 PM PST by CondorFlight (I)
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To: CondorFlight

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.)


22 posted on 01/31/2013 7:09:58 PM PST by CondorFlight (I)
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To: hoosierham

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.


23 posted on 01/31/2013 7:27:26 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: hoosierham

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.


24 posted on 01/31/2013 7:30:57 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: okie01
Need I mention, for example, Abedin, Huma?

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."

25 posted on 01/31/2013 7:40:21 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: okie01

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.


26 posted on 01/31/2013 7:45:26 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: piasa
The family is not very "Saudi."

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.

27 posted on 01/31/2013 8:05:18 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: chrisser

“Have they reported it’s 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.


28 posted on 01/31/2013 8:37:03 PM PST by staytrue
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To: Marcella

IIRC, the earthquake was in 1985 and another problem (besides lousy construction) was the ground - not stable, but filled in old lakebed.


29 posted on 01/31/2013 10:26:18 PM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: PghBaldy
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.

30 posted on 02/01/2013 1:43:53 AM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: okie01
Need I mention, for example, Abedin, Huma?

More to my last .... that's the other kind of underground infiltration and seepage that can get you killed.

31 posted on 02/01/2013 1:47:59 AM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: JerseyanExile; All

At least 32 dead in Mexico City skyscraper explosion

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/01/16795620-at-least-32-dead-in-mexico-city-skyscraper-explosion?lite


32 posted on 02/01/2013 10:03:44 AM PST by SwinneySwitch (Follow the money on both sides of the border.)
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To: piasa

So you are saying the Saudis were not masterminds but useful idiots?

Neither is a good thing.


33 posted on 02/01/2013 10:40:20 AM PST by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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