Skip to comments.Cause of Texas fertilizer plant blast that killed up to 15 'suspicious:' source
Posted on 04/18/2013 9:19:53 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
A senior Obama administration official said a series of briefings overnight have produced concern the Texas blast could have been at least criminal in nature. Authorities are trying to contain their speculation for fear of causing a panic, but the official told The Post the cause of the blast is "suspicious."
Authorities suspect the blast was set off by a truck or rail car holding a large quantity of ammonia that somehow caught fire or blew up. Ammonia, under certain conditions, can become combustible or explosive.
"It's 50-50," the source said. "Some sort of explosion caused the ammonia truck/rail car to create a shockwave up to a half-mile away, destroying that little town."
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Huh?? Oh yeah, the media did mention that once. They said around 20 to 30 killed and over 100 injured. Meanwhile, back on the streets of Boston....
check out the slow-mo in 21...
I was watching it on Fox late last night, and they had a sound clip from one of the firefighters inside just before the explosion. He said to the 911 dispatch: “A BOMB JUST WENT OFF IN HERE!” then asked for more assistance. It could have been an expression of the suddenness of the fire and its spread, but those are his exact words. Don’t know if it was retained in the official broadcast later.
I’ll wait to hear it from somebody more credible than a ‘Senior Obama Administration Official’. Preferably somebody that has actually been to West, Texas ... and has at least a slight understanding of how a fertilizer factory might malfunction when on fire.
That's another phrase the media is careful not to use, IED. They beat themselves when they are forced to use the word terrorist or terrorism too.
One of the networks said that there were many tons of ammonium nitrate stored there. Maybe 100 tons.
Ban guns! That is the least we can do to honor those killed in this senseless explosion. < /sarc>
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No, ban farming, GC. If it hadn’t been for farms, this never would have happened!
It may be my iPad acting up. Apologies.
I did not post those remarks and agree with you..infrastructure is on the AQ hit list. I read the stuff the terrorists wrote after we captured the info at Tora Bora. The AQ manual use to be on the FBI website..but the PC police took it down. They talked about hitting nuclear and chemical sites.
The press is NOT happy with that news. They wanted a Zimmerman - but one who really is white...a conservative. Someone they could hate...
Maybe the 'WACO' angle was to try one more time to trash American citizens who happen to be conservative...to give their press boys some hope of red meat... the left wing wanted a distraction - maybe... maybe... it was them who did this....
Kidding - we don't know and I certainly hope it's NOT some fellow citizen - even if they are liberal...I was doing an imitation of the liberal press musing about it being done by the opposition political party.
Could there have been a massive fertilizer theft that is now covered up by the fire? No accounting whether there is anything missing or if it all burned or exploded.
I heard one Texas official on Faux News say it felt like a small atomic bomb went off. In 1947, they had a ammonium nitrate explosion from a ship in Texas city, Texas that leveled a industrial town of 15,000. The explosion flung vehicles through the air.
The ricin guy they nabbed was pictured in front of a “I’m a Christian and a Democrat” bumpersticker.
It wasn’t a factory it was a storage depot. I doubt very much it was anything but an accident. I don’t think terrorist are smart enough to go after targets like this, and if they did they would wait till such things are moved to populated urban areas.(which is why theses things generally are not located in urban areas) Then you really would be looking at losses in the thousands not hundreds.
Just thank God the death toll was as low as it was, and pray that it stays that way.
Excellent thoughts. Spot on.
Right before the major explosion, what’s the flash on the left hand side? (see #21)
You do have a couple interesting points. Boston is a liberal bastion and the media is all over it like flies on Obama's face. West Texas is a conservative area and the media barely mentions it. Katrina did extensive damage to the Southeast and Texas, but the media set up camp in School Bus Nagan's front yard.
That happened a few miles from me. Guy drilled a pipeline and sucked a bunch into his lungs. What a mess but no explosion
Didn’t know it was a storage depot. Local news in Houston has been calling it a ‘fertilizer plant’ ... which I assumed meant factory.
I heard the dispatch recording. The guy only meant the explosion was huge, not that a bomb caused it. That’s normal speaking for here in Texas. I’m confident it’s either an accident or some idiot messing around the factory caused it but no way was it terrorism.
I get an error message and have to click twice to get anywhere on FR.
I am with you on that score. I trust the officials in Texas to give us the truth..unlike the Feds these days.
I am with you on that score. I trust the officials in Texas to give us the truth..unlike the Feds these days.
I live near DC. There are aaaaaaall sorts of people here, and a lot of targets. I have not felt safe since 2001.
The Communist media would love to find a white, right-wing, Christian terrorist as the cause of this explosion.
OK. I'm talking about industrial facilities. If your mission is to inspire fear of your group, it doesn't work if you blow something up that is easily explained as an accident.
Good lord... Devastating. Just frigging amazing, the power of that blast.
the fire had been burning for an hour, so i would imagine that it simply found a new fuel supply/flashpoint...
Just saw / heard them rebroadcast the fireman's "bomb" comment.
I've been through West many times... that was one HUGE explosion!
If you find that, can you post a link please???
That video has been debunked. That explosion happened a few years back, the little girl and her father were not witnesses to the explosion near Waco.
A fire caused the explosion. Not UFO’s..
Found the YouTube video here:
Not sure how to search the FR archives but it was a ‘Primetime Special’ show and set up from the get go and it was done in West, Texas. We had a thread here because I remember posting in it in outrage. If you find the archive on FR let me know.
2. The West Fertilizer Co. in West Texas, April 2013
And what do they have in common? A large W...
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18 All the kings of the nations, even all of them, lie in glory, every one in his own house. 19 But thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch, and as the raiment of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a carcase trodden under feet.
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I wish I was kidding...
Thanks for finding the video!!! I found the thread about it.
It seems as though each time we have an attack, there is another bad event on its tail and that event is called an “accident” Remember the plane that went down over LI after the Trade center?
Thanks!! Be interesting to read it although I don’t think the West explosion is terror at this point. I do trust Texas officials to tell us the truth though.
Haha..no wonder I remembered it..I started the thread....lol!!
Run a Google search on CAIR and Texas and their exclamations that they are above the law.
And there is not a single honest individual with a conscience among those "powers that be" to rat them out?
Distant photo of the mushroom cloud at the West, Texas fertilizer
"100 tons"? You ain't seen nothing yet!
On 21 September 1921 an explosion in a nitrogenous fertilizer plant near Oppau Germany involving some 4,500 tonnes of ammonium sulphonitrate fertilizer detonated creating a 90meter X 125meter crater, over 20meters deep. The official casualty report listed 561 deaths, 1,952 injured and 7,500 people left homeless. The explosion was heard in Munich, 275km from the plant.
On April 16, 1947, A French vessel the SS Grandcamp loaded with 2,300 tons of ammonium nitrate to be turned into fertilizer. Docked at the Port of Texas City it erupted in flames, causing a massive explosion that killed approximately 576 people and flattened 1,000 buildings in the city. All of the city's firefighting equipment was destroyed in the blast and 26 firemen were killed. A second ship at the port, also carrying ammonium nitrate, caught fire in the blast and exploded 16 hours later. With the destruction of the city's fire-fighting equipment in the first blast, Texas City was helpless to contain the damage of the second blast.
It was the worst industrial accident in U.S. history.
Accidents and human stupidity have created a long history of destruction through the improper handling of chemical fertilizers.
PS Ammonium nitrate is hygroscopic (absorbs moisture from the air) and when shipped or stored in bulk tends to clump together into a solid, concrete-like mass. Accepted practice used to be to bore holes and break up the mass using dynamite. Sound like a good idea to you?
In the Texas City disaster in 1947, both of the ships that detonated were on fire for hours before they blew. The problem they had there was getting water on the fire in the hold of the French ship. The fire was so hot that hull plating was visibly glowing. By the time the second ship caught fire there was nothing left of the Texas City fire department to even try. Nether fire was controlled because ammonium nitrate is an oxidizer which means it liberates oxygen as it decomposes, allowing any available fuel to burn quite readily.
Like oil refineries, these are GREAT targets of opportunity.
By blowing up this one it sure as hell caused a lot of devistation and loss of life. If YOU lived next door, you might think different.
Maybe the press conferences were repeatedly rescheduled by people who were trying to rat them out. Maybe Obama had to throw his little temper tantrum on TV yesterday in order to provide an excuse to not have the press conference, after the bomb threat to the precise place where the press conference was going to be had provided a temporary excuse.
Obviously I could be totally mistaken, but my gut tells me there could be a mutiny going on behind the scenes.
I’ve done enough watching and in-depth investigation on a couple different agencies that I know that at this point if there is anybody willing to blow the whistle on this regime, it is a major, major step forward.
You only have to look at what happened with Fast and Furious to know how many leaders in various agencies went along with that whole false flag operation, and how the whistle-blowers were dealt with - even though the purpose of the operation was for innocent people to be killed, in order to create an outcry for political gain. It’s sick and we’d all like to believe it couldn’t happen in America, but unfortunately it already has in that instance, and Benghazi is shaping up similarly. It’s the same way it’s gone with Obama’s eligibility.
Once is an accident, twice is a coincidence, three times is big-time trouble. We’re past number three already, and at this point everybody ought to know what kind of regime we’re dealing with.
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