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Cause of Texas fertilizer plant blast that killed up to 15 'suspicious:' source
nypost.com ^ | April 18, 2013 | JOSH MARGOLIN and JOSH SAUL

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."

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ammonia; fertilizer; isolatedincidents; waco; west; westtx
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1 posted on 04/18/2013 9:19:53 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Hmmmm


2 posted on 04/18/2013 9:22:24 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Is that a final body count?


3 posted on 04/18/2013 9:22:51 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: BarnacleCenturion

NYPost isn’t exactly reliable. They are probably going to be sending big checks to the two people they smeared about the marathon case.


4 posted on 04/18/2013 9:24:27 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Isn't President Bush in Texas...


5 posted on 04/18/2013 9:25:01 AM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Kinda noticeable that we didn't jump on this...Are we getting lax and/or more patient?? Or do we know that these things happen occasionally and we'll let it pass until we're told different.

Like the JFK Library fire....What were the chances of something occurring 10 minutes prior to the explosions.

6 posted on 04/18/2013 9:25:09 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Ban guns! That is the least we can do to honor those killed in this senseless explosion. < /sarc>
7 posted on 04/18/2013 9:25:15 AM PDT by Gamecock ("Ultimately, Jesus died to save us from the wrath of God." ¬óR.C. Sproul)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Those of you who remember the X-15 rocket plane... it’s fuel supply was 1300 gallons of anhydrous ammonia.

It also carried liquid oxygen, of course.


8 posted on 04/18/2013 9:26:18 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Flash back: remember when during the Bush Administration that lame stream media (20/20 or another one) sent some ‘reporters’ and muslim apologists (CAIR?) to West and did that ‘expose’ with the fake Muslim woman in the store to try and illicit ‘racist’ reactions to her? I remember a thread here we had on the whole ridiculous thing. Could be a motive though if this was an attack.

Prayers that this is not terrorism. If it is...none of us are safe anymore.


9 posted on 04/18/2013 9:27:29 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: 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.

Okay, let me translate this statement into Conservative American English.

There were a few meetings at the White House last night and they were trying to figure out how to spin the fertilizer accident into a crisis event that could be "managed" by Obama.

"If we claim and maintain that this was a criminal act maybe we can angle it into more federal control."

"Yeah, let's go with that."

10 posted on 04/18/2013 9:27:58 AM PDT by Slyfox (The Key to Marxism is Medicine ~ Vladimir Lenin is smiling from hell)
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To: Sacajaweau

For me it is the DailyNews that has credibility issues at this point...


11 posted on 04/18/2013 9:28:19 AM PDT by erlayman
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To: Gamecock

Hopefully it’s some white guy. Right? Hello salon magazine. Are you there? Where’s your headline? Where is joey scarbrow? And misha geshundheit? Cry baby chrisstine matthews or wofie blitzkreig?


12 posted on 04/18/2013 9:28:21 AM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST MR. PRESIDENT!(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: Bon mots

LOL!


13 posted on 04/18/2013 9:28:42 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Sacajaweau

Didn’t buy the JFK fire but will cut slack on this incident and wait for more info. Although the timing of these things always makes you wonder.


14 posted on 04/18/2013 9:29:06 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: erlayman

Oops make that the NYPost that made 2 (and counting) erroneous contributions to the Boston story...


15 posted on 04/18/2013 9:30:54 AM PDT by erlayman
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To: ltc8k6

“They are probably going to be sending big checks to the two people they smeared about the marathon case.”

Are you talking about the Moroccan runners? There was nothing wrong with that story. They were the prime suspects at the time and all the networks reported on it.


16 posted on 04/18/2013 9:31:52 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Sounds to me like the administration can’t find a conservative “whitey” to blame for Boston, so they’ll drum up charges on some poor fellow that works(-ed) in the fertilizer plant to draw attention away from deporting one of the primary suspects in the Boston bombings.

Let’s NOT let him get away with that!


17 posted on 04/18/2013 9:33:45 AM PDT by meyer (When people fear the government, you have Tyranny)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

They were never prime suspects, and certainly not when NYP put them on the cover.

http://i.imgur.com/qegVHk7.jpg

http://deadspin.com/the-boston-bombing-witch-hunt-bags-another-innocent-kid-476001019


18 posted on 04/18/2013 9:34:31 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: BarnacleCenturion

And labeled them “BAG MEN”...


19 posted on 04/18/2013 9:35:20 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: ltc8k6
NYPost isn’t exactly reliable.

Compared to who?

20 posted on 04/18/2013 9:35:54 AM PDT by FreeReign
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