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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."

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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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To: BarnacleCenturion

Here is the animated gif that was slowed down. I tried to watch the one with the dad and his little girl (witnessing the explosion) and it just broke my heart to hear that baby scared.

http://imgur.com/l1hw5Sj


21 posted on 04/18/2013 9:37:35 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: FreeReign

“12 DEAD” headline...

“BAG MEN” headline...

etc.

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

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


22 posted on 04/18/2013 9:38:04 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Whatever NY POST. I don’t believe anything they say now.


23 posted on 04/18/2013 9:39:40 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I wonder if some meth head trying to steal anhydrous ammonia caused all of this.


24 posted on 04/18/2013 9:39:47 AM PDT by RedWhiteBlue (Mama tried)
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To: ltc8k6

No.

You had said that “the NY Post isn’t exactly reliable”, to which I responded, “compared to who”?

My point being, that many other “news organizations” are generally much worse.


25 posted on 04/18/2013 9:45:03 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Tinfoil hat on:

We had an IED attack in Boston using bombs that are taught in Pakistani training camps. We had ricin mailed to the White House and the Senate, and Al Qaeda's Yemeni branch has been working on ricin. We had an explosion in this fertilizer plant. And we have a usurper in our White House who pals around with unrepentant terrorists and sends high-technology weapons to the Muslim Brotherhood and other terrorist supporters without Congressional approval. It's been a busy week for America's enemies. Is this all coincidence? I think not.

Tinfoil hat off:

26 posted on 04/18/2013 9:46:41 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: FreeReign

I meant reliable lately.


27 posted on 04/18/2013 9:47:06 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: erlayman

Yes. They reported 12 people died.


28 posted on 04/18/2013 9:47:28 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Ever since asswipe obama came to power, there always seems to be SOME kind of crisis damned near every single week.


29 posted on 04/18/2013 9:49:26 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Here we go ....... ‘right-wing extremists’ yada yada yada

And BIG SIS is going to send memos of how returning veterans and white supremacists are the most dangerous terrorists etc etc.....

30 posted on 04/18/2013 9:50:15 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: penelopesire
Prayers that this is not terrorism. If it is...none of us are safe anymore.

What? What are you talking about? None of us have been safe for a long time.

31 posted on 04/18/2013 9:50:35 AM PDT by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare--now a Marine Mom)
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To: Pollster1

Not to mention his rather secretive meeting with Saudi diplomats on the heels of the bombing in Boston, followed by the sudden deportation of the “person of interest.”

Wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy too much behind-the-scenes action.


32 posted on 04/18/2013 9:51:37 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

It doesn’t really benefit a terrorist group much when an explosion like this can be easily written off as an industrial accident— even if they did cause it. Plants like this aren’t really useful targets.


33 posted on 04/18/2013 9:52:36 AM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Hmmm is about all I can say whenever this administration says something. We are lied to so often that I automatically suspect that if they say something, the truth is the opposite. So, for instance, if they say they don’t want to tell the public something because they are afraid of creating panic, it seems like it could be a “tell” indicating that they ARE trying to create panic.

Somebody is trying to create panic, anyway. The JFK Library fire, Boston marathon bombing, 4 or 5 times of being told there would be a press conference and then it being conceled, bomb threats all over the country and including the place where the press conference was supposed to be, ricin letters sent before or shortly after the bombs, Google and cell phone tower (?) going out, explosion at this fertilizer plant... And before that the bomb attempt on Sheriff Joe...

I think everybody is going “What the heck?!” instead of panicking though.

We don’t know for sure, but it’s looking like the Boston bombing was Muslim terrorism, and it seems like the powers-that-be knew in advance and are working to stall and/or get the perps out of town before anybody knows who did it.

The ricin letters were a democratic activist who all of a sudden located some ricin.

The attempt at Sheriff Joe just about has to be either somebody disgruntled with his actions or somebody who disagrees with his policies so that would probably be a leftist and/or criminal.

I don’t know what the general public is thinking about this stuff. I know that for me, the regime has already shown us through Fast and Furious and Benghazi what they are capable of and how little they value either truth or innocent human life. They’ve thought that they could get away with it because of the media lapdogs, but all it means is that some of us have recognized we can’t trust what the media OR the regime says or does. Once you know a clock is broken you find other ways to tell the time. But it sure is easy to look at the clock and say, “If it says it’s 2:00 it must NOT be 2:00.”

Something is going on though, for there to be this much bizarre violence all at once. I hope they’re not preparing us for the big one. Obama said he thinks NK doesn’t have a nuke, so that could be setting the stage for something really bad...

SOMEBODY should be asking the regime how the heck it is essential to our national security that we give millions of dollars to aid Al Qaeda in Syria - the people who beheaded 8 people conducting a relief mission for Assad’s government, and grilled the decapitated heads. And how the heck it is essential to our national security that this Saudi student who had injuries different than everybody else and whose family is tightly woven into terrorism.... be deported because he’s innocent.


34 posted on 04/18/2013 9:54:34 AM PDT by butterdezillion (,)
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To: ottbmare

I felt fairly safe when The Bush Administration was kicking butt and taking names. You may feel different, but point taken.


35 posted on 04/18/2013 9:54:45 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Lots of incidents all bunched up within a few days. Makes ya wonder.


36 posted on 04/18/2013 9:55:24 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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To: Viennacon

I’ve heard 12 - 15 dead, but looking at some pictures from the area near the blast, I feel the number will rise.


37 posted on 04/18/2013 9:57:33 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (For Jay Carney - I heard your birth certificate is an apology from the condom factory.)
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To: Viennacon

I’ve heard 12 - 15 dead, but looking at some pictures from the area near the blast, I feel the number will rise.


38 posted on 04/18/2013 9:57:38 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (For Jay Carney - I heard your birth certificate is an apology from the condom factory.)
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To: penelopesire
Prayers that this is not terrorism. If it is...none of us are safe anymore.

We haven't been safe for quite a while.

39 posted on 04/18/2013 9:58:03 AM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression and Democrats use them. Gun confiscation enables tyranny.)
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To: Sacajaweau
Kinda noticeable that we didn't jump on this

We did

Texas explosion was a Bomb - fire dispatch recording

40 posted on 04/18/2013 9:58:52 AM PDT by Species8472 (Stupid is supposed to hurt)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

A senior Obama administration official said....

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Everything thereafter is Bull Cheese. I believe NOTHING that emanates from the the White Hut.


41 posted on 04/18/2013 9:58:56 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Sacajaweau
Kinda noticeable that we didn't jump on this

We did

Texas explosion was a Bomb - fire dispatch recording

42 posted on 04/18/2013 9:59:09 AM PDT by Species8472 (Stupid is supposed to hurt)
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To: null and void

Point taken.


44 posted on 04/18/2013 9:59:31 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: penelopesire

Three instances of double posting on this thread within a minute or so. I wonder if FR is going to have problems now.


45 posted on 04/18/2013 10:02:26 AM PDT by butterdezillion (,)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

They are passing out free tin foil hats down on the corner. I can think of a bunch of people who need to go check that out and get one or two of them.

This is more bull than can be buried in a lifetime.


46 posted on 04/18/2013 10:03:05 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: butterdezillion
I wonder if FR is going to have problems now.

When I hit post, my screen goes mostly blank and I have to refresh. Not an issue on any other forum I'm currently logged on to.

47 posted on 04/18/2013 10:04:35 AM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: butterdezillion

Yes, the server seems to go down for a moment as you are attempting to post. Sometimes it posts and sometimes not. Some hit the button twice to be sure.


48 posted on 04/18/2013 10:05:11 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: penelopesire
“Plants like this aren’t really useful targets.”..

I would beg to differ. Judging by the amount of devastation, blowing up such a plant is of great value to someone with destruction and fear in mind. Just be damn glad it didn't happen in your neighborhood.

49 posted on 04/18/2013 10:05:54 AM PDT by DaveA37 (I'm for HONEST government)
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To: Viennacon

I believe that’s what it’s at but they’re still searching.


50 posted on 04/18/2013 10:06:54 AM PDT by sunny48
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