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2020-07-19 Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Explosion of oil pipelines in Ma'ashour, Al-Ahwaz, Iran
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#1 Somebody really doesn"t like Iran. Allen maybe?
Posted by Deacon Blues 2020-07-19 06:33||   2020-07-19 06:33|| Front Page Top

#2 Mess with our water, will you Aryans?
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2020-07-19 07:46||   2020-07-19 07:46|| Front Page Top

#3 Not to be picky, but how does oil explode?
Posted by Richard Aubrey 2020-07-19 08:00||   2020-07-19 08:00|| Front Page Top

#4 Combustion
Posted by Skidmark 2020-07-19 09:40||   2020-07-19 09:40|| Front Page Top

#5 More Bad Luck (TM)
Posted by Mercutio 2020-07-19 10:12||   2020-07-19 10:12|| Front Page Top

#6 Iranian Antifa? Parthian Lives Matter?
Posted by NoMoreBS 2020-07-19 12:18||   2020-07-19 12:18|| Front Page Top

#7 #3 Not to be picky, but how does oil explode?

All one has to do is either vaporize or aerosolize the oil a bit (small explosion will suffice) then light it (same explosion again will suffice) and will end up with a self supporting fire with the flame evaporating the oil to sustain the flame.
Posted by Seeking Cure For Ignorance 2020-07-19 13:21||   2020-07-19 13:21|| Front Page Top

#8 #7 Not to be picky, but that's a fire. I once saw a demo where a guy put out a fire by dumping a bucket of either crude or bunker oil on it.
So somebody set off an explosion close to or on the pipeline. Hard to figure out how an oil pipeline explodes itself. Now, maybe in the pumping station or the booster station plumbing there were vapors from a previous run of gasoline. Those might blow up. More than likely, instead of blowing up the pipeline, various valves would have been blown out. And the oil finds its way there under pressure because that's the current run. Is there still a fire? Probably not, as the vapors blew and that was all....maybe started something else on fire. But you need the aerosolizing.
In order to do that, you need an explosion ON the oil or the pipeline itself. That's a good shot, presuming an insider didn't get some shaped charge cutting line out of his lunch box.
Now, if there were storage tanks. In the old, old days, some of the oil facilities had surplus bronze napoleon cannon for putting a ball into a tank which was in danger of overpressure. Saw that in El Dorado, Kansas at their display of the prarie oil boom. Worth half a day, if you're out that way. Anyway, they didn't expect a cannon ball to be pyrophoric.
Nope. Outside influence.
Posted by Richard Aubrey 2020-07-19 22:11||   2020-07-19 22:11|| Front Page Top

#9 #7 Not to be picky, but that's a fire. I once saw a demo where a guy put out a fire by dumping a bucket of either crude or bunker oil on it.
So somebody set off an explosion close to or on the pipeline. Hard to figure out how an oil pipeline explodes itself. Now, maybe in the pumping station or the booster station plumbing there were vapors from a previous run of gasoline. Those might blow up. More than likely, instead of blowing up the pipeline, various valves would have been blown out. And the oil finds its way there under pressure because that's the current run. Is there still a fire? Probably not, as the vapors blew and that was all....maybe started something else on fire. But you need the aerosolizing.
In order to do that, you need an explosion ON the oil or the pipeline itself. That's a good shot, presuming an insider didn't get some shaped charge cutting line out of his lunch box.
Now, if there were storage tanks. In the old, old days, some of the oil facilities had surplus bronze napoleon cannon for putting a ball into a tank which was in danger of overpressure. Saw that in El Dorado, Kansas at their display of the prarie oil boom. Worth half a day, if you're out that way. Anyway, they didn't expect a cannon ball to be pyrophoric.
Nope. Outside influence.
Posted by Richard Aubrey 2020-07-19 22:11||   2020-07-19 22:11|| Front Page Top

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