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Originally posted by neformore
Whats next? Auntie Ethels Birthday is when the world will end?
Or will there finally be an end to doomsayer topics and predictons, because, lets face it, according to alot of people we're dead several times over and yet, oddly enough, I'm still posting this onto ATS.
I'm starting to wonder if there is something slighly disturbing, not about the dates, but about the fact that so many people seem to want to embrace total destruction that its prophesised so regularly.
Originally posted by sympthons_WDF
um its 2:12 on the east coast of the united states, and sorry to say but i noticed numerous occations of irregular activity.
heres the list
* my cigarette burnt only on the left side, is this the possible apoclypse?
Originally posted by princeofpeace
The 22nd is almost over there.
By David R. Sands
THE WASHINGTON TIMES
August 22, 2006
Inspectors kept out of key site ahead of deadline
Facing a self-imposed deadline today to respond to a U.S.-backed offer to suspend its nuclear programs, Iran yesterday blocked international inspectors from a key research site and vowed once more never to surrender its atomic energy programs.
Iran announces its Arak heavy water plant will soon be operational
August 22, 2006, 10:34 AM (GMT+02:00)
The announcement came from Dep Dir of Iran’s nuclear program Mohammad Saidi hours before Tehran’s promised response to the world powers’ incentive package for halting uranium enrichment. Iran's supreme ruler Ali Khamenei said nothing will turn his country from its course. According to an unnamed source in Vienna talking to AKI, new centrifuges have been installed at the Natanz uranium enrichment facility over the past week.
The Arak plant could produce plutonium for nuclear bombs by an alternative method to the uranium enrichment process
Romanian oil rig comes under Iranian fire
By ALISON MUTLER
ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER
BUCHAREST, Romania -- A Romanian oil rig off the coast of Iran came under fire Tuesday from an Iranian military warship and was later occupied by Iranian troops, a company spokesman said.
The Iranians first fired into the air and then fired at the Orizont rig, said GSP spokesman Radu Petrescu. Half an hour later, troops from the ship boarded and occupied the rig and the company lost contact with the 26 crew members shortly afterward.
Petrescu said he had no information about any injuries or deaths. The Orizont rig has been moored near Kish island in the Persian Gulf since October 2005, he told the Associated Press.
Eugen Chira, the political consul at the Romanian Embassy in Tehran, confirmed the incident, but provided few details. "Some forces opened fire. That an incident has happened is true. We have no details or the reason yet," he said.
GSP, also known as the Oil Services Group, is a private Romanian company established in 2004 which operates six offshore rigs that it bought from Romania's largest oil company, Petrom.
Two of its rigs are operating near the Iranian coast in the Persian Gulf as part of a deal signed between Petrom, GSP and Dubai-based Oriental Oil Co.
The Romanian company was in Iranian courts earlier this year over a dispute involving another one of its oil rigs, Fortuna, the financial weekly Saptamana Financiara has reported. It was unclear whether Tuesday's incident was related to legal issues.
The Orizont rig was built in 1987 and weighs 13,000 tons.
Kish, in the southern end of the Persian Gulf, houses the offices of about 100 Iranian and foreign oil companies.
Originally posted by Burginthorn
11pm - 22 of August here on the eastcoast of Australia, and besides a bunch of kangaroo's going past my house in full military dress carrying AK47s .....nothing much happening down under