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NEWS: Missing Fuel Tankers in San Antonio TX - Found in Laredo

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posted on Jun, 1 2004 @ 07:33 PM
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CNN & Reuters have been reporting the theft of two tanker trucks in San Antonio, Texas. Details are unclear but it is believed that these tankers contain 3000 gallons in one and 2500 in the other, effectively making them huge moveable bombs.
The FBI has issued a nationwide alert for the tankers.
As of Wednesday, the FBI has located the two tankers at a Laredo, TX warehouse. They have not indicated if the fuel is still on board.
 

Reuters
The people behind the theft are unclear and there is no mention of terrorist involvement, citizens are being asked to remain vigilant.

Tankers Found

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[Edited on 2-6-2004 by Banshee]




posted on Jun, 1 2004 @ 07:35 PM
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Yay!

We haven't seen a stolen tanker terror alert in over 60 days.

What's in them this time?



posted on Jun, 1 2004 @ 07:37 PM
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Originally posted by MaskedAvatar
Yay!

We haven't seen a stolen tanker terror alert in over 60 days.

What's in them this time?


Apparently gas.

Here is the latest link...the story is only about two hours old, so this is all I could find.
Houston Tankers Missing (requires subscription)

[Edited on 1-6-2004 by Facefirst]



posted on Jun, 1 2004 @ 07:42 PM
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That's three stolen tankers



posted on Jun, 1 2004 @ 07:42 PM
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Here is another link:

Tankers missing

Courtesy of Trickmastertrick!

[Edited on 1-6-2004 by Facefirst]



posted on Jun, 1 2004 @ 07:44 PM
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Found another link

Reuters

I sent this link to Facefirst, and asked him/her to submit to ATSNN


A San Antonio gas company discovered the trucks, one carrying 3,000 gallons and the other carrying 2,500 gallons, had been stolen after employees returned on Tuesday from the U.S. Memorial Day holiday weekend, the FBI said.

The thefts could have occurred as early as May 25, FBI Agent Patrick Patterson said.


Here we go again, MAY 25 again a week later. what is wrong with these people????



posted on Jun, 1 2004 @ 07:49 PM
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wow there have been alot of tanker trucks reported missing latley.



posted on Jun, 1 2004 @ 07:53 PM
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Originally posted by drapheus
wow there have been alot of tanker trucks reported missing latley.


Elaborate please.



posted on Jun, 1 2004 @ 07:55 PM
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Originally posted by drapheus
wow there have been alot of tanker trucks reported missing latley.


Yes and with the hightened security that has been put in place it only takes then a week or 2 to find out about them.



posted on Jun, 1 2004 @ 08:06 PM
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Damn why don't the big credible news stations ever cover these thefts?

Checked, CNN, FOX, CBS and NBC.



posted on Jun, 1 2004 @ 08:11 PM
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Originally posted by Darktalon Damn why don't the big credible news stations ever cover these thefts?
Because the theft of big and expensive vehicles happens reasonably often? And if they reported every one (even tankers) we'd get tired of each and every one. I wonder why there isn't better security/tracking on these tanker trucks with nasty chemicals these days?



posted on Jun, 1 2004 @ 08:11 PM
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The FBI and San Antonio police said propane thefts were common in south Texas, given its proximity to northern Mexico.

Propane is a commonly used fuel there, and a professional propane theft ring was operating in San Antonio as recently as last year, San Antonio Police Chief Albert Ortiz said.


Looks like it may not be terrorist related.
They need to force these guys to secure their property better though because it certainly could be used for terrorist activities.



posted on Jun, 1 2004 @ 08:13 PM
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Originally posted by SkepticOverlord
Because the theft of big and expensive vehicles happens reasonably often?

Umm I can give to shakes about expensive vehicles, don't ya think they would/should report explosive vehicles?



posted on Jun, 1 2004 @ 08:14 PM
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Yes and with the hightened security that has been put in place it only takes then a week or 2 to find out about them.


This Boggles my mind... If security is supposed to be hightened, Things like this should not happen!!!!! Especially when a memo was sent out regarding trucks.

I think mainstream media wants to get the "correct story" together first.
We should not be finding out about these things a week or more after the fact, someone is lagging in this department.



posted on Jun, 1 2004 @ 08:17 PM
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Panic is profitable. Simple as that.

Highest viewing figures come on days of terror when it comes to the news channels, they simple don't want to panic the public when they can offer nothing but a rather panicked Aaron Brown saying a couple of lines about a truck. They wanted hour long coverage with experts detailing the effects, it's just not a good time to throw it into the open from a journo p.o.v.



posted on Jun, 1 2004 @ 08:26 PM
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5,500 gallons of liquid propane.....and it's missing?

there isn't a "wtf" big enough to describe what's wrong with this situation...



posted on Jun, 1 2004 @ 08:27 PM
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Err....you know that the US is a big country, its impossible to keep track of everything that happens even with the increased security.

Would you prefer the government gave no warnings and no reports at all?



posted on Jun, 1 2004 @ 08:32 PM
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If they intend to use the trucks themselves as bombs its easier said than done because the inside of the tankers are compartmentalised with fire and penetration resistant linings and metal dividers.

Only hollywood shows a huge tanker spilling its entire contents all over the place.

the tankers would have to be very highly rigged to be effective bombs.



posted on Jun, 1 2004 @ 08:34 PM
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Originally posted by Darktalon
Damn why don't the big credible news stations ever cover these thefts?

Checked, CNN, FOX, CBS and NBC.


You forgot ABC who by the way did pick up the story,

ABCNEWS



posted on Jun, 1 2004 @ 09:00 PM
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So where were the security guards? If they had any. Outrageous.!!! Any company that has explosive chemicals, gases etc., should have security guards, and these companies should be held accountable for mishaps.



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