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September 10, 2010
Missile Strike Downs San Francisco Plane, News Blackout Ordered
By: Sorcha Faal,
A chilling foreign military intelligence directorate (GRU) report circulating in the Kremlin today states that Russian satellites orbiting above North America have picked up the "unmistakable" signal of a 9K34 Strela-3 (NATO designation of SA-14 Gremlin) man-portable air defense missile system (MANPADS) [photo 2nd left] being fired in the West Coast region of the United States where, "coincidentally", reports are now emerging of a catastrophic explosion and massive fire in San Francisco.
According to Western reports of this catastrophe, a massive explosion hit San Francisco last evening around 6 p.m. on a hillside near Interstates 280 and 380, in a residential area named San Bruno that is about two miles west of San Francisco International Airport and was so loud and devastating that some officials initially suspect that a plane had smashed i
PG&E president Chris Johns said his company would "fully cooperate" with the investigation and explore unconfirmed witness reports of the smell of gas in the area before the explosion.
Originally posted by illumin8ed
So I bet all of you that if you dug deep enough you will find reports about leaking gas somewhere.
Originally posted by srbouska
reply to post by illumin8ed
Uhhh i thought natural gas was odorless?
It also would call into question the priorities of PG&E's leadership, which spent a whopping $46 million in their failed attempt to pass Prop 16, which would have undermined local government efforts to provide renewable energy to their residents. The CPUC has announced an investigation, and part of it should examine whether PG&E has cut back on maintenance and field crews in order to pad their profits and fund their ballot initiative campaign.
Originally posted by mistafaz
I still can't believe a pipe 24 in. in diameter spewing gas and flame 1000 ft into the air.. Unreal.
Originally posted by mistafaz
No one knows what the cause is but the FAA has been saying that it wasn't a plane. What's interesting is that the residents from there say they heard what sounded like a commercial plane just before the explosion... Some are now saying that it may have been a gas line.
edit on 9/9/2010 by mistafaz because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by poet1b
When is the last time there was a huge gas line explosion?
-2009 Natural gas pipeline explodes and catches fire on May 5, 2009 near Rockville, IN in Parke County about 24 miles north of Terre haute, IN. PHMSA indicated the possibility of external corrosion in its Corrective Action Order (CAO) to the pipeline company. Pictures have been released around the area showing the damage caused. 49 homes were evacuated in a one-mile area of the explosion. No injuries reported.
-2009 Bushland, Texas — Two people hurt when a natural gas pipeline exploded in the Texas Panhandle. The explosion early Thursday 5 November left a hole about 30 yards by 20 yards and close to 15 feet deep. The blast shook homes, melted window blinds and shot flames hundreds of feet into the air. The home nearest the blast — about 100 yards away- was destroyed. Bushland is about 15 miles west of Amarillo.
-2009 A new 42-inch (1,100 mm) gas transmission pipeline near Philo, Ohio fails on the second day of operation. There was no fire, but evacuations resulted. (November 14, 2009)