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Man Sought for Photographing Texas City Refineries

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posted on Jul, 19 2004 @ 07:50 PM
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Man Sought for Photographing Texas City Refineries

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Law enforcement officials said on Monday they are looking for a man seen taking pictures of two refineries in Texas City, Texas. Texas City, located on the Texas Gulf coast about 30 miles south of Houston, has three refineries including the largest U.S. plant operated by BP Plc., which is the third-largest U.S. refinery, processing 470,000 barrels of crude oil per day.



Yet more worries about a terror attack.

But are we being paranoid with this?


Mod Edit to provide link to news source.



[edit on 19-7-2004 by UM_Gazz]




posted on Jul, 19 2004 @ 07:58 PM
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Originally posted by rangeroftheeast
... officials would like to talk to the man to find out his reason for taking the photographs.

That sounds like a nice way to put what they want to do.....If the guy was bold enough to do this off the side of a highway I kind of doubt his intentions were ill-minded.....Hopefully he'll step forward and say something, but it's a good sign to see someone's doing their job

If this were some form of Al Queda tho, wouldn't we be seeing more of this....or is the gov't playing the whole "we expect a terrorist attack to happen soon, somewhere, perhaps injuring or killing some people" - Details please!!

[edit on 7/19/2004 by EnronOutrunHomerun]



posted on Jul, 19 2004 @ 08:05 PM
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Just a reminder and a warning...

MEMBERS: Do not simply post news articles in the forums without comment. If you feel inclined to make the board aware of current events,
please post the first paragraph, a link to the entire story, AND your opinion, twist or take on the news item.



posted on Jul, 19 2004 @ 08:11 PM
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I would think this one would have been better posted on ATSNN, of course with the additional personal comments and reflection as you mention UM_Gazz - unless it's already there



posted on Jul, 20 2004 @ 06:05 AM
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Since when has photographing been illegal, the guy might just as well be doing it for a news paper or something.



posted on Jul, 20 2004 @ 07:49 AM
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Originally posted by PsykoOps
Since when has photographing been illegal, the guy might just as well be doing it for a news paper or something.


Well, the war on terror is working...People are getting scared at some behavior which would have looked ordinary a few years ago...This is exactly what the government want...Scared people...That way, they'll be able to do everything they want and people will let them do their thing, thinking that it's for their protection...just like what happened in germany more than 60 years ago...



posted on Jul, 20 2004 @ 10:39 AM
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The simple fact of the matter is that it is suspicious activity....if I saw a man pull to the side of the road and start taking pictures of a multi-million dollar facility that employs thousands of people and produces gasoline from crude oil, I'd have at least a hunch to ask him why.....chances are it is harmles...some student or just some guy who thought it looked cool and wanted a pic, but these refineries not only are the primary source of much of the nation's fuel, but also a very dangerous environment in its simple day-to-day functions

This is to some degree about scaring the public for gov'tl freedoms, but it is also a common sense thing that would probablly have been taken with the same amount of concern....although not publicity....before 9/11

It's almost like a librarian catching someone using a cell phone in the library....it's a precaution and a warning to let people know that this is not something they should be doing in such a safe-guarded zone - it disturbs some people and doesn't bother others, but it is not condusive to anything at all



posted on Jul, 20 2004 @ 12:00 PM
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Well I guess from now on photographers should have a police escort or something if they want pictures of possible terrorist targets. One little problem, that's almost everywhere.



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