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Israel - Mysterious Substance in Aviation Fuel Grounds Flights

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posted on May, 28 2011 @ 01:11 PM
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In early May there was a 'Serious Incident' involving a mysterious substance being found in commercial jet fuel in Israel. Here is an excerpt from an Israeli news service describing the incident -




Fuel contamination 'a serious incident'

Airport, Aviation Authority sources awaiting lab results of mysterious substance which led to grounding of dozens of flights Thursday

One of the passengers who was stranded in New York for hours Thursday night and is now awaiting a connection flight from Europe is the former head of the Civil Aviation Authority, pilot and attorney Neri Yarkoni. Talking to Ynet he said that this was a "serious and abnormal incident of international proportions of which no incident that I recall can equal."

According to Yarkoni, "only after the reason for the contamination is discovered will it be possible to know what brought it on and was it possible to have avoided it, including the legal consequences over the huge damages in addition to personal conclusions."

He asked to add "with caution" that "if anyone in a position of authority knew anything about the contamination and remained silent, this incident is criminal."


Full Story Here

For those that are not aware, the jet fuel market is in the main controlled, regulated and owned by the the US Department of Defence and the UK Ministry of Defence. In recent times the US DoD has been aggressively researching, developing and commercialising a range of alternative synthetic jet fuels and jet fuel additives for a variety of purposes. They have worked in conjunction with many high profile companies such as Chevron and DuPont to develop various chemical compounds and polymers so these additives achieve their desired result. .

This is a very interesting time for Israel to find this problem and raise it in such a threatening tone. Its not as if Israel does not know that this fuel was purchased through the US DoD because they only recently signed the supply contract.


(Washington, August 5, 2010) -- The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Israel of unleaded gasoline, JP-8 aviation fuel and diesel fuel for an estimated cost of $2 billion.The Government of Israel has requested a possible sale of 60,000,000 gallons of unleaded gasoline, 284,000,000 gallons of JP-8 aviation jet fuel, and 100,000,000 gallons of diesel fuel. The estimated cost is $2 billion.

This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a friendly country which has been, and continues to be, an important force for political stability and economic progress in the Middle East.

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Read more: Link to Israel Aviation Fuel US DoD

So what does Israel actually expect to find in these tests it is conducting on the mysterious substance and who else apart from the US could they possibly be pointing the finger at in going public with this story?

Surely they would have known there was an anomoly with this fuel long before they had managed to refuel so many commercial planes with it? Given President Obama's recent attempt to give Israel a little slap on the wrist about borders and then his almost immediate backdown, the timing and tone of this article says to me that this was a bit of a 'diplomatic warning''. In other words, stay out of our business because we know all about your dirty little secrets.




posted on May, 28 2011 @ 01:16 PM
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The "mysterious substance" is mold and bacteria.
The fuel was purchased from Paz Oil Company, an Israeli company which does its own refining.
JP8 is military fuel.

Contaminated fuel


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posted on May, 28 2011 @ 01:28 PM
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Most people do not know that there is mold and bacteria that eat and live on gasoline and oil. I forget the name of the book just now but there is a story where this mold and bacteria become air born and eat away at everything that has oil in it. All plastics and rubbers are eaten away and even the blacktop roads are eaten. I forget the name of the book just now but I have often wondered if it could happen some day



posted on May, 28 2011 @ 01:43 PM
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Somebody looking for something to blame on the Jews"



posted on May, 28 2011 @ 02:00 PM
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reply to post by Phage
 





The initial assumption, he continued, "Was that maybe the fueling line was contaminated. Now it is believed that the fuel may have been contaminated at the refinery."





Jet fuel provider Paz Aviation Assets said a German laboratory used by the United States military has refused to test the fuel sample and the contaminating substance has not been pinpointed yet.

The US military has not specified the reason for the refusal and no Israeli lab has been able to determine the contaminant's molecular structure.

Pas said that, following the rejection, the Infrastructure Ministry has been asked to discuss the situation with the laboratory and find a way out.


one source of many

Not that simple sorry.



posted on May, 28 2011 @ 02:05 PM
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reply to post by Seagle
 

Quite simple.
Your source articles are dated before the investigation was done.
The fuel came from Paz.
JP8 is military fuel.

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posted on May, 28 2011 @ 02:05 PM
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reply to post by fixer1967
 


This was not a normal bacterial or mould contamination



posted on May, 28 2011 @ 02:14 PM
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reply to post by Seagle
 


This is rather typical isn't it? Anytime there is a perceived problem, just go ahead and blame the United States before you even get your facts straight. We are often the first to blame, often the first to be asked for assistance, and damn near always the last to be thanked (As if THAT even happens!).

The truth is:
If it wasn't for the United States, there would be lot of countries that would now be dominated by Germany, Japan, and possibly Russia.

Enjoy your freedom! It may not last! If we fail to get our problems corrected, I'm sure our possible demise will eventually be regretted by the rest of the world.

See ya, Milt
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posted on May, 28 2011 @ 03:11 PM
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This was not a normal bacterial or mould contamination


What source do you base that comment on? What criteria would an abnormal bacterial or mold contamination meet?

See ya, Milt



posted on May, 28 2011 @ 04:02 PM
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reply to post by fixer1967
 


Its called Ill wind by kevin Anderson.

Great book, finished it just recently



posted on May, 28 2011 @ 04:50 PM
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what are the German laboratory hiding?
that is the big question.
some ones messt up BIG.

or its being used to sabotage there plaines.



posted on May, 28 2011 @ 06:54 PM
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reply to post by buddha
 


Did you miss?:

Jet fuel provider Paz Aviation Assets said a German laboratory used by the United States military has refused to test the fuel sample and the contaminating substance has not been pinpointed yet.

Source


The best reason, in my opinion, to refuse to test the fuel contaminants would be to keep from being accused of "hiding" something. Considering the involvement of the United States military with this labratory, that seems like a VERY prudent move to me.

I'm sure many will make this out to be a big conspiracy, and, of course, the US will be blamed anyway.

See ya, Milt



posted on May, 28 2011 @ 11:05 PM
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Originally posted by Seagle
reply to post by fixer1967
 


This was not a normal bacterial or mould contamination


Maybe not but there is oil and gas eating bacteria (several types). I work in a small engine shop and see it face to face more than a few times. Take a carb apart that has been sitting for a year or so with gas left in it and the inside of the carb looks like an alien life form growing in it. That is why old dead rotten gas smells so bad it is bacteria crap. Now the question is how did it get in the jet fuel and was in a bacteria we already know of or some kind of super lab grown bacteria and if so by who. I keep hearding them talk about the filters used and was thinking that if you packed a filter full of dryed bacteria and that was used then it would be a easy way to cause wide spread contamination. We need to look at who would profit from this. This is not funny at all. What if the contamination was to spread to the world fuel supply? This whole things reads like something from a book. What is going on in the world today? Is the world gone mad?



posted on May, 28 2011 @ 11:09 PM
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Originally posted by IkNOwSTuff
reply to post by fixer1967
 


Its called Ill wind by kevin Anderson.

Great book, finished it just recently


If people donot stop messing with things like this then that book could some day become true. That would put the whole planet back more few years to say the least.



posted on May, 28 2011 @ 11:17 PM
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reply to post by BenReclused
 


i presume by your tone that being dominated by the united states is to be preferred than russia , japan, germany etc?



posted on May, 28 2011 @ 11:47 PM
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Originally posted by Phage
The "mysterious substance" is mold and bacteria.
The fuel was purchased from Paz Oil Company, an Israeli company which does its own refining.
JP8 is military fuel.

Contaminated fuel


edit on 5/28/2011 by Phage because: (no reason given)


It would stand to reason that they have encountered mold and bacteria many times before, what was so "mysterious" this time that they made a big deal of it? Or does it just take a while to identify it?



posted on May, 29 2011 @ 06:23 AM
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reply to post by Endure
 


Exactly.

Look at the language used by the Israelis in this incident

"serious and abnormal incident of international proportions of which no incident that I recall can equal."

This same guy who is a pilot and worked for the Civil Aviation Authority also specifically asked the reporter to add, "with caution" that "if anyone in a position of authority knew anything about the contamination and remained silent, this incident is criminal"

The fungi and bacteria that contaminate fuel are common so given that Israeli laboritories were unable to identify the molecular structure of the substance in the fuel suggests there is not a normal event. Furthermore, the fact that the US military laboratory did not want to test the substance is very bizzarre given that it is the US Dept of Defence that regulates, controls and profits from aviation fuel. You would think they would want to be the first in line.

I can noty find any evidence



posted on May, 29 2011 @ 06:34 AM
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Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by Seagle
 

Quite simple.
Your source articles are dated before the investigation was done.
The fuel came from Paz.
JP8 is military fuel.

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Read my post above Phage. Quite simple, yes. The Israelis could not identify the molecular structure of the substance and the US military lab refused to test it despite that fact the US DoD is the aviation fuel regulator with a vested interest in the industry in both commercial & military markets.

Please provide some evidence of the subsequent test results because I cant find them?
Fungi and bacteria in fuel are common contaminants. Penicilium, Hormocormus Resinae, Paecelomecys Vareotii and Pseudonomis Aeruginosa so this must be big news for the aviation industry for such a big contamination involving a new unidentified strain?
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posted on May, 29 2011 @ 12:46 PM
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i presume by your tone that being dominated by the united states is to be preferred than russia , japan, germany etc?

Considering the histories of previous military occupations by Germany, Japan, and Russia: I certainly would! So I reckon your presumption is absolutely correct!

See ya, Milt
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posted on May, 29 2011 @ 01:07 PM
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Look at the language used by the Israelis in this incident

"serious and abnormal incident of international proportions of which no incident that I recall can equal."

An Israeli said that, not the Israelis. An Israeli who was stranded. An attorney too. I wonder if he might be working on a law suit.



The fungi and bacteria that contaminate fuel are common so given that Israeli laboritories were unable to identify the molecular structure of the substance in the fuel suggests there is not a normal event.

Please provide a source indicating that Israeli labs tested the material and were unable to identify it.



Furthermore, the fact that the US military laboratory did not want to test the substance is very bizzarre given that it is the US Dept of Defence that regulates, controls and profits from aviation fuel.

Once again, the fuel came from Paz. An Iraeli company. Please provide evidence that the US DoD had anything to do with it. As pointed out the proposed sale which you talk about was for military fuel, not civilian.


I provided evidence that the material was identified.

IAA officials said on Monday that the mysterious substance discovered in the fuel was a combination of mold and bacteria, though they admitted that they did not know what led to its formation in the storage tanks or fuel lines.

Contaminated fuel
They know what it is. The question is, who is responsible for it getting into the fuel supply. Is it Paz (who made the fuel) or the IAA (who is responsible for fuel storage).




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