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Originally posted by BenReclused
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, Miltedit on 28-5-2011 by BenReclused because: Punctuationedit on 28-5-2011 by BenReclused because: Wording
Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by Seagle
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.
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).
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.
The fuel containing the greasy liquid was sent to an American Air Force lab in Germany for further testing, however, the lab refused to conduct the test, saying that they only deal with military matters and does not conduct experiments for Israel.
The use of the fuel on international flights will be resumed pending the results of ongoing tests. A special kit provided by the Israel Air Force was used for the tests, using the same filters that initially showed the irregularity in the fuel. The same test was set to be conducted on another 10 to 15 scheduled El Al flights throughout Sunday.
A refinery in Haifa and a laboratory in Ashdod have found that the fuel - which contains what have been described as "greasy liquid parts" - is fit for use. The Israeli Institute for Energy and the Environment has also conducted tests, and its results are pending