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  1. #1 "Terror Risks As Yemeni LNG Tankers OKd Into Boston Harbor" 
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    Yemeni LNG Tankers OK’d In Harbor

    Coast Guard vows to bolster security; Angry" Boston Mayor" Menino sees risk of LNG terror


    "Take A Look At What Boston Would Look Like After An LNG Gas Leak Exploded !
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halifax_Explosion"
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    http://www.halifaxexplosion.org/intro.html


    "This Is A Suicide Bombers Dream,Don't Think For A Moment That Yemeni Suicide Bomber High Command Hasn't Read This,It's All Over The Net ."

    "If A Suicide Bomber Signed On as A Crew Member It would Be One Big Bright Path To Glory !"

    "It Would Be Simple Enough To Open A Number Of Valves ,By The Time They Were Discovered It Would Be Too Late !"

    "If Liquid From One Of These Things Is Released The Resulting Explosive Gas Cloud Would Destroy The Entire City Of Boston,It Would Be Even More devastating Than an Nuclear Device !"


    The Coast Guard said yesterday that it will allow tankers carrying liquefied natural gas from Yemen into Boston Harbor despite concerns about the cargo coming from a country that has been called a haven for terrorists.

    The decision, which means LNG ships could begin arriving in Everett later this month, drew immediate condemnation from Mayor Thomas M. Menino, a longtime critic of allowing LNG shipments through the harbor. He accused the Coast Guard of putting profits ahead of people.

    “This is all about helping a commercial enterprise,’’ Menino said in an interview. “I’m about helping protect people’s property and lives. They’re saying they will be as safe as any other LNG ship. I say they’ll be as unsafe as any other LNG ship.’’Opponents of the plan worry that terrorists could board the ships as stowaways and potentially ignite the flammable gas, though the company importing the LNG, Distrigas of Massachusetts, disputes the risk.

    Distrigas has signed a 20-year contract with a Yemeni supplier and expects to bring in up to 30 shipments a year to its Everett facility. The imminent delivery would be only the second from Yemen to the United States. A tanker carrying Yemeni LNG arrived earlier this week in less-populous Sabine, Texas, according to John Healey, Coast Guard captain of the port of Boston, who said the Coast Guard spent a year reviewing security plans for the Yemeni shipments.

    Healey said additional security measures will be put in place by Distrigas and validated by the Coast Guard when each vessel arrives; he declined to detail the procedures. Coast Guard officials will review each shipment as it comes in, he said, and they reserve the right to deny vessels entry to the harbor.“These measures, combined with Coast Guard inspections, are designed to ensure shipments of Yemeni LNG are as safe as any hazardous cargoes that move through the port on a regular basis,’’ said Healey, who outlined the plan in a closed-door meeting yesterday with House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo and officials of several cities and towns.

    Menino and officials in other communities ringing the harbor had urged the Coast Guard to reject the plan in light of the failed Christmas Day attempt to blow up a US airliner in Detroit. The suspect in that case is a Nigerian man trained in Yemen.DeLeo, of Winthrop, had also expressed grave concern about the potential danger of bringing the highly flammable gas into the congested harbor, but he said yesterday that the Coast Guard had allayed many of his fears.

    Distrigas spokeswoman Carol Churchill said the company, which provides 20 percent of New England’s natural gas on a typical day, is very pleased with the decision. She said stringent security measures will make the vessels invulnerable to terrorists.Continued...

    http://www.boston.com/news/local/mas...ok_for_harbor/
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    Many of the dumb shit politicans/voters in the northeast don't want exploration of natural gas or oil in the US. If a few boom booms go off, maybe they will get the message to tap into our own huge deposits of natural gas in the llower 48 & AK. Importing LNG has got to be the most retarded policy of these left wing liberals.
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    At the risk of sounding like a tin hatter, I'm convinced this is how the Islamofascists will try to take out a major port city. A nuke can be hidden in a 50 gallon drum, placed in some deep down cargo hold, then detonated once the ship docks. And it's pretty shocking how many ships enter U.S. ports without being searched. I understand the logistical impossibility of searching every ship from stem to stern. And that's what's so scary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ColonialMarine0431 View Post
    At the risk of sounding like a tin hatter, I'm convinced this is how the Islamofascists will try to take out a major port city. A nuke can be hidden in a 50 gallon drum, placed in some deep down cargo hold, then detonated once the ship docks. And it's pretty shocking how many ships enter U.S. ports without being searched. I understand the logistical impossibility of searching every ship from stem to stern. And that's what's so scary.
    The problem for the Terrorists bringing in an Nuclear Device is that they have radiation detectors all over the place .Every Truck portal and dock front area is monitored.

    Gas tankers are given a wide berth while at sea and when they enter port all shipping is shut down in the area so that with an LNG tanker they have a Virtual Fuel/Air bomb at hand for the taking.The liquid turns to gas as released and is heavier than air so it 'creeps' over the entire port area and follows the winds to 'billow up' over the adjacent land masses until it's concentrations are right for an explosion.........http://timrileylaw.com/LNG_TANKERS.htm

    The coast guard in most American coastal ports intercept freighters at sea as the approach American ports especially from suspect countries.They have very sensitive detectors permanently mounted on the the Cutters masts and the crew have sensitive hand_held units they carry when they board suspect ships.

    The Coast Guard also employs airborn 'sniffers' on their aircraft when they overfly an suspect vessel.You'd be surprised at the high background radiation levels enriched Uranium-235 and Plutonium-239 emit !

    One of my favorite stories is the case of an old guy crossing the border at San Diego from Mexico who had just been released from the hospital and while waiting to be inspected the radiation detectors went off and everyone scrambled.When they 'sniffed' his car with a hand held scanner they pulled him out and discovered that he had just a few hours before been given a Nuclear trace to scan his heart and the scanners detected, from at about forty feet,the minute radioactive traces still in his blood.Now that's sensitive scanning technology .

    Further reading of technology tells of the DHS installing radiation detectors in most GPS satellite truck location monitoring systems used by long haul trucking company's to keep track of their drivers location nationally.The original systems automatically broadcast the trucks GPS coordinates or on demand to tell dispatchers where the rigs are.The DHS has added radiation background detection with continuous monitoring to the data channel .When the trucks pass another vehicle with a high radiation 'splash' they transmit the GPS coordinates and a time stamp to the DHS monitoring centers.By using time/distance plots the DHS can quickly track the source.

    Liquefied natural gas takes up about 1/600th the volume of natural gas so as it it heats up it expands.LNG is about 90% methane.
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    Radiation detectors are highly sensitive. I worked as an assistant radiographer testing wells on atomic subs in the 70's. I don't think radioactive material loaded on a ship is that much of a threat to the mainland of the US.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lacarnut View Post
    Radiation detectors are highly sensitive. I worked as an assistant radiographer testing wells on atomic subs in the 70's. I don't think radioactive material loaded on a ship is that much of a threat to the mainland of the US.
    It definitely would be a coastal problem if used as a dirty bomb.The winds, depending on direction, would blow most of it out to sea..
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