HOUSTON, May 27Military and police forces from across the U.S. are conducting SWAT-style terror drills in BP's Texas City refinery, the nation's deadliest and dirtiest industrial site. The facility has exploded with alarming frequency in recent years, including a Mar. 23, 2005 explosion that killed 15 workers.
The terror drills, which involve explosives, began Memorial Day, and will continue until Sunday, June 1. Extra security will be on hand to keep residents away. BP security supervisor Ben Wier will be present, along with other BP personnel.
Despite official assurances from BP and terror drill participants, many area residents are alarmed.
"There have been too many unexplained things at BP," an anonymous local said, "and since the company owns this town it gets the paper and police to shut up about anything it wants."
He pointed out that the local Internet researchers correctly predicted BP Texas City explosions on Mar. 30, 2004 and Jul. 28, 2005.
Most alarmingly, the same researchers predicted a Jan. 31, 2006 Bush administration attempt to nuke the small city in Representative Ron Paul's 14th Congressional District. The next day, on Feb. 1, a federal nuke team mysteriously appeared in force on the beaches just south of town. Galveston County Daily News reporter TJ Aulds wrote a bizarre story about it, "Nuclear attack warning story dismissed,"
In it, he parroted official assurances that the secretive nuke team was nothing to worry about.
Several BP employees have contacted The Lone Star Iconoclast in the last year, and based on their inside information about terror drills last fall, The Iconoclast issued an Oct. 18, 2007 Southeast Texas "false flag alert." Within three hours of its publication, the Southeast Texas Dow Chemical pipeline exploded and sent per barrel oil prices to record highs.
On Mar. 3, 2008 publisher W. Leon Smith called for a Congressional investigation of the Houston area Big Oil explosions in the editorial "Time to Investigate Houston Is Now."
In it, he alleges that the oil companies are using preplanned explosions to manipulate oil markets and gasoline prices.
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