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Aramco Says No One Hurt in Blast

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Saudi Aramco needed about 40 minutes to put out the fire caused by a missile strike on a fuel depot in the Red Sea city of Jeddah, with evidence pointing to a sophisticated attack on the kingdom’s energy infrastructure.

No one was hurt in the explosion or blaze, and supplies from the facility in Saudi Arabia’s second-biggest city were not interrupted, an Aramco official said Tuesday, asking not to be identified due to company policy.

Monday’s attack, for which Houthi rebels in neighboring Yemen claimed responsibility, was “similar” to the one on Aramco’s Abqaiq oil-processing plant and Khurais field in September 2019, the official said. Missiles and armed drones temporarily knocked out about half of Saudi Arabia’s oil-production capacity in last year’s attack.

Aramco is still assessing the extent of the damage from Monday’s strike, which tore a hole measuring roughly two square meters in a diesel storage tank containing about 480,000 barrels, the official said. The depot has 13 tanks holding diesel, gasoline and jet fuel for domestic distribution. Aramco was distributing products again three hours afterward, the official said.

The Houthis have been fighting Yemen’s United Nations-backed government in a civil war since 2015, when a Saudi-led coalition intervened in an effort to roll back the rebels’ gains. They frequently fire missiles into Saudi Arabia, some of which are intercepted. They used a Quds 2 rocket in the Monday attack, their spokesman, Yahya Saree, said in a statement.

Saudi Arabia condemned the strike, saying “terrorist and sabotage acts committed against vital installations target the security and stability of energy supplies to the world,” the official Saudi Press Agency reported.

The missile landed a few miles from Jeddah’s main airport and would’ve traveled at least 370 miles (595 kilometers) if fired from Yemen, suggesting a high degree of expertise on the part of the Houthis.

The Houthis, a Shiite group, also claimed responsibility for the attacks last year on Abqaiq and Khurais, which temporarily halted about 5% of global oil supply and caused crude prices briefly to soar. The UN concluded that those missiles probably came from Iran, which backs the Houthis.

Human rights groups have documented repeated cases of bombings by Saudi-led forces of civilian targets in Yemen, including schools and hospitals. The war there has caused what the UN described in 2018 as the world’s worst man-made humanitarian crisis.

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62 Comments on "Aramco Says No One Hurt in Blast"

  1. the hammer on Thu, 26th Nov 2020 10:28 am 

    Duncan donuts, you are the enemy. It is your kind that are destroying the country and it is you who needs to be faced head on with the force of the law. You are a criminal

  2. Duncan Idaho on Thu, 26th Nov 2020 10:38 am 

    “As Trumpism goes, as Trumpism has always been, destruction is the strategy. The more of it the more fealty among those swarms that didn’t send him packing and that now act like modern-day flagellants, their pogroms for now limited to murdering reality. It’s Jonestown writ large.”

  3. Duncan Idaho on Thu, 26th Nov 2020 10:41 am 

    “His flamboyant criminality and relentlessly malignant personality may exert the same sick fascination as watching a grisly car crash, but in terms of creating disasters, Trump has nothing on George W. Bush.”

    http://www.smirkingchimp.com/thread/mike-lofgren/94065/trump-was-no-fluke-george-w-bush-blazed-the-trail

  4. Duncan Idaho on Thu, 26th Nov 2020 10:48 am 

    “there is only one example of an institution comparable to our own electoral college: the electors of the Holy Roman Empire, a state which ceased to exist in 1806). The very structure of our system, combined with an increasingly paranoid and disinformed electorate, means the likelihood of producing a dud occupying the Oval Office is roughly 50/50.

    Austria, though, in its twilight at least produced Gustav Mahler, Ludwig Wittgenstein, and Karl Popper. We seem to be stuck with Ted Nugent and Kanye West.”

  5. dratrepus tak supertards pls change ur undies after 5 days i will pay u 5 cents when u do that France Declares that Islam is a Religion - Not a Political System? Yeah, Good Luck with That on Thu, 26th Nov 2020 1:21 pm 

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  6. dratrepus tak supertards pls change ur undies after 5 days i will pay u 5 cents when u do that France Declares that Islam is a Religion - Not a Political System? Yeah, Good Luck with That on Thu, 26th Nov 2020 1:22 pm 

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  7. FamousDrScanlon on Thu, 26th Nov 2020 3:57 pm 

    Islam, like capitalism, is both a political & religious doctrine. All the isims really.

    Dogma is dogma.

    When the white supremacists shift their violence into the next gear they will be indistinguishable from radical muzzi terrorists.

    Cartoonists at libtard publications beware.

    The increased violence is par for the course when the Overshoot loop comes around.

    If any of your beloved politicians & elites were looking out for you in the slightest, there would be no need for sub-tribes to threaten & get violent.
    They play the violence card because their backs are against the wall & it’s the only card they have left. There is really not all that much difference between the Proudboys & Antifa types – all have been equally abandon by their politicians & the ruling class. If they had half way decent employment & opportunity none of them would be in the street. They’d be mating & raising their offspring.

    OVERSHOOT!

    “Energy is a key aspect of overshoot because available energy is always limited by the energy required to utilize it.

    Organisms are required by the Second Law of thermodynamics to dissipate energy.“Power” is energy dissipation for a purpose and equals:
    forces x flows = work rate + entropy produced.

    Organisms evolved a bias to maximize fitness by maximizing power. With greater power, there is greater opportunity to allocate energy to reproduction and survival, and therefore, an organism that captures and utilizes more energy than another organism in a population will have a fitness advantage.

    Individual organisms cooperate to form social groups and generate more power. Differential power generation and accumulation result in a hierarchical group structure.

    “Politics” is power used by social organisms to control others. Not only are human groups never alone, they cannot control their neighbors’ behavior. Each group must confront the real possibility that its neighbors will grow its numbers and attempt to take resources from them. Therefore, the best political tactic for groups to survive in such a milieu is not to live in ecological balance with slow growth, but to grow rapidly and be able to fend off and take resources from others[5].

    The inevitable “overshoot” eventually leads to decreasing power attainable for the group with lower-ranking members suffering first. Low-rank members will form subgroups and coalitions to demand a greater share of power from higher-ranking individuals who will resist by forming their own coalitions to maintain it. Meanwhile, social conflict will intensify as available power continues to fall.

    Eventually, members of the weakest group (high or low rank) are forced to “disperse.”[6] Those members of the weak group who do not disperse are killed,[7] enslaved, or in modern times imprisoned. By most estimates, 10 to 20 percent of all the people who lived in Stone-Age societies died at the hands of other humans.[8] The process of overshoot, followed by forced dispersal, may be seen as a sort of repetitive pumping action — a collective behavioral loop — that drove humans into every inhabitable niche of our planet.

    Here is a synopsis of the behavioral loop described above:

    Step 1. Individuals and groups evolved a bias to maximize fitness by maximizing power, which requires over-reproduction and/or over-consumption of natural resources (overshoot), whenever systemic constraints allow it. Differential power generation and accumulation result in a hierarchical group structure.

    Step 2. Energy is always limited, and overshoot eventually leads to decreasing power available to some members of the group, with lower-ranking members suffering first.

    Step 3. Diminishing power availability creates divisive subgroups within the original group. Low-rank members will form subgroups and coalitions to demand a greater share of power from higher-ranking individuals, who will resist by forming their own coalitions to maintain power.

    Step 4. Violent social strife eventually occurs among subgroups who demand a greater share of the remaining power.

    Step 5. The weakest subgroups (high or low rank) are either forced to disperse to a new territory, are killed, enslaved, or imprisoned.

    Step 6. Go back to step 1.

    The above loop was repeated countless thousands of times during the millions of years that we were evolving[9]. This behavior is inherent in the architecture of our minds — is entrained in our biological material — and will be repeated until we go extinct.”

    https://dieoff.com/

  8. zero juan on Thu, 26th Nov 2020 5:17 pm 

    Ppeee juan, Fuck, do you have nothing better than to spam this board with mental illness. What a piece of shit and you say you have a wife and farm. That is complete box of lies, Asswipe. Go home to your stupid 3rd world country and leave us be.

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  9. duncan donuts on Thu, 26th Nov 2020 5:49 pm 

    Sidney Powell Suit Makes 30 Allegations in Bid to Invalidate Georgia Election Results
    https://www.theepochtimes.com/sidney-powell-suit-makes-30-allegations-in-bid-to-invalidate-georgia-election-results_3595129.html

    The suit alleges the following: The software used by the Dominion machines was accessed by agents of malicious actors, such as China and Iran, “in order to monitor and manipulate elections,” including the 2020 election. The allegation is based on a redacted declaration of a former electronic intelligence analyst under 305th Military Intelligence. “By using servers and employees connected with rogue actors and hostile foreign influences combined with numerous easily discoverable leaked credentials, Dominion neglectfully allowed foreign adversaries to access data and intentionally provided access to their infrastructure in order to monitor and manipulate elections, including the most recent one in 2020,” the suit says. An affiant whose name was redacted for security reasons alleged that the software used by Dominion was designed for Venezuelan government with the specific purpose to rig elections without the risk of getting caught. The affiant said he was part of a national security detail to former Venezuelan socialist dictator Hugo Chavez. “The purpose of this conspiracy was to create and operate a voting system that could change the votes in elections from votes against persons running the Venezuelan government to votes in their favor in order to maintain control of the government,” he said. The allegation was corroborated by another witness who “was in an official position related to elections and witnessed manipulations of petitions to prevent a removal of President Chavez.” Another affiant said he’s the cousin of the former chief executive of Smartmatic, the company that developed the software adopted by Dominion. He said he has personal knowledge that the executive manipulated the company “to ensure the election for Chavez in the 2004 Referendum in Venezuela,” the suit says. He also testified that the executive, Anthony Mugica, “received tens of millions of dollars from 2003-2015 from the Venezuelan government to ensure Smartmatic technology would be implemented around the world, including in the U.S.,” the suit says. The vote tallies produced by the Dominion machines can be manipulated by imputing a malicious code with just “7 minutes alone with [the voting machine] and a screwdriver,” according to Andrew Appel, Princeton professor of computer science and election security expert. A ballot can be spoiled or altered by the Dominion machine because “the ballot marking printer is in the same paper path as the mechanism to deposit marked ballots into an attached ballot box,” a study by University of California–Berkeley said. It indicates that after a voter submits a ballot to the machine, the machine can add additional marks on it. The voting machines are susceptible to hacking or remote tampering because they are connected to the internet, even though they’re not supposed to be. “Voting machines were able to be connected to the internet by way of laptops that were obviously internet accessible,” the suit says. “If one laptop was connected to the internet, the entire precinct was compromised.” “There is evidence of remote access and remote troubleshooting, which presents a grave security implication,” said affiant Hari Hursti, a Finnish computer programmer and election security expert. The voting machines have activity logs that can be overwritten, according to Hursti. That means hackers or malevolent operators can tamper with the results and then erase their steps. Ronald Watkins, a software and cyber-security expert who reviewed the Dominion software manual, said the machine operators can change the setting to exclude certain ballots from being counted (based on how much of the “bubble” they had filled in to indicate a vote for a candidate). Scans of the excluded ballots are placed in a separate folder and the operator can delete them simply using Windows File Manager.

  10. duncan donuts on Thu, 26th Nov 2020 5:50 pm 

    part2

    Watkins said that to report the final vote counts, the machine operator would copy and paste the “Results” folder from the machine onto a USB drive. “While a simple procedure, this process may be error-prone and is very vulnerable to malicious administrators,” he said. There are no procedures that would ensure the security of the USB drives used to report vote tallies from precincts. In one Georgia County, 3,300 votes were found on memory sticks not loaded into the central vote tally system, the suit says. The test report and Secretary of State certificate for the voting machines are undated. Smartmatic faces litigation over “glitches” that allegedly affected the 2010 and 2013 mid-term elections in the Philippines, “raising questions of cheating and fraud,” the suit says. Between 31,559 and 38,886 absentee ballots were returned by Republican voters, but were not counted, according to an analysis by expert witness Williams Briggs, a statistician and former Cornell Medical School professor, based on a phone survey of potentially affected GOP voters by the team of former Trump campaign member Matt Braynard. Between 16,938 and 22,771 Republican voters received absentee ballots they didn’t request, based on the same analysis. That indicates unlawful absentee requests, the suit alleges. Based on Braynard’s analysis of voter registrations and change-of-address requests, 20,311 absentee or early voters in Georgia voted even though they had moved out of state, which the state prohibits. Georgia entered into an unlawful consent agreement with Democratic Party agencies that gutted the effectiveness of matching signatures on absentee ballot envelopes with signatures on record with the authorities. The matching was reduced “to a broad process with discretion, rather than enforcement of the signature requirement as statutorily required.” The signature matching procedure was influenced by “guidance and training materials” produced by the Democratic Party. Gov. Brian Kemp illegally authorized election officials to open outer envelopes of absentee ballots three weeks before the election. Georgia law “clearly prohibits opening absentee ballots prior to election day,” the suit says. Georgia’s hand recount of the presidential race was illegitimate for a lack of meaningful observation. “Democrat-majority counties provided political parties and candidates, including the Trump Campaign, no meaningful access or actual opportunity to review and assess the validity of mail-in ballots during the pre-canvassing meetings.” The allegation is based on multiple recount observer testimonies. Votes for President Donald Trump were placed during the recount into vote piles for Trump’s opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden. The allegation is based on multiple observer testimonies, as well as an undercover video produced by Project Veritas, an undercover journalism nonprofit. Some ballots from the “No Vote” and “Jorgensen” trays were moved to the “Biden” tray. One witness made the allegation. Many voters weren’t allowed to cancel their mail-in ballot on Election Day and vote in person. One witness made the allegation. The same witness alleged that many voters were denied the option to cast a provisional ballot on Election Day “when a mail-in ballot has already been received for them, but when they did not cast those mail-in ballots,” the suit says. Signatures on mail-in ballot envelopes weren’t verified during the recount, one witness alleged. “At no time did I witness any Recounter or individual participate in the recount verifying signatures [on mail-in ballots],” the affiant said. Some counties didn’t actually recount the ballots by hand, but instead used machines. One batch of ballots was suspiciously “pristine.” Almost all were for Biden. The allegation is based on an observer testimony, who professed “20 years of experience of handling ballots.” One batch of ballots “was pristine” and “there was a difference in the texture of the paper,” according to the witness. “I observed that the markings for the candidates on these ballots were unusually uniform, perhaps even with a ballot-marking device,” she said. The ballots also “included a slight depressed pre-fold so they could be easily folded and unfolded for use in the scanning machines.” The same witness also alleged that at one precinct in Milton, Georgia, poll workers were “asked to sign the chain of custody letter on Sunday, even though the machines were not delivered until 2:00 AM in the morning on Election Day.” In addition, the machines “were not sealed or locked, the serial numbers were not what were reflected on the related documentation,” she said. Many batches of ballots were “100% for Biden,” one witness alleged. The same witness also alleged “that the watermark on at least 3 ballots were solid gray instead of transparent, leading me to believe the ballot was counterfeit.” Local elections director offered the explanation that the ballots in question came from a different printer. Authorities lied by claiming vote counting was paused in Fulton County because of “a water leak affecting the room where absentee ballots were being tabulated.” “The only water leak that needed repairs at State Farm Arena from November 3 – November 5 was a toilet overflow that occurred earlier on November 3. It had nothing to do with a room with ballot counting,” the suit says. After everyone was “sent home,” one witness “saw election workers remaining behind after people were told to leave, the suit says, alleging that several people stayed behind to continue counting ballots without any observers present.

  11. FamousDrScanlon on Thu, 26th Nov 2020 6:47 pm 

    All American whites who are watching NFL while stuffing their fat faces today are white race traitors.

    Black players in professional American football — 21st century

    At the start of the 2014 season, NFL surveys revealed that the league was approximately 68% African-American[37] and about 28% white, with the remaining 4% comprising Asian/Pacific Islander, non-white Hispanics, and those preferring a Mixed Race category.[38]

    By 2020, 70% of players in the NFL are black.[39]

    These statistics are in contrast to the general population of the United States, which is about 28% non-white (white including Hispanic whites) although among the demographic that plays in the NFL (men approximately 21 to 35 years of age), the proportion of the American population that is non-white is somewhat greater.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_players_in_professional_American_football#21st_century

    Your women folk seem especially fond of watching although they don’t even know the rules. What’s that all about eh?

    Meanwhile, up in the great ‘white’ north…

    Race and ethnicity in the NHL

    “The National Hockey League (NHL) evolved from a mono-ethnic and primarily Canadian professional athletic league to span North America.[1][2][3][4][5] The distribution of ethnic groups has been gradually changing since the inception of the NHL.[6] The league consists of a variety of players from varying nationalities and diverse backgrounds. Once known as a league riddled with racism and exclusiveness, the NHL has made positive steps toward a more diverse and inclusive institution.[7]

    According to statistics,[8] gathered by http://www.quanthockey.com, the NHL began its expansion of player nationalities in the 1970s, where players hailed from the United States, Sweden, and Finland. The share of Canadians in the league dropped to 75% by the 1980s and is now slightly less than 50%.[8] In 2011, the NHL was composed of 93% of players who identified as white, with the remaining 7% identifying as varying ethnicities.

    https://en.wikipedia.org
    /wiki/Race_and_ethnicity_in_the_NHL

    The 7% solution.

  12. dratrepus tak supertards pls change ur undies after 5 days i will pay u 5 cents when u do that France Declares that Islam is a Religion - Not a Political System? Yeah, Good Luck with That on Thu, 26th Nov 2020 10:43 pm 

    attention:

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