Tianjin China Explosions – Accident or Nuked?

14 08 2015

You decide.

LINK –  http://youtu.be/_aP3_G6vI7k

Tianjin Explosion…Direct Energy Weapon…Retaliation for TPP?

LINK – http://youtu.be/pfcwwsHV5cc

This post will have added material and UPDATES in COMMENTS.

♦ Trowbridge H. Ford offers opinion on the event – see COMMENTS.

♦ Dr. Leuren Moret offers opinion on the event – see COMMENTS.



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14 08 2015
Trowbridge h. Ford

I think that it was a sabotaged cargo container to look like a nuclear one – the kind of man-made accident that Thomas Reed and Danny Stillman have been calling for in The Nuclear Express to get the Chinese people so angry with the Beijing regime that they overthrow it.

The US government has used cargo containers to help promote its offensive purposes.

When the Anglo-Americans wanted to overthrow the Soviet Union with a non-nuclear war, triggered by the surprise assassination of Sweden’s Prime Minister Olof Palme, they sent a cargo container, filled with Toshiba censors to see if Moscow was reacting to the degrading of its underwater deterent by launching a land-base one aka Operation ABSORB when the container was going along the trans Siberian Railway, and stopped in the marshaling yard next to the launch pad.

It was found by Alexander Litvinenko’s FRU security squad, rendering it inoperative, and making him such a troublesome leaker when he started babbling about KGB successes, and causing his most painful murder with polonium-210 several years ago. Little wonder that London is still trying to pin the whole mess on Putin.

As for their earlier attempts to overthrow the CCP, remember the devastating earthquakes it caused in 2008 to degrade its scientific community, and 2014 to wreck its ICBM capability, and the less destructive crashes of Asian Flight 214, and MH370 to mobilize the citizenry against Beijing.

Covert war is in high gear now in Washington.

14 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

That looks like a good assessment to me.
The destruction pointed out in the 2nd video looks like a weapon and not accidental explosion.

21 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

Aug. 18 – Pravda
So what exploded in China on 12 August?
http://english.pravda.ru/world/asia/18-08-2015/131673-china-0/

Victor Ivanov, President of the Russian Union of Chemists told Pravda.Ru that ”there are three compounds there, that is sodium cyanide, potassium cyanide and ammonium cyanide. They are used to produce plastic and extract silver and diamonds.

These are dangerous substances, but they can not explode by themselves. There should have been some other explosive substances. And nothing has been said on it so far. If three or four chemical products are mixed together, you never know what can be obtained.”

14 08 2015
Trowbridge h. Ford

Looks like this was the formula for the explosions:

Na (sodium metal) + H2O (water) + NaCN ( sodium cyanide)

17 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

Readers, scroll down to comment at 8-17 for details on this formula. Thanks T.H.F. for the link.

16 08 2015
Trowbridge h. Ford

Looks like closed containers containing sodium metal and water were blown apart, stating the explosions of 700 tons of sodium cyanide in a nuclear reaction which devastated the town.

It would be an example of how saboteurs took advantage of what those Czech chemists had learned just last year about the unstable condition of sodium cyanide when it starts giving off its lone hydrogen atoms for the well-known explosions..

The US government has become increasingly concerned about the growing production of gold and other precious metals that China and Russia are taking advantage of to strengthen their economic position, and the port of Tianjin was the central shipping and storage facility of the chemicals used in the process.

Would have been easy for US covert operators to have purchased sodium from a Japanese firm, like Tanaka, put it in containers filled with water, and shipped it to some Siberia firm, only to explode them when they reached that storage facility in Tianjin containing all that sodium cyanide.

Really knocked the socks off China and Russia, and they have to worry about more such attacks, given the vast storage of sodium cyanide around them.

16 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

Today’s media shell-n-pea game hinting strongly at China on verge of being unable to crack down on new media and computer communication of populace they they used to. So basically crowing about how destabilizing the event is to China leadership.

Just posted a video on US military plans for Indian Ocean and S. China Sea. (sent in my L. Moret).

One wonders if China or Russia will counter-attack with same tactics. If something in the US went ‘boom’ like Boulder dam or a nuke plant how would the US choose who to blame?

16 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

Many Photos –
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3195477/Fifty-people-injured-enormous-blast-explosives-shipment-hits-Chinese-city.html

Motive? US policy on Asia expansion –

These items were sent in by Dr. Leuren Moret. She says:

Here is a new update on the Chinese explosion and fires at Tianjin.

There is definite evidence that DU was burning (see 10th image from the bottom – caption is “Explosive: The National Earthquake Bureau reported two blasts before midnight local time in China, which measured on the Richter scale”. You can see what looks like fireworks or a Roman candle effect – flaming DU fragments – falling out of the smoke cloud. ABSOLUTELY DU and also confirmed by characteristic olive colored smoke I saw in the photos as well.

Was badly stored cyanide to blame for the catastrophic Chinese warehouse blasts that killed 50? Panicked families flee ‘toxic cloud’ after secretive officials refuse to list deadly chemicals kept on site
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3195477/Fifty-people-injured-enormous-blast-explosives-shipment-hits-Chinese-city.html

The warehouse that had the most explosives (military) is a US company run by retired military based in N. Carolina. They have a name with “Logistics” (very military term) in it, but their company in China was re-branded with a Chinese name mentioned in this (Daily Mail) article. It is very likely that this is a retaliation by the US for things the Chinese are doing in terms of energy shipping routes between China and the Middle East, trading practices, BRICS member, etc etc. Beijing is only 90 miles away so they got a huge dose of rad and chemicals from this smoke too.

Also the Japanese meteor agency satellite photo of the explosion indicates nukes, seismic record indicates nukes (2.9 on the Richter scale for one of the explosions), glowing balls or orbs in some of the images are characteristic of criticality events as well as characteristics of neutron bombs. When you see the extent of damage and 10,000 cars destroyed/shipping containers destroyed/flattened structures etc. it had to be a nuke(s).

This video is the geopolitical road map and challenge to China in terms of energy issues and commerce/trade. The US of course wants to choke them on the energy routes and have control of all that. This is part of the big fight over China creating new islands in the S. China Sea and the US objecting.

[ emphasis added – FC ]

19 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

More on seismic repercussion –

The Guardian China’s Tianjin blast sets off earthquake-recording instruments 100 miles away

US Geological Survey says equipment in Beijing often picks up mining blasts but not explosions, and estimates the Tianjin blasts as magnitude 2 or 3

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/aug/12/china-explosion-earthquake-recording-instruments-beijing

28 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

A collection of stories from ECNS – with updates
http://www.ecns.cn/2015/08-19/177739.shtml

16 08 2015
Leuren

Thanks for posting that Mary. This new form of nuclear war by the US is getting very ugly and much more frequent. The western economy since WWII is based on nuclear events boosting the US$ when it starts dropping, causing a decline in the price of oil.

16 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

As more becomes known I will add it here. That way anyone linking to the post can keep up.
It could be another shoe will drop.

16 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

I am seeing some people mentioning ‘rod of god’ in connection to this topic. I thought those were religious views on the event … but they are talking about a space weapon.

Before It’s News – Chinese Harbour Nuked?

http://beforeitsnews.com/eu/2015/08/chinese-harbour-nuked-2588022.html

Good photos and info on the crater it created.

[ More on the general topic of space weapons is here –
http://rockythedog.net/spooky/Glimpsesindex1/GlimpseIndex1.html . ]

16 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

Also on the crater – – –

More on ‘rod of god’ weapon (general info )

17 08 2015
Leuren

Rods of God are depleted uranium rods that look like rebar and are launched from railguns – I am not sure how they launch from space. They are about 10′ long. I lived in Livermore when they were testing the rail gun delivery system for Navy ships. Ugly ugly ugly… and very poisonous globally.

17 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

They sit in ivory towers and dream these things up while workers tossed off the job and off the gravy train sleep on cardboard outside…

16 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

THOR weapon from space

16 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

PHOTOS & VIDEOS


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The GuardianChina blasts: hundreds injured by explosions – as it happened

Times of India PHOTOS

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Drone footage –


The Crater

stunning photo of Tianjin crater
“Looks like it glassified the crater.”
http://thedragonstales.blogspot.com/2015/08/holy-frack-tianjin-crater.html

http://qz.com/481174/photos-high-res-aerial-images-of-the-tianjin-blast-crater-show-devastation-that-words-cant-explain/
http://bgr.com/2015/08/17/tianjin-explosion-crater-aerial-photos/

If you know the standard length of a shipping container you can see how big the crater is.
http://www.f169bbs.com/bbs/news/158785-the-tianjin-crater

Interesting comment on above:

The Tianjin craterPosted 08/16/2015 07:49 AM : Edited 08/16/2015 07:50 AM
it’s also suspicious that they say China censoring news about explosion and limiting access to updates. It’s obvious that US has plenty of operatives in the area (probably most of the companies owned directly or through proxies) so the news and tips gathering shouldn’t be a problem, not to mention satellite imagery (which should show everything from the 1st second before the blast). The quietness is CIA generated.

Oct. 8 – MORE SPACE IMAGES

Reuters SKYBOX image :
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16 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

More about the sodium metal Trowbridge H. Ford wrote about earlier. It is used in gold mining. That is why it gets stored in Tianjin location.

From Leuren Moret:

” [Trowbridge Ford] sets out the logistics of the chemistry exlaining large amt. of cyanide involved.
Here is the link to the Tien Shan gold belt China is mining in southern China – cyanide is used to extract gold from the ore .

Myanmar is involved here also w drugs etc. going into China and shipped to Rockefellers at Mina airport, Ark., and other drug venders. Halliburton is all over Myanmar = Rothschild= Jesuits.”

16 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

Dublinsmick points out the Tianjin explosion caused damage to big computers used by China banks.
http://dublinsmickdotcom.wordpress.com/2015/08/15/pavement-explosions-exploding-pavements-huge-blasts-in-texas-china-london/

“The office building housing Chinese supercomputer Tianhe-1, one of the world’s fastest supercomputers, suffered damage. Sources at Tianhe-1 told Xinhua the computer is not damaged, but they have shut down some of its operations as a precaution.

Tianhe-1 provides data services to more than 300 organizations across China, including several universities and ……….
BANKS!”

17 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

Other Explosions in Asia

Deadly bomb blast hits Bangkok

http://beforeitsnews.com/middle-east/2015/08/deadly-bomb-blast-hits-bangkok-2508554.html

BBC report: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-33963280
“Our correspondent says bomb attacks in Bangkok are extremely rare”

Explosion in Cairo, Casualties Feared

A large bomb blast occurred close to a state security building and a courthouse early on Thursday.
http://www.sputniknews.com/middleeast/20150820/1025948986.html

Thailand Blasts: Has US Pivot to Asia Become a Brawl?
“While Thailand is often claimed to be a stalwart ally of Washington, this comes from Cold War mythology, not current realities. The waning influence of the United States, not only in Thailand, but across much of Asia is what prompted the US in the first place to “recharge” its diplomatic ties throughout the region with its much vaunted “pivot toward Asia.”

Cold War-centric commentators like to point out what they call an “all American-made” Thai military arsenal, however much of Thailand’s US-made hardware is antiquated, including Vietnam War-era M60 tanks, M113 armored personal carriers, and relatively newer but still aging F-16s – all of which are being systematically replaced with non-US alternatives.

This includes 400 Type-85 armored personal carries from China, T-84 main battle tanks ordered from pre-Euromaiden Ukraine, and likewise over 200 Ukrainian BTR-3 armored personal carriers. Most recently, and perhaps most significantly, was Thailand’s approval of purchasing a small fleet of Chinese Type 039A diesel-electric attack submarines.”
http://themillenniumreport.com/2015/08/thailand-blasts-has-us-pivot-to-asia-become-a-brawl/

Aug. 28 – BREAKING: Gas Pipeline in Hangzhou erupts without exploding

[ — (maybe) more added here later ]

24 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

Bangkok explosion –
“Up to 75 percent of the security cameras were broken along the getaway path taken by the main suspect in last week’s deadly Bangkok bombing”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-bangkok-blast-20150824-story.html

Surprise, surprise!

28 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

we didn’t know about this

2nd explosion in Thailand

Thailand issues arrest warrant for suspect in second blast
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/08/28/us-thailand-blast-idUSKCN0QX08120150828

“An arrest warrant has been issued for an unnamed suspect in a bomb blast at a Bangkok pier that took place a day after Thailand’s worst ever-bombing killed 20 people at a popular shrine, Thai police said on Friday.”

17 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

SGT Report (STGreport.com)
Monetary Warfare & The Tianjin China Event — Bill Holter

article –
http://sgtreport.com/2015/08/monetary-warfare-the-tianjin-china-event-bill-holter/

“Bill Holter asks the question we have all been thinking; Was this catastrophic landscape of destruction the result of a tactical nuclear weapon of some type? “

14 09 2015
flyingcuttlefish

Aug. 18 – Were The Tianjin Explosions Caused By A U.S. Directed-Energy Weapon To Stop Yuan Devaluation?
http://stateofthenation2012.com/?p=20434#more-20434

(this article has an idea about Tianjin and Shemitah meme)

17 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

Sent in from Dr. Leuren Moret –

From Chemistry World, Jan. 26, 2015

Alkali metal explosion explained

“The chemistry behind dropping sodium into water and watching it explode may require a rethink, according to scientists in the Czech Republic. They say the violent reaction may be triggered not by the ignition of hydrogen gas, as previously thought, but by large charge instabilities within the metal….”

Close-up view of the Tianjin chemical bursting into a steam-ball on contact with water:

http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/2015/01/alkali-metal-explosion-explained


WRAL article
Here is a list of some of the chemicals that Ruihai says on its website that it was authorized to handle at the warehouse, and their dangers:

DETECTED AT SITE:

CALCIUM CARBIDE: Noncombustible, but forms flammable gas on contact with water or damp air. Many reactions may cause fire or explosion. Inhalation could lead to coughs, labored breathing, sore throat. When firefighting, only use special powder or dry sand.

SODIUM NITRATE: Noncombustible but enhances combustion of other substances. It gives off irritating or toxic fumes in a fire. Contact may leads to skin redness.

POTASSIUM NITRATE: Noncombustible but enhances combustion of other substances. It gives off irritating or toxic fumes in a fire. Inhalation causes cough and sore threat. Contact may lead to skin redness.

NOT YET CONFIRMED AT SITE:

SODIUM CYANIDE: Noncombustible but forms flammable gas on contact with water or damp air. It gives off irritating or toxic fumes in a fire. Exposure to a large amount of this crystal form of cyanide could lead to convulsions, loss of consciousness, low blood pressure, respiratory failure leading to slow heart rate or death. When firefighting, use foam and power, but no water, no carbon dioxide, and no hydrous agents.

AMMONIUM NITRATE: Noncombustible but enhances combustion of other substances. It gives off irritating or toxic fumes in a fire. Inhalation causes cough, headache and sore throat. When firefighting, use water in large amounts.

TOLUENE DIISOCYANATE: Combustible, gives off irritating or toxic fumes in a fire. Contact with water is not recommended; no open flames. Inhalation of it causes abdominal pain, cough, nausea, shortness of breath, sore throat, vomiting. When firefighting, powder and carbon dioxide are recommended.

METHYL ETHYL KETONE: Highly flammable. Its vapor and air mixtures are explosive. Should not be close to open flames, sparks or smoking. Use powder, foam, carbon dioxide and aqueous film-forming foam in firefighting. Inhalation can lead to cough, dizziness, drowsiness, headache, nausea and vomiting.

NITROCELLULOSE: Highly flammable. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes in a fire. Should stay away from open flames, sparks and smoking. Use water in large amounts in firefighting.

SULFUR: Combustible. Finely dispersed particles form explosive mixtures in air. Should be kept from open flames, sparks and smoking. Use water spray, foam, powder, dry sand in firefighting. Inhalation causes burning sensation, cough and sore throat.

FORMIC ACID: Combustible. It may form explosive vapor or air mixtures above 69 degrees Celsius. Use powder, alcohol-resistant foam, water spray, and carbon dioxide in firefighting.

METHACRYLIC ACID: Combustible. It may form explosive vapor above 77 degrees Celsius. Use aqueous film-forming foam, alcohol-resistant foam, powder, and carbon dioxide in firefighting.

SODIUM SULFIDE: Combustible. Should be kept away from open flames, sparks and smoking. No contact with acids or oxidants. Use water in large amounts, water spray, foam and dry powder in firefighting.

18 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

Sputnik Dangerous Level of Toxic Chemical Found in Wastewater in China’s Tianjin

On Sunday, the Chinese military said several hundred tons of sodium cyanide had been found in or around the site of last week’s deadly warehouse explosion in Tianjin.

http://www.sputniknews.com/environment/20150817/1025827624.html

28 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

Some more on toxic clean up and chemical analysis –

‘I don’t know what I’ll be breathing’
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/i-dont-know-what-ill-be-breathing

‘Hundreds of tonnesʼ of cyanide at China blasts site: military
http://www.thephuketnews.com/hundreds-of-tonnes%CA%BC-of-cyanide-at-china-blasts-site-military-53674.php

[other stories here also, but posted in later dates – FC ]

17 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

On US dominance moves –

possibly related to Tianjin attack.

X22Report

US Places B-2 Bombers In Guam To Provoke China

SputnikAway From Dollar: Russia, China to Create Entirely Different Gold Market
and Not Welcome Anymore? Chinese Military Giving US Troops the Boot in Djibouti
The Chinese military is about to give its American counterpart the boot in the tiny country of Djibouti – the strategically critical entrance from the Indian Ocean to the Red Sea located in the Horn of Africa.

July 2 item – 33,000 Troops Deploy to Pacific for Talisman Sabre 15 < article has many good military links to details of this exercise (started near same time as Jade Helm)

Huge Fire/Explosion in China and now Huge Fire in Russia

Americans warn China over covert agents in US

Pipelineistan — the Iran-Pak-China connection
By Pepe Escobar
“Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has just been to Islamabad to talk serious business with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. And the serious business had to be Pipelineistan – as in what next for the Iran-Pakistan (IP) gas pipeline.

Zarif essentially said that IP is a go – again – as soon as sanctions against Iran start to melt, by late 2015 or early 2016. Iran has already invested $2 billion in the Iranian stretch of IP, and China will finance the Pakistani stretch.”

[ related items will get added here later ]


N./S. Korea Tension Escalates

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18 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

maybe related – Subway construction collapses into giant sinkhole in China. Video
http://english.pravda.ru/news/society/14-08-2015/131656-subway_china_sinkhole-0/

18 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

Pentagon plans to increase drone flights by 50% with eye on China, Russia
http://atimes.com/2015/08/pentagon-plans-to-increase-drone-flights-by-50-with-eye-on-china-russia/

“. . . . the renewed conflict in Iraq, the fighting in Syria, the terror threat in North Africa, the Russian invasion of Ukraine’s Crimea region and the simmering tensions in the Pacific have only increased commanders’ appetite for drones.”

30 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish
3 09 2015
flyingcuttlefish

China shows off military prowess at V-Day (over Japan) parade –
China’s big V-Day parade –

social media stats – http://www.compute.info/?q=%23VDay

The whole parade –
[ military units, hardware start at 1 hour in ]

1:20:00 – The opening ceremony.
1:39:00 – Troops parade march.
2:02:00 – Brief air parade.
2:15:50 – Foreign troops parade.
2:24:00 – Motorized parade.

14 10 2015
flyingcuttlefish

The U.S. Reasserts Its Freedom to Navigate the South China Sea
http://time.com/4072806/south-china-sea-us-islands-dispute/

“Despite a recent warning from China to stay away from the contested islands in the South China Sea, the U.S. has said it would continue to operate in any airspace and waters sanctioned by international law.”

17 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

Aug. 13 – Huge blasts at Chinese port disrupts iron ore, oil shipments

. . . There was no damage to the iron ore discharging berths following the explosion,” world’s No. 1 mining company BHP Billiton (ASX:BHP) said in a statement on Thursday. “However, shipments and port operations have been disrupted as a result and we are working with our customers to minimize any potential impact.”

“It is unclear the extent of the disruption likely to be experienced to port activities,” Fortescue Metals Group (ASX:FMG), Australia’s third-largest shipper, noted in a statement. “We will be monitoring the situation.”

http://www.mining.com/huge-blasts-at-chinese-port-disrupts-iron-ore-oil-shipments/

18 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

Fox News – Thunderstorms complicate recovery effort following huge explosions at China’s Tianjin port

“TIANJIN, China – Thunderstorms Tuesday complicated recovery efforts from last week’s massive explosions at a warehouse in China’s Tianjin port that killed at least 114 people, left 57 missing and exposed dangerous chemicals — including some that could become flammable on contact with water.”

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/08/18/thunderstorms-complicate-recovery-effort-following-huge-explosions-at-china/

(Opinoin) How unlucky. Unless nature has a nudge from US weather modification… but they wouldn’t do that in China would they?

Washington’s Blog
“During the Vietnam war, the Americans launched Project Popeye, a secret mission to seed the tops of monsoon clouds and trigger phenomenal downpours that would wash away the Ho Chi Minh Trail used for ferrying supplies. ”
http://georgewashington2.blogspot.com/2011/01/humans-have-been-modifying-weather-for.html

18 08 2015
miningawareness

Thanks for the alert. I meant to pass by as I felt the need to check in. I was thinking of you (and also Walter). This looks complicated but interesting. I remain shell-shocked that the US NRC is trying to expose everyone to 50 to 100 mSv per year radiation! Deadline is Sept. 8th. I knew they were trying to pull a radiation is good for you stunt but not this high!

18 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

NRC was hoping no one would see their little update to the rules!

18 08 2015
miningawareness

Did you write this? It’s both true and brilliantly phrased:
“flyingcuttlefish (23:54:49) :
They sit in ivory towers and dream these things up while workers tossed off the job and off the gravy train sleep on cardboard outside…”

18 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

yup!

18 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

M.A. – do you know how to find out if the company/companies owning most of these chemical warehouses in Tianjin were subsidiaries of foreign companies?
There were just some arrests in China of chemical industrialists they blame. Articles should have names of the companies.
Some huge company like BHP may own things in China.

18 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

LATEST Walking into Explosion Site! Astounding nuke like destruction in Tianjin, China

“Avoid ALL Contact” With Rain, American Embassy In Beijing Warns
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-08-17/avoid-all-contact-rain-american-embassy-beijing-warns

18 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

Aug. 14 – Nuclear and biochemical experts arrive at scene of Tianjin explosion
“More than 200 military specialists have arrived in the Chinese port city of Tianjin where thick smoke lingers after huge explosions at a chemicals warehouse on Wednesday night.”
http://www.euronews.com/2015/08/14/nuclear-and-biochemical-experts-arrive-at-scene-of-tianjin-explosion/

HUNDREDS OF MILITARY EXPERTS ARRIVE

[NOTE: G00gle is trying to interfere with Tianjin videos. The sidebar of this showed boxing videos instead of related Tianjin videos which are uploaded by the thousands now.]

18 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

More on after blast chemical analysis

Times of India:

China faces challenge of cleaning 10 km area of sodium cyanid, other chemicals
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/china/China-faces-challenge-of-cleaning-10-km-area-of-sodium-cyanid-other-chemicals/articleshow/48516768.cms

White foam after rain in Tianjin causes public concern

Mass clean-up after China blasts trigger cyanide fears
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/china/Mass-clean-up-after-China-blasts-trigger-cyanide-fears/articleshow/48509069.cms

Updated topic pages –

“Niu Yuegang, deputy director at Tianjin’s fire department, confirmed that over 40 different types of chemicals have now been discovered at the blast site, including 700 tonnes of sodium cyanide, 800 tonnes of ammonium nitrate and 500 tonnes of potassium nitrate, according to local reports.”
(bottom of story) http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/aug/18/tianjin-blasts-warehouse-handled-toxic-chemicals-without-licence-reports

Nuclear and biochemical experts arrive at scene of Tianjin explosion

Aug. 13 – Chemical, nuclear experts testing Tianjin blast site
http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/8/13/at-least-50-dead-and-hundreds-injured-in-chinese-warehouse-explosion.html

“. . . The team of 217 nuclear and biochemical materials specialists from the Chinese military began work at the site on Thursday. . .
. . . “It was like what we were told a nuclear bomb would be like,” said truck driver Zhao Zhencheng, who spent the night in the cab of his truck after the blasts. “I’ve never even thought I’d see such a thing. It was terrifying, but also beautiful.”
. . . Authorities said the blasts started at shipping containers at the warehouse owned by Ruihai Logistics, a company that says it stores hazardous materials including flammable petrochemicals, sodium cyanide and toluene diisocyanate.

The initial blast apparently triggered an even bigger one. The National Earthquake Bureau said the first blast was the equivalent of 3 tons of TNT, and the second 21 tons. The enormous fireballs from the blasts rolled through a nearby parking lot, turning a fleet of 1,000 new cars into scorched metal husks.”

Aug. 20 – Cyanide levels in water near Tianjin explosion are 356 times higher than recommended levels
http://news.nationalpost.com/news/world/cyanide-levels-in-water-near-tianjin-explosion-are-356-times-safe-levels-officials-say
“The water was mostly run-off from the effort to battle the blaze, said Tian Weiyong, director of the emergency department of the Ministry of Environmental Protection. It was found inside the sealed-off disaster site, Tian said, and water in surrounding areas showed safe levels.”

Aug. 29 – Contamination feared as fish wiped out near Tianjin blast
http://celebcafe.org/contamination-feared-as-fish-wiped-out-near-tianjin-blast-6171/

“The website also said that although Tianjin officials had declared the city’s drinking water safe, Chinese media sources said cyanide levels in the ocean waters were found to be as much as 277 times above safe levels.

City officials have said they did not find risky levels of sodium cyanide in the river, and the fish died from an oxygen deficiency, not from poisoning.”

[ more here later ]

28 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

Possibly the clean up is slowed by officials not knowing what exact chemicals are all over the ruins –
report – http://www.ecns.cn/2015/08-19/177739.shtml

28 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

A detailed report – has area photos –
Firefighter Pulled From Tianjin Blast Wreckage
http://news.sky.com/story/1535420/firefighter-pulled-from-tianjin-blast-wreckage

28 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

Good video of the experts –
Beijing sends 200 more nuclear & biochemical experts to Tianjin
http://www.cnnnext.com/video/9546/beijing-sends-200-more-nuclear-amp-biochemical-experts-to-tianjin/

28 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

Tianjin: Rescue workers scour for bodies while nuclear experts are called in to examine warehouse < has video report
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11802472/Tianjin-Rescue-workers-scour-for-bodies-while-nuclear-experts-are-called-in-to-examine-warehouse.html

31 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

Over 100 tons of sodium cyanide at Tianjin warehouse explosion area
http://theweatherspace.com/2015/08/31/125411-over-100-tons-of-sodium-cyanide-at-tianjin-warehouse/

“”Most” of the sodium cyanide around the blast area had been expected to be cleared by Monday evening, He Shushan told reporters earlier. Officials have built a dam around the crater to prevent leakage, they said.”

25 09 2015
flyingcuttlefish

Aug. 19 – Cyanide Thunderstorms Feared As Mystery Deepens Around $1.5 Billion Tianjin Explosion
http://nworeport.me/2015/08/19/cyanide-thunderstorms-feared-as-mystery-deepens-around-1-5-billion-tianjin-explosion/

The story behind the chemical explosion that rocked China’s Tianjin port last Wednesday continues to evolve amid fears that the public could be at risk from the hundreds of tonnes of sodium cyanide stored at the facility.

More specifically, Monday’s heightened concerns were related to the possibility that rain could interact with the water soluble chemical, releasing deadly hydrogen cyanide gas into the air. “First rain expected today or tonight. Avoid ALL contact with skin,” a text message purported to have originated at the US Embassy in Beijing read. The Embassy would later deny the message’s authenticity, perhaps at the behest of the Politburo which has kicked off the censorship campaign by shutting down hundreds of social media accounts for “spreading blast rumors.” . . .

18 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

18 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

18 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

Dope on the company storing the chemicals, Ruihai International Logistics.

“The company, established in 2011, received a license for handling hazardous chemicals only two months before the disaster took place.”
http://shanghaiist.com/2015/08/18/10-execs-detained-over-tianjin-explosions.php

“Tianjin Dongjiang Port Rui Hai International Logistics, the company that owns the warehouse, did not have legal permission to handle such dangerous materials between October 2014 and June 2015. But the company had continued to work with hazardous chemicals, Xinhua reported, citing an unidentified company official.”
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/aug/18/tianjin-blasts-warehouse-handled-toxic-chemicals-without-licence-reports

No foreign ownership it seems –
“It seems that now the two shareholders of Ruihai International Logistics are in custody, including chairman Liang with 55 percent of holdings and Shu Zheng, who held 45 percent.”
http://shanghaiist.com/2015/08/18/10-execs-detained-over-tianjin-explosions.php

” . . . it was social media and an independent magazine that raised questions about Ruihai’s two owners, Shu Zheng and Li Liang. Mr Shu said he is holding shares on behalf of an unknown third party. According to Caijing, a magazine that has occasionally fallen foul of the censors, one possible owner is the son of a former head of public security in the port of Taijin. If true—and the link has not been confirmed—it would be an example of the close relationships between business and government that are common in China.”
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21661490-blast-tianjin-sets-explosion-online-fired-up

==================================
Dr. Leuren Moret sent in info on FOREIGN OWNERSHIP –

Tianjin Port Explosion Short Circuits Electronics Industry
http://fortune.com/2015/08/14/tianjin-port-explosion-shipping-delays/

“Among other things, Tienjin was a shipping point for many of the chemicals used in electronics production. The explosion took place at a warehouse of Ruihai International Logistics, which Quartz has reported handled the majority of the hazardous chemicals shipped through Tianjin.”

Here is the first mention of the company that owned the warehouses that exploded. This company name (Ruihai) in China is re-branding of the US company name in North Carolina, and was started by former US Army personnel. They handle logistics, weapons etc. etc. to do with MILITARY things.

19 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

BBC – China explosions: Firm owners ‘used connections to get licences’
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-33986871

“The state-run Xinhua news agency said they were able to obtain them even though the warehouse was closer to residential areas than allowed.

They are also alleged to have used proxies to hide stakes in the firm.”

AND (at the bottom) –

What is sodium cyanide?

The chemical sodium cyanide is white crystalline or granular powder which can be rapidly fatal if inhaled or ingested, as it interferes with the body’s ability to use oxygen.

It is mostly used in chemical manufacturing, for fumigation and in the mining industry to extract gold and silver.

It is soluble in water, and absorbs water from air. Its dust is also easy to inhale. When dissolved or burned, it releases the highly poisonous gas hydrogen cyanide.

18 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

The Economist A blast in Tianjin sets off an explosion online
Social media fills in the blanks left by official narratives of the Tianjin disaster

http://www.economist.com/news/china/21661490-blast-tianjin-sets-explosion-online-fired-up

19 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

same theme –
Tianjin Blast Conspiracy Theories: Pentagon ‘Launched Missiles’ on China from Outer Space
http://www.ibtimes.co.in/tianjin-blast-conspiracy-theories-pentagon-launched-missiles-outer-space-china-643470

– CFR, no doubt, has to interject the ‘C’ word at the earliest opportunity 🙂

20 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

On use of mini-nukes idea –

Leuren Moret says,
“Cabriolet was the test they did for mini-nukes – under 5 kt there is no mushroom cloud, just a smoke column so that people don’t know its a nuke and they are LEGAL – exempt from all nuke treaties.”

18 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

Natural News –
BOMBSHELL: China and America already at war: Tianjin explosion carried out by Pentagon space weapon in retaliation for Yuan currency devaluation… Military helicopters now patrolling Beijing
http://www.naturalnews.com/050816_Tianjin_explosion_space-based_weapons_military_retaliation.html

” . . . . Both before and after the massive explosion, the Chinese government has been flying “black helicopters” in formation across Beijing. (Update: Previously, this article stated the helicopters began flying after the explosion, but we have been corrected on this point, as helicopters were witnessed in the sky in the days before the explosion as well.) Chinese dissidents took numerous photos of these helicopters and were able to deliver these exclusive pictures to Natural News”

19 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

This article shows all of the industries impacted by the port being knocked out –
Tianjin port explosion short-circuits electronics industry

http://fortune.com/2015/08/14/tianjin-port-explosion-shipping-delays/

“Tianjin is one of the world’s largest ports, and a primary gateway to the vast array of goods produced in northern China. In a world of globe-spanning supply chains, observers say the impacts of disruption at this key node could be widespread and long-lasting.”

Aug. 19 –
Global automakers divert shipments from China’s Tianjin port after blasts
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/08/19/uk-china-blast-toyota-idUKKCN0QO07W20150819
“Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) and rival global automakers are looking to divert shipments to Shanghai and other ports from Tianjin after massive explosions last week disrupted operations indefinitely at China’s largest auto import hub.

19 08 2015
miningawareness

Hi, it didn’t want to let me put a reply in your foreign subsidiary question. If you don’t read Chinese I think the only way is elbow grease. If they have an English web site and you can find their names in English you can probably trace it that way. I think it’s Bloomberg that usually has the best stuff for CEOs and board relations. The US foreign trade office might have something. The SEC might. You can also put the Chinese web site in google translate and work backwards. I really think that there has been an effort to clean up China corruption and there are still bad people though. I did notice that the storage was only recently licensed, according to Reuters. I would just browse until something came up. Keep going to at least page 11 and deeper if you can – wouldn’t hurt to go to page 50! If you know the name of the company I can give a quick look because I think sometimes browser location makes a difference and I don’t think we are in the same location. But, right now I’m busy calculating in how many years everyone will be sick or dead from the latest US NRC proposal. You would think that insurance providers would care. I think they will do it too considering what they’ve done to the food standards in the US – several fold higher than in the past and 15 x higher than Japan. Just reading the stuff makes me feel sick! We are fxcked. I had calculated the max food and within a few years there is a 1% cancer rate. The new 100 mSv PER YEAR assures close to 100% cancer rate and about half will die at around retirement age. It’s more than 100% for women. Probably more than 100% for childhood exposure. That’s excluding food and excluding environmental accumulation. That’s if it’s new and external each year. I’ve done BEIR and mSv and cancer rate etc. for months but if I don’t keep at it straight I forget where I’m at. They are preparing for the next nuclear accident and to cover for the continuing Fukushima disaster. If people don’t comment they are far more guilty than the German people who had to put lives on the line. Putting a comment on the NRC web site is still easy. If you type NRC and comment you can find the link under “low level” (misnamed) with deadline Sept. 8th.

19 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

I think the goal of the NRC is to poison as many people as possible!

Same thing with FDA and food.

Leuren Moret sent me co. info on the owners. Traces back to military in North Carolina.

19 08 2015
miningawareness

Who are the owners then in NC? Why does the NRC-FDA want to poison everyone? Besides setting up for the next nuclear disaster and besides setting up for Fukushima impacts and besides FDA rules allow taking of everyone else’s nuclear waste food, it would also allow the US to become a nuclear waste bin. Just saw an Italian “researcher” supports the new rule. THEY do not want nuclear but they want shot of their nuclear waste! They’ve sent the high level stuff to “store” in the US and been trying to send the low level stuff. Anyone who doesn’t comment at the NRC is much worse than Germans in the Nazi period. It can be anonymous and this NRC plot is genocide for EVERYONE in N. America. It will probably spread to the UK and will be then genocide for the world.

19 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

see
Dope on the company storing the chemicals, Ruihai International Logistics.

https://flyingcuttlefish.wordpress.com/2015/08/14/tianjin/#comment-21079
(I had to correct link in the Navigation list just now).

19 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

Aug. 19 – TODAY – US media try to ignore the largest port in China being attacked with 2 diversion stories trotted out just for the occasion.
Female Viagra
      and
Cheater site hacked.

Those are headlining on financial websites as well as “news” websites.

19 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

Tianjin – general info, MAP

19 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

First rainfall since Tianjin explosion leaves city covered in mysterious white foam < has photos
http://shanghaiist.com/2015/08/18/first_rainfall_since_tianjin_explos.php

Aug. 19 – As if the explosions weren’t bad enough, Tianjin now has to deal with chemical rain
http://video.scroll.in/276/as-if-the-explosions-werent-bad-enough-tianjin-now-has-to-deal-with-chemical-rain

20 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

Related to Tianjin? No idea ….
“Strange Beams Of Light Captured In Italy, Mexico, And The US! What Are They?”
http://allnewspipeline.com/Strange_Beams_Of_Light.php

the ‘beam’ over Tianjin may be a photoshop prank …. posting here just for the record.

20 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

Pravda – Tianjin blast generates nerve gas
http://english.pravda.ru/news/world/19-08-2015/131681-gas-0/

20 08 2015
miningawareness

This may not be relevant to this particular situation but could be relevant more generally. It says because people became angry that everyone’s got cancer, the mafia moved dumping from Italy to CHINA and Africa (I’ve also read Eastern Europe). The US Navy base people in Naples were even giving their cats bottled water. This doctor Antonio Marfella has raised his voice against the illegal dumping in the Naples area, but works at the same cancer institute, where the other researcher wants the US to raise their radiation exposure level to 100 mSv. These hospitals must dispose of waste too! In fact, I read that Marfella is even responsible for disposal of radioactive hospital waste, though he may be new at it as part of the anti-corruption program. Also that some hospital waste was illegally dumped. I don’t know if he is good or bad, unless he decides to speak against his colleague Giovanni Pagano. I don’t think Italy’s problems have even begun either. The mobster (Schiavone) who discussed the dumping of rad waste said it was buried deeper than the US is burying it in their non-high level dumps (i.e. Texas, Utah…). It sounds better than waste at Savannah River Nuclear site. I think the mafia buried it 20 to 40 meters and a meter’s around 38 inches. I bet this was the gamma and not the alpha emitters though, since it was transported in lead. They may have just thrown alpha around in the triangle of death. There are bone cancers – a sign of strontium, americium, plutonium. I saw a video where it looks just the same as the west Texas dump, if it’s an actual picture from that. They also put it in quarries (like the Germans did their radioactive waste in a salt mine). Some of it is up north along the A4 highway. Plenty still awaits to come back up, I’m sure. Why do they want to kill off everyone else too? Like people with AIDs who want to give it to others? I think it’s too late for them. The amazing part is they poisoned their own backyard in the first place. They are presumably indigenous to the region. Children aren’t being born and those that do are dying of painful cancers as children – some 2 years old. I wonder if Tennessee doesn’t have triangles of death, too. He really says that these tumors (cancer) are their unique (only) hope! If you ever get a fruit that smells like mothballs and is from Italy you know not to eat it! They have sold them as organic even! But most people can’t smell or taste radiation (some claim to). From the article, google transl: “According to our data, confirmed by surveys of WHO – says Antonio Marfella, toxicologist Institute Pascale of Naples – in these areas, the percentage of certain cancers reaches 30%, more than double the national average. In tragedy – more – these cancers are our only hope. ” According to the latest data, in fact, the Camorra, seeing the growing discontent of the population and fearful of losing control of the territory, would be using the port of Naples to send toxic waste to Africa and China, with a gradual decrease in crimes against ‘environment. An epilogue that can actually shift just beyond the border the abuse necessary for the proper performance of the industrial system. “Realizes? – Reasons Marfella bitterly – if we save ourselves, it is because others will die in our place. ” 2 / end (I think it should be “Do you realize?”, reasons Marfella….; probably it should be “In this tragedy, he continues,… ) «Stando a dati in nostro possesso, confermati da rilevamenti dell’Oms – afferma Antonio Marfella, tossicologo all’istituto Pascale di Napoli – in queste zone la percentuale di alcuni tumori raggiunge il 30%, oltre il doppio della media nazionale. Nella tragedia – continua – questi tumori sono la nostra unica speranza». Secondo i dati più recenti, infatti, la camorra, vedendo crescere il malcontento della popolazione e timorosa di perdere il controllo del territorio, starebbe utilizzando il porto di Napoli per spedire rifiuti tossici in Africa e in Cina, con una progressiva diminuzione dei reati contro l’ambiente. Un epilogo possibile che in realtà sposterebbe soltanto più in là la frontiera degli abusi necessari al buon rendimento del sistema industriale. «Si rende conto? – ragiona Marfella con amarezza – Se ci salveremo, è perché saranno altri a morire al nostro posto». 2/fine
http://www.peacelink.it/ecologia/a/24334.html

20 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

oh, not off topic at all…
interesting.
I heard some time ago (I forget source) China had future plan for toxic waste and nuke waste disposal in Vietnam.
I cannot confirm it but it makes this doc. more intriguing. –

21 08 2015
miningawareness

It makes sense. Poor Vietnamese.

20 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

20 08 2015
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20 08 2015
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20 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

These are some of the chemicals identified in Tianjin after the blast
http://www.cctv-america.com/2015/08/20/these-are-some-of-the-chemicals-identified-in-tianjin-after-the-blast

20 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

more chemical info – Tianjin’s deadly blasts – by numbers
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1851059/tianjins-deadly-blasts-numbers

27 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

Accusations of water contamination cover-up after Tianjin blasts
http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20150826000096&cid=1103

20 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

HOW LUCKY!
Caterpillar, Johnson Controls largely unscathed by massive Tianjin explosion
http://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/news/2015/08/20/caterpillar-johnson-controls-largely-unscathed-by.html

20 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

China’s Tianhe-1 supercomputer back online after Tianjin blast
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/08/19/chinas_tianhe1_supercomputer_back_online_after_tianjin_blast/

“. . . The supercomputer, ranked the world’s 24th most-powerful, is widely used by Chinese government agencies so returning to operations is doubtless welcome.”

20 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

Tianjin on Social Media

Live stats on #Tianjin – http://www.compute.info/?q=%23tianjin
[ trend tracker, mashable.com pretends no one is talking about Tianjin ]

China – 360 social media accounts blogging about Tianjin blast shut down or suspended
http://wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20150815000099&cid=1103

The Tianjin Explosion, As Chronicled on Chinese Social Media
How Sina Weibo brought the news story to millions.

http://thediplomat.com/2015/08/the-tianjin-explosion-as-chronicled-on-chinese-social-media/

Net Sentiment on Tianjin and China, on Tianjin and video.

26 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

Tianjin disaster takes social news sharing to new levels in China
http://scroll.in/article/750996/tianjin-disaster-takes-social-news-sharing-to-new-levels-in-china
“The disaster has become the most viewed news event on a social media platform. The hashtag #Tianjin Tanggu massive explosion has so far had 3.32 billion views on Sina Weibo, 3.62 million comments and 420,000 followers (weibo.com).”

27 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

China’s Guerrilla Journalists Fill Gap in State Media Narrative on Tianjin
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/1735624-chinas-guerrilla-journalists-fill-gap-in-state-media-narrative-on-tianjin/

As firefighters battled the blaze that followed two massive explosions in the Chinese port city of Tianjin on Aug. 12, the Communist Party’s Internet censors were trying to extinguish all commentary and news outside of state control.

8 10 2015
flyingcuttlefish

Shipping must prepare for new media landscape and ‘the tyranny of real time’
http://splash247.com/shipping-must-prepare-for-new-media-landscape-and-the-tyranny-of-real-time/

The shipping industry needs to get its head around the dramatically altered media landscape very fast or face the wrath of the public, a media expert told delegates attending the Danish Maritime Forum in Copenhagen today.

Nik Gowing, a veteran broadcaster who most recently served as an anchor on BBC World News and is now a visiting professor at King’s College London, gave a startling presentation, which gripped those attending as he highlighted the perils of getting your media message wrong, with clips from the Sewol, Costa Concordia, BP and the Tianjin chemical explosion as examples of what he described as the “tyranny of real time”.

[ looks like truth = tyranny to these industrialists – FC ]

21 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish
21 08 2015
https://dublinsmick.wordpress.com/

Reblogged some of the comments.

https://dublinsmick.wordpress.com/2015/08/21/facebook-begins-censoring-state-of-the-nation-after-putin-article-entitled-vladimir-putins-russia-perfect-foil-to-the-anglo-american-axis-and-their-new-world-order-also-rai/

Facebook Begins Censoring State Of The Nation After Putin Article Entitled-Vladimir Putin’s Russia: Perfect Foil To The Anglo-American Axis And Their New World ‘Order’

-Also Rain Turning To Foam After Tianjin Blast And Ruihai Chemical Company Began By Company In North Carolina-Massive Fish Kills Six Km From Tianjin As Russia And China Begin Unprecedented Naval Drills

Something I just thought of. Maybe wrong

Nostradamus: Fire From The Sky To Bring Back The Great King Of The Mongols-China-Inner Mongolia Hosting Drills With Russia And SCO

https://dublinsmickdotcom.wordpress.com/2015/08/21/nostradamus-fire-from-the-sky-to-bring-back-the-great-king-of-the-mongols-china-inner-mongolia-hosting-drills-with-russia-and-sco/

21 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

Were The Tianjin Explosions Caused By A U.S. Directed-Energy Weapon To Stop Yuan Devaluation?
http://stateofthenation2012.com/?p=20434

21 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

Is The Tianjin Shock Wave Linked To Vaporized ‘Ro-Ro’ Ship?

By Yoichi Shimatsu
Exclusive To Rense
http://www.rense.com/general96/tianjinroro.html

21 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

X22Report –

They have more on the economy angle at that channel.

21 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

‘Is this a nuclear bomb?’: drone captures apocalyptic scenes in Tianjin, China, after industrial explosions
http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1849157/nuclear-bomb-apocalyptic-scenes-tianjin-china-after-industrial

21 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

The Daily Mail [UK] – Did the U.S. bomb China using a weapon launched from space? Were the explosions covering up a plot to kill the president? The bizarre Tianjin disaster conspiracy theories revealed

Bizarre conspiracy theories have been circulating since the Tianjin disaster
Some believe the U.S. is behind the explosions which killed more than 100
Others think it was an attempt to assassinate Chinese President Xi Jinping
One theory is that one of China’s supercomputers nearby was the target
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3202417/Did-U-S-bomb-China-using-weapon-launched-space-explosions-covering-plot-kill-president-bizarre-Tianjin-disaster-conspiracy-theories-revealed.html

21 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

BBC – Tianjin explosions: New fires burn at site
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-34014314

“The government says that the person in charge of warehouse logistics is too badly injured to speak, making it difficult to know exactly what was inside the warehouse at the time of the blast. “

21 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

Japan’s finance minister warns China on yuan depreciation
http://atimes.com/2015/08/japans-finance-minister-warns-china-on-yuan-depreciation/

“It seems the tensions between Japan and China over the South China Sea, Japanese Prime Minister Abe’s weak apology for World War II and his wife’s visit to Tokyo’s controversial war shrine have spilled over into the currency arena.

Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso on Friday lashed out at China by saying that if the recent yuan devaluation is the beginning of frequent currency manipulation then Tokyo is going to have to take action.”

24 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

Metals heading for worst week of 2015
http://www.mining.com/metals-heading-for-worst-week-of-2015/

“Most metals, from copper to aluminum fell again Friday and were heading for their worst week of the year in early trading after data showed Chinese factory activity shrinking at the fastest pace since 2009. “

21 08 2015
https://dublinsmick.wordpress.com/

I am posting this on behalf of Cuttlefish, since we live right across the gulf of mexico from each other and I know he is from Louisiana! 🙂

22 08 2015
22 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

oh, so good …
Abe’s grandfather shown as ‘war criminal’
http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/world/abes-grandfather-shown-as-war-criminal/article5584542.ece

“The Japanese imperial forces committed many atrocities and war crimes in China, such as when they tested chemical and germ warfare weapons on civilians.”
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-08-11/japan-wwii-massacre-survivor-apology/6689610

Revisionism Tokyo-style
Japan’s leaders still won’t acknowledge their country’s wartime atrocities.

http://articles.latimes.com/2013/jan/18/opinion/la-oe-guttentag-japan-nanking-20130118

Jolie’s ‘Unbroken’ tells half of Japan’s war story
http://www.standard.net/National-Commentary/2015/01/04/Jolie-s-Unbroken-tells-half-of-Japan-s-war-story
“In Japan, where “Unbroken” does not yet — and may never — have a release date, right-wing nationalists have protested the film as racist and inaccurate. “It’s pure fabrication,” asserted a representative of one such pressure group, the Society for the Dissemination of Historical Fact. Online petitions have described director Angelina Jolie as a “demon” and called for her to be banned from Japan.”

The Failure of the Tokyo Trial
http://www.zzwave.com/cmfweb/wiihist/japdeny/tokyo_trial.html
“”No One War Criminal” Not Brought to Trial. ”
“The Majority of Class A War Criminals Not Tried but Released.”

Tokyo Subway Gassing Was Abe’s First Strike
http://www.abeldanger.net/2015/03/rethinking-fukushima-lords-of-darkness.html
” the original sin occurred in the militarist-created puppet state of Manchukuo where the infamous chemical-biological weapons Unit 731 conducted live experiments on prisoners and unleashed their innovative toxins against armies and civilian settlements”

(look up unit 731 if you want sweet dreams)

24 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

NOTE: The Japan explosion and news about Japan not going to the WWII commemorations is all up on the WW3 post.

22 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

Breaking – NEW Explosion in China, at Dongfu

https://flyingcuttlefish.wordpress.com/2015/08/22/breaking/

22 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish
22 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

Global financial markets battered again after $2.2 trillion wipeout
http://www.independent.ie/business/world/global-financial-markets-battered-again-after-22-trillion-wipeout-31468992.html

“The sell-off has dragged the Stoxx Europe 600 Index 6.7pc lower in three days, the worst plunge since September 2011.

Bloomberg estimated that about $2.2 trillion (€1.93 trillion) was wiped from the value of global stocks in the first four days of the week.

23 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

Banks’ reluctance may hurt India plan to draw out gold stocks
http://www.dawn.com/news/1202184/banks-reluctance-may-hurt-india-plan-to-draw-out-gold-stocks

“PANAJI: Indian lenders do not want to raise interest on gold deposits much beyond 1 per cent, bankers said, which could derail a government plan to cut massive imports by mobilising tonnes of gold now stored in households and temples.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government is expected to launch a scheme this year to lure into circulation some of the 20,000 tonnes of idle gold, melting it down and lending it to jewellers, to feed Indians’ ravenous appetite for the metal.”

23 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

Zero Hedge – China Chooses Her Weapons
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-08-22/china-chooses-her-weapons

“One cannot blame China for taking the view that these are delaying tactics designed to keep the yuan out, and if so suspicion falls squarely on the US as instigators. America has most to lose, because if the yuan is accepted in the SDR the dollar’s future hegemony will be compromised, and everyone knows it.”

23 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

Saudi stocks plunge 6.9% on Sunday
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/gulf-markets-saudi-stocks-plunge-69-on-sunday-2015-08-23

DUBAI–Stock markets in the petrodollar-dependent Persian Gulf tumbled Sunday to multimonth lows, spooked by sharply lower oil prices and a global equities selloff on growing concerns about China’s economy.

23 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

24 08 2015
flyingcuttlefish

Wall Street faces carnage as Dow futures plunge more than 600 points

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/tense-day-for-wall-street-ahead-as-china-stocks-tank-85-2015-08-24?dist=beforebell
” Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average YMU5, -3.77% were down 664 points, or 4%, to 15,803 after dropping as much as 700 points. S&P 500 futures ESU5, -3.45% dropped 68 points, or 3.5%, to 1,983.40″

Global markets plunge as Chinese stocks suffer biggest one-day fall since 2007

http://americasmarkets.usatoday.com/2015/08/24/asian-markets-plunge-as-wall-st-declines-fuel-more-sell-offs/
“The benchmark closed at 3,209.91, its biggest one-day loss since an 8.8% drop on Feb. 27, 2007. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index fell 5.2% to 21,251.57 and Japan’s Nikkei 225 index dropped 4.6% to 18,540.68.

Australia’s S&P ASX/200 slid 4.1% to 5,001.30, while South Korea’s Kospi lost 2.5% to 1,829.81. European shares were lower, with Germany’s DAX index down 4.5%, France’s CAC 40 4.7% lower, and Britain’s FTSE 100 index losing 4.2%.”

24 08 2015
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Wall St. SUSPENDS Commodities Trading [!!!]

http://www.mining.com/china-fresh-sell-off-sends-commodities-markets-to-the-pits/

The US has suspended the futures market on the Nasdaq index, as panicking traders have driven it down 5% — the maximum allowed under Wall Street rules.”

24 08 2015
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Caged bunnies, chickens placed at Tianjin blast zone for toxicity tests
http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/23/asia/china-tianjin-fires/index.html

“…Three fires reported last week were at the core of the explosion site, while a fourth was at an automobile distribution center nearby and could have been caused by a burning fuel tank, Xinhua said. “

24 08 2015
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FIRES Still Breaking Out!

Toyota extends halt in Tianjin operations through Wednesday
http://www.autonews.com/article/20150824/GLOBAL03/150829961/toyota-extends-halt-in-tianjin-operations-through-wednesday
TOKYO (Reuters) — Toyota Motor Corp. said its operations near the Chinese port of Tianjin will remain shut at least through Wednesday due to safety concerns as fires continue to break out at the site of last week’s deadly chemical explosions.

24 08 2015
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Toyota Falls on Tianjin Plant Closure

http://www.nasdaq.com/video/toyota-falls-on-tianjin-plant-closure-519031067
“Aug. 24 — Toyota plunges the most in 18 months after confirming its biggest China lines will remain silent for at least two weeks because of the deadly Tianjin blasts.”

24 08 2015
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Car losses in Tianjin become clearer
http://www.ecns.cn/business/2015/08-24/178409.shtml

30 08 2015
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Subaru sees no immediate return to Tianjin port after blast
Tianjin is normally the Subaru car maker’s biggest entry point in China, but Fuji Heavy diverted its Tianjin-bound cargo to Shanghai last week after explosions
http://auto.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/passenger-vehicle/cars/subaru-sees-no-immediate-return-to-tianjin-port-after-blast/48720553

16 10 2015
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Tianjin port explosion likely to cost Jaguar Land Rover in second quarter
http://asia.nikkei.com/Business/AC/Tianjin-port-explosion-likely-to-cost-Jaguar-Land-Rover-in-second-quarter

24 08 2015
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TIANJIN CAR WRECK

(see prior comment for the Toyota news!)

Also – new navigation aid is at the BOTTOM of the right sidebar for fast breaking news —->

8 10 2015
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Volkswagon/Tianjin link —

8 10 2015
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24 08 2015
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Russia and China Wll Create Entirely Different Gold Market

24 08 2015
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China stocks tumble more than 6 percent at open
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/08/25/us-markets-hongkong-china-stocks-idUSKCN0QU04I20150825

Tonight CNN prattles on, trivializing this news with what-would-Trump-do sideshow.

24 08 2015
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Chinese stocks continue to tumble
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34048084

“Investors are worried that firms and countries which rely on high demand from China – the world’s second largest economy and the second largest importer of both goods and commercial services – will be affected.

China’s central bank devalued the country’s currency, the yuan, two weeks ago, raising fresh concerns that a slowdown in the country’s economy was worse than originally feared.”

31 08 2015
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Everything you’ve heard about China’s stock market crash is wrong
http://qz.com/486476/everything-youve-heard-about-chinas-stock-market-crash-is-wrong/

above article has many currency facts …

STRATFOR FORECAST
http://www.manilatimes.net/after-tianjin-china-works-to-stem-a-crisis-of-confidence/212584/
The Chinese port city of Tianjin will be subjected to an intense top-down anti-corruption investigation.
– Stratfor Global Intelligence

25 08 2015
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Washington Post – China is unable to stop stock market plunge

BBC –

BREAKING NEWS: China has cut its main interest rate by 0.25 percentage points after two days of stock market turmoil.

It’s the fifth interest rate cut since November.

The People’s Bank of China also cut banks’ reserve requirement ratio by 0.5 percentage points.

The move has boosted European share prices further.

26 08 2015
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Zero Hedge Devaluation Stunner: China Has Dumped $100 Billion In Treasurys In The Past Two Weeks
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-08-25/devaluation-stunner-china-has-dumped-100-billion-treasurys-past-two-weeks
“…as part of China’s devaluation and subsequent attempts to contain said devaluation, it has been purging foreign reserves at an epic pace. “

30 08 2015
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Stock Market Plunge Kept Off The Front Pages As China’s Media Tries To Cool Public Criticism
http://www.suffieldtimes.com/politics/stock-market-plunge-kept-off-the-front-pages-as-chinas-media-tries-to-cool-public-criticism/63551/

27 08 2015
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Tianjin Blast to Cost Billions
http://www.porttechnology.org/news/tianjin_blast_to_cost_billions/

“…Several executive figures from Ruihai International Logistics are being questioned by Chinese authorities in relation to the event.”

27 08 2015
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Tianjin Explosion – the Chinese Law Position
in Marine Insurance P&I Club News

http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/tianjin-explosion-the-chinese-law-position/

27 08 2015
27 08 2015
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on the supercomputer –

#Tianhe-1
#Tianhe-2

27 08 2015
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28 08 2015
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Tianjin explosion: Chinese prosecutors investigating ‘dereliction of duty’ by company officials
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11827163/Tianjin-explosion-Chinese-prosecutors-investigating-dereliction-of-duty-by-company-officials.html

Article has good crater photo…

[Note many other articles on this topic]

28 08 2015
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China says will report pollution information from Tianjin blast site
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-says-will-report-pollution-information-tianjin-blast-site-0

28 08 2015
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(Aug. 27) Fresh blaze at Tianjin warehouse, toll rises to 85 (Third Lead)
http://www.steelerslounge.com/2015/08/fresh-blaze-at-tianjin-warehouse-toll-rises-to-85-third-lead/1128/

Numerous fire trucks seen at the site hours after the blasts were using a kind of firefighting foam.

28 08 2015
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28 08 2015
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On nuke weapon clues

Experts Confirmed Tianjin Blast Was Nuclear
http://www.figuro.us/experts-confirmed-tianjin-blast-was-nuclear/

“The big clue is in the ash produced and the exploding radiators on the cars. They show the radiation and the blast patterns the best. All melted rubber, glass, and aluminium but no melted steel? This tells you it is from radiation and not from a gasoline fire. Temps between 1500 degrees C for melting aluminium and less than 3,000 degrees C for melting steel. Everything organic ashes below 450 degrees C.

This had a plasma fireball that was over 4,000C! Only a nuke can do that. The clue is in the white ash leftover from the thermal blast.

A. The fuel tanks did not explode.

B. The rubber tires were ashed not burned see the white powder residue around the cars.

C. The radiators are all gone; indicating Freon explosions.

D. All the glass is ashed or melted; also the the glass was blown out not in.

E. All new white cars show extreme effects from very high temperature heating. The paint is badly damaged due to a very high oxidation rate effect.

F. Silicone rubber tires ash at 500 degrees centigrade. Glass ashes at 1500 degrees centigrade. Gasoline at 250 degrees centigrade. Tires melted but no gas tank explosions; just like on 911.

G. Yellow Volkswagen Beetle cars untouched due to location indicating radiation shielding from a nearby building. Just like on 911….

H. Finally and most important is all of the nano particle sized ash on the ground everywhere. Purple haze in photo is an indication of toxic levels of the gases fluorine, chlorine and sodium.

Conclusion; The damage to the cars was produced by neutron radiation damage and not by conventional explosives or a fuel-air explosion. The distance from ground zero is too great for a standard blast to melt the glass and tires. Also the cars fuel tanks were shielded from the heat of the ignition source.”

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NBC – Tianjin, China Explosions Like ‘Nuclear Bomb’: American Witness
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/tianjin-explosions-californian-witness-filmed-dramatic-china-blasts-n409701

Aug. 29 –

Tianjin Crater Gives Nuke Weapon Clues


A whole examination of the crater with thoughts by nuclear weapons expert, Dr. Leuren Moret.

page 4 – Ruihai warehousing company: the enigmatic EA & Planning
http://www.like-news.us/?i729425-Ruihai-warehousing-company:-the-enigmatic-EA-amp-Planning#
Aug. 13 : Now, we are mainly responsible for the EPA Environmental Monitoring after the explosion, such as There is no air pollution, water problems, and whether involving radiation and so on. ‘

[ more here later ]

25 09 2015
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Out of Mind blog has several stories on weapons-used idea with video & photos.
http://www.oom2.com/t31106-update-tianjin-china-explosion

28 08 2015
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This nuke waste industry component making company seems to located in Tianjin –
http://www.tianduan.com/tianduan/producte/solutione/Nuclear_Industry/

30 08 2015
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Workers overcome by gases at paper mill, 7 die, in China’s latest industrial accident
http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/c4af56a4f48f43a49d7b68247f870461/AS–China-Industrial-Accident
“A worker who was cleaning the pool filled with pulp paper waste fell in and his co-workers rushed to help but were overcome with the noxious gas themselves, a statement from the Anxiang county government in Hunan province said. Seven workers died and two were injured.

The statement on Friday’s accident didn’t say what type of toxic gas was involved.

Separately, firefighters and environmental response crews were rushing to clean up about 15 tons of sulfuric acid spilled early Saturday from a crashed tanker truck in the eastern province of Zhejiang.

The driver and a passenger in the truck were killed when it veered off the road into farm land near the resort city of Hangzhou and about 10 kilometers (6 miles) from major waterways.”

30 08 2015
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hmmmm –

Senior Tianjin port official dies after falling from building

http://www.joc.com/port-news/asian-ports/senior-tianjin-port-official-dies-after-falling-building_20150828.html
“The death of Dong Yongcun, director of the administrative approval department of Tianjin Transport Committee, comes in the midst of an investigation into the recent catastrophic explosions at the Tianjin port. The explosions at the 10th largest global container port and the main gateway serving Beijing disrupted container supply chains, particularly those involving hazardous materials.”

30 08 2015
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News Round-Up –

Plans submitted to move, upgrade about 1,000 chemical plants in China after Tianjin explosions disaster
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1853760/plans-submitted-move-upgrade-about-1000-chemical-plants-china

Aug. 29 – Tianjin Explosion Update: Cyanide Levels In Waters Near China’s Blast Site At
http://www.jewocity.com/blog/tianjin-explosion-update-cyanide-levels-in-waters-near-china-s-blast-site-at/45650

“The Tianjin environmental protection bureau reportedly said that the chemical was detected in 25 water monitoring sites within the cordoned-off area around the blast site.”
“State broadcaster CCTV reported that the average level of cyanide in the water filling a huge crater at the centre of the blast site was more than 40 times average.

Aug. 30 – Stink from Tianjin explosions poses no risk to residents’ health
http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20150830000015&cid=1105

“The authorities said that from the test results in both the core area and the peripheral area of the explosions, the methyl mercaptan from the explosions does not pose a risk to residents. In the peripheral area around the blast site, levels of methyl mercaptan were normal, according to bureau officials.

In the core area of the blast sites, officials took two samples to detect the concentration of methyl mercaptan. The concentration of methyl mercaptan contained in the air at the core area was 0.217 milligrams per cubic meter, 30 times the government’s maximum permissible level for odor pollutant emissions by factories…”

Piglet with two heads found in China
The piglet, found on the street in Tianjin, cannot stand on its own because of its two heads
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/11832790/Piglet-with-two-heads-found-in-China.html

Aug. 28 – Contaminated Tianjin Dirt From Blasts Headed For Special Storage Container
http://www.ibtimes.com/china-explosion-contaminated-tianjin-dirt-blasts-headed-special-storage-container-2072839
“Dirt that was contaminated from deadly explosions at a hazardous goods warehouse in Tianjin, China, in mid-August is headed for an enormous “leak-proof” tank about two and a half miles from the site of the blasts. At least 145 people died and hundreds were injured in the explosions, and some of the chemicals stored at the warehouse at the time were toxic.”

What’s hiding in Tianjin’s tail?
http://www.reactionsnet.com/Article/3484130/Whats-hiding-in-Tianjins-tail.html
“There’s a growing sense of unease around the wider loss implications of the explosions in the Chinese port of Tianjin.
Early ball park estimates suggest that total insurance losses could be in the range $1bn-$1.5bn.
This number could be wildly inaccurate, however. “

13 09 2015
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(9-12) Global Supply Chain Risk Management and the Recent China Disaster
http://spendmatters.com/2015/09/11/tianjin-explosion-global-supply-chain-risk-management/

“…The infrastructure damage is extensive. In addition to all of the immediate damage near the explosion, and the 10-mile radius where windows were shattered, there has been road damage, trains shut down and, perhaps most critically, IT system damage. The latter part is critical to processing the necessary paperwork and documentation to clear the port – if not required by the Chinese authorities, then definitely required by the receiving countries’ customs authorities. Nothing can be processed without Internet connectivity, so early Chinese claims that “the terminals can handle the processing” is not likely to work.”

30 08 2015
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Downpours expected in southern China
http://www.ecns.cn/2015/08-30/179208.shtml

Strong rain will lash most of southern China in the next three days.
It will sweep Guangxi, Guangdong, Hainan, Fujian, Taiwan, Tibet, Yunnan and Sichuan, the National Meteorological Center (NMC) said on Sunday.
The rain will also affect northern parts of China, including Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei, Shanxi and Henan.
The NMC issued a rainstorms blue alert, the lowest level in a four-tier warning system for severe weather.

1 09 2015
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This report says
“…. another fire had broken out on Monday in Tianjin when rain came into contact with magnesium and sodiumat the site of chemical blasts”

http://www.chinaeconomicreview.com/another-blast-hits-chinas-northeast-flames-reignite-tianjin

30 08 2015
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China Arrests Nearly 200 Over ‘Online Rumors’
http://www.netnebraska.org/node/988976

Chinese authorities have arrested 197 people who are accused of spreading rumors on social media about the recent stock market crash and the deadly explosion at Tianjin earlier this month.

Journalist ‘confesses’ to causing China market chaos
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/journalist-confesses-to-causing-china-market-chaos/story-e6frg6n6-1227505560335

A Financial journalist has “confessed” to causing “panic and disorder” on China’s stock market and inflicting “huge losses on the country”, state media reported on Sunday.

Asian stocks set for worst monthly drop in three years on global rout
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/08/31/us-markets-global-idUSKCN0R000Z20150831

Asian shares fell on Monday and looked set for their worst monthly performance in three years after top Federal Reserve officials kept the door open for an interest rate hike in September and Chinese stock markets took a fresh tumble.

31 08 2015
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On Ruihai International Logistics

AKA – Tianjin Dongjiang Port Ruihai global Logistics Company

Aug. 17 – Tianjin blasts: Ruihai International Logistics under the microscope
A closer look at the operator of warehouse at the centre of massive explosions in Chinese port city
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1850353/tianjin-blasts-ruihai-international-logistics-under-microscope

[computer translation] company page:
Tianjin Dongjiang Bonded Port Ruihai International Logistics Limited, was established in 2011, registered in Tianjin Dongjiang Bonded Port Area, the registered capital of five thousand yuan, is a large transit, distribution center in Tianjin Port
http://www.ruihailogistics.com/

PHOTOS of the warehouse

Economic Timesheadlines on Ruihai International Logistics

This article has event details, shipping news and aerial photo-map of the location:
China: Tianjin port blast 12 August 2015

Aug. 19 – Links between Tianjin blasts, city administrators
http://www.news24.com/World/News/Links-between-Tianjin-blasts-city-administrators-20150819
“Beijing – City administrators were closely linked to top shareholders of a company that owned a warehouse where explosions killed at least 114 people last week, China’s state media said on Wednesday.”

Aug. 18 – Tianjin Explosions: Officials Of Ruihai International Logistics, Where Blasts Occurred, Detained; Government Official Investigated
http://www.ibtimes.com/tianjin-explosions-officials-ruihai-international-logistics-where-blasts-occurred-2057685

Aug. 19 – China Explosions: Warehouse Executives Used Connections to Get Permit, State Media Say
http://ghy.com/tradelines-news/china-explosions-warehouse-executives-used-connections-to-get-permit-state/
“Chinese state media on Wednesday appeared to convict executives of a company whose chemical warehouse exploded last week…”

Aug. 17 – Explosions Hamper Cyanide Clearing Work at China Blast Site
http://www.newindianexpress.com/world/Explosions-Hamper-Cyanide-Clearing-Work-at-China-Blast-Site/2015/08/17/article2978939.ece

“. . . . as the government ordered inquiry into the incident there were conflicting reports of the ownership warehouse, Tianjin Dongjiang Port Ruihai International Logistics where the explosions took place.
One of its two major shareholders was quoted by news portal finance.qq.com as saying that he knew nothing about the company, the Global Times said. Shu Zheng, who owns 45 per cent of the company’s shares, said a friend used his identity to register as a shareholder of the company and he did not participate in the company’s operation.
Nothing could be found about another listed shareholder Li Liang so far, the report said. Authorities had refuted rumours that the general manager of the company, Zhi Feng, has connections with a former deputy mayor of Tianjin. ”

Aug. 27 – Tianjin Port : China accuses 11 officials, arrests 12 for Tianjin blasts
http://www.4-traders.com/TIANJIN-PORT-COMPANY-LIMI-6496222/news/Tianjin-Port–China-accuses-11-officials-arrests-12-for-Tianjin-blasts-20936780/
“Police have also arrested 12 suspects, including the chairman of Tianjin Ruihai International Logistics Co., owner of the warehouse that was the site of the blasts”

Lots about the port: The Tianjin explosion: a tragedy of profit, corruption, and China’s complicated transition
http://libcom.org/news/tianjin-explosion-tragedy-profit-corruption-chinas-complicated-transition-21082015

“The chemical industry that erupted last week arose as Tianjin began to avidly court foreign investment. On May 12, 1991, with the approval of the State Council, the Tianjin port became the site of a bonded zone—the largest in Northern China, measuring 5 square kilometers. Since its founding, the Tianjin Port Bonded Zone has maintained a startling annual growth rate of over 30% per year, and is now home to more than 500 logistics companies and 3000 trading companies, maintaining regular trade ties with over 100 countries. It functions as an international trading center, a logistics center, a port-side processing zone, and a sales and exhibition center. Operating in the zone comes with tax, customs, and foreign exchange benefits. The cheap labor and investment incentives in the Tianjin Bonded have attracted well-known chemical companies to invest in the area, inviting clusters of dangerous chemical factories into the city. The chemical and hazardous chemicals industry has become one of the ten major industries in the Tianjin Bonded Zone, home also to heavy industries like steel and auto.”

Lots, too, on the company –
“Ruihai was allowed to operate at the port without any apparent external oversight. This may be because the Tianjin Port Group, the port’s commercial operator, doubles as its own regulator.”
“. . . . Ruihai Logistics had a workforce of 70 full time employees and 20 dispatch workers at the time of the explosion, well above China’s legal maximum of a 10% dispatch workforce. This is a common phenomenon in the warehousing and logistics industries around the world, which rely heavily of temp workforces and labor contracting agencies that respond flexibly to the ups and downs of the market cycle in just-in-time production. Yet what startled observers was not the temporary condition of Ruihai’s logistics workers, but the temporary workforce doing the critical work of port firefighting.”

Aug. 19 – China investigates top work safety regulator after Tianjin blasts
http://www.therakyatpost.com/world/2015/08/19/china-investigates-top-work-safety-regulator-after-tianjin-blasts/

“The People’s Daily, the ruling Communist Party’s official newspaper, said last week warehouse owner Tianjin Dongjiang Port Ruihai International Logistics had operated without a licence to work with dangerous chemicals because of an administrative loophole.”

Aug. 13 – Pick your poison: The firm behind huge explosions in Tianjin handles all manner of hazardous chemicals
http://qz.com/478605/pick-your-poison-the-firm-behind-huge-explosions-in-tianjin-handles-all-manner-of-hazardous-chemicals/

Aug. 18 – 10 Ruihai Logistics execs detained over Tianjin blast, top work safety regulator investigated
http://shanghaiist.com/2015/08/18/10-execs-detained-over-tianjin-explosions.php
“By last Thursday, eight more executives were arrested over the incident (four of whom were hospitalised by the explosions).
. . . . It seems that now the two shareholders of Ruihai International Logistics are in custody, including chairman Liang with 55 percent of holdings and Shu Zheng, who held 45 percent. ”

Aug. 20 – AP Exclusive: China blast site owner on state firm’s board
http://www.sunherald.com/2015/08/20/6374314_ap-exclusive-china-blast-site.html

” SHANGHAI — The man unveiled as principal owner of the warehouses at the center of deadly blasts in Tianjin also is on the board of a state-owned company that is ultimately controlled by the same powerful entity investigating the explosions, an Associated Press review of public documents found.

Corporate filings show that Yu Xuewei, the silent majority shareholder of Ruihai International Logistics, sits on the board of directors of a subsidiary of China Sinochem, one of the country’s most influential conglomerates. Like other large state companies, Sinochem is controlled by the State Council, the central authority overseeing the investigation into last week’s explosions at Ruihai’s chemical warehouses that killed at least 114 people and displaced thousands.”

31 08 2015
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On HongKong RUIHAI International Logistics Co., Limited
http://www.hkdir.co/co.php?id=1852786

AP Exclusive: China blast site owner on state firm’s board
http://www.sunherald.com/2015/08/20/6374314_ap-exclusive-china-blast-site.html?rh=1
“Though Yu Xuewei’s name does not appear in Ruihai’s corporate filings in China, Hong Kong records show that he set up a company called Hong Kong Ruihai International Logistics Co. Ltd. in January 2013, less than two months after Ruihai Logistics was registered in Tianjin. Many mainland companies also register in Hong Kong to facilitate trade financing.”

31 08 2015
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Previous warehouse owner listed on p.2 of this article –
Ruihai warehousing company: the enigmatic EA & Planning
http://www.like-news.us/?i729425-Ruihai-warehousing-company:-the-enigmatic-EA-amp-Planning#

” but initially it belongs to Tianjin Logistics Ltd. Ai Lande after cell portion built in the Harbour City Vanke sold Ruihai International Logistics Limited (Ruihai company) rent. Under the Ai Lande’s yard, investment 9,000,000 yuan, to transform it to be stored hazardous chemicals warehouse and container yard, and finally by the EIA.”

Page 5 of the article has lots of details about the space permit, square footage, chemicals stored etc.

31 08 2015
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Nerve Gas at the Scene

Aug. 19 – The Guardian Tianjin blast: more warehouses accused of violating rules on toxic materials

Affected residents ramp up protests, amid reports China has found dangerous levels of nerve gas at site where firms reportedly broke safety regulations
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/aug/19/tianjin-blast-more-warehouses-accused-of-violating-rules-on-toxic-materials

“At least two other hazardous chemical facilities were operating in the Tianjin blast zone in violation of government regulations, environmental group Greenpeace has claimed, amid reports that Chinese authorities had detected dangerous levels of nerve gas at the site.”

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14 09 2015
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MORE Tianjin blast analysis –

Tianjin Crater Gives Nuke Weapon Clues
https://flyingcuttlefish.wordpress.com/2015/08/29/crater/

14 09 2015
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Explosion in Tianjin cost up to three billion euros

[English] http://tinyurl.com/pwdgn4x
[ original ]
http://www.morgenpost.de/vermischtes/article205702297/Explosion-in-Tianjin-kostet-bis-zu-drei-Milliarden-Euro.html

“The devastating explosion at the Port of Chinese metropolis Tianjin will cost insurers according to the expectations of the Munich Re up to three billion dollars.”
… looks like a German re-Insirance co. gets the bill.

14 09 2015
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China begins nationwide nuclear safety checks after Tianjin blast

http://ca.reuters.com/article/topNews/idCAKCN0RF06N20150915

“. . . one high-profile third-generation project, the world’s first Westinghouse-designed AP1000 reactor in eastern coastal Zhejiang province, has been repeatedly delayed as a result of design flaws and tougher safety checks.”

25 09 2015
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More insurance stories

Aug. 15 – Death Toll In China Explosion Now At 50 People
http://www.refinery29.com/2015/08/92271/tianjin-explosion
(has links to before & after photos of the port)

Aug. 19 – Tianjin Explosion Claims Could Be Too Costly For Insurers
http://www.rttnews.com/2542766/tianjin-explosion-claims-could-be-too-costly-for-insurers.aspx

” Credit ratings agency Fitch Ratings Inc. has warned that insurance claims after last week’s deadly warehouse explosions in north China could far exceed official estimates, making them one of the most costly catastrophe claims for the Chinese insurance sector in the last few years.

At least 114 people died and nearly 700 others were injured in a series of explosions at a chemical warehouse in Tianjin on August 12. Owned by Tianjin Dongjiang Port Rui Hai International Logistics Co. Ltd, it was a storage and distribution center of containers of dangerous goods at the Tianjin Port.”

“. . . ” (companies affected named)

Aug. 20 – Aon Risk Solutions’ white paper [PDF]
http://www.aon.com/tianjinresponse/attachments/Tianjin-Port-Explosion_Aon-Briefing-Paper-August-20_2015.pdf

(Has details of what moves through the port and blast effects.)

Aug. 25 – Tianjin blasts insurance losses projected at US$1.5b
http://www.china.org.cn/business/2015-08/25/content_36406371.htm

” . . . The tragic incident has demonstrated the danger China faces by not diversifying its insurance risks, according to John Nelson, chairman of Lloyd’s of London’s reinsurance market.

He called the Tianjin disaster, which claimed the lives of nearly 200 people, a “wake-up call” for Chinese authorities who need to liberalize the country’s insurance and reinsurance industry by allowing foreign firms to enter the sector.”

” . . . There are other major hurdles. China’s capital account controls restrict the inflow and outflow of cross-border money, and that limits the amount of risk that can be reinsured overseas. Restrictions like these make it more expensive for Chinese insurance firms to reinsure their risks outside of China compared to doing it domestically.”

Sept. 4 – Insurance Losses From Tianjin Explosion Could Hit $3.3B: Guy Carpenter
http://www.carriermanagement.com/news/2015/09/04/144942.htm

“The two massive explosions which hit China’s Port of Tianjin last month could generate insurance losses of up $3.3 billion, according to a report published by Guy Carpenter.

The report estimates damages between $1.6 billion and $3.3 billion, which could more than double early estimates released by Credit Suisse of $1 billion to $1.5 billion.”

” . . . While access to the site is limited, Guy Carpenter used its satellite-based catastrophe evaluation service – CAT-VIEW – to analyze pre- and post-event satellite high-resolution imagery to determine the extent of the losses. . . ”

Sept. 7 – Gen Re white paper on the blast
http://www.genre.com/knowledge/blog/the-tianjin-port-explosion-en.html

“. . . New technology, such as drones, robots and satellite imagery, was employed to gather information and assess damage. . . ”

“. . . As the 1km zone is still being sealed due to toxic chemicals on site, the determination of assessing building structural integrity by way of full engineering surveying and testing is yet to be completed. . . .”

Sept. 21 – Zurich abandons takeover of UK insurer due to Tianjin explosion losses
http://www.hazardexonthenet.net/article/105512/Zurich-abandons-takeover-of-UK-insurer-due-to-Tianjin-explosion-losses.aspx

“Swiss insurance giant Zurich has abandoned its proposed £5.6bn bid for British insurance group RSA because of an estimated loss of $275m from the incident at the Port of Tianjin in China, where a warehouse containing explosive and toxic chemicals exploded on August 12 killing at least 174 and devastating an area of several square kilometres.”

Oct. 15 – PartnerRe Falls on Cat Loss Estimate of Tianjin Explosion
http://www.zacks.com/stock/news/193811/partnerre-falls-on-cat-loss-estimate-of-tianjin-explosion

8 10 2015
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MORE Insurance stories –
Looks like container bombs might be a new “challenge” (sarc) –
TT Club Reports a Stable Performance Despite Challenging Conditions
http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/tt-club-reports-a-stable-performance-despite-challenging-conditions/

Validus Estimates Losses of $64 Million from China Port Explosion & Chile Quake

“. . . the Bermuda-based insurance and reinsurance holding company estimated it lost a net of $43.9 million from the Aug. 12 Tianjin event in China, and $20 million from the Sept. 16 earthquake in Chile. . . ”

“. . . The Tianjin losses are affecting other companies as well. Zurich Insurance Company Ltd. disclosed it lot $275 million from the same event. Those losses, led, in part, to A.M. Best revising its ratings outlook for Zurich from stable to negative.”

27 10 2015
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Tianjin loss may help moderate reinsurance prices at 1/1: Analysts
http://www.artemis.bm/blog/2015/10/22/tianjin-loss-may-help-moderate-reinsurance-prices-at-11-analysts/

lucky
“… analysts note that there is still significant uncertainty in the final loss total from Tianjin and how that might affect the biggest reinsurance firms. They expect most reinsurers to report their maximum limits as losses at Q3, which could then be followed by reserve releases as the true extent of losses emerges.

For the biggest reinsurers the J.P. Morgan analysts have estimated losses of around $260m for Munich Re and $300m for Swiss Re, with SCOR at $45m and Hannover Re at $130m.”

[ there are many stories this week about impacts on various re-insurance companies ]

25 09 2015
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MSM still ignoring the possibility of a weapon used and keeping up the chemical accident/China negligent theme – even though the web is rife with weapons stories and speculation on the blasts timing after the Yuan devaluation.
A typical story:
Tianjin Carnage
http://www.newschinamag.com/magazine/tianjin-carnage

and similar one –
Explosions in Tianjin rock port city, killing hundreds
http://www.concordy.com/world/2015/09/explosions-in-tianjin-rock-port-city-killing-hundreds/

8 10 2015
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LIVE MAP of INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING / CARGO VESSELS
http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/worldwidetraffic/

9 10 2015
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The Astonishing Revelations of Wayne Madsen on the Mystery Explosions in China and Japan

https://dublinsmick.wordpress.com/2015/10/08/the-astonishing-revelations-of-wayne-madsen-on-the-mystery-explosions-in-china-and-japan

August 21-23, 2015 — Tianjin explosion appears to be state-sponsored industrial sabotage – Wayne Madsen Report

August 25-26, 2015 — Chinese asymmetric warfare: sabotage operations at forefront of strategy – Wayne Madsen Report

September 8-10, 2015 — China: plant explosion number four – Wayne Madsen Report

October 1-2, 2015 — Explosions in China are no longer reported as “accidents” but as sabotage – Wayne Madsen Report.
(article has a summary of reports + more)

13 10 2015
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Breaking: Tianjin China HIT AGAIN!

8th blast in two months rocks China: Tianjin port city hit again, two months after fatal explosion

https://flyingcuttlefish.wordpress.com/2015/10/13/hit-again/

7 12 2015
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Timeline: China’s chemical disasters
Tianjin blasts the latest in a litany of major environmental disasters over the past decade
http://www.chinadialogue.net/article/show/single/en/8142-Timeline-China-s-chemical-disasters?gclid=CP-gnfa3yckCFVcTHwodE8QBBQ

16 10 2015
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Oct. 13 – on the China censorship rules & Tianjin ( + the newer explosion)
New Chemical Explosion in Tianjin
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/10/minitrue-second-chemical-explosion-in-tianjin/

“The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. The name of the issuing body has been omitted to protect the source.”

27 10 2015
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Big Pharma Impacted

A GlaxoSmithKline plant was wrecked in Tianjin explosions – seems like lax operations revealed there –

UPDATED: U.K. cites the GSK China plant that was damaged by explosions
http://www.fiercepharmamanufacturing.com/story/uk-cites-gsk-china-plant-was-damaged-explosions/2015-10-27

A GlaxoSmithKline plant in Tianjinin, China, that was rocked by an explosion in August has now been rocked by a European Medicines Agency (EMA) recommendation that its products be banned from Europe until it deals with decade-old problems with manufacturing there.

Explosion-hit GSK plant loses GMP certificate
http://www.in-pharmatechnologist.com/Processing/Explosion-hit-GSK-plant-loses-GMP-certificate

28 11 2015
flyingcuttlefish

uh-oh …
Tianjin, China chosen as the destination for the world’s biggest factory for cloning animals
http://www.thetimesgazette.com/tianjin-china-chosen-as-the-destination-for-the-worlds-biggest-factory-for-cloning-animals/9675/

7 12 2015
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Video Reportedly Shows Clear View Of Chemical Plant Explosion In China
http://www.manufacturing.net/videos/2015/11/video-reportedly-shows-clear-view-chemical-plant-explosion-china
– has VIDEO

12 08 2016
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Drone Footage of Tianjin Blast Site – 1 Year Later

27 09 2016
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