Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Prediction Confirmation: Pipeline Sabotage

In Scorched-Earth Environmentalism Pt II I predicted
The protesters trashed the camp, have now torched the camp (which caused burns to 3 children, one seriously) and are praying that the grounds will be contaminated by oil leaks. I will be surprised if we don't see outright sabotage on the pipeline.

Prediction Status: Confirmed

The Washington Times reports in their article Vandals sought for burning holes in pipeline as Dakota Access poised to flow oil this week
The $3.8 billion project is expected to begin running oil this week, as authorities investigate two separate incidents of vandalism in Iowa and South Dakota involving holes torched in pipes located at above-ground valve sites.
No oil was flowing through the pipes, but if there had been, the consequences could have been disastrous, said Brigham A. McCown, former acting administrator of the Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.
“If they had tried to utilize a torch to burn through the sidewall, they would have likely ignited the oil inside and been killed instantly,” said Mr. McCown, now an infrastructure consultant. “This is a serious safety issue and cannot be justified under any basis. Those responsible should face severe criminal penalties.”
The prediction was made to test the hypothesis that the activists are more interested in scoring political points against oil companies, to the extent they are willing to cause the same environmental catastrophes that they are pretending to stand against. We don't know for sure they were activists, but it doesn't make sense for the oil companies to sabotage themselves, even to make a point. So I'll make an additional prediction:
If the saboteurs are discovered, they will be authentic activists, not false flag vandalism. 

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