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November 20, 2015

U.S. media can not agree with itself if Russia is giving ISIS an airforce or if Russia pounds ISIS with the biggest bomber raid in decades. Such confusion occurs when propaganda fantasies collide with the observable reality.

To bridge such divide requires some fudging.

So when the U.S. claims to act against the finances of the Islamic State while not doing much, the U.S Public Broadcasting Service has to use footage of Russian airstrikes against the Islamic State while reporting claimed U.S. airstrike successes.

The U.S. military recently claimed to have hit Islamic State oil tankers in Syria. This only after Putin embarrassed Obama at the G-20 meeting in Turkey. Putin showed satellite pictures of ridiculous long tanker lines waiting for days and weeks to load oil from the Islamic State without any U.S. interference.

The U.S. then claimed to have hit 116 oil tankers while the Russian air force claims to have hit 500. But there is an important difference between these claims. The Russians provided videos showing how their airstrikes hit at least two different very large oil tanker assemblies with hundreds of tankers in each. They also provided video of several hits on oil storage sites and refinery infrastructure.

I have found no video of U.S. hits on Islamic State oil tanker assemblies.

The U.S. PBS NewsHour did not find any either.

 

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What’s made IS one of the richest terrorist armies ever?

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Published on Nov 19, 2015

How does the Islamic State militant group make money to fund its operations? A key source is oil extraction, which has helped make the group one of the richest terrorist armies in history. Economics correspondent Paul Solman takes a look at the Islamic State’s revenue sources, while William Brangham learns more from Cam Simpson of Bloomberg Businessweek.

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Just check out and compare the time line recorded on the top right hand side of the  airstrike footage and you will see that  at  14:03:55 at 0:57 on the RT video and  at 2:36 on the PBS video  both show the bombing of the same  exact  tankers at exactly the same time.  And again 13:49:07 can be seen at 0:45 on the PBS video and at1:43 on the RT video. Not to  mention the Cyrillic characters on the targeting screen (green letters down sides).  Really ?

Now what are the chances  that these were being  filmed at the same exact  time on the same exact day, with the same exact interface markers?

So if the US did indeed bomb 116 tankers where is the American footage?

 

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Combat Cam: Russian jets destroy ISIS oil refinery & tanker trucks in Syria

RT

 

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Published on Nov 18, 2015

Russian Air Force jets carried out airstrikes against an oil refinery controlled by Islamic State in Syria on Wednesday and destroyed around 500 fuel tanker vehicles transporting illegal oil from Syria to Iraq. READ MORE: http://on.rt.com/6wxi

 

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 And no one can say that RT was using American footage because in the  following video they credit the  US  with the  alleged 116 tankers  that they claim to have blown up.

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Oil on Fire: Russian jets destroy ISIS refineries, trucks and wells

 

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Published on Nov 19, 2015

Russia has stepped up its air strikes on Islamic state over the last few days. It’s now targeting the transport of the oil which brings in much of ISIS funding . Let’s get more from RT’s Lizzie Phelan in Damascus. Moscow is currently hosting an international energy forum. Economist Constantin Gurdgiev is there at the moment – let’s cross live to him.

RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air

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October 08 2015 02:28 PM Environment Pollution Other North Sea, [Statfjord oil field] Damage level Details

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Updated: Friday, 09 October, 2015 at 11:59 UTC
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About 250 barrels of oil spilled from a platform in the North Sea during the transfer of products to an oil tanker, Norwegian energy company Statoil said. Statoil said the oil spill was discovered during the loaded of oil from the Statfjord A platform in the North Sea to oil tanker Hilda Knutsen. The company said in its latest update on the spill that about 250 barrels in total were released into the North Sea. “Further assessment and investigations will uncover the scope and causes [of the spill] in more detail,” the company said in a statement. Loading to Hilda Knutsen was halted, though operations at the Statfjord A platform were proceeding as normal. Statoil said the relevant authorities were notified, though there were no statements from the Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority. In January last year, the company shut down operations at the Statfjord C platform after emergency systems detected an oil leak. More than 250 crewmembers were evacuated to lifeboats but returned to their living quarters later in the day. No injuries were reported. Statoil said the weather in the area at the time of the Stratfjord C incident was “harsh.” Statoil said the region is producing an average 80,000 barrels of oil per day.

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UPI

Statoil: 250 barrels of oil spilled in North Sea

Company reported similar incidents in the region in early 2014.
By Daniel J. Graeber Follow @dan_graeber Contact the Author   |   Oct. 9, 2015 at 6:25 AM

 
Norwegian energy company Statoil said about 250 barrels of oil spilled during incident at North Sea platform. Photo courtesy of Statoil

STAVANGER, Norway, Oct. 9 (UPI) — About 250 barrels of oil spilled from a platform in the North Sea during the transfer of products to an oil tanker, Norwegian energy company Statoil said.

Statoil said the oil spill was discovered during the loaded of oil from the Statfjord A platform in the North Sea to oil tanker Hilda Knutsen. The company said in its latest update on the spill that about 250 barrels in total were released into the North Sea.

“Further assessment and investigations will uncover the scope and causes [of the spill] in more detail,” the company said in a statement.

Loading to Hilda Knutsen was halted, though operations at the Statfjord A platform were proceeding as normal.

 

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Today HAZMAT China Province of Hubei, [Dengjiakou area] Damage level Details

HAZMAT in China on Tuesday, 26 March, 2013 at 11:28 (11:28 AM) UTC.

Asphalt waste gas has been blamed for the death of five crew members on an oil tanker in central China’s Hubei Province, local officials said Tuesday. Five crew members on the Zhenlingyou 778 oil tanker were poisoned by asphalt waste gas on Monday afternoon after they unloaded asphalt onto a dock in the Dengjiakou water area in Wuhan, capital of Hubei Province, according to the Changjiang River Administration of Navigational Affairs. All five suffocated before local police arrived on the scene. Further investigation is underway

 

5 dead from oil tanker waste gas poisoning

 

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WUHAN, March 26 (Xinhua) — Asphalt waste gas has been blamed for the death of five crew members on an oil tanker in central China’s Hubei Province, local officials said Tuesday.

Five crew members on the Zhenlingyou 778 oil tanker were poisoned by asphalt waste gas on Monday afternoon after they unloaded asphalt onto a dock in the Dengjiakou water area in Wuhan, capital of Hubei Province, according to the Changjiang River Administration of Navigational Affairs.

All five suffocated before local police arrived on the scene.

Further investigation is underway.

9 NATO oil tankers torched in eastern Afghanistan

Firefighters extinguish burning NATO supply oil tankers and goods trucks at a terminal following a bomb attack in Afghanistan (file photo).

Firefighters extinguish burning NATO supply oil tankers and goods trucks at a terminal following a bomb attack in Afghanistan (file photo).A policeman stands near burning NATO fuel tankers in Afghanistan. (File Photo)
Firefighters extinguish burning NATO supply oil tankers and goods trucks at a terminal following a bomb attack in Afghanistan (file photo).

The incident occurred on Sunday when a bomb planted in a fuel tanker detonated in a terminal near the airport, where NATO oil tankers were parked.

Jalalabad Airport, which is located five kilometers (three miles) southeast of Jalalabad, is currently used only for military purposes and is seen as the second largest US airbase in Afghanistan.

No group has claimed responsibility for the blast, but such attacks are usually blamed on Taliban militants.

Taliban militants frequently attack trucks carrying supplies from Pakistan to the US-led forces deployed in Afghanistan. Pakistan is the cheapest way for the Western military alliance to dispatch supplies to the foreign forces in the landlocked country.

Militants in neighboring Pakistan have also destroyed hundreds of oil tankers and containers carrying fuel and other supplies to foreign forces in Afghanistan.

The United States invaded Afghanistan in 2001 under the pretext of combating terrorism. The offensive removed the Taliban from power, but insecurity continues to rise across the country despite the presence of thousands of US-led soldiers.

The US-led war in Afghanistan, which has caused record-high civilian and military casualties, has become the longest military conflict in the American history.

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