Two blasts in French chemical plant caused by ‘malicious act’

Two explosions at a petrochemical plant in southern France early Tuesday that started potentially catastrophic fires are believed to have been the result of a “malicious act”, according to police sources.

The blasts took place barely 19 miles, or 30 kilometres, from a military site where thieves stole plastic explosives,detonators and grenades last week.

The explosions rocked the plant in the dead of night at a site in Berre-l’Etang near Marseille-Marignane airport. Two tanks full of petrol and naphtha – a flammable liquid distilled from petroleum – caught fire after the blasts and a thick cloud of smoke was visible several kilometres away.

  • Hard Little Machine

    I’m sure it’s fine. Nothing to worry about. Barbeque Akbar.

    • Yea the theft of explosives from a Military base was just kids!

      • Exile1981

        40 grenades, 180 detonators and several hundred pounds of plastic explosives – that sounds just like the sort of parties we had as teens.

  • BillyHW

    More strength in diversity brought to you by your friendly neighbourhood department of immigration.

    • France oozes diversity.

      • BillyHW

        Out of every gaping wound.

  • Truth

    Saracen invaders make up close to 10% (or more) of the French population.

    At around that percentage, civil unrest, unprovoked violence, and societal decay starts happening around areas they populate heavily.

    France has now officially joined Thailand, Philippines, China, Burma. Countries dealing with Saracen violence at an unprecedented scale because of their burgeoning invader populations.

    Only, the Thai, Philippines and Chinese situations are homegrown – France engineered their own destruction by allowing the invasion and colonization of their land by the Saracen hordes.

    You’re starting to see this emerge from other Western occupied nations as well (Sweden, Britain, Denmark, Norway, Belgium etc.)

    This is ‘low scale’ jihad. “Random” ra pe, mur der etc. of indigenous Europeans at the hands of the hordes of the Saracen army.

    And be sure – all Saracens are part of the Saracen army, regardless of Age, Gender or Race.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      The Muslim population of the Philippines is about 5% overall and is confined to part of Mindanao and a chain of small islands to its southwest. The rest of the country, including the other ten largest islands, is all Christian and at peace.

      • Truth

        That’s the point, Norman. Wherever Islam rubs shoulders with a non-Islamic entity, you have violence by the Saracens, including ra pe, mur der, random acts of violence, like in France the burning of cars, the burning of Churches, and this fire at the chemical plant.

        You look at the regions that are having problems in those Countries – and it’s all the Regions heavily populated by the Saracen hordes.

        France is now feeling that pain – only in France, the Saracen’s occupy a large portion of some of their biggest cities (Paris, Marseilles, Lyon, etc) and their outlying areas – others are dispersed across the Country, where they wage their low-scale jihad by ra ping random French women and committing violence acts against the kuffar.

        This is no longer a political issue – it’s a military issue. An issue of self-defense.

        Until all Saracen invaders in France have been removed – French people will never live in peace again.

        And considering their birthrate – it’s more likely the French simply succumb to the invasion much like the rest of Western Europe and indeed Western Civilization.

  • mauser 98

    can nothing get through these French brains?

    • Exile1981

      I’m sure when the head choppers start cutting off French heads at least a few of them will see the light as they look back at their bodies.

    • WalterBannon

      If it could, they would be English speaking

  • Doug Kursk

    Objects like those stolen are tightly controlled on military bases. You will likely find inside help here..

    • Exile1981

      The article on the theft says they cut through 2 fences and then walked a group of storage ammo bunkers, and cut the lock on one before entering and removing plastic explosives, detonators and some grenades. Of all the bunkers it was the only one that had explosives vs. ammo in it. So they say the thieves knew which bunker and knew the patrol schedule for the fence as they were in and out in under 20 minutes.

      • Doug Kursk

        What troubles me is that all the components were taken together…In my years in the military, you would never find (for e.g..) detonators grouped with explosives or assembled grenades, which do not come fuzed from the factory.

        This is gross incompetence if these items were grouped together, so as to make this theft a one stop shopping trip.

        • Exile1981

          In fairness the building they robbed is not long term storage but short term storage. it’s where they get the items read and grouped for soldiers getting ready for deployment outside country or for troops getting ready for live fire exercises.

          So these items where set up into belts of ready grenades and kits of explosives and various detonators so the troops could grab and go. The article said that the depot is manned during the day by about 250 people but only 3 at night.

          I agree it’s suspicious and the security was crap but it’s likely this base was targeted because it was the one place they could do one stop shopping as opposed to having the items stored apart and in different buildings for safety.
          I’m sure that someone who works there or who has gone through their to pick up supplies told them which building and which kits to take.

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  • Hard Little Machine

    An article in Vanity Fair about Jews in France suggested that up to 15,000 Jews will leave France this year. That’s about 10x the prior average.

    • Exile1981

      Why are any still there?

      • WalterBannon

        Years of socialist indoctrination has convinced them that now the National Socialists mean them no harm and are very “progressive”, so much so that they have even joined the party.

        Heil Merkel! The Fourth Reich rules in Vichy France.

      • Hard Little Machine

        It’s not all that easy to run from your home after a few hundred years.