On a week like this one, there is always an inclination to try to connect a series of events together that if only each had a little passage of time in between them, would seem to be totally random happenings. The Boston terror attacks were followed by suspicious poisonous letters sent to President Barack Obama, but we already see that those appear to be completely unconnected. As a matter of fact, the letters had to have been sent before the terror attacks occurred, meaning that the mailer of the letters, presumably now in federal custody, could not possibly have known the Boston Marathon events were going to happen. Now, a surreal fertilizer plant explosion in the small town of West, Texas is the latest tragic event to keep conspiracy theorists fascinated.
First of all, the fertilizer plant explosion is not the first of its kind. Back in 1947 in the midst of World War II, another Texas fertilizer plant exploded in what is and still will be the worst industrial accident in American history. Some 581 people died in that blast, and it almost entirely decimated the Texas City fire department. Fortunately, last night’s blast, while tragic certainly, will not even come close to that death toll.
Ammonium nitrate is what makes fertilizer so volatile. In some ways, the fires are an ally to West, Texas, because while the property damage will be immense, at least toxic chemicals are burning off, which could be beneficial in the long run.
Now, for the theories.
As has been the case with everything that has transpired this week, there is a rush to pinpoint this happening on someone or something. The most likely scenario is that this is an unfortunate and tragic accident, probably brought on by a failure in equipment or operator error. The plant was cited by the state in 2006 for some issues at the plant that was brought on by complaints in the community of an overbearing ammonia smell. So, the plant was not without its issues, and as we indicated before, while rare, this is not unheard of. However, there are some interesting things to consider.
First of all, there are some ridiculous videos being circulated on the Internet, one that some people claim show a ballistic missile striking and igniting the fertilizer plant. We won’t publish the video here because these claims are utterly ridiculous. While we expect the cries of another false flag operation, these videos circulating show nothing that would make a reasonable person think that the United States military, or any other military for that matter, launched anything to try to make this explosion happen. If something like that did happen, it would have probably taken place on the inside, maybe through a remote detonation or timed bomb like what we saw at Boston. Once again, that is total speculation, and there is no indication so far that any of this happened. But if there is a connection, what could be the motive?
Well, there are a few interesting things about fertilizer in general and the date in question. The same substance that caused this massive explosion yesterday was infamously used by Timothy McVeigh in the Oklahoma City Bombings. That terrorist attack was unleashed because of McVeigh’s qualms with the events at Waco, Texas with Branch-Davidian compound, a mainstay in conspiracy circles and a symbol of the debate between when the government goes too far. McVeigh orchestrated his attack to occur on April 19, the symbolic date coinciding with the Waco anniversary. Now, this fertilizer plant has exploded under the same concept at a Texas city very close to Waco one day before the 20th anniversary of the end of the Waco siege.
You have to admit that while it could all be coincidence, there’s a lot of symbolism in three major categories: what, when, and where? That leaves the gaping question of why? Well, while most reasonable people don’t agree with Timothy McVeigh’s startling actions (Common Sense Conspiracy certainly condemns any acts of terror regardless of the rationale for such attacks), there are plenty of people that still have a bad taste in their mouths about what happened at Waco and other government-fueled standoffs, like Ruby Ridge. If someone out there wished to commemorate the 20th anniversary of those events, this would be an obvious and symbolic way to bring it up. So, yes, while there is no indication of a false flag or terrorist act here as of yet, officials have not offered up any meaningful information as to what caused the blast, and for now, that means there is always that possibility that this is the second terrorist attack on American soil this week.
While the speculation is inevitable, and it is extremely unlikely that any solution that authorities offer up as to what caused the explosion will end the theories, right now the most important thing is that the injured are taken care of, everyone is accounted for, and those that lost our lives are mourned. The conspiracies will be there tomorrow and the next day. Let’s hope that this is the last tragic event on the national level that we see this week and that we soon start to get some answers on all fronts.