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2006-03-09 Africa Subsaharan
Nigeria militants fight military
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Posted by Steve 2006-03-09 07:56|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [360 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 Having been Navy, the Government story is bullshit.
Tankers transport crude, or "Bunker" which is Ship fuel.
They do NOT carry Gasoline or Diesel Except a small amount if the ship also carries a fwe boats aboard, something most civilian ships do NOT do.
Crude, or Bunker, will not fuel small craft.

Now had they stated that the Rebels had attacked an Oiler, that does carry refined oil products.

Sounds like Government Disinformation to me.
Posted by Redneck Jim 2006-03-09 08:18||   2006-03-09 08:18|| Front Page Top

#2 Tankers transport crude.....They do NOT carry Gasoline or Diesel

Does Nigeria have any refineries in the Delta region? This could be a small tanker carrying refined product for use in country or for sale to other African countries.
Posted by Steve">Steve  2006-03-09 08:41||   2006-03-09 08:41|| Front Page Top

#3 That's enough of that...
Posted by Kevin Costner 2006-03-09 12:11||   2006-03-09 12:11|| Front Page Top

#4 God help us if these "militants" saw The Postman too! *shudder*
Posted by Dar">Dar  2006-03-09 13:47||   2006-03-09 13:47|| Front Page Top

#5 If you think they're pissed off now, shove a copy of "3000 Miles to Graceland" in the VCR...
Posted by tu3031 2006-03-09 13:52||   2006-03-09 13:52|| Front Page Top

#6 You know, the residents of the areas where the oil is extracted really do have valid complaints against the government. Hell of a way to argue though. Read The Sore of a Continent, by Wole Soyinka, for details.

If you read that book, you may find the story of Walter Ofonagoro amusing. He was one of my old instructors at Brooklyn College; he really did deserve his unique treatment at the hands of his old students. I was not one of his assailants, though.
Posted by Eric Jablow">Eric Jablow  2006-03-09 15:30||   2006-03-09 15:30|| Front Page Top

#7 I kinda liked WW, thought it was a insanely budgeted yet cheap knock off of "Mad Max 2/The road warrior", with more water (obviously), and less mohawks and feral kids. Anyway, it's alway nice to have mr. Costner graces this blog.
But this brings us far from Nigeria, doesn't it?
Posted by anonymous5089 2006-03-09 15:32||   2006-03-09 15:32|| Front Page Top

#8 Yes, I doubt we'll see Nigeria again today. Sad, noone wants a nice long discussion about Nigeria and it's promise for the future.
Posted by 6 2006-03-09 17:14||   2006-03-09 17:14|| Front Page Top

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