Port Of Charleston Reopens After "Dirty Bomb" Threat

Tyler Durden's picture

In addition to the three shooting incidents that unfolded in the US on Wednesday, the Port of Charleston’s Wando terminal was temporarily closed last night after authorities received word that there was a dirty bomb aboard a container ship.

Officials with the Coast Guard say federal and state authorities are continuing to investigate a potential threat which was reported at the Wando Terminal Wednesday night.

 

Coast Guard officials say the FBI is investigating a report of a “dirty bomb” aboard a vessel.

 

A dirty bomb is composed of conventional explosives and radioactive material.

 

According to emergency officials, no radiation has been found at this time.

 

A report by the Coast Guard states that at 8 p.m. authorities were made aware of a potential threat in a container aboard the vessel Maersk Memphis.

 

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As SHTFplan.com's Mac Slavo noted, though no additional information about the dirty bomb had been made available by officials last night, such a device detonated in a high population density area like Charleston could spew a deadly radioactive substance into the air, potentially leading to thousands of deaths and significant environmental damage to the fall out area.

In 2015 the Federal government in conjunction with the U.S. military, State and local authorities conducted a variety of emergency drills including Operation Northern Exposure, which was designed to simulate a dirty bomb disaster and its immediate aftermath.

 

In 2016 the Obama administration highlighted a dirty bomb as the most likely nuclear or radiological terrorist threat faced by the United States.

But after scanning and clearing four shipping containers on a Maersk-owned ship, the Coast Guard has lifted the temporary safety zone around the terminal, and announced that the port has returned to normal operation.

The source of the information has been detained for questioning.

"Unified Command determines no existing threat to the port. Terminal will reopen and safety zone has been lifted," the Coast Guard said on Twitter.

 

 

Read the full Coast Guard press release below:

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junction's picture

No "dirty" bomb found this time.  So they say.

Truther's picture

WTF!!! Lindsay's wish didn't come true? That's racisssss

Dead Indiana Sky's picture

I'm sure he still got his reach around from McStain, so it's not a total loss.

jefferson32's picture

> The source of the information has been detained for questioning.

Has George Webb been arrested?

edit: https://twitter.com/USCGSoutheast/status/875260873673236480

bamawatson's picture

one can check my posts and find one wherein i compared webb to jim garrison, and said he had become "too big to kill"; so they would compromise him by feeding him false info

((irrelevant side note; jason goodman looks exactly like one of the mennedez bros))

 

webb & both goodman's continue to slobber over bernie; FOOLS !

Gazooks's picture

Sad to have to agree on the Bernie thing. Detracts from Wasserman as the repulsive criminal slug that she(?) is. 

 

But, ..the Awan bro's are a very different and dangerous matter. US security has been wholly compromised.

swmnguy's picture

Good Lord, I hope George Webb is OK.  Man, haven't had one of his bacon cheeseburger platters in years, since the last time I spent any time in Wisconsin.  But they're not to be missed.

Great Deceivah's picture

Fuckkk George "I was a sex slave" Webb Sweigert 

Only lonely cat ladies believe in that disinfo shill

George Webb Sweigert, is a wanna-be Israeli/ CIA disinfo agent, he  gives himself away here:

https://streamable.com/mm6v3

"i am a berniecrat, and jewish and always rooting for mossad"

Notice, he doesn't say he's an American and he is rooting for the USA.. NO, first and foremost he is JEWISH and he is "ALWAYS ROOTING For MOSSAD" Do you think a hardcore zionist socialist crypto-jew (he is not even a real jew) like George Webb Sweigert, is going to say anything bad about Israel and their involvement in the US government??

All of his "research" is carefully constructed to divert attention from AIPAC / Israel's involvement in the corrupt US government, and in organ, women and child trafficking

SwapThis's picture

yes.  Reported as a DUI by @csthetruth

GUS100CORRINA's picture

A dirty bomb is a CLEAR and PRESENT DANGER to all NATIONS. 

America's other great threat is an EMP device that would put America in the dark ages. Under that scenario, the implication is that there would mean NO "FANGs" for months!!!

Washington DC will be the BLACK SWAN EVENT because of INACTION and CORRUPTION!!!

medium giraffe's picture

'EMP device'

I don't think such a thing exists outside of sci-fi, but it seems to be a common theme in scaremongering attempts. 

The only way to produce a meaningful EMP blast is with a nuke. 

If memory serves, the US have developed an EMP generator but it needs to be housed in a warship and has a very limited local effect. 

The problem being you need an enourmous amount of energy to create an electromagnetic pulse strong enough to penetrate structures and housing and still induce a current in electronic equipment, and also to still be energetic enough to do so over larger distances.

GUS100CORRINA's picture

Latest information I am seeing is that the USA electrical grid and other key infrastructure elements are still vulnerable. America's electrical grid is the key vulnerability to an EMP ATTACK. No electricity, no anything.

See link below from Heritage foundation.

http://www.heritage.org/defense/report/emp-attacks-what-the-us-must-do-n...

medium giraffe's picture

Interesting, thanks, will have a read.  It still seems kind of odd that people would be more concerned about the effects of EMP than the ensuing nuclear exchange following a high atmosphere detonation.  High atmosphere detonation to create EMP was understood to be Russia's opening gambit ever since the cold war, so it's nothing new.

I do wonder if this could be a cover for exploring vulnerabilities regarding EMP via solar storms (i.e Carrington Event 2.0) - remembering that the last executive order given by Obama was related to space weather emergencies.

SilverRoofer's picture

Did Pelosi say she was coming to Charleston to take a shit or something

HRClinton's picture

No Dirty Bomb? Back to Fuzzy Navels and a Dirty Sanchez then, thailors.

Tell Lindsey.

Great Deceivah's picture

 

George Webb Sweigert, is a wanna-be Israeli/ CIA disinfo agent, he  gives himself away here:

https://streamable.com/mm6v3

"i am a berniecrat, and jewish and always rooting for mossad"

Notice, he doesn't say he's an American and he is rooting for the USA.. NO, first and foremost he is JEWISH and he is "ALWAYS ROOTING For MOSSAD" Do you think a hardcore zionist socialist crypto-jew (he is not even a real jew) like George Webb Sweigert, is going to say anything bad about Israel and their involvement in the US government??

All of his "research" is carefully constructed to divert attention from AIPAC / Israel's involvement in the corrupt US government, and in organ, women and child trafficking

RockySpears's picture

"Unified Command"

 

  What the hell is that?  Sounds like something out of Modern Warfare III

 

RS

Drimble Wedge's picture

Sounds more like LGBT activism to me.

OKUSA's picture

Unified command is basically a result from the response of several local/state/ federal agencies working together at the same incident. When you have multiple agencies responding, a single command structure is formed to delegate and pass along information. It helps avoid confusion. Basically whoever arrives first on scene is in charge and then whoever is next with higher rank etc.Then once the incident type is discovered, the proper authority is determined to have command, but can still be comprised of various agencies.

medium giraffe's picture

Is this another exercise + bonus sheeple scare?

Pure Evil's picture

Everything is a "+ bonus sheeple scare."

Stub your toe.........head for the hills screaming your head off........."the end is nigh!".

shovelhead's picture

DWS called it in with a voice changer again?

"Okie dokie."

DuneCreature's picture

Go, George, go!

The whole thing could be one big in-grown toenail (with discoloration)

OR a serious bad situation involving a nuke (fresh, live and ready to go or old, moldy and deadly only as a dirty bomb would be)

One possibility would be our AI manipulator buddy (I call AI AL) setting up all of us Crowd Sourced Intel (tm) fans (And yes, I am one) for a credibility hit. .... THAT is quite possible. .. AI AL is definitely that tricky and creative (Well, the programmers are the creative ones, Al is just tricky and quick. .. AL itself is NOT creative at all)

Another possibility is that George is for real and has had some good intel but is now being fed bad intel to somehow bait him into crossing swords with the DHS and give them an excuse to pick him up on charges of 'psy-op domestic terrorist charges', a ploy to disrupt commerce, spread fear or some other seditious charge.

There is the official demand that says, "See or hear something, Say something. (Report it)".

Two very different dynamics at work here. .. No?

So George is walking a tight wire with no net.

And everything needs to come with a standard disclaimer these days.

(Warning - Possible Fake News Non Event In Progress)

But as per my usual risky behavior and based on gut instinct and raw data alone, I say, "Go, George, Go! .......... Run for home plate!"

AND the containers need to have their seals broken and inspected for a bio-weapon(s) contraband possibility.

Live Hard, When 'Official Credibility' Goes Over The Rail Most All Other Credibility Goes Along With It And We Are In A Dis-Info, Mis-Info, Lie-Your-Ass-Off Melee Where The Best Liars Always Win, Die Free

~ DC v6.5

medium giraffe's picture

I've read some well reasoned arguments questioning Webb's authenticity and associations recently, so I'm a little wary of his 'intel'.

DuneCreature's picture

I understand your position perfectly, mg.

Keep questioning EVERTHING and always cherry pick your intel.

Live Hard, I Learned The Cherry Picking And Double Checking Rule A LONG Time Ago The Hard Way, Die Free

~ DC v6.5

medium giraffe's picture

Optimal cynicism :) Thanks for your posts though, I read a lot of your links etc I'm grateful for the little nuggets that you spot and bring to our attention.  Keep fighting the good fight brother,

DuneCreature's picture

10-4.

I read your stuff too.

This is totally group effort.

Live Hard, A Kick In The Butt Morale Boost Never Hurts And I Like The Different Perspectives And Wit On The Z Hedge Line A Latto, Die Free

~ DC v6.5

azusgm's picture

Watching a recorded periscope of Jason and Trish right now. Jason has spoken with the police. George was arrested for DUI, nothing else. Not being held for questioning in regard to pointing out specific information that needed investigation, at least not at the time of Jason's call.

DuneCreature's picture

Right, thanks.

I'm trying to stay with George Webb and Jason Goodman here some:

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-06-15/trump-rages-you-are-witnessing-...

Live Hard, It Might Be A Slow Day Waiting In Zaneyville Lock-up, Die Free

~ DC v6.5

THORAX's picture

George pushed all in! :)

 

Great Deceivah's picture

Fuck Berniecrat poser George Webb..

George Webb Sweigert, is a wanna-be Israeli/ CIA disinfo agent, he  gives himself away here:

https://streamable.com/mm6v3

"i am a berniecrat, and jewish and always rooting for mossad"

Notice, he doesn't say he's an American and he is rooting for the USA.. NO, first and foremost he is JEWISH and he is "ALWAYS ROOTING For MOSSAD" Do you think a hardcore zionist socialist crypto-jew (he is not even a real jew) like George Webb Sweigert, is going to say anything bad about Israel and their involvement in the US government??

All of his "research" is carefully constructed to divert attention from AIPAC / Israel's involvement in the corrupt US government, and in organ, women and child trafficking

hedda.lettuce's picture

I agree... As with all of these types of "journeys" there is truth to pull out of it.

I've watched from the early Day 20s of his videos.

All of the sabatoging creates an exahustive component to it. It gets to the point where it's mostly noise - and that's the intent.

I'd been investigating child trafficiking and rings for a few years before pizzagate research exploded, which really helps create a foundational understanding of players and relationships. The segue into "early GW" was much simpler to grasp. Anyone just now tuning in gets the exact misinterpretation intended. So - good luck getting up to speed. ;)

The best way to observe is from a distance, keeping a broad perspective and a reliable way to filter the noise. And pay close attention to how the MSM and TPTB scramble their responses.

This AM, the conversation is about The Smith-Mundt Modernization Act of 2012, which was modified in 2013, removing ALL COMPUNCTION

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-12-10/senate-quietly-passes-countering-disinformation-and-propaganda-act

davidnv's picture

Word of the possibility of a dirty bomb on the Maersk 'Memphis' came from George Webb's intel sources. Here's the latest update from George Webb and Jason Goodman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tj-EUz5JeFQ

Old556's picture

"Shortly after 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Coast Guard officials say they were alerted to the threat of a possible "dirty bomb" aboard the Memphis by a so-called "YouTube conspiracy theorist." The Coast Guard says the person who made the initial claims of a bomb aboard the Memphis has been detained for questioning.

ABC News 4 found two videos posted Wednesday to YouTube which featured a man named George Webb claiming there to be a "dirty bomb" aboard the Memphis. Webb claimed the bomb was loaded onto the ship in Pakistan during a recent trip to the Middle East. Authorities have not said if Webb is the person they have detained."

http://abcnews4.com/news/local/no-dirty-bomb-found-at-port-of-charleston...

tuttisaluti's picture

I'm sure  they will find one from north korea

Squid Viscous's picture

jeez we better spend MOAR on security!!!

Stormtrooper's picture

Oh God YES!  We need cameras.  Thousands of cameras.  Tens of thousands of cameras.  Millions and millions of cameras.  We need to see into every corner of every building to catch those terrorists in the act.  And, maybe catch a few lewd photos while we're at it.

/sarc

numapepi's picture

Every one pointed away from the elite and towards us.

Isn't it time to point a few cameras at the elite... for a real change?

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/277193

(I'll use this opportunity to shill my book).

medium giraffe's picture

Hey, it works for London!

 

/ditto

Pure Evil's picture

They should force everyone to wear a body camera wirelessly linked to SkyNet so they can keep track of everyones maturbation and ass wipe habits.

numapepi's picture

So we can continue to have unlimited immigration of people who despise us.

Pure Evil's picture

No..........the idea is to have unlimited immigration to replace us.

Sky flyer's picture

As we have seen proof in recent events, a few dedicated shooters spread out at different locations can shut down an entire city. Each terror event or shooting seems like test runs to me.

charlewar's picture

relax...not a dirty bomb...was just left over literature from loser Hillary Clinton campaign.

Pure Evil's picture

It was trailers upon trailers of the latest copy of her unsold book, Untitled Memoir, by Hillary Clinton.

shimmy's picture

The air force base jig wasn't a shooting as it was a "false alarm." ZH should know this by now and if they do, they shouldn't be going NYT/CNN style by peddling incorrect info. 

I expect more of these "false alarms" and unfounded threats to magically start happening.

Pure Evil's picture

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