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Huge Explosion in Beirut, Lebanon !


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At first it was being said that it was a fireworks storage facility.   


Quote from NPR this morning :


Early reports suggest the explosion was triggered by a fire at a large fireworks warehouse. Some of the video recordings show what looked to be flashes of smaller explosions before the larger blast, which generated an enormous shock wave.


Quote from AP :


Local TV stations reported that a fireworks warehouse was involved. 


Not very many people bought that story, so this came out later, (CNN)


Major General Abbas Ibrahim, of Lebanon's General Security Directorate, said the massive blast that shook Beirut's port area on Tuesday was caused by confiscated “high explosive materials.”



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I feel bad for the people of Beirut right now, who were going about their daily lives until this all happened. 

It definitely was a fireworks warehouse that was the cause, but there's still some things up in the air about "What exactly was in that warehouse?"

--At the very least they didn't have any radioactive materials, otherwise the plume would be much different. That's one good thing.

--The big explosion / shockwave was the result of rapid decompression of a lot of something

^ I wonder "What the hell did they have that was so pressurized & THAT explosive to make THAT big of an explosion?"


Below are several angles from the event today:


Angle 1 - https://streamable.com/xmmoa7


Angle 2 - https://streamable.com/nscx9m


Angle 3 - https://streamable.com/zbjj5f


Angle 4 - https://streamable.com/saoafz


Angle 5 - https://streamable.com/4ga1vb


Angle 6 - https://streamable.com/lmivb2


Angle 7 - https://streamable.com/mcy82f


Angle 8 - https://streamable.com/zg9oal


Angle 9 - https://streamable.com/zykkj6


Angle 10 - https://streamable.com/22e152


It could have been so much worse though. This time it looks like it was just pressurized chemicals that exploded. 

Below is another fireworks factory explosion--this one is from China, and they seemed to have more than just pressurized chemicals in their warehouse:



China Firework Factory -





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There's going to be a lot of spin over the next few days using some of the more sensational camera angles. 


Angle #3 - https://streamable.com/zbjj5f shows the explosion from just outside the factory. It starts from the bottom up. 





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I heard it was a fertilizer storage warehouse. Possibly spontaneous combustion. Someone could have left an oily rag lying around.




I also heard that it was fertilizer. Supposedly, a boat that docked was on fire for some reason and it spread to the warehouse.


Yesterday after the blast...


~~~ Quote as reported by CNN:

Major General Abbas Ibrahim, of Lebanon's General Security Directorate, said the massive blast that shook Beirut's port area on Tuesday was caused by confiscated “high explosive materials.”


Read this morning ...

~~~ Quote as reported by French news agency (France 24),

" President Michel Aoun said that 2,750 tones of ammonium nitrate had been stored for six years without safety measures.... "


~~~ Quote as reported by BBC,


" Prime Minister Hassan Diab called it a catastrophe and said those responsible must be held to account."


Seems that those knowledgeable with chemistry could tell by the color of the smoke.  If you watch the earliest moments of the videos, can see trails of some kind of objects.   Got a screen shot of two white objects that went from left to right...


Seems to me to be munitions, maybe several different types.   Perhaps to be used for nefarious purposes, so probably will never know what was in the warehouse.  




video linked directly below , trippy watching it with the playback speed down to .25 


      --------->       Watch first few seconds ...




Found this image on Parler :









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So many rumors. The one I heard was that it had a missile in it and America blew it up.  


Rumors were to be expected. Lebanon was already a hotspot, but in this case it wasn't an external attack. More information has been released over the last 24 hours about the nature of the explosion, and it seems to be as mentioned--they had some extremely potent chemicals in the facility aside from just the fireworks. 


In this case it was tons of stockpiled ammonium nitrate, which is the same as the Texas fertilizer explosion in 2013. 

Apparently it had been held in the facility for over 6 years improperly The spin right now is that the fire was sparked by someone welding. I'm hesitant to believe it was just a simple welding accident, unless that accident was a welder igniting a cache of fireworks which in turn ignited the nitrate. I'm sure we'll find out more in the next few days. 


There's already been a few doctored videos out there claiming it was a missile attack or a drone strike, but several angles and closeups show the explosion came from the bottom up. Regardless I feel really bad for the people of Lebanon. They were already on the brink, and now their government will almost certainly collapse. The explosion vaporized the grain in a storage silo, which means that the already struggling Lebanese people are also going to experience famine. ?





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