Anatomy of the Explosion that Rocked Beirut

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On August 4, sensors in Bermuda registered a violent explosion, with values far higher than civilian detonations normally reach. The ultrasound waves were observed in Tunisia, Kazakhstan and on the Cape Verde islands. Instruments in Germany likewise recorded a change in atmospheric pressure.

The epicenter of the concussion was in the Lebanese capital city of Beirut, in a dilapidated storage depot down at the port. Hangar 12.

On that day in August, as much as 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate exploded shortly after 6 p.m., when a fire raised temperatures in the warehouse above the combustion point. Seconds prior there had been a first explosion of other materials in the warehouse that blew off its roof. The second explosion of the ammonium nitrate pulverized what was left.
Lebanon: Anatomy of the Explosion that Rocked Beirut - DER SPIEGEL
I wish Lebanon would get it's crap together. I really do. Their entire system from top to bottom is incompetent.
 

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..more tonnage than dropped on Hamburg WW2--and many other cities....!!!
 

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On August 4, sensors in Bermuda registered a violent explosion, with values far higher than civilian detonations normally reach. The ultrasound waves were observed in Tunisia, Kazakhstan and on the Cape Verde islands. Instruments in Germany likewise recorded a change in atmospheric pressure.

The epicenter of the concussion was in the Lebanese capital city of Beirut, in a dilapidated storage depot down at the port. Hangar 12.

On that day in August, as much as 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate exploded shortly after 6 p.m., when a fire raised temperatures in the warehouse above the combustion point. Seconds prior there had been a first explosion of other materials in the warehouse that blew off its roof. The second explosion of the ammonium nitrate pulverized what was left.
Lebanon: Anatomy of the Explosion that Rocked Beirut - DER SPIEGEL
I wish Lebanon would get it's crap together. I really do. Their entire system from top to bottom is incompetent.
Cough . . . backpack nuke . . . cough. Ah, yes another ammonium nitrate accident of course.
 

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On August 4, sensors in Bermuda registered a violent explosion, with values far higher than civilian detonations normally reach. The ultrasound waves were observed in Tunisia, Kazakhstan and on the Cape Verde islands. Instruments in Germany likewise recorded a change in atmospheric pressure.

The epicenter of the concussion was in the Lebanese capital city of Beirut, in a dilapidated storage depot down at the port. Hangar 12.

On that day in August, as much as 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate exploded shortly after 6 p.m., when a fire raised temperatures in the warehouse above the combustion point. Seconds prior there had been a first explosion of other materials in the warehouse that blew off its roof. The second explosion of the ammonium nitrate pulverized what was left.
Lebanon: Anatomy of the Explosion that Rocked Beirut - DER SPIEGEL
I wish Lebanon would get it's crap together. I really do. Their entire system from top to bottom is incompetent.
Cough . . . backpack nuke . . . cough. Ah, yes another ammonium nitrate accident of course.
I'd bet it was an accident.
Why waste a perfectly good pocket nuke on a crappy dilapidated warehouse and dock?
 

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On August 4, sensors in Bermuda registered a violent explosion, with values far higher than civilian detonations normally reach. The ultrasound waves were observed in Tunisia, Kazakhstan and on the Cape Verde islands. Instruments in Germany likewise recorded a change in atmospheric pressure.

The epicenter of the concussion was in the Lebanese capital city of Beirut, in a dilapidated storage depot down at the port. Hangar 12.

On that day in August, as much as 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate exploded shortly after 6 p.m., when a fire raised temperatures in the warehouse above the combustion point. Seconds prior there had been a first explosion of other materials in the warehouse that blew off its roof. The second explosion of the ammonium nitrate pulverized what was left.
Lebanon: Anatomy of the Explosion that Rocked Beirut - DER SPIEGEL
I wish Lebanon would get it's crap together. I really do. Their entire system from top to bottom is incompetent.
Cough . . . backpack nuke . . . cough. Ah, yes another ammonium nitrate accident of course.
I'd bet it was an accident.
Why waste a perfectly good pocket nuke on a crappy dilapidated warehouse and dock?
You are probably right. I don't know enough about Lebanese cloak and dagger to even hazard a guess.
 
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That was almost as bad as the Texas City explosion in 47.
They found the 1.5 ton ships anchor 2 miles away.
I've never heard of that.
It's the largest industrial accident in US history.
It killed 581 people and caused a 15 foot tidal wave.
Holy cow. Thank you.
 

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On August 4, sensors in Bermuda registered a violent explosion, with values far higher than civilian detonations normally reach. The ultrasound waves were observed in Tunisia, Kazakhstan and on the Cape Verde islands. Instruments in Germany likewise recorded a change in atmospheric pressure.

The epicenter of the concussion was in the Lebanese capital city of Beirut, in a dilapidated storage depot down at the port. Hangar 12.

On that day in August, as much as 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate exploded shortly after 6 p.m., when a fire raised temperatures in the warehouse above the combustion point. Seconds prior there had been a first explosion of other materials in the warehouse that blew off its roof. The second explosion of the ammonium nitrate pulverized what was left.
Lebanon: Anatomy of the Explosion that Rocked Beirut - DER SPIEGEL
I wish Lebanon would get it's crap together. I really do. Their entire system from top to bottom is incompetent.
Ammonium Nitrate, add oil and blasting cap, kaboom.,
 

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Most likely the Beirut explosion was the result of a CIA/Mossad clandestine sabotage operation. ... :cool:
 
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On August 4, sensors in Bermuda registered a violent explosion, with values far higher than civilian detonations normally reach. The ultrasound waves were observed in Tunisia, Kazakhstan and on the Cape Verde islands. Instruments in Germany likewise recorded a change in atmospheric pressure.

The epicenter of the concussion was in the Lebanese capital city of Beirut, in a dilapidated storage depot down at the port. Hangar 12.

On that day in August, as much as 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate exploded shortly after 6 p.m., when a fire raised temperatures in the warehouse above the combustion point. Seconds prior there had been a first explosion of other materials in the warehouse that blew off its roof. The second explosion of the ammonium nitrate pulverized what was left.
Lebanon: Anatomy of the Explosion that Rocked Beirut - DER SPIEGEL
I wish Lebanon would get it's crap together. I really do. Their entire system from top to bottom is incompetent.
Ammonium Nitrate, add oil and blasting cap, kaboom.,
It sure did the trick in Oklahoma.
 
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Most likely the Beirut explosion was the result of a CIA/Mossad clandestine sabotage operation. ... :cool:
Which they did because.............?
 

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