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13 reported dead, 300 injured, after blast rocks busy Chinese port

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posted on Aug, 13 2015 @ 07:45 PM
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originally posted by: baddmove
Check out these pictures..damn...

www.ibtimes.co.uk...

Jesus, it was so hot it smelted metal on the cars O_O Holy mother. I can only hope anyone in that was instantly incinerated, that would be a horrible, horrible way to go slowly




posted on Aug, 13 2015 @ 07:49 PM
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originally posted by: devilhunter69
Would I be right in thinking this could be the largest non nuclear explosion ever filmed ?


Are you sure about that

Halifax Explosion



posted on Aug, 13 2015 @ 07:53 PM
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a reply to: Trillium

Port Chicago, Ripple Rock, Pepcon and Halifax would all be in consideration for the biggest non-nuclear explosion? And perhaps the Messine Mines of WW1?
edit on 13-8-2015 by Leonidas because: ?



posted on Aug, 13 2015 @ 08:09 PM
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a reply to: Leonidas Texas City, Texas 2300 tons of ammonium nitrate explosion. en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Aug, 13 2015 @ 08:22 PM
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Only just managed to get online in last 24 hrs so late post and not read whole thread yet....

One word

Fertiliser....

MT



posted on Aug, 13 2015 @ 08:53 PM
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en.wikipedia.org... has a chronological list of such.



posted on Aug, 13 2015 @ 10:34 PM
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Seems like there is something China is not telling us.

BBC latest:


Chemical team sent to China blast site. The Chinese army sends more than 200 specialists in handling chemicals to Tianjin, where two explosions have left 50 dead and 700 injured, state media report.

edit on 13/8/15 by asen_y2k because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 13 2015 @ 11:42 PM
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08/14 "Nuclear And Biochemical Experts At Tianjin Site. ... China's President Xi Jinping has demanded those responsible are 'severely handled.'"
news.sky.com...

08/12 "Imports will be more expensive. This will impact overseas companies such as Apple and Procter & Gamble, as Greater China is one of their biggest markets."
www.irishtimes.com...

08/12 "The dollar suffered broad based weakness against rival currencies Wednesday."
www.marketwatch.com...

07/22 "China Dumping Large Amounts of US Treasury Bonds."
www.fxstreet.com...

07/21 "Gold is still bombed out after China's mystery market dump (of gold)."
www.businessinsider.com...

07/07 "China had requested both 'publicly and officially' to be included in the SDR. They were publicly humiliated with this move by the IMF (gold). The Chinese are a very proud people, public humiliation would be last on my list of aggressions toward them."
www.globalresearch.ca...

In other words, we pissed off the Chinese, and they retaliated economically. Now there's been a massive explosion at one of their most important economic/trade sites. The Chinese suspect that we may have had something to do with that. Whether or not we did, it's a very precarious position to have the nation who literally invented "the art of war" thinking that you just covertly attacked them, as a threat.

This may be the subtle beginning of a very nasty thing.



posted on Aug, 14 2015 @ 12:24 AM
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originally posted by: Navarro
08/14 "Nuclear And Biochemical Experts At Tianjin Site. ... China's President Xi Jinping has demanded those responsible are 'severely handled.'"
news.sky.com...

08/12 "Imports will be more expensive. This will impact overseas companies such as Apple and Procter & Gamble, as Greater China is one of their biggest markets."
www.irishtimes.com...

08/12 "The dollar suffered broad based weakness against rival currencies Wednesday."
www.marketwatch.com...

07/22 "China Dumping Large Amounts of US Treasury Bonds."
www.fxstreet.com...

07/21 "Gold is still bombed out after China's mystery market dump (of gold)."
www.businessinsider.com...

07/07 "China had requested both 'publicly and officially' to be included in the SDR. They were publicly humiliated with this move by the IMF (gold). The Chinese are a very proud people, public humiliation would be last on my list of aggressions toward them."
www.globalresearch.ca...

In other words, we pissed off the Chinese, and they retaliated economically. Now there's been a massive explosion at one of their most important economic/trade sites. The Chinese suspect that we may have had something to do with that. Whether or not we did, it's a very precarious position to have the nation who literally invented "the art of war" thinking that you just covertly attacked them, as a threat.

This may be the subtle beginning of a very nasty thing.


No I dont think it was a mistake, I think it was a covert attack. Be ready for some serious covert ninja death to come raining down on us any day now in the form of some unseen mass death.



posted on Aug, 14 2015 @ 12:51 AM
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a reply to: asen_y2k

Not entirely sure if anyone posted this yet, but there was a person that posted a picture of the beginning of the fire in an office building and told everyone there was going to be huge explosions on 4chan just prior to it actually happened. Don't want to link to 4chan but it should be easy to find.



posted on Aug, 14 2015 @ 12:56 AM
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a reply to: Navarro

The problem with the book "Art of War" is that, every Tom Dick and Harry has read it. When only the Chinese had it, it was an advantage, not anymore.



posted on Aug, 14 2015 @ 12:57 AM
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originally posted by: sputniksteve
a reply to: asen_y2k

Not entirely sure if anyone posted this yet, but there was a person that posted a picture of the beginning of the fire in an office building and told everyone there was going to be huge explosions on 4chan just prior to it actually happened. Don't want to link to 4chan but it should be easy to find.



This is why I like ATS. Stuff the mainstream wont give you. Thanks for the info. Can anyone verify this info and check timestamps, as I am not familiar with the site 4chan.



posted on Aug, 14 2015 @ 01:23 AM
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Oh, I don't know about that.

Doctrine of the kind found in that book, can be applied in so many ways that the volume will always be incredibly useful to anyone involved in, or studying the way wars are prosecuted. Because the philosophy which is contained within is so widely applicable, and works for so many different types of combat, from the individual small skirmish, to full on massed battle, and multi theatre warfare, it will remain indispensable.



posted on Aug, 14 2015 @ 01:35 AM
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a reply to: asen_y2k

Here is a work safe link to a jpeg of the thread.

i.imgur.com...



posted on Aug, 14 2015 @ 03:20 AM
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originally posted by: sputniksteve
a reply to: asen_y2k

Here is a work safe link to a jpeg of the thread.

i.imgur.com...



WOW fascination, there is definately something going on that we dont know about.

Let me put in a quote from the post in 4Chan:


I dont know now, but I think I need more time for the new explosions. Dont try to find me, my life is worthless, I AM GOING TO DELETE ALL IN MY NEXT STEP, EVEN MY LIFE, check the news hour by hour.
edit on 14/8/15 by asen_y2k because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 14 2015 @ 05:06 AM
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Guess it could be a covert operation. I think the more simple explanation is humans should not be living close to chemicals and explosives. But that would require regulations, don't want that idea to get around.



posted on Aug, 14 2015 @ 05:11 AM
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an english-speaking chap who's there was just being interviewed via skype on bbc news and reported a 'metallic taste' in the air since the blast.



posted on Aug, 14 2015 @ 05:46 AM
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originally posted by: asen_y2k

originally posted by: sputniksteve
a reply to: asen_y2k

Here is a work safe link to a jpeg of the thread.

i.imgur.com...



WOW fascination, there is definately something going on that we dont know about.

Let me put in a quote from the post in 4Chan:


I dont know now, but I think I need more time for the new explosions. Dont try to find me, my life is worthless, I AM GOING TO DELETE ALL IN MY NEXT STEP, EVEN MY LIFE, check the news hour by hour.


It's fake - the picture is cropped to leave out what looks like a News watermark...

Original News Pic

Regards,
edit on 14-8-2015 by Ir0nM0nkey because: my quote just hasn't worked - why is posting anything on this site nearly impossible ?



posted on Aug, 14 2015 @ 06:13 AM
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Reports that up to 700 tonnes of Sodium Cyanide stored at the site, hence the toxic clouds now. Chinese officials not giving any details other than "senior management have been detained".

This smacks of human error. Being China, that means extreme penalties for those found responsible. I have been looking at pics this morning of glass driven through walls from exploding windows in buildings nearby. The entire facility itself looks a little similar to Banda Aceh after the 2004 tsunami....complete devastation.

Apologies for the source (
) but here you go.....Was badly stored cyanide to blame for the devastating blast?



posted on Aug, 14 2015 @ 06:38 AM
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Chemical safety experts said calcium carbide reacts with water to create acetylene, a highly explosive gas. An explosion could be caused if fire fighters sprayed the calcium carbide with water, they said.

"We knew there was calcium carbide inside but we didn't know whether it had already exploded," he said.

David Leggett, a chemical safety expert based in California, told Reuters the acetylene explosion could have detonated the ammonium nitrate. The two blasts were about 30 seconds apart, the second much larger than the first.

"In my mind, the presence of ammonium nitrate makes it easier to explain the level of devastation," he said.

Stuart Prescott, a senior lecturer in chemical engineering at the University of New South Wales in Australia, said water was recommended to extinguish the two nitrates but a chemical powder was needed for calcium carbide.



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