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Beirut hit by massive explosion wounding several and damaging buildings

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posted on Aug, 6 2020 @ 07:05 PM
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The video shows some serious power...the concussion had to be bad..




posted on Aug, 6 2020 @ 07:46 PM
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a reply to: Bloodworth

Windows were broken out to 15 miles, and in one video you can see the closest building blow apart as it hits.



posted on Aug, 6 2020 @ 07:47 PM
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a reply to: RudeMarine

Right, because third world countries with barely functioning governments are never ever corrupt, and always follow every rule and law to the letter. Things don't ever just sit there for years at a time because of government corruption.
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posted on Aug, 7 2020 @ 04:17 AM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: RudeMarine

Right, because third world countries with barely functioning governments are never ever corrupt, and always follow every rule and law to the letter. Things don't ever just sit there for years at a time because of government corruption.


Yup. Even without the corruption it's thousands of tonnes of a terrorists favourite material in a terrorrism hotbed. It's not something that can just be given away and removing it safely would require a much larger security operation than Lebanon is capable of either conducting or affording. The country doesn't even have enough food or fuel to get rid of it following proper protocol.

Warlords hold more power than the government over there as they're the only ones benefiting and making a profit from the corruption.

The current Lebanese government was only branded Hibullah by the US as the US and it's allies weren't allowed any input into it's formation. In reality Hizbulah and The Christian Free Patriotic Movement were actively backing and campaigning or the last PM Hariri - the government is by no means innocent or humane but it's the Diab Party that are completely seperate and opposed to Hizbullah.



posted on Aug, 7 2020 @ 06:06 AM
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I think most people believe the current official story - in so much that a shed load of ammonium nitrate was seized from a ship, put in a warehouse, let there unsafely, with bickering going on as to where it should go, or who should pay to move it, and then fireworks were stored next door. A fire in the fireworks storage, spread to the Ammonium Nitrate storage, and there's a big bang.
so where's the conspiracy?
Questions - why store fireworks at the docks? Who was storing them? how long had they been there?
How did that fire start?

We all know what happened because there were so many people filming it - but why? because there was a loud bang, and a massive fire - so people start filming that. Then the fire spreads and kaboom. lots of video evidence. What if the explosion had happened without the fireworks fire first? hardly any, if not zero footage. so to make sure there's footage to prove it was an accident, set fire to the fireworks warehouse first, get attention, get people filming, then kaboom.

so work out who stored the fireworks, and since when, and who knew, and who had access?

even though to all tents and porpoises it seems like a tragic accident, my spidey senses are tingling - it could just be on purpose.
thoughts?

[edit to ad] - reading some other posts - there's implication that it was ammunition rather than fireworks. to be fair, fireworks factory fires tend to have the rockets going off into the sky lots, and coloured flashes etc, whereas there is little evidence of this in the recent Beirut explosion. Could just be the type of firework though.... or it could indeed be small ordnance, bullets, etc.

edit on 7-8-2020 by CrastneyJPR because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 7 2020 @ 06:39 AM
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Lebanon president: Beirut blast possibly caused by bomb or rocket

"The cause has not been determined yet. There is a possibility of external interference through a rocket or bomb or other act," President Michel Aoun said

www.jpost.com...



posted on Aug, 7 2020 @ 07:10 AM
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Won't be shocked if same shell companies involved in Beirut stockpile also involved in Tianjin stockpile.



posted on Aug, 7 2020 @ 08:50 PM
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a reply to: CrastneyJPR


the conspiracy is the thing flying toward the boom site
caught on one of the many videos pointed that way.
unless that's a fake video which i think ppl should serve
jail time for anything posted as fake news PERIOD
ppl need to grow up when it pertains to human life..
the object on the video is to much in sync of the explosion
to be fake IMO..



posted on Aug, 8 2020 @ 04:00 AM
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2,700 tons, of improperly stored fertilizer... doesn't seem accidentally left that way, but corrupt is as corrupt does.

Lebanon needs a government better than Hezbollah, it's no different than how the cartels run Mexico.



posted on Aug, 8 2020 @ 09:30 AM
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originally posted by: Almostfamous
a reply to: CrastneyJPR


the conspiracy is the thing flying toward the boom site
caught on one of the many videos pointed that way.
unless that's a fake video which i think ppl should serve
jail time for anything posted as fake news PERIOD
ppl need to grow up when it pertains to human life..
the object on the video is to much in sync of the explosion
to be fake IMO..


One of the "things" is simply a bird. The footage showing munitions/missiles impacting are all fakes. I agree with you it is just sad that some people would edit footage in this manner.

Sadly some die-hard conspiracy sites just peddle this non-sense

Veterans Today have peddled the bird and missile footage.

www.veteranstoday.com...



posted on Aug, 8 2020 @ 10:26 AM
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Investigators discover underground panic rooms at site of Beirut explosions



Investigators on the site of the Beirut explosions have discovered what looks like the start of a series of underground panic rooms.

Debris and rubble are currently being removed in order to access and search the underground labyrinth which has birthed new hope for the relatives of missing victims.

The panic rooms were found situated beneath giant silo stores which collapsed in the explosions.

Approximately 5,000 or more were injured during the ammonium nitrate explosion on the port of Lebanon’s capital.



posted on Aug, 9 2020 @ 06:51 PM
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Reports stating that fireworks were being stored in Hanger 12 along with the Ammonium Nitrate.


Beirut explosions: Port hanger ‘known to be dangerous’ with fireworks stored alongside stockpile, workers confirm

The stockpile of ammonium nitrate that likely caused the Beirut blast was being stored alongside fireworks in a hanger widely known to be dangerous, port workers have said, expressing fury at the fire fighters being “sent to their death”.

Another source at the port confirmed that fireworks were also stored alongside the ammonium nitrate, which is understood to be a point of questioning among the 16 port officials arrested.

He said the fireworks were supposed to sell at auction and were only temporarily there.

Reports have suggested that fireworks may have been stored within the same hanger that caught fire while welding work was being conducted nearby.


The Independent News Link
edit on 9/8/2020 by tommyjo because: Additional info added



posted on Aug, 9 2020 @ 07:42 PM
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a reply to: St Udio



to my intellectual mind... this shows Proof of a Bunker Buster bomb .... but Who delivered the MOAB/Bunker Buster ??? the list of countries that will benefit from an escalation of combat is long... and not limited to Russia/Israel/USA/Turkey/Iran/UK


the MOAB is not a bunker buster. the acronym stands for Massive Ordnance Air Blast. it can be used for caves and sallow tunnel systems

a wiki cuase it's fast,


The MOAB is not a penetrator weapon and is primarily an air burst ordnance intended for soft to medium surface targets covering extended areas and targets in a contained environment such as a deep canyon or within a cave system.
GBU-43/B MOAB


the bunker buster acronym is MOP the most powerful one the U.S. has is the GBU 57. it weight is 30,000 lbs, has a 5000 lbs warhead, and penetrate 200 feet.

there is a different.

and if you think that one of these was used, look at what just 2 tons of ammonium nitrate did to the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. or Texas City Tx in 1947.




The explosion caused a 15-foot wave that crashed onto the docks and flooded surrounding areas. Windows shattered as far away as Houston, and vibrations from the blast registered on a seismograph in Denver, Colorado. A barge anchored in port was blown out of the water and landed 110 feet away. Everyone standing nearby, including almost the entire Texas City Volunteer Fire Department, was killed instantly. Buildings near the blast were flattened and the neighboring Monsanto plant was destroyed. Flaming debris triggered fires at nearby chemical plants and refineries. The call for help was put out across the country and rescue workers from all over responded t
A Texas explosion killed hundreds in 1947 with a blast some feared was an atomic bomb


there is a video about this in the article, that has footage from the distaster. look for this and click the link


Earlier this week, KTRK-TV aired footage from the explosion and recounted the aftermath:


just imagine what 2300 tons more could do.

there was no missile or bomb fired or dropped in beirut .

edit on 9-8-2020 by hounddoghowlie because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 10 2020 @ 01:26 PM
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New footage in 4K has emerged. As with the recent media reports you can see the fireworks detonating before the main explosion. The recent media reports claim that fireworks were temporarily stored in the warehouse along with the ammonium nitrate.


edit on 10/8/2020 by tommyjo because: Additional info added



posted on Aug, 10 2020 @ 09:34 PM
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a reply to: tommyjo



WARNING THIS SITE IS NOT FOR KIDS AND IS KIND OF UNPLEASANT

in the video on the page you can see something right before the explosion, i dont claim legitimacy but thought i would throw it in the pile

i wish i could extract the video to put here

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posted on Aug, 10 2020 @ 10:02 PM
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originally posted by: penroc3
a reply to: tommyjo



WARNING THIS SITE IS NOT FOR KIDS AND IS KIND OF UNPLEASANT

in the video on the page you can see something right before the explosion, i dont claim legitimacy but thought i would throw it in the pile

i wish i could extract the video to put here

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It's almost like you haven't read this thread or done any research as the negative clip that site is claiming shows an inbound missile is already a confirmed hoax.

Deny Ignorance and all that.



posted on Aug, 11 2020 @ 10:11 AM
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a reply to: opethPA

or i missed it....

nothing wrong with throwing information in the pile, if i hadn't i wouldn't have known it was fake.

so thank you


edit on 11-8-2020 by penroc3 because: spelling



posted on Aug, 11 2020 @ 11:13 AM
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What a co-incidence...

Revealed: Lebanon's president and PM were warned three weeks ago that stash of chemicals would 'destroy Beirut' if it exploded - as country teeters on the brink after cabinet resigned and PM claimed corruption was 'bigger than the state'

Source:

www.dailymail.co.uk...



posted on Aug, 15 2020 @ 02:01 PM
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There was 2700 pounds of Ammonium Nitrate removed from a Russian ship and stored in a warehouse in the port seven years ago. In order to produce an ammonium nitrate bomb, the ammonium nitrate must be below 17% humidity, and mixed with a high grade fuel oil like kerosene, jet fuel or racing fuel. Since being stored at a port facility, the 2700 tons of AN would be well above the 17% water content, and the stored Ammonium Nitrate had no fuel oil mixed with it. Therefore there cannot be an ABFO bomb. About two weeks ago Hezbollah, from Lebanon, attacked Israel. There is a report from Benjamin N. Israeli PM that claims Israel drone strike a Hezbollah munitions factory



posted on Aug, 15 2020 @ 02:24 PM
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a reply to: ontogeny55

You're talking about two different things. Ammonium nitrate can and does explode without being mixed with any fuel. There have been dozens of explosions of straight ammonium nitrate. There was one in Texas in 1947, when 2300 tons of ammonium nitrate exploded on a ship that was being loaded.




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