WTF just blew up in Lebanon??

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just read it was actually a storage warehouse for confiscated explosives. No clue if that’s credible.

Also really weird, the former Prime ministers house is somewhere inside that blast radius
 

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so now i heard they had confiscated a large amount of ammonia nitrate last year and was storing it at the port.
 

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Grain elevators can result in huge explosions, maybe that was the secondary??
The grain dust is highly explosive once it get's shaken up and becomes essentially an aerosol.
A buncha years back, a sugar factory went BOOM . 12 miles from my house, with open rivers and marshland part of the distance between. Heard the BOOM, felt the house shake. So I wouldn't rule that out if it's a grain elevator.
 
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Something's not adding up here about the Locals' stories...they're all over the board and none are not passing the smell test. I wonder what really happened.
 

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Not sure if the videos are edited, but i swear i see something strike them. Laser guided bomb or missile. That was before i saw the still frame up above. Not the pic on the right which is clearly a bird
 

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Hi,

Half of Beirut's administrative district has been devastated.

Kazakhstan embassy in Beirut: the ambassador was injured as a result of the explosion and parts of the embassy building were damaged.

Lebanese Interior Minister: The highly explosive materials that cause the Beirut explosion are likely to be ammonium nitrate.

Jordan Earthquake Observatory: Beirut explosion equals the energy of an earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale .

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THEIS

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Hi,

LOLOLOLOL Israel news told residents in Northern Israel that the explosion they heard was more than like from IDF jet flying over.
Northern Region of Israel has had continual aerial activity with pretty much no break for over 200 hours.

Tanks rolling into place:
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Hi,

Half of Beirut's administrative district has been devastated.

Kazakhstan embassy in Beirut: the ambassador was injured as a result of the explosion and parts of the embassy building were damaged.

Lebanese Interior Minister: The highly explosive materials that cause the Beirut explosion are likely to be ammonium nitrate.

Jordan Earthquake Observatory: Beirut explosion equals the energy of an earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale .

Sincerely,
Theis



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I'd just like to say I called the Amonium Nitrate before anyone else. Haha
 

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Reminded me of that blast in a China port a few years back.
 

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My money is on Amonium Nitrate fertilizer storage on site.

Many of the largest man made non-nuclear explosions in world history have been from Amonium Nitrate and this explosion will make it on that list. It's an interesting list on Wikipedia if you want some reading material.
Thats exacting what I was thinking! Ammonium Nitrate.
 

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So a country full of terrorists can get AN but we can't buy it by the 50# bag.
Government is keeping you safe. See what happens when something hits the shed where you want to keep the fertilizer?
 
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Orange cloud was the giveaway.. but pure AN doesn't detonate like that unless someone detonates it with high explosives and contains the fuel source.
Zerohedge reported much of the fert stored there was over 6 years old. It's possible if it were mixed NPK in there as opposed to AN or urea, the normal degradation could have caused a significant enough reaction to ignite and deflagrate-to-detonation, but really improbable.
I'm betting someone was experimenting with ANFO explosives or ANCP (solid rocket fuel). Still thinking it was a Hezbollah "own goal".
 

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Satellite Laser Weapons System , test firing was successful .....
 
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Ok look at this and slow it down.


Somewhere between 2 and 3 seconds, you can see an upward fire jet coming out of the roof of the front building. Explosions follow the path of least resistance. Seeing how that building is made up of rows of exterior windows that didn't do anything until the whole place blows up, and the single fire jet point on the roof beforehand, that looks like the work of a guided missile.

From this video, it almost looks like you can see from the way the building moves, its hit from the top, starts to explode at the top and then the bottom gives out completely.
 

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Lots of speculation here. Somebody is doing the forensics and will know exactly what went down.

You may never know the truth unless you are in that business.
 

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so now i heard they had confiscated a large amount of ammonia nitrate last year and was storing it at the port.
Bullshit

Ammonium nitrate does not have a detonation velocity anywhere near this. Even ANNM can’t do that.
Look at the films. Lots of smoke...reddish brown first blast followed by the big boom.
 

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I's sure like to see some video of the area BEFORE the fire/first explosion takes place. Looking at that last video, it doe appear to be an attack. Look how the ball of fire generates from 1 point. Kinda like when a missile hit's it's target.
 

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My initial question was...why are there some many people filming literally nothing right before it explodes?
testing out their new iphone camera perhaps :unsure:

all you have to do is go to a crowded place and look around to how many sheeple have their phones in their hands.
sheeple cant live without a phone looking to see if someone liked their post on fakebook or twiddler or any other antisocial media platform.
theres not enough time in the day to do normal things once youve done the antisocial media rounds.

thats my guess.
 
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