BIG BOOM in BEIRUT

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Look familiar? WWII ammo ship hit by Kamikaze

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMHMsmp6BZA

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Israel denied doing it, so everyone got home OK.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/massive-e ... ross-city/

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This is several thousand tons of nitrates, not lbs. For comparison, the OKC bomb was about 3 tons.

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Just the IDF doing a bit of preventive maintenance...er, demolitions. ;)
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Israel is denying any involvement and is saying possible Glock kaboom.

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For the second time, for the illiterate amongst us (most of you, apparently), it was 2750 TONS, or 5.5 MILLION LBS of ammonium nitrate, evidently stored somewhat haphazardly in a warehouse that was also full of fireworks.

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Israel and Hezbollah both say Israel did not light the match.


Israeli involvement in massive Beirut port blast ruled out by both sides


Lebanese terror group says ‘no truth’ to rumors of airstrike on one of its weapons caches; Israeli official says Jerusalem had nothing to do with explosion

https://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-i ... oth-sides/

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69Rebel wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:11 am
For the second time, for the illiterate amongst us (most of you, apparently), it was 2750 TONS, or 5.5 MILLION LBS of ammonium nitrate, evidently stored somewhat haphazardly in a warehouse that was also full of fireworks.
Tons/pounds, apples and oranges.
It WAS a BIG bang!
The experts are looking at it right now, trying to figure the exact size based upon the damage area, over pressures etc.
Will take them a few days to get a good estimate, always does.
And not done by Lebanese.:)LOL
As for the ammonium nitrate, "evidently stored somewhat haphazardly in a warehouse that was also full of fireworks", in a country that prides itself on having thousands upon thousands of Iranian rockets, you believe the reports you wish too. :lol:

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If I were H3zb0ll4h I would say the Iranian rocket dump was ammonium nitrate too.

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It doesn't matter where it is, just so it isn't where you are!

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69Rebel wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:11 am
it was 2750 TONS, or 5.5 MILLION LBS of ammonium nitrate, evidently stored somewhat haphazardly in a warehouse that was also full of fireworks.
What kind of genius stores ammonium nitrate with fireworks? Perhaps a bit of diesel fuel as well? The Big Kaboom was a question of when not if.

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69Rebel wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:07 pm
2750 tons ( :shock: )of ammonium nitrate stored in an unsecure warehouse.
iirc wasnt there like 2 other detonations of the same stuff in Galveston and some other place in the world.

But i still state its a cool boom.

i really liked the shock wave going over the water...

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I have a very, very good friend who’s immediate family are many generational Beirut Orthodox Cristians and who call Beirut home. He was flying a trip so was away, but his family is physically unharmed, although the emotional scars won’t be known for quite awhile. His 9 year old daughter is freaking out. She saw stuff we don’t want our kids to ever see.
I’ve only been busting his balls to move here, but the pull of home is strong in all people’s hearts, and he refuses to leave his home for Arab hordes.

Jesus that was one big boom.

The local word for a couple hours after was that it was IDF, but even the locals know that this is a bit much for the IDF, and they at least try now to level the entire city.
A refugee from FalFiles.

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W_E_G wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:12 am
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Lol I was joking earlier that that explosion is ALMOST as big as if my garage caught on fire . . . .

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But wait there's more.
While looking over here...You might have missed this one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IIwJBD2PEU

Huge chemical factory explosion in Wuhan. Not quite as massive. But hmmmm?

On the "Beirutians"(Mike you crazy guy) I was under the impression most Lebanese are Christians.?

Anyhow Trump was told it was an attack.

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Bada bing, bada kaboom.;)
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Pistolero1911 wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:49 am
69Rebel wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:11 am
it was 2750 TONS, or 5.5 MILLION LBS of ammonium nitrate, evidently stored somewhat haphazardly in a warehouse that was also full of fireworks.
What kind of genius stores ammonium nitrate with fireworks? Perhaps a bit of diesel fuel as well? The Big Kaboom was a question of when not if.
Yeah, probably not in line with best practices. :lol:
Ammonium nitrate, all by itself, isn't very easy to set off. However, get it good and hot in a fire and start setting off large flash powder salutes (like the ones in class B [UN 1.3]) fireworks in the vicinity...

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Pistolero1911 wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:49 am
69Rebel wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:11 am
it was 2750 TONS, or 5.5 MILLION LBS of ammonium nitrate, evidently stored somewhat haphazardly in a warehouse that was also full of fireworks.
What kind of genius stores ammonium nitrate with fireworks? Perhaps a bit of diesel fuel as well? The Big Kaboom was a question of when not if.
What kind of genius believes it.

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I'll take "How do you get a huge crater?" for $400, Mr Trebek

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Crater?

It was stored in the sub-levels at the warehouse?

Remember it was a 5.5 MILLION lbs of chemical. The ammonia nitrate created more or less an ANFO type explosion. Even at 80% efficiency of TNT.
That's still a 4.4M lb bomb.

So yeah..a crater.

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toys wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:53 am
69Rebel wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:07 pm
2750 tons ( :shock: )of ammonium nitrate stored in an unsecure warehouse.
iirc wasnt there like 2 other detonations of the same stuff in Galveston and some other place in the world.

But i still state its a cool boom.

i really liked the shock wave going over the water...
There was one in Texas City in 1947 where a ship loaded with 2300 tons of ammonium nitrate caught fire and exploded. Killed nearly 600 people, and as you can imagine, did some major damage. There have been quite a few notable large accidental industrial explosions in history.

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Just spotted this.

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WatDaFuq wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:16 pm
Crater?

It was stored in the sub-levels at the warehouse?

Remember it was a 5.5 MILLION lbs of chemical. The ammonia nitrate created more or less an ANFO type explosion. Even at 80% efficiency of TNT.
That's still a 4.4M lb bomb.

So yeah..a crater.
It doesn't matter where it is, just so it isn't where you are!

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Sensitize ammonium nitrate with an organic, and then introduce an ignition source, BOOM.

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Sierra Nevada Marine wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:53 pm
Just spotted this.
Scroll up three posts to see a higher angle view of this crater.

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