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    BEIRUT BLAST:
    - Explosions, Shockwave Felt For Miles
    - Governor Compares Event To Hiroshima & Nagasaki
    - Hospitals Overwhelmed
    - Number of Dead Unknown



    A large explosion rocked Lebanonís capital Beirut Tuesday afternoon, causing widespread panic and extensive damage to the surrounding area.

    According to witnesses, the blast hit at the cityís port. There was no immediate word on a possible number of casualties.


    https://twitter.com/AmichaiStein1/st...ital-beirut%2F


    Israel has come out stating they have had nothing to do with what happened.


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    One thing comes to mind reading what happened. This sounds very much to me like what happened in Port Chicago Ca. during WW2 when a ship loaded with ammunition exploded while being loaded. Just a guess mind you but sure sounds similar to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zathras View Post
    One thing comes to mind reading what happened. This sounds very much to me like what happened in Port Chicago Ca. during WW2 when a ship loaded with ammunition exploded while being loaded. Just a guess mind you but sure sounds similar to me.
    The biggest pre-nuclear explosion happened in Halifax Canada during WWI. Here is a link to a story about it


    Now the question is, if it wasn't fuel or something what would Beirut have in their port explosive enough to cause something like this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlaGator View Post
    The biggest pre-nuclear explosion happened in Halifax Canada during WWI. Here is a link to a story about it


    Now the question is, if it wasn't fuel or something what would Beirut have in their port explosive enough to cause something like this?
    I read through the messages at the Twitter link. Someone posted that the Heath Minister reportedly said it was fireworks that exploded. With none of the fireballs you usually see in a ground based detonation it sure didn't look like fireworks to me.
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    https://justthenews.com/world/large-...yewitness-says

    The afternoon blast shook several parts of the Lebanon capital, where residents reported buildings being leveled, or windows being blown out and roofs collapsing. One resident of Lebanon told Just the News he felt the shaking at his home more than 10 miles away from Beirut. Others reported feeling the blast across the Mediterranean Sea in Cyprus.
    Fireworks? I don't think so. Possibly a huge shipment of ordnance. Israel? Turkey? Saudi Arabia?

    Where the ship was from will narrow down the possibilities.

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    It looks like special effects from a movie.

    I'm guessing it's munitions of one sort or another.
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    With the spinning of stories I suspect it was probably something they weren't suppose to have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlaGator View Post


    Now the question is, if it wasn't fuel or something what would Beirut have in their port explosive enough to cause something like this?
    "Humanitarian" supplies...

    and no, those are not fireworks
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    Something was already burning big and likely set off the explosion as shown in the Guardian clips.


    But I have been unable to see any flames of a size in any film or vid after to indicate hydrocarbons of any kind. The Texas City fire burned for quite some time with sky high flames back in Ď47.

    Certainly explosives of some sort. I suppose ammonium nitrate is possible but why a boat load would be there is another question.
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    Another video of the aftermath of the explosion....

    https://youtu.be/dwWIonkRB2Y
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