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Al Arabiya: Beirut Explosion was a Hezbollah Weapons Depot
DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon

Posted on 08/04/2020 3:26:20 PM PDT by EyesOfTX

At least 70 people have now been confirmed to have been killed, with over 3,700 injured as the casualty toll continues to mount from the massive explosions that rocked Lebanon’s capital of Beirut on Tuesday. The explosions took place at the city’s shipping port, and the cause is still under investigation.

Many residents with views of the port began using their cell phone to take video of a massive smoke plume that was being caused by hundreds of smaller explosions coming from a warehouse along the docks. Videographers miles away were then rocked when a massive explosion devastated the area immediately around the port and broke windows up to 15 miles distant.

Immediate speculation centered around the likelihood that the warehouse from which the hundreds of smaller explosions emanated may have been filled with fireworks, and that those explosions then caused a ship also loaded with fireworks to explode. But Al Arabiya reported late Tuesday afternoon that the warehouse was actually an arms depot for the terrorist group Hezbollah, which unfortunately essentially runs the national government.

VDO.AI

Government officials claimed the depot held “explosive materials” that had been seized by the government in recent years. From a report at the New York Times:

“Highly explosive materials,” seized by the government years ago, were stored where the explosions occurred, said Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim, the head of Lebanon’s general security service, according to the National News Agency.

President Michel Aoun later confirmed that explosive substances were held there. Neither of them said what those materials were, but General Ibrahim warned against getting “ahead of the investigation” and speculating about a terrorist act.

Prime Minister Hassan Diab said in a televised statement, “Facts on this dangerous depot, which has existed since 2014 or the past six years, will be announced.”

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Here are photos and a video taken of the port shortly after the explosion:

Here is a compilation of various citizen videos taken of the incident:

Pray for the people of Beirut.

That is all.


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Humor; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: abbasibrahim; ammoniumnitrate; beirut; fakenews; hamas; hassannasrallah; hezbollah; iran; israel; jerusalem; jordan; lebanon; letshavejerusalem; mediabias; qasemsoleimani; syria; trump; trumpwinsagain; waronterror
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1 posted on 08/04/2020 3:26:20 PM PDT by EyesOfTX
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To: EyesOfTX

Gee...that’s a shame.


2 posted on 08/04/2020 3:27:20 PM PDT by rrrod (6)
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To: EyesOfTX

Wow - Iran is just having all kinds of safety issues. Perhaps they should have some additional safety training sessions?


3 posted on 08/04/2020 3:27:36 PM PDT by rigelkentaurus
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To: rrrod

But, but, but...I thought it was just a fireworks warehouse...


4 posted on 08/04/2020 3:28:57 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: fhayek

Bibi is a that you?


5 posted on 08/04/2020 3:31:05 PM PDT by iamgalt
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To: EyesOfTX

They like to put their most powerful weapons right in the middle of densely populated cities, next to schools, hospitals, and so forth.


6 posted on 08/04/2020 3:31:06 PM PDT by Steely Tom ([Seth Rich] == [the Democrats' John Dean])
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To: EyesOfTX

Lebanon was a majority Christian country with a Christian government at one time.

Unlimited muslim immigration turned it into a Hezbollah sh!thole.


7 posted on 08/04/2020 3:31:52 PM PDT by 2banana (Common ground with islamic terrorists-they want to die for allah and we want to arrange the meeting)
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To: fhayek

2700 tons aminium nitrate in 2nd blast.

Harini was killed in huge blast in 2005. Aminium nitrate too. The tribunal is Friday.


8 posted on 08/04/2020 3:33:33 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: HollyB

Yeah, it looked like a lot of fuel/air explosion on that second blast.


9 posted on 08/04/2020 3:36:39 PM PDT by Shark24
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To: HollyB

2.7 kilotons. Hiroshima was about 15 kilotons.

Of course in this case the 2.7 kiloton blast was caused by 2.7 kilotons of explosive. In the Hiroshima case, the 15 kt blast was caused by something that weighed a bit less than five tons, or 0.005 kilotons.


10 posted on 08/04/2020 3:38:12 PM PDT by Steely Tom ([Seth Rich] == [the Democrats' John Dean])
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To: iamgalt

His boys are busy!


11 posted on 08/04/2020 3:38:25 PM PDT by gr8eman (Stupid should hurt! Treason should hurt more!)
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To: 2banana

This particular area has lots of Christians living there. I have a friend from Lebanon who mentioned it today.


12 posted on 08/04/2020 3:40:45 PM PDT by Cedar
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To: Steely Tom

Ammonium nitrate isn’t as explosive as TNT. So it isn’t a direct comparison.


13 posted on 08/04/2020 3:41:11 PM PDT by ScholarWarrior
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To: EyesOfTX

Mmmmmm the Israelis are wearing out their new F-35s.


14 posted on 08/04/2020 3:42:44 PM PDT by Salvavida
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To: EyesOfTX

“Achmed, you idiot, the sign says, NO SMO...”


15 posted on 08/04/2020 3:42:49 PM PDT by twister881
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To: EyesOfTX

I spent 3 years as a 12B in the army and witnessed 2 mighty explosions we did in Somalia that was several thousand pounds of c4 and discarded landmines/rockets.

what i saw on those clips from beirut are like a tactical nuke went off.

hundreds will be dead from this.


16 posted on 08/04/2020 3:44:52 PM PDT by Jaysin (Trump can’t be beat, if the Democrats don’t cheat)
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To: fhayek

2,000 pounds of ammonium nitrate, yeah I think that is gonna go BOOM BOOM


17 posted on 08/04/2020 3:45:20 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Steely Tom

That’s what I read. “ Local media are reporting that 2,700 tonnes of the chemical exploded, which scientists making initial calculations said was about three kilotonnes of TNT - roughly a fifth of the Little Boy atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima in the Second World War.

(Amonium nitrate)


18 posted on 08/04/2020 3:45:50 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: iamgalt
Bibi is a that you?

Can't be. He is just strolling by whistling.

19 posted on 08/04/2020 3:46:33 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (And lead us not into hysteria, but deliver us from the handwashers. Amen!)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

2700 tons not pounds


20 posted on 08/04/2020 3:46:34 PM PDT by HollyB
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