Skip to comments.Beirut explosion: former port worker says fireworks stored in hangar
Posted on 08/07/2020 2:59:49 PM PDT by BenLurkin
A second source has confirmed the fireworks presence, which was also the subject of media reports in Lebanon on Friday.
The claim that fireworks were being stored in the same warehouse as the ammonium nitrate appears to be confirmed by phone footage, apparently filmed by a port worker from the roof of the grain silos that overlooked the seat of the biggest blast now a 150-metre-wide crater of seawater.
In the brief section of footage posted on social media, a long warehouse running parallel to the grain silo and separated by a road is visible, with smoke coming out of the windows on its west side and from the roof.
Geotagging by the investigative website Bellingcat and the Guardian, and comparison of features, strongly suggests that this warehouse is located at the very centre of the devastating blast locating the initial fire and subsequent explosions in the same area of warehousing.
As the person on the silo roof films the north end of the warehouse from their vantage point, the smoke thickens and then a dozen or so white flashes can be seen occurring in rapid succession inside, triggering thicker red flames that quickly spread southwards before detonating a major explosion in the building within seconds that causes the person filming to duck for cover.
Shehadi said he had spoken to former colleagues at the port who said workers were attempting to fix a gate outside warehouse 12 with an electrical tool ahead of the blast. This was at 5pm, and after 30 minutes they saw smoke.
A video posted to social media depicted firefighters tackling a small blaze in a warehouse that resembled a port building. It is my belief that this repair work led to this catastrophe, Shehadi said.
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The old power tool excuse again.
“...phone footage, apparently filmed by a port worker from the roof of the grain silos...”
Seems to low to be from the top of the silo, but...?
They need to quit adding to the Story, gets worse every new story.
I ain’t buying it. People can say anything.
My Dad did always tell me not to play with fireworks, he said something like this would happen.
Yeah sure. Black powder explodes like we saw. LOL.
“fireworks” = Iranian warheads
brown smoke = Iranian octogen
HOW MANY MORE ARE IN RESIDENTIAL/HOSPITAL AREAS????
The Guardian -Englands NYT. Not wort reading.
6000 years of history in the Middle East and yet no one is smart enough to separate fireworks from 2750 metric tons of Ammonium Nitrate.
Rule of Thumb:The more clowns it takes to contribute to a story, the less likely it is true.
Most dangerous thing on earth is man with a torch
In 30 years in Fire Service seen all sort of stupis, usually involving s0me DI(Y plumber trying to solder a pipe in bathroom
Years ago had some stupid burn down old movie theatre being converted
Were cutting bolts holding seats with a torch
Spent all Freaking night in freezing cold pumping water to aerial platform to put out fire ..
Bottom line, the ammonium nitrate ( explosives) is no longer available to Hezzbollah to manufacture into weapons against Israel. One of the radical Islam’s supply chain ( in fact the entire port facility) from Iran has been destroyed. Ammonium nitrate has only two uses, agriculture and bombs, and as it appears this chemical has been sitting for years never utilized for farming, leaves the answer of what it was intended for- bombs. Yes Johnny, there is a God.
I trained Muslims for three years, they are not the sharpest toos in the shed.
Someone lit a sparkler.
Fireworks were in it from day one
Fireworks = Hezbollah arms stash
The fact is that even if there were fireworks stored next to the ammonium nitrate and even if the fireworks were set off, the ammonium nitrate would not explode without the presence of an oxidizer, the most common of which is diesel fuel or fuel oil. In fact, the explosive made from ammonium nitrate is called ANFO which is an acronym for ammonium nitrate-fuel oil. Any story that ignores this fact is complete and utter BS. Think Timothy McVeigh - what did he use? Ammonium nitrate-based fertilizer and diesel fuel. He got a pretty impressive blast, but without the diesel fuel, he would have gotten nothing.
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