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Beirut explosion 2020

Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:42 pm

I've seen quite a few videos including cars overturned and damaged. The damage is horrendous. At least 78 are dead and thousands are injured. :(

Here are two:
Someone driving w/the explosion site to the right: https://twitter.com/SwiftOnSecurity/sta ... 56544?s=20
Video interview going on in Beirut at the time: https://twitter.com/BBCArabic/status/12 ... 75073?s=20.

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Re: Beirut explosion 2020

Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:22 pm


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Re: Beirut explosion 2020

Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:49 pm

salyavin wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:22 pm
As far as the cause https://www.wsj.com/articles/lebanon-st ... 1596556605
Quoting Trump on a matter that he likely knows nothing about is a clue that paying for the rest of the article is pointless. The WSJ used to be a worthwhile source, with a world class news department.

Red smoke points to ammonium nitrate. Aka fertilizer. A warehouse full of it. 2,700 tonnes, according to the Lebanese. Equal to a few hundred tons of TNT.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-53659282
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Re: Beirut explosion 2020

Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:52 pm

As per the article it was a warehouse fire and yes ammonium nitrate. I know reading articles is hard. And yes one quotes the moron in charge sadly as that is considered newsworthly like he knows anything. Anyway that was just the first source I looked at yours is fine too.

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Re: Beirut explosion 2020

Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:42 pm

salyavin wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:52 pm
As per the article it was a warehouse fire and yes ammonium nitrate. I know reading articles is hard. And yes one quotes the moron in charge sadly as that is considered newsworthly like he knows anything. Anyway that was just the first source I looked at yours is fine too.
Trump isn't newsworthy. Unless he resigns.

WSJ isn't respectable, and is behind a paywall. I'd have to pay to find out what they said, beyond quoting Trump. I'm not paying for poor quality. That is why I read articles from respectable sources. Some of which I do pay for, and usually don't post links to. The BBC is both world class and open to read.

I used to have a subscription to the WSJ. They used to have world class news, decades ago.
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Re: Beirut explosion 2020

Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:42 pm

Someone in another forum I'm on posted https://twitter.com/HachemYassin/status ... 91424?s=20 on allegedly how 2750 tons of ammonium nitrate ended up in Beirut in 2013. I wonder if it's accurate.

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Re: Beirut explosion 2020

Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:13 pm

Not just agricultural AN but knockoff brand specifically for making explosives.
Shows what happens when you combine corrupt port authority and incompetent government.
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