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Mauricio Pinilla

Jeez

 

 

 

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Cruyff

That's a Thermobaric Bomb. So it must have been fired by the US, UK or most likely, Israel. 

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SE16 3LN
5 minutes ago, Cruyff said:

That's a Thermobaric Bomb. So it must have been fired by the US, UK or most likely, Israel. 

Russian/Syrian is a good possibility

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Tazio

Other angles show the building is already burning and then explodes. Sadly as it is Beirut people instantly presume the worst. though apparently here have been other explosions reported. 
 

 

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Cruyff
Just now, SE16 3LN said:

Russian/Syrian is a good possibility

Could be the Russians. I thought they were pals with folk in Beruit though. I don't think the Syrians have those type of very expensive weapons as it is quite a modern tech. 

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SE16 3LN
Just now, Cruyff said:

Could be the Russians. I thought they were pals with folk in Beruit though. I don't think the Syrians have those type of very expensive weapons as it is quite a modern tech. 

Who knows, looks brutal whatever.

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Cruyff
1 minute ago, Tazio said:

Other angles show the building is already burning and then explodes. Sadly as it is Beirut people instantly presume the worst. though apparently here have been other explosions reported. 
 

 

Holy shit. 

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Tazio
5 minutes ago, Cruyff said:

Holy shit. 

If you go onto twitter Beirut is trending and there are views from several angles, including from boats off the shore. Whatever it was it was massive. 

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Mauricio Pinilla

Some reports saying it was an accident, possibly at a fireworks storage place. 

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Jambo-Jimbo

Sky News reporting that Local Lebanese TV stations are saying that there is a large fireworks factory/storage facility located in that area.

 

Whatever it was, it was some explosion.

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Smack

Looks like a bunch of fireworks going off and then a massive explosion. 

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SE16 3LN

Fireworks, FFS

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The White Cockade
25 minutes ago, Cruyff said:

That's a Thermobaric Bomb. So it must have been fired by the US, UK or most likely, Israel. 

Or a fireworks factory exploding

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Barack
26 minutes ago, Cruyff said:

That's a Thermobaric Bomb. So it must have been fired by the US, UK or most likely, Israel. 

Easy there, Han Solo. Been confirmed as a fireworks storage factory. 

 

2020 brings up yet another winner...😬

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Jambo-Jimbo
6 minutes ago, Smack said:

 

 

 

 

In the second video, you can see lots of what looks like fireworks going off and then the big explosion.

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Hesh

Brutal

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Victorian

Fireworks creating what is clearly a pretty vicious shock wave?   H.E. or something like an acetylene cylinder I reckon. 

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Sooperstar

Some of the videos are terrifying.

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Governor Tarkin

Holy shit.

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Sooperstar
4 minutes ago, Victorian said:

Fireworks creating what is clearly a pretty vicious shock wave?   H.E. or something like an acetylene cylinder I reckon. 

Fireworks...

 

 

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Tazio

The blast managed to Cause damage in the airport terminal. 
Over six miles away! 
 

 

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Barack

Bet the person who took this is a bit singed, poor ****er.😳

 

 

 

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Cade
Posted (edited)

Lebanese health minister says it was as ship carrying fireworks.

 

 

 

 

Edited by Cade

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hughesie27
1 minute ago, Cade said:

Lebanese health minister says it was as ship carrying fireworks.

 

Israeli Defence Force says "no comment"

 

 

A ship? Inside a building?

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Barack
Just now, Cade said:

Lebanese health minister says it was as ship carrying fireworks.

 

Israeli Defence Force says "no comment"

 

 

Yeah, have to admit my mind did wander to Israel when I seen this...

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Cade

Some of those videos are equal part terrifying and fascinating.

 

The shockwave was brutal and shows the power of gunpowder explosions, which are slower than weapons explosives but provide more of a "push" force than "blast"

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Sooperstar

Shockwave reported to have been felt in Cyprus.

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luckyBatistuta

Plenty more rockets going off on what happened.

 

There will also be some young rockets here trying to find out if they can get there hands on those type of fireworks for bonfire night.

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kila

****!

 

That's some blast. Fireworks... hmmm...

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The Frenchman Returns

Really hope that's an accidental explosion of fireworks

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Cade

Lebanese army says it was a fire at a fireworks storage that then spread to a nitrate store and that's what blew up.

I mean, storing fertilizer next to fireworks is kind of asking for trouble.

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Boy Daniel

The colour of the plume was strange if it was a bomb. Devastating none the less. 

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The Spy Who Loved Me

Looks like the fireworks ignited a gas line? 

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Smack
2 minutes ago, Cade said:

Lebanese health minister says it was as ship carrying fireworks.

 

Israeli Defence Force says "no comment"

'No comment' is a comment of sorts as opposed to actually not commenting. If they had said 'aye sound' 'giruy' or 'shit happens' then I'd be thinking fair enough. 

 

The Lebanese seem to be tying themselves in knots a bit, but are not pointing the finger at Israel which tells a story. Not sure what story though. 

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Barack
2 minutes ago, Boy Daniel said:

The colour of the plume was strange if it was a bomb. Devastating none the less. 

Next to grain silo's.

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Boy Daniel
1 minute ago, Barack said:

Next to grain silo's.


The silo’s look wrecked. 
Id imagine a large number of fatalities. Tragic for that country, the last thing they needed.

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Barack

Plenty of things out there now that this area is "supposedly" where Hezbollah stores its weapons, and are shipped off here from Iran.

 

It might well be a fireworks factory. But I can just as easily see the alternative narrative being  true.

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Smack
3 minutes ago, Barack said:

Plenty of things out there now that this area is "supposedly" where Hezbollah stores its weapons, and are shipped off here from Iran.

 

It might well be a fireworks factory. But I can just as easily see the alternative narrative being  true.

Yeah, the video from the port does look a bit more like bullets fizzing about. What do I know though 🤷‍♂️ Time will (maybe) tell. 

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Barack
Posted (edited)

For context and those who like coincidences, there has been recent activity by Hezbollah against Israel.

 

Netanyahu warned Lebanon only yesterday about testing them, and Israel would do whatever's necessary.

 

Then today, in a port where it's apparently an open secret that Hezbollah receive weapons deliveries too, goes bang...interesting timing.

 

 

 

Edited by Barack

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Barack
9 minutes ago, Smack said:

Yeah, the video from the port does look a bit more like bullets fizzing about. What do I know though 🤷‍♂️ Time will (maybe) tell. 

I highly doubt it.

 

2020, eh(!)

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Cade

Several reports of hearing jets in the sky in the minutes before the blast.

But then there is an airport in the city.

Speculation doesn't achieve much. Tend to the wounded, get the fires out then take stock.

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Gone

Gas is terrifying. Have to wonder how many people were outside like 'wooo look fireworks' then a massive explosion knocks them to the floor in seconds. Crazy

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Tazio
4 minutes ago, Cade said:

Several reports of hearing jets in the sky in the minutes before the blast.

But then there is an airport in the city.

Speculation doesn't achieve much. Tend to the wounded, get the fires out then take stock.

If the residents of any city in the world can tell the difference between commercial airliners and military jets it’s Beirut. 

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Gone

On a totally off topic subject, I had a drink with a few guys from Beirut when in Turkey and they were some of the nicest people I've met... one didn't know who Tiger Woods was though wtf

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Cruyff
Posted (edited)
1 hour ago, The White Cockade said:

Or a fireworks factory exploding

 

1 hour ago, Barack said:

Easy there, Han Solo. Been confirmed as a fireworks storage factory. 

 

2020 brings up yet another winner...😬

Sorry lads, disagree, no danger is that fireworks. No danger. 

 

It may have been a fireworks factory there as cover for something else, there's no danger was that fireworks exploding. 

 

Most likely it was something to do with Hezbollah, Iran and it was hit by an Israeli missile. 

Edited by Cruyff

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Salad Fingers

That shock wave :wow:

 

All of that footage is incredible. 

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jake
18 minutes ago, Barack said:

For context and those who like coincidences, there has been recent activity by Hezbollah against Israel.

 

Netanyahu warned Lebanon only yesterday about testing them, and Israel would do whatever's necessary.

 

Then today, in a port where it's apparently an open secret that Hezbollah receive weapons deliveries too, goes bang...interesting timing.

 

 

 

Indeed .

 

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