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Cnn have got a building out there, few miles from the blast, and one of their reporters is speaking from a room that looks like it's just been utterly levelled. Window blown out, debris lying around, lights flickering, all sorts. 

 

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Just now, Mauricio Pinilla said:

Cnn have got a building out there, few miles from the blast, and one of their reporters is speaking from a room that looks like it's just been utterly levelled. Window blown out, debris lying around, lights flickering, all sorts. 

 

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That the same CNN caught faking before in disaster zones.

 

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The Frenchman Returns
5 minutes ago, Tazio said:

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

 

Beirut Rafic Hariri Airport isn't currently that busy, like all others they have a lot of cancellations. Averaging 1-2 arrivals and 1-2 departures an hour. If they were hearing multiple jets I would doubt they are commercial.

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2 minutes ago, Central Belt 1874 said:

Watching on Al Jazeera, almost all witnesses mentioning Jets/Planes/ missiles.

It would certainly tie in with the tactic Israel used to use in previous conflicts. Fly in low from the sea, hit an area and then give it a few minutes and then hit the exact same target again with another plane. 

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3 minutes ago, The Frenchman Returns said:

 

Beirut Rafic Hariri Airport isn't currently that busy, like all others they have a lot of cancellations. Averaging 1-2 arrivals and 1-2 departures an hour. If they were hearing multiple jets I would doubt they are commercial.

That was my possibly badly worded point. If it was military jets the locals will know exactly what they were hearing and report accordingly. 

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21 minutes ago, Cruyff said:

 

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. 

The initial site of the first explosion is. As to what definitely caused the second larger one...I'm of a mind, upon seeing other footage, that something else went bang. Including the fireworks.

 

I'm inclined to think Israel in some manner. But as has been said, you'll just never know.

 

 

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18 minutes ago, Tazio said:

It would certainly tie in with the tactic Israel used to use in previous conflicts. Fly in low from the sea, hit an area and then give it a few minutes and then hit the exact same target again with another plane. 

 

What's the purpose of that tactic? To maximise casualties? 

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Just now, Salad Fingers said:

 

What's the purpose of that tactic? To maximise casualties? 

The Lebanese said it was to hit the area after emergency services arrived to weaken the ability to react to future attacks. 

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Central Belt 1874
1 minute ago, Barack said:

Ah...it's gone from fireworks to explosive material now. 

 

 

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Yes. Clearly not a 'Firework Factory explosion'.

 

The pictures and interviews from Al Jazeera suggest that this will cripple the country. The port has been obliterated. 

 

Some people saying that their bread supplies are imported and that the situation in the area and covid had already brought the country to its knees. 

 

Devastating. 

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20 minutes ago, Tazio said:

That was my possibly badly worded point. If it was military jets the locals will know exactly what they were hearing and report accordingly. 

 

Wasn't meant as a dig. The airport is 6 miles from the explosion, roughly Tynecastle to Turnhouse, if people were noticing jets I have doubts they were from the airport.

 

 

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34 minutes ago, Cruyff said:

 

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. 

When I was working in Holland this happened ...

 

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Just now, Central Belt 1874 said:

 

Yes. Clearly not a 'Firework Factory explosion'.

 

The pictures and interviews from Al Jazeera suggest that this will cripple the country. The port has been obliterated. 

 

Some people saying that their bread supplies are imported and that the situation in the area and covid had already brought the country to its knees. 

 

Devastating. 

Grain dust from silo's are explosive. But not explosive material. Fireworks can be described as that. 

 

As can other things. Lots of combustion in and around the area in fairness.

 

Let's see what other shit-show this year brings.

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Some Lebanese officials now saying the warehouse was storing "highly explosive materials" that had been confiscated from various sources and had been there for years and years.

Ze plot thickens.

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6 minutes ago, Barack said:

The initial site of the first explosion is. As to what definitely caused the second larger one...I'm of a mind, upon seeing other footage, that something else went bang. Including the fireworks.

 

I'm inclined to think Israel in some manner. But as has been said, you'll just never know.

 

 

Israel not claiming it but given the location and its history, it wouldn't be the first time weapons were dropped on that area. 

 

5 minutes ago, NANOJAMBO said:

When I was working in Holland this happened ...

 

I've seen that and the one that went up in Turkey. 

That defo wasn't fireworks exploding. I've seen gas tanks, petrol tanks explode, they don't have a massive vacuum and 10 mile shock wave, then a mushroom cloud like that. That explosion was more similar to a Thermobaric Missile or Bunker Buster missile due to the vacuum. Folk heard it in Cyprus. 

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14 minutes ago, Cruyff said:

Israel not claiming it but given the location and its history, it wouldn't be the first time weapons were dropped on that area. 

 

I've seen that and the one that went up in Turkey. 

That defo wasn't fireworks exploding. I've seen gas tanks, petrol tanks explode, they don't have a massive vacuum and 10 mile shock wave, then a mushroom cloud like that. That explosion was more similar to a Thermobaric Missile or Bunker Buster missile due to the vacuum. Folk heard it in Cyprus. 

You said it couldn't be fireworks - I just pointed out what fireworks can do. 

Also , I believe the Enschede explosion was estimated to be 1.8 kiloton. 

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40 minutes ago, Tazio said:

The Lebanese said it was to hit the area after emergency services arrived to weaken the ability to react to future attacks. 

 

Horrible but probably very effective. 

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14 minutes ago, Cruyff said:

 

 

 

It's a bird you can see it flapping it's wings, and if it were a missile it must be the smallest bird sized missile in the world.

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With inflation hitting 50% overall and some products in triple figures, the sight of those grain silos sitting in the middle of all that doesn't bode well for flour/bread prices.

 

 

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8 minutes ago, Jambo-Jimbo said:

 

It's a bird you can see it flapping it's wings, and if it were a missile it must be the smallest bird sized missile in the world.

You must have amazing eyesight. 

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2 hours ago, Victorian said:

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

Ammonium nitrate will do that no problem. That's what I think was involved. One of the videos I seen shows what looks like a bit of dark orange smoke before the explosion. Thats nitrogen oxide compounds given off as AN heats up and starts to thermally decompose before detonating. 

 

Similar to what happened in Nevada a while back. Although that was AP rather than AN. 

 

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31 minutes ago, Irufushi said:

And the bomb/explosion experts are here . 😂

Thought I'd have a dabble. 

 

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The white flash is immediately before the explosion. 

 

A few other screenshots from the video are below. 

 

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been here before

I love these threads.

 

Tailor made for the JKB Experts On Everything.

 

I imagine the eyes of the world are focusing on this thread for answers.

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1 hour ago, Jambo-Jimbo said:

 

It's a bird you can see it flapping it's wings, 

 

Aye, but it's a thermobaric bird.

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1 hour ago, Smack said:

Thought I'd have a dabble. 

 

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The white flash is immediately before the explosion. 

 

A few other screenshots from the video are below. 

 

 

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I’ll have a dabble, this is the money shot.

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12 minutes ago, Jambo-Jimbo said:

 

Clearly better than yours. 😄

 

No really, I never said it was or was not something. 🤷 

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1 hour ago, Cade said:

With inflation hitting 50% overall and some products in triple figures, the sight of those grain silos sitting in the middle of all that doesn't bode well for flour/bread prices.

 

 

 

It's toast.

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6 minutes ago, Barack said:

I'm only messing, bud.👍🏻

 

Seen these...?😬

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Fireworks 🤪 that’s some mental footage caught there. That building on the right made to look like matchsticks.

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