In the News: Lebonon, The Rest of The Story

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  1. vikingsoftpaw

    vikingsoftpaw DEPLORABLE ME!

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    Normies are everywhere. They can be found in all levels of management. Their lack of competence is epic.
     
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  2. NMG26

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    Last year we had a condominium unit blow up close to us. I figured someone worked on the boiler...........scares the crap out of me, some jobs require competence.
     
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  3. syntaxerrorsix

    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    I saw what I thought were several magnesium flashes before the detonation.

    Part of my training consisted of cratering charges using ANFO and we always used a kicker charge to set it off. Usually TNT but C4 or even a uli knot of det cord could get it done.
     
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  4. amd65

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    Not buying the big whoops explanation. Just not buying it. My gut tells me there is more to the story.
     
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  5. Westexas

    Westexas

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    It’s kissing cousin, bromine trifluoride, will set snow on fire. Also hazmat suits. It’s a liquid at room temperature. Not as reactive as chlorine trifluoride. Chlorine trifluoride oxide is another nightmare.

    The worst one of all is dioxygen difluoride. Goes by the acronym “FOOF.”
     
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  6. Westexas

    Westexas

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    It’s my understanding that the detonation was estimated to be at 3 kilotons. Can anyone confirm this?
     
  7. Mayhem like Me

    Mayhem like Me Semper Paratus

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    that is close estimates are 1.1kt to 3 kt I will find the list of largest non nuclear explosions and this was #6
     
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  8. Mayhem like Me

    Mayhem like Me Semper Paratus

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    Texas City disaster Texas City, Texas 16 April 1947 Ammonium Nitrate 2.7–3.2 kt of TNT (11–13 TJ) 2.95 kt of TNT (>12 TJ)

    Halifax Explosion Halifax, Nova Scotia 6 December 1917 High Explosives 2.9 kt of TNT (<12 TJ) 2.9 kt of TNT (<12 TJ)

    RAF Fauld Explosion Staffordshire, UK 27 November 1944 Military Munitions 2 kt of TNT (8 TJ) 2 kt of TNT (8 TJ)

    Port Chicago disaster Port Chicago, California 17 July 1944 Military Munitions 1.6–2.2 kt of TNT (7–9 TJ) 1.9 kt of TNT (8 TJ)

    Oppau explosion Oppau, Ludwigshafen, Germany 21 September 1921 Ammonium Sulfate and
    Ammonium Nitrate
    1–2 kt of TNT (4–8 TJ) 1.5 kt of TNT (6 TJ)

    Port Beirut disaster Beirut, Lebanon 4 August 2020 Ammonium Nitrate 1–1.5 kt of TNT - Upper Limit (4–6 TJ)[101] 1.25 kt of TNT (5 TJ)
     
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  9. Taz

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    So what are the odds that the stuff wasnt removed or disposed of properly cause someone was making decent cash selling it to people who like to blow stuff up??? Isn’t Lebanon Hezbollah country???
     
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  10. syntaxerrorsix

    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    Clearly they weren't selling it fast enough..
     
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  11. Westexas

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    Leave it to Beirut to make the top ten list.
     
  12. Slackinoff

    Slackinoff Bathed in lavender and gasoline

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    Condition of the AN storage before the explosion......unbelievable.

    AN storage.jpg
     
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    I told them they have 6 hrs to dispose of that or no Billion Dollars. By golly, they disposed of it!


    DO WIDZENIA
     
  14. amd65

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    Convenient that the photo shows up, even before the dust settled, of the AN warehouse, door open showing the label on the bags...almost like it was planned that way.
     
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    willie_pete NRA Life Member

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    It ( larges caches of AN exploding under fire conditions ) happens a lot. No surprise to me that some 2700 tons of nasties sitting in a warehouse for 5 years finally ran across something it didn't like.
     
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    willie_pete NRA Life Member

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    IDK, The ship’s captain said the load was 2,750 tons. “ Experts “ have agreed that much would have given the explosion seen in the video and monitored on seismic equipment.


    May have just been a case of stupid.



    https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/rhosus-ammonium-nitrate-beirut-captain-1.5678444
     
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    Wow. Those guys are crazy leaving their reflective belts on the ground like that. Someone is going to need do do a new PowerPoint.
     
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    Sure, because it could not possibly be due to stupidity.
     
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    Clearly you did not get the memo with talking points of a conspiracy. Shame on you- keep a closer watch on your fax LOL.
     
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  20. Mayhem like Me

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    This shows just how inept and backwards that area is. Firefighters were actively working that up close.Im sure they all died, any somewhat civilized area would have had those data sheets out and been evacuating the area immediately. Firemen tht a have training don't mess around when it comes to oxidizers near active fires .

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