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2020-08-05 Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Day 2, Beirut Port explosion roundup: Lebanese health ministry revises death toll in Beirut blast to 73, says at least 3,700 others injured
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Posted by Fred 2020-08-05 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [687 views ]  Top
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#1 كنت فقط أدخن جمل!!!
Posted by Vespasian Ebbereng3110 2020-08-05 00:30||   2020-08-05 00:30|| Front Page Top

#2 ربما لا يجب أن تدخن الإبل.
Posted by gorb 2020-08-05 01:47||   2020-08-05 01:47|| Front Page Top

#3 Lebanon's Hezbollah calls for national unity in face of catastrophe after blast

Which means it was their warehouse.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2020-08-05 02:07||   2020-08-05 02:07|| Front Page Top

#4 Farm Report sez: hoo! That blowed up reeeeal good.
Posted by Rex Mundi 2020-08-05 02:43||   2020-08-05 02:43|| Front Page Top

#5 Red Cross: over 100 dead, 4,000 injured in Beirut blast
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2020-08-05 03:18||   2020-08-05 03:18|| Front Page Top

#6 Israel working to transfer wounded UNIFIL inspectors to Israel for medical care
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2020-08-05 03:19||   2020-08-05 03:19|| Front Page Top

#7 Seized munitions warehouse: "This stuff might come in handy later..."
Posted by M. Murcek 2020-08-05 04:57||   2020-08-05 04:57|| Front Page Top

#8 4k of ammonium nitrate explosion would be about a 0.4 kiloton TNT explosion

which is a lot
Posted by lord garth 2020-08-05 07:02||   2020-08-05 07:02|| Front Page Top

#9 Not even close.
Posted by Procopius2k 2020-08-05 07:11||   2020-08-05 07:11|| Front Page Top

#10 News reports say there was 2750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate stored in that warehouse from a seized cargo in 2013. That's more than the main 1947 Texas City explosion but the explosion was less powerful since in the Texas City explosion, the cargo ship's hold acted like bomb case, magnifying the blast wave.
Posted by Alistaire Oppressor of the Welsh6649 2020-08-05 07:23||   2020-08-05 07:23|| Front Page Top

#11 Poor Lebanon. It was the French Riviera and Amalfi Coast combined with better beaches and skiing and gambling thrown in for good measure. Beautiful place with beautiful architecture and beautiful girls everywhere and an otherwise warm population. Then they had a vermin infestation of paleo's and Hizbo. Gradually ground down into chaos and now this. Tragic.
Posted by Cesare 2020-08-05 08:02||   2020-08-05 08:02|| Front Page Top

#12 Daily Mail has photos of the giant water filled crater.
Posted by Alistaire Oppressor of the Welsh6649 2020-08-05 08:25||   2020-08-05 08:25|| Front Page Top

#13 "Perhaps we can market Beirut Lagoon as a new tourist dive spot destination?"
Posted by Frank G 2020-08-05 09:30||   2020-08-05 09:30|| Front Page Top

#14 new estimates assuming there was some high explosives mixed in with the ammonium nitrate are close to 2.0 kilotons of TNT
Posted by lord garth 2020-08-05 10:24||   2020-08-05 10:24|| Front Page Top

#15 Hahahaha - Happy Birthday Obama. I dont believe in coincidence, follows I dont think it was a mistake that this happened on Zero's birthday. Somebody is poking fun at symbolism.

Netanyahu warned Hezbollah about their missile factories in residential Beirut neighborhoods. His 2018 UN Speech, he held up a Beirut city map with suspected missile sites and labeled right there in front of that apartment complex sitting next to the dock - dotted in red outline was one which happens to be ground zero for the explosion.

Fireworks factory (plausible deniability). Ammonia Nitrate (stuff that goes boom "might come in handy") warehouse. All proxy to a location that was ID'd in an Israeli geo-political white paper as a Hezbollah missile factory. Which was ground zero for a 4.5 Richter Scale Blast on Obama's birthday.

How's that for a string of random events.
Posted by mossomo 2020-08-05 12:13||   2020-08-05 12:13|| Front Page Top

#16 For energy yield of the blast, I found one site where the guy gives his full analysis and estimates 0.3 kiloton (same as my estimate earlier today) TNT equivalent.

I can't yet find a similar full analysis of the estimates that come out as 2 or more kilotons.

BTW, the bomb at Hiroshima was about 15 kilotons TNT equivalent.
Posted by lord garth 2020-08-05 13:06||   2020-08-05 13:06|| Front Page Top

#17 My cited Halifax Explosion was estimated at 2.9 kilotons killing 2000 if you bothered to click.
Posted by Procopius2k 2020-08-05 15:03||   2020-08-05 15:03|| Front Page Top

#18 I'm not disputing the estimate of the force of the 1917 Halifax Explosion.

I'm saying I can't find a fully described 2 or more Kiloton estimate of the 2020 Beirut explosion.
Posted by lord garth 2020-08-05 15:44||   2020-08-05 15:44|| Front Page Top

#19 Besides the ANO there was an ACTUAL 2 kt of TNT. Not an equivalent.
Posted by 3dc 2020-08-05 21:50||   2020-08-05 21:50|| Front Page Top

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