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    Beruit...wtf?

    That explosion was HUGE.....can't wait to hear the story behind this one...

    Looked like they dropped another "little boy".
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    just heard that the military was storing materials there...

    Will the finger pointing begin before the funerals?

    What an awful situation.
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    it really did seem a little quiet in the middle east lately...... my hearts goes out to the lebanese. this probably isn't going to be good

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    and syrian civilians

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    "We don't beat the reaper by living longer, we beat the reaper by living well and living fully." - Randy Pausch

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    Something akin to the 2013 Texas fertilizer plant explosion is a lot more likely than a nuclear bomb.

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    i'd agree, and current running story is "confiscated high explosives", but being so close to port makes me wonder about a terror attack...

    Who knows? All I know is that WAS NOT a "fireworks factory". That shock wave cloud was huge and reports of the explosion being heard 150 miles away...
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    Quote Originally Posted by uglymoney View Post
    hit twitter with the beruit search and you'll see lots of other angles, further away the better...its insane....
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    I heard ammonium nitrate stockpile


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    Quote Originally Posted by Skidog View Post
    hit twitter with the beruit search and you'll see lots of other angles, further away the better...its insane....
    Yeah did that. Dude driving a car got hammered.https://twitter.com/air_intel/status...813838337?s=20

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    Quote Originally Posted by uglymoney View Post
    Facility already on fire and no "flash," definitely stockpiled ammonium nitrate/conventional explosives/rocket fuel/etc. and not nuclear.

    Still absolutely fucking crazy. Makes the 1988 PEPCON explosion look tame


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    Quote Originally Posted by uglymoney View Post
    Yeah did that. Dude driving a car got hammered.https://twitter.com/air_intel/status...813838337?s=20
    "There i was, just driving along...."

    Man, I hope the death toll doesn't get massive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dantheman View Post
    Facility already on fire and no "flash," definitely stockpiled ammonium nitrate/conventional explosives/rocket fuel/etc. and not nuclear.

    Still absolutely fucking crazy. Makes the 1988 PEPCON explosion look tame

    I hope you all got that I really didn't think it was nuclear. We would for sure know if it was..just such a huge explosion.

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    Can't stop watching the explosions from different angles. Those poor people

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skidog View Post
    I hope you all got that I really didn't think it was nuclear.
    No, you made that clear. Just anticipating the inevitable wave of morons who think that only nuclear weapons can produce a visible shock wave and mushroom cloud.

    Man, the death toll is going to be huge. Any word on how the initial fire started?

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    I am shocked and blown away that that amount of explosives was all kept in one place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MakersTeleMark View Post
    I am shocked and blown away that that amount of explosives was all kept in one place.
    I take it you've never been to the middle east.
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    Antimatter weapon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uglymoney View Post
    Yeah did that. Dude driving a car got hammered.https://twitter.com/air_intel/status...813838337?s=20
    Holy shit!
    And I guess that I just don't know

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    You can see ammo clearly cooking off in this version right before the big boom.

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    Lebanese President Michel Aoun has said that it is "unacceptable" that 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate were stored in a warehouse for six years without safety measures, according to statements published on the presidency's Twitter account.

    Aoun pledged that those responsible would face the "harshest punishments".

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    Wonder what harsh punishment means?


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    Quote Originally Posted by MakersTeleMark View Post
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    Works out to about ~1 KT TNT equivalent: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TNT_equivalent

    Or, 1/20th of the Nagasaki bomb. Really puts the destructive power of nukes in perspective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toadman View Post
    You can see ammo clearly cooking off in this version right before the big boom.

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1290750390296879106
    Yeah I've seen 1 or 2 vids where it looks like "firecrackers" popping off near the fire. Might be why initial reports were fireworks factory. I'll bet it was munitions too.
    Again news said confiscated high explosives from a ship or something. Maybe it was all still sitting in the ship as why it was all in one place..could've been brought there knowing it would be confiscated and the set on fire...who the hell can ever tell this early?

    Very sad no matter the cause. Just insane.

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