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Old 08-04-2020, 09:41 AM
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Default Massive explosion in Beirut

Check this out. Just in. Big Bang.
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That's not going to buff out... Holy cow.
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Building was already on fire, some sort of chemical plant?
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There's a few better quality videos at the link below that show a bunch of fireworks going off and one report said it was a fireworks factory near the port that had been burning for a while before the big bang. Can't imagine what would have caused the big boom though. Fuel storage at the port?

https://www.barstoolsports.com/blog/...sion-in-beirut
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I'm sure it was a "fireworks" factory!

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Originally Posted by SirFer View Post
There's a few better quality videos at the link below that show a bunch of fireworks going off and one report said it was a fireworks factory near the port that had been burning for a while before the big bang. Can't imagine what would have caused the big boom though. Fuel storage at the port?

https://www.barstoolsports.com/blog/...sion-in-beirut
If the reports of a fireworks company are correct, the fire was probably burning through product until it hit the dry powder storage and then BOOM.
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lots of videos on twitter wow!
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"Fireworks" or weapons cache. Lots of reasons for a certain country to be worried about the outcome of our Nov elections.
Quite a few "mysterious" explosions have happened in Iran the past month also.

Or, it could be a legit fireworks factory. I always thought most folks in the Middle East celebrated with AK-47s?!?
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The third Twitter video in this article shows what looks like fireworks going off during the fire, then the big boom occurs. Sorry, I dont know how to link Twitter videos directly.

https://www.indiatoday.in/world/stor...809-2020-08-04

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That's what my fireworks display this 4th of July looked like. Always like to save the biggest bang for the grand finale.
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Man, that looks like a Mk83 going off!
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its fireworks storage
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Those kids in Beirut blow up so quickly.
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Originally Posted by SirFer View Post
There's a few better quality videos at the link below that show a bunch of fireworks going off and one report said it was a fireworks factory near the port that had been burning for a while before the big bang. Can't imagine what would have caused the big boom though. Fuel storage at the port?

https://www.barstoolsports.com/blog/...sion-in-beirut
If you look at the third video it looks as if the cars are flipped toward the where the explosion took place. Would it suck in objects?
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Lebanese general claiming it was 'confiscated high explosives.' Why not store your HE in a fireworks factory? But what HE is set off by fire? Isn't that what blasting caps are for?
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DAMN....that is CRAZY huge.
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So many players in the sand box who knows what really happened and why. I am pretty sure Ghislaine Maxwell was staying there.
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At the :11 to :12 second mark... Look at the buildings and roofs flying through the air... OMG that is horrid.
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Originally Posted by r.waddill View Post
So many players in the sand box who knows what really happened and why. I am pretty sure Ghislaine Maxwell was staying there.
I'll bet someone in Mossad knows what happened.

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