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Huge blast in Beirut

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Alchopwn

Someone got the date wrong.  The 75th Anniversary of Hiroshima was on the 6th August, not the 5th.  Typical M.E. organization.  They will probably blame the international date line or something.

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Peter B
1 hour ago, Alchopwn said:

Someone got the date wrong.  The 75th Anniversary of Hiroshima was on the 6th August, not the 5th.  Typical M.E. organization.  They will probably blame the international date line or something.

Um, LOL? But I find it pretty sobering that the explosion appears to have had about a tenth of the explosive power of each of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs.

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Alchopwn
On 8/10/2020 at 8:03 PM, Peter B said:

Um, LOL? But I find it pretty sobering that the explosion appears to have had about a tenth of the explosive power of each of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs.

Typical.

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Peter B
1 hour ago, Alchopwn said:

Typical.

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Typical what?

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Alchopwn
On 8/17/2020 at 9:07 PM, Peter B said:

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Typical what?

Typical bad organization.  You should try getting a Lebanese travel agent off their ****.  The whole country is so badly organized that they let Iranian Terrorists run everything because they were too lazy, and they STILL couldn't organize a real nuke.

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RoofGardener
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19 minutes ago, Alchopwn said:

Typical bad organization.  You should try getting a Lebanese travel agent off their ****.  The whole country is so badly organized that they let Iranian Terrorists run everything because they were too lazy, and they STILL couldn't organize a real nuke.

Indeed. The PLO has a LOT to answer for when it destabalised Lebannon back in the 70's and 80's, leading to the Syrian intervention, and forty years of occupation by Syria, and the rise of Hezbollah, massive political instability, and the increasing Iranian involvement. 

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Eldorado

The blast that devastated large parts of Beirut in August was one of the biggest non-nuclear explosions in history, experts say.

The Sheffield University, UK, team says a best estimate for the yield is 500 tons of TNT equivalent, with a reasonable upper limit of 1.1 kilotons.

This puts it at around one-twentieth of the size of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, in 1945.

The team mapped how the shockwave propagated through the city.

Report with video at the BBC: Link

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15 hours ago, Eldorado said:

The team mapped how the shockwave propagated through the city.

The Israelis have pointed out several Hizballah arms storage sites that are situated near gas stations, schools and residential neighborhoods.

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RoofGardener

They're not having much luck in Beirut's port. There has just been a huge fire there , which started in a warehouse storing cooking oil, and spread to an adjacent Tyre store. You couldn't make this stuff up ! 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-54100251

The fire also took out a warehouse full of Red Cross food parcels.  

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