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"It reminds Hiroshima": in Beirut they spoke about the explosion and tentatively named the reason

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"It reminds Hiroshima": in Beirut they spoke about the explosion and tentatively named the reason

Lebanese authorities have declared the country's capital a disaster zone. As Voennoye Obozreniye has already reported, on August 4, a huge explosion of power thundered in the port of Beirut. Since it all started with the appearance of smoke, the explosion that followed hit many cameras of mobile phones and was immediately in different angles.


As local residents write on social networks, the explosion was so powerful that it demolished concrete structures as if they were paper. An entire area of ​​Beirut was turned into scorched ruins by the explosion.

At the moment, the preliminary reason for such a powerful explosion that shook Beirut has been announced.



The Lebanese government says that about 2,7 thousand tons of one of the types of saltpeter exploded in the port of the capital. According to some reports, we are talking about ammonium nitrate. It was noted that the explosion thundered during welding.

From the report:

Workers were filling holes in the structure through which the abduction could take place. Then an explosive detonation occurred.

But the American president does not consider the explosion in the port of Beirut a tragic accident. According to Donald Trump, he, like a number of American generals, adheres to the version that this was an attack.

Trump:

This is not a production explosion. This is a terrible attack. We are ready to render assistance to Lebanon.

Meanwhile, a report was released on CNN, where, citing sources at the Pentagon, literally the following was stated:

The information about the attack on Beirut is untrue. We don't know what the president is talking about. If someone decided to carry out such a large-scale terrorist attack on Lebanon, then the US troops would already be on alert in the region.


Marwan Abboud, commenting on what happened in the Lebanese capital, could not hold back his tears. According to him, "it is reminiscent of Hiroshima and Nagasaki."

Head of the Lebanese capital:

I've never seen destruction on this scale.


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  1. Victor_B
    Victor_B 5 August 2020 07: 22
    11
    Fucked up notably!
    2500 tons of ammonium nitrate ...
    Georgian, by the way. Cofiskat. 6,5 years could not get anywhere from the port.
    With a very high degree of probability, the cause of the large-scale explosion was a Georgian cargo of ammonium nitrate / ammonium nitrate, which had been stored in the port of Beirut since the end of 2013. This information was confirmed by the Prime Minister of Lebanon.
    1. Ilshat
      Ilshat 5 August 2020 07: 27
      +3
      This is not the first or second such explosion.
      Was it really impossible to transport this "confiscated" to another place ?!
      1. Bashkirkhan
        Bashkirkhan 5 August 2020 08: 15
        24
        Quote: Ilshat
        Was it really impossible to transport this "confiscated" to another place ?!

        Arabs. They hoped for Allah. But it seems that even Allah became afraid and he stopped looking at that warehouse
        1. Ilshat
          Ilshat 5 August 2020 08: 17
          18
          Trust in Allah, and tie the camel!
          1. mikh-korsakov
            mikh-korsakov 5 August 2020 08: 38
            +3
            Allah has many other things to do, so his hands simply do not reach the warehouses.
            1. For example
              For example 5 August 2020 09: 09
              16
              My condolences to all residents of Beirut.
              Terrible explosion.
              Tragedy.
              The child seems to be crying.
              Scary.

              How many ghouls on this site.

              Quote: Victor_B
              Fucked up notably!

              Quote: Ilshat
              Really it was impossible

              Quote: Ilshat
              Trust in Allah, but a camel

              Quote: mikh-korsakov
              Allah has many other things to do

              Quote: Maz
              It only remained to choose the moment to achieve the maximum desired effect.

              Quote: Narak-zempo
              And after all, such a mess was going on that it could blow at any moment.

              Quote: Narak-zempo
              It is possible that the Ukrainian trough transported



              The Russian soul is clearly in short supply here.
              1. Ilshat
                Ilshat 5 August 2020 09: 50
                -8
                Where does the Russian soul come from for absolutely non-Russians?
                There are at least a quarter of them in Russia, if with migrants ...
      2. NIKN
        NIKN 5 August 2020 10: 58
        +4
        Quote: Ilshat
        Was it really impossible to transport this "confiscated" to another place ?!

        You can't take it to the desert, and warehouses for such a volume are just in ports. It is unlikely that someone would have thought of building a separate warehouse in the desert somewhere, not profitable at all, under this confiscated property.
      3. cormorant
        cormorant 5 August 2020 17: 30
        +6
        About 10 years ago, he worked on a ship that unloaded a cargo of chlorine in Latakia, Syria. Chlorine was 20 feet. container-tanks and is considered a particularly dangerous cargo. Damage to just one container would have covered Latakia with a toxic cloud. In general, after what I saw while on watch, I am no longer surprised by anything. Arabs in flip flops on forklifts pushed, threw and dragged these containers with forklift forks just on the edge. Safety engineering and the Arabs are basically not compatible.
    2. Victor_B
      Victor_B 5 August 2020 07: 31
      +9
      In 2013, the Lebanese authorities arrested a ship that was carrying 2750 tons of ammonium nitrate, the cargo was sent from Batumi to Mozambique on September 23, 2013, and on October 15, 2013, was arrested in Lebanon.
      A technical malfunction occurred on the ship at sea, as a result of which the ship entered Beirut for repairs.
      The crew of the ship fled and the owner did not make any efforts to pay for the repair and return the ship. As a result, the cargo was arrested and went to the Lebanese. Since 2014, it has been in a warehouse in the port of Beirut.
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    4. Maz
      Maz 5 August 2020 07: 46
      17
      It turns out that everyone knew about this cargo, only the lazy one was not aware of it since 2013. Excellent and ideal conditions for the preparation of a sabotage action. It only remained to choose the moment to achieve the maximum desired effect. And instantly the states burst into tears and want to help? Oh, I don't believe in such coincidences.
      1. Insurgent
        Insurgent 5 August 2020 07: 58
        +7
        Photo of the consequences.









        The explosion in the port of Beirut was heard in Cyprus at a distance of over 235 kilometers.
        1. Insurgent
          Insurgent 5 August 2020 08: 15
          +5
          The city is severely damaged within a 3 miles (4,8 km) radius of the epicenter.
          Less severe damage within a 5 mile (8 km) radius.
          Windows in houses were knocked out within a radius of 8 kilometers.
          The explosion itself was felt within a radius of 25 kilometers from the epicenter.

          And as previously wrote, the sound of a distant explosion was heard even in Cyprus, at a distance of more than 235 km ...







        2. dauria
          dauria 5 August 2020 15: 01
          +7
          And this is 1947. USA. Texas City. All one to one. Ammonium nitrate, paper containers. About 3 thousand tons. Fire aboard the Grankan steamer during loading. And an explosion. Nothing remained of the ship and the fire brigade.
      2. Narak-zempo
        Narak-zempo 5 August 2020 08: 30
        -3
        Quote: Maz
        Excellent and ideal conditions for preparing a sabotage action

        And after all, such a mess was going on that they could fuck at any moment. So now it will not work to catch the organizers by the star-pecked hand.
        1. Pereira
          Pereira 5 August 2020 08: 53
          +1
          Starting from 11 seconds, a series of small explosions is visible. Then he detonated the entire load.
          It looks like a sabotage.
          1. syndicalist
            syndicalist 5 August 2020 11: 24
            10
            Small preliminary explosions are typical for dust explosions. I myself have seen a micro-version of such an explosion. We performed welding work on a grain silo. One of the molten droplets fell on a pile of grain dust. A small flash - a larger cloud of dust - another flash that threw up all the heaps of dust that were in the workshop - burst out so that it took out all the tape glazing around the workshop perimeter.
          2. Eragon
            Eragon 5 August 2020 13: 01
            +2
            Quote: Pereira
            Starting from 11 seconds, a series of small explosions is visible. Then he detonated the entire load.
            It looks like a sabotage.

            It looks like, but not sabotage. Here is what I found:
            "Explosions of pure ammonium nitrate can be caused, in addition to the action of detonators, by the thermal decomposition of salt in an enclosed space. In this case, gaseous decomposition products (NOg), apparently, serve as catalysts for further decomposition, leading to an explosion. ... It explodes under by the action of a detonator or when heated in an enclosed space above 230 ° C. " (C)
            And there was welding work.
      3. Ilshat
        Ilshat 5 August 2020 08: 44
        +1
        Quote: Maz
        Excellent and ideal conditions for the preparation of a sabotage action.

        But how did they combine the timing of the action with the welding work ?!
        They, most likely, were not planned, they were not reported - routine - saw a hole, decided to brew ...
        There is probably nothing left of the welders, and there are no suicide bombers among Jews!
        Neeeaaa - Jews are not needed in a mess.
      4. siberalt
        siberalt 5 August 2020 09: 25
        +3
        Saltpeter itself does not burn, but it is an excellent oxidizing agent. In order for an explosion to occur, it is necessary to add some kind of dispersed fuel, and in considerable quantities, plus arrange a detonation with an explosive. However, under some conditions, nitrate can detonate itself if its mass reaches a critical volume. Half a century ago there was a case with a Japanese superbarge transporting ammonium nitrate. It exploded so that nothing remained of the barge with the crew.
        1. tanit
          tanit 5 August 2020 10: 42
          +4
          Dynamons are a mixture of ammonium nitrate with combustible additives such as sawdust, pine bark, peat, etc.
          Ammonals are ammonites or dynamons, to which aluminum powder is added, which significantly increases the energy of explosive transformation, bringing this explosive closer to TNT in explosive characteristics.
          Igdanites - mixtures of ammonium nitrate with petroleum products such as diesel fuel, fuel oil, crude oil
          Well, ammonite is a mixture with TNT.
    5. Narak-zempo
      Narak-zempo 5 August 2020 08: 27
      -21 qualifying.
      Quote: Victor_B
      Georgian, by the way

      It is possible that a Ukrainian trough was transported under the flag of some Panama.
      Subversive activity is evident - both in Khabarovsk and here.
      And it would seem, what does it have to do with it Luzhkov Tel Aviv?
      1. Most kind
        Most kind 5 August 2020 08: 48
        -1
        I have never met Saledov with Silithra in Khabarovsk
        1. Narak-zempo
          Narak-zempo 5 August 2020 08: 49
          -9
          Quote: Most Kind
          I have never met Saledov with Silithra in Khabarovsk

          But the Svidomo and Georgian provocateurs who incited the protest were caught there.
          1. Most kind
            Most kind 5 August 2020 08: 53
            0
            Well, the Georgian one is with a big pressure, since he previously broadcast a desperate housebuilder and a weather forecast on a local TV, I can say with the same aspect that the falcons are an American spy, since for some reason he quickly changed into an American citizen from the United States, don't you think ?
            1. Most kind
              Most kind 5 August 2020 08: 54
              -1
              And at the expense of Svidomo, something is not very good, the nightingale, besides, the agent sent along with Brilev, one Italian, another Englishman
              1. Narak-zempo
                Narak-zempo 5 August 2020 08: 59
                -3
                https://m.politnavigator.news/protesty-v-khabarovskom-krae-obnaruzhen-ukrainskijj-sled.html
                1. Most kind
                  Most kind 5 August 2020 09: 11
                  -2
                  I can advise you to smoke less, if the organizers were tired, they would have been transplanted a long time ago, adm arrest, and so there is no trial, they still go out, less because the rain of the sabak is bored and the summer is over, the poplars are flying around, it's cool in the rain, and also work, but on Saturdays there are much more people, so you can write anything, but who will believe? In our country, something ep is out of competition, they are even released for murder, well, the statute of limitations is there, but Furgal was unlucky, he was obviously working for people, there is also Amurstal, well, there are shares, in short, everything is confused, look on the Internet, there are many there is, as they say, trust but check, I don't know everything either, I can also mislead, but our crown did not take off after the rallies
                  1. Narak-zempo
                    Narak-zempo 5 August 2020 10: 33
                    -6
                    Quote: Most Kind
                    I can advise you to smoke less

                    I smoke very high quality buds - everything that comes to mind under them turns out to be true.
      2. Narak-zempo
        Narak-zempo 5 August 2020 18: 27
        -1
        I didn’t think that there are so many poop, rodents and “God's chosen” (judging by the number of minuses).
    6. Vol4ara
      Vol4ara 5 August 2020 09: 50
      -3
      Quote: Victor_B
      Fucked up notably!
      2500 tons of ammonium nitrate ...
      Georgian, by the way. Cofiskat. 6,5 years could not get anywhere from the port.
      With a very high degree of probability, the cause of the large-scale explosion was a Georgian cargo of ammonium nitrate / ammonium nitrate, which had been stored in the port of Beirut since the end of 2013. This information was confirmed by the Prime Minister of Lebanon.

      Once upon a time, saltpeter already washed the port in America from the surface, along with the city. I don’t understand one thing, in order to detonate saltpeter, you need a detonator and aluminum powder, if you just throw it into the fire, there will be nothing
    7. igor67
      igor67 5 August 2020 10: 34
      0
      .

      ... This is from a video that was sent to me on WhatsApp, the workers were filming while the first small explosion
    8. Oquzyurd
      Oquzyurd 5 August 2020 12: 27
      +2
      The explosive substance, which is used as a fertilizer, was confiscated in September 2014 from the ship Rhosus, owned by Russian businessman Igor Grechushkin, who lived in Cyprus. The ship broke down during a voyage from Georgia to Africa, was repaired in the port of Beirut, but the cost of repair seemed to Grechushkin unbearable, and it turned out to be cheaper for him to abandon both Rhosus and the cargo on board. Since then, the saltpeter was stored in the port until a disaster struck.
  2. Pessimist22
    Pessimist22 5 August 2020 07: 24
    +8
    Ammonium nitrate detonates from an explosion and not from fire. I personally do not exclude the possibility that some of the neighbors (you know who) learned about the stored saltpeter and helped the development of events.
    1. Ilshat
      Ilshat 5 August 2020 07: 33
      -1
      There is an apparent contradiction between the statistics of destructive explosions involving ammonium nitrate and the explosive properties of this material, as determined by standard tests.
      Pure ammonium nitrate does not burn under normal conditions and has a very low susceptibility to normal mechanical and thermal influences.
      So far it has not been possible to excite the detonation of ammonium nitrate otherwise than by transferring detonation from another explosive.
      The causes of emergency explosions involving large masses of ammonium nitrate should most likely be sought in changes in the usual behavior of ammonium nitrate.
      These changes can be a consequence of various chemical or physical factors associated, for example, with the presence of active additives, particle size reduction, etc., and lead to an acceleration of the initial phase of the explosion development.

      All explosions with stale, seized, saltpeter.
    2. PSih2097
      PSih2097 5 August 2020 07: 43
      +7
      Quote: Pessimist22
      Ammonium nitrate detonates from an explosion and not from fire. I personally do not exclude the possibility that some of the neighbors (you know who) learned about the stored saltpeter and helped the development of events.

      in general, the cause of the explosion could be a violation of storage rules.
      The explosiveness of granular nitrate increases with an increase in its moisture content and with temperature extremes leading to recrystallization, but an explosion should be feared when it comes to very large volumes of nitrate of several tons.
    3. vch62388
      vch62388 5 August 2020 07: 48
      +5
      A large volume of ammonium nitrate for an explosion will require a fairly uniform heating of all 3000 tons. This is completely real only in the event of a fire. For example, in a nearby pyrotechnics warehouse (first sounded version). You yourself know who most likely did not have a hand. Hezbollah denies their trace. It is possible that under the saltpeter they kept something not very legal for transfer to someone not very law-abiding, well, it happened ...
      1. Pessimist22
        Pessimist22 5 August 2020 08: 25
        +3
        Perhaps we can only put forward versions, but how it was in fact is not yet clear.
      2. Pavel73
        Pavel73 5 August 2020 08: 34
        +8
        One of the videos prior to the explosion shows fire, smoke and flashes of something. Perhaps the pyrotechnics really served as a detonator. A similar disaster happened in Germany, in 1921, at the BASF chemical plant, in the city of Oppau. With the help of small explosions (cardboard tubes with black powder), thousands of tons of caked ammonium nitrate were crushed. But the contractor decided to save money and used more powerful explosives with berthollet salt. 12000 tons of saltpeter were thrown, the plant and the city were demolished, 500 dead, thousands of wounded and homeless.
      3. Narak-zempo
        Narak-zempo 5 August 2020 08: 36
        -2
        Quote: vch62388
        You yourself know who most likely did not have a hand

        Fresh tradition ...
    4. Vitaly gusin
      Vitaly gusin 5 August 2020 08: 35
      +8
      Quote: Pessimist22
      I personally do not exclude the possibility that some of the neighbors (you know who)

      And one of the neighbors (you know who), three hospitals offered medical assistance to thousands of Lebanese who suffered as a result of the powerful explosions in Beirut, and also offered humanitarian aid to Lebanon. Three hospitals said they were providing their services. Ziv Medical Center, Rambam Medical Center, Sheba Medical Center also offered assistance and said they would accept the wounded.
      1. AllBiBek
        AllBiBek 5 August 2020 11: 15
        +2
        - A neighboring neighbor offered his help, doctors, and hospitals to civilians injured in the explosion ...
        - Damned Donetsk separatists shelling peaceful cities, the hand of the Kremlin!
        - This is Israel and Lebanon after the explosion in Beirut.
        - A worthy deed! High standards of humanism! An example for everyone!
  3. Lipchanin
    Lipchanin 5 August 2020 07: 24
    -2
    But the American president does not consider the explosion in the port of Beirut a tragic accident. According to Donald Trump, he, like a number of American generals, adheres to the version that this was an attack.

    Trumpushka in his repertoire. Just to blurt out
    The information about the attack on Beirut is untrue. We don't know what the president is talking about. If someone decided to carry out such a large-scale terrorist attack on Lebanon, then the US troops would already be on alert in the region.
  4. Tank jacket
    Tank jacket 5 August 2020 07: 28
    +3
    Trump knows something and voiced it. The Pentagon has denied and this is not the first denial from the people of Clinton ... Trump and the Pentagon often confront each other.
    1. halpat
      halpat 5 August 2020 08: 00
      0
      Quote: Tank jacket
      Trump knows something and voiced it. The Pentagon has denied and this is not the first denial from the people of Clinton ... Trump and the Pentagon often confront each other.

      Trump knows that he needs to say something :)) so he voiced the first thing that came across :))
      He often does that. Did not notice?
      1. Tank jacket
        Tank jacket 5 August 2020 08: 41
        0
        The influential Trump team knows that this was an attack, and told him to voice this information, and the Clintonoid team did not like it, which means they are the Clintonoids and Biden ...
        1. BDRM 667
          BDRM 667 5 August 2020 09: 09
          -1
          Quote: Tank jacket
          The influential Trump team knows that this was an attack, and told him to voice this information, and the Clintonoid team did not like it, which means they are the Clintonoids and Biden ...

          Is there a dual power in the United States, and Trump was "ridden on a crooked mare" by the Clintonoids and Biden?
          1. Tank jacket
            Tank jacket 5 August 2020 09: 46
            +2
            There is dual power in the United States. There is a so-called. deep state. All media are controlled by Democrats from the Clinton-Biden group of financial international with a liberal ideology ... Trump represents industrialists, isolationist conservatives.
            Is the confrontation between the Trump group and the Clinton group news to you?
            1. BDRM 667
              BDRM 667 5 August 2020 09: 53
              +1
              Quote: Tank jacket
              Is the confrontation between the Trump group and the Clinton group news to you?

              Within the statescertainly not news. But here is what you attribute to this group the activity (special operation) outside the USA, which he supposedly knows about, but does not prevent (for some reason request ) Trump is really new yes
              1. Tank jacket
                Tank jacket 5 August 2020 10: 01
                0
                This happened more than once under Trump, he still has not dealt with deep state to the end. Black lives matter confirmation of this ... In one state they managed to fine the National Guard for restoring order.
                1. BDRM 667
                  BDRM 667 5 August 2020 10: 06
                  +1
                  Quote: Tank jacket
                  This happened more than once under Trump, he still has not dealt with deep state to the end. Black lives matter confirmation of this ...

                  IT INSIDE THE COUNTRY

                  Manipulation by the military and special services in use outside the United States, for the "Clintonoids" and others like them - out of their reach.

                  And if they even tried to throw something out of the way without Trump's knowledge, it was immediately turned against them ...
                  1. Tank jacket
                    Tank jacket 5 August 2020 10: 14
                    -1
                    HERE FOR YOU OUTSIDE THE COUNTRY ... wassat
                    On the withdrawal of troops from Germany and Afghanistan ...
                    -------
                    According to the newspaper, the White House believes that the head of the Pentagon Mark Esper and the chairman of the US Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milli, are deliberately using the policy of "bureaucratic intransigence" to prevent Trump from withdrawing some of his troops from Germany.

                    “If they really find the president’s desire to redeploy our forces so repulsive that they cannot survive it, then they must act with dignity and resign,” said a source in the US presidential administration.

                    “Whatever you think about the specific aspects of the withdrawal of troops from Germany, there is nothing heroic in deliberately ignoring the expressed intentions of the president,” a source in the White House emphasized.

                    A similar process, the publication continues, is taking place with regard to the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan. The White House intends to remove most - if not all - of the American military from the Central Asian republic by the November elections, but the Pentagon is also hampering this process.

                    At the same time, according to Politico, the American command "was taken by surprise by the decision to withdraw troops from Germany."
                    1. BDRM 667
                      BDRM 667 5 August 2020 10: 17
                      +1
                      Quote: Tank jacket
                      Outside ...
                      On the withdrawal of troops from Germany and Afghanistan ...
                      -------
                      According to the newspaper, the White House believes that the head of the Pentagon Mark Esper and the chairman of the US Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milli, are deliberately using the policy of "bureaucratic intransigence" to prevent Trump from withdrawing some of his troops from Germany.


                      So this is intrigue within states with an attempt to at least somehow complicate Trump's life.

                      But you yourself see - in vain.
  5. Kot_Kuzya
    Kot_Kuzya 5 August 2020 07: 30
    -12 qualifying.
    Israel, of course, has nothing to do with it am
    1. Ilshat
      Ilshat 5 August 2020 07: 36
      0
      You cannot exclude them, of course ...
      But there is also statistics - this is just one of a series of similar explosions, in different years, in different countries ...
      1. Dym71
        Dym71 5 August 2020 09: 45
        +2
        Quote: Ilshat
        this is just one of a series of similar explosions, in different years, in different countries ...

        So yes, so, perhaps not, however:
        - Senya, can you speak for Abram?
        - Oh, I know Abram poorly from the good side.
        1. Ilshat
          Ilshat 5 August 2020 09: 56
          0
          He said crookedly, right?
          Okay, otherwise - the probability of Jewish participation is not zero, but small, the probability of an accident due to violations during storage and production of work is close to unity.
          1. Dym71
            Dym71 5 August 2020 10: 04
            +1
            Quote: Ilshat
            He said crookedly, right?

            Okay, I'm talking about something else:
            If there is no water in the tap ... (c)


  6. Insurgent
    Insurgent 5 August 2020 07: 30
    +3
    "It reminds Hiroshima": in Beirut they spoke about the explosion and tentatively named the reason

    The previously announced reason for the explosion is as follows:

    With a very high degree of probability, the cause of the large-scale explosion was a cargo of ammonium nitrate / ammonium nitrate from Georgia, which had been stored in the port of Beirut since the end of 2013. This was stated by the Prime Minister of Lebanon.

    Back in 2013, the Lebanese authorities arrested a ship that was carrying 2750 tons of ammonium nitrate.
    The cargo was sent from Batumi to Mozambique on September 23, 2013 and on October 15, 2013, was arrested in Lebanon.
    A technical malfunction occurred on the ship at sea, as a result of which the ship entered Beirut for repairs.
    The crew of the ship fled and the owner did not make any efforts to pay for the repair and return the ship. As a result, the cargo was arrested and went to the Lebanese. Since 2014, it has been in a warehouse in the port of Beirut.

    The cargo to the territory of Lebanon was "delivered" by the ship "Rhosus", the owner of which at that time was a citizen of the Russian Federation Igor Grechushkin, who lives in Cyprus.
    At the time of the seizure of the cargo (which was abandoned by the owner), there were only 1 citizen of the Russian Federation and 3 citizens of Ukraine on board. It is noteworthy that in
    the specified 6-year-old material indicated the potential explosion hazard of the cargo.



    In the evening after the incident, Beirut was declared a disaster zone.

    It is noted that the destroyed granary in the port of Beirut saved a lot of lives by taking on part of the blow - if not for this obstacle, there would have been much more casualties south of the epicenter of the explosion. According to various estimates, up to 200-250 thousand people lived in the area affected by the explosion.
    However, the number of victims is huge and this number is constantly increasing. There is no need to talk about the colossal damage to the Lebanese capital. Lebanon, in an economic crisis, will find it extremely difficult to recover from this blow without serious international assistance. It is also worth noting that Lebanon is under US sanctions.

    Based on this, it is worth noting the statement of Trump, who believes that the explosion in Beirut was the result of a bomb explosion and it was an attack, citing the opinion of unnamed Pentagon generals, who, according to Trump, do not consider the explosion "industrial."


    Based on materials from LJ Colonel Cassad
  7. alma
    alma 5 August 2020 07: 33
    14
    According to Donald Trump, he, like a number of American generals, adheres to the version that it was an attack.

    I would then say who he suspects.
    1. halpat
      halpat 5 August 2020 08: 08
      +1
      Quote: alma
      According to Donald Trump, he, like a number of American generals, adheres to the version that it was an attack.

      I would then say who he suspects.

      So there are 4 options, even 5 :)
      That's what the first thing that comes to his mind, or rather the tongue, will say :)
      I list: China, North Korea, Russia, Iran and Assad.
      Why and how and why? - depends on the mood and degree of confusion of the explainer.
  8. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 5 August 2020 07: 35
    +8
    A sultan of white smoke a hundred meters high, while the burning was going on, everyone turned on their sotikas and began shooting from different points and distance. in Marabin Oli, it is clearly visible that at the base of the white cap of smoke, a focus of red burning and a mass of "magnesium" flashes-stars before a large red flash. Then there was a red flash, and then a volumetric explosion.
    Thus: Combustion took place in a warehouse where several types of explosives, chemicals, 2000 tons of nitrate were stored, well.
    Perhaps sabotage, possibly violation of TB, explosive storage rules.
    As local residents write on social networks, the explosion was so powerful that it demolished concrete structures as if they were paper.
    For an air blast, it is. request
  9. Free wind
    Free wind 5 August 2020 07: 52
    +3
    In this video, from this racrus, you can clearly see a lot of small flashes-explosions, then a flame bursts out, and then bada-boom.
  10. Avior
    Avior 5 August 2020 07: 53
    +7
    Nitrate has an unpleasant property - during the phase transition at a temperature of about 32 degrees, the granules are partially destroyed.
    This is dangerous in hot climates - with frequent transitions through this temperature, granular saltpeter gradually turns into dust, and this significantly increases its explosiveness.
    I think it is hot enough in Lebanon for this problem to be present, it was impossible to store saltpeter there for a long time.
    Interestingly, it was in 2013 that an additive to saltpeter was developed, which makes it unusable for explosives and did not begin to be patented so that everyone could use it.
    1. Andrey VOV
      Andrey VOV 5 August 2020 08: 26
      10
      It is very similar in ancient times that banks of elevators exploded, it was the dust from grain that became the cause and the explosions were not feeble ... in my opinion, Middle Eastern carelessness played a leading role ... and in this region any emergency triggers many conspiracy theories and other
    2. Jager
      Jager 11 August 2020 19: 40
      0
      Judging by the information, the African saltpeter customer just needed it as an explosive component.
  11. sen
    sen 5 August 2020 07: 57
    10
    There was welding work from which the pyrotechnics caught fire and saltpeter already worked from it.
    The blame for the explosion lies entirely with the Lebanese authorities - there was no need to arrest and store the saltpeter in the port. It was necessary to get rid of the dangerous cargo from Lebanon as soon as possible.
    1. AllBiBek
      AllBiBek 5 August 2020 11: 19
      0
      Take a firecracker, put it in a bag of ammonium nitrate, set it on fire, and see the result.

      You can not go far, it is almost safe.
  12. Narak-zempo
    Narak-zempo 5 August 2020 08: 38
    -2
    According to Donald Trump, he, like a number of American generals, adheres to the version that this was an attack.

    Sure. He knows it for sure.
  13. Zeev zeev
    Zeev zeev 5 August 2020 08: 46
    +4
    The official version with saltpeter and pyrotechnics has a couple of inconsistencies.
    A) The explosion occurred in a warehouse near the berths. Such warehouses are in great demand in any port and their rent is very, very expensive. Usually, transit cargo is stored in such warehouses, which, after a short storage, are either sent further by sea, or taken out by land transport. It is economically unjustified to store any cargo there for six years.
    C) The cargo of nitrate was not only arrested, but also confiscated by the decision of the court tribunal, so the Lebanese government had every right to sell it, and since the economic situation in Lebanon is very difficult, it most likely sold, and actively. So there was definitely no 2750 tons of saltpeter there.
    C) The port of Beirut has been controlled since 2008 by the terrorist organization Hezbollah, which protects the local trade union (port security, support for the demands of the union in parliament, tariffs - all this is in the power of Hezbollah).
    Conclusions (my personal findings). There was a load of pyrotechnics in the warehouse, and there was also a fire in the warehouse caused by welding. But the subsequent explosion is hardly caused by the cargo of fertilizers, but rather by the explosives stored in the port belonging to Hezbollah, especially since the headquarters of this terrorist organization is located literally half a kilometer from the port, in the middle of the Shiite region of Dahya.
    1. Bulgarian
      Bulgarian 5 August 2020 09: 24
      +6
      The headquarters is apparently completely destroyed. motive is visible
      1. Zeev zeev
        Zeev zeev 5 August 2020 09: 38
        +3
        Actually, no, it is not destroyed, although the destruction in Dahya is not weak. If I wanted to demolish the headquarters, they would close up the rocket
    2. dzvero
      dzvero 5 August 2020 09: 58
      0
      Here, most likely, only saltpeter really exploded. The ammunition depot explodes in a different way. There is only one big explosion, there is no scattering of unexploded shells, missile parts, etc. Why it exploded - in my opinion, negligence and bungling is the reason for everything and it is hardly worth looking for external interference. Although it is quite possible to present everything as sabotage from the point of view of gaining political dividends and avoiding responsibility.
      1. Zeev zeev
        Zeev zeev 5 August 2020 10: 36
        +2
        Depends on the type of ammunition and storage conditions. If all the ammunition is in one room, then there may be simultaneous detonation without subsequent explosions.
      2. unhappy
        unhappy 5 August 2020 11: 04
        +2
        Here the citizens of the neighboring country began to fuss with the mantra "Hezbollah" ...
        Watch on YouTube how ammunition depots explode in Ukraine, there are characteristic differences. Fire and smoke tracers are visible first. Ammunition scatter is found immediately.
        1. Zeev zeev
          Zeev zeev 5 August 2020 12: 45
          0
          Above, I showed a video with one big explosion during a fire in warehouses in Achinsk.
          1. Simargl
            Simargl 5 August 2020 13: 37
            0
            Quote: ZeevZeev
            Above, I showed a video with one big explosion during a fire in warehouses in Achinsk.
            Well, after it there was a "bombardment". No?
            1. Zeev zeev
              Zeev zeev 5 August 2020 16: 44
              0
              So in Achinsk, the warehouse was on a huge territory and with several buildings.
              1. Simargl
                Simargl 6 August 2020 10: 44
                0
                Even if in the same room, the ammunition does not warm up evenly, because some will detonate, and some will not immediately. And you have to clear the area.
  14. 501Legion
    501Legion 5 August 2020 09: 15
    0
    This is the most severe negligence, sorry for the people and the city.
  15. Sentinel-vs
    Sentinel-vs 5 August 2020 09: 23
    +4
    If you look at this incident without emotion, then the vulnerability of a modern city to an explosion of only 2 kilotons is indicative. What can we say about the widespread 200-300 kt warheads of modern MBRs. Scary to imagine ...
    And it's really scary if you remember the cold war monsters of 1 - 1,5 mt.
  16. pafegosoff
    pafegosoff 5 August 2020 09: 41
    +2
    "... 2,7 thousand tons of one of the types of nitrate. According to some sources, we are talking about ammonium nitrate ..."
    This is similar to the explosion of a low-yield nuclear charge (tactical option).
    In "Shirley-Myrli" the character of Lev Borisov constantly reminds Kozyulsky (Armen Dzhigarkhanyan): -A similar incident happened ...
    I also remembered similar cases one - the explosion in Texas City. "... April 16, 1947 in the port of Texas City, USA. A fire aboard the French vessel Grandcamp detonated about 2100 tons of ammonium nitrate ...". "... the number of people killed increased due to a strong fire in the city and the subsequent two explosions of ships that had a similar cargo on board.In total, as a result of this tragedy, more than one and a half thousand people died, several hundred more people went missing.The port and a significant part of the city were completely destroyed, many the factories were razed to the ground or burned. More than 1100 vehicles were damaged and 362 freight cars were defaced ,,, "(VP)
    Now about an incident that happened not far from me ... I remember it, but exactly a year later - a catastrophe is also nearby. And since the huge refrigerator was only near my house, the corpses were taken there for assembly and identification ...
    Here is an excerpt from the Tyumen media:
    - June 13, 1971. Warm summer Sunday. Day of elections to local councils of people's deputies. It seems that he could not foreshadow the residents of Jurminka except for rest and high festive mood, but in the afternoon, columns of black smoke shot up on the territory of MTM. People came running and began to fill the fire with water. There are a lot of equipment nearby, fuel tanks. The villagers rushed to save the people's property, began to clean it to a safe place, pulling the transport away with their hands. They were afraid that the gasoline would explode. Saltpeter exploded ... 150 tons were stored in an old, dilapidated barn, and the explosion shook with its monstrous force. Cobblestones and tractors flew across the Vagai River, few houses survived in the village, and its central part was wiped off the face of the earth. A crater 13 meters deep and 64 meters in diameter formed at the site of the explosion. A column of smoke and dust in the form of a mushroom, similar to the explosion of an atomic bomb, which could be seen even in the most remote corners of the region, rose hundreds of meters into the sky. The windows were knocked out in houses and neighboring villages: Vagino, Karmatskaya, Kirgintsevo. On that day, 34 people died, among them were machine operators, milkmaids, schoolchildren, several members of the election commission and two visiting builders from Belarus. There were families in which parents died. The guys from the horror of what they experienced and saw seemed to have matured, leaving their carefree childhood behind ... "
    And in Beirut, fertilizers were 15-18 times more. and the huge overcrowding of buildings.
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 5 August 2020 10: 42
      0
      In short, 2000 tons of TNT exploded in Beirut.
      1. AllBiBek
        AllBiBek 5 August 2020 11: 52
        0
        More.
        Ammonium nitrate has a higher explosiveness than TNT. Not much, but still.

        A full three kilotons.
        1. Vadim237
          Vadim237 5 August 2020 16: 17
          0
          1 kg of ammonium nitrate is equal in energy release during explosion to 800 grams of TNT.
          1. AllBiBek
            AllBiBek 5 August 2020 21: 31
            0
            This is if it is part of igdanit.
  17. fider
    fider 5 August 2020 10: 01
    -1
    https://zona.media/news/2020/08/05/beirutblast
    Read here about the explosion in Beirut.
  18. Senka naughty
    Senka naughty 5 August 2020 10: 33
    +1
    It's good if the whole thing exploded, not half, and the rest will pop up somewhere else ..
  19. Ham
    Ham 5 August 2020 11: 11
    0
    with ammonium nitrate is not the first such incident ...
    texas city, 1947 ... the ship "Grancan" loaded with 2100 tons of saltpeter exploded and blew away the city
    there was even more in Beirut, so I strongly doubt that there will be "100 dead" - no matter how many counts ... there is nothing to say about the damage - natural Hiroshima only without radiation
  20. Boratsagdiev
    Boratsagdiev 5 August 2020 11: 27
    -1
    Negligence and accident can also take place in everyday life.
    And before this incident (tragedy), "by chance" no cargo came from Iran?
    1. Zeev zeev
      Zeev zeev 5 August 2020 12: 50
      0
      If cargo came from Iran, it was not through the port. In the Red and Mediterranean Seas, the likelihood of an "accidental" check of a ship, or even a "accidental" torpedo, is too high. Iranians are afraid to carry weapons to their proxies by sea. Only by air or by land to Syria, and from there to Lebanon.
      1. Boratsagdiev
        Boratsagdiev 5 August 2020 19: 20
        0
        Yeah, they are afraid ... and being afraid they are constantly trying to stir up their port somewhere.
  21. Shahno
    Shahno 5 August 2020 11: 30
    -1
    Quote: BoratSagdiev
    Negligence and accident can also take place in everyday life.
    And before this incident (tragedy), "by chance" no cargo came from Iran?

    Even so. Believe me, all actions are already approved in advance ... using unique talents. Better than a large-scale war anyway.
  22. dgonni
    dgonni 5 August 2020 11: 34
    0
    Well, if you consider that if you apply the conversion of nitrate to TNT by applying the required coefficient, which is 0,7-0,8, then it turns out even in the minimum approximation of 1,89 Kt. which is comparable to a tactical nuclear warhead. So it's quite a small Hiroshima or Nagasaki, with the exception of radiation pollution.
  23. Babermetis
    Babermetis 5 August 2020 11: 38
    -1
    Quote: BoratSagdiev
    Negligence and accident can also take place in everyday life.
    And before this incident (tragedy), "by chance" no cargo came from Iran?


    Rather, this is due to the imminent completion of the construction of two ports on the Mediterranean coast, in the cities of Haifa and Ashdod. Chinese construction corporations are too lazy to trudge home ... They want to play one more port in the Mediterranean.
    1. Zeev zeev
      Zeev zeev 5 August 2020 12: 55
      +1
      And how exactly the construction of a port in Haifa or Ashdod (Haifa and Ashdod ports have existed and have been operating since the 1960s, but not the essence) can be connected with the port in Beirut?
      1. Simargl
        Simargl 5 August 2020 13: 43
        -1
        Quote: ZeevZeev
        And how exactly
        He wrote (cynically):
        Quote: Babermetis
        Chinese construction corporations are too lazy to trudge home ... They want to play one more port in the Mediterranean.
        This is not an accusation against Jews, actually. Don't strain yourself.
      2. Babermetis
        Babermetis 5 August 2020 17: 43
        0
        Quote: ZeevZeev
        And how exactly the construction of a port in Haifa or Ashdod (Haifa and Ashdod ports have existed and have been operating since the 1960s, but not the essence) can be connected with the port in Beirut?

        Problems of understanding what has been written?
  24. Vladimir
    Vladimir 5 August 2020 15: 17
    -1
    It is a pity for the victims, and it is sad that no one knows what the fire safety rules are.
    1. Zeev zeev
      Zeev zeev 5 August 2020 16: 18
      +1

      These are the firefighters who came to extinguish the warehouse with pyrotechnics. The exploded warehouse is right in front of them, in a few minutes it will fly into the air.
  25. yfast
    yfast 5 August 2020 17: 16
    -1
    Looking at this explosion, one would like to think a hundred times whether to start an IW if someone looked askance. Or even touched it a little. It turns out, only a couple of kilotons explosion.
  26. Radius
    Radius 5 August 2020 21: 19
    0
    Quote: siberalt
    Saltpeter itself does not burn, but it is an excellent oxidizing agent. In order for an explosion to occur, it is necessary to add some kind of dispersed fuel, and in considerable quantities, plus arrange a detonation with an explosive. However, under some conditions, nitrate can detonate itself if its mass reaches a critical volume. Half a century ago there was a case with a Japanese superbarge transporting ammonium nitrate. It exploded so that nothing remained of the barge with the crew.

    That's all right. And what if some hydrocarbons, for example, were spilled around the warehouse or inside it? The Arab mess is even stronger than the Russian one! Don't know how fertilizer warehouses take off?
  27. Virus-free crown
    Virus-free crown 5 August 2020 22: 03
    +3
    Quote: Narak-zempo
    I didn’t think that there are so many poop, rodents and “God's chosen” (judging by the number of minuses).

    If you do not want cons - follow the advice of self-kind - smoke less before writing drinks
  28. Crabong
    Crabong 7 August 2020 06: 25
    +1
    This is not a man-made disaster for sure. Someone put their little hands on any ... In order to detonate 2,7 thousand tons, it is necessary to try.