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Beirut - who done it?   Futility Folder:Politics

Started Aug-4 by yotsubishi (ToraMori); 739 views.
Boomslang (DaveP8)

From: Boomslang (DaveP8)

Aug-4

My condolences to all the victims.  I suppose it's a bit early, but here we go.

 

 

 

Dave P

No, they would have used a nuke.
Boomslang (DaveP8)

From: Boomslang (DaveP8)

Aug-4

It looked like a suitcase nuke.

 

Dave P

That high a yield with chemicals would require a very large bomb. Bigger than the OKC truck bomb. I heard the theory that a munitions warehouse was blown up but that would probably be a several explosions. But I’ve heard no reports of radioactivity. Beirut is a port city so maybe a ship bomb. Which means we could get one. We should inspect ships under some flags long before they reach port.
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Art.. (ArtMBGolf)

From: Art.. (ArtMBGolf)

Aug-4

In a tweet on the Lebanese presidential account, the material was identified as ammonium nitrate, citing Prime Minister Hassan Diab as saying, "It is unacceptable that a shipment of ammonium nitrate estimated at 2,750 tons has been present for six years in a warehouse without taking preventive measures that endanger the safety of citizens."

In a domestic terrorism case that shook America, Timothy McVeigh killed 168 people by creating a bomb from two tons of ammonium nitrate mixed with fuel oil to blow up the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City in 1995.

Boomslang (DaveP8)

From: Boomslang (DaveP8)

Aug-5

That might explain the size of the blast!

 

Dave P

Yield estimate was about 2.2 kT TNT, about 1/10 Hiroshima.
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