Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Beirut blast caused by Ammonium Nitrate
Evidently the tragic explosion in the port at Beirut was caused by a stock pile of Ammonium Nitrate that caught fire. It was a huge explosion and many people were killed and injured.
Ammonium Nitrate is a highly combustible fertilizer they use to make bombs. A lot easier then a pressure cooker bomb which no one except the CIA knows how to make. In Belfast they used to fill a car full of fertilizer and detonate it. Potassium Nitrate aka saltpeter is also a catalyst which helps things burn. It is the active ingredient in gunpowder.
As far as I know the troubles in Beirut have settled down completely from what it was like back in the /80's. Except for the CIA's drug trafficking of course. That never stops. Just ask Major McKee.
Update: Another view of the fire before the massive explosion from a little further away.