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.

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