Massive explosion rocks Beirut, national news says its “fireworks “

Obviously that was some sort of Hezbollah bomb factory/ warehouse on the Iran- Hezbollah supply line

Israel blew it up. I haven't seen any reports of fighter jets in the air prior to the blast so it must have been an operative on the ground

Israel is trying to dent that supply line all the time. They bomb factories in Iran, and hit warehouses, operatives and strategic targets in Syria, Lebanon and Iraq.

Hezbollah might retaliate soon
 
Obviously that was some sort of Hezbollah bomb factory/ warehouse on the Iran- Hezbollah supply line

Israel blew it up. I haven't seen any reports of fighter jets in the air prior to the blast so it must have been an operative on the ground

Israel is trying to dent that supply line all the time. They bomb factories in Iran, and hit warehouses, operatives and strategic targets in Syria, Lebanon and Iraq.

Hezbollah might retaliate soon

Yep the whole "accidental" ignition of "fireworks" next to a important port, that just happened to also be next to massive supply of "confiscated explosives", that were just being housed there temporarily? Come on MSM, you got to do better with the cover story.
 

Vienna

Kingfisher
Gold Member
Whole blocks annihilated in a million+ coastal capital. Must be several thousands dead.

Even after this year’s many catastrophic events this is shocking. All these videos showing the explosions from different angles are horrifyingly surreal, because they also depict the last moments of the person behind the camera. The Lebanese have suffered so much for so long already.
 

LeBeau

Ostrich
Gold Member
Nothing on Trump’s twitter feed yet. His silence is telling, not even condolences to the Lebanese people. The first story I was able to find was 6 hours ago, approximately noon EST. He is usually right on it in regards to his Twitter feed.

I would be careful in adopting this leftist shaming tactic. We don't want to live in a world where people can't even gather facts for a few hours before making statements. Let alone the demands on a man's time, we can't always respond to every local event in all the countries around the world.
 

budoslavic

Peacock
Gold Member
Obviously that was some sort of Hezbollah bomb factory/ warehouse on the Iran- Hezbollah supply line

Israel blew it up. I haven't seen any reports of fighter jets in the air prior to the blast so it must have been an operative on the ground

Israel is trying to dent that supply line all the time. They bomb factories in Iran, and hit warehouses, operatives and strategic targets in Syria, Lebanon and Iraq.

Hezbollah might retaliate soon

^ It does point to a Hezbollah's stockpiles.

U.S. funding to the LAF has been a flashpoint for some time. As Hezbollah increases its force presence on Israel’s northern border and stockpiles sophisticated Iranian-made arms, GOP leaders in Congress have pressured the Trump administration to take action. The State Department, like congressional Democrats, has championed the aid, with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo telling the Free Beacon earlier this year that funding to the LAF remains a priority. Republicans, however, view the aid as a tool to force Lebanon into ridding itself of Hezbollah’s influence.

The Countering Hezbollah in Lebanon’s Military Act of 2019 was passed out of a House committee late last week without key portions that would have conditioned U.S. aid to the LAF, effectively barring it from receiving money until it cleanses its ranks of Hezbollah forces. Outgoing representative Eliot Engel (D., N.Y.) sponsored an amendment to the bill striking all language that would have cut the LAF’s aid dollars. The final version now requires the State Department to issue a report detailing ways in which the United States can stop Hezbollah’s smuggling of arms along its border with Israel.

Tony Badran, a Lebanon expert and research fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, said Hezbollah’s recent attacks on Israel highlight the failure in America’s policy regarding the LAF.

"Hezbollah’s attempt to launch an attack on Israel from south Lebanon underscores a twin failure in Lebanon policy: unconditional support for the LAF and continued funding of the failed [United Nations] mission," Badran said. "This policy should be discarded. The U.S. should not be sending taxpayer dollars to the Hezbollah-run state in Lebanon, unconditionally underwriting the LAF, or funding a useless U.N. force."

 

Goni

Robin
I can not say if that blast was of a fireworks deposit or a munition one, at least not yet. I hope it was not a secret service made up thing and just an accident.

May the people rest in peace, may God be with them and give strengths to the relatives of the ones that have lost their lives.

Lebanon has had many sufferings before and has kept the burden of feeding millions of Syrian refugees for 10 years now, mostly without any international help.
 
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Foolsgo1d

Peacock
Secret or not, why would Lebanon stockpile munitions in the middle of a commercial district in its capital city? That defies common sense.

You probably dont have a choice with a large underground military force in your country that has the ability to kill you should you step out of line.

Israel is responsible for everything in that area and helped to create Hezbollah but that doesn't stop them from getting arms and explosives to use as a show of force.

China had the worse chemical explosion in history (covered up) and there were many residential blocks not far away. Many died. Stupid is as stupid does.
 

Goni

Robin
Not an expert in this, but it looks similar to the thermobaric bombs


Anyway, IMO, no one should hurry to give decisions or analysis.

Logistics wise, it doesn't make sense to have a munition deposit right in the middle of the port.

Only if Hezbollah leaders are dumb enough.
 
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