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A Lebanese Pastor from MTL speak about the Beirut Explosions

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by George Antonios, Aug 8, 2020.

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  1. George Antonios

    George Antonios Well-Known Member

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    What I forgot to mention in the video is that the Beirut explosions happened 3 days before the due verdict of the International Court of Justice, based in the Hague, concerning the 2005 murder of then Lebanese Prime Minister Raffic El Hariri, also via a huge bomb-blast.



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    With all due respect to the Lebanese authorities, I do not buy this story. I believe that explosives, ammunition, and missile fuel (which are highly volatile and flammable substances) were stored by Hezbollah in this warehouse after being shipped from Iran. There are several reasons why I believe this.

    1. There was a series of at least three explosions, each of which had a different result. The first created a gray column of smoke that remained for several minutes. The second, a column of red smoke, also remained for several minutes, while the third created a white mushroom cloud that dissipated within seconds. This suggests that at least three different materials were stored in that warehouse (see video).
    2. Anyone familiar with how a port operates knows that the front row of warehouses, which are closest to the water, are used for short-term storage. Cargo that is meant to be stored long-term is moved to warehouses further away from the water.
    3. Anyone who ships sensitive cargo and does not want it to be seen, photographed, or targeted by others from air, space, or ground tries to hide it as close as possible to the water. The warehouse that exploded was on the water’s edge.
    4. After Israel (according to foreign sources) attacked the warehouses at Damascus Airport several times, Beirut Seaport replaced Damascus Airport as the destination for Hezbollah’s ammunition and explosives imports from Iran. What used to arrive at Damascus Airport by air is now brought to Beirut by ship. For Hezbollah’s purposes, the warehouses at the port of Beirut have replaced the warehouses of Damascus Airport.
    5. What probably happened on August 4 was an explosion of volatile and flammable materials that were incorrectly stored by Hezbollah for at least a day in a metal, non-airconditioned warehouse. As it is midsummer, temperatures are very high. I believe missile-fuel fumes evaporated from a container and touched the hot wall or ceiling, where they ignited and caused a chain reaction of explosions.
    6. Less than an hour after the explosions, Hezbollah announced that the exploded material was ammonium nitrate. Hezbollah was the first to report it. The reason: Hezbollah was looking for a way to cover up its own negligence and establish an official version that deflected attention away from itself, because no one in the government would dare contradict them.

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    Your last 4 minutes were good.

    A bit of advise for YouTube videos: 99.99% of the people will only watch 5 minutes or less of a talking head. Have a specific point and state it in less than 5 minutes. Then people will watch and listen to what you say. Very few people will watch and listen to a talking head for an hour and four minutes.

    However, your last 4 minutes were good. We need to repent.
     
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    Generally, I agree.

    But that was a livestream on 3 different platforms with a number of people watching on FB.

    It wasn't a detailed Bible study but a Biblical commentary on a current event.

    The average watch-time was 24 mins with 13 hours of total watch-time on YT alone.

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    You posted your reply within about 24 mins after the OP. The video lasts 64 mins.
     
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    Excellent post. By the way, the "Lebanese authorities" are not monolithic here. Many are accusing Hizboallah.
     
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    I skipped forward. Most of what I heard was not important to me. Thus, I suggest you state your thesis up front and the points you intend to make. The listener can then advance to the points of interest.
    Instead, I had to keep moving the timeline to try hear if you were speaking to anything of interest. The best part was the last four minutes where you hold individuals accountable for their actions and call them/us/me to repentance. You are spot-on in regard to repentance.
     
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    You just can't help yourself from correcting...
     
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    At least this response of yours isn't an hour long...
     
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    IMO, there was no third explosion. Rather, there was a brief condensation of atmospheric water vapor caused by the intense pressure wave from blast #2. The white cloud quickly vanished due to expanding air and heat, re-revealing the cloud (but much larger now) of the major explosion. I've seen several other explosions, including the one in China a few years earlier, where a significant explosion was followed 1-2 seconds later by the BIG one.
     
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    Interesting. Is their some technical study that supports this?
     
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    Nothing in my forest management curriculum 45+ years ago, only something I've read, or maybe from "Mythbusters". Any engineers that can address this?
     
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    Israel Warned the UN a Year Ago About Hezbollah Smuggling Arms Through Beirut Port

    Last summer, Israel warned the U.N. Security Council that the Iranian regime was using Lebanese civilian infrastructure to smuggle weapons and dual-use items to Hezbollah, to advance the terrorist group’s rocket and missile capabilities.

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