We begin by debunking ammonium nitrate with a detailed explanation from a mining engineer explaining how the cover story is absurd. Simply put, you can’t make ammonium nitrate by itself explode, it simply burns.
Now listen carefully, it takes a TNT detonation to initiate or ignite a load of Anfo, Hanfo or Magnafrac. What I mean by that is that for Anfo to detonate, it needs the violence of a TNT initiation before it itself will actually detonate. I’ve watched Anfo catch fire and burn numerous times.
It won’t explode, it will just burn. And if doesn’t have the diesel fuel mixture it won’t even do that. Ammonia Nitrate is a commercial fertilizer. The company employees were each given two twenty Kilo bags of Ammonia Nitrate every spring to fertilize their lawns. It will quite literally turn a brown lawn a vibrant green over night. That practice was discontinued in about 1993, at least at the mine I was employed at during that time span.Dissecting the Beirut coverup: Ammonium nitrate not explosive and Lebanon was nuked before (hacked/erased/restored) – Veterans Today | Military Foreign Affairs Policy Journal for Clandestine Services
Does not readily burn but will do so if contaminated with combustible material. https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Ammonium-nitrate
Notice that it does not say ‘explode’. It says BURN, when contaminated with combustible material.
To explode ammonium nitrate, it must be MIXED WELL into a slurry of fuel oil. Or it must be triggered by a huge shock wave, such as a bomb being dropped on it.
Here is how the ammonium nitrate in the warehouse could be made explosive.. It would have to have a huge quantity of fuel oil poured or sprayed on top it, soaking the entire pile.
“The chemistry of ANFO detonation is the reaction of ammonium nitrate with a long-chain alkane (CnH2n+2) to form nitrogen, carbon dioxide, and water. In an ideal stoichiometrically balanced reaction, ANFO is composed of about 94.3% AN and 5.7% FO by weight. In practice, a slight excess of fuel oil is added, as underdosing results in reduced performance while overdosing merely results in more post-blast fumes. When detonation conditions are optimal, the aforementioned gases are the only products. In practical use, such conditions are impossible to attain, and blasts produce moderate amounts of toxic gases such as carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides (NOx). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ANFO
Witnesses report hearing jets flying overhead right before explosion, and a few pictures are circulating showing some object that looks like a bomb, dropping down into the fire at the port from those planes.
Of course, for this theory to hold water, there must be a very well planned out operation involving perhaps hundreds of operatives from a foreign government, hostile to Lebanon, working together in a super secret manner.
On the other hand, maybe this explosion was just bad luck, not following safety protocols, plus a lot of things that went wrong, all coming together.. https://www.sciencemediacentre.org/expert-reaction-to-beirut-explosion/
Investigators blamed stocks of ammonium nitrate fertilizer stored in a bin inside a seed and fertilizer building on the property for the explosion but failed to identify what started the actual fire that led to the explosion. On April 22, 2014, the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board released preliminary results of its investigation into the explosion. It found that company officials failed to safely store the chemicals in its stockpile, and that federal, state and local regulations about the handling of hazardous materials were inadequate. In a statement released alongside the report, the board’s chair, Dr. Rafael Moure-Eraso, stated: “The fire and explosion at West Fertilizer was preventable. It should never have occurred. It resulted from the failure of a company to take the necessary steps to avert a preventable fire and explosion and from the inability of federal, state and local regulatory agencies to identify a serious hazard and correct it.” The CSB’s yearlong investigation found that 1,351 facilities across the country store ammonium nitrate, and that their many areas had no regulations to keep such facilities away from populated areas. Moure-Eraso urged new and revised regulations, stating “there is no substitute for an efficient regulatory system that ensures that all companies are operating to the same high standards. We cannot depend on voluntary compliance.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Fertilizer_Company_explosion
Ammonium nitrate, which is principally used in manufacturing fertilizer, has been implicated in a number of other fatal industrial explosions. A fire department spokesman confirmed that firefighters had used water in combating the initial fire, which may have led to water being sprayed on calcium carbide, releasing the highly flammable gas acetylene. This would have provided the fuel source for reaction with the oxidizer, ammonium nitrate, thus triggering its detonation. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_Tianjin_explosions