“I don't think there was that amount of ammonium nitrate [2,750 tons] in the port of Beirut, or that there was a fireworks depot. Judging from the videos, it seems more like an explosion of an armament warehouse,” Coppe explains.
From those photos it seems that it was far less Nitroprill in the warehouse than 2,750 tons. Conditions are typical for bag/bulk material storage in many places in the world. Wouldn't be surprised that for six to seven years there, large quantity disappeared (stolen).
“Instead from the videos of the explosion, in addition to the white sphere that is seen to widen, which is air condensation by the sea, you can clearly see a brick orange column tending to dark red, typical of the participation of lithium,” Coppe adds.
“… lithium-metal is the propellant for military missiles. I think there were armaments there,” Coppe adds.
From “High power lithium technology for the military”
Coppe: “Between the 1st & 2nd blasts, what appears to be fireworks are seen to crackle. Fireworks don't behave like that. They have some explosives & the rest is cardboard/plastic. Upon explosion, they are preceded by whistles, absent in the videos.”
Coppe: “Ammo makes barrels all the same, like those seen before the great blast. I think there was a 1st blast, which may have started a fire where ammo was stored, which then spread to high explosive contained in rockets or missiles.”
Confirmation of the site being a weapons depot.
Al Arabiya: "Initial information: The explosion occurred in a Hezbollah arms store in Beirut Port."
Al-Hadeth News Says MASSIVE Beirut Explosion Was Warehouse for Iranian Missiles to Hezbollah
Important reminder from September 27, 2018
Nearly two years ago @IDF had exposed a joint Iran/Hezbollah missile project in Beirut.
“Hezbollah’s Urban Missile Factories Put Civilians at Risk”
Former Lebanese minister Ahmad Fatfat:
"Hassan Nasrallah rejecting an international investigation into the #BeirutBlast places him among the suspects of this explosion. The Lebanese President is under Hezbollah's control."
Important reminder from 2016
Hassan Nasrallah, head of Iran-backed Hezbollah:
"A missile strike on the ammonia tanks in Haifa would have the impact of a nuclear bomb."
And we should never forget #Iran’s role in all this.
Hezbollah chief: "As long as Iran has money, we have money"
Powerful video of the #Beirut blast from just 500 meters away also showing the brick color cloud. The individual who took the footage survived, fortunately.
A rare high-quality video showing nearly the entire explosion process & the sheer power of the explosion.
Sharing these footage for experts to be able to weigh in further.
(Watch to the end)
Apologies to @CoppeDanilo for not realizing earlier that he has a Twitter account.
Many thanks for your work, Sir.