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Just look at the state of pretty much every country in the Arab/Muslim world from North Africa to Pakistan - civil wars, religous conflict, terrorists, crime, economies tanking, increasing poverty, spiralling debt and inflation, incompetence, government repression, and leaders with no morals or checks on their behaviour, and a general population which seems to have more than its fair share of idiots all over the place.
The Middle East is imploding and it is speeding up... I don't think we've seen the worst of it by a long way yet.
Still, at least the next Iranian revolution will be interesting. I'll bet there's more than a few in Iran thinking that maybe getting rid of the Shah wasn't such a good idea after all.
Interesting because in the daily int reps I get from a security company in Iraq, none of these are mentioned.
Given the references to ‘Ummah’, fake news perhaps?
I watched both this and the excellent Vietnam war series and both programmes had the same effect on me. Particularly the Vietnam war series where the grunts on both sides came across as really good people whereas the chancers who sent them there came across as devious and corrupt.
You are getting a little more than tedious in your rant about the BBC. There is a thread for that, you know.
And the posts are a little hypocritical, surely they should be shrugging their shoulders and saying it's god will
Doing some halal slaughter of goats and sheep for the Eid holiday?
Well looking at the before and after shots you have a pretty good idea where the seat of the explosion was, roughly where the warehouse was and the new basin now sits...
We were chatting at work today, and as we were discussing safety related issues I proposed that this one would make a good discussion case on how not to store bulk chemicals. One of my colleagues mentioned that a few years ago they had been bidding for a vehicle contract for a mining company, the vehicle was to be designed to inject AMFO mix into drilled blast holes to bring down the next batch of ore.
Unfortunately they didn't win the contract, but he did chuckle when I asked if the winner was an Irish company
You'll get that when you generate a lot of heat and a big shockwave from a small place surrounded by water - like an atoll.I've seen those films too, the ones with the BFO white cloud coming out at warp speed, particularly Shot Baker which was part of Operation Crossroads at Bikini Atoll:
That cloud is water vapour exiting Stage Left, Right and Up as fast as it can possibly do so, and spookily like the one shown in the videos of the blast at the port in Beirut. And Shot Baker was only five or so times more powerful than that blast...
Speaking of which, I felt somewhat gratified this morning to read the BBC's article on Fake News, which also debunks attempts to blame Israel for the explosion in Beirut.
Maybe to people who know about these things, personally I thought some terrorist had knocked over his suitcase bomb when I first saw that weird white cloud expanding outwards, I've never seen that before and the only time I've seen something similar is watching old films of nukes being detonated.
This incident has again made me ponder the SS Richard Montgomery situation. Interesting article here, including details of men carrying explosives being stopped near the wreck in 2012, and of the wreck showing increasing signs of breaking up.
In fairness there have been no shortage of reports of suspicious fires at Iranian facilities over the past few weeks, including one at the nuclear plant. Most people who have commented on these fires have done so approvingly, with a nod and a wink to certain actors who might be behind these fires, which the Iranian authorities have all insisted were accidental.Speaking of which, I felt somewhat gratified this morning to read the BBC's article on Fake News, which also debunks attempts to blame Israel for the explosion in Beirut.