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2020-08-04 1:44:33 PM  
Sharif don't like it.
 
2020-08-04 1:44:46 PM  
Per BBC: The cause of the explosion is still not known, but some reports suggest it may have been an accident. Lebanon's National News Agency reported a fire breaking out at what it called an explosives depot at the port.
 
2020-08-04 1:46:25 PM  
His ears are ringing and fortunately, they're still attached to his head.
 
2020-08-04 1:47:19 PM  
one video i just saw you could see the fireworks going off before the big explosion.
 
2020-08-04 1:48:59 PM  

tyyreaunn: Per BBC: The cause of the explosion is still not known, but some reports suggest it may have been an accident. Lebanon's National News Agency reported a fire breaking out at what it called an explosives depot at the port.


1917 Halifax says hello.
 
2020-08-04 1:49:48 PM  
You can almost hear him saying "Wink!" out loud.
 
2020-08-04 1:50:41 PM  
Welp, I don't think Billy Joel started it.
 
2020-08-04 1:52:11 PM  
CBC is reporting it was caused by a cargo ship carrying fireworks, which, seems just weird enough to be plausible in this timeline
 
2020-08-04 1:53:00 PM  
Hard to comment when he can't stop gleefully giggling.
 
2020-08-04 1:53:51 PM  

LikeALeafOnTheWind: one video i just saw you could see the fireworks going off before the big explosion.


yes, looked like a building full of fireworks caught fire.

This never ends well, unless your name is Megumin.
 
2020-08-04 1:54:14 PM  
Big badaboom
 
2020-08-04 1:54:37 PM  
Explicitly stating "Israel has nothing to do with the incident" is equivalent to "no comment," subby?

I hate to be put into a position of defending Israel, but it's the first farking sentence of the article.
 
2020-08-04 1:55:06 PM  
"hundreds of casualties, including dead and wounded" ...... just wondering what the other types might be. Fashion victims?
 
2020-08-04 1:56:38 PM  

Moosedick Gladys Greengroin: Welp, I don't think Billy Joel started it.


Yeah but see, you don't KNOW that
 
2020-08-04 1:57:01 PM  
Well, I told them that their big "Hiroshima - 75 Years Later" celebration might get out of hand and now look what happened.
 
2020-08-04 2:01:22 PM  
For farks sake, industrial accidents happen.
 
2020-08-04 2:02:45 PM  
They say fireworks

"They" also say  "Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus". And "Please look at this pen"

My virtual coinage is on they were storing those 5G microchip pallets too close to the chem-trail drums.

Go online and just price Tin foil and Geiger counters on Beirut Craig's list right now.
It's through the roof, I tell ya.

They're commin' fer yur gunz, too.
Marxist, commie, lefty dems.

Cunning basterds.

They gonna turn all our kids into gay morphadites, and make us eat kale.
Have you seen kake? It's about this tall this year.
 
2020-08-04 2:03:27 PM  
As Freud famously said "Sometimes a fireworks depot explosion is just a fireworks depot explosion."
 
2020-08-04 2:04:09 PM  

cwheelie: "hundreds of casualties, including dead and wounded" ...... just wondering what the other types might be. Fashion victims?


I hope Rouba Saadeh and Elie Saab are ok.
 
2020-08-04 2:05:12 PM  
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2020-08-04 2:05:26 PM  
Some Farkers are the living embodiment of the "The Jews Did This" meme.  Idiots.
 
2020-08-04 2:08:22 PM  
Israel isn't going to comment because no matter what they say, half the world is going to blame them.
 
2020-08-04 2:09:49 PM  
Someone at Hezbollah had an oopsie with an Iranian arms shipment.

But of course, blame Israel. You do because your racism puts them on a higher rung.
 
2020-08-04 2:11:01 PM  

Porous Horace: Someone at Hezbollah had an oopsie with an Iranian arms shipment.

But of course, blame Israel. You do because your racism puts them on a higher rung.


You know criticizing the Israeli government isn't antisemitism, right?
 
2020-08-04 2:12:04 PM  
What's far more likely is that this guy didn't know shiat and is saying so in the most politically sound way possible in order for the real minds behind the nation to investigate the cause.
 
2020-08-04 2:12:19 PM  
Was it Soros?
 
2020-08-04 2:14:11 PM  
He obviously isn't a fark user then.
 
2020-08-04 2:14:20 PM  

Porous Horace: Someone at Hezbollah had an oopsie with an Iranian arms shipment.

But of course, blame Israel. You do because your racism puts them on a higher rung.


"Israeli" is not a race, they are not a protected class, and criticism of their government and it's actions are not anti-Semitic.
 
2020-08-04 2:15:36 PM  
Hey, listen to all of these anti-semites say that Israel has probably been blowing up stuff in Iran for months.

https://www.vox.com/2020/7/17/2132598​5​/iran-israel-explosion-natanz-nuclear-​missile

I'm sorry - did I say "anti-semites"? I meant "current and former US and Israeli officials and other experts".
 
2020-08-04 2:15:40 PM  

pxlboy: Porous Horace: Someone at Hezbollah had an oopsie with an Iranian arms shipment.

But of course, blame Israel. You do because your racism puts them on a higher rung.

You know criticizing the Israeli government isn't antisemitism, right?


It isn't. But are people criticizing the Israeli government for things they don't criticize other governments for? Are they blaming the Israeli government for something without evidence? Because, if so, you gotta wonder what's different about Israel that would cause that...

(It's like if a black student and a white student both do something bad but only the black student gets punished. Sure he should be punished for doing something wrong but you gotta wonder why he always ends up getting singled out...)
 
2020-08-04 2:18:22 PM  

LikeALeafOnTheWind: one video i just saw you could see the fireworks going off before the big explosion.


If it were fireworks, then why didn't we see multiple colors?

I've seen the videos of the smaller explosions and sparks shooting out of the smoke. They're all the same color of yellowish white. No reds, greens, or blues like you see with videos of Chinese firework factories burning.

That was a weapons dump.
 
2020-08-04 2:21:18 PM  

pxlboy: Porous Horace: Someone at Hezbollah had an oopsie with an Iranian arms shipment.

But of course, blame Israel. You do because your racism puts them on a higher rung.

You know criticizing the Israeli government isn't antisemitism, right?


I've yet to see someone "criticize the Israeli government" over, say, their tax policies or stance on gays in the military, etc. It's always about their continuing to fight against a group hell-bent on exterminating every Jew in Israel. Hmmm.

So, not calling anyone in particular a Nazi, but if the jackboot fits, lace that biatch up and stop pretending to be a decent human being.
 
2020-08-04 2:23:49 PM  

Lord Dimwit: pxlboy: Porous Horace: Someone at Hezbollah had an oopsie with an Iranian arms shipment.

But of course, blame Israel. You do because your racism puts them on a higher rung.

You know criticizing the Israeli government isn't antisemitism, right?

It isn't. But are people criticizing the Israeli government for things they don't criticize other governments for? Are they blaming the Israeli government for something without evidence? Because, if so, you gotta wonder what's different about Israel that would cause that...

(It's like if a black student and a white student both do something bad but only the black student gets punished. Sure he should be punished for doing something wrong but you gotta wonder why he always ends up getting singled out...)


I don't think they did it, but I do think they're assholes for other reasons.
 
2020-08-04 2:24:13 PM  

Boojum2k: pxlboy: Porous Horace: Someone at Hezbollah had an oopsie with an Iranian arms shipment.

But of course, blame Israel. You do because your racism puts them on a higher rung.

You know criticizing the Israeli government isn't antisemitism, right?

I've yet to see someone "criticize the Israeli government" over, say, their tax policies or stance on gays in the military, etc. It's always about their continuing to fight against a group hell-bent on exterminating every Jew in Israel. Hmmm.

So, not calling anyone in particular a Nazi, but if the jackboot fits, lace that biatch up and stop pretending to be a decent human being.


Really? So the millions of Palestinians who were forced from their homes by invasion, denied citizenship, land, human rights, food, water, or even the right to leave mean nothing?

It's like saying the USA is good because we got attacked on 9/11, and therefore cannot be criticized for killing 100,000-1,000,000 Iraqi civilians.
 
2020-08-04 2:26:54 PM  

crackizzle: Boojum2k: pxlboy: Porous Horace: Someone at Hezbollah had an oopsie with an Iranian arms shipment.

But of course, blame Israel. You do because your racism puts them on a higher rung.

You know criticizing the Israeli government isn't antisemitism, right?

I've yet to see someone "criticize the Israeli government" over, say, their tax policies or stance on gays in the military, etc. It's always about their continuing to fight against a group hell-bent on exterminating every Jew in Israel. Hmmm.

So, not calling anyone in particular a Nazi, but if the jackboot fits, lace that biatch up and stop pretending to be a decent human being.

Really? So the millions of Palestinians who were forced from their homes by invasion, denied citizenship, land, human rights, food, water, or even the right to leave mean nothing?

It's like saying the USA is good because we got attacked on 9/11, and therefore cannot be criticized for killing 100,000-1,000,000 Iraqi civilians.


That probably sounded better in the original German.
 
2020-08-04 2:26:55 PM  

Boojum2k: pxlboy: Porous Horace: Someone at Hezbollah had an oopsie with an Iranian arms shipment.

But of course, blame Israel. You do because your racism puts them on a higher rung.

You know criticizing the Israeli government isn't antisemitism, right?

I've yet to see someone "criticize the Israeli government" over, say, their tax policies or stance on gays in the military, etc. It's always about their continuing to fight against a group hell-bent on exterminating every Jew in Israel. Hmmm.

So, not calling anyone in particular a Nazi, but if the jackboot fits, lace that biatch up and stop pretending to be a decent human being.


No, it's about an apartheid religious state that stole land from people that were living there and then reducing them to 2nd class "citizens".
 
2020-08-04 2:27:39 PM  

Jake Havechek: Boojum2k: pxlboy: Porous Horace: Someone at Hezbollah had an oopsie with an Iranian arms shipment.

But of course, blame Israel. You do because your racism puts them on a higher rung.

You know criticizing the Israeli government isn't antisemitism, right?

I've yet to see someone "criticize the Israeli government" over, say, their tax policies or stance on gays in the military, etc. It's always about their continuing to fight against a group hell-bent on exterminating every Jew in Israel. Hmmm.

So, not calling anyone in particular a Nazi, but if the jackboot fits, lace that biatch up and stop pretending to be a decent human being.

No, it's about an apartheid religious state that stole land from people that were living there and then reducing them to 2nd class "citizens".


Be careful criticising Islam like that, someone might call you phobic.
 
2020-08-04 2:28:25 PM  

Boojum2k: That probably sounded better in the original German.


"I want to exterminate all Palestinians, but you're the real Nazi."
 
2020-08-04 2:29:41 PM  
That Sputnik first reported it on Fark means they were just lucky to see it first, I'm sure.
 
2020-08-04 2:31:30 PM  

crackizzle: Boojum2k: pxlboy: Porous Horace: Someone at Hezbollah had an oopsie with an Iranian arms shipment.

But of course, blame Israel. You do because your racism puts them on a higher rung.

You know criticizing the Israeli government isn't antisemitism, right?

I've yet to see someone "criticize the Israeli government" over, say, their tax policies or stance on gays in the military, etc. It's always about their continuing to fight against a group hell-bent on exterminating every Jew in Israel. Hmmm.

So, not calling anyone in particular a Nazi, but if the jackboot fits, lace that biatch up and stop pretending to be a decent human being.

Really? So the millions of Palestinians who were forced from their homes by invasion, denied citizenship, land, human rights, food, water, or even the right to leave mean nothing?

It's like saying the USA is good because we got attacked on 9/11, and therefore cannot be criticized for killing 100,000-1,000,000 Iraqi civilians.


When did Israel invade Palestinian land? Seriously?

About 30% of the population of Palestine was Jewish. The Jews had lived there or immigrated there legally during the Ottoman Empire and British Mandate days, some having roots there going back centuries.  When the British gave up Mandatory Palestine, they proposed dividing the land into a Jewish and an Arab state. The Jews declared the State of Israel within the borders given by the British.

Then every surrounding Arab nation attacked.  Several times, in fact. Israel captured land during these wars (that they didn't start) and gave most of it back (e.g. the Sinai).

The Jews didn't just show up in 1948 and kick  the Palestinians off their land. They were already there, legally. There was never an invasion.
 
2020-08-04 2:33:33 PM  

Lord Dimwit: crackizzle: Boojum2k: pxlboy: Porous Horace: Someone at Hezbollah had an oopsie with an Iranian arms shipment.

But of course, blame Israel. You do because your racism puts them on a higher rung.

You know criticizing the Israeli government isn't antisemitism, right?

I've yet to see someone "criticize the Israeli government" over, say, their tax policies or stance on gays in the military, etc. It's always about their continuing to fight against a group hell-bent on exterminating every Jew in Israel. Hmmm.

So, not calling anyone in particular a Nazi, but if the jackboot fits, lace that biatch up and stop pretending to be a decent human being.

Really? So the millions of Palestinians who were forced from their homes by invasion, denied citizenship, land, human rights, food, water, or even the right to leave mean nothing?

It's like saying the USA is good because we got attacked on 9/11, and therefore cannot be criticized for killing 100,000-1,000,000 Iraqi civilians.

When did Israel invade Palestinian land? Seriously?

About 30% of the population of Palestine was Jewish. The Jews had lived there or immigrated there legally during the Ottoman Empire and British Mandate days, some having roots there going back centuries.  When the British gave up Mandatory Palestine, they proposed dividing the land into a Jewish and an Arab state. The Jews declared the State of Israel within the borders given by the British.

Then every surrounding Arab nation attacked.  Several times, in fact. Israel captured land during these wars (that they didn't start) and gave most of it back (e.g. the Sinai).

The Jews didn't just show up in 1948 and kick  the Palestinians off their land. They were already there, legally. There was never an invasion.


What a bunch of farking horseshiat.  They have no claim on that land, not since the sacking of Judea in 70AD.  God is not a real estate agent.
 
2020-08-04 2:34:21 PM  

Wonktnod: Explicitly stating "Israel has nothing to do with the incident" is equivalent to "no comment," subby?

I hate to be put into a position of defending Israel, but it's the first farking sentence of the article.


Subby"s still sore about the time he took his Christmas lights out of storage and they were all tangled.
 
2020-08-04 2:36:33 PM  

Jake Havechek: Lord Dimwit: crackizzle: Boojum2k: pxlboy: Porous Horace: Someone at Hezbollah had an oopsie with an Iranian arms shipment.

But of course, blame Israel. You do because your racism puts them on a higher rung.

You know criticizing the Israeli government isn't antisemitism, right?

I've yet to see someone "criticize the Israeli government" over, say, their tax policies or stance on gays in the military, etc. It's always about their continuing to fight against a group hell-bent on exterminating every Jew in Israel. Hmmm.

So, not calling anyone in particular a Nazi, but if the jackboot fits, lace that biatch up and stop pretending to be a decent human being.

Really? So the millions of Palestinians who were forced from their homes by invasion, denied citizenship, land, human rights, food, water, or even the right to leave mean nothing?

It's like saying the USA is good because we got attacked on 9/11, and therefore cannot be criticized for killing 100,000-1,000,000 Iraqi civilians.

When did Israel invade Palestinian land? Seriously?

About 30% of the population of Palestine was Jewish. The Jews had lived there or immigrated there legally during the Ottoman Empire and British Mandate days, some having roots there going back centuries.  When the British gave up Mandatory Palestine, they proposed dividing the land into a Jewish and an Arab state. The Jews declared the State of Israel within the borders given by the British.

Then every surrounding Arab nation attacked.  Several times, in fact. Israel captured land during these wars (that they didn't start) and gave most of it back (e.g. the Sinai).

The Jews didn't just show up in 1948 and kick  the Palestinians off their land. They were already there, legally. There was never an invasion.

What a bunch of farking horseshiat.  They have no claim on that land, not since the sacking of Judea in 70AD.  God is not a real estate agent.


They have claim to the land because they lived there and bought land and immigrated and were born there, all legally under the powers that controlled the land at the time. What more do you want? They didn't come in and declare it their land and kick people out.

If something I said above was incorrect, great, please correct me but as far as I'm aware there is no way to describe the foundation of the State of Israel as an "invasion": it was not taken from the existing residents illegally by force of arms by an outside power.
 
2020-08-04 2:37:54 PM  

cwheelie: "hundreds of casualties, including dead and wounded" ...... just wondering what the other types might be. Fashion victims?


Red gold and green. Red gold and greeeeen.
 
2020-08-04 2:39:01 PM  

pxlboy: Porous Horace: Someone at Hezbollah had an oopsie with an Iranian arms shipment.

But of course, blame Israel. You do because your racism puts them on a higher rung.

You know criticizing the Israeli government isn't antisemitism, right?


This. Also, the Jewish State is trigger happy because sometimes their busses explode. Can't they all just not eat pork... together?
 
2020-08-04 2:40:17 PM  

Boojum2k: crackizzle: Boojum2k: pxlboy: Porous Horace: Someone at Hezbollah had an oopsie with an Iranian arms shipment.

But of course, blame Israel. You do because your racism puts them on a higher rung.

You know criticizing the Israeli government isn't antisemitism, right?

I've yet to see someone "criticize the Israeli government" over, say, their tax policies or stance on gays in the military, etc. It's always about their continuing to fight against a group hell-bent on exterminating every Jew in Israel. Hmmm.

So, not calling anyone in particular a Nazi, but if the jackboot fits, lace that biatch up and stop pretending to be a decent human being.

Really? So the millions of Palestinians who were forced from their homes by invasion, denied citizenship, land, human rights, food, water, or even the right to leave mean nothing?

It's like saying the USA is good because we got attacked on 9/11, and therefore cannot be criticized for killing 100,000-1,000,000 Iraqi civilians.

That probably sounded better in the original German.


Thinking the treatment and displacement of the Palestinians is wrong is not the same as believing in Nazism. Unless the 30-40% of the Israeli population that thinks the situation is wrong are also Nazis....?

Likud party=/=Jewish people.... Come on.
 
2020-08-04 2:46:07 PM  

Lord Dimwit: crackizzle: Boojum2k: pxlboy: Porous Horace: Someone at Hezbollah had an oopsie with an Iranian arms shipment.

But of course, blame Israel. You do because your racism puts them on a higher rung.

You know criticizing the Israeli government isn't antisemitism, right?

I've yet to see someone "criticize the Israeli government" over, say, their tax policies or stance on gays in the military, etc. It's always about their continuing to fight against a group hell-bent on exterminating every Jew in Israel. Hmmm.

So, not calling anyone in particular a Nazi, but if the jackboot fits, lace that biatch up and stop pretending to be a decent human being.

Really? So the millions of Palestinians who were forced from their homes by invasion, denied citizenship, land, human rights, food, water, or even the right to leave mean nothing?

It's like saying the USA is good because we got attacked on 9/11, and therefore cannot be criticized for killing 100,000-1,000,000 Iraqi civilians.

When did Israel invade Palestinian land? Seriously?

About 30% of the population of Palestine was Jewish. The Jews had lived there or immigrated there legally during the Ottoman Empire and British Mandate days, some having roots there going back centuries.  When the British gave up Mandatory Palestine, they proposed dividing the land into a Jewish and an Arab state. The Jews declared the State of Israel within the borders given by the British.

Then every surrounding Arab nation attacked.  Several times, in fact. Israel captured land during these wars (that they didn't start) and gave most of it back (e.g. the Sinai).

The Jews didn't just show up in 1948 and kick  the Palestinians off their land. They were already there, legally. There was never an invasion.


No the UN voted to dissolve Palestine into two countries and the Israeli militias showed up and removed all those who objected by killing them all. Then rolled into the land that the UN had decided was still Palestine and shot at them until they were separated off into small land areas that they have run like prison camps for the last 70 years. All the while denying the people and their descendants that lived there property rights, movement rights, economic rights, or civil rights.

Definitely nothing like an invasion.
 
2020-08-04 2:47:09 PM  
Left at the scene.

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2020-08-04 2:47:22 PM  

Jake Havechek: they are not a protected class,


Depends, right?
National origin is a protected class in California
 
2020-08-04 2:49:40 PM  

johnny_vegas: Jake Havechek: they are not a protected class,

Depends, right?
National origin is a protected class in California


Not anymore. In fact, there's no such thing as a protected class in California now.

https://fee.org/articles/california-l​e​gislature-votes-to-strike-the-state-sh​all-not-discriminate-from-constitution​-opening-the-door-to-legalized-discrim​ination/
 
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