Beirut Blast Origin and Failures

How Biden

Beirut Blast Obama Biden’s hidden Iran deal concessions lit the Fuse to the Blast!

First and Foremost

by Robert Davi 

August 9, 2020

After the tragic Beirut Blast reports are only now beginning to surface about the true scope and depth of the Iranian backed Hezbollah weapons and explosive caches, among other things, which also include money laundering and narcotics trafficking around the World. This global network, which has been operating with a sense of empowerment in plain sight, frightens mostNetwork seasoned intelligence operatives. The enhancement of Iranian capabilities thru its proxies over the past decade was only brought about by the turning of a blind eye by former U.S. Administrations to seek better relations with Iran. 

As Katherine Bauer, a former Senior Treasury Offical under the Obama/Biden Administration, stated in Open testimony to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, February 16, 2017. (link)

 “investigations related to these activities were tamped down for fear of rocking the boat with Iran and jeopardizing the nuclear deal.”

Bauer went on to further detail first-hand accounts :

“As a result of the Obama/Biden administration’s inactions or lack of action, some Hezbollah operatives were not pursued via arrests or indictments. Treasury designations would have blocked their access to U.S. financial markets and other “Hezbollah facilitators” arrested in France, Colombia, and Lithuania, which have not been extradited — or indicted.”

Another person described Iran’s activities through Hezbollah like this, “Iran is everywhere and nowhere. They accomplish this through close cooperation with its intelligence apparatus and the Revolutionary Guard, which works with supporters in Lebanese communities complicit or coerced around the World to create a web of businesses that act as fronts for black-market trading. Along these same routes that carried frozen chicken and consumer electronics, these businesses moved weapons, laundered money, conduct surveillance, and even procured parts for Iran’s illicit nuclear and ballistic missile programs. From their headquarters in the MiddleEast, Hezbollah extends its criminal reach from Beirut  throughout Europe, Latin America, Africa, and the United States funding its operations aginst its enemies at the behest of Iran.”

In attempts to track, slow down, and dismantle this vast network, the Israeli Mossad, without U.S. involvement due to previous concessions given to Iran by President Obama, against Israeli advice did what they do best worked in a vacuum and in the dark shadows. 

For three and a half years, Mossad agents played a cat-and-mouse game with the Beirut based Hezbollah terror group to stymie its efforts to establish explosives storehouses from Thailand to Europe and New York.

The ANFO RAIDs you never were told about.

United Kingdom 

Late in September 2015, only months after the U.K. signed on to the Obama Iran nuclear deal. Britain’s MI5 and the Metropolitan Police received an anonymous tip regarding a weapons cache that had been amassed and stored in North West London. Recovered during the raid were 65,0000 (sixty-five thousand) disposable ice packs containing approximately three tons of ammonium nitrate, a common ingredient in Hezbollah designed homemade bombs. The Hezbollah plot with direction from Iran was part of a broader plan to lay the groundwork for future attacks in the United Kingdom. London Plot

Why keep this massive terrorist-related ANFO discovery silent? It is simple; it was hushed up in the U.K. and around the World, primarily because the U.S. President Obama and Vice President Biden pressured countries to avoid derailing the agreement with Tehran, the principal patron of Hezbollah.

 

 

Cyprus

The Cyprus case was strikingly similar to the one in London. Hezbollah agent Hussein Bassam Abdallah who from 2012 until May 27, 2015, gathered and stockpiled material in Cyprus with the intent to provide material support to Hezbollah operations against Israelis targets. 

Abdallah made around 10 trips to Cyprus to check on the explosives stockpile, starting in 2012. He was paid handsomely to serve as guardian of chemicals: He was arrested carrying 9,400 euros, which he conceded was his latest payment from Hezbollah.

Abdallah was arrested in a Larnaca suburb in May following a surveillance operation. Seized were some 8.2 tons of Ammonium Nitrate stored in IcePacks for transport. This is one of the common links which detail the overlapping nature of Hezbollah tactics and operations ICE PACKS. 

Abdallah admitted that Hezbollah planned to mount attacks in Cyprus targeting Israeli or Jewish interests, but that was hardly the full scope of the operation. Indeed, the amount of explosives Hezbollah stockpiled would have facilitated many attacks throughout the region. 

Hezbollah used Cyprus as a “point of export” from which to funnel explosives elsewhere for a series of attacks in Europe. Indeed, plots were already in motion: investigators believe the explosives used on July 18, 2012Burgas Airport, Bulgaria suicide bus bombing may have come from the batch of chemicals stored in Cyprus.

New York & Michigan USA

June 1, 2017, Samer El Debek was arrested in Livonia, Michigan, while Ali Kourani was arrested in the Bronx

The men are accused of providing support to “Hezbollah’s Islamic Jihad organization” after receiving weapons and bomb-making training from the group in Lebanon. El Debek allegedly looked for potential targets in Panama, including U.S. and Israeli embassies. At the same time, Kourani surveilled American targets, including Israeli military personnel and U.S. military and law enforcement facilities in New York City.

Kourani attended Hezbollah-sponsored weapons training in Lebanon in 2000 when he was 16. He (Kourani) lawfully entered the U.S. in 2003, obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical engineering in 2009 and a master’s in business administration in 2013. He returned to Lebanon in 2006 when his family home was destroyed in Israel’s war with Hezbollah.

El DebekEl Debek, a naturalized U.S. citizen, was first recruited by Hezbollah in late 2007 or early 2008. He (El Debek) received military training from the group from 2008 through 2014, including instruction on the use of explosives (ANFO) similar to those used in the 2012 Burgas, Bulgaria bus bombing in which six Israelis and a local bus driver were killed.

Interestingly, in the El Debek case, the indictment (Link) describes in detail the link back to Cyprus and the specific use of ANFO by Hussein Bassam Abdallah.

 

 

 

Open ANFO Threats 

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah threatened to destroy Israel by causing a massive explosion in the Port of Haifa using ammonia storage tanks that he said would be like a “nuclear” explosion. This coincides with Hezbollah’s pursuit to acquire ammonium nitrate via Syria since 2009 and its infiltration of the agriculture ministry in Lebanon to do so legally and without scrutiny from the World.

HEX LEader

On February 16, 2016, Nasrallah stated that ammonia is being stored in large quantities at the Port of Haifa. “there are 15,000 tonnes of gas in Haifa, and an explosion there might cause the deaths of tens of thousands of people.” Nasrallah added this is exactly like a nuclear bomb, so in other words, Lebanon (not Hezbollah) has a nuclear weapon. This is not an exaggeration.” Nasrallah laughs as he says this in the video, noting that Hezbollah refrained from striking the ammonia in the 2006 war. 

Nasrallah continues to describe to his audience that with several missiles, his operatives could set off the ammonia with the same impact of a nuclear weapon! He said he had consulted “experts” (bomb makers and chemical engineers), and 800,000 people would be affected, and tens of thousands killed. 

The following day February 17, 2016, Nasrallah made another speech mentioning ammonia stored in Haifa. On Al-Mayadeen TV, he said that a decision was made ‘several days ago in Isreal that the ammonia storage tanks must be emptied.” He claimed it was because the “resistance” had talked about the storage tanks. Nasrallah details further, “there is a ship that brings the ammonia and off-loads it to the Haifa facility, and I (Nasrallah) have said that the Haifa facility (insert below) is the equivalent of a nuclear bomb, but the ship that carries ammonia to occupied Palestine is like five nuclear bombs.”

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Hezbollah has studied the movement of dangerous chemicals around the World, including within its own country Lebanon where they stored and distributed ammonium nitrate from warehouse 12 in the Port to logistic cells around the region and the World with no intervention.

Why seek Ammonium Nitrate and Ammonia

There are multiple reasons for this. First, Hezbollah’s supply of explosive material had been cut off over the last decade, mostly by Israel. Second, 

It is widely known that Hezbollah studied the use of ammonia as an accelerant that would multiply the power of its missiles exponentially. Third, Hezbollah, by default, also learned that ammonium nitrate is easily accessible on the global market. Using the cover story of Agricultural use thru the Lebanese Government, you can order as much as you want for good and evil purposes, and no one will question it. Forth, you can store it anywhere, and if bad guys feel the pressure of an investigation, they only have to fertilize there crop!

Back in 2008, the U.S. tracked a shipment of 400 metric tons of ammonium nitrate from an Iranian firm called SAD Import and Export, on the Russian owned M/V Monchegorsk. This company is a “cover company used by Iran’s Defense Industries Organization involved in arms transfers to Syria and engages in activities which materially contributed to the development of Iran’s nuclear and missile programs.

Iran uses Hezbullah in the following manner;

“They (Hezbollah) are a paramilitary organization that uses ASYMMETRIC WARFARE to promote strategic importance and dominance throughout the Middle East. They have become an international criminal conglomerate generating billions of dollars for Iran. 

Excellent visual representation for everyone is how the U.S. uses its Aircraft Carriers to project power, intimidate Nations, and Actors, which may have hostile intentions to U.S. interests. Position a U.S. Aircraft Carrier off the coast of anywhere, and people think twice about doing anything!

This is what Iran has done with Hezbollah. It is like Iran has parked an Aircraft Carrier North of Isreal, describing Hezbollah’s base of operations and activities in Lebanon. 

So now that we have a bit more clarity into the Iran/Hezbollah weapons caches and operations let look at the timeline of events leading up to the deadly Beruit blast.

MVSeptember 27, 2013, the Russian-owned MV Rhosus set sail that September from Batumi, Georgia, heading to Beira, Mozambique. It was carrying 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate.

 

 

 

mv travelOctober 2013, the Rhosus makes Port in Athens Greece for 4 weeks. 

Instead of a direct shipping route to the Suez Canal, the Rhosus proceeds to Beruit with “technical problems past other major Ports along the way. 

 

 

 

 

November 21, 2013, the MV Rhosus docks in Beruit.

The Russian Captain, Boris Prokoshev, stated that the Rhosus only stopped in Beirut because its owner had money trouble. The captain said he was told the ship needed to collect an additional cargo from Beirut of heavy machinery, to fund passage through the Suez Canal.

Upon arrival in Beirut, the Rhosus was inspected by port officials and “forbidden from sailing,” Lebanese authorities impounded it, along with the ammonium nitrate,

According to statements Shortly afterward, the Rhosus was “abandoned by her owners after the original charterers and cargo concern lost interest in the cargo.” 

TransferIn 2014 the port authorities transferred the ammonium nitrate into “Warehouse 12”, next to the grain silos. 

This detailed timeline of occurrences in Beirut has many unanswered questions, would have been jumped on by multiple U.S. Intelligence and Law Enforcement agencies, including General Michael Flynn Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). But all were told stand down and stay away because of the Obama/Biden administrations blocking activities regarding anything Iran related, nothing was done. Let’s not mention the United Nations, which has International authority under multiple statutes to investigate weapons and material transfers, also turned a blind eye. Why, you ask? Ambassador Susan Rice.

Recent reports have speculated that the explosion was caused by confiscated fireworks? According to sources in Beirut, the fireworks which everyone is speculating about were seized by customs in 2009-10 and sent to be stored in warehouse 12. Although you will find no records of the seizure or storage of said fireworks and when they were placed in the warehouse.flynn

We are told that” ‘There were 30 to 40 nylon bags of fireworks inside warehouse 12,’ adding that witness stated they had personally seen them being delivered on a forklift. They were on the left-hand side when you entered the door, and the large white bags were stored in the warehouse everywhere.

According to witness statements 30 mins before the initial explosion at warehouse 12, workers attempted to fix a gate with an electrical tool.

So, in the end, what we have learned? Similar large caches of Hezbullah controlled ammonium nitrate have been discovered in multiple cities throughout the E.U. and Asia, which had amassed enough ammonium nitrate “to blow up cities.”

“That’s what Nasrallah and by default Iran intended to do throughout Europe,” “Regarding what was stored in Beirut port, the assessment is Nasrallah intended to use it in the Third Lebanon War.” 

I leave you with this. We do not know how the explosion initiated, but what we do know is this. There was activity off the coast of Lebanon Beirut and Syria before the blast in the form of 4 U.S. Navy P3 and P8 ASW platforms.

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Did Isreal take the opportunity to take out a target of opportunity as they have done in the past? Did Mossad and Shayetet 13 deploy Israeli SEALS  to Beirut via a submarine to plant an initial explosive device to trigger an initial blast? We will never know because of mistrust between Isreal and the U.S., specifically the Democratic party, because of its past performance on IRAN issues. 

Finally, ask yourself this question. Are there large caches of explosive ammonium nitrate being off-loaded in a port in my country? The answer is yes, and what we have learned from all of this is bad guys like Hezbullah and Iran have already conducted recon to locate these facilities. They will not hesitate to activate and light a match to achieve its goals, which is a strike at its enemies anywhere and everywhere, no matter what the cost.