Massive Explosion in China: Do We Know the Full Story?

 

 

Derrick Broze

(ANTIMEDIA) Late Wednesday night, a massive explosion ripped through the city of Tianjin in northern China, killing at least 50 people and injuring over 700 others. Tianjin is China’s largest harbor and a very important region for commerce. The explosions took place at a warehouse known to store dangerous, toxic chemicals. Videos of the event show several huge fireballs shooting up into the air.

 

Several blocks of buildings were destroyed and thousands of nearby cars were completely burned out. The BBC stated that twelve firefighters are dead with at least 36 more still missing.The Xinhua news agency reports that President Xi Jinping promised an in-depth investigation and “transparent information disclosure to the public.” As of yet, no explanation for the cause of the explosion has been given.

Reuters reports that firefighters attempting to fight the initial fire may have exacerbated the situation by spraying water.

“The warehouse, designed to house dangerous and toxic chemicals, was storing mainly ammonium nitrate, potassium nitrate and calcium carbide at the time of the blasts, according to police. The official Xinhua news agency has said several containers in the warehouse caught fire before the explosions.

Chemical safety experts said calcium carbide reacts with water to create acetylene, a highly explosive gas. An explosion could be caused if firefighters sprayed the calcium carbide with water, they said.

While the Chinese government investigates the cause of the explosion, several other interesting situations are developing. Before reading any further, please remember that The Anti Media absolutely mourns the death of the innocent individuals caught up in this explosion. However, we also find it increasingly important to question the official narratives proposed by the corporate media and government authorities.

Following the explosion, it was reported by Xinhua News that one of China’s supercomputers was forced to shut down for safety reasons. Though Liu Guangming, director of the National Supercomputing Center in Tianjin, said the Tianhe-1A supercomputer was running smoothly and protected by a reinforced room, it was still temporarily shutdown. Tianhe-1A can perform 2.57 quadrillion computing operations per second and was recognized as the world’s fastest computing system in 2010.

This is interesting to note when taking into consideration that the U.S. government recently denied China access to technology needed to upgrade the Tianhe-2 supercomputer. In April 2015, IEEE Spectrum reported:

 

“When China wanted to upgrade Tianhe-2, currently the world’s fastest supercomputer, it turned to U.S. chipmaker Intel. But the U.S. government has blocked Intel from helping with the tech upgrade and blacklisted several Chinese supercomputing centers over concerns for their involvement in nuclear weapons development. Experts warn that in the long run such a move may hurt the business of U.S. chipmakers and encourage China to speed up its homegrown chip development.

The U.S. Commerce Department initially denied Intel an export license for supplying chips to China’s supercomputing centers last fall, according to the Wall Street Journal. The Commerce Department followed up by posting a notice on 18 February that listed the Chinese supercomputing centers as having been ‘involved in activities contrary to the national security and foreign policy interests of the United States.’ Specifically, the notice cited those centers’ involvement in ‘nuclear explosive activities’ that could cover anything from research and development to testing.”

 

Although the denial of services to China could be seen as an attempt to hurt the rising superpower, some experts believe it will actually have the reverse effect of helping the Chinese economy and hurting the U.S. economy. Is there any significance to the proximity of the explosion to the supercomputers?

The explosion also comes just days after the U.S. Department of Defense accused the Chinese government of hacking “the personal emails of all top national security and trade officials.” While the source of this claim was reported by NBC News as “anonymous government sources,” it does make sense that China would attempt to hack the U.S. as both nations are currently in a struggle for global hegemony. The Guardian reported that “these attacks – among the more than 600 hacks attributed by officials to hackers working for the Chinese government – sought personal email info from top administration officials and began in 2010. NBC’s source said the hacks were still going on but would not name any of the officials targeted.”

The alleged Chinese hack comes after another breach attributed to hackers working for the Russian government. Again, the hacker claims come from “anonymous government sources” speaking to NBC. Wired reported that “the anonymous officials say the intrusion took place around July 25th and affected around 4,000 Joint Chiefs of Staff personnel (both military and civilian). It’s not entirely clear why the attack is being attributed to Russia. The Pentagon responded by shutting down the entire unclassified email system and internet during the investigation. The system has been shut down for around two weeks.”

The Guardian also points out that the hacking claims bode well for supporters of the controversial Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), which will likely come before the Senate next month. Could this simply be a case of U.S. government propaganda designed to promote another authoritarian bill? Or are we really witnessing a cyber-war between Russia/China and the United States?

We should also consider some recent economic downturns in China. Recently The Anti-Media’s Claire Bernish reported, “China’s stock market is hemorrhaging without a sufficient tourniquet to stem the massive loss—now $3.25 trillion and counting. To bring it into perspective, that figure is more than double the annual GDP of Canada—and there doesn’t seem to be a way to stop it.

In fact, since June 12, the Shanghai Composite Index has lost a whopping 32%. And the Shenzhen—China’s largely tech index, often compared to the U.S. Nasdaq—is down 41%. By every indication, things will only get worse.

Why this matters to any of us can be summarized in a contextual comparison. What’s taking place in China now bears an uncanny similarity to what occurred there before the global financial disaster in 2008-2009—but on an unnervingly larger scale.”

Well-researched readers might be tempted to look at the deteriorating relations between the U.S. and Russia (especially in relation to Ukraine), Russia and China’s involvement in the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) association, and attempts to create an alternative to the Western dominated World Bank — and assume this apparent accidental explosion could be an inadvertent attack on the enemies of the U.S. government. What are your thoughts?


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7 Responses to “Massive Explosion in China: Do We Know the Full Story?”

  1. Mike Hill says:

    Yesterdays “deliberate apocalyptic special weapons” attack upon the new center of world finance located in the Yujiapu Financial District of the Chinese city Tianjin (was ordered ) by Obama regime forces.

    Think this is not a WAR.. sheesh.. think again. This was done with Special Weapons.. such as also deployed in 911. The video below the commentator says people on the scene saw something fall from the sky to make the blast. The reason.. the Chinese economy is too strong and threatens the USD as world currency.

    It will be interesting to see how China responds to this attack. As you may know, they are now buddies with Russia, who also posses weapons of immense power undreamed of.. including the ability to generate massive Earthquakes. Its significant that Mr Putin has put this division on full alert to take “retaliatory action “.. and other reports here on BIN warn that major Earthquakes are likely very soon..

    Russia with lots of money, resources, and new weapons, that no one knows about yet. With them WE WILL DESTROY any part of the planet within 15 minutes. Not an explosion, not a ray burst, not some kind of a laser, not a lightning, no, but a quiet and peaceful weapon.
    ( they claim they can make a whole continent “go to sleep forever, 120 Million people”)
    See the video on the Full Report page, or go here.

    https://goo.gl/d9sKA6 Russian secret weapon
    http://goo.gl/gleyN9 Earthquake prediction
    https://goo.gl/83WkK3 Youtube video of explosion with commentary
    goo.gl/yKKrgj Full report

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTtUq_b9JAw incase Video link is down.

  2. kingel says:

    Very interesting.
    I initially thought that the yuan & gold were at the bottom of this affair.
    BTW Reuters is “apparently” owned by “RATs-child”

    http://www.politicalvelcraft.org/rothschilds-media/

    • sovereigntea says:

      Reuters provide a what was traditionally called a “wire feed” service to all MSM news outlets such as the Daily Mail. Much of what is published as “news” is cut and paste from Reuters. This is one of the reasons that the newspapers print the same stories at the same time sometimes almost word for word.

      Similar with AP, Bloomberg & others. Within the newspaper’s IT systems several of these feeds are combined to provide an amalgamated feed. The editors will then pick & choose what gets printed from that.

      Reuters regularly assist ISIS propagandist Rita Katz of Siteintelligence by disseminating her greenscreen Islamic headchopper videos.

      London, 15 May 2007
      Reuters agreed Tuesday to a 17-point-2 billion US dollar takeover by its rival Thomson.
      The move would create the world’s largest financial data and news provider with 34 per cent of the market, just ahead of Bloomberg.

      So there you have it 70% of the news feed provided by just two orgs.

      • sovereigntea says:

        Thomson Reuters Corporation (/ˈrɔɪtərz/) is a major multinational mass media and information firm founded in Toronto and based in New York City and Toronto.[4][5] It was created by the Thomson Corporation’s purchase of British-based Reuters Group on 17 April 2008,[6] and today is majority owned by The Woodbridge Company, a holding company for the Thomson family.[7] The company operates in more than 100 countries, and has more than 60,000 employees around the world.[3] Thomson Reuters was ranked as Canada’s “leading corporate brand” in the 2010 Interbrand Best Canadian Brands ranking.[8] Thomson Reuters’ operational headquarters are located at 3 Times Square, Manhattan, New York City; its legal domicile is located at 333 Bay Street, Suite 400, Toronto, Ontario M5H 2R2, Canada. Wikipedia

  3. sovereigntea says:

    Nuke or No Nuke ?

    The camera never lies

    Until mobile phones with cameras and small video cameras were developed, small florescent lights were used as emergency nuclear explosion/radiation detectors. Now, phones and CCD video cameras have become dependable “slam dunk” nuclear detectors.

    The next few words are the technical explanation of why we are absolutely certain we are dealing with a nuclear event, with no questions whatsoever. This is information available to all member of the press, the military, the scientific community and the general public. This means, of course, that anyone in “denial” of our assertion, proven with this much certainty, is defective as to mental function or suffers from moral degeneracy.

    The combination of the cameras plastic lens and the photoelectric effect produced in the cameras CCD pick up chip (because it is basically a very large array of photo diodes) allows them to act as very good detectors of high level ionizing radiation. Low level radiation in this case is not of concern because it will not immediately kill you or have long term negative health effects.

    By simply pointing the camera at an explosive event it will immediately determine if it is nuclear or not. When the camera’s CCD pick up chip is overloaded by excess radiation it will pixelize showing white sparkles all over the picture of the fireball or blast image area.

    http://www.veteranstoday.com/2015/05/29/how-israel-was-busted-nuking-yemen/

    • Men Scryfa says:

      Sorry Sov a clear case of ‘Nuclear Obsession’ – you’ve been had a bit like anyone who still thinks we live on a globe.

      I am not doubting that we have nuclear waste and depleted uranium hanging around all over the place as you have so ably pointed out. But the idea that these are ‘nuclear weapons’ (rather than simple dirty bombs – which is what has been used to intentionally cause a lot of the radiation in order to pollute the earth) is total baloney.

      The experimental use of the DEW weapons used on Tianjin has been reported by Carol Valentine back in 2012:

      http://worldblogofblogs.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/blog-of-blogs-blog-of-blogs-19×2012.html

      PLEASE NOTE: As Carol ably pointed out (if anyone had been bothered to take notice of what she was saying) there is a direct connection to Li Ka-Shing of the Li Family Bloodline and his company UK Power Networks (Big Time Chinese and Top 13 connections).

      During the most recent attack on London using similar weaponry that shut down High Holborn for days a calling card was left – when the Daily Mail reported on the incident an intelligence agent going by the code name ‘Teacup’ cheekily left a message at the top of the comments putting the blame on China:

      “I THINK IT’S A CHINESE PLOT…. SO CLOSE DOWN CHINA TOWN”

      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3022732/Holborn-underground-blaze-caused-pavements-explode-rages.html

      You’ve got to be wide awake to keep an eye on these crafty b*stards

  4. Lynn says:

    They want chaos and diversions. WW111 has to start somewhere, perhaps Putin wasn’t playing ball. Red China being Communist is more than ready. Inside job again???.

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