17 February 2005 — Beirut
If the explosives were planted inside a car and then detonated, the asphalt wouldn’t be thrown meters away. We will explain this picture by picture below:
The center of the explosion under the road
The arrows show the direction of the explosion.
Since it was planted underground, it created a V crater from the bottom to the top.
These cars are the nearest to the hole, but, unlike the cars that are further away, these cars remained in their places, even though they are very close to the base of the explosion.
If the explosion happened above the ground (inside a car as they are saying) then how come i[t] had the power to dig such a big hole but it couldn’t push these cars away?
In the next graphic, you can see the following details:
The explosion’s source is underground, the pressure/force is vertical. The cars that are near the source will not be damaged as much as the cars that are further.
[If] the explosion is from another car … the pressure/force is horizontal. It will take the closest object to the explosion and throw it away (in this case, you can see how the two cars remained in their places, while glass was broken kilometers away!) There is no chance any car can endure such a huge explosion unless it avoided direct contact with the pressure as in graphic number 1.
The pressure coming from the underground explosion forces the manhole covers to fly. If the explosion was above the ground, the cover wouldn’t fly off…
The red arrows show pieces of asphalt. They are more than 100 meters from the explosion. The only way they got there was by flying.
Heavy materials falling on the cars
These cars are parked outside the main explosion zone. There are no buildings over them as you can see the big trees next to the cars. This is the highway coming to the St. Georges Hotel from downtown. The damage indicated by the red arrows is due to heavy materials falling on the cars. It is almost 200 meters away from the place of the explosion. The explosion threw heavy materials (like asphalt) 200 meters away by going up to a high altitude then falling down in big pieces to create these damages to the cars. Asphalt will not fly 200 meters into the air if the explosion is above ground. Therefore, the only way the pieces of asphalt flew 200 meters is by a pressure coming from underground and in this case, from under the road.
The distance between the explosion and the damaged cars
Big piece of rocks (Asphalt) right next to the hole of the explosion in case the pressure was from above, those ‘rocks’ were going to be smashed to small pieces, and no way they could have jumped outside the hole! Those ‘rocks’ are outside the hole because of a pressure coming from the bottom!
White arrow showing the big piece of asphalt
Two huge pieces of asphalt
Who can dig the road and plant a bomb and close the place back in Beirut?
During the Arab League summit conference in Beirut in March of 2002 that was held in Hotel Phoenicia (100 meters away from the explosion) a security zone was created by the Lebanese authority, the Lebanese secret services along with the Syrian secret services studied the area surrounding the Hotel from A to Z, they studied the area for security reasons (since all the Arab presidents and kings attended the summit) geographically speaking, the area was rebuilt after the civil war, so the maps are available (even the maps of the area “underground”), in addition to that, they (Lebanese and Syrian secret services) did a huge scan of the area, both over and under ground scan, so they know the area meter by meter.
Note: Unfortunately, the source of this article <http://www.lfpm.org/asphalt.php> is no longer available or it has been moved.