The ammonium nitrate remained at the port for years because “it was being siphoned off for military purposes” by Hezb’Allah.
No world condemnation – no emergency UNSC meetings. No media outrage. Savage.
Hezbollah was taking Beirut ammonium nitrate to produce weapons: Source
By Al Arabiya, August 13, 2020:
Hezbollah had been slowly siphoning off the ammonium nitrate that was stored in the port and ignited in a deadly blast in Beirut to manufacture missiles and rockets, according to a security source and a source close to the organization.
This picture taken on August 9, 2020 shows a Lebanese flag flying along a bridge near the port of Lebanon’s capital Beirut, while in the background are seen the damaged grain silos opposite the blast site of a colossal explosion due to a huge pile of ammonium nitrate that had languished for years at a port warehouse. (AFP)
“Lebanese security services also received American warnings from US envoy David Satterfield about the existence of two missile assembly plants, in South Lebanon and the Bekaa,” added the high security source, who explained that weapon shipments were transferred on regular basis into Lebanon via the port as well as over the country’s land borders.