The Explosion in Beirut…

Don’t know if you saw it, but yesterday there was a terrifying explosion in Beirut. Truly, a horrifying event…

Over on, they offer a fascinating before/after series of satellite photographs which show you what things looked like just before the explosion and the crater that was left -along with all the destruction- after the fact.

At this point, there are at least 100 deaths, though I suspect that figure will rise dramatically, and over 2000 injured.

The cause of the explosion is still under investigation but it appears, from early reports, that the same chemicals used in the Oklahoma terrorist bombing were present in the port that went up.

Needless to say, port employees/bosses are going to come under some very heavy scrutiny for allowing these volatile chemicals be stored so near a major city.

It’s yet another aching and incredibly sad thing to witness during this seemingly cursed year.