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The Beirut explosion is one of the most powerful in history

The explosion that devastated Beirut on August 4 generated a power equivalent to 5% of the nuclear bomb in Hiroshima, according to British researchers who analyzed the damage caused by the blast.

On August 4, at six o’clock in the afternoon, a huge double explosion in the port of Beirut  destroyed half of the city , leaving a terrible toll of 181 dead, more than 6,000 injured and 300,000 homeless. The detonations were heard as far as Cyprus, 200 km away.

Due to the explosion of a stock of 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate, a substance used in particular as nitrogen fertilizer, the explosion would be one of the most powerful in history, apart from a  nuclear explosion , according to a  new study  by the University of Sheffield.

The team analyzed images posted on  social media  to estimate the spread of the shock wave in the city. They thus collected 38 data points which they coordinated with frame-by-frame audio and video analyzes.

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L’explosion de Beyrouth est l’une des plus puissantes de l’histoire

L’explosion qui a dévasté Beyrouth le 4 août dernier a généré une puissance équivalente à 5 % de la bombe nucléaire de Hiroshima, selon des chercheurs britanniques qui ont analysé les dégâts provoqués par la déflagration.

Le 4 août dernier, à six heures de l’après-midi, une énorme double explosion dans le port de Beyrouth détruisait la moitié de la ville, laissant un terrible bilan de 181 morts, plus de 6.000 blessés et 300.000 sans-abris. Les détonations ont été entendues jusqu’à Chypre, distante de 200 km.

Due à l’explosion d’un stock de 2.750 tonnes de nitrate d’ammonium, une substance utilisée notamment comme engrais azoté, l’explosion serait l’une des plus puissantes de l’histoire, hors explosion nucléaire, selon une nouvelle étude de l’université de Sheffield.

L’équipe a analysé les images postées sur les réseaux sociaux pour estimer la propagation de l’onde de choc dans la ville. Ils ont ainsi collecté 38 points de données qu’ils ont coordonnés avec des analyses audio et vidéo image par image.

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On October 9, 1967, the death of Che Guevara

Short biography of Ernesto Che Guevara

Ernesto Rafael Guevara de la Serna was born into a middle-class family in Rosario, Argentina. A student sensitive to the destitution of the poorest, he and his friend Alberto Granado made a trip through Latin America which aroused his desire to help the people by fighting against social injustice and convinced him that only the armed revolution could come to pass. end of socioeconomic inequalities.

After completing his medical studies in 1952, he learned about Marxism and went to Guatemala, then joined the troops of Fidel Castro in 1955. Nicknamed  Che Guevara , he took part in the landing of Cuba and the overthrow of the dictator Batista. Having become a Cuban citizen, he occupies by derogation several positions including that of Minister of Industry in Cuba and writes several books on the practice of revolution and guerrilla warfare.

In 1964, in his speech in Algiers, Che Guevara accused the Soviet regime of not being socialist, then in 1965 he left for Latin America to organize the guerrillas. He wants to export the revolution and thus create several fronts to attack US imperialism. Unable to extend the revolution to Congo-Leopoldville, he went to Bolivia where he was captured in the region of Valle Grande during a clash with the Bolivian army. The latter, under the orders of the CIA, summarily executed him on October 9, 1967.

Although accused by his opponents of being a terrorist and of having established torture camps, Che Guevara became a real myth after his death and a symbol for Marxist revolutionary movements around the world as well as for the struggle of the most poor and oppressed against US imperialism and capitalism.