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Tianjin’s Fiery Explosion: Mainstream Media’s “Accident” by Corruption vs. Alternative Media’s Nuke or Rod-of-God Attack by Pentagon?

Thursday, August 20, 2015 12:45
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~~2015 continues to be the earth shaking year when world events seem to be spinning and colliding out of control. Last week’s apocalyptic chemical explosion completely leveled an area equivalent to six city blocks in northeastern China’s city of Tianjin, home to fifteen million people. The explosions killed 114 people, injured more than 700 with 70 more still missing. Two distinct enormous blasts were witnessed near midnight last Wednesday, the first equivalent to 3 tons of TNT and the second 20 tons. Incredibly the enormous blasts were picked up by a space satellite some 25 miles above the torn up earth that gouged out a lake-sized crater where part of a warehouse site storing hazardous chemicals had existed just moments before. A nearby parking lot filled with thousands of brand new cars lay completely gutted and fried. Windows and doors from miles around the seismically measured epicenter (generating a 2-3 magnitude on Richter scale) were shattered and torn off hinges.

Many witnesses described it as a nuclear explosion that suddenly erupted less than a week after the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombs that the US deliberately dropped twice before on two other Asian cities Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Even more eerie and sinister is the fact that the blasts occurred a mere day after China declared it had devalued its yuan by 1.9%, a strong indicator that China was preparing to announce its own replacement backed by gold currency, in effect pulling the life support plug off the dying US dollar as the world’s standard international currency. A recent past reminder that when other nations defiantly moved to drop the US petrodollar from its monopolized imperial perch, those countries were both swiftly bombed into failed state oblivion and their onetime US allied leaders Hussein and Gaddafi were both assassinated on short order. Could US Empire be once again flexing its deadly firepower muscle, sending a warning to China don’t mess with the US dollar-on-high or you too become another WMD victim of US superpower lethal force?

According to dissident sources inside China as reported by Mike Adams in his latest article from, the Pentagon shot a Rod of God from deep space to obliterate the toxic waste dump warehouse as a false flag accident waiting to happen. According to their charges, the rampant government corruption that routinely grants Chinese companies shadily bought permits to illegally operate greedily driven by profit over public safety would surely be blamed for the explosion. That corruption has been flourishing in a surging Chinese economy bent on overtaking its debtor nation American competitor now in rapid decline as the number one economic power of the world is undeniable. Thus this highly plausible explanation of an inevitable chemical accident waiting to happen would smoothly wash with mainstream media as well as the public in both America and China far more gullibly than any highly speculative, wingnut conspiracy theory of some science fiction driven WMD launched from outer space that was once featured in a 2004 issue of Popular Mechanics.

Evidence that China has been on heightened alert suspecting a possible retaliatory attack in recent weeks is supported by reports of unprecedented numbers of sightings of black military helicopters regularly flying in formation over Beijing and Tianjin. Additionally, for years thousands of Chinese migrant laborers have been living in underground dwellings underneath Beijing dated back to Mao’s bomb shelters. The government is launching an ambitious new project to revamp and modernize the underground living quarters. Russia also has built extensive underground bunkers for its people. Only in the West are the underground cities built for the elite and the military as a contingency plan for escaping war and contamination on the earth’s surface.

In recent months the Obama regime has formalized a new policy of aggression against cyber-attacks from foreign nations. A White House document dated May 16, 2015 states:

We reserve the right to use all necessary means – diplomatic, informational, military, and economic – as appropriate and consistent with applicable international law, in order to defend our nation, our allies, our partners and our interests.

A Pentagon spokesman also mimicked a military response to cyber-warfare as a viable and necessary option. In the face of ongoing US accusations that China has been guilty of engaging in repeated cyber-attacks despite US warnings to cease, a military strike on a vitally large Chinese port city may not be viewed as so far-fetched, especially when Beijing in an apparent currency war is perceived to launch an assault on the sacred US dollar.

Another speculative explanation emerging from alternative media sources is that the 3-acre crater left by the Tianjin explosions may have resulted from a submerged small nuclear device planted not far from ground level. The jagged edges from the surrounding crater in China suggest that it is consistent with photographs of similar craters caused by small nuclear detonations that Russians have tested.  

That said, it’s a lot easier for the powers-that-be to sell another explanation wholesale for the explosion in China. Right on cue just days after the tragic event in Tianjin, mainstream Western press has been hard at work making the case that China’s corruption directly led to the accidental explosions. The media is running a wave of breaking headlines now reflecting the official narrative of the Chinese government run media Xinhua that from October last year right up until recently in June the unscrupulous company Tianjin Dongjiang Port Rui Hai International Logistics that owns the chemical warehouse was handling toxic chemicals without a license. To demonstrate to the understandably upset Chinese citizenry that its Beijing government is reacting swiftly to bring those responsible to justice, within a day or two ten of the company’s highest ranking officials were arrested though four are currently hospitalized.

Vice president and part owner of the chemical warehouse company owning 45% of the shares happens to be the son of Tianjin’s former police chief. Apparently he is now in custody busily on cue spilling the beans, claiming because of his high level connections the controlling 55% owner-president brought him into the company to easily secure permits and licenses. Despite the law stipulating that all residences and streets be located at least 1 km (.6 of a mile) away from any hazmut storage area, the warehouse was allowed to be built illegally in too close of proximity to both residential housing and a public thoroughfare. When a safety evaluation company pointed out this obvious building code violation, the son of the police chief said his partner simply went out and found another less than honest safety inspector willing to look the other way for the right price.

It turns out there is also an ongoing investigation of Tianjin’s vice mayor from 2009-12 over alleged corruption charges as the current director of State Administration of Work Safety. In a damage control effort to stem the tide of public criticism while distancing themselves from sharing any responsibility, the state controlled media Xinhua conveniently omitted that the investigation was not in response to last Wednesday’s mishap because the inquiry had already begun months earlier.


Tianjin has been a fast rising star in the nation’s prosperity and growth as the world’s tenth largest port, the city boasting the highest GDP per person in China, supplying Beijing with industrial commodities such as the nation’s formidable steel industry (now producing half the world’s steel) along with a burgeoning hi tech industry and emerging as another urban financial center rivaling Shanghai and Hong Kong to the south and the nearby nation’s capital Beijing just 70 miles away in north China. As such, it has enjoyed its own independent district status similar to that of any province. Contributing substantially to China’s economic boom in recent years, Tianjin has been allowed a free hand to chart its own course. The downside to its rapid rise, Tianjin has become ripe with corruption and nepotism. At least this is the picture that the Beijing government as well as the Western press are currently painting to more easily explain why such a horrendous “accident” would ever be allowed to happen.

Within three days after the explosion heard around the world from China, Obama sternly warns Beijing to not send its law enforcement operatives to America to covertly crackdown on Chinese expatriates that have allegedly absconded with embezzled money from Chinese businesses back in China. Yet at the same time by decreed legislation the news goes public that Secretary of State Kerry can at will revoke expatriated Americans’ passports and force them to return to the US under the draconian suspicion that abroad they pose a national security threat. Is there any difference between US citizens owing 50 grand in back taxes being forcibly yanked from other nations back to totalitarian America? Again, the self-righteous hypocrisy of Obama’s warped sense of exceptionalism that allows him to constantly defy every international law against other sovereign nations while committing even more blatant acts of terror and aggression at will with impunity, then always accuses others of the very same offenses for which he himself is most egregiously guilty. 

In its Tianjin treatment the New York Times chose a predictable spin focusing on the Chinese government’s kneejerk ban against any social media commentary critical of Beijing and the resultant media blackout during the aftermath, echoing in lockstep diatribe with Obama’s incessant harking on China’s censorship and spotty human rights record. Talk about high crimes hypocrisy. This week’s Times headline read “Fear of Toxic Air and Distrust of the Government Follow Tianjin Blasts.” An excerpt from it blasts the Beijing government:

Just as the military cleanup crews have been unable to extinguish the smoldering fire at the port facility in Tianjin, the Chinese authorities have struggled to contain mounting public anger and distrust. The system of information controls they deployed after disasters like the 2008, Wenchuan earthquake, the 2011 high-speed train crash and the ferry sinking in June does not seem effective this time.

Also emphasized in the anti-biased piece was a public protest of distraught family members of dead and missing Chinese victims that disrupted and aborted government officials from finishing a press conference after the tragedy. For days Chinese authorities withheld even identifying what hazardous chemicals the storage facility contains. It has recently been disclosed that at least four highly volatile and flammable toxic chemicals were improperly warehoused together that existing safety laws expressly prohibit. Among them are calcium carbide, potassium nitrate and ammonium nitrate used in making plastic, fertilizer and dynamite respectively. However, the biggest revelation came when it was confirmed that 700 tons of sodium cyanide stored in wooden boxes or iron barrels were also being stockpiled. Due to its severe danger, regulations limit storage of sodium cyanide at a single location to just 24 tons.

As to how the actual explosions ignited, claims by firefighters believe that initial first responders at the site may have used water to combat the fire. But sodium cyanide is soluble in water and reacts violently to form a highly combustible and ultra-toxic hydrogen cyanide gas. Worst fears were realized on Tuesday when it rained in Tianjin, producing a foam coating the city streets far beyond the chemical storage site and frequent reports from city residents complaining that their eyes and elbows burned. Yet while the Chinese authorities have maintained throughout that the current level of toxins in the air or in the groundwater pose no serious threat to human health within the city, when the fire persisted until last Saturday, it prompted orders for residents living within a 3 km (1.5 mile) radius to be evacuated to temporary emergency shelters in area schools. Even today smoldering smoke can still be seen billowing from the ashes and charred debris. 

As the fully emerged Asian nemesis in close partnership with America’s other demonized cold war enemy Russia, as of late it’s no surprise that China has also ranked increasingly higher on America’s shit list. A few months ago Washington accused Chinese military cyber-intelligence of infiltrating large American companies and stealing trade secrets, then even more serious recent claims were levied against Beijing for an alleged cyber hack attack mining critical personal data on thousands of federal employees. At the same time Obama’s Asian pivot tour designed to rally US puppet allies Japan, South Korea, Philippines and more recently Vietnam against the growing regional threat of China fell flat, rising tensions are ramping up over territorial claims of disputed islands.

Then came last month’s largest US-Australian joint military exercise dubbed Operation Talisman Sabre joined for the first time this year by armed forces from Japan and New Zealand, the provocative rumpus through the Pacific backdoor waters of China only heightened the conflict. That was then immediately followed by this week’s US led dozen-nation participation of military drills for 10 days designed to rattle the nerves of North Korea. Instead it elicited a direct threat from the little rogue nation against the big rogue nation. Emboldened by China as its big brother protectorate and by Obama’s paper tiger reputation, North Korea actually threatened to attack the US mainland this week should the war games proceed. Meanwhile, despite recent South Korean overtures seeking reconciliation with its fellow Korean neighbor to the north, the US Empire’s divide and conquer self-interests will only ensure that the two Koreas remain armed and divided adversaries. Peace anywhere on earth is not part of either Empire or the globalist agenda.

Thus with the progression of escalating West versus East conflicts heating up around the globe, desperately seeking to recklessly retain its global hegemony and full spectrum dominance, the US likely attacking Tianjin is Empire brazenly upping its ante on the geopolitics chessboard toward World War III. US warmongering aggression may well have covertly spilled over last week as the ultimate shot across the bow in retaliation for China’s currency war devaluation the day before.

Dave Hodges of the Common Sense Show just posted an article taking the sequence of unfolding events a step further with conjecture that China’s revenge against America’s alleged act of war in Tianjin might be using its advanced electromagnetic pulse weaponry to – in an instant flash – take down the highly vulnerable US electrical power grid. He logically covers the probable series of horrific consequences that would rapidly befall America, outlining the water crises that would cause immediate contamination of a grossly depleted water supply, loss of food output, poor sanitary conditions leading to an out of control cholera epidemic, total collapse of the already crumbling house of cards, debt-based economy and within two years’ time the death of 90% of the American population. The grid susceptibility that the US perilously faces even by an ISIS attack on American soil armed from such heavy weapons as US-supplied surface to air missile launchers is also alarmingly real. If in fact the globalists called for the Pentagon’s devastating false flag attack on Tianjin last week, all the cataclysmic destruction alternative media has been warning America about culminating most likely in September and October may have just been sealed.


Joachim Hagopian is a West Point graduate and former US Army officer. He has written a manuscript based on his unique military experience entitled “Don’t Let The Bastards Getcha Down.”  It examines and focuses on US international relations, leadership and national security issues. After the military, Joachim earned a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and worked as a licensed therapist in the mental health field for more than a quarter century. He now concentrates on his writing and has a blog site at

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  • LifeIs

    “…a Rod of God from deep space…” is a proposed weapon, not an actual one, and we have no transportation to deep space.

    And we have no streak of light, which a high-speed projectile would make.

    “…sightings of black military helicopters regularly flying in formation over Beijing and Tianjin” would not do anything
    to guard against “deep space” weapons. They might be very useful in detecting forward-positioned nuclear devices.

  • JKnTX

    Study history please. Look at the Texas City, Texas disaster in 1946 that killed the most people of any industrial accident in USSA history. One of the 2 ton anchors off one of the five ships in the port that got blasted that day was blown 1.62 miles inland, now on display at the memorial park to the event.

  • Robert Fallin

    Nuclear and fuel-air bombs typically produce the familiar “mushroom cloud” signature; while this explosion clearly did not. More likely, the explosion was produced by a space-based HAARP or particle-beam weapon.

  • DK

    “The typical evidences of an explosion of a lethal device are the formation of a :arrow: crater :!: and some other damages”

    “2. Crater as the effect of an explosion to the environment:

    The true crater is limited by the area that emerged after the cleaning of pieces of the surface that went back to the crater after having been thrown out by the explosion. In this paper, the dimensions of the crater are adopted in accordance with Cooper [4]. The crater emerges as the consequence of the brisance effect of an explosion to its immediate surroundings [6]. In case of an explosion on the soil surface or just above the soil surface a pressure wave is created that compresses the surrounding area. The explosive wave spreads through the air and through the surface – in this case that surface is asphalt [12]. High explosives, such as TNT, PETN and hexogen leave visible traces in the form of blackening in the centre of an explosion because of the presence of carbon in the products of decomposition due to the contents of organic components and their negative oxygen balance [8]. Craters can be the source of fragments of the device and the explosive residues also.”

    “estimation of the mass of explosive based on crater dimensions and after its transformation it will be as follows:
    where Me (kg) is the mass of explosive used and D (m) is the diameter of the crater.”

    Ivana D. Bjelovuk, Slobodan Jaramaz, Predrag Elek, Dejan Micković, Lazar Kričak

    • Sensor

      “The explosion Saturday in the port city of Tianjin, China, has several startling features. The resulting crater within fractured rock indicates it could have been hit by a hyper-velocity, kinetic-energy, heavy-metal-constructed weapon (without a warhead) dubbed the “rod from God.” It is doubtful that explosions of mere chemicals could create a massive crater like this. This crater is being reported as 400 meters wide, and 7.5 meters deep.

      The first blast registered 2.3 on the Richter scale and the second 2.9. Eyewitnesses described what felt like a quake. USGS geophysicist John Bellini says seismographs detect man-made explosions in quarries all the time, but usually surface explosions are not detected very well because most of their energy dissipates upward into the air. The fact is that the Tianjin explosions registered a seismographic event that had as much energy as a small earthquake. One can reasonably conclude that unlike a surface explosion of chemicals, this kinetic energy released underground was caused by a powerful penetration of the surface.”

      • DK

        Perhaps if the crater was 4000 meters deep and 70 meters wide I could believe the kinetic penetrator theory – that’s the point of the penetrator, which is designed to bunker bust Cheyenne. It is a rod shaped projectile.

        RAF Fauld – the largest non nuclear explosion created a crater 240 meters across and was 30m deep, it was an underground detonation of an arms dump in 1944. the crater size which is and estimate at 400m and the depth also and estimate at 7.5m suggests a surface detonation.

        The likelihood is that a vast store of military grade explosives/weapons was concentrated in the area on the surface in a Soviet style super dump which was touched off by something or someone. However no matter what happened, the entire storage was done illegally even in China.

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