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Massive explosion in Cyprus kills twelve

... because leaving explosives outside when temperatures reach 40 degrees isn't dangerous at all...
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Re: Massive explosion in Cyprus kills twelve

So, are the Turks going to seize the opportunity?
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So, are the Turks going to seize the opportunity?
Nope. They got everything they wanted (and had planned for) back in '74.
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Confiscated in January 2009, two and a half years ago !!!
Why was nothing done about the stuff in this long time ??
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Why was nothing done about the stuff in this long time ??
You're asking this question about Cyprus?
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Re: Massive explosion in Cyprus kills twelve

This was just a harmless Iranian export to Syria.
Well, it's harmless now - after killing the Cypriot Navy chief (among 11 others).
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ehmmmmmm yes about a country with Sandhurst educated officers
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ehmmmmmm yes about a country with Sandhurst educated officers
If I tell you that the most important word in Greek is 'avrio', you'll start to get the picture...
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This was just a harmless Iranian export to Syria.
Well, it's harmless now - after killing the Cypriot Navy chief (among 11 others).
You mean some people in Syria now have to be happy about the point that this stuff never arrived in Syria ??? This of course may be correct, but the report does not say what sort of explosives it was. Semtex and similar stuff simply cannot go off as simply as that. In case of older more traditional material like dynamite and TNT, the storage is what is decisive

To find out about the details is no something for the Cypriots in charge as there indeed are quite many questions. True again, Semtex or thelike is not to meet its expiry date before some 5 years (or more) after manufacture date

As usual in such cases, lots of questions and no answers
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As usual in such cases, lots of questions and no answers
Oh, the answer is already quite clear: negligence.

It's bordering on the criminal that the people responsible (who have resigned, incidentally) had to wait for 12 deaths, several dozen injuries, several hundred broken windows and the destruction of the power station that supplies 60% of the nation's electricity before realising that leaving live ammunition in the open air might not be such a brilliant idea.
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Re: Massive explosion in Cyprus kills twelve

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If I tell you that the most important word in Greek is 'avrio', you'll start to get the picture...

Manana or al-youm-acher ! ok, I think I am getting it. Nevertheless, some questions remain
> what sort of explosives was it
> why was it stored near the seaside
> what was the purpose of the visit
> in what kind of container was it stored

and those news chaps of both the Greek paper and the BBC are not any better than the Cypriots ! Writing about ammunition depots when it quite obviously must have been explosives (as in the same report)

As Semtex simply does not go off without being "linked", and dynamite is getting antique, a rough guess must be that it was TNT, which is out of favour with the military but still preferred by the construction industry as it is a "slow" explosive

but again speculation speculation speculation ..................... and I am not very confident that the Cypriots will make the results of the investigations public really
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