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The aftermath of the August 2015 explosion in Tianjin.
Tianjin explosion appears to be state-sponsored industrial sabotage

WMR's sources from throughout Asia are reporting the same thing: the massive August 12 explosion that completely obliterated the Binhai New Area of the special economic zone city of Tianjin appears to not have been the result of an accidental chemical explosion but from state-sponsored industrial sabotage.

The initial explosion was followed by a series of other explosions, said to be from combustible materials stored in the port and warehouse area. Moreover, WMR's sources report that the nature of the initial shock wave and secondary fireball indicates that the conflagration may have been caused by a tactical nuclear bunker buster bomb hidden in a shipping container.

Among the 117 deaths from the explosion were a number of firemen. Some 70 people, most of them firemen, remain missing with a fear that they were vaporized by the series of explosions. Some 800 people were injured in the blast. Damage to the surrounding area was extensive with more than 8000 new cars from Hyundai, Kia, Volkswagen, Renault, and Toyota left as burnt-out shells from the explosion. Nearby metro train stations, a Japanese department store, and the National Supercomputing Center of Tianjin were damaged by the explosions.

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Cars destroyed in the explosion.
Tianjin is 75 miles east of Beijing. The area of the explosion was deemed hazardous to health and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang did not pay an official visit to the city until four days after the explosion, an indication of the hazardous environment in the city after the blast.

China responded to speculation that the blast may have been caused by sabotage by closing down a number of websites that reported that the explosion was no mere accident. China sent a team of nuclear experts into the city to check for high radiation levels. A Western resident of Tianjin told the BBC that the mushroom cloud resulting from the explosion resembled a "nuclear blast." A Chinese truck driver reported that the blast was "like what we were told a nuclear bomb would be like." Another eyewitness from Washington, DC told NBC News that the explosion was like "a small nuclear bomb." Tianjin seismographs registered the two explosions at 2.3 and 2.9 magnitude, respectively. Witnesses reported an initial shock wave followed by the heat and fire from the blast, all indicative of a nuclear explosion from a 5 kiloton device. In comparison, the atomic bomb dropped by the United States on Hiroshima was 15 kilotons.
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The 4.10pm GMT satellite image of the explosion
The Tianjin explosion was so massive, a Japanese surveillance satellite, Himawari-8, photographed it from space. A South Korean satellite also captured images of the explosion from orbit. The explosion in Tianjin came three days after the 70th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Nagasaki and six days after the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. There is speculation in China that resurgent Japanese militarists loyal to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and with the support of the U.S. Pacific Command in Hawaii carried out the bombing as a message to China over Beijing's military moves in the South China and East China Seas.

The Central Intelligence Agency has long resorted to industrial sabotage against opponents of the United States. In 1982, a massive explosion resulting from the CIA's implantation of Canadian software containing a Trojan horse program occurred on the trans-Siberian gas pipeline that provided Soviet gas to Western Europe. The explosion was so powerful it could be seen from orbiting surveillance satellites.

The CIA had embarked on a program of what was described as economic warfare against the Soviet Union. It was President Ronald Reagan who approved the crippling of the Soviet economy by placing malfunctioning components in software and hardware that the CIA permitted the Soviets to either buy or steal from the West. It was supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) software for the Soviet pipeline provided by Cov-Can Control Systems, Ltd., a Canadian firm linked to CRC Bethany International Inc. of Houston, the software division of Crutcher Resources Corporation, that was sabotaged by the CIA and which ultimately caused the leg of the pipeline connecting the Urengoy natural gas field in western Siberia to Chelyabinsk to explode in a massive fireball.

There is evidence that the CIA continued its acts of sabotage against the Soviet Union. Soviet intelligence suspected CIA involvement in the 1986 nuclear meltdown at the Soviet nuclear power plant at Chernobyl in Ukraine because a U.S. spy satellite happened to be directly over the Chernobyl plant at the time of the reactor explosion. The explosion was blamed on human error and Soviet technological "incompetence" and "drunkenness" on the job was played up in the CIA-controlled Western media. The blackout by Soviet authorities on news coverage of the Chernobyl catastrophe also contributed to a popular reaction against censorship, an increasing number of samizdat or underground newspapers and leaflets, and the eventual undermining of Soviet control over the press and opposition political movements.

Baskut Tuncak, an ethnic Turk who has been the staff attorney for the Center for International Environmental Law in Washington, DC and is United Nations Special Rapporteur for toxic substances, immediately hit hard on China's censorship and lack of transparency about the incident. Tuncak criticized China for "deeply disturbing restrictions on freedom of press and on access to safety information." China has been waging a security campaign against ethnic Uighurs in western China, many of whom receive support from Turkish government agencies and NGOs.

The same criticism about a lack of transparency was leveled by U.S. and Western human rights organizations against the Soviet Union in the wake of the Chernobyl disaster. International hedge fund tycoon George Soros took advantage of Chernobyl to initiate his propaganda campaign against the Soviet Union and its Communist allies in eastern Europe. If CIA director John Brennan has borrowed a page from William Casey's playbook on waging industrial warfare against Russia and is applying the doctrine against China, the world has entered a very dangerous phase in a renewed Cold War initiated by Washington and which is drawing in NATO, Japan, and other U.S. allies.