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Confirmation Tianjin was Nuked

This was no chemical fire, this was China's 9-11.

…by Ian Greenhalgh, Britain  –  with Jeff Smith, USA


Fat Man - "We've come a long way baby!"

Fat Man – “We’ve come a long way baby!”

[ Editor’s Note:   Sometimes we like to move fast on a breaking story to beat mainstream news with all their money and manpower. And at other times our sixth sense kicks in, telling us to lay back a bit, study the early reporting for clues as to what is NOT being reported, and activate one of our specialty major investigation teams.

We unfortunately had more activity on our airline crash team in the last year or so, where those teams are weighted with senior pilots and crash investigators, mostly through long time contacts. When we get into mini-nuke investigations the list grows much shorter as there are fewer of those folks around.

As you will quickly learn below, if you do not know what to look for and have some depth in the scary science of what make various things go boom, and the trail left behind to tell you what it was, then having the evidence in front of you is of no consequence.

We have added more technical material than usual for a general audience as this piece had to also be written for weapons and explosive experts around the world, as they will catch onto this game very fast. Fortunately explosives are an intensively studied field with massive amounts of testing and data collected. The people who look at this stuff in their profession have to be walking encyclopedias of the past research so they can spot a tiny clue in a photo of massive destruction.

We have stepped up to the plate to do this because we have the ability and for the reason I gave Dr. Jim Walsh of MIT’s Securities Studies Program.  On a recent Press TV The Debate show on the anniversary of the Nagasaki bombing, I had planned to plug mini-nukes once again as the elephant in the living room of terror threats that the world now faces.

It is also one where there is a total security, media and academic institutional stand down on warning the public about any of this as more than a few countries have and are using these. That group does not include Veterans Today and it never will.

We feel we have a duty to push exposing this threat until the public wakes up that if they don’t get off their butts and start screaming you are going to see more of these happening. We have warned that doing nothing would only embolden those doing this, and we were right.

So I dedicate this article today to “expert” Mr. Walsh who was upset by my mention of the mini-nuke threat to the point of attacking it saying,

“I think this idea that there has been testing of mini-nukes around the world is crazy conspiracy talk. No serious person believes this… there is a test ban treaty that has monitoring testing posts all around the world designed to detect nuclear explosions associated with testing, they have never turned up any of this. I know of no serious person who believes that.”

My context of course, which I am sure Walsh understood, was not in formal testing, but “live” testing…as in on people and targets to demonstrate what they can do and to send a message to someone(s)…and yes…to terrorize people. So Mr. Walsh, excuse me if we don’t consider you and your buddies “serious people” as with you protecting us we are in sad shape. And speaking of that, you and your crowd need to shape up or ship out, sir… Jim W. Dean ]

[ Update: We have a followup article showing a frame by frame analysis of the explosion video. ]


Two weeks ago a devastating explosion took place in the port city of Tianjin, China. Official reports claimed a chemical storage facility had caught fire and exploded. Mobile phone footage taken by residents showed an enormous blast and fireball.

Within days, aerial photos revealed the stunning extent of the damage. A steaming black crater marks ground zero, while the apocalyptic surrounding landscape is charred and flattened. Rows of burnt-out cars and twisted shipping containers stretch into the distance on all sides.

The extent of the devastation is such that it must have been a very big bang indeed.

The extent of the devastation is such that it must have been a very big bang indeed.

The total burned area spans 20,000 square meters and continues to be dangerous—more explosions were reported by Chinese authorities on the 15th of August. Residents within a 3-mile radius have been relocated; at least 85 victims of the accident have been reported dead.

We were immediately suspicious, such huge explosions have to be viewed with suspicion these days when tactical nuclear weapons can and are used with alarming frequency – 9-11, The Khobar Towers, the Haiti Earthquake and most recently, air dropped on Yemen.

Massive devastation over a wide area.

Massive devastation over a wide area.

The mobile phone as radiation detector

The key clue that allowed us to identify the use of a nuke in Yemen was the presence of scintillating pixels – white dots that flashed on and off briefly in the mobile phone videos of the explosion. The CCD imaging sensor within the camera phone is being struck by radiation thus causing a pixel to overload and appear white; in this way a mobile phone can serve double duty as a crude but effective radiation detector.

When the Tianjin blast occurred I immediately looked at the mobile phone footage of the blast and tried to find scintillating pixels; I couldn’t find any, but the huge white hot fireball and sheer size of the blast effect apparent in the footage (shaken buildings, breaking windows etc.) certainly didn’t feel like a conventional explosion to my relatively untrained eyes.

It was actually VT Contributor and expert on all things nuclear, Jeff Smith who taught us about scintillating pixels and the use of a mobile phone camera to detect radiation; therefore I consulted him about the lack of scintillation in the Tianjin footage:

Scintillation is based on the distance from the blast. The farther you get away from the blast the less neutron exposure you get. CCD Cameras will detect scintillation but only at high levels. They are not sensitive to far field radiation patterns. All CCD cameras were too far away to be sensitive enough to show scintillation properly.

So you have to look at the white out in the centre of the photo. This is where the brightness is so great that it overloads the ccd pickup chip causing a clipping effect. The fact that the fireball was whited out or clipped indicates that the colour temperature was over 4,000 degrees C. Only achievable in a nuclear blast. The cameras auto gain circuit clips the video level for being too bright so you get a white out on the screen.

The fireball with white hot centre.

The fireball with white hot centre.

No scintillation but a clear piece of evidence indicating a nuclear explosion in the form of the huge white fireball – once again, mobile phone footage proves useful in deciphering the truth.

The parking lots full of toasted cars

As reports and images became available, we studied them carefully for evidence of the use of a nuclear weapon and sadly, it was not long before we found it – the first big clue coming with the pictures of the thousands of toasted cars that looked eerily like those seen on 9-11.

Thousands of burnt out Volkswagen Beetles close to ground zero in Tianjin.

Thousands of burnt out Volkswagen Beetles close to ground zero in Tianjin.

While a layman like myself can recognise the overall similarity, it takes an expert to fully analyse the evidence contained in the pictures; luckily, at VT we have such an expert in the erstwhile Jeff Smith who provided the following analysis:

Normal people are not trained in what to look at so they simply ignore the obvious. However, once you see enough explosions like this you begin to spot the artefacts in the photos real fast. Unfortunately all of these people that know this stuff usually work for the government. Just like I did.

The big clue is in the ash produced and the exploding radiators on the cars. They show the radiation and the blast patterns the best. All melted rubber, glass, and aluminium but no melted steel? This tells you it is from radiation and not from a gasoline fire. Temps between 1500 degrees C for melting aluminium and less than 3,000 degrees C for melting steel. Everything organic ashes below 450 degrees C.

This had a plasma fireball that was over 4,000C! Only a nuke can do that. The clue is in the white ash leftover from the thermal blast.

White ash caused by the thermal blast covered everything near ground zero.

White ash caused by the thermal blast covered everything near ground zero.

A. The fuel tanks did not explode.

B. The rubber tires were ashed not burned see the white powder residue around the cars.

C. The radiators are all gone; indicating Freon explosions.

D. All the glass is ashed or melted; also the the glass was blown out not in.

E. All new white cars show extreme effects from very high temperature heating. The paint is badly damaged due to a very high oxidation rate effect.

F. Silicone rubber tires ash at 500 degrees centigrade. Glass ashes at 1500 degrees centigrade. Gasoline at 250 degrees centigrade. Tires melted but no gas tank explosions; just like on 911.

G. Yellow Volkswagen Beetle cars untouched due to location indicating radiation shielding from a nearby building. Just like on 911….

H. Finally and most important is all of the nano particle sized ash on the ground everywhere. Purple haze in photo is an indication of toxic levels of the gases fluorine, chlorine and sodium.

Conclusion; The damage to the cars was produced by neutron radiation damage and not by conventional explosives or a fuel-air explosion. The distance from ground zero is too great for a standard blast to melt the glass and tires. Also the cars fuel tanks were shielded from the heat of the ignition source.


Purple haze indicating the presence of toxic levels of the gases fluorine, chlorine and sodium.

So there you have it, the ‘smoking gun’ evidence of a nuke is to be found among the smoking wreckage of those incinerated cars. However, the pictures of burnt out cars contain more evidence to be analysed before we move on to the other evidence.

The melted radiators and the role of Freon

As you can clearly see in the picture below, the radiator of this vehicle has been completely destroyed, incinerated into ash. Only the steel top plate remains, all of the aluminium and copper of the radiator core have been turned into a pile of ash. Once again, our resident expert Jeff Smith was able to provide insight and analysis of what we are seeing:

Incinerated remains of a car close to ground zero.

Incinerated remains of a car close to ground zero.

All of the radiators exploded from Freon decomposition into methane, deuterium fluoride, and phosgene gas; thus causing engine fires – note the melted hoods and also how overpressure from an air burst explosion has compressed the hoods of the cars.

The copper-clad/aluminium automotive radiator is transparent to nuclear radiation. It acts as a black body hollow-ram neutron reflector and functions just exactly like its bigger brother the two staged Teller-Ulman H-bomb. What this means is if you put DT gas or 2HF (Freon) in a vacuum chamber such as a car radiator, you reduce its density thus it take less energy to either split it or fuse it when exposed to neutrons, Gamma-rays or even soft x-rays from a nearby nuclear explosion – if the blast is large enough or close enough.

This forms the basis of a micro nuclear explosive device, with ignition temperatures high enough to melt just about anything that comes in contact with it. The key is in the lower density of the gas making compression of it a lot easier. This explains all of the melted car air conditioning radiators and follow on fires. Also the lack of fallout.

Here you can actually see the radiators at the front of the cars are on fire but the rear of the cars are untouched.

Here you can actually see the radiators at the front of the cars are on fire but the rear of the cars are untouched.

See Appendix A.

The Crater at Ground Zero

Once again, Jeff Smith was able to provide detailed analyses of the available imagery of the blast crater at ground zero and the damage to the surrounding area. Jeff along with Jim stone and others stated that:

This was NOT an accident, the fracture pattern around the crater proves a to be a shallow sub ground burst. If it was a sub ground burst, then a small nuclear weapon is the biggest possibility because once a nuke has to push dirt, the blinding flash will not be seen. A slightly subsurface detonation would explain why camera sensors did not get strange artefacts. And if it was not a nuke, it was something else incredibly huge, but not a fuel air bomb because fuel air bombs will not leave craters. They also leave an oily carbide residue on everything.


Even my layman’s eye can immediately tell that the explosion that caused this level of devastation was far beyond a mere explosion of stored chemicals. Also, there were no storage buildings at ground zero, just some stacks of shipping containers. Also, it is obvious to me that immense heat was present – look at the gray-white ash everywhere. Jeff was able to explain what I was seeing in these disturbing images:

A little bit more of a detailed explanation: If the blast happened at ground level, almost all of the energy would go upwards and the blast would not have made a large deep crater, especially one large enough and deep enough to make that lake. If you look to the right hand side of the lake, you can see fracture patterns in the earth, which were caused by the earth being compressed sideways and not downwards. This would only be done with a sub surface blast. After the blast, the earth bounced back towards the centre of the lake, which opened up the cracks.


Look closely at the ground around the lake. Those who claimed it was not a nuke cited the fact that if it was, everything around the crater would be vaporized and wiped clean. Now that we have the real crater pic from the big blast, YEP, it matches that perfectly. Take a look at the containers laying in the lower left corner of this picture – they have no paint or colour, which means they had the surfaces incinerated by intense heat only a nuke or other super weapon would reach. If this was a carbide blast, they would be black or have their original colours to some degree, complete colour change to only gray proves this explosion was FREAKING HOT.


That type and size of blast crater will only happen if a massive bomb goes off a few feet underground, such as a tactical nuke in a drain pipe which leaves scant few alternative options. No chemical blast did that, PERIOD. The building that is still standing in the upper right hand side of the frame is a typical example of what is left after a nuclear test, concrete buildings seldom get levelled, but they do get gutted by nuclear blasts. Just look through pictures of the soviet nuclear tests and you will see this. Bottom line? The aftermath is completely consistent with a nuclear blast.


Even to the untrained eye, the imagery of the aftermath of this awful event cannot be mistaken as anything other than horriffic; when you also have expert testimony that explains the true nature of what you are seeing the imagery becomes even more shocking and disturbing. Destruction on this scale will become commonplace if the perpetrators are allowed to get away with this as it will signal to all parties possessed of tactical nuclear weapons that it is possible to put them to use without disclosure of that fact by the media. Perhaps more concerning is China’s silence on the nuclear aspect of this great crime – they are still sticking to their story of fire setting off explosions of stored chemicals. As we have shown, this story is about as credible as the one about hijacking airliners with boxcutters; given state control of the media in China, it might be a while before people learn the truth.

Identifying the type of weapon and Seismology of the event

Now we have established that a nuclear explosion took place, let us examine more closely the nature of that explosion. One important question is the delivery method – was it a strike by a cruise missile or was it a bomb hidden inside a shipping container? Or is there another answer to this question? The crater strongly indicates the explosion was sub-surface which appears to rule out the bomb having been smuggled into Tianjin in a shipping container. It does not rule out a cruise missile strike however – the ground in this area is very soft, alluvial deposits of soft silts and clays deposited over time by the nearby river. A cruise missile impacting this soft ground at over 500mph would surely penetrate to some depth; if a delayed action fuse was fitted to the warhead, this would create an shallow underground explosion. Jeff Smith provides further analysis:

Note the crater is about 400 feet wide as measured by comparison to the standard shipping container sizes of 40 feet. The crater is a complex crater with a cardioid shape indicating a very low altitude or surface contact blast. Side ways compression of the soil indicates some ground penetration. Penetration depth of ground is based on soil type and burst height. Horizontal crater size is roughly equal to ( for every 100 feet, 1 Kiloton in size) see charts. This would put the blast size depending on air burst altitude to be between 3 and 5 kilotons of explosive power.

Satellite image of Tianjin with overlay of blast radius.

Satellite image of Tianjin with overlay of blast radius.

See Appendix B.

If it was a low altitude air burst, ground coupling will be less showing a smaller Richter scale reading than usual. The only question is the fallout issue. Was there any and of what type. Since it rained after the blast most of the fallout went out to sea proven by the massive fish kill in the bay. The safety zone was set at 3 kilometres. This is a correct value for small tactical nuke fallout range. 1 KM per KT. The only other question was it a uranium weapon a plutonium based weapon or other i.e. a fusion weapon? Uranium cannot be traced very well but a PU based weapon can be traced down to the reactor that made it and the chemical separation process that was used. Firemen were shown carrying radiation and poisonous gas detectors.

 Given the 3km evacuation zone we can assume an explosive yield of around 3 kilotons.  A typical cruise missile nuclear warhead such as the Israeli ‘Popeye’ carries 6 kilograms of plutonium; using the rule of thumb of 1 kiloton yield per kilogram of plutonium, the size of the explosion correlates with the yield of a typical cruise missile warhead.

Jeff also noticed that a secondary blast took place; this is another indicator of the nuclear nature of this event, as Jeff explains:

Well it looks like there were two major blasts not just one. There are two sections of the video where the blast whites out the entire camera. This is the original neutron burst going off; everything else is a secondary or the atmosphere heating up and burning.

Note: The reaction caused, a sustained glowing in the sky which is a well known indicator of a nuclear explosion. Non-nuclear weapons do not provide a sustained “Sun-like” illumination because they do not have enough energy to ignite the oxygen and nitrogen in the atmosphere.

Another aspect that requires study is the seismology readings of the event.. Once again, Jeff provides some insight:

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.



In this article we have tried to provide a thorough but clear and concise analysis of the available evidence and show that it is clear that this was no simple fire in a chemical storage depot that resulted in an explosion but rather it was  the detonation of a nuclear weapon of unknown type by an unknown party. We will examine the who and why in a follow-up article.

This is a very significant event that will undoubtedly prove to be of great importance in subsequent world events. In many ways, this is China’s 9-11.

Let us all hope that unlike 9-11, the Nuking of Tianjin does not become the cassus belli for a whole series of unjustified, brutal and bloody conflicts.

One thing is already very clearly illustrated by this tragic event – the gloves are most definitely off when it comes to the use of tactical nuclear weapons; we are living in an new nuclear age where a great number of countries possess the means to create and deploy tactical nukes and most worrying of all, these low yield weapons can be used and have already been used without fear of mutually assured destruction; the doctrine that prevented the Cold War from going nuclear. This makes the world a much more dangerous place and undoubtedly means we will see many more nuclear explosions in future.

There is an old Chinese curse – “may you live in interesting times”; these are certainly ‘interesting’ times for anyone who is paying attention to events in China.

See Appendix C for further reading and reference materials.

Appendix A:

An introduction to the physical principles of thermonuclear explosive devices would be incomplete did it not give at least a cursory overview of the different approaches to igniting thermonuclear


A thermonuclear micro-explosion is an explosive release of thermonuclear energy many orders of magnitude smaller than from a thermonuclear weapon. To achieve this goal, the fission trigger must be replaced by some other means of producing the required ignition temperature, but in a much smaller volume and without the large energy release.

The possibility of thermonuclear micro-explosions is itself a consequence of two facts: first, the fact that the minimum volume to make a thermonuclear explosion is given by the range of the charged

fusion products \ 0 , and, second, scaling. At solid densities and thermonuclear temperatures the range is of the order of a few centimeters and, is inversely proportional to the density p of the thermonuclear explosive. We can therefore write for this range.

X0 = a/p, a — const.

For the DT reaction we easily find that the minimum ignition energy is about 108 Joules. To obtain a useful gain the output energy should be at least ~ 100 times larger, that is, 1010 Joules = 10 n erg, which corresponds to the explosive power of approximately 2 tons of TNT.

The ignition energy can be substantially reduced by increasing the density of the thermonuclear explosive. However, since for p > p, the compression to higher densities also requires energy, the input energy is in reality larger than the value given by Eq. (132).

The time r to deposit the energy in the target is given by r ^ r/v, where v is the thermal expansion velocity of the thermonuclear plasma of radius r, which is a function only of the temperature.

Appendix B:

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57 Responses to "Confirmation Tianjin was Nuked"

  1. Buck7  October 16, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    This is more a question than a statement. I’ve viewed the Tianjin explosions several times from the various angles. In every video there appears to be a fire before the explosions happen. That’s not what I’d expect to see if it was a nuke. What kind of triggering mechanism would involve a fire? Every nuke I’ve ever seen started with a blinding white flash, not a fire, so, unless there was an incendiary device that was used as a cover, I find it hard to accept that it was a nuke. I’m open to a good explanation.

  2. urbanb  September 16, 2015 at 1:35 am

    If one would *really* like to stick head in hornets nest, and a cover-up of gigantic proportions, it would be to roll upp the “dusty plasma technology”. The “dusty plasma bomb” rewrites the prerequisites for nukes. The dusty plasma rocket engine will change space flight for ever. The dusty plasma battery will outperform any known battery technology and the dusty plasma reactor is cheap, fuel agnostic and with up to 90% efficiency. In addition it would wipe out the need for centrifuges for enrichment. It is all very real and tested, but every mortal that mentions anything about “thorium plasma battery” or the like will either disappear or die. 99,9% of all internet info just disappeared within a few days and and some trolls started to bash the technology just in case.

    • urbanb  September 16, 2015 at 1:43 am

      and Sheldon & Clark are the goto guys

  3. Ted Gorsline  September 8, 2015 at 10:46 am

    Israel did 9/11, killing 3,000 Americans thus stabbing in the back the nation that has given 50% of all its foreign aid since WW2 to Israel a nation of Jews who have the highest per capita income of any group in the world. Israel has succeeded with this so far by using money to buy off elected officials.

    The founders of Israel, the Rothchilds, also tried to stab Putin in the back finacing Oligarchs like Michal Khordokovsky to undermine him. They failed in this and Putin has rebuilt the Russian orthodox church as a bulwark against interantional Jewry.

    If they have now attacked China they have picked a fight with the three most powerful nations on earth. Its time for America, Russia and China to bury the hatchet and collectively destroy that cancerous scab called Israel. Only then will the world stop going to hell and it could be all be done in a day.

  4. Bonusje  September 6, 2015 at 3:30 am

    when the iphone was turned away the pixelation stopped what would not have occured in case of neutrons. When later pointed toward explosion the pixels came again!

    Let´s wait for radiation deseases .. and any radiation detection et all .. shall we?

    Because My Guess stil is it was 400 tons of mossad´s finest TNT

  5. JohninMK  August 31, 2015 at 10:31 am

    I found Joseph Gallagher’s via Facebook explanation of the cause very interesting given the NWO’s probable access to Nuke armed cruise missile Dolphin subs. From the replies in this thread we now know just how important this area was as a target. The Chinese are not known for a ‘snap back’ response so some delay might be expected in any retaliatory action, were the scenario to be as painted here.

    However, it is interesting to note, and no doubt a complete coincidence, but since the explosion the Chinese have dramatically increased their sale of US Treasuries (effectively rolling back QE3) which will cause the Fed a big problem, then today, someone has hit the German Bund market with significant sales.

    Physical attacks between super powers is so last century thinking. The new weapons are now invisible to the man on the street.

  6. annlili  August 29, 2015 at 9:55 pm

    the slow motion of second explosion really look like a bomb more than ordinary explosion: https://youtu.be/zUoDFIIp7pI

    • LC  August 30, 2015 at 6:55 pm

      But another problem is that digital filming can NOT show the real picture of nuke-explosions due to electronic interference which Mr. Greenhalgh has discussed.

      One easiest way to see Tianjin was NUKED is comparing its aftermath on cars with those on 9/11/01. They are identical & totally different even from cars blown apart with huge car-bombs.
      For proof put stuff like this in
      Google IMAGES: car bomb explosion

      & see that NONE of the cars were destroyed like the ones in Tianjin. Those cars couldn’t have exploded like they did even if each one had a car-bomb in it!!!! this happened to thousands of them without any bombs in them???
      For instance an extreem one is a 2013 massive car-bomb which killed 13 people in Damascus but is in much better shape than the cars in Tianjin or around WTC!!! That particular one comes up by putting in Google IMAGES:

      Car Bomb Explosion in Damascus Kills 13, State TV Says

    • LC  August 30, 2015 at 6:56 pm

      ACTUAL LINK: http://assets.bwbx.io/images/iPhCYyyH0sRY/v1/640x-1.jpg

  7. LC  August 27, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    Tianjin absolutely NUKED.
    Aftermath identical to 9/11.

    Q: where did the water in the crater come from???? This doesn’t look close to sea!

    Comment: This page opens real crappy may be due to the scibd file you have included.
    I posted link to original document this morning but wasn’t posted here.
    I think you should avoid Scribd files. THey’re total crap & slow down + usually can’t be downloaded by people who want to keep for reference.

    + thanks for all details.

    • LC  August 29, 2015 at 10:52 pm

      For some shocking images of Tianjin nuke typing stuff like this in Google IMAGES:

      tianjin atomic explosion satelite photos

    • LC  September 1, 2015 at 9:46 am

      VT’s Rand Clifford Seems to have it right yesterday that China was nuked for devaluing its currency without authorization of RKM.

      But this nuking must’ve been very well planned & targeted by RKM long in advance of the unauthorized currency devaluations though!!!

      I can’t emphasize enough that we are NOT dealing with humans here but with Shapeshifting Reptilian Cannibals-In-Control (CIC). There’s NO human solution against these NON-HUMAN evils.

      Another collection of pics confirming Tianjin Nukes can be seen if you put stuff like this in Google IMAGES:


      Notice some 9/11 toasted cars also come up & look identically toasted & roasted.

      BTW: the fireball mushroom cloud looks at least a mile high (NOT a couple thousand feet)!!!

      VW-Beetles above are rear-engine.
      We can’t see their vaporized engines with this frontal shot but in above search you see countless examples of vaporized engines as if each car was individually nuked!!!!

    • William Bourne  July 19, 2016 at 10:33 pm

      Volkswagen’s New Beatle is a conventional liquid-cooled front engine design like the Jetta. It is just hidden by a clever body design. Only the old pre-1980 Beatles had air-cooled rear engines.

  8. JS  August 27, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    Ian, according to Benjamin Fulford’s Aug 20 report, the nuke in Tianjin was aimed at disabling [EMP?] the Tianhe supercomputer at the National Supercomputing Center of Tianjin. And it occurred after China de-pegged from the USD on Aug. 11. Wiki page about the Center says: “On August 12 2015, the center was forced to shut down for a time (it was still offline as of August 14) due to widespread infrastructural damage, along with related security concerns, incurred as a result of the 2015 Tianjin port disaster.”

    I don’t know anything about the Center or its location relative to the port blast. I leave it up to you experts to tell us if Fulford is right. I suspect he is.

  9. Laika von old Monkshusen  August 27, 2015 at 10:21 am


  10. Raptor  August 27, 2015 at 7:56 am

    Man I smell Jim Stone…….Gordon…what say you?

    The firemen used lots and lots of water which seemed to have formed a small pond in the process. Of course it’s being called a nuke based crater. Look at more recent pics for enlightenment.


    • Ian Greenhalgh  August 27, 2015 at 9:27 am

      Are you incapable of looking at pictures and forming a valid viewpoint? Seems so to me.

      Go look at a before picture of the site of the blast – then answer how that huge deep crater came to be there. This is no ‘small pond’ and anyone with half a brain can see that.

      The quality of disinfo stooges seems to be hitting new lows.

    • Raptor  August 27, 2015 at 10:34 am

      Dude there is no need for such insults, only shows your weak position. That is water from the efforts to extinguish the f,ing fires….and yes…there are thousands of ” un burned ” ” ashed ” as it was referred to, tires on intact but burned out vehicles…yes do look at some more photos..you may in fact learn something.

      Better yet, why not grab some from other sources aside from Jim Stone and show this crater in all its glory.
      Obviously there was a massive explosion at the location in question but you’ve fallen short in proving what the actual cause was. Very very few entities have the capability to manufacture ( build ) if you will…such thermo weapons…..now….please tell your readers how it can be that China remains woefully ignorant of WHAT actually happen. Gonna tell us this is purely a covert affair…lol surely you’re not going there.


    • Jim W. Dean, Managing Editor  August 27, 2015 at 3:34 pm

      Raptor, The crater was well covered in the article. It is a lot to digest and we expected a general audience to have some difficulties with it but that goes with taking on a piece like this. No one substantial has stepped forward to put any holes in this so far. The same thing happened last year when we did the nuclear 9-11. No one substantial challenged us…just some internet peope whom we did not engage as we had decided to save that for those with the nuclear weapons of security background that would have their own access to some of the material.

    • Raptor  August 27, 2015 at 6:31 pm

      Jim, It’s my opinion that none are going to challenge because someone wants such an idea out there. Few of your readers have a clue about explosives…..yet there are several simple search queries that will educate them to such.. Try Waco Fertilizer explosion for example…one tiny little west Texas facility…nothing close to the scale of this event in China…calling it Nuclear, really…Is that your final answer?

      I love this site, but honestly…..you are reaching big time…rod of God…sigh!!


  11. Barry Warmkessel  August 27, 2015 at 12:18 am

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    Have you considered that this explosion could have been caused by a meteorite made of stone and organic material? There is a tremendous amount of energy in a comet fragment coming in at 70 km/sec. That could be the source of the flash that drove the camera sensor into saturation. Additionally, the organic matter could burn and produce the multiple fireball like debris. The impactor of around 2.5 to 5 meters in diameter could produce a 5 to 20 kt blast. The meteorite passing thru the atmosphere would produce nitric acid rain that was observed latter to ‘foam’ when it hit the ground.


    And large meteorites of around this size had hit Iran about two weeks earlier. There is no obvious reason for anybody to nuke China and in the middle of a parking lot at that. However, we are approaching a dangerous time in Earth’s history when meteorites may rain down upon Earth.

  12. Raptor  August 26, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    I have an uneasy feeling about this, however I’ll forge onward. The photos are off, scale is off, angle, the works… crater isn’t in focus…You can’t sell a salesman…..this is a huge black-eye if you ask me.. Who would nuke and why this location? Sure its easy after the fact when you can tie the past to the present….but come on…which is it?

    China is tech savvy, advanced, or they are still sucking hind teet. Fighting aliens in the deep blue one day, running for their lives at the hands of humans the next….lol wake the hell up already people.


  13. Worker Bee  August 26, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    “How many people realise that Orthodow Jews absolutely hate the Zionists?”

    Certainly some groups, such as Neturei Karta and the Satmar Hasidic community do not support the state of Israel, but numerous Haredi and Hasidic groups do live in Israel, and therefore implicitly support Zionism, even if they hate the secular Zionists and religious-nationalist Zionists (e.g. Naftali Bennett).

  14. Grampah  August 26, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    “Yes, 9/11 was a nuclear event and Tianjin also was a nuclear event, perhaps even the perpetraitors represented the same group?”

    And blame it on “enemy de jour”. Choose between Putin, Iran, “global warming”, ISIS, North Korea, the NRA or the car manufacturers seeking an insurance windfall. Mass media mavens will blame “lack of regulation”, building codes, minor officials, all soft targets.

  15. Jim W. Dean, Managing Editor  August 26, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    That puts the NY Times on the suspicion list. There was no point for them to jump the gun as the blast positions would be clearly identifiable from the overhead shots. Media is often seeded with bogus stories as they get copied the most first and widely distributed…called getting control of the spin early.

  16. emmy  August 26, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    The Chinese know they are nuked!
    Now they have 414 nuclear experts at place (2015-08-17):

    Beijing sends 200 more nuclear & biochemical experts to Tianjin (0:41)
    CCTV-News is China’s preeminent 24-hour English language television channel.
    published 17.08.2015
    Beijing on Monday sent 200 additional nuclear and biochemical specialists to aid operations at the blast site in Tianjin. They are joining 214 such forces who are already working there. Officials hope the move will speed up work on the pollution situation in the core area.

  17. Beydety  August 26, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    What nations are capable and would do this? Why Israhell of course but then again it could’ve been America. And you can’t rule out those banksters, they had many reasons cause of the Chinese financial situation.

    The crater size, blast radios and only a concrete office building left standing? Looks exactly like what a nuke dose and it could have been fired from a Sub.

  18. Thomas Joseph  August 26, 2015 at 10:31 am

    The NY Times conveniently identified the source of the blast as originating from the Hazardous Materials Warehouses of a company called Rui Hai International Logistics… they even provided a handy map. But, when comparing their map to aerial views of the blast site, you can still see the warehouses, they are heavily damaged but still standing… that’s because the center of the blast crater is located at least 200 yards away in an area of the yard that had no buildings at all prior to the blast. Typical MSM information control… immediate release of pre-prepared cover story. Move along, nothing to see here.

  19. Aziz Khalfan  August 26, 2015 at 8:06 am

    Countless satellites are constantly making spectral images of our planet’s geophysical surface in real-time.

    Of course the agencies that own these satellites have all the proof needed to confirm whether it was or was not a nuke event but I doubt if they will release such info to any Joe Sixpack.

    • Ian Greenhalgh  August 26, 2015 at 8:25 am

      Good point Aziz. In the late 70s, the Israeli-South African nuclear test on Prince Edward Island was picked up by a US Hotel satellite that was intended to detect the bright flash of a nuclear explosion. 40 years on and the satellites doing the monitoring are much more sophisticated no doubt, so I agree, there will be satellite evidence of this event. Maybe we will be able to obtain it, maybe not.

    • Detlef Reimers  August 26, 2015 at 8:40 am

      It was already mentioned in several newspapers, that the blastscould be seen from sattelites.

  20. Khalid Talaat  August 26, 2015 at 7:38 am

    Wait for it guys!
    The Muzlims did it.
    Muzlims hate China’s way of life.

    • Ian Greenhalgh  August 26, 2015 at 8:06 am

      As far as I know, no Muslim nation possesses submarines with the capability to fire cruise missiles with nuclear warheads.

    • captain obvious  August 26, 2015 at 8:51 am

      sarcasm about the inevitable MSM propaganda of course.

  21. Detlef Reimers  August 26, 2015 at 7:36 am

    I want to congratulate the investigation team here at VT for this thorough work. The last nukes were used in Syria and in Yemen. My reporting on a German blog ended in naming me a primitve jew hater and an anti semite.

    The world stand upside down and this is because of the media obstruction and lies, the very agressive name calling and persecution of every one who comes up with some facts about the nuclear world, but this time the military one. I was a teacher for 25 years in my country and I taught my pupils everything I knew at that time about all kinds of nukes, they made seminar works themselves which were discussed and so on.

    These pupils will not be vulnerable to any more lies of the kind we are bombarded with. Eve in my duty in the german army in 1970 I already learned about the “A-Zug” – A for atomar – which simply got special military training for the use of tactical atomic weapons.

    The media and politicians have successfully used the non knowledge of the people to narrow their perception only to the big nukes, never addressing the taktical ones and later the tactical neutron nukes.

    This article shows how bad the current situation really is. Yes, 9/11 was a nuclear event and Tianjin also was a nuclear event, perhaps even the perpetraitors represented the same group.

  22. Raptor  August 26, 2015 at 6:56 am

    Were there underground storage tanks at this facility? Anyone here know? It’s my personal opinion based on previous experience with Jim Stone that citing of his material is suspect and causes credibility issues for me. But hey, everyone is entitled to their opinion.

    Something smells, that much is for sure. For example: China is supposed to be a threat, right. So how is it that they take such a thing lying down? My opinion is a simple one….any threat is make believe designed to scare the masses and keep them controlled, satt weapons, high tech BS…All of it smoke and mirrors, and yes, they want it out there…..which gives rise to dozens of Jim Stone types who seem to have nine lives, just like cats. Maybe China has dispatched super warrior robots which will arrive on U.S. soil at any minutes….walking here on the Ocean floor of course..


    • Ian Greenhalgh  August 26, 2015 at 8:10 am

      Good question about underground tanks. I think the answer is no but I will try to find out for sure.

      Just to be clear, the material Jeff quoted was not Jim Stone’s, the reference to Jim Stone was added after another reader noted that Jim Stone had also quoted the same material that Jeff had – it was taken from a discussion among a group of nuclear experts. So neither Jeff nor Jim Stone wrote that paragraph, they both quoted it from another source.

  23. emmy  August 26, 2015 at 5:12 am

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    Some more proof for NUKE:
    1) Size of the Crater:
    See also: http://homment.com/Is-Tianjin-explosion-4000t-TNT-NOT-21t-TNT-Chinas-nuclear-9-11
    Official chinese version of 21 t-TNT-Explosion in Tianjin is a LIE! (crater-lake is 95 x 104 m)
    scientific online Crater-Calculator from University of Washington

    Leads to e.g. 2-8 kT nuclear device , placed 10-20m below.
    At place of crater was NO warehouse!
    2) Amercian Dan van Duren who made the viral video (at night) of the explosion and his friend got SUNBURN. typical for UV-radiation from welding, sun or nuke, NOT from chemical fire.
    see ( Tianjin Explosion 2015 sunburn v2 Sonnenbrand like Hiroshima nuke nuclear)
    Info about his sunburn not in MSM
    3) US is preparing for nuclear attack, study how to manage:
    “Planning Guidance for Response to a Nuclear Detonation, 2.edition 2010”


    New calcultions with nuclear device:

  24. captain obvious  August 26, 2015 at 2:40 am

    I hope the perpetrators of these atrocities are ID’d and exterminated.
    911, Haiti, Fukushima, Damascus, Yemen, and likely more too because the controlled media covers it up.. are also criminal because of that! we know who got the materials to make these things, and we know who controls the fake news media..
    anti-CRIMINAL is NOT “anti-semitic”, these criminals are not “semites”, they are liars and murderers hiding behind a false religion that says doing these things is ok.

    • Ian Greenhalgh  August 26, 2015 at 4:38 am

      We hope to ID the perps in follow-up articles.

      You are correct about the difference between criminals and semites, and that the Zionists should not even be called semitic, that is just a part of their great deception.

      How many people realise that Orthodow Jews absolutely hate the Zionists? Also, most Jews do not support the actions of this criminal cabal, those Jews who support Israel have been brainwashed and mislead.

    • Aziz Khalfan  August 26, 2015 at 5:48 am

      captain there are many more instances of usage of these nukes in other places such as numerous in Iraq and others but which we believed were ‘car-bombs’, ‘suicide-bomber’ and such infantile arguments.

    • captain obvious  August 26, 2015 at 9:03 am

      no doubt Aziz, I did catch a tidbit in an article here about a truck bomb where the “truck” would have had to have suspension that’d handle 50,000 TONS of explosives.

      as far as the racist ATTACK of calling someone “anti-semite”, I DO think it’d be appropriate for immediate DNA blood testing of the accuser, if not semitic followed by extreme punishment for racist hate speech slanderous and fraudulent attempt to destroy someones life.

    • Beydety  August 26, 2015 at 1:33 pm

      very good point about the trucks load capacity.

  25. Allesandro  August 26, 2015 at 2:25 am

    Interesting to note, many of the steel framed buildings close to the blast suffered from intense heat and blast effects, shock waves are still standing, burned out but still standing.A lot hotter than office fires.

    So what does that say about 9/11 and the twin towers? Certainly they were subjected to far,far,far less destructive forces, were better built and engineered and yet they supposedly pancaked?

    The videos everywhere showing the extreme pulverization into dust cascading in all directions, landing all over the city and nearby water, makes the official explanation a complete farce. Of course as an avid reader of VT I know what likely happened.

    If nothing else more and more people should start asking many more tough questions even if they were non-believers before now.

    • JohninMK  August 26, 2015 at 3:32 am

      Talking of steel framed buildings, as well as the towers you mention, what do the results of this blast show regarding WTC7? Now apparently rebuilt as a steel framed building without so much as a whimper about safety and risk of fire collapse from the building control and standards people.

      Awesome article by the way. The Chinese, who will be well aware of the causes and perpetrators of the event (if it was a cruise missile they probably watched helplessly as they tracked it in), must be really really hopping mad. I wonder what form the retaliation will take and will it be on the US or Israel?

      Certainly looks like WW111 is well and truly underway.

    • Ian Greenhalgh  August 26, 2015 at 4:30 am

      I am sure the Chinese are hopping mad. However, I need to study Chinese internal politics and issues more closely before I can comment much on whether they will respond and what form that response might take. One reason why the Chinese haven’t admitted this was a nuke will no doubt be that they don’t want to let their population know that they are vulnerable to tactical nuke strikes. Perhaps we will see the deployment of state-of-the-art missile defence systems in China soon, similar to what the Russians have provided to Syria and Iran.

    • Ian Greenhalgh  August 26, 2015 at 4:35 am

      Our latest research into 9-11 has shown that the large tanks of freon gas within the twin towers were utilised to form a type of two-stage hydrogen bomb. The small tactical fission devices were placed next to the freon tanks for the fire suppression system. When these primary stages detonated, they compressed the freon which contains deuterides and acts like a secondary fusion stage, greatly boosting the yield. This yield was directed upwards using the to be within a tube structure of the towers as a waveguide and this is what pulverised all those hundreds of thousands of tonnes of concrete and steel.

      You are very correct that we want people to start asking tough questions. In the past, it was the media that fulfilled that role, but in the modern era where the media are totally under control, the public themselves have to take over that role.

    • Aziz Khalfan  August 26, 2015 at 5:44 am

      That the Building and Construction Safety Codes of the US were neither questioned nor revised after 911 alone is evidence and sufficient proof that the authorities knew the collapse of the towers were not caused by the plane impacts nor by the fuel fires.

      After all WTC-7 collapsed with neither being hit nor being burned down and the fact that it did alone would have caused a safety moratorium on high-rise building construction if nothing else.

    • FV  August 27, 2015 at 1:14 am

      Ian Greenhalgh : sorry but I don’t buy the “freon-enhanced tactical nuke” explanation for 9/11. The only explanation that agrees entirely with the laws of physics is D. Khalezov’s deep underground (ca. 75 m), thermonuclear built-in demolition scheme. 3 explosions, 150 kt each (yes, that big). There could have been secondary, smaller devices too but they aren’t enough.

      Why ? First, estimate the amound of heat released from GZ after the collapse. It’s rather easy, that’s ordinary calculations for a heat engineer from aerial or satellite IR temperature measurements. The outcome is HUGE. That gives you a lower estimate of the device yield (since part of the energy was used to destroy the buildings). And yes, it will the give you the 3*150 kt order of magnitude.

      Second, use the cooling down time to estimate how deep was the heat source (yes, the same heat engineer can do that too), since it only depends on thermal resistance, and thermal resistivity of the ground is known. You get an astonishing result too, namely, the heat source was far deeper than the lowest level of the buildings.

      That’s it. Simple thermal engineering calculations that many technically-inclined people can do.

      By the way, awesome article here. But it’s a pity mathematical expressions don’t display correctly in Appendix A, since it makes it unreadable.

    • FV  August 27, 2015 at 1:23 am

      However, I must add that I don’t buy either the “white colour” proof AT ALL : as other people have already pointed out, saturating a photosite on a CCD has nothing to do with temperature colour, and temperature colour has nothing to do with real temperature (except in the case of a black body of course).

      And please don’t reply with the “he’s a nuclear specialist” thing, since there are also other “nuclear specialists” that have been debunked in 9/11 theories… remember Jones and nanothermite ?

    • Ian Greenhalgh  August 27, 2015 at 9:31 am

      Your logic is rather flawed for the simple reason that our nuclear experts, including Jeff Smith (who was actually there at Ground Zero in the aftermath) are the ones who debunked Jones and the nanothermite nonsense.

  26. James Robertson  August 25, 2015 at 11:44 pm

    This is very important. Many thanks.

  27. B. Bradley  August 25, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    Thanks for the comprehensive follow up on this Ian. And Jeff. Always educational at VT. China owns a lot of ports all over the globe but they chose the hit one actually in China seems to carry a significant message. The who and the why has a lot of fitting scenarios that would be easy to plug in as speculation but it will be interesting to hear what you guys put together. The now seemingly open use of nukes makes for a real ballsy game of chicken. Interesting times indeed.
    Thanks Ian.

    • Ian Greenhalgh  August 26, 2015 at 4:41 am

      You are most welcome.

      Tianjin is the port that serves as the gateway to Beijing so striking there really is striking at the commercial heart of china, or perhaps a better analogy is to say they struck at one of the main arteries.

      When you think about it, there is a parallel to 9-11 in that NYC is one of the USA’s major ports and commercial centres.

    • Jim W. Dean, Managing Editor  August 26, 2015 at 9:10 am

      It was also an attack on the Chinese military as the missile fuel compound would have been their facility. Everything around it was window dressing.

  28. frog  August 25, 2015 at 9:52 pm

    Where is General Ben Parton when you need him? Oh, that’s right, after confirming Oklahoma was blown up from the inside, went suddenly quite on 911 and more.
    These modernised ‘Davy Crockett’ mini nukes are going of like it’s the rothchilds own 4th of July.
    Whose next, they got away with 911,Bali,Yemen and now China.
    Only the US military can stop them, so come on boys!!!

    • Ian Greenhalgh  August 26, 2015 at 4:43 am

      They can definitely be stopped, but I think it will take the pressure from a public which has awoken from it’s ignorance to bring about the take down of the Zionist cabal.

      That is why I write about these events – to do my own little bit to try to wake people up!

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