Who Profits from the Beirut Blast?

7 August 2020 — Asia Times

Making the case that the explosion resulted from an attack

Pepe Escobar

The narrative that the Beirut explosion was an exclusive consequence of negligence and corruption by the current Lebanese government is now set in stone, at least in the Atlanticist sphere.

And yet, digging deeper, we find that negligence and corruption may have been fully exploited, via sabotage, to engineer it.

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Beirut Blast Wrap-up

5-6 August 2020 — Moon of Alabama

Updated below

Yesterday 2.750 tons of ammonium nitrate stored in a warehouse at the port of Beirut, Lebanon, exploded. The blast killed more than 100 people and wounded more than 4,000. Many buildings in Beirut were severely damaged. The pressure wave broke windows as far 10 miles away. Beirut’s port is mostly destroyed. Lebanon’s national grain reserve, stored in grain silos next to the explosion, is gone.

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Lebanon News Links 30 November – 15 December 2019

15 December 2019 — The New Dark Age

Global Warfare: “We’re Going to Take out 7 Countries in 5 Years: Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan & Iran..”
https://www.globalresearch.ca/we-re-going-to-take-out-7-countries-in-5-years-iraq-syria-lebanon-libya-somalia-sudan-iran/5166

US-Backed Parties Infiltrated Lebanon’s Protests, Pushing Country Toward War Amid Economic Collapse
https://popularresistance.org/us-backed-parties-infiltrated-lebanons-protests-pushing-country-toward-war-amid-economic-collapse/

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Lebanon News Links 30 October 2019

30 October 2019 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day, so please check back

Today’s links 30 October 2019
http://mikewhitneysgraspingatstraws.blogspot.com/2019/10/todays-links_30.html

Why Lebanon And Iraq Are At The Brink Of Further Strife
https://popularresistance.org/why-lebanon-and-iraq-are-at-the-brink-of-further-strife/

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Has Hezbollah built a tunnel to Israel? Israel has not provided enough evidence

7 December 2018 — Voltaire Net

For the third consecutive day, the Israeli defence forces are continuing operation “Northern Shield”. The project is under the command of the Head of the North Region, General Yoël Strick, and is being supervised by the Head of the General Staff, General Gadi Eizenkot.

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War on Lebanon? The Geopolitical Battlefield. Mounting Tensions with Israel By Andre Vltchek

21 February 2018 — Global Research

Should It be Devil, Deep Blue Sea… or Russia?

Lebanon, as so often in the past, is facing mortal danger.

Saudi Arabia is putting great pressure on the Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, a powerful but controversial figure who holds dual nationality – Saudi and Lebanese. Riyadh expects Lebanon to play by its own rules, sidelining Hezbollah, ending Iranian influence in the country, and promoting Saudi business and political interests… or else. It is a clear that foreign aid from the Gulf is increasingly conditional.

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Saudi-Israeli Friendship Is Driving the Rest of the Middle East Together By Federico Pieraccini

20 November 2017 — Global Research

Through its top official, Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS), Saudi Arabia continues a wave of internal arrests, having seized nearly $800 billion in assets and bank accounts. A few days later, MBS attempted to demonstrate his authority by summoning Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri to Saudi Arabia, where he was forced to resign on Saudi state TV. Trump tweeted support for Bin Salman’s accusations against Iran and Hezbollah, and the future Saudi king even obtained Israel’s secret support. Iran, meanwhile, denies any involvement in Lebanon’s domestic affairs or involvement with the ballistic missile launched by Houthi rebels towards Riyadh’s King Khalid International Airport a few days ago. Meanwhile, Trump, Putin and Xi met recently and seem to have decided the fate of the region in an exercise of realism and pragmatism.

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