Lebanon should look East and abandon the West

14 August 2020 — Asia Times

Post-blast Lebanon has everything to gain from rejecting the West’s neoliberal demands and embracing China’s Belt and Road

By Pepe Escobar

As much as Covid-19 has been instrumentalized by the 0.001% to social engineer a Great Reset, the Beirut tragedy is already being instrumentalized by the usual suspects to keep Lebanon enslaved.

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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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Lebanese Assafir Daily: Friends of Israel assume identity of Syrian opposition in Paris meeting

6 July 2011 — Champress

assafir.jpgBEIRUT- Lebanese Assafir Daily on Wednesday said that Friends of Israel in France assumed the identity of Syrian opposition members under a cover of the Muslim Brotherhood and some Antalya Conference members during a meeting held in Paris yesterday titled ‘Supporting Syrian Movement’.

The meeting was organized by La Regle du Jeu (The Rule of the Game) magazine and website which is headed by Bernard-Henri Levy, one of the staunchest defenders of Israel along with other French figures that can only be described as Israel’s friends in France.

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Syria: Old whine, new bottle By William Bowles

26 October 2005

The UN ‘report’ on the assassination of Rafik Hariri, the former Lebanese PM, bears all the hallmarks of yet another set-up, no doubt ‘inspired’ by US pressure as part of the build-up to yet another Middle Eastern ‘adventure’.

Even less remarkable is the uncritical, indeed blind acceptance by the Western media of the Report’s conclusions concerning those allegedly behind the assassination.

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