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“It’s Not Clear If Beirut Port Explosion Was Accident Or Attack”: Esper Tells FOX

No Title Last night on Judge Jeanine, Defense Secretary Esper called it “regrettable” that “some in the media” were trying to divide him and the president over the Beirut explosion by just pointing out that he said it was probably an accident while Trump said it looked like an attack. pic.twitter.com/F5IuZE21pw US Defense Secretary Mark…

Beirut suffers while demanding answers

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator… The sonic blast at the Port of Beirut on August 4 produced a huge white mushroom cloud that enveloped the port and then rose into the evening sky just after 6 pm.  However, the cloud of confusion and disbelief still fogs the minds of the Lebanese people, who demand…

A terrible tragedy and a terrible year for Lebanon (Video)

A general view shows the damage at the site of Tuesday's blast in Beirut's port area, Lebanon August 5, 2020. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY Via the BBC ()… People in Beirut have expressed anger at the government over what they say was negligence that led to Tuesday’s huge explosion. President Michel Aoun…

Photos: ‘Devastated’ Beirut Emerges from the Ashes After Deadly Explosion

A massive explosion rocked Beirut on Tuesday, flattening much of the city’s port, damaging buildings across the capital, and sending a giant mushroom cloud into the sky. More than 70 people were killed and 3,000 injured, with bodies buried in the rubble, officials said. It was not clear what caused the blast, which struck with…

Lebanon a country in crisis

Via The North Belfast Journal A View from Napoleons Nose by Fra Hughes… When did the economic crisis in Lebanon start -is it part of the economic cycle or something else – who gains and who losesfrom the destabilization of Lebanon and why.? The economic collapse being witnessed in Lebanon today can be traced back…

Syria and Lebanon in shared economic crisis

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator… Lebanon was founded in 1920, after the end of WW1.  Lebanon was formed from part of Syria, and the Lebanese and the Syrian people share ethnicity, history, culture, religion, and geography.  However, Lebanon has a distinctive culture of its own. Some of the problems in Lebanon today are caused by…

The Hunger Riots in Lebanon served with a Molotov Cocktail

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator Hundreds of Lebanese demonstrators took to the streets with a vengeance in what they are calling ‘The Hunger Riots’.  They paused their protests in March because of the restrictions imposed due to the COVID-19 crisis, but once the spread of the virus slowed to less than 10 new reported…

Debt-Stricken Lebanon Becomes First Arab Country To Legalize Cannabis Growth

Lebanon, the tiny Mediterranean country with hugely outsized debt, has become the first country in the Middle East to legalize the growing of cannabis in an unlikely precedent. The Lebanese Parliament approved a law on Tuesday which allows its growth for medicinal and industrial use, which ironically enough was strongly recommended by economic advisers as a…

Syria is Lost…Lebanon’s Gold is Next

Submitted by Steve Brown… The largest reserve gold traders on the planet are the six bullion banks. A bullion bank is a large multi-national bank authorized to serve as a conduit through which Central Banks – and the Fed primary dealers – loan their gold out into the market. All central banks lease gold, to…

Lebanon Bans Removal Of Large Dollar Sums From Country Amid Bank Run “Panic”

Eleven days into banks across Lebanon being shuttered due to mass anti-government corruption protests which have gripped the nation, in numbers estimated at one million people taking to the streets simultaneously (a stunning quarter of the population), authorities have just put a temporary ban on removing any large sum of physical dollar currency from out…
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