This brief account (1800 words) of the recent catastrophe in Beirut offers perhaps the most comprehensive and penetrating analysis of the situation so far. It raises all the most important questions, especially on Israel’s likely involvement in the carnage.
By PHILIP GIRALDI
The Unz Review
August 11, 2020
WAS THIS AN ACCIDENT OR A WARNING?
The Establishment explanation for what occurred in Beirut’s port on August 5th is that the horrific series of explosions that killed hundreds, injured thousands and left hundreds of thousands homeless was a terrible accident that came about due to a multi-faceted failure by Lebanon’s corrupt and incompetent government. Or at least that is the prevalent narrative in the international media, but a more critical examination of what took place is a bit like peeling an onion only to discover that there are layers and layers of alternative possibilities that just might place the catastrophe in a broader context. Read More