After the recent port blast, thousands of Lebanese people took at the streets of the capital, Beirut, to protest against the political elite leading the country since 1991.
The blast, which rocked the city’s port on August, was reportedly result of rooting corruption and neglect. A large part of Beirut was damaged by the blast, which claimed the lives of more than 150 people and injured 6,000 others.
The protesters gathered at the capital’s heart, the Martyrs Square, where they hanged cardboard figures of Lebanese politicians, including the President Michel Aoun and Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah.
#Lebanon protesters put up gallow and hang cutouts of the country’s political class, including the leader of Hezbollah, the president, the speaker of parliament, and so on. pic.twitter.com/kWrVkpNJZf
— Timour Azhari (@timourazhari) August 8, 2020
Lebanese security forces confronted the protesters in different parts of Beirut, firing tear gas grenades and rubber bullets at them.
Russia 1 (state TV) presenter seemingly gets hit by a tear gas grenade in Beirut. pic.twitter.com/GpaYfpL6RX
— Ollie Richardson (@O_Rich_) August 8, 2020
The markings would suggest they’re French. Merci Emmanuel https://t.co/KmW7WtGfW3
— Gregg Carlstrom (@glcarlstrom) August 8, 2020
The clashes led to an escalation, with the protesters storming a number of government buildings, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Environment, the Association of Banks and the Ministry of Energy and Water.
Bank Association building in #Beirut has been ransacked. pic.twitter.com/K2iOv6avrX
— Aldin ?? (@aldin_ww) August 8, 2020
Ministry of Energy and Water has been stormed in #Beirut pic.twitter.com/NZNFchxShY
— Aldin ?? (@aldin_ww) August 8, 2020
All of a sudden, Army started beating protesters viscously near ring. As I was filming, army beat me and threw my phone away. Army still beating other protesters. #LebanonProtests pic.twitter.com/COQbWRGzC8
— Aya Majzoub (@Aya_Majzoub) August 8, 2020
According to the Lebanese Red Cross, 238 people were injured in the clashes. At least 70 were hospitalized. Security forces also announced that one of its personnel was killed by “killer rioters.”
Beirut’s Fire Department refused a request for help by Lebanese security forces. A number of firefighter from the department were killed in the port blast. The victims were not informed that dangerous materials were present at the site of the initial fire.
The protests in Beirut received wide coverage from Israeli media, which highlighted some chants against Hezbollah and its allies. Other chants against politicians known to be allies of the U.S. received less coverage.
Meanwhile, the U.S.A. expressed support to the protestors on the Twitter account of its Embassy in Beirut:
The most recent reports from Beirut show that security forces are retaking control. Protesters were pushed out from the Martyrs Square and most government buildings.
#Lebanon Army chasing and beating people around Martyrs Square.pic.twitter.com/WsmqMRUDTS
— Aldin ?? (@aldin_ww) August 8, 2020
Lebanon is now witnessing a new phase of chaos that can potentially lead to a civil war. Prime Minister Hassan Diab called for an early parliamentary election. This could ether lead to a real reform or deepen the country’s problems.
The color revolution has arrived.
Cedar Revolution 2.0? Got to have a good marketing to sell something, right?
Operation Sycamore and Obama, with a lot of help from David Pratorius, so comes to mind.
I don’t think this is one of the colour revolutions.
This one had a clear trigger. It was waiting to happen, it was even predictable.
Also, it’s far too chaotic and uncontrollable to have been instigated by the West. No clear winner here. It harms the Western puppet factions more than it harms Hezbollah …
This is a real revolution, one that the West didn’t want.
Expect to see external military intervention soon … to crush the popular uprising.
Lebanon needs to shut down the american embassy and send them packing in a row boat. The same for the american university…both are infested with enemies. AND BOMB HAIFA NOW!!!
If so, whats next….And You have no idea. You are not even allowed to be allowed to have any ideas.
Indeed, the security of Lebanon should now totally be in Hezbollah hands as it is the most honest and has the highest integrity.
Hezbollah is about the only institution that will survive this intact.
The rest of the government is Western backed. Saudi head-chopper backed. An overthrow will leave the Western colonialist with no material influence on the government of Lebanon.
The people are effectively rising up against their sects. The sects are about to lose much of their influence over the State.
Hezbollah however is merely facing the same opposition it has always faced from the sectarian public. Burn down the colonialist puppet government but the militia and it’s arms will remain.
This is going to backfire against Israeli and Franco-American interests in a big way.
Destabilising Lebanon will not benefit Israel. Hezbollah emerged from Israel’s last attempt at destroying Lebanon.
This new attempt would simply spawn a dozen Hezbollahs …
Reminds me of Seymour Hersh and was it ‘Rat line to the Red Line’ ‘. The story behind what Benghazi was all about?
Burn that M*****er down!
The port authorities asked the courts many times for a fix to remove the Ammonium Nitrate from the area, and yet nothing happened! You can not blame these people for being very angry at the govt. !
The govt has been in office for six months only. Perhaps you are referring to the corrupt Hariri’s government
Good point, but the people of Lebanon may not see ever thing as either black or white. ?
I’m pretty sure the judges who reviewed the requests have been on the bench for longer than six months.
Yes. It goes to court and is no political decission in my country. Its the same for things comming into the coast. People cant just take it.
If its simple things such as wood for houses, its taken in by the Goberment and sold on the beach.
Well, thats a relative. Here things like keeping bad ships and their cargo are handled by public employed unless the cargo was for terrorists or political enemies.
As I have seen it, it was meant as an explosive to a miningcompany in Mozambiqe and tranported by some lowlife russian millionaire.
There would be 2 auktions. One for the cargo and one for the ship. Th e owner denied to repair the ship and pay the crew. The crew would be paid first and the state would get the rest.
The US ag community is astounded that the Lebanese courts did nothing to see that huge stockpile was sent elsewhere, be it sold to another country or distributed to farmers inside Lebanon. It appears that few knew about it’s existence over the years which may be why the courts took no action on it.
That is very incorrect. It was taken in as not able to be safe. Thats anytime news here. The crew being abandonned and not payd is same thing. If it happens here thats in the newspapers too. Its also in the newspapers private citicens and unions feed them and doctors treat them for free. The cargo is no secret at all. Tranporting fertlizer or ammoniumnitrate for mining is usual too. Its good stuff for the politicians to show, they keep the læaw against foreugners too.
As usual NO FACTS CHECKING FROM YOU. A random example:
You are an idiot.
You’re the fucking idiot. No port authority with a lick of sense would’ve allowed the storage of 2700 tons of AN inside a warehouse for any length of time. That shit is hustled out the gates ASAP due to being extremely dangerous. The Lebanese Navy should’ve left that crap onboard the abandoned leaking freighter and towed it out sea to sink a few miles to the sea floor. But no, some dimwits thought they could profit from selling the free cargo only to have others jump in demanding a piece of the action. It doesn’t get sold so sits there ignored, especially after some idiots give the OK to start up a fireworks factory close to the AN warehouse.
The Big bang is the extra. Its a kind of strange to me that ammoniumnitrate not has been sold or given as fertilizer.
Dude, use your brain, this is a sabotage!!! It looks more meticulously done, probably Mossad.
I never said this was an accident !! And thanks for all the down votes by the way. :/
How many Governments, all parties have been in power since they confiscated the ship and stored the cargo?
You have to be internationaly an infant if you didnt see this coming, the attacks from some payed bitches on Hezb when the real deal have been the Western backed Oligarcs, scums and mafia associates, but the Hezb angle is just exposing whom is behind this legitim protest, I suport the Lebanes with my hart and soul, and tried and battered people, but to attack Hezb shows that this is equally an another atempt from the western scums to indice an “color revolution” by highjacking an legitimate one, like BLM & Co did with the Saint Georgs killing.
Color Revolution over the natural death of the nigguh thug George Floyd? Floyd’s diseased heart went into seizures while struggling with the cops to get out of the squad car and quit beating before the ambulance they called for arrived. BLM got the fool niggers, homeless and other trash of society worked up to stage “protests” that enabled them to loot stores and fuck up whatever they wanted to. That crap only occurred where the mayors were too chickenshit to allow their police forces to wade in cracking heads with nightsticks and shooting looters and arsonists. The vast majority of mayors went on TV with their chief of police saying you can protest but we’re not going to tolerate any of that bullshit going on in other cities. Their disgruntled residents knew they meant business so behaved themselves during their protests then went home.
Hard to see any relation to USA in Your comment. We all support needed changes in Lebanon but not by Aoun as well as Nisralla.
The $oro$ Simpletons have just received a $220 million bonus from Uncle George’s 90th Birthday, celebration fund. Providing it is spent on Racial Equality, over in the US, the $oro$ way. What was it he said about using the Black Community, using black hate, to take down the US? I wonder how much and more of that $220 million he will get back from the tax payer funded USAID budget?
Has anybody seen on Gateway Pundit that the US have gone for Ukraine’s Privatt Bank US investments? Wonder how big the story will go? Doubt the MSM will report it.
You dont support “the Lebanese”. You exclude Lebanse just as Hesbollah do. And You probarly support Assads in the same way, that Jihadists are not Syrians.
Hesbollah itself has sttrpped Lebanon. Its very easy: Every time You have to arm a soldier 3 civilians also has to priduce for that soldier and not for the Lebanese economy. Thats a lot minus to the GDP and minus to the Lira as well.
And Yes, You do have many corrupt oligarcs. You are the reason for it. Those only dare to invest in that part of the population amd mever will in Hesbollas for political as well as economical reasons.
I think Ypu are upside down in that. Those Westerns wish Lebanon well. They cannot see You do. So instead of nothing, they are very selective.
Maybee its like given hens food and they at least give some eggs. You are the violent roosters give nothing back apart from You dont like them.
And Assad was there. What was the purpose. Why wasnt it a succes. Should any support Assad lovers supported by the many Hesbollas with one leg.
I dont think I ever would. My best peacefull wishes remain. You all should have a wall around You somewhere west of Istanbul. By that You cant blame us for being who we are and use us and Israel for everything since before Allah created the world.
I take it again: The alternative to those sometimes very dirty investments by Aoun and Nisrally are 0, Zero, none investments.
You raise people like sheep and therefore You more or less correct see people behave as sheep. Here Hesbollah is no soultion at all unless any of You go back to Iran.
Take it from me, 5,000 rent a crowd is not going to destabilize Lebanon. The Americunts and Zionists are trying their best, but will fail, this is not 1958.
Awright baby, you nailed it this time.
A nation’s diplomatic mission shouldn’t be involving itself in local politics. Lebanon should follow what Venezuela has done. This whole business of diplomatic missions need to be reformed somehow.
They have succes with the Lira. Now the production is lowered too.
Im sure Your version of reforms are unrealitic ones from the past.
fascist amerikan hypocrisy—Russia, France, Germany are sending assistance—Russia 5 planes of medical workers, a temporary hospital…what does the enemy of civilization do?
The enemies of civilisations joins Hesbollah, Assad and Iran. The fatalists mainly are refugees.
You are very talkative early morning, Jens :)
Don’t encourage a nutcase, he craves attention and posts multiple spam just for any attention.
And you do not? Hmm :)
Not really, I only post FACTS or state experiences rather than gibberish. He posts in a language no one understands. If one has to post comments, they should at least be comprehensible and add to the discussion. His idiotic tactics are like hasbara, to flood the forum with crap and obfuscate the real issues.
Between now and the rest of our lifes to get it just about right,same for us too! But if i were any true atheist i certainly would not wanna book a free rip to hell, by voting in hellary,biden or those luciferian neo-spastics to say the very least?
Assad is a good man,incest sprogged facist trolls sure as hell never,either way assad remains 100% legit and theres nothing any vile luciferian facists tramps can do about it!
They eat sht,keep dieing and self destruct vile insolence,wrong or right no win(period)
Such miserys a testament to the lies viles portayed,they low iq insolvent fascist bums shan’t thus never shall reap in feedom,no more free cookies incests,party time oh yeah!
No matter how sky high,the harder the fall,bet your lives on that too and since when do sorow libtards support blacks if they were the ones fighting to the end to see towards slavery?Now the dumb asses asked for it,so they get it,wellcome to communism sukrrzz!
Jens is a retard and does not merit acknowledgement, it only encourages him to post more crap.
The thing is they were given the opportunity to enjoy the blessings but instead signed their lifes away to devote in endless disciminations,like as if freedom was not hard earnt in 1945,then like the kuciferians they are must protest yet without realising what hell on earth they are protesting or professing about?
I ponder if they were educated about 911/iraq wars,skulls and bones or rather highly educated to conduct in missions such as skills n bones instead,fkmedrunk!
A Jew named Kaplan wrote the Chaos theory in the 80’s for the Americunt state department and this just part of the strategy to sow chaos in the region. Only Syria, Iran and Lebanon now stand in their way, but is too late, they will not be able to destabilize the region as power has shifted to Eurasia. The Americunt deadbeats are in freefall and nothing can stop that.
Well,it is like that,then one may also consider iran,egypt and turkey to the lesser extent,yet greece +france linked to egypt to counter the others?sorry,no pipe cia!
Your crap and dis info comes wrapped in the finer English language. :)
Thanks :) I am glad you appreciate finer things :)
Jens’ crap is wrapped in crap.
You’re an enemy of civilisation.
Wake up people!! This is a CIA/MOSSAD coup!!! it started by SABOTAGE!!! Now rapidly redirects in a meticulous way to blame the current president as “corrupt” (same modus operandi that the U.S used against EVERYONE, remember accusing Maduro of drug dealer when it’s actually COLOMBIA the biggest cocaine farm in South America? Well, there you go, same propaganda stunt different start. They want to make the lebanon president look bad as someone who doesn’t care about his population (that was the objective with the sabotage) so when the coup it’s at 30% done they turn every single piece of propaganda media against him to manipulate international and public opinion to their script, so they can justify a military intervention.
Most of us realise, with the speed it was up and running, with media fully on board. Whilst the people of Beirut are still looking for survivors. Why does the USS Liberty and Operation Gladio/Mockingbird, so come to mind?
The investigation commission must be staffed by the people with the highest integrity and investigative skills. Only then can the perpetrators trail be known.
Ideally, it should be international. Lebanon is a corrupt state and the sheer incompetence of storing 3000 tons of ammonium nitrate in an open shed for 7 years is beyond rational intelligence. There is more to this whole fiasco.
Anyone actually believe that an explosion equivalent to Hiroshima was fertiliser and fireworks?
Beirut blast is estimated at .5 kilotons of TNT equivalent. Perhaps math was not your strongest subject in school?
The blast radius was that of Hiroshima, maybe your .5 kilotons of TNT equivalent is a little light.
If this was a nuclear explosion none of the cameras would have footage of it.
Explosion forensics can settle that. What is apparent is that the fertilizer was used as the camouflage/or was boosted/helped along for an attack that needs to be found out.
It was not equivalent to Hiroshima.
Here I cannot agree. The internationalists are the same people who gave us the fake OPCW reports. The fake MH17 reports. The fake STL tribunal. The fake Iraq chemical weapons inspections …
An international tribunal will simply be a tribunal of colonial parties with Zionist Agendas.
None of the usual crowd of ex colonial powers can be included in any future tribunals on Lebanon … These guys are more corrupt than the Lebanese State.
New Infrared images shows a missile incoming just before the explosion. The first explosion was caused by a Gabriel anti ship missile. The second explosion was caused by Delilah missile from an F16.
new image? link?
Well that’s quite a story with no links. And no radiation from the tactical nuclear? Hmm
Who in mossad is paying you to spread unfounded rumours in order to achieve Zionist information warfare objectives?
Someone here asked few days ago something along the line – “what could possibly Israel achieve if he indeed organize the attack”.. Well that’s what.. Instead of preparing the answer by Hezbollah for the killing of their soldier – country is balancing on the verge of economic and social collapse, even possibly a coup or civil war.. That would be helluva outcome for a one spark, in the right place, in the right time…
Still looking for bodies, yet NED/$oro$Simpletons and their regime change script are already up and running. Wonder what goodies Maccron took with him to Beirut? Why are so many tear gas cannisters promoting the French language?