Category Archives: Lebanon

The Lebanese diaspora is growing, and growing …

“Lebanon has been left without electricity, plunging the country into darkness amid a severe economic crisis. A government official told Reuters news agency the country’s two largest power stations, Deir Ammar and Zahrani, had shut down because of a fuel … Continue reading

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Posted in As The Borg Turns, Israel, Lebanon, Middle East | 6 Comments

CIA ineptitude is an old story

Let me be very clear–we need a clandestine service that collects intelligence from foreign nationals who occupy key positions in their respective governments. That was supposed to be the mission of the CIA, but it is failing and the failures … Continue reading

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Posted in Intelligence, Larry Johnson, Lebanon | 9 Comments

Lebanon is dying

“Tonight Lebanon has officially run out of fuel everywhere, hospitals, universities, streets, home, bakeries, pharmacies. The international community is still silent about the criminals who have left 4Million people starving in the dark. This is Genocide, and it is to … Continue reading

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“Is there any hope for this place?”

“In recent decades Lebanon has been a place of relative calm in a turbulent region. Now it is living through a once-in-a-century economic meltdown. The collapse, rippling through all levels of society, has been accelerated by the lasting effects of the … Continue reading

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Gaza and the Next Lebanon War

“As most Western militaries that share the IDF’s values and legal adherence know too well, the doctrine described by Kochavi is currently the least bad of several bad options. This doctrine will no doubt be tested again, not just in … Continue reading

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Posted in Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Middle East, Syria, The Military Art | 28 Comments

“Israel will face 2,000 Hezbollah missiles per day if war breaks out: IDF commander” AMN

“Israel will experience an air raid of 2,000 rockets and missiles per day during a future war with Lebanon’s Hezbollah, OC Home Front Command Maj. Gen. Uri Gordin warned while addressing the B’Sheva Conference in Jerusalem, according to The Jerusalem … Continue reading

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Posted in Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Middle East, weapons | 72 Comments

“Beirut explosion: former port worker says fireworks stored in hangar” Guardian

“We complained a lot about this over the years,” said Shehadi, who worked at the port until emigrating to Canada in March this year. “Every week, the customs people came and complained and so did the state security officers. The … Continue reading

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Follow up on Beirut explosion – 6 August, 2020

"Lebanon's President, Michel Aoun, blamed the detonation on 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate that he said had been stored unsafely at a warehouse in the port. A similar amount of the chemical arrived on a Moldovan-flagged cargo ship, the MV … Continue reading

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“They killed Beirut yesterday” Saad Hariri

"The Beirut blast, based on the crater and glass windows being blown out a distance away, exploded with the force equivalent to detonating at least 2.2 kilotons of TNT, said Sim Tack, an analyst and weapons expert at the Texas-based … Continue reading

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Poor, poor little Lebanon.

"Late last year also saw the unravelling of what analysts said was effectively a state-sponsored pyramid, or Ponzi, scheme run by the central bank, which was borrowing from commercial banks at above-market interest rates to pay back its debts and maintain … Continue reading

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