Category Archives: Lebanon

“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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“Are we going to make it here?” a Lebanese friend asked me.

  "Most parts of Lebanon are receiving no more than two or three hours of electricity a day. An incoming flight at Beirut’s airport had to abort a landing this month because the lights on the runway went out. The … Continue reading

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There Will Be Blood by Larry C Johnson

America’s naive belief in the miracle of the assassination fantasy, especially when applied in the Middle East, reminds me of an Alzheimer’s patient who believes in magic beans but fails to remember that the beans never sprout. We keep on … Continue reading

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“We will destroy Lebanon…” Michael Katz, MoD of Israel in Tweet yesterday

  "Another video says that Hezbollah could soon have the capability to fly a missile onto an Israeli address as simply as if it was using the popular Waze navigation app. The propaganda clip even uses an animation of the … Continue reading

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“We can send Israel to the stone age”

"Hizbullah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah said in a July 12, 2019 interview on Al-Manar TV (Lebanon) that Hizbullah can target and strike any part of Israel, including Eilat, and that all of northern Israel is within range of Hizbullah's weapons. Pointing … Continue reading

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"Things keep heating up in Venezuela, with possible “military options” now being seriously discussed at the Pentagon. And of course you know what that means! That’s right, it means we can expect to see even more lies and manipulations from … Continue reading

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Analysis is not advocacy. The Lebanese should understand that truth.

(This is ONE B-52 plane load) "Analysis is not advocacy." How many times have I written that on SST? Unless you want to live in fantasy you must have the ability to think outside the box created by what you … Continue reading

Posted in As The Borg Turns, government, Lebanon, Policy, The Military Art | 54 Comments