The families of victims stood somberly on the 5-month anniversary of the August 4 Beirut Port Explosion. Silence filled the air where one of the largest peacetime non-nuclear explosions in history took place.
The blast did not spare children, women, firefighters, doctors, port workers, grandparents, mothers, fathers, migrant workers, expats, foreign diplomats, rich, poor, and the list goes on. The call for justice and accountability has neither quivered nor subsided.
However, 5 months after the blast, and the investigation has been temporarily suspended. That is the doing of two of the indicted former ministers who have requested for the removal of investigative judge Fadi Sawan from the case.
And yet, no true cause has been revealed and the truth seems to be further concealed.
Had Aoun not refused an international probe, closure and justice may have already been served without the pathetic arising complications.
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