On Friday, caretaker Prime Minister Hassan Diab met with a delegation of the families of Beirut Blast victims for the first time. It has been over 10 months since the disaster, after which Diab resigned.
During the meeting, Diab said that the blast was a result of “rampant” and “chronic” corruption controlling the state. He admitting that the corruption “defeated” him.
He assured that the blast is a national issue and not just the concern of the victims’ families and demanded that the truth behind the blast needed to be known.
Until now, 10 months through and there are no developments in the Beirut Blast investigation which was supposed to take 5 days. The Beirut Blast is now edging close to its first dark anniversary with no progress whatsoever, at least none that has been made public.
There is no doubt in people’s minds that that which caused the blast – the entrenched corruption – is blocking the investigation and the course of justice.