Moments ago, MTV reported information from military sources that members of the Iran-backed militant group Hezbollah entered the port of Beirut “through the health authority,” because they “have something to do inside.”
The members have reportedly entered the port since morning through their ambulances under the guise of Hezbollah’s health association.
It is the second day after the massive deadly shock explosion that left Beirut shattered in millions of little pieces.
Note: Ammonium nitrate is used in fertilizer – and also to make bombs.
“Nasrallah, Secretary-General of Hezbollah, said 3 years ago that ammonium depots were Hezbollah’s ‘atomic bomb’, to be dropped on the city of Haifa, in the war against Israel,” said Darya Safai, a member of the Belgian Parliament.
Why was such a large amount of highly combustible material stored under our noses for six whole years? Why did the government and the earlier turn a blind eye?
Is it compliance, fear, or neglect?
“What kind of government leaves a mountain of explosive chemicals lying around unsafely for the better part of a decade?”
– The Economist
Was the explosion inevitable? The answer is no; not under these conditions and a state that has no control and no sovereignty to take the decisions that best serve Lebanon and only Lebanon and its people.