This is terrible. The scale of the damage is enormous. Pray for the people of Beirut.
The bolded part is exactly why this would make sense as an Israeli operation. Set a deliberate explosion at a dock that's well known for sketchy explosion storage practices, cause Hizbollah to react and Iran to support them even a little, then "OMFG, Mr. Trump, they're attacking us! Help! Help!"It Would Be A Costly, Unlikely Blunder If Israel Were Responsible For The Beirut Explosion
As the smoke clears over Beirut, and rescuers struggle to aid survivors of a massive explosion that killed at least 78 people and wounded more than 4,000, an ominous question hangs in the air:
Was Israel responsible? The answer is, probably not.
Israel denies any involvement. Lebanon’s government and Hezbollah militants – never shy about blaming their arch-enemy Israel for any misfortune – say the disaster was an accident caused by volatile explosive material in a warehouse. If Israel were in fact responsible, the result could be a war with Hezbollah and Hezbollah’s patron Iran that could even embroil the United States and other nations in a vast Middle East conflagration.
Complicating matters is that U.S. President Donald Trump quickly asserted that the explosion was the result of an attack.
“Well it would seem like it based on the explosion," Trump said at a press briefing Tuesday. "I met with some of our great generals and they seemed to feel that it was. This was not some kind of a manufacturing explosion type of event. This was a, seems to be, according to them, they would know better than I would, but they seem to think it was an attack. It was a bomb of some kind."....
....Nonetheless, the question of Israeli involvement was inevitable. If any nation has cause to wish destruction of a Lebanese warehouse filled with explosives used by suicide bombers and to create IEDs, it’s Israel. The Israeli Air Force has flown numerous air strikes for years against targets in Syria. The air campaign aims to destroy arms depots and convoys used by Iran to ship weapons across Syrian territory to Hezbollah, which vows destruction of Israel and is the most powerful group in Lebanon.
There is no question that Israel had the capability to destroy that warehouse. It could have launched guided missiles from drones, jet fighters, Apache attack helicopters, Israeli navy missile boats and submarines, and even ground-launched ballistic missiles.
Or, Israel’s Mossad intelligence could have arranged a bomb or other sabotage. In recent weeks, there have been numerous explosions at nuclear sites, ballistic missile factories and power plants in Iran, including a key facility for making centrifuges needed for building a nuclear bomb. The Mossad is a top suspect....
Actually it doesn't really defy common sense.Secret or not, why would Lebanon stockpile munitions in the middle of a commercial district in its capital city? That defies common sense.
What is to stop Israel/us bombing civilians ( deliberately or accidental) and claiming they were harboring secret terrorist cells. It’s not like anyone is going to fact check it. They can do whatever the fuck they want it seems and all the shills fall in line.It doesn't.
This is a common tactic throughout the Middle East. Build (subterranean) warehouses near schools, hospitals and residential areas. They also like to use ambulances etc. for military transport
That way they are better protected from aerial attacks by much more powerful militaries
Better protected in the sense that no foreign power, not even Israel, wants to have the blood of tens of innocent civilians on its hands. Precision bombardments aren't exactly precision bombardments most of the time
The international public is very sensitive towards these kind of events, and Mid-East militias and armies like to milk the carnage dry for international brownie points
Even if noone dies they can still say 'look here, Israel bombs ambulances/hospitals/ schools/ residential areas. Israel bad!
I think it was Hamas who perfected this strategy. They set up a portable rocket launcher near a sensitive target, lob a few rockets aimlessly over the border and retreat leaving the rocket launchers untouched
Two minutes later one of the wings of the hospital gets obliterated
There are countless of NGOs on the ground doing exactly thatWhat is to stop Israel/us bombing civilians ( deliberately or accidental) and claiming they were harboring secret terrorist cells. It’s not like anyone is going to fact check it. They can do whatever the fuck they want it seems and all the shills fall in line.
Man you don't know what you are talking about. Criticism is heavily censored? Read up on the 2007 HRW report, the 2012 Amnesty International report or the 2017 UN Human Rights Council report (calling Israel an Apartheid state)That’s simply not the case at all. Israel is practically untouchable and criticism censored heavily in the west. Only a Militarized paranoid Jew or Cuckservative could view our current situation in such a way.
The son of a former Zionist general wrote a book mentioning Israel attacking Lebanon and exposing Israel’s myth of the existential threat.
Israel pretty much orchestrated the Lebanese civil war Murdering innocents instigating Hate and conflict with Muslim/Christians that several countries have recognized as war crimes.
It's a boomer thing. And an Evangelical thing as well, but we don't really have those in EuropeIf Israel went full retard then it wouldn't matter how much the msm shilled for them. At best it would be the ZOGs vs all the other regional powers and Israel would end up as a smoking, uninhabitable crater, regardless of who won. Their position worsens by the day because most of the goyim slaves in the West are too far removed from holocaust indoctrination and have been conditioned to side with the brownest skin colour in the conflict. Militantly zionist white goyim are on the decline.
No.So the son of an Israeli general has an opinion that runs contrary to his dad's. OK, good to know.
Miko Peled is a peace activist who dares to say in public what others still choose to deny. Born in Jerusalem in 1961 into a well known Zionist family, his grandfather, Dr. Avraham Katsnelson was a Zionist leader and signer of the Israeli Declaration of Independence. His Father, Matti Peled, was a young officer in the war of 1948 and a general in the war of 1967 when Israel conquered the West Bank, Gaza, Golan Heights and Sinai. Miko's unlikely opinions reflect his father's legacy. General Peled was a war hero turned peacemaker.
Moshe Sharrett May 1955The State of Israel must invent dangers, and to do this, it must adopt methods of provocation and revenge.
Above all, let us hope for a new war with Arab countries so that we may rid of our troubles and acquire our space.