Port explosion could be ‘catastrophic’ for Lebanon’s crippled economy says expert

Port explosion could be 'catastrophic' for Lebanon's crippled economy says expert 1


International relations expert Bessma Momani breaks down the implications that a massive port explosion in Beirut will have on Lebanon.

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54 Comments on "Port explosion could be ‘catastrophic’ for Lebanon’s crippled economy says expert"

  1. Reminds me of the Halifax Explosion.

  2. Piero Luciano | August 4, 2020 at 3:03 PM | Reply

    Another Tianjin, time to change how dangerous chemicals should be stored!

  3. Joseph Kondrat | August 4, 2020 at 3:39 PM | Reply

    You never store any type of explosive component anywhere near to even a small village never mind a major city. The same as a munitions dump you put them miles from the nearest building.

    • Stored in a depression in case of explosion it goes up not out.

    • It boggles the normal human mind, when the idiots running governments and businesses would allow such large, active, unstable amount of energy to be stored in the center of a major city. Never in my life — outside of well staged big budget movies and testing videos of giant controlled nuclear explosions —- that I’ve seen an explosion like this in the center of a major city which caused cars, trucks, buildings, & other structures flying everywhere like they’re toys & children’s play houses.

  4. TJ183 Gonzalez | August 4, 2020 at 3:42 PM | Reply

    2020 never takes breaks i swear

  5. Sidereal Official | August 4, 2020 at 3:50 PM | Reply

    2020 need to chill i seriously hope eveyone is okah

  6. Johnnie Guitar | August 4, 2020 at 3:59 PM | Reply

    Amazingly ignorant civic government to allow a large chemical storage in an urban area! I’m happy to be an Albertan!

  7. Everyone blaming 2020.
    2020 “what did i do?”

  8. Michael's Music - Relaxing Sounds | August 4, 2020 at 4:21 PM | Reply

    Baby Nuke

  9. Fire cracker factory…chemical storage facility…what about a tactical nuke‼

  10. David Colmer | August 4, 2020 at 4:26 PM | Reply

    was there really no where else to store explosives?… i mean there’s a desert not but 20 miles to the East that is very sparse.

  11. What about building 7.

  12. This is so sad! I feel desperately devastated for all the folks involved! Prayers for Beirut!

  13. That was a hit

  14. I didn’t know The Lebanese are so into “fireworks”

  15. Feldwebel Wolfenstool | August 4, 2020 at 5:05 PM | Reply

    ..if it had happened over here, they’d be cheering and handing out candy to kids…if they have any economic problems, they’ve created them.

  16. Articulate Pro | August 4, 2020 at 5:39 PM | Reply

    Over 70 Dead and way over 300 injured… More searches on going…

  17. Gods JUDGMENT

  18. THERES IS NO EVIDANCE in yet and the news is calling it a civilian accident, beware Lebanon the fix is in

  19. Planet Earth 2020: Just one disaster after another.

  20. Chemicals my foot. Note that the explosions happened at several locations within a short time frame. Those were ammo dumps set off by saboteurs. Go ask Mossad.

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