1. I just watched a DW documentary about this. Sounds like a lot of the money might actually have been moved out of the country. Sadly doubt theyโ€™ll ever get it back.

    1. ๐Ÿ“ ๐Œ๐˜ ๐‡๐Ž๐“ ๐•๐ˆ๐ƒ๐„๐Ž - Sฤ˜ร‰ Nร“W ! says:

      Five of your new phone number is on your ๐Ÿฅ›๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“ฑ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

    2. ๐Ÿ“ ๐Œ๐˜ ๐‡๐Ž๐“ ๐•๐ˆ๐ƒ๐„๐Ž - Sฤ˜ร‰ Nร“W ! says:

      Cubby is on your way home safe love ๐Ÿ’‡โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿคค๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

  2. Desperation can push someone to the brink and beyond. I’m not condoning the act, but I can’t really say I blame them for taking extreme measures when their very lives depend on it. It’s the system that has failed them.

    1. I was at this point when they froze my account for trying to get $500 out of the atm, it was frozen for weeks because they didn’t have staff to help me out.

    1. @Nallein Sowilo If banks can not give depositors their money, they should declare themselves insolvent, and begin bankruptcy procedures. This is what a free market economy demands. If the state is ok with depositors not beingโ€œfreeโ€ to receive the money that belongs to them, maybe the state should ensure that until those peopleโ€™s freedom to receive what they own is returned to them, the freedom of the banks board of directors, major shareholders, and of their principal managers should be curtailed. I suggest they all are are imprisoned under some type of work-release program, where they get to go toward 8 hours a day, and then are immediately transferred back to prison, without getting to see their friends or families. And also, their workplaces should be made as austere and far from luxurious as possible. Bare concrete rooms with tattered furniture.

    1. I donโ€™t know if itโ€™s playing by the rules taking a gun into a bank, Iโ€™m pretty sure thatโ€™s against the rules

  3. These poor countries need their own FDIC. Everyones bank money must be insured through the government. Otherwise you have the risk of societal collapse and a great depression.

    1. Last week all my money was withdrawn by a scammer with my debit card info. My bank credited me what was stolen but failed to deactivate the card and the scammer withdrawn all my money again! So the bank credited me my money but only temporary. So i had two claims filed and both were denied so they were goin to take back DOUBLE the money givin to me even though the second time was their fault for not deactivating my old card! Thankfully I filed a complaint against them and all i wanted was that they left my account alone but they approved both claims and gave me more money as an apology

    2. You better do your homework cause to my understanding there is NO TIME LIMIT on when FDIC or the banks have to pay you back when a bank collapes.

  4. Corruption cannot have any more dangerous forms or results than what is taking place in Lebanon,this is a seriously threatening situation to country’s stability ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    1. @Phillippa C. dear ,whatever the situation is, people should be able to withdraw their money whenever they need it or feel like doing it,otherwise things could deteriorate quickly๐Ÿ˜Ž

    2. It is impossible for anything to threaten Lebanonโ€™s stability. You cannot threaten something that does not exist.

    3. @fordhouse8b I meant by the word stability, citizen’s security,preservation of the way of life and how they can make a living in this country,because if one loses these ,one cannot stay around, got to migrate somewhere else where it’s safe๐Ÿค“

  5. Deparation can lead to some bad actions. Especially when it has to do with your family. I would kill to save my daughter so I could easily see taking hostages.

    1. @Richard Reese Republican obstinance to common sense legislation in the House and the Senate has been the primary stumbling block to almost all legislation proposed by Democrats thus far, on everything from women’s access to their own bodies, to economic stimulus and climate change resilient infrastructure, to religious evangelism and Cloud Deities influencing our policies, as well as common sense environment regulation and rules for vaccine mandates.

      Most of these things are direct impactors to our economy, and with one of the worst pandemic responses in the first world from which we are still feeling the effects of under the previous amoral demagogue, there is also only so much that can be done to weather such an unforced storm. Very much to the contrary: electing anti-science Republicans again and expecting different results from educated leadership is the height of foolishness.

    2. @VesperAegis News & Games Iโ€™ve lived through climate change, Iโ€™m 56 hereโ€™s the climate change Iโ€™ve lived through
      60โ€™sโ€”late 70โ€™s another ice age (never happened)
      Late 70โ€™s mid 80โ€™s acid rain (never happened)
      Mid 80โ€™s to early 90โ€™s hole in the ozone (questionable if it happened)
      90โ€™s to mid 2000โ€™s global warming (it quit happening and fraudulent data was proven to of been used)
      Mid 2000โ€™s to 2018 climate change (because only an idiot would argue that climate changes)
      2018 to present time we have 12 years till the end (AOC alerted and Greta Thurnburg expertly confirmed, robbing a generation of hope)
      So pardon me for being a cynic and paying attention to all the times theyโ€™ve lied and just change the goal posts

    3. โ€‹@Richard Reese Lots of old claims to debunk here.

      1) During the 1970’s, the ostensible “peak” of “ice age” warnings(on the cover of Time Magazine), actually global warming peer reviewed literature outnumbered global cooling or “ice age” by about 6 to 1.

      2) Acid rain did happen and caused significant damage in many regions, though it was curbed by safer regulations(this has much less to do with climate change in general).

      3) Again, the Ozone layer had a large hole in it, still does, but is recovering because we banned certain types of aerosols and refrigerants almost worldwide. You can literally see the Ozone hole from satellite imagery.

      4) Please cite where “fraudulent data” was used for 90’s and 2000’s warning. Quite clearly the hockey stick graph was well under way by this point, in terms of both CO2 and particularly noticeable with nascent temp increases as they lag behind CO2 output.

      You’re inventing times “they’ve changed the goalpost” to suit your narrative. In reality, the timeline has always been in question, and computer models STILL vary – but the question as to the ultimate result of warming has never been in question since the 1960’s and Carl Sagan’s prophetic warnings in the 80’s. Many of the positive feedback loops have already begun and we see signs of it, from coral bleaching, to circumpolar current weakening, to glacial melt, to albedo decrease, to droughts and wildfire and extreme weather increases over time(according to the data), to stronger hurricanes, to ocean acidification. We even have CO2 isotopes from coral reef cores showing that it is humans implicated in warming in terms of the dramatic increases being tied to fossil fuels, not natural increases. The facts simply are not are your side, nor are 99.6% of all climate scientists who actually study this in depth for a living.

    4. @Richard Reese Also, I assume since you’ve been around this long and seen a lot, you’re no longer religious. Assuming you were, is this correct? You’ve seen a lot, so I’m sure you’re a cynic by now.

  6. This is just like the Great Depression. The Lebanese people have weathered so much; they deserve better than this.

  7. When I saw the title, I wondered if this took place in Lebanon, because this woman is not the first person, who took drastic steps to get their own money.

    1. @Andrea Madden You would think after a few million of these spam messages one of you guys would figure out proper English grammar.

  8. I think no matter where one lives, he or she needs to have some cash, gold and emergency supplies in self custody – just in case. โ˜ฎ๏ธ

  9. I know one thing in life when people are hungry and desperate there’s no telling how far they’ll go๐Ÿค”

  10. under Lebanese law when a bank declares bankruptcy the owners, board members, and executives of that bank are personally liable with their own money… so the whole banking system is bankrupt but no bank declared bankruptcy … ๐Ÿ™‚ + the legal system is super corrupt so if you win a case against a bank the higher courts does not allow the case to proceed… + the banks are either directly or indirectly owned by the political class… + there is a banking secrecy law that if removed would expose the political class as looting the country for the past decades… + …. in short Lebanon is kind of complicated ๐Ÿ™‚

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