The devastating explosion that gutted out the port area of the Lebanese capital, Beirut, can only benefit the West, topped by the USA as well as Israel, according to political experts.
Daniel Kovalik, an academic at the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, made the remark commenting on the economic and political repercussions of a cataclysmic blast that ripped through Beirut last week and left more than 150 people dead and thousands of others injured.
Certainly, in terms of the political implications, I think the West … from a political point of view, they will tend to work to their advantage… This government, which neither the USA nor Israel likes, is now greatly hobbled by this and will probably fall.
The political analyst said people are trying to blame the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah for the blast but underlined that, “I don’t think this benefits them, but it surely will benefit those in the West who want to see Lebanon fall.”
The tactical nuclear blast took place on August 4 in Beirut port warehouses storing highly explosive material, specifically ammonium nitrate, commonly used in both fertilizer and bombs.
The timing is strange and that [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu had threatened not very long ago to destroy infrastructure in Lebanon in order to teach Hezbollah a lesson.
And then this happens, I mean, any rational human being would have to look at that and say, well, what’s going on here? And so Lebanon and Israel are at war. They’re over with each other.
At least 158 people are so far confirmed to have lost their lives, while more than 6,000 others were wounded in the powerful explosion that ripped through the Beirut port.
On Saturday, angry anti-government protesters filled downtown Beirut and stormed government buildings, calling for justice for the blast victims and demanding the resignation of the entire ruling class.
Police fired teargas and rubber bullets to disperse the crowds. Nearly 730 people were wounded in the clashes and a police officer was reported to have been killed.
Countries like France, USA and Saudi Arabia are behind the current dire conditions in Lebanon due to sanctions they have imposed on the country. Reporters called on protesters to ask these countries “to back off and end these sanctions on the Lebanese people.
The political activist Feroze Mithiborwala noted that the central problem in Lebanon is its political system, arguing that the country should reform its constitutional and parliamentary system where people can come together to address the dire economic and social issues.
He accused the oligarchs in Lebanon of “looting the country dry,” suggesting that the Lebanese people should kick them out as well as the banks that are run by the USA.
PressTV / ABC Flash Point WW III News 2020.