Jumblatt calls for international investigation as Macron visits Lebanon
[EN.ANNAHAR] Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Wally Jumblat
...Druze politician, head of the Progressive Socialist Party, who's been on every side in Leb at least four times. He'll sell you his friends for a dollar, but family comes higher because of shipping and handling...
called for an international investigation into the blast that rocked Beirut this week, citing a lack of confidence in local authorities. "There is no confidence in a local investigation committee or in this government and we demand an international investigation committee to uncover the truth on how this incident happened," he said.

French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Leb
...an Iranian colony situated on the eastern Mediterranean, conveniently adjacent to Israel. Formerly inhabited by hardy Phoenecian traders, its official language is now Arabic, with the usual unpleasant side effects. The Leb civil war, between 1975 and 1990, lasted a little over 145 years and produced 120,000 fatalities. The average length of a ceasefire was measured in seconds. The Lebs maintain a precarious sectarian balance among Shiites, Sunnis, and about a dozeen flavors of Christians. It is the home of Hezbollah, which periodically starts a war with the Zionist Entity, gets Beirut pounded to rubble, and then declares victory and has a parade. The Lebs have the curious habit of periodically murdering their heads of state or prime ministers...
Thursday in a bit to alleviate the concerns of Lebanon's population who was dealt with this massive blow.

Speaking with news hounds who were present at Beirut's airport, Macron assured that any aid would be funneled through NGOs and the UN to ensure that they reach Lebanese. The comment appeared as a slight to Lebanese politicians, long accused of wide-scale corruption and incompetence.

Posted by: Fred 2020-08-06