Matthew Ehret shares an insight which addresses a too-often-overlooked aspect of the role of Lebanon in the Great Game.
The bomb which took 150 lives and wounded over 4000 was a product of 30-years corruption and embezzlement, which gathered momentum in recent years.
The Aug. 5 explosion was the coup de grâce, a sign that the damage was irreparable. Beirut was truly and completely broken.
Was this a bold ‘false flag’ initiative to upturn the strategic status quo in order to destroy Hizbullah’s strategic place in the region?