National and regional implications of Beirut blast

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Lebanon is an artificial nation created by French imperialists in the 19th century. The politics …
  • All eyes turned to Lebanon after Tuesday’s horrible explosion in Beirut. According to the Lebanese health minister, at least 154 people died in the accident and over 5,000 others survived with injuries. An estimated 200,000 to 300,000 citizens have been left homeless. Lebanon, where protests broke out in October over economic hardships, suffered a financial loss of between $10 billion and $15 billion from the explosion.
  • Most analysts call the explosion at the Port of Beirut Lebanon’s Chernobyl. It is the moment of truth that put the last nail in the coffin of the nation’s rotten and dysfunctional political system.
  • Despite large-scale developments, changes since start of decade, some problems triggering start of uprisings in Arab countries still exist

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