| 19 April 2024, Friday |

Beirut Port Blast: A New Chapter in French History!

Lebanese people studying in France, in secondary grades, were astonished when they thumbing through the history and geography book in the approved school curriculum for this year, and found the Port Blast chapter, particularly in the last century, whether in France, particularly in Toulouse, or in the United States, particularly in New Jersey and Texas, as well as in Germany.

A comparison of these explosions and the damage they produced, as well as the explosion of the Beirut Port, is detailed in this chapter, which also includes photographs of the port of Beirut before and after the explosion.

The world has included our issues in its educational curricula, and Lebanon’s political system is attempting to erase them:

Judge Fadi Sawan, a former Judicial Investigator, was dismissed.

There are desperate attempts to expel Tarek Bitar, the current Judicial Investigator.

Wafiq Safa, a Hezbollah security official, visited the Palace of Justice. Information reported that he went to convey his threat letter, thus causing an attack to Lebanon’s Judiciary system.

What does this irresponsibility imply?

It is a new sample of seizing everything in Lebanon: from the executive authority to the judicial authority, while the official authority does nothing!

And who knows? The port explosion case may join the abandoned cases because the investigation in such cases is forbidden to reach a conclusion, and even if it does reach a result, who will apply justice?

The investigation into the assassination of the late Prime Minister Rafik Hariri has come to a conclusion, so has justice been achieved? Didn’t Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah describe them as saints?

But what justice are we talking about in the presence of Hezbollah’s control?

Perhaps it was wise for France to include the issue of the Port of Beirut explosion in its school curricula, whereas Lebanese curricula include history from the time of World War II, i.e. the mid-1940s.

It would be preferable if the Lebanese media were translating and publishing what was mentioned in French textbooks about the explosion of the port of Beirut, so that the file would be accessible to all. Thus, public opinion would have responded to the authorities’ attempts to put the explosion aside.


  • Sawt Beirut International