What Did Al Mayadeen Reveal in Its First Part of “Truth Uncovered: Beirut Port Blast”?
The “Truth Uncovered: Beirut Port Blast” is a documentary that unveils key facts about the Beirut blast that differ from previous stories through documents and the accounts of experts.
Since the Beirut blast, the Lebanese people have been trying to cope with the catastrophe that ravaged their country's capital. And since then, many ambiguous and confusing accounts and testimonies have come out in a bid to answer one question that remains unanswered: who blew up the Beirut port? If there was neglect, where are the neglecters?
A probe was launched into the Beirut blast, and the case took an international turn that pushed some Lebanese parties to question the integrity of the judiciary apparatus. The internationalization also prompted said parties to become concerned that the humanitarian case would become grounds for political skirmishes and score-settling. That would deprive the families of the martyrs, the wounded, and the affected, not to mention the Lebanese public opinion, from knowing what happened on the afternoon of August 4, 2020.
When one is facing all of that, unveiling the truth and conveying it to the public becomes not only a professional obligation but a moral one that drives them to refrain from exploiting the blood of the martyrs to serve certain political interests and push premade agendas forward.
Al Mayadeen decided to televise a documentary that narrates August 4 and addresses details and mysteries surrounding the Beirut blast in a technical and objective manner that relies solely on the testimonies and words of experts.
The fulfillment of our journalistic obligation came in the form of this documentary with the hope that the fruits of our labor, directed by Shiraz Hayek, can get the truth across to those yearning for it.
Highlights and key scenes from the documentary can be watched in this Twitter thread:
“Truth Uncovered": Tracing the route of the shipment comprising 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate coming from Batumi Port in #Georgia, why was the ship prevented from heading to its previously scheduled destination?#BeirutBlast pic.twitter.com/YgfgAXXdv0— Al Mayadeen English (@MayadeenEnglish) November 22, 2021