Demolition of a Buidling led Dangerously – Beirut, Lebanon.

Near the house I live in an old building was being demolished, nothing special here, though it was an old and beautiful building…

The destruction was first conducted by men and then a machine in the last stages. Only the building partially fell on the road adjacent to it… there was zero security, even if the building was sealed ( but not the first day )

Thankfully the road was empty and it was “guarded” by men that prevented cars going in. Still, there were parked cars very close to the demolition zone. Wonder if the municipality knew about this…

Here’s some pictures.

In this picture the walls were not unfolded and the road was completely unsecured,
In this picture the walls were not unfolded and the road was completely unsecured,
3 Days Later, the walls were unfolded, but it didn't prevent the spread of the building on the road
3 Days Later, the walls were unfolded, but it didn’t prevent the spread of the building on the road

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Small Arms imports and exports.

I have stumbled upon a sadly interesting interactive website the other day. It shows the trade of the small arms and their ammunition in the world ( no big missiles, ships, warplanes, etc ). It’s BIG money. (Click Here to see the Site ) And we are only talking about the small arms…  A lot of money that could have been used for more noble causes, like fighting against hunger and poverty, education,  like investments in real infrastructure regarding the environmental causes, like researching medical appliances. The List is long.

The world in 2013 approximately spent $1595.1 BILLIONS ( IISS) and $1747 BILLIONS (SIPRI) on weapons.

In 2011, Lebanon has imported $25,010,000 and exported 535,000$ of small arms. “Our” biggest partner was Turkey, it sold to the country the amount of $8,295,000. Lebanon has exported $245,000 to South Korea, making it the top destination of the exportation.

Now Israel, the country that bombs us from time to time, has quite good numbers. In 2011, it exported more than imported. And of course the main importer of Israel is the United States. In 1996, Israel imported $234,040,000 of “goods”, with $232M alone from the USA. It’s odd…it was the year Israel launched the operation ” the grapes of wrath” in Lebanon.

Russia have very good exports to the United States from 1992 to 2011.

The end these endless numbers, here’s a video of the importation and exportation of the United States, it’s hallucinating.

And that’s only the small arms, the official deals.

More Info about this site : click here.