Apple Donating to Beirut Relief Efforts: 'We Grieve With the People of Lebanon'

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In a tweet, Apple CEO Tim Cook today indicated that Apple will be donating to relief organizations that are helping with immediate needs and long-term support in Beirut, following a deadly explosion in the city earlier this week.

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A reported 2,750 metric tons of ammonium nitrate exploded in Lebanon's capital on the evening of August 4, killing hundreds and injuring thousands.

Apple routinely donates to relief organizations following natural disasters and other tragedies.



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Article Link: Apple Donating to Beirut Relief Efforts: 'We Grieve With the People of Lebanon'
 
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Morgenland

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Thank you, Apple!
Just calmly do the right thing. This has become rare in these days.
While some powerful people just babble, others (same like the French president) are committed to the people, where there are tears that we can never really understand because we don't have to cry them.
 
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Kylo83

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Proof or a link.

This is such a disaster, good the world tries to help as much as they can, including Apple.
Let's hope Lebanon will get better after all the misery they had to endure.
Learn what Hezbollah do and they control that port they done many videos braging about having weapons to bomb israel and we dont know why it went off but its because of them they have all that dangerous chemicals, if you dont wanna beleive me just do your own research
 

justperry

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Learn what Hezbollah do and they control that port they done many videos braging about having weapons to bomb israel and we dont know why it went off but its because of them they have all that dangerous chemicals, if you dont wanna beleive me just do your own research

You claim something, you have to provide proof of it, MR rules.

You know as much as anybody, which right now is nothing.

Edit: The (later) added video says nada/nothing.
 

DinkThifferent

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No facts they stored these there to bomb israel

In 2013, a Russian-owned vessel, MV Rhosus, was detained in Beirut with a cargo of 2,750 metric tons of ammonium nitrate, which is used in industrial agriculture and mining. The cargo was said to be destined for Mozambique, but the ship stopped in Beirut due to financial difficulties.

Facts First.
 

Kylo83

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In 2013, a Russian-owned vessel, MV Rhosus, was detained in Beirut with a cargo of 2,750 metric tons of ammonium nitrate, which is used in industrial agriculture and mining. The cargo was said to be destined for Mozambique, but the ship stopped in Beirut due to financial difficulties.

Facts First.
Oh really and you believe that, you do know the leader of hizballah has admitted to having this to blow up israel and Lebanon army confiscated it, this was a hizballah port
 

Kylo83

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Maybe learn about Hizballah and what they do in Lebanon before you say its not them, no one has these kind if chemicals stored for mining, theres a video of the leader saying we have it and we plan to use it, but once again people dont wanna know the truth
 

Duane Martin

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Hezbollah are to blame, such a shame the innocent people have to be hurt because of them
Your statement is in contravention of all known facts. This disaster is the result of gross mismanagement by an ineffective government who had been warned multiple times that storing this in port was an accident waiting to happen. Even if you were to promote the completely unsubstantiated argument that someone actually set this off intentionally what would be their motive? It is not like Lebanon needs any more of a push over the edge.

Speaking of ineffective governments who ignore science-based recommendations resulting in catastrophic and unnecessary loss of life...

I am thankful for anyone who is willing to step in and help in these trying times.
 

Kylo83

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So, because you are from Israel you know the facts, me...shakes head.
No i know facts like i said Lebanon have said its a port run by hizballah and they boasted about having this to bomb israel do the maths you dont just random have this much explosives laying around for nothing, i was in the army we dealt with them for years even the Lebanese people know
 

Kylo83

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Your statement is in contravention of all known facts. This disaster is the result of gross mismanagement by an ineffective government who had been warned multiple times that storing this in port was an accident waiting to happen. Even if you were to promote the completely unsubstantiated argument that someone actually set this off intentionally what would be their motive? It is not like Lebanon needs any more of a push over the edge.

Speaking of ineffective governments who ignore science-based recommendations resulting in catastrophic and unnecessary loss of life...

I am thankful for anyone who is willing to step in and help in these trying times.
And who runs the port and why was it there, again the leader of hizballah has said on video he has this and it will be used to bomb Israel, ok guys im out believe what you want the truth will come out
 

Kylo83

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So they confiscated it from Hizballah, but still stored it in a Hizballah-controlled port?
It was unofficially a port of theres they didnt have power over it anymore but they used to run that area only terrorists would have that much power to blow up, why dont you guys understand, do your homework about hizballah
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So, because you are from Israel you know the facts, me...shakes head.
 

dannyyankou

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In 2013, a Russian-owned vessel, MV Rhosus, was detained in Beirut with a cargo of 2,750 metric tons of ammonium nitrate, which is used in industrial agriculture and mining. The cargo was said to be destined for Mozambique, but the ship stopped in Beirut due to financial difficulties.

Facts First.
But that’s inconvenient for my narrative!
 
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canadianreader

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Your statement is in contravention of all known facts. This disaster is the result of gross mismanagement by an ineffective government who had been warned multiple times that storing this in port was an accident waiting to happen. Even if you were to promote the completely unsubstantiated argument that someone actually set this off intentionally what would be their motive? It is not like Lebanon needs any more of a push over the edge.

Speaking of ineffective governments who ignore science-based recommendations resulting in catastrophic and unnecessary loss of life...

I am thankful for anyone who is willing to step in and help in these trying times.

The guy above is right the religious party called Hezbolla has made life very difficult for the local population with the help of the liberals because they don't dare criticizing it.
 
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canadianreader

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Oh really and you believe that, you do know the leader of hizballah has admitted to having this to blow up israel and Lebanon army confiscated it, this was a hizballah port

I'm not surprised since Russians are allied with Iran and Hizbolla which is one of its proxies.
 
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CraigB1960

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How about proof that Hezballah was not behind this? They own Lebanon. Ammonium Nitrate is very dangerous stuff, especially in that quantity. Primary two purposes for it....fertilizer and explosives. If for fertilizer, it should have been dispersed by now.

I don't think it was set off intentionally, but stockpiling that much is just plain carelessness unless it is there for another purpose.
 
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