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Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Good news: Iran to arm Lebanon

Lebanese media are reporting that Iran may arm Lebanon with a variety of weapons, including advanced anti-aircraft systems. In the past Lebanon was armed by the United States and Europe. Hezbullah favors having Iran and Syria play a role in arming Lebanon, while the parties in the coalition are opposed.
In May, Hizbullah chieftain Hassan Nasrallah suggested that the government of Lebanon turn to Iran for aid, which, he said, would “gladly” arm Lebanon. Nasrallah said that if voters chose Hizbullah, the party would work to strengthen the Lebanese army with help from Iran. This promise angered Lebanon's coalition parties, most of which oppose Syrian and Iranian control in Lebanon.
But perhaps the strangest part of this article is the bottom line:
Israeli military experts have expressed concern that if the Lebanese army were to receive advanced anti-aircraft systems, the weapons could end up in the hands of Hizbullah and other Lebanese terrorist groups.
Given that Hezbullah and its loyalists dominate the Lebanese Armed Forces, could someone please explain to me what the difference is between Hezbullah obtaining advance anti-aircraft systems and the LAF obtaining them?


At 8:39 PM, Blogger Michael Travis said...

Lebanese Army & Hizzies?

Not much difference amigos.

Lo mismo.




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