Skip to comments.US-Russian Race To Arm Lebanon With Heavy Weapons
Posted on 12/20/2008 9:48:55 AM PST by Strategy
The United States and Russia are bidding hard against each other to give the Lebanese army heavy weapons, a contest which Israeli diplomacy has failed to deter, DEBKAfile's military sources report.
Defense ministry official Amos Gilead arrived in Moscow Friday, Dec. 19 only to watch his train leaving the station: Sophisticated Russian S-300 air defense systems were already speeding toward Tehran to guard its nuclear sites and MiG-29 fighter jets had been pledged to Lebanon.
In Washington, too, Israeli diplomats pleaded in vain with Bush administration leaders to refrain from giving Lebanon tanks and a fleet of combat helicopters. Ten Cobras have led the way. They argued that there are no safeguards against American hardware falling into the hands of the Lebanese terrorist Hizballah, whose leaders vowed again Friday to destroy the Jewish state by launching a regional conflagration.
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I hope we sell them our weapons.
The Israelis think Hezbollah will get them.
I’d like to help the legit Lebanese but they should know.
Tells me all I need to know.
Its just more stuff for the Israelis to blow up the next time they go in there and kick the nest.
Debka is unreliable.