Skip to comments.Saudi Arabia gives Lebanon $3bn to bolster military
Posted on 12/29/2013 11:30:43 AM PST by BenLurkin
A wave of deadly bombings and shootings have fuelled fears that Lebanon, which suffered a brutal 15-year civil war of its own that ended only in 1990, could be slowly slipping back towards full-blown sectarian conflict. The latest violence took place on Friday, when a car bomb killed a senior Sunni politician who had been critical of Syria and its Lebanese ally, the Shia militant group Hezbollah.
Addressing those concerns, Suleiman said in his address that "Lebanon is threatened by sectarian conflict and extremism" and that strengthening the army was a popular demand.
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Trying to do something bout Hezbullah’s involvement in the Syrian civil war.
Homer J. Simpson’s daily WWII page had a little article about Lebanon being a majority Christian nation back then in the same article the Saudis’ were calling for Islamic control at the end of the war.
Did they take up collections in the streets the way they once supposedly raised charity for the pigastinians?
The Saudis are Sunnis.
Lebanon is now a majority Muslim nation and the Chrisians and other Infidel minorities would be driven out except most of the Muslim majority is Shiite; and the Sunnis don't want the heretical Shiites to be more empowered. - Tom
Three billion? That’s chump change for the Sauds...