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2019-11-25 Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Trump administration is withholding $105 million in security aid to Lebanon
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Posted by Fred 2019-11-25 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [456 views ]  Top
 File under: Hezbollah 

#1 Hezbollah controls the Lebanese government and appears to control its army which we have been paying for through this 'security aid'.
There is now unrest in Lebanon; nobody really understands its cause.
One unstated possibility is that the Lebanese people are afraid that Hezbollah, which is controlled by Iran, will involve Lebanon in a war with Israel which will probably destroy much of the country, since Hezbollah has rockets everywhere in it aimed at Israel.
The conventional view of the state department and those supplying this now traditional support to the Lebanese army despite its control by Hezbollah, is that it should continue forever. This is apparently in the hope that this will serve some useful purpose. What that purpose is, is a bit obscure at this time.
Trump has shown a tendency to shake up such arrangements, even sometimes seeking something in exchange for continuing them.
Posted by Daniel 2019-11-25 02:35||   2019-11-25 02:35|| Front Page Top

#2 The conventional view of the state department and those supplying this now traditional support to the Lebanese army despite its control by Hezbollah, is that it should continue forever. This is apparently in the hope that this will serve some useful purpose.

Kickbacks?
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2019-11-25 02:39||   2019-11-25 02:39|| Front Page Top

#3 So Hezbollah will bravely fight Israel down to the last Lebanese ?
Posted by Dron66046 2019-11-25 03:26||   2019-11-25 03:26|| Front Page Top

#4 #1 Trump has shown a tendency to shake up such arrangements, even sometimes seeking something in exchange for continuing them.

Kissinger on Trump last year: "Trump may be one of those figures in history who appears from time to time to mark the end of an era and to force it to give up its old pretenses."
Posted by Lex 2019-11-25 04:10||   2019-11-25 04:10|| Front Page Top

#5 QUID PRO QUO!!!

IM PEACH!
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2019-11-25 06:00||   2019-11-25 06:00|| Front Page Top

#6 So now the media thinks that any aid given in the past is just automatically supposed too continue. I wish these idiots would learn too report the news instead of being political asshats.
Posted by chris 2019-11-25 09:37||   2019-11-25 09:37|| Front Page Top

#7 PEACH MINT, PEACH MINT!!!!
Posted by Fat Bob Javish1936 2019-11-25 21:05||   2019-11-25 21:05|| Front Page Top

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