The Micah Report Columns Thoughts Predictions About Micah Archives Contact
The Micah Report

« Abbas Arrests Hamas & Jihad Terrorists | Main | We Misunderstand Turkey »

Iran Wants to Save Lebanon
By Micah Halpern

Friday August 27, 2010

I've Been Thinking:

Lebanon is in a bind.
# 1: Iran has offered to arm Lebanon.
# 2: The United States is calling into question the $100 million a year they give to Lebanon.
# 3: Iran stepped right up and said they will fill the gap.

This is very important.

Iran is already the supporter and arms provider for Hezbollah. If the Iranians now become the patron of the Lebanese army that means that they will, literally, be arming both sides of an internal struggle.

Lebanon does not want to join with Iran but there may be no other choice. The Lebanese know that all Iranian aid comes with multiple strings attached.

One of those strings may be that the Lebanese become proxy warriors against Israel on Iran's behalf. And that could mean the end of Lebanon.

Lebanon really needs the aid and Lebanon really needs the weapons to hold their own against Hezbollah.
Lebanon is faced with a serious dilemma.

4 June 2017 12:13 PM in Thoughts

Trackback Pings

TrackBack URL for this entry:


Post a comment

Remember Me?

(you may use HTML tags for style)

Powered by Movable Type     Site design by Sekimori