Iran Wants to Save Lebanon
By Micah Halpern
Friday August 27, 2010
I've Been Thinking:
Lebanon is in a bind.
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.