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    • Fortuna Benmayor
    • 17.11.10 | 03:44 (IST)

    Weapons alone won't deter the speculated coup by Iran/Hezballah. Weapons for the Lebanese army, which doesn't dare to deploy in parts of Lebanon where Hezballah is embedded, is a very dangerous game. Egypt and Saudi Arabia are losing Lebanon to Iran (and of course Syria). By now, Lebanon is for all practical purposes an Iranian puppet, and a coup would only make it official, which may not even be convenient for Iran / hezballah. Weapons need to be accompanied by the resolve to apply UNSC Res. 1701 which calls for the disarmament of Hezballah. The opposite has ocurred since 2006. There is a chance that some of these weapons fall into Iranian / hezballah hands and be turned against Israel. Russia knows it, the USA knows it, but Iran simply has more politicall will to swallow Lebanon, than the rest of the world has a resolve to avoid it. And besides the Lebanese, only Israelis will suffer from the total collapse of Lebanon to become an Iranian protectorate

    from the article: Russia to gift Lebanon with arms, military supplies to bolster army
    First published 01:28 17.11.10 | Last updated 01:28 17.11.10
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