1. The US supports the Lebanese maritime border claim. 2. This claim was already made by the previous Lebanese government of Hariri, nothing to do with Hizballah. 3. As you look at the picture (of the Israeli-claimed border), the curve takes a clear northward turn and ends up clearly across from the Lebanese land mass./ In principle it is not a bad idea to start by claiming a little to much so that you get what is yours, but the belligerent response of Lieberman is worrisome; it seems the bully really insist on a little land grab. After all, wasn't the same done by the USSR and they got away with it?
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