"So, the Lebanese decide to forego any protection they ever received from the U.S" The Lebanese learnt in 2006 that when Israel decides to go the thump on their country then the amount of "protection" they can expect from the USA amounts to bubkiss. And they have now learnt another valuable lesson: in the event of a repeat of 2006 they can expect the USA to immediately pull the plug on all military assistance. Conclusion: Do Not Allow Yourself To Be Dependent Upon USA Military Assistance. Or, as Nasrallah might say: I told you so.
27 injured in fire, explosion at former air raid shelter in Hamburg, Germany (DPA)