always interesting to see how ignorant americans see the world - the arabs are no friends of the russians, go to russia and see it with your only eyes. the thing ist that the lebanese government hast to be strenghtened in order to prevent a hezbollah coup d'etat or in fact even challenge them. don't think beirut is to happy about a state within a state which takes actually all force it can obtain.
Police disperse hundreds in brawl in Kafr Manda, northern Israel (Haaretz)
from the article: Russia to gift Lebanon with arms, military supplies to bolster army