Saturday, June 30, 2007

Prior to the US airlift to the Lebanese Army, Beirut (silently) asked for Syrian Army munitions

In the first days of the Nahr el Bared clashes, an "after hour" request was made by the Siniora government, via the LAF, for an emergency shipment of munitions from the Syrian Army to the LAF. A lot of LAF's hardware (especially tanks) are soviet made of Syrian matriculation. The request and the transfer were to be kept secret. However, Damascus insisted on a public display, not appreciating the fact that Beirut accused it of supporting Al Qaeda and then asking for assistance in its fight against it.