Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Russia to 'grant' Lebanon 10 Mig29?

So says Lebanon's Defense minister Elias Murr to Novosti, here
"...A senior Lebanese Defense Ministry official was also quoted by local media as saying that there would be "no political conditions" attached to arms deals between Lebanon and Russia. The United States has provided military assistance to Lebanon to help the fractured Middle East state fight terrorism and resist the Hezbollah Shiite military group Some Pentagon and State Department officials have expressed concern about extensive military aid to a country where Hezbollah, which has close ties to Syria and Iran, continues to play an important role. Israel has also been lobbying against heavy weapons supplies to Lebanon, fearing they might eventually be used against it..."

(Murr, with the nose job, toasts the 'acquisition')

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