By The Daily Star
Saturday, February 13, 2010
BEIRUT: The US will grant $267 million in military aid to Lebanon, said Defense Minister Elias Murr on Friday during his visit to Washington.
Murr held several meetings with American officials, including US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, who handed him a letter confirming the American administration’s support for the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and its plans to donate $267 million as new and immediate military aid.
“We discussed arming the LAF and I received an official letter offering new aid of $267 million to be given immediately and according to the program prepared by the LAF and to the joint program concerning training and equipment,” Murr said following the meeting.
Lebanese newspaper As-Safir published on Friday that the United States had also expressed its readiness to hand Lebanon military aircraft by the year 2013 with the aim of reinforcing the LAF’s air exploration missions.
The newspaper added that the Pentagon offered Lebanon two types of attack planes: Hawker-Beechcraft AT-6 and Embraer Super Tocano but that the LAF would have to abide by the schedule of the American administration in order to receive these aircrafts without any charge.
Murr’s visit to Washington began earlier this week, his third in 10 months, and aimed at discussing American military assistance to Lebanon.
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Why are we arming Lebanon? This is outrageous! The Lebanese Government has seceded it's authority to the terrorist groups Hamas and Hezbollah. They have also stated that any attack by Israel on those terrorists, who are now well armed courtesy of Syria and Iran, will be considered an act of war on the Lebanese govt.
So, this means we have now committed $267 MILLION in weapons to the avowed enemies of Israel.
May God help us! Come quickly Lord Jesus!