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Lebanon will receive the largest weapons tranche in its history

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Lebanon will receive the largest weapons tranche in its history

Saudi Arabia will allocate $ 3 billion to the Lebanese army for the purchase of weapons in France. This was announced by the President of Lebanon, General Michel Suleiman during a televised address to the nation, reports "BBC". According to Suleiman, this is the largest foreign aid for all history country.


“We are extremely grateful for this generous gift of $ 3 billion proposed by the king of brotherly Saudi Arabia to strengthen our army. We use it to purchase more modern and new types. weapons the French, ”said Suleiman.

France is ready to consider any applications from the Lebanese side for the purchase of weapons, French President Francois Hollande said on December 29 during an official visit to Saudi Arabia. “I am in contact with President Suleiman. As soon as the requests (of the Lebanese army — RP) are known, we are ready to provide them, ”Hollande added.

According to SIPRI, the entire defense budget of Lebanon for 2012 a year is $ 1,7 billion. About $ 1 billion is US military assistance provided to the country since 2006. The tranche of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia exceeds not only these amounts, but also the assistance rendered by the Saudis to the Syrian rebels,

writes the Wall Street Journal. Detachments of the opposition fighting in Syria, received from the kingdom of weapons and equipment for only $ 400 million, the newspaper notes.

Saudi Arabia’s financial assistance will help Lebanon confront the threats of inter-religious conflict, extremism and terrorism, as well as combat illegal arms smuggling, Suleiman said during his speech. It went on air several hours after the funeral of former Finance Minister Mohammed Shatah, who was known as a consistent critic of the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad and the Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah.


The consequences of the explosion of the car of Mohammed Shatah. Photo: Hussein Malla / AP


The 62-year-old minister was killed on Friday by a car bomb. Besides him, four more people were killed and more than 70 people were injured. Shatah was one of the leading members of the pro-Western 14 Alliance March, headed by Saad Hariri, the son of former Lebanese prime minister and one of the informal leaders of Lebanese Sunni Muslims, Rafik Hariri. Hariri Sr. was also the victim of the terrorist attack - in February 2005, a bomb 1800 kg of TNT was blown up on the way of his motorcade. More 22 people died, including bodyguards and friends of the former prime minister.

Supporters of the murdered politicians in both cases were accused of organizing terrorist acts of Shiite militants. During Shatah’s funeral, hundreds of black-clad Sunnis shouted slogans against Hezbollah. "The explosion was another heinous crime in a series of crimes aimed at sabotaging countries," representatives of the movement, who denied involvement in the attack, reported earlier. Ex-Minister of Finance buried in the mausoleum of Rafik Hariri, built near the central mosque on Martyrs' Square. He became the ninth prominent critic of the Assad regime, killed in Lebanon over the past eight years.

The money of Saudi Arabia is necessary and will help to make "a decisive step towards the transition to a real state, whose power is higher than any other government in the country and whose army surpasses any other forces," reports Agence France-Presse Saad Hariri.

The conflict in Syria is becoming more like a war by proxy, where Iran is behind the Syrian authorities, and the opposition is supported by their sponsors from the Arab countries of the Persian Gulf, the Guardian said. This conflict may spill over into neighboring Lebanon, where Iran has a powerful ally in Hezbollah, and many Sunnis are counting on the help of their co-religionists from Saudi Arabia.

In November, two suicide bombers blew themselves up at the Iranian embassy in Beirut, killing 25 people and injuring 146. The attack was organized by the Saudis against the residency of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, which was entrenched in the embassy, ​​Yevgeny Satanovsky, director of the Middle East Institute, told Russian Planet.

“Now the head of Saudi Arabian foreign intelligence, Prince Bandar bin Sultan personally took control over the overthrow of Assad during the civil war. It conducts its activities in two main areas: the formation of army brigades for actions against the Shiites and their allies in Yemen and Syria and the sabotage and terrorist war against the Iranians, ”he says.

Grant to Lebanon to buy weapons - another episode in the struggle of Iran and the Saudis for influence in the Arab East, adds Satanovsky

“They will buy someone, they will blow someone up, they could not buy us - Volgograd was blown up, in Lebanon it is even easier, they are more accustomed to it. Who will win is unclear. Germany was much richer than the Soviet Union, but the war ended in Berlin, ”says the expert.
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  1. alone
    alone 31 December 2013 11: 19
    -6
    It is not surprising that Lebanon buys weapons for such an amount. Having a country like Hezbollah forces the country to arm itself. It’s bad when there is no strong power in the country.
    1. Vadivak
      Vadivak 31 December 2013 11: 43
      +46
      Quote: ...
      Germany was much richer than the Soviet Union, but the war ended in Berlin


      Yes, not the USSR defeated Germany, but a united Europe.
      1. A.YARY
        A.YARY 31 December 2013 12: 08
        +10
        Vadim support!
        And Lebanon sold out .....
        Sad Now it’s worth expecting the villains from this side against Syria!

        PySy
        Forgot sss @ ki Beirut, the war and who razruliv them.
        1. Vadivak
          Vadivak 31 December 2013 15: 57
          +8
          Quote: A.YARY
          And Lebanon has sold out ..


          Andrey is east, everything is sold there, everything is bought. It is not a fact that tomorrow the new weapons received from France will be at Hezbollah, in 2011 the French did not deliver anti-tank missiles to Lebanon, they were afraid, but now they have ventured, wait and see
      2. theadenter
        theadenter 31 December 2013 17: 21
        +5
        Yes, not the USSR defeated Germany, but a united Europe.

        It is necessary to repeat the result, only diplomatically.
      3. kare
        kare 1 January 2014 10: 24
        0
        Together with the United States
    2. Ascetic
      Ascetic 31 December 2013 12: 10
      +10
      Quote: lonely
      to have such an organization in the country as Hezbollah forces the country to arm itself. It’s bad when there is no strong power in the country.


      Arming Sunni radicals against Shiite. In Lebanon, there are essentially two main forces.
      "March 14 coalition" combines anti-Syrian political parties led by Saad Hariri and is considered "pro-Western".
      It includes Sunni parties, the largest of which is Al-Mustakbal, whose leader is Saad Hariri.
      Sunni March 14 Coalition opposes ruling Shiite "March 8 coalition", which, in particular, includes the radical Lebanese organization Hezbollah.
      It is believed that the Sunni March 14 Coalition is supported by the West, as well as Saudi Arabia, and the Shiite March 8 Coalition by Iran and Syria.
      So there will be no strong power in the country like in Iraq, another chaos civil war and a breeding ground for terrorists to multiply.
      Lebanon will have to survive many more terrorist attacks and armed clashes. But the most important thing is Lebanon faces the threat of a terrible civil war, as our main political parties represent certain confessions. Thus, the country is again on the verge of inter-confessional confrontation "

      Lebanese writer and political scientist Qasim Qasir

      1. A.YARY
        A.YARY 31 December 2013 12: 38
        +1
        The current Lebanese authorities are clearly lacking as a "seasoning" to cleanse the brains of "Black September", "Union of Nine", and even a heel of similar "interest circles", To press all the pro-Western trash to the nail.
      2. Same lech
        Same lech 31 December 2013 12: 50
        0
        Stanislav of the two evils must choose the least.
        What exactly???
        1. alone
          alone 31 December 2013 13: 07
          0
          no evil should be destroyed, no matter what it is. because supporting the least while destroying the largest, we create a promise for turning the smaller into the big for the future.
          1. Same lech
            Same lech 31 December 2013 13: 21
            +1
            Horseradish is not sweeter.
      3. alone
        alone 31 December 2013 12: 52
        0
        Hezbollah Expeditionary Force of Iran. In Lebanon there are large forces. which are against this organization. in addition to the Sunnis, and Christians of Lebanon also treat this organization badly. Still, do not forget that the backbone of Hezbollah is the former members of the Shiite organization "Amal", who carried out the purges like this Suni and Christian settlements in Lebanon.
        Yes, and openly speaking on the side of Syria, the organization turned Lebanon into two opposing camps. And the Saudis and the French understand that sooner or later the two currents will clash in Lebanon, which is why they are arming the army (the backbone of the army is sunk) to counter the Shiites if necessary. And the conflict in Syria, Lebanon is slowly drawing in itself. It is enough to simply read reports on explosions and shelling in Lebanon.
      4. Dezzed
        Dezzed 1 January 2014 22: 45
        0
        Lebanon is on the brink of civil war. Almost the entire Lebanese army (except for the highest com. Composition) consists of Shiites.
        The Saudis are Sunnis, it is unclear how they will decide to arm the army of the Shiites that they hate, which today may tomorrow not choose the side that the Saudis do not like in the civil war.
        It seems the deal will not be completed. unreal.
    3. Professor
      Professor 31 December 2013 12: 44
      +3
      Quote: lonely
      to have such an organization in the country as Hezbollah forces the country to arm itself. It’s bad when there is no strong power in the country.

      And who do you think is serving in the Lebanese army today? The same Shiites as in Hezbollah and their leader is one - Nasrallah. A recent example is illustrative when a Shiite soldier opened fire on an Israeli car moving on Israeli territory and killed an ensign. Attention to the question: who was this soldier representing?
      1. Same lech
        Same lech 31 December 2013 12: 48
        +2
        He didn’t receive himself, an order; he must answer according to the law.
        1. Professor
          Professor 31 December 2013 12: 56
          0
          Quote: The same Lech
          He didn’t receive himself, an order; he must answer according to the law.

          You are mistaken. Hezbollah spiritual leader calling for the destruction of Israel. The Lebanese army is impotent. Afraid of everyone, especially Hezbollah. Recently, more and more Shiites serve in it and the line between the army and Hezbollah is erased.
          1. Cherdak
            Cherdak 31 December 2013 13: 47
            0
            Quote: Professor
            The Lebanese army is impotent.


            Therefore, the loot from the side is poured so that Iran does not spread
          2. Yeraz
            Yeraz 31 December 2013 14: 47
            +5
            Quote: Professor
            Quote: The same Lech
            He didn’t receive himself, an order; he must answer according to the law.

            You are mistaken. Hezbollah spiritual leader calling for the destruction of Israel. The Lebanese army is impotent. Afraid of everyone, especially Hezbollah. Recently, more and more Shiites serve in it and the line between the army and Hezbollah is erased.

            Hmm, it seemed to me that Shiites were not taking into the army. Do not tell me the share of Shiites in the Lebanese army?
            1. Professor
              Professor 31 December 2013 17: 04
              +2
              Quote: Yeraz
              Hmm, it seemed to me that Shiites were not taking into the army. Do not tell me the share of Shiites in the Lebanese army?

              I can’t say how much, but they have been serving in the army for several years, and since there are now most of them in the country, they will soon be in the army.
              1. Lord of the Sith
                Lord of the Sith 1 January 2014 00: 18
                +4
                Here is a map of the Lebanese population

          3. Vadivak
            Vadivak 31 December 2013 15: 39
            +5
            Quote: Professor
            The Lebanese army is impotent. Afraid of everyone


            More than 40 in the regular troops it seems was not there. Soviet T-000/54 about 55, about a hundred American M200A48 / A1. About 5 AMX-40. A lot of armored personnel carriers M13. Aviation Hawker -Hunters of 113 and other rubbish like the old Iroquois. In general, what is ancient as you yourself know what, and even the food ration of a soldier is two dollars a day.
          4. Magadan
            Magadan 1 January 2014 09: 47
            +10
            I am sure Hezbollah just out of habit calls. It’s time for you to agree there a long time ago. Neither Israel, nor Syria, nor Hezbollah are scumbags. Thugs are Saudis with their Wahhabism. Judge for yourself :
            1) the local preacher Faykhan al-Gamdi, raped and tortured to death his five-year-old daughter Lama, who was suspected of promiscuous behavior (!). He was released from prison.
            2) Blogger Raif Badawi wondered what is the place of religion in the state. He was sentenced to watch for "apostasy".
            It’s clear that they are all enemies there. But, honestly, what is better - just an enemy or real chikatil?
            1. Mikhail3
              Mikhail3 1 January 2014 14: 42
              +2
              It is impossible to agree. The fusion of the spiritual basis with secular power up to a certain limit is necessary, otherwise the state will be seized by predatory animals - hucksters. Those who want to break everything and everyone for the sake of profit. However, splicing above a certain limit carries an equally terrible danger - the so-called. "wars of faith".
              To fight, wishing to bring their faith to the "pagans" on a sword - nothing more terrible in history has happened. Alas, the authority of secular power in the East was buried almost a thousand years ago, since Islam turned out to be too weak for state building as a spiritual basis. The rulers turn out to be bestial - to eat, shit and pervert, betray, rape, burn ... in general, the East has not seen real states for a long time. It is wild and absolutely stupid to be loyal to an eastern ruler. He will not sacrifice you for the sake of the Power, but because in the morning he got under the tail of a harness. The mosquito bit the "ruler of the faithful" and you, your subordinates, or even all your people, are paying with your life.
              Therefore, unable to educate at least the realties of adequate power, the Islamic spiritual basis climbed into power itself. And this cannot be done, because they cannot fight "wars of faith". Therefore, both the East and Israel will be crushed in themselves. All of this, of course, will end. Together with an unfit spiritual foundation.
            2. 31231
              31231 1 January 2014 18: 31
              +5
              I think the Jews are very happy that the Arabs are kneading each other.
              1. alone
                alone 1 January 2014 20: 48
                +3
                Quote: 31231
                I think the Jews are very happy that the Arabs are kneading each other.

                and why they shouldn’t be satisfied. the weaker the enemy, the better. this is reality. just one thing is bad in this matter. instead of a more intelligent enemy, an enemy who is not at all friendly with the head can be occupied. But for this there is politics. Make it so that more the rational was weaker, but strong enough to prevent a headless fanatic from taking his place.
                1. Dezzed
                  Dezzed 1 January 2014 22: 49
                  0
                  Quote: lonely
                  the place of a more intelligent enemy


                  Who do you mean by the term "intelligent enemy".
                  1. alone
                    alone 2 January 2014 00: 30
                    +2
                    Quote: DezzeD
                    Who do you mean by the term "intelligent enemy".


                    any Arab leader whose country borders on Israel. Reasonable in the sense that, despite hatred, he understands that he still can’t defeat you, and therefore he is quietly setting aside (a more reasonable person signing a peace treaty and recognizing Israel as a state frees their country and people from devastating wars and unnecessary losses.) The reasonable do so. And how the unreasonable act. I do not need to tell you. You yourself know who is not friends with the head in the region.
            3. lev1759
              lev1759 1 January 2014 20: 34
              +2
              Quote: Magadan
              local preacher Faykhan al-Gamdi, raped and tortured to death his five-year-old daughter Lama, who was suspected of lecherous behavior (!). He was released from prison.

              This scumbag was released from prison for only one reason - he managed to convince the mullah, who pronounced the verdict, that he had used the poses permitted by Islam by raping his daughter. This primitive country lives not according to the laws, but according to Sharia.
              1. alone
                alone 1 January 2014 20: 40
                +1
                Quote: lev1759
                This primitive country does not live according to the laws, but according to the concepts of Sharia.


                Do you know the laws of Sharia?
                The fact that the two geeks have found a common language is not the fault of Sharia. Actually, I will tell you a secret in all countries where Sharia laws are allegedly established. Sharia is remembered only when it is beneficial for them.
            4. alone
              alone 1 January 2014 20: 45
              -1
              scumbags they are scumbags everywhere !! people do not need to be judged by scumbags. everyone has them. and no one is safe from them. And yet, there are ordinary people who just want to live, but there are political forces and organizations that have ambitions.
        2. alone
          alone 31 December 2013 13: 05
          -1
          Quote: The same LYOKHA
          He didn’t receive himself, an order; he must answer according to the law.

          I received an order from Nasrallah. You simply do not know well the structure of Hezbollah. In essence, this is also what al-Qaeda is. Just the reverse side of the coin.
          1. Same lech
            Same lech 31 December 2013 13: 10
            +2
            Perhaps it is.
            But any army should obey the order - if an ordinary person considers it normal to violate the commander’s order, he should be shot, such is the oath given to them, and whether he likes ISRAEL or not THIS IS A SECONDARY QUESTION.
        3. Hug
          Hug 31 December 2013 18: 07
          +1
          Quote: The same Lech
          He didn’t receive himself, an order; he must answer according to the law.


          Do you believe it yourself?
      2. alone
        alone 31 December 2013 13: 04
        +4
        he represented the interests of the Hezbollah organization. he can be dressed in the uniform of the Lebanese army, but he still has diarrhea from nasrall in my head. I don’t understand the people at this forum how they can applaud a person who has been sitting in a bunker for 20 years, he’s giving people brains by sending them to certain death and makes good money at the same time. the personal fortune of nasrallah is estimated from 500 million to 2 billion dollars. if there were my will, I like nasrallah would have burned alive at the stake !! am
        1. Same lech
          Same lech 31 December 2013 13: 25
          +4
          I do not ask hehe heh about the personal condition of the ISRAELI TOP, I think it is not comparable with the state of NARASALLA.

          If a person consciously goes to death for the sake of spiritual incentives invented by someone, then in our material world not everything is so safe. hi
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      4. Hitrovan07
        Hitrovan07 1 January 2014 01: 01
        +7
        In any case, Saudi money is a fire extinguishing with gasoline. And the weapon has the habit of shooting - the truth is not always the one into whom it was originally planned. sad
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      6. ruslan207
        ruslan207 1 January 2014 22: 13
        0
        Professor Israel recently fired at al-Qaeda to drag Israel into the war radish is not sweeter, or do you think al-Qaeda is better than hezbola, al-Qaeda will swallow hezbola from Israel
    4. URAL72
      URAL72 31 December 2013 13: 10
      +3
      "No wonder Lebanon buys such an amount of weapons. Having an organization like Hezbollah in a country forces the country to arm itself. It's bad when there is no strong power in the country."

      On the one hand, strong power allowed Hussein to maintain relative stability in Iraq, even despite the 8-year war. On the other hand, for this he had to keep in fear not only the people, but also this power itself. This, in turn, led to the fact that he was "easily and not forcedly" sold at the first opportunity. East is a delicate matter.
    5. Tersky
      Tersky 31 December 2013 19: 57
      +5
      All a Happy!
  2. kelevra
    kelevra 31 December 2013 11: 27
    0
    Wouldn’t they want to attack Syria after arming!
    1. alone
      alone 31 December 2013 12: 52
      0
      Quote: kelevra
      Wouldn’t they want to attack Syria after arming!

      I don’t think so! They are getting ready for an internal showdown.
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      2. Aryan
        Aryan 1 January 2014 14: 28
        +2
        there are three blondes
        - Well, girls? against whom are we going to be friends today? recourse
  3. makarov
    makarov 31 December 2013 11: 29
    +13
    And again the Saudis! Soon, wherever you spit, you will find yourself everywhere in the Saudi, it turns out that they have "interests" around the world. They will soon wait for the return ...
    1. Rds12
      Rds12 31 December 2013 16: 58
      +3
      but look faintly at their friends? USA everywhere they are. The Saudis are a screen. People live in persecution among them. There is nothing common people to solder to the stupid elite of corrupt rats
  4. JIaIIoTb
    JIaIIoTb 31 December 2013 11: 48
    +4
    It's time to make the planned replacement of media with newer ones. Old disposed of by self-blasting in Mecca.
  5. mountain
    mountain 31 December 2013 11: 53
    +4
    The Saudis make up for their sins in the form of trenches.
    Quote: makarov
    And again the Saudis! Soon, wherever you spit, you will find yourself everywhere in the Saudi, it turns out that they have "interests" around the world. They will soon wait for the return ...

    The Saudis make up for their sins in the form of trenches. But the boomerang launched by them will fuck them on the head.
  6. propolsky
    propolsky 31 December 2013 12: 00
    +2
    It’s time to think: for every prince there is a king!
  7. 31231
    31231 31 December 2013 12: 04
    +7
    The Saudis thank the Lebanese Sunnis for the supply of meat to Syria and the transit of weapons. Well, see you soon French weapons in Syria?
  8. Strashila
    Strashila 31 December 2013 12: 17
    +4
    Saudi Arabia openly announced the possible financing of the US Army’s war in Syria. Based on a deliberately directed tranche for the purchase of weapons in France, it can be argued that there was a settlement with her for participating in the aggression against Syria.
    1. Alex_Popovson
      Alex_Popovson 31 December 2013 12: 42
      +8
      Recently, a rumor flashed that Saudia was preparing a sour so-equipped army. And the fact that they will fight Syria is nonsense. THEY ARE ALREADY THERE. And theological schools regularly supply fresh meat to the front lines.
      True, it should be noted that Assad also does not bast. Nevertheless, experts from the DPRK, Venezuela, and China are there, and many. [I tactfully keep silent about domestic uncles].
      And returning to the Saudis, I imagine that they will most likely attack Yemen, since there are several reasons for this:
      1 - Drove the entire peninsula (By the way, Oman is also worth a look, all the same they are Kharijits)
      2 - Again, religious differences - The Saudis we have are Sunnis, Yemen is mostly Kharijite
      3 - Beni's legacy, by the way, there, in Yemen, there are still "Tourist bureaus", the very ones (if it says something to someone). And not subject to the Saudis, although they work more for Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as Uzbekistan.
      4 - [This is already my speculation, do not judge strictly] A test of the pen of the Saudi army. It is necessary to start a war being self-confident, and checking the army for strength in Yemen, it seems to me optimal. The world community in Yemen, and indeed everything that is happening in Sinai openly in parallel, moreover, Arabia will not allow interference on it while it has oil.
      So, while it’s too early to talk about the Saudis, after a year you can already think about it. In the meantime, they are more likely exporters of oil and bearded dolotryas
      1. Tersky
        Tersky 31 December 2013 20: 31
        +6
        Quote: Alex_Popovson
        rather exporters of oil and bearded dolbotryasov

        good Very thin, but definitely a bullseye ... laughing
      2. Same lech
        Same lech 31 December 2013 21: 39
        +2
        The dynamics of preparation for the SAUDITS war can be determined by the procurement of offensive weapons (strike aircraft, offensive ammunition, and more), something similar we observed in GEORGIA WHEN SAAKASHVILI MODE actively bought weapons wherever possible
        (in general, this process is logical).
        The issue of the start date of the war by the Saudis is still being decided.
  9. both s69
    both s69 31 December 2013 12: 27
    +5
    Quote: propolsky
    It’s time to think: for every prince there is a king!

    I like it more like this: "... each prince (Saudi) has its own RGC"
    Of course, I apologize for the black humor on such bright holidays for us, but I could not resist ... laughing
  10. Jogan-xnumx
    Jogan-xnumx 31 December 2013 12: 56
    +5
    Now the head of Saudi Arabian foreign intelligence, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, has personally taken control of the overthrow of Assad as part of the civil war.

    It would be time for this camel to be taken under control and stalled. And then his borzometer is too off scale. Tranche to Lebanon, this is another round of the war in Syria. I do not think that everything is clean there and there are no side agreements in this regard. For starters, he would have torn up a couple of wells with terminals ... For, it’s stupid to sit on the defensive while it is greyhound, at least stupidly.
  11. chunga-changa
    chunga-changa 31 December 2013 13: 18
    -2
    Catholics slaughtered Protestants, Orthodox Catholics, Shiite Sunnis. Ahead is the carving of Buddhists with Taoists. Everything is as usual.
    1. Alex_Popovson
      Alex_Popovson 31 December 2013 13: 57
      +2
      Buddhists have no problems with Taoists. But with Confucianism, as well as Maoism-Confucianism ... Well, the fangs are already clacking
    2. Power
      Power 31 December 2013 14: 47
      +5
      This is when the Orthodox slaughtered Catholics?
      1. Alex_Popovson
        Alex_Popovson 31 December 2013 16: 54
        -3
        Have you forgotten Sanya Nevsky?
        1. Power
          Power 31 December 2013 21: 47
          +6
          That we defended. There was no genocide.
          1. lev1759
            lev1759 1 January 2014 20: 42
            +1
            Quote: Strength
            That we defended. There was no genocide.

            Completely in the hole .... This is a series of what they fought for - and ran into it.
  12. Ruswolf
    Ruswolf 31 December 2013 13: 19
    +8
    Comrades!
    The Great Knights of the Order of Military Observation
    Of course, I apologize a little, but enough about politics and look at the clock!

    In the New Year, I wish you good health, happiness and success. One to find good wives, another to reach a new level and get a pretty lover.
    So that your children and grandchildren do not forget how to speak in the New Year!
    So that the sky above your heads is cloudless!
    Happy Holiday! HAPPY NEW YEAR!
    drinks fellow drinks
  13. RuslanNN
    RuslanNN 31 December 2013 13: 25
    +2
    I won’t be surprised if hezbollah later has this weapon. the Arabs are somehow not catching up or what?
  14. Corsair
    Corsair 31 December 2013 13: 28
    +2
    Quote: from article
    France is ready to consider any applications from the Lebanese side for the purchase of weapons, French President Francois Hollande said on December 29 during an official visit to Saudi Arabia. “I am in contact with President Suleiman. As soon as the requests (of the Lebanese army — RP) are known, we are ready to provide them, ”Hollande added.

    Libyan Arab Jamaheria has already "contacted" France, Lebanon will be next?
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    1. Same lech
      Same lech 31 December 2013 13: 33
      +1
      Well, after this phrase, I Yeltsin remembered - pah.
  16. Roman_Romanich
    Roman_Romanich 31 December 2013 13: 36
    +1
    So the Saudis changed the vector or what? Arming Lebanon, are they actually arming Hezbollah or am I mistaken?
    1. SibRUS
      SibRUS 31 December 2013 14: 23
      0
      “They don’t bite the nursing hand” - I think this is the whole logic.
      1. rostov-dad
        rostov-dad 1 January 2014 16: 18
        -1
        along the pull pulls
    2. APASUS
      APASUS 31 December 2013 20: 24
      +2
      Quote: Romann_Romanich
      So the Saudis changed the vector or what? Arming Lebanon, are they actually arming Hezbollah or am I mistaken?

      They want to drag Hezbollah into an internal conflict so that Syria is less helped.
      The problem is rather that Saudi Arabia did not abandon the idea of ​​overthrowing Assad. This could only increase the number of countries with internal conflict that escalated into a civil war.
  17. Arkan
    Arkan 31 December 2013 13: 56
    +2
    "Lebanon receives the largest in its history tranche purchase weapons."

    It would be better if they gave money to restore the economy and infrastructure of the country, and this is candy wrappers for the blood and grief of the Lebanese.
  18. Power
    Power 31 December 2013 14: 50
    +3
    No matter how much you equip the camel driver, he will remain a shepherd.
  19. Cherdak
    Cherdak 31 December 2013 16: 39
    +3
    Quote: C
    Saudi Arabia will allocate $ 3 billion to the Lebanese army to purchase weapons in France.



    The proletarian enters the Bentley salon in a robe and boots, asks:
    - How much is the Bentley GT Coupe?
    - 250 euros
    - And on credit for a year?
    - 25 euros per month
    - To hell, and for two years?
    - 6 396 hab
    - To hell, and for three years?
    - Maybe it makes sense to take the car cheaper?
    - The meaning may be, but this, stsuka, plate fell on just such ...
  20. not good
    not good 31 December 2013 19: 32
    +3
    It is necessary as Kozma Prutkov advised to treat similar to the like, i.e. simply, quietly blow Prince Bandar bin Sultan.
  21. predator.3
    predator.3 31 December 2013 20: 21
    +2
    Happy New Year to you guys!
  22. 120352
    120352 31 December 2013 21: 10
    +2
    Look at historical statistics, how the denominational affiliation of the population of this country has changed, and how its instability has increased in this connection. I’m afraid that the allocated money cannot do a good deed, judging by the address of the creditor.
  23. Kiliny
    Kiliny 1 January 2014 00: 23
    +2
    Happy New Year to citizens !!!
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  25. individual
    individual 1 January 2014 09: 57
    +6
    Cossack sits sharpening a saber.
    - The Cossack comes up says:
    - stop sitting. Go chop wood, bring water.
    - The Cossack answers:
    - I can not. Suddenly tomorrow is war. I’m amsam. wink
  26. individual
    individual 1 January 2014 10: 32
    +3
    GDP can surprise.
    On the night of the 31st, when Russia anxiously celebrates the New Year 1 and listens to the president’s message, Putin flies from Khabarovsk to Volgograd to share the grief with the victims of the terrorist attack.
    Russia is waiting for a convincing response to the challenge of terrorists.
  27. Roman 1977
    Roman 1977 1 January 2014 11: 31
    +2
    Happy New Year! Happiness, good luck and health !!!
    Well, what do we want from Lebanon, the army 131 700 people, almost all of the ground forces, the Air Force is not, the Navy is also practically gone.
    Tanks - 318:
    10 M-60A3, delivered by the Americans in 2009,
    104 M-48 (A1, A5)
    204 T-54, T-55, Tiran-55, abandoned by the Army of Southern Lebanon after the Israeli move.
    Ostensibly, Russia was going to deliver a battalion unit T-72-31 to Lebanon, but no information was received about their delivery.
    BBM-: BMP- 16 AIFV-B-C25, armored personnel carrier- about 2100, BBM- 156
    about 1300 American M-113 (A2, A3);
    80 French VAB
    70 French AML-90
    86 American Armored Humvee.
    Artillery guns-233 (no self-propelled, all towed)
    106 155-mm American BGN M198
    20 155-mm BG M114A1 WWII times
    25 130-mm guns M-46, the Lebanese asked for 36, but ours refused
    24 122-mm BG D-30
    33 122-mm BG M-30, model 1938 of the year
    15 105-mm American BG M101A1, times of WWII.
    10 105-mm American BG M-102
    There are no modern air defense systems, and the military air defense is represented by 18 American Chaparel air defense systems (it is not known in what condition) and ZU-23 and ZPU-2, installed on the M-113 armored personnel carrier

    Air Force:
    warplanes - 4 Hawker Hunter, English fighters of the 50's; Lebanese asked to put in 2010 year 10 MiG-29, but we refused

    2 LIGHT AMERICAN TRANSPORT AC-208B Combat Caravan
    3 TCB Scottish Aviation Bulldog
    Helicopter deals are slightly better, but there are no combat ones either:
    29 AB-205 / UH-1H / Huey II, upgraded for striking ground targets
    13 SA-342L Gazelle
    1 AW139 Executive- for the transport of VIP passengers.
    10 / 7 IAR 330SM / Aérospatiale SA-330 Puma
    4 Light Robinson R44 Helicopter
    3 Sikorsky S-61N
    Navy
    16 various patrol boats
    2 French-built EDIC-III light landing craft
  28. maksim
    maksim 1 January 2014 22: 23
    -1
    The conclusion suggests itself - France is selling weapons to the country for its own money? so they would give them what they want!
  29. Vitaly Anisimov
    Vitaly Anisimov 2 January 2014 10: 08
    +2
    Saudi Arabia will allocate $ 3 billion to the Lebanese army to purchase weapons in France.
    The Saudis with France clearly sang .. The fate of Lebanon is known to everyone ..