Obama approves large Turkish arms sale to Lebanon

DEBKAfile quotes senior Israeli military circles as staggered by the discovery that US president Barack Obama had approved a large Turkish arms sale to the Lebanese army, including the services of NATO-trained Turkish military instructors. This was taken as further proof that the US president is deaf to Israel’s immediate security concerns. Lebanese president Gen.… Read More Obama approves large Turkish arms sale to Lebanon

UN Chief Raps Hizbullah “Intimidation” in Lebanon

Hizbullah and other armed militias in Lebanon are fostering instability and intimidation as elections near, UN chief Ban Ki-moon warned in a report published Monday. “The threat that armed groups and militias pose to the sovereignty and stability of the Lebanese state cannot be overstated,” he wrote. Hizbullah’s arsenal, which includes an autonomous telecommunication network,… Read More UN Chief Raps Hizbullah “Intimidation” in Lebanon