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Mid-East on the Brink: France to Provide Lebanese Army with Heavy Weapons. IDF moves Tanks into Golan


The French government decided to provide the Lebanese army with heavy weapons to boost its military performance, a local newspaper reported on Monday.

According to al-Joumhouria newspaper, a recent meeting held between French and Lebanese Defense Ministry officials discussed the matter.

France decided in light of the meetings to supply the Lebanese army with anti-tank missiles and sophisticated surface-to-air missiles.

Informed sources told the newspaper that Paris is “confident that the Lebanese army command is controlling the institution despite what rumors said.”

http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/89721

Britain to step up aid to Lebanese Army

http://stratrisks.com/geostrat/13787

Israel Deploys Tanks Along Syrian Frontier in Golan

http://news.antiwar.com/2013/07/09/israel-deploys-tanks-along-syrian-frontier-in-golan/

Russia: Syrian Rebels Used Sarin in Aleppo Attack

http://news.antiwar.com/2013/07/09/russia-syrian-rebels-used-sarin-in-aleppo-attack/

Report: Russia Could Suspend Syria S-300 Sale for Golan Role

Russia badly wants its soldiers on the Golan as peacekeepers – and is willing to cancel its missile deal with Syria to do so, a report said

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/169794#.Ud1pZPlfAlt

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  • tom d

    I am sure Israel would not want Rusian troops between the invasion forces of the IDF and the greatly weaken Syrian military. The Syrian military has taken many injuried from foreigners partially funded from Israel. The unarmed ISS Liberty and unarmed passenger ships is the desired target of the idf. Israel has not faced a real military force since 1973. The other problem for Israel is the Golan heights is very defensible from one direction and a trap in its present direction of attack. It is an extremeely dangerous place to be and the ability of the IDF is very much to be determined. The reputation of the idf just might face up to its legend when attacking Rusian military forces. I suspect Israel will do nothing unless they gety a better position. The s300 is a real danger to attack and fly over anyplace in the Middle East.