US Government Approve Plan to Train Lebanese Army
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The US Government has just approved a plan to train and equip the Lebanese Army. The Lebanese Army is weak and can not control Lebanon. They are much weaker than Hezbollah Militias. I think it's great that the US is trying to help the Lebanese Government. I don't think that this is the right way to do it though. Providing weapons to the Lebanese Army will not create peace! It will divide Lebanon and develop a civil war. There is no way that any Lebanese would want to fight Hizbollah Militias except if the US divides Lebanon and creates strong tensions between Sunni, Shia and Christians. The Shia who are in the south now have such a high support for Hizbollah that they will fight against any army who plans to eliminate Hezbollah. I don't think that the solution is to eliminate Hizbollah, they are a political group in Lebanon and also represent their people in the South. Hizbollah's leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah just announced that Hizbollah will stop firing missiles into Israel when Israel stops bombing Lebanon. The best plan is to have an immediate ceasefire on both sides and then to negotiate. Hizbollah should also have a plan to disarm in the near future if Israel is willing to give up Sheba farms. Hizbollah militias should become part of the Lebanese Army. Look at Iraq and the results of how the Bush administration failed in training Iraq's Army. They created a civil war instead of training an army that would create peace. What is the death toll in Iraq? How many civilians’ lives have been lost and injured? Is this the Democracy that the US is preaching in the Middle East?
If the US Army trains the Lebanese Army Lebanon will become the new Iraq...We need PEACE not WAR...UNITY not DIVISION...
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