Lebanon Gave Israel Tips on Fighting Hezbollah
Posted on Dec 4, 2010
More juicy stuff from the WikiLeaks mine: Lebanon’s defense minister aided Israel in 2008 by offering advice to Israeli officials on how best to combat the Shiite paramilitary group inside Lebanon.—JCL
Lebanon’s defence minister offered advice to Israel in 2008 on how they might defeat Hezbollah, the Shia group based in southern Lebanon, according to US diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks.
The memo, published in Lebanese daily Al-Akhbar, showed Elias Murr telling US officials that areas under Hezbollah control would not receive Lebanese forces’ protection from attacks.
“If Israel has to bomb all of these places in the Shia areas as a matter of operational concern, that is Hezbollah’s problem,’’ Murr reportedly said.
AP / Ben Curtis
Lebanese youths gather on a hilltop in 2006 to watch smoke billow from a fuel dump at Beirut International Airport during an attack on Lebanon by Israel.