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

Al-Jazeera English:

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.

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