Monday, 16 August 2010

How the other half lives...


While the Lebanese government is forced to open a bank account and accept donations to fund their armed forces, the Israelis have just signed the biggest arms deal in the history of the state.

As I mentioned before, there’s some hope that the US block on funding for the LAF will be lifted, however, some cynics are reporting a timely propaganda boost for the beleaguered Lebanese military.

Whenever the issue of US aid to Israel and Lebanon comes up, the skeptic in me always thinks of the US money that pays for the Israeli bombs that destroy infrastructure that, quite often, organizations like USAID has paid for.

It’s enough to give you a headache.