It's no secret that Lebanon is linked to Hezbollah. The U.S. sent weapons to the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF), but are they also arming the "Party of God"? Matthew RJ Brodsky debates Kamel Wazne, founder and director of the Center for American Strategic Studies in Beirut, on TRT World "The Newsmakers." Brodsky argues that the LAF and Hezbollah are cooperating and coordinating operations and provides a litany of examples. Wazne agrees that they are cooperating because Hezbollah is in the government but their military missions remain separate. Brodsky also offers a reminder that according to UN Security Council Resolution 1701--which ended the 2006 war between Hezbollah and Israel--Hezbollah needed to disarm and the LAF was supposed to take its place as Lebanon's national army. That never happened as President Obama sought to boost Iran throughout the region at the expense of America's traditional allies. Today, the U.S. is left expanding on a bad policy that needs to be reviewed.
Will Hezbollah End Up With U.S. Weapons?
by Matthew RJ Brodsky
The Newsmakers / TRT World
August 21, 2017
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