Can Lebanon's Army Be Trusted?

(Ynet News) Roee Nahmias - The accurate sniper fire directed at IDF forces was a local, well-organized, Lebanese army initiative rather than a mad outburst by a crazed soldier. Apparently, field commanders endorsed the attack. The same army lauded by Israel when it deployed in southern Lebanon following the Second Lebanon War, in the hopes that it would replace or at least restrain Hizbullah's activity in the area, has turned out to be a problematic element. Will this military - which usually excels in ceremonies but rushes to get out of the area at times of confrontation - stand by Hizbullah in a future clash? Or is it possible that Lebanese army officers and soldiers will initiate the move that would lead to the next confrontation?

2010-08-04 08:19:06

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