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Latest Lebanon Items
Congress completed work Monday on a bill viewed as the toughest sanctions legislation to date aimed at punishing Iran for its nuclear arms program.
Another blockade-busting ship with activists and aid on board could embark within days on a new attempt to reach Gaza after Lebanese authorities granted permission Monday for it to sail first to Cyprus.
While world media and political attention is focused on the Israel-"Freedom Flotilla" incident, Iranian mullahs in Tehran are celebrating their brilliant war strategy in advancing their nuclear program. As world-renowned masters of the game of chess, Iranian mullahs can add "strategic marketing, public relations and media planning" to their resume.
The people in Muslim countries are losing confidence in President Obama's leadership since he gave a major outreach speech in Cairo last year, according to a worldwide poll released Thursday.
Today, Barack Obama is behaving like Richard Nixon, and may yet suffer like Jimmy Carter, in his attempts to deal with Iran in 2009.
In the past month, the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) was routed by the Hezbollah militia. In 2006, the Israelis also got skunked by Hezbollah. Let's give credit where credit is due: Hezbollah is a master of hybrid warfare. It can combine state of the art weaponry and asymmetric tactics to defeat a conventional force — especially when that force is unprepared as was the case with both the Lebanese National Army and the Israeli Defense Force in 2006. Israel will not make the same mistake twice. The Lebanese military may need some help.
Military commanders often ride to power atop a tank, but in Lebanon, the key to army chief Michel Suleiman's rise to the nation's presidency has been keeping his men out of the fight.
While Congress delays passage of legislation funding operations in Iraq, the military strategy there continues to achieve remarkable successes. This is particularly true with regard to Iraqi security forces, which have clearly benefited from American training and assistance.