US arming Lebanon against US armed Islamists

The United States has delivered the first shipment of weapons to Lebanon to help bolster its military as it faces a growing threat from Islamic militants amid the fallout from neighboring Syria’s civil war. http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2014/08/29/world/middleeast/ap-ml-lebanon-us.html?ref=world
The weapons were displayed at the Beirut military air base on Friday after arriving earlier this week. The shipment included anti-tank artillery, mortars and rifles. A sample of the weapons was placed on a white satin-covered table with camouflage netting.
Earlier this month U.S. Ambassador David Hale announced the deliveries and said they were in response to a request from the Lebanese armed forces for emergency assistance after Islamic militants overran a Lebanese town near the Syrian border, killing and kidnapping soldiers. Since 2006, the U.S has given Lebanon more than $1 billion in military assistance.

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