Middle East – Saudis fund French weapons for use in Lebanon – France 24

It is still all about profit and subsidizing the production of arms that will fuel corruption in Lebanon, not liberty…

France, Lebanon’s former colonial ruler, is actually a late-comer to the conflict.

To date, almost all Lebanon’s international support has come from the United States and Britain.

France only won the contract to supply the Lebanese army, analyst Aram Nerguizian told AFP, because Saudi Arabia had been frustrated by US and British refusals to attack the Syrian regime in 2013.

“It was good fortune for the French, but they have a lot to prove. The momentum of the US and UK defence programmes in Lebanon is far more consolidated,” said Nerguizian, who is a senior fellow at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies in Washington.

via Middle East – Saudis fund French weapons for use in Lebanon – France 24.