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    French Missiles to Lebanon… Saudis Monitoring Hezbollah!
    Local Editor

    http://www.almanar.com.lb/english/ad...=1&seccatid=71

    Negotiations between Lebanon and France on arming the Lebanese army have been resolved and the French side had responded to most of the demands made by the Lebanese army, As-Safir newspaper reported on Tuesday.Lebanese army

    But informed sources said the negotiations saw obstacles from the French side, which set financial conditions and prices for weapons beyond what was expected, do not match the French promises on the highest levels to facilitate the transaction funded by the three Saudi billions Arabia, the paper said.

    A French source said that authorities will hand over the arms to Lebanon in a period of three to six months.

    During the negotiations, the Lebanese side got an approval by France to provide the army with anti-tank missiles, and anti-aircraft missiles, but their range will not exceed five kilometers, which limits their effectiveness in deterring the Israeli air force.

    Saudis Provide Lebanon with same Hezbollah surveillance system
    The newspaper reported that Saudi Arabia are overseeing the negotiations between the two countries as they are insisting that Lebanon should attain developed monitoring and surveillance equipment to control its border with Syria.

    According to the source, the Saudis insisted on providing Lebanon with monitoring and surveillance sophisticated system, and a sophisticated border monitoring network, which they believe Hezbollah has a similar sophisticated system, and which the Saudis aspire to keep in pace with. The source says that the Saudis by providing the Lebanese army with this system are seeking to use it in the process of containment to the waves of “jihadist” in Syria, and monitoring their movements across Lebanon.

    President Michel Sleiman revealed in late December that Saudi Arabia has decided to donate $3 billion with the aim of purchasing French weapons for the Lebanese army as soon as possible.
    Politics is not about the pursuit of morality nor what's right or wrong
    Its about self interest at personal and national level often at odds with the above.
    Great politicians pursue the National interest and small politicians personal interests

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    • Re: Regional geopolitics

      Turkey will never send troops into Syria......nothing beyond the boarder

      The Dogs will remain on the leash......even if NATO goes in (which they wont) Turkey will make no move. I laugh at them.

      As far how many of these Islamist extremists can they send question......Hordes, Persian know this very well.
      B0zkurt Hunter

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      • Re: Regional geopolitics

        Originally posted by Mher View Post
        Like 1920 showed us, trying to play all sides does not end well.
        Claiming to be a nice guy in the middle of a strong current will not save ones life.

        Originally posted by Mher View Post
        I don't take pride seeing Armenia's name next to North Korea Sudan and Zimbabwe in the Crimea vote.
        I do not think its a matter of pride or shame.
        Our decision was not based cooperation or consensus with those countries.

        Originally posted by Mher View Post
        Especially when Armenia still doesn't recognize Palestine.
        Do they recognize Karabagh. Everybody seeks their own interests.

        Originally posted by Mher View Post
        But the fact is, like Ukraine showed us, Russia will do much more for control in its neighboring region than the West, because it values it much more than the other side. Therefore we don't have much of a choice in what side we commit to, and if we commit, we need to commit to such aspects to, specially considering the don't cost us anything.
        Any country, if it is able to control it will do its best to control.
        If they cannot control they will make claims about freedom , democracy and the like.
        Political stress arise when the targets are marginally beyond reach or there is competition for control.

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        Last edited by londontsi; 03-31-2014, 12:36 AM.
        Politics is not about the pursuit of morality nor what's right or wrong
        Its about self interest at personal and national level often at odds with the above.
        Great politicians pursue the National interest and small politicians personal interests

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        • Re: Regional geopolitics

          Originally posted by Haykakan View Post
          US PRESSURE ON ARMENIA TO BECOME ALLY AGAINST RUSSIA FAILS
          Not surprising. Although a lot of the blame for the disaster of 1920 lies with Armenians, the western powers could have pressured Turkey to return to the 1914 Russian-Ottoman boundary but they didn't

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          • Re: Regional geopolitics

            Originally posted by lampron View Post
            Not surprising. Although a lot of the blame for the disaster of 1920 lies with Armenians, the western powers could have pressured Turkey to return to the 1914 Russian-Ottoman boundary but they didn't
            The west always suspected Russia and its ambitions towards south.

            Russia was the only Allied country that was forced to give back captured territories including Western Armenia with the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk
            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Brest-Litovsk
            Politics is not about the pursuit of morality nor what's right or wrong
            Its about self interest at personal and national level often at odds with the above.
            Great politicians pursue the National interest and small politicians personal interests

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            • Re: Regional geopolitics

              ERDOGAN WINS

              Vestnik Kavkaza, Russia
              April 1 2014

              1 April 2014 - 7:13pm

              Orkhan Sattarov, head of the European Bureau of Vestnik Kavkaza

              The municipal elections in Turkey, which resulted in a firm victory
              for the ruling Party of Justice and Development (PJD) brought down
              to earth many analysts who predicted the imminent end of Erdogan's era.

              The internal political scandals which seemed to shatter the power
              of the Islamists headed by the Prime Minister didn't negatively
              influence his rating. "Show them a real Ottoman strike," Erdogan
              addressed his supporters, urging them to vote for an independent
              Turkey, i.e. the PJD.

              People listened to Erdogan, and the PJD received significant support -
              48.5%, despite such unpopular measures as banning YouTube and Twitter.

              Obviously, social networks are not a priority for the majority of
              voters. The incredible voter turnout (90%) is a result of the great
              work conducted by the PJD. It managed to gather its supporters for
              a final victory. Erdogan's victory speech confirms that the Turkish
              leader is ready to further struggle against his political opponents.

              In August Turkey will hold presidential elections. Many analysts
              think that their results are predetermined by the municipal elections
              just held. However, considering the Syrian conflict near the Turkish
              borders and the direct involvement of Turkey in it, the candidate
              from the PJD won't win the elections easily.

              The victory at the municipal elections confirmed the legitimacy of the
              PJD government and gave an advantage to the Premier in the further
              elimination of his opponents and supporters of the leader of the
              Hizmet religious organization, Fatullah Gulen. The PJD's high rating
              is the basis of Erdogans independent policy in the international arena,
              including a dialogue with the EU and the USA. In Europe Erdogan is not
              a welcome guest; and authors of leading information agencies don't
              hide their disappointment with the PJD's victory at the municipal
              elections. The USA hasn't congratulated Erdogan on the success,
              unlike Russia.

              Vladimir Putin's quick congratulation is meaningful: the Kremlin
              realizes that Erdogan's firm victory makes him less vulnerable to
              Western pressure. A Turkey headed by strong Premier will have an
              opportunity to provide an independent policy, one of the priorities
              of which will be pragmatic cooperation with the Russian side.

              Baku was satisfied with the news of Erdogan's victory. Azerbaijan gave
              a high appraisal to the municipal elections held in Turkey. The deputy
              head of the Azerbaijani presidential administration, Novruz Mamedov,
              who was an observer, called the elections "superb." President Ilham
              Aliyev called Erdogan on the phone the same day and congratulated him.

              Obviously Azerbaijan is ready to work with the Turkish government and
              appreciate the succession of the political course of its strategic
              ally.

              Trusting relations between the Azerbaijani authorities and the current
              Turkish government have various aspects, along with the economy. For
              example, they guarantee that Turkey won't undertake normalization
              of Armenian-Turkish relations without taking into consideration the
              Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

              http://vestnikkavkaza.net/analysis/politics/53401.html
              Hayastan or Bust.

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              • Re: Regional geopolitics

                Interesting about Ukraine.
                http://rt.com/shows/crosstalk/ukrain...led-state-684/

                After watching this, try to find explanation of why western policies and media is so controlled
                I am even afraid to accept that US is being governed with such a stupid ideologists as "Rapturists".
                But looks like everyone is lead to world chaos and war.
                Last edited by Hakob; 04-11-2014, 10:02 AM.

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                • Re: Regional geopolitics

                  There was nothing new there. You could have had the same show for the last 50 years about Vietnam, Korea, Iraq,..Special interest dominates the USA-which dominates the West. Once you realize that bankers, oil corporations..run the USA from top to bottom you then understand why USA policies are what they are. What is new is that someone is finely stepping up to these big bullies. Democracy, human rights, gay rights,...are all used as excuses to invade, destroy, take over..and are not valued by those who control the USA to begin with. Today USA in reality is even less free then Armenia but you would never hear this on CNN, SNBC, FOX, Lragir.. I am not saying you should believe everything RT says but what you should do is consider the source of your information and why that source might want to present things to you in a untruthful manner.

                  Originally posted by Hakob View Post
                  Interesting about Ukraine.
                  http://rt.com/shows/crosstalk/ukrain...led-state-684/

                  After watching this, try to find explanation of why western policies and media is so controlled
                  I am even afraid to accept that US is being governed with such a stupid ideologists as "Rapturists".
                  But looks like everyone is lead to world chaos and war.
                  Hayastan or Bust.

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                  • Re: Regional geopolitics

                    Originally posted by Haykakan View Post
                    ,..Special interest dominates the USA-which dominates the West. Once you realize that bankers, oil corporations..run the USA from top to bottom you then understand why USA policies are what they are. What is new is that someone is finely stepping up to these big bullies. Democracy, human rights, gay rights,...are all used as excuses to invade, destroy, take over..and are not valued by those who control the USA to begin with. Today USA in reality is even less free then Armenia but you would never hear this on CNN, SNBC, FOX, Lragir...

                    Well said

                    1-More Americans everyday are waking up and arming themselves, American patriots of and supporters of 2A (2nd amendment)......we don't stand a chance when they come for you with swat vans/UAV/snipers burn your house down to get you out. lol

                    there are some legit groups who are organized most ex military, they may be able to do something....but what, demonstrations with a fighting chance against attack. Most military men would not fire on their fellow Americans. We can be a person of interest and buged, you be designated a domestic terrorist arrested with no rights, the sht goes on.

                    2-there are also fked up racist borderline KKK groups that I wouldn't turn my back on.

                    3- there are many peaceful groups that their their best to protect our constitution and the bill of rights from getting more stepped over.
                    B0zkurt Hunter

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                    • Re: Regional geopolitics

                      Interesting analisis of EU/NATO/MF in Ukraine

                      http://rt.com/shows/crosstalk/ukrain...-disaster-336/
                      Last edited by Hakob; 04-18-2014, 05:59 PM.

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