Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Lebanon Orders Army to 'Achieve High Combat Readiness'
There are more signs of a wider regional war as Tears for Lebanon (TFL) and Lebanon's National News Agency (NNA) are reporting Army Commander General Michel Suleiman has ordered his officers to "achieve high combat readiness of their units to confront all expected possibilities, especially defending the southern land, maintain domestic security and stability." General Suleiman was issuing the directives to his senior commanders of Lebanon's most important units from his headquarters at Yarze a suburb east of Beirut. This is definitely within the time-table of Tehran as most of Lebanon's military has close relations with Damascus-Hezbollah. He said the army's "basic duty is to prevent the Israeli enemy from occupying Lebanese territories or attempting to use them as a passage to launch an aggression against Arab brethren."