Wednesday, December 17, 2008

MiGs for Lebanon

According to the LA Times blog, Russia has offered to donate ten MiG-29 fighter planes to Lebanon .

“But at least one Lebanese official said the deal was impractical. According to a senior Lebanese military official, the Russian offer seems “implausible” and surpasses the capacity of the Lebanese army.

“It is an unnaturally big step for the Lebanese army,” he told the Los Angeles Times on condition of anonymity, adding that Lebanon does not have the proper infrastructure, nor the trained personnel to make use of the fighter jets. Lebanon was totally not expecting the Russians to make this offer.”

Iran flies the MiG-29. Surely, the Islamic Republic would be willing to lend a hand, should the jets be donated.

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