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Thu Oct 31, 2019, 05:29 PM

Exclusive: U.S. withholding $105 million in security aid for Lebanon - sources

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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-lebanon-defense-exclusive/exclusive-u-s-withholding-105-million-in-security-aid-for-lebanon-sources-idUSKBN1XA2QX?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=twitter&__twitter_impression=true&__twitter_impression=true

OCTOBER 31, 2019 / 6:17 PM / UPDATED 8 MINUTES AGO

Patricia Zengerle, Mike Stone


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trumpís administration is withholding $105 million in security aid for Lebanon, two U.S. officials said on Thursday, two days after the resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri.

The State Department told Congress on Thursday that the White House budget office and National Security Council had decided to withhold the foreign military assistance, the two officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

The officials did not say why the aid was blocked. One of the sources said the State Department did not give Congress a reason for the decision.

The State Department declined to comment.

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The official said drawing aid away from Lebanon could pave the way for Russia to move in. Russia has expanded its influence in Syria since Trump announced he was withdrawing U.S. forces from the northeastern part of the country.

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It's always in favor of Russia.

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Dennis Donovan Oct 31 OP
OAITW r.2.0 Oct 31 #1
Merlot Oct 31 #4
karynnj Oct 31 #5
OAITW r.2.0 Oct 31 #7
OKNancy Oct 31 #2
Eliot Rosewater Oct 31 #3
crickets Oct 31 #6
Qutzupalotl Nov 1 #8
spanone Nov 1 #9

Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 05:32 PM

1. Any Trump Properties in Lebanon that are being proposed/developed? nt

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 05:48 PM

4. It's for the lien holder on trumpfts properties

The official said drawing aid away from Lebanon could pave the way for Russia to move in. Russia has expanded its influence in Syria since Trump announced he was withdrawing U.S. forces from the northeastern part of the country.

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Response to Merlot (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 05:50 PM

5. I wonder if Saudi Arabia, which kidnapped Harai earlier, might be involved. nt

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Response to Merlot (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 06:05 PM

7. Sickening. Worse than I thought.

Sure hope we connect the "Trump policy = Putin wins" dots that are piling up. What does Putin have on Trump?

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 05:32 PM

2. Real real fishy n/t

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 05:36 PM

3. GOP prefers KGB to USA

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 05:51 PM

6. Oh, good grief! Again?

The word 'unbelievable' just doesn't cut it anymore, does it?

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Nov 1, 2019, 10:33 AM

8. K&R

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Nov 1, 2019, 10:35 AM

9. We should assume he is doing this with all our foreign allies.

that's the kind of 'president' he is.

The State Department declined to comment of course it did!!!

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