|Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 3):|
Why now, of all times?
|Quoting NYCFlyer (Reply 4):|
Can't tell if that's meant to be sarcastic or not.
|Quoting NYCFlyer (Reply 4):|
It's to supply aid to the beleagured pro-western Lebanese government, while they fight al-Qaeda inspired militants.
|Quoting OD720 (Thread starter):|
permit U.S. air carriers under contract to the United States Government to engage in foreign air transportation to and from Lebanon of passengers, including U.S. and non-U.S. citizens.”
For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
June 6, 2007
Memorandum for the Secretary of Transportation
White House News
SUBJECT: Partial Resumption of Travel to Lebanon to Promote Peace and Security
By virtue of the authority vested in me by 49 U.S.C. 40106(b) and for the purpose of promoting peace and security in Lebanon, I hereby determine that the prohibition of transportation services to Lebanon established by Presidential Determination 85-14 of July 1, 1985, as amended by Presidential Determination 92-41 of August 17, 1992, and Presidential Determination 98-32 of June 19, 1998, is hereby further amended to permit U.S. air carriers under contract to the United States Government to engage in foreign air transportation to and from Lebanon of passengers, including U.S. and non-U.S. citizens, and their accompanying baggage; of goods for humanitarian purposes; and of any other cargo or material.
All other prohibitions set forth in the above-referenced Presidential determinations remain in effect.
You are directed to implement this determination immediately.
You are authorized and directed to publish this determination in the Federal Register.
New US military aid for Lebanon
Saturday, 26 May 2007
US military planes have delivered more equipment to the Lebanese army, as its stand-off with Islamic militants at a Palestinian refugee camp continued.
|Quoting Laxintl (Reply 18):|
You guys still dont quite understand this
This order Does not in anyway change the ban on regular commercial services to Lebanon. The prohibition remains very much in place.
All this allows if for US air carriers under contract to the US Government to fly missions to Lebanon.
If you are not aware of recent on goings, the US government much prefer to use a less overt method then sending USAF aircraft.
|Quoting BA (Reply 23):|
Lebaneseians? The country is called Lebanon and the people are called Lebanese.
|Quoting Solnabo (Reply 16):|
Where in US are the biggest population of Lebanese-ians?
|Quoting MEACEDAR (Reply 28):|
I just heard on LBC, a Lebanese tv network, the MEA's President, El-Hout, said that they are thinking about applying to some US destinations.
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