ANB has revealed that Syria has been supplying weapons to the Lebanese Army.
Their aim was to support the fight against Fateh Al Islam. The leader of Fateh Al Islam was on the run from Syrian forces, and set up the organisation because he was angry about Syrian support for a different group, called Fateh Al Intifada.
At the beginning of Lebanon’s fight against Fateh Al Islam, the government was blaming Syria.
But suddenly, mid-way through the conflict, the government and army stopped fingering Syria, and switched their attention to Al Qaeda. Even bombings in Beirut were blamed on Al Qaeda, rather than Syria.
Could that significant change of direction have happened at exactly the same time weapons started coming across the border?