The 10 MiGs promised by Russia may hit the Lebanese skies very soon:

Russian military group of experts will be visiting Lebanon in the next few days, on a mission that consists of exploring the capabilities of Lebanese airports to maintain the MiGs. Days later, Lebanese military envoys will pay a visit to Moscow in order to put the final touches on the deal,

I’m not going to bore you with the analysis and criticisms that followed the initial news report. I recommend checking out Pierre Tristam’s post on the motives for the Russian move.

MiGs for Lebanon: Which button releases the ashtray?

MiGs for Lebanon: Which button releases the ashtray?