‘The Next Ukraine’: Trump Still Has Not Released U.S. Aid to Lebanon 'The Next Ukraine': Trump Still Has Not Released U.S. Aid to Lebanon | Breitbart 1 Dec 2019 ~ By Joel B. Pollack Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) raised the alarm last week that President Donald Trump still has not released U.S. aid to Lebanon — in the same way that he refused to release aid to Ukraine earlier this year. But the Connecticut Democrat may have highlighted one of the strengths of Trump’s argument against impeachment. One of the most overlooked moments during the impeachment inquiry in the House Intelligence Committee last month was when senior State Department official David Hale testified behind closed doors that the president held up aid to Lebanon at the same time as, and in the same manner as, aid to Ukraine. Though both aid packages had been approved by Congress, Trump blocked both of them — and, in both cases, did so without explanation. The hold on aid to Ukraine led to a whistleblower complaint and the ongoing impeachment inquiry, though no crime has been alleged. The aid to Lebanon has been ignored — and unlike aid to Ukraine, the aid to Lebanon was never delivered. Murphy suggested that the president’s decision could become “the next Ukraine or Kurds,” meaning a choice to abandon a key ally. Meanwhile, by highlighting the continued hold on aid to Lebanon, Murphy is drawing attention to two key facts: first, Trump did not single out Ukraine; second, as president, Trump often has better information about national security and foreign policy than his critics do. Those facts could prove to be crucial to the president’s defense against impeachment in the coming weeks. Comment: Lebanon has been in control by Iran's proxy Shi’ite group Hezbollah for over a decade. Giving aid to them is supporting terrorism. There should indeed be a definite QUID PRO QUO if we give anybody ANYTHING!, especially Lebanon. President Trump has good handle on foreign policy. The Progressive Marxist Socialist/DSA Democrats and their sycophant biased MSM prefer to nail Trump to a cross of their own twisted falsehoods. It's disgusting. PMS/DSA Leftist Democrats would gladly give taxpayer money where it might wind up with Hezbollah but continue to refuse to give aid to defend American borders to control illegal immigration, Human trafficking and unchecked smuggling of narcotics.