The Americans and the Israelis have found all kinds of way to smokescreen what they are doing in the Middle East. How the Americans encouraged, armed, and funded the Israelis to attack Lebanon, and additionally to bring the Palestinians to civil war, is something few Americans understand and few in the American media are willing to even seriously discuss.
From the Article: "The American Congress gave Israel financial and security encouragement when the Senate and the House of Representatives gave their approval to double the emergency equipment the United States stores in Israeli stockpiles. Within the next two years the Americans will fill the military emergency stockpiles in Israel with double the equipment they now hold.
In addition, the US will allow Israel to use the remainder of the US's monetary guarantees given to them that have not been used yet, and add up to USD 4.5 billion, by 2011. The emergency stockpiles are meant to store American military equipment in the Middle East in case of an emergency. However, in case of an emergency, Israel is allowed to use the stockpiles.