Report: 'Pivotal' Regional Changes Place Lebanon in ‘The Eye of The Storm’

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Lebanon must form a new government in order to “safeguard its internal arena” from the regional developments mainly “the latest US escalation in Syria,” al-Joumhouria daily reported on Tuesday.

A senior political source expressed concern to the daily about the recent U.S. escalation in the neighboring country, “because Lebanon, as historically known, is directly impacted by the happenings around it.”

“Evidently, the Americans will not allow the situation to turn against their interests in Syria, and the Russians are pushing for their own benefit too. Both sides are mobilized, and the situation is extremely dangerous. It is open to various possibilities,” said the source.

“This serious situation in the region, which I do not think Lebanon will remain immune to if things get worse, requires the highest limit of internal immunization. The first step is to form a government, which, unfortunately, does not seem imminent,” he added.

Last week, US President Donald Trump's national security adviser warned that the United States would respond "very strongly" if Syrian President Bashar al-Assad uses chemical weapons in an offensive to retake Idlib province.

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Thumb tric.portugal 28 August 2018, 13:28

Everybody knows that the only Plan that the usa administration have to the meca refugies in Lebanon, is the integration!!! That's why any Plan for the return of refugies gonna be boycotted by USA=Israel...they now very well the huge impact in the Lebanon Cristhianity. Israel=Trump=Macron defends that the Lebanese Cristhian comunities must be destroyed political in Lebanon...Israel do not like that the Cristhians have power in Lebanon....Arab Islamic League demands that the last arab cristhian nation must be destroyed and converted to the Whaabism Salaphist...Israel and the Arab Islmic League, have a great alie, in they vision to Lebanon...Trump+Macron+May

Thumb fakenews 28 August 2018, 17:00

Why, according to Abbas Ibrahim, is the Syrian government refusing to repatriate two third of the Syrian refugees who want to return and who submitted their names to the Lebanese General Security Directorate. By it's actions it looks like it's the Syrian government who wants the refugees to integrate in Lebanon.

Thumb roflmfao 28 August 2018, 18:08

Don't waste your breath, Syrian moukhabarat have always tried to pass themselves for someone they're not to cover for the misdeed of their criminal regime, blame everyone else for what they did. BTW this guy is not pretending to mangle the English language. He's the typical product of the Damascus moukhabarat academy, that's how we used to out them when they were in Lebanon. Even back them they couldn't say the word Christians without cringing.

Thumb tric.portugal 28 August 2018, 18:36

Who is bloking the Russian Plan for the return of the refugies !!!??? who are the terrorist that are bloking the Russian Plan!!??'

Thumb fakenews 28 August 2018, 16:52

Iran is eyeing the American midterm elections hoping for a change that will weaken Trump and help reverse the sanctions. Until then stalling is on the program.

Thumb chrisrushlau 29 August 2018, 19:12

My latest email from my Democratic Congresswoman reeks of panic and confusion. The plot to dump Trump by uncovering crimes has produced exactly two blackmail attempts, by two former lovers, which were paid off. This allegedly proposed anti-Syrian-chemical-weapon attack is probably part of that pre-dawn plotting, UK and France hoping to coerce Trump into backing away from his decolonialization program. Consider his strongest move to date, or two, about Israel: moving the embassy and cutting funding to the UN program for Palestinian collaborators only jammed Israel tighter into the corner of its racism. I might be wrong, but I think the fever has broken. So Lebanon, go ahead and face "the future", heh, heh. Saudi is out, civil rights is in.