Syrian War Spilling Over into Lebanon

As much as I love the Lebanese people (and food!) if I've said it once I've said it a million times: when you allow a terrorist group to openly operate in your country it's kind of hard for me to feel sorry when the place goes to sh*t:

The Syrian civil war is spilling into the city of Tripoli, the second largest in Lebanon. Sunni Muslims in the poor neighborhood of Bab al-Tabbaneh are at war with an Alawite militia in the adjacent hilltop neighborhood of Jebel Mohsen that supports Bashar al-Assad’s regime. Last week there was even a shootout at a hospital, of all places.

So far this is hardly original. What makes this conflict absurdly unusual is that segments of the Lebanese army are protecting both militias, and they’re doing so on behalf of a foreign government—Syria’s.

Michael Totten has a more thorough report here.

Posted by: Rusty at 11:02 AM


1 Uh, Rusty, Lebanon went to shit years ago. The "Paris" of the Mideast became the Washington, DC and a terrorist hellhole.

Posted by: Mark at March 27, 2013 11:11 AM

2 Greetings:

Spilling over ??? Isn't Tripoli on Lebanon's left coast ??? If it spilled over any further they'd need scuba gear.

Posted by: 11B40 at March 27, 2013 11:26 AM

3 I'm far more concerned about Jordan than Lebanon. Lebanon is already controlled by the Muslim horde. Once gone they never come back. Shame. Lebanon was once the banking capitol of the Middle east. Now it's the burial capitol. Lebanon is nothing compared to Jordan. If Jordan falls to the Muslim Brotherhood an invasion of Israel will follow. European and/or American involvement is up for grabs. Depends on the political picture at the time. What Obama says means nothing.

Posted by: Optimus at March 28, 2013 08:03 AM

4 What? The muslims in the Mideast are insane? Who would have thought so?

Posted by: Mark at March 28, 2013 09:35 AM

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