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Former Lebanese PM : Lebanon on verge of collapse

By Missing Peace


Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah directly involved in Syrian civil war

Former Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora on Tuesday warned that Lebanon is on the verge of “collapse” due to sectarian tensions inflamed by Hezbollah’s fighting on behalf of the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria, and urged Lebanese President Michel Sleiman to act against the Iran-backed terror group.
Diplomats and analysts have in recent days blamed Hezbollah for fomenting Sunni-Shiite and intra-Arab tensions across the region in general, and within Lebanon specifically. Sectarian clashes in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon this week left six people injured and at least one dead.
Meanwhile a Sunni jihadist group has posted a video to YouTube announcing the formation of brigades designed to battle Hezbollah on Lebanese territory, in retaliation for Hezbollah’s attacks on opposition forces inside Syria. Lebanese territory has been attacked by both sides of the Syrian war, and – after an attack by the regime earlier this month – the Lebanese army threatened to retaliate against future attacks. The dynamic has deepened fears that Lebanon may be formally dragged into the Syrian conflict, which has now killed some 90,000 people.
Source: TIP
In related news the Al-Monitor news site reported an eye witness account of a visit by Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah to the Syrian city of Qusair. Nasrallah was seen inspecting Hezbollah troops in the area of Qusair. This shows the level of Hezbollah’s involvement in Assad’s struggle for survival.