... that would be Lebanon. It took the Lebanese fifteen years and many deaths to get Syria out and to have their country to themselves again. Now the violence in Syria, a place on the brink of civil war, where a number of massacres have already occurred, threatens to spill back into their country.
David Ignatius, who began his journalistic career in Beirut and is now visiting, gives this assessment:
For a generation, Lebanese lived the nightmare of sectarian civil war. Now they are watching a similar vortex gather velocity in neighboring Syria, and many fear that Lebanon will be sucked into a conflict that nearly everyone dreads.Already, the Syrian strife is starting to bleed into Lebanon. The Akkar region in the northeast has become a transit point for medical and other relief supplies — and the Syrian opposition hopes to use it as a staging ground for operations across the border in Homs, which has become the fulcrum of the battle to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
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