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Squabbling Politicians Push Lebanon to Sectarian Brink

Doug Bandow | Posted 11.22.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

The bigger threat to Lebanese stability is the implosion of Syria, which long played a dominant, sometimes controlling, role in Lebanon. Hezbollah has directly intervened on the side of the Assad regime. The Shia movement's involvement risks bringing the conflict back to Lebanon, as did Hezbollah's costly 2006 war with Israel.