With Lebanon suffering one of the world's slowest Internet connection speeds, it is certainly not surprising that social media hasn't picked up in this country as quickly as it did in other parts of the globe.
To date, Lebanon has perhaps been the one Arab country not to have been directly affected by the "Arab Awakening." But the country is fated to be tied to events in Syria and the vulnerabilities associated with them regardless.
The Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, returns to Lebanon for the first time since 2005. Today, when Saad Hariri plays host to Assad, he will be looking for Syrian support to prevent another round of crippling violence enveloping Lebanon.
The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, is -- in principle -- a man of religion. However, in addition to commanding an illicit militia and ordering bloody wars, Nasrallah is a manipulator.
With a history like this, Congress should think twice before going on record in support of specific factions in Lebanon's confusing and violent political environment. But over 95% of House members disagree.