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Dangerous situation in Lebanon

Lebanon is suffering hardly the consequences of the Syrian war. The flow of refugees and the violence threaten to destabilise the country.

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Link: Syria opposition calls for unified rebel army - Al Jazeera

The leader of the opposition Syrian National Coalition, Ahmed al-Jabra, has called for the creation of a unified rebel army that works under the command of the Free Syrian Army chief of staff general Salim Idriss. Speaking to Al Jazeera on Monday, al-Jabra described the current situation in eastern Syria, where rebel groups have taken control of big areas, as “chaotic”.

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At least 100,191 killed and 12,500 missing or captive in Syria

At least 100,191 people died in Syria as a result of the violence since the beginning of the conflict, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The organization, based in the UK,  has a net of volunteers on the ground collecting data and published the results in a statement saying that: has documented 100,191 casualties since […]

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Stop the war

You have the power to enact a single law. What would it be? If I had the power to enact a single law I would try an international law that would banned all production and commerce with weapons to stop wars like the Syrian war, for instance. But I know this is more than naïf […]

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Deeper in Lebanon

Lebanon wounded and in risk by another foreign war. Again. The latest news talks about two assassination attempts against a pro-Hezbollah Lebanese leaders one of them in Sidon, at the Mediterranean coast, far away from the border with Syria. And there is news about clashes in the northern city of Tripoli between Al Assad regime supporters […]

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Link: Syrian opposition to boycott Geneva talks

Syrian opposition to boycott Geneva talks – Middle East – Al Jazeera English. Summary: Syria’s opposition will not participate in proposed international peace talks in Geneva next month, its leader has said. “The National Coalition will not take part in any international conference or any such efforts so long as the militias of Iran and […]

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Beirut hit: the urgency to stop the war in Syria and talk

The war in Syria is penetrating more and more Lebanon after two rockets hit a district in the southern district of Beirut a stronghold of Hezbollah, which is backing the troops of Bashar Al Assad in Syria against the opposition fighting groups. This came after a televised speech in which Hassan Nasrallah, Hezbollah’s leader, affirmed his commitment to fighting […]

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Israel wants to send a "pacifying message" to Al Assad after an air strike

Israel is trying to explain its attacks on Syria’s soil without recognizing them officially, and after a meeting of the security cabinet “the main decision was to send as pacifying a message as possible to Syrian President Bashar Assad, in order to prevent further escalation in the north” reported Haaretz. After an air strike is difficult […]

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Who benefits from Israel bombing Syria

The Israelis bombed some military and scientific Syrian targets near Damascus. At least they don’t deny it, and knowing the history of incursions in Syrian air space it is easy to believe. The attack comes three days after another one against – they said – a shipment of surface-to-surface missiles from Iran for Hezbollah. The […]

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Lebanon, again paying the cost

A kidnapping of Lebanese men in Syria that prompted unrest in Lebanon proved again that poor Lebanon is paying the conflicts of its neighbors again and again. From the establishment of Israel and the waves of Palestinian refugees in the forties and sixties The massacres in the camps of Sabra and Shatilla in the eighties […]

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