BOMB ATTACKS THREAT
Lebanon currently is split into two camps over the Syrian crisis: the March 8 alliance led by the Hezbollah militant party backing the Syrian government, and the opposition March 14 camp led by the Future movement opposing the rule of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Since Hezbollah's involvement in the Syrian crisis, the political division in the country has become sharp. Furthermore, the recurrence of bombings in Lebanon, which left at least 70 people dead and over 894 injured in less than two months, has put people on pins and needles.
It is obvious that if the US attacks Syria, the situation in Lebanon would become more complicated.
While Hezbollah pointed that "(It is) the same hand committed the bombings in Al Roueiss and Tripoli," a former security official told Xinhua that "whoever is the perpetrator ... it is clearly a direct action related to the Syrian crisis."
With growing fears of more car bombings in Beirut and the specter of the looming US strike on Syria, a series of security measures have been taken by the Lebanese authorities.
But those measures "cannot keep the country safe if not backed by a political agreement," the security official noted.
"We should rapidly reach a solution to end the cabinet- formation crisis. We should have a government that would take control as soon as possible, the caretaker cabinet cannot govern," the official added.Linkback: https://tubagbohol.mikeligalig.com/index.php?topic=75141.0