Security Dangers Loom ahead in Lebanon after West’s Call for Assad to Step Down
Syrian President Bashar Assad may seek to create unrest in Lebanon after the West called on the president to step down, western diplomatic sources told the Kuwaiti al-Anbaa newspaper in remarks published on Sunday.
They explained that Assad has now lost his “most important strategic card”, which is the regional, Arab, and international support.
This will therefore force him to launch a confrontation with the international community, they continued.
Syria is now facing several crises, starting with the “legitimacy of the regime given the protests against it”, they added.
“Assad will therefore attempt to avoid the crises through creating unrest in Lebanon, which remains Syria’s only open ground to confront the international community,” said the sources.