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Syria’s Civil War is Spilling into Lebanon

Lebanese army vehicle and soldier on Syria Street, guarding the border between Bab al-Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohsen neighborhoods of Tripoli, Lebanon.

Lebanese army vehicle and soldier on Syria Street, guarding the border between Bab al-Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohsen neighborhoods of Tripoli, Lebanon.
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Extremist Sunnis could eventually ruin what began as a peaceful movement for reform and change in Assad’s Syria. It would be even more tragic if they did the same thing inLebanonafter the Beirut Spring showed so much promise.

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About the Author: Michael J. Totten is a contributing editor at World Affairs and City Journal and is the prize-winning author of Where the West Ends and The Road to Fatima Gate.


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Extremist Sunnis could eventually ruin what began as a peaceful movement for reform and change in Assad’s Syria. It would be even more tragic if they did the same thing in Lebanon after the Beirut Spring showed so much promise.

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