US Travel ban to Lebanon linked to Syrian unrest, report

David Schenker a senior fellow in Arab politics at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy told Al Rai newspaper that the the US State department issued the travel advisory against travel to Lebanon , primarily because of what is happening in Syria.

The US is reportedly very concerned that the Syrian regime may try to divert attention from the demonstrations in Syria by creating havoc in Lebanon through its allies . This according to Schenker can destabilize Lebanon and make it a dangerous place to travel to. He said the Obama administration is finally beginning to understand the mentality of the Assad regime.

Schenker added any “security shock in Lebanon could destabilize the whole region”

The United states issued today a travel warning urging its citizens to avoid all travel to Lebanon.

  • Guest

    Well wake up Mr. Obama! Arrogance does not take us all the way. It always creates road blocks.

    This demonstrates some of the blunders arising from U.S. partisan politics, and the arrogance of the new comers who clean house and think they know and can do better.

    And by the way, how much has the current US administration achieved with Iran, specially, after criticizing the former administration’s failure to “engage” Iran, its nuclear project and influence over the region.

  • VVF

    Well wake up Mr. Obama! Arrogance does not take us all the way. It always creates road blocks.

    This demonstrates some of the blunders arising from U.S. partisan politics, and the arrogance of the new comers who clean house and think they know and can do better.

    And by the way, how much has the current US administration achieved with Iran, specially, after criticizing the former administration’s failure to “engage” Iran, its nuclear project and influence over the region.

  • lebnaneh

    waw unbelivebole the american and there bullshit do we have to buy all the time what they say now .they star understand the mentalty of assad now so wat are they gonna do about it .absoulitly nothing well thank you usa and sod you usa when a bounche of twits

  • Anonymous

    waw unbelivebole the american and there bullshit do we have to buy all the time what they say now .they star understand the mentalty of assad now so wat are they gonna do about it .absoulitly nothing well thank you usa and sod you usa when a bounche of twits