US: Syria must be held accountable’ for destabilizing Lebanon

The U.S. Embassy in Beirut expressed concern over the continuing violence in Tripoli and said in remarks posted on Twitter on Friday that the “Assad regime officials should be held accountable for involvement in alleged attempts to destabilize Lebanon.”

The embassy called on all parties to “exercise restraint and respect for Lebanese security and stability ” and expressed its “sincere condolences for the loss of life,”

The embassy also called on the Assad regime to “respect the sovereignty, independence, and stability of Lebanon,” condemning “the regime’s continued shelling of Lebanese territory.”

“As the crisis in Syria continues to deteriorate, the situation in Lebanon has become more precarious and the need for continued international support to the government and the Lebanese Armed Forces increasingly important,” said former US ambassador to Lebanon and current U.S.under secretary Jeffrey Feltman.

“Tensions over domestic and security concerns remain high throughout the country and are easily exacerbated by developments in Syria,” Feltman told a council meeting on the Middle East.

Feltman said the arrest of former minister Michel Samaha for involvement in smuggling explosives from Syria had also “deepened concerns about attempts to draw Lebanon into regional concerns.”

Tripoli’s clashes, the kidnappings of Syrians in Lebanon, and shelling across the border have all heightened concern about Lebanon’s stability.

14 people were killed in fighting between the rival neighborhoods of Jabal Mohsen and Bab al-Tabbaneh over the past five days.

Another 110 people have been wounded, most of them shot by snipers.

  • 5thDrawer

    There is no ‘repect for’ Lebanon. Where is the Lebanese flag flying over any of the gangs?

    • dateam

      forget lebanon what about self respect…people are being bought to fight…they dont care their payed to do this….

    • dateam

      forget lebanon what about self respect…people are being bought to fight…they dont care their payed to do this….

  • 5thDrawer

    There is no ‘repect for’ Lebanon. Where is the Lebanese flag flying over any of the gangs?

    • dateam

      forget lebanon what about self respect…people are being bought to fight…they dont care their payed to do this….

  • Constantin7

    Assad’s Syria should be held responsible, but Assad is on his way out. At the end Syria is going to get away with it. Hopefully, anyone who comes after Assad does not have the same attitude towards Lebanon as did ALL syrian leaders since independence. Syrians always wanted to control Lebanon and consider it as a sort of province to Syria. We will see with the new leadership how they will deal with us. In any case, to finish with this Syrian hegemony on Lebanon, there is only one sure way and that is to sign a peace treaty with Israel, then the Syrians will not dare to close the borders anymore every time they want to impose their demands on us, our merchandise could take the route south to Haifa to the west bank and Jordan, and then the Syrians would be screwed. 

    • bs244846

      you seem well informed sir…do you have a date…when will assad leave…you seem to be in the secrets of gods…i have been hearing this logorrhea since two years…actrually i wished it for the past 30 to 35 years….only two years ago when idiot saoudi mercenaries started to say he is leaving soon that i realised i cannot be on same side of these idiots so i changed my stance…actually only idiots do not change minds…so please can you provide us with an approximate date…mind you, you can play it safe and say assad is leaving the next 25 years…and then in order to narrow your scope say bashshar is leaving in next 25 years…and if he does not, who will remember what an idiot said 25 years earlier…further u did not specify bashshar assad….see…you got plenty of margins to ape on….. 

      • 5thDrawer

        You both have good points in this … proper education would create the ‘peace treaties’ in the minds, which is ultimately where they need to reside. Imagine everyone working together?? Wow …
        We might even get electricity … without pollution. !!!

      • antibs2448467

        some have little knowledge, others – little tact, let us try raising the bar for both

      • antibs2448467

        some have little knowledge, others – little tact, let us try raising the bar for both

    • $31060015

      Sorry to bust your bubble, but Assad is going nowhere. As for signing a so called peace treaty with the Zionist animals. Now that makes sense. Really smart. Before you talk about peace treaty with those animals, you forget one thing. Sayyed Hassan and his thousands of loyal soldiers. Who’s going to keep them quite. Not IsraeHELL that’s for sure. They tried in 2006 however they failed. So I suggest you go back to the drawing board champ.

      • rossoferrari

         First it is BURST the bubble not bust, just for the record. Then at the rate you and BS are thinking, ass assad is going to reign the ME with iran. BS has mentioned that his siblings work in the as assad  administration, thus the results we are seeing today. So imagine if we are to take your opinions seriously!!!!!!!!!!

        • Mahdi Kenaani

          First it is rASSoferrari not rossoferrari, just for the record….

        • rossoferrari

           Mehdi, mahdi,mohdi,mihdi,muhdi…all the same crap. I am glad you are obsessed and can relate to rasso, still sucking on it.Just for the record

          • bs244846

            well guys it was fun to see these idiots in a stupid blog  run by mossad to locate people… where people who think differently  are allowed to be insulted and if you return back one tenth of the insults they start barking whining and moaning…thus i dont think such a mediocre blog is for me hence i will leave you in your mediocricity…it was a waste of time…birds of feather flock together..i called you birds you are worse than wild beasts idiot instinctive herds….the only thing i wished is the name of Lebanon should not appear on the blog title…you are a disgrace to Lebanon….you are a shame to Lebanon….you are saoudi mercenaries not even worth a second of time to be lost on you…without any exception…bye bye…keep on barking together…hitler said a lie repeated many times becomes a belief…so….you believe by repeating yourself stupidly you will change the course of events…i tried to show you the truth, God knows how harsh and hurtful the truth is, you proved immature to accept and even tolerate the truth, you are even unable to look towards it, it blinds you by its shining light and your eyes, the window of your brainlet, are not sophisticated enough, using 5thdrawers words, not evolved enough, to be able to look at it and grasp it….may God help you all, you need divine help…, man is unable to do you any good….shalom…salam …ciao…bye bye, aurevoir, a rivederci…farwell…kindest regards to moe and to mehdi kenaani though…guys this blog is just to locate you…get out of it unless you have an ip jamming device like i do…i already see many of those parrots in this blog shouting victory…hahahah…enjoy ya 3arab ya jarab

        • rossoferrari

           Mehdi, mahdi,mohdi,mihdi,muhdi…all the same crap. I am glad you are obsessed and can relate to rasso, still sucking on it.Just for the record

        • Mahdi Kenaani

          you talkin’a me, rASS?

        • rossoferrari

           Yes I am talking to you: Mehdi, mahdi,mohdi,mihdi,muhdi…all the same crap

        • rossoferrari

           Yes I am talking to you: Mehdi, mahdi,mohdi,mihdi,muhdi…all the same crap

        • Mahdi Kenaani

          so what do you wanna say to me rASShole?

        • rossoferrari

          alla yehdiq, you just do not want to stop. You are so miserable that even insults are good attention for you.

        • $31060015

          Thank you for the lesson in the English language, However I see no difference between bust and burst. That is unless you would like to educate me further. Furthermore, you are right Basher Al-Assad and Iran together with Hezbollah will reign supreme in the ME. scary hey. As for it being my opinion, its not. It just fact, nothing more than just fact 

        • $31060015

          Thank you for the lesson in the English language, However I see no difference between bust and burst. That is unless you would like to educate me further. Furthermore, you are right Basher Al-Assad and Iran together with Hezbollah will reign supreme in the ME. scary hey. As for it being my opinion, its not. It just fact, nothing more than just fact 

        • 5thDrawer

          Aside from being a reference to a woman’s chest measurements … a ‘bust’ is a carved head & bit of shoulders, perhaps mounted on a pedestal in a museum.
          ‘Busted’ is slang for broken.
          Whereas, ‘burst’ refers to something that has blown up – as in ‘bomb burst’ or ‘burst balloon’.
          You’re welcome.

          Despots only ‘reign’ until they die.

        • Patience2

           This ‘bs’ is dribbling down from a little farther up the comment chain.  Go up a couple, you’ll see.

        • Patience2

           This ‘bs’ is dribbling down from a little farther up the comment chain.  Go up a couple, you’ll see.

      • Constantin7

        Peace with Israel would benefit the most people from the South and the HA supporters economically, and if the South benefits also all of Lebanon will benefit. The Palestinians are going through peace talks with the Israelis, why should we not?  Are we more Arabs than the Egyptians and the Jordanians ? If Israel returns all of our land (what’s left of it) and takes the palestinians in Lebanon back to the West Bank, peace with Israel would be the biggest booster to our economy since decades. Without mentioning that the Europeans and the Americans are going to help the country with money to help improving the infrastructure that will be needed to support all the traffic going back and forth south of the border….Oh but sorry I forgot that HA fighters would loose their salaries from Iran and become unemployed and unarmed (since their arms would become useless with the peace). Ok then we should keep on fighting Israel  for ever and keep living miserable and complain about it…this is what you want ?

        As far as Assad goes the times are telling us that his end is extreeeeeemely close, he lost control of huge chunks of the army, 80% (at least) of his people do not want him anymore, he lost control over several areas of the country, his allies are dropping by the day, and he has no more friends in the world (other than Iran), so what do you think these events mean ? Do they mean that Assad is stonger than ever ? Or do they mean that Assad is weaker than ever ? Just logic….. Assad is just finished, I only hope that no salafis, wahhabis or extremists will take control of Syria after him, which I doubt it will happen. Afterall, unlike you, bs, moe and Mehdi keep on repeating on this site, not all sunnis are extremists, especially in Syria where Sunnis got used to live in a liberal non-confessional environment. The extremists exist but are a small minority in Syria and Lebanon. Thank God.

        Sorry Mahdi, just a typo mistake…

        • Moe2000

           140 nations in Iran this coming week back Assad… Yesterday the Syrian Arab army liberated 3 districts in Aleppo hundreds of residents came out celebrating!!

        • Moe2000

           The USA is broke one more war and bankruptcy….

        • Mahdi Kenaani

          first, who the hell is mEhdi? My name is spelled with an A!!!! not E!!!!

          then, i have never said that sunnis are terrorists, only that falafelists are western-backed terrorists.
          please dont put words in my mouth again! 

        • rossoferrari

          In reply to moe:140 nations in Iran this coming week back Assad… Yesterday the Syrian
          Arab army liberated 3 districts in Aleppo hundreds of residents came out
          celebrating!!
          Indeed and no one landed or set foot on the moon.

        • 5thDrawer

          Gee Moe … if they were ‘liberated’ by Assad troopies, did you expect them to pop out of basements after weeks of being starved and say ‘Go away. Look what you have done to our city!’ ??  I am sure they know what they must say … been practising for many years, after all, and the hope for food and water runs high.
          (Something like ordinary folks in Tripoli, come to think of it. Either shops are closed or no-one risks the streets to go shopping.)

      • rossoferrari

         Well, like Ron White said it: You cannot fix Stupid. That is a fact.

        • $31060015

          Well, if that is fact, then I really feel sorry for you

        • $31060015

          Well, if that is fact, then I really feel sorry for you

  • Constantin7

    Assad’s Syria should be held responsible, but Assad is on his way out. At the end Syria is going to get away with it. Hopefully, anyone who comes after Assad does not have the same attitude towards Lebanon as did ALL syrian leaders since independence. Syrians always wanted to control Lebanon and consider it as a sort of province to Syria. We will see with the new leadership how they will deal with us. In any case, to finish with this Syrian hegemony on Lebanon, there is only one sure way and that is to sign a peace treaty with Israel, then the Syrians will not dare to close the borders anymore every time they want to impose their demands on us, our merchandise could take the route south to Haifa to the west bank and Jordan, and then the Syrians would be screwed. 

    • bs244846

      you seem well informed sir…do you have a date…when will assad leave…you seem to be in the secrets of gods…i have been hearing this logorrhea since two years…actrually i wished it for the past 30 to 35 years….only two years ago when idiot saoudi mercenaries started to say he is leaving soon that i realised i cannot be on same side of these idiots so i changed my stance…actually only idiots do not change minds…so please can you provide us with an approximate date…mind you, you can play it safe and say assad is leaving the next 25 years…and then in order to narrow your scope say bashshar is leaving in next 25 years…and if he does not, who will remember what an idiot said 25 years earlier…further u did not specify bashshar assad….see…you got plenty of margins to ape on….. 

      • 5thDrawer

        You both have good points in this … proper education would create the ‘peace treaties’ in the minds, which is ultimately where they need to reside. Imagine everyone working together?? Wow …

      • antibs2448467

        some, including myself, have little knowledge, others – little tact, let us try raising the bar for both

    • bs244846

      you seem well informed sir…do you have a date…when will assad leave…you seem to be in the secrets of gods…i have been hearing this logorrhea since two years…actrually i wished it for the past 30 to 35 years….only two years ago when idiot saoudi mercenaries started to say he is leaving soon that i realised i cannot be on same side of these idiots so i changed my stance…actually only idiots do not change minds…so please can you provide us with an approximate date…mind you, you can play it safe and say assad is leaving the next 25 years…and then in order to narrow your scope say bashshar is leaving in next 25 years…and if he does not, who will remember what an idiot said 25 years earlier…further u did not specify bashshar assad….see…you got plenty of margins to ape on….. 

    • AntiFSA

      Sorry to bust your bubble, but Assad is going nowhere. As for signing a so called peace treaty with the Zionist animals. Now that makes sense. Really smart. Before you talk about peace treaty with those animals, you forget one thing. Sayyed Hassan and his thousands of loyal soldiers. Who’s going to keep them quite. Not IsraeHELL that’s for sure. They tried in 2006 however they failed. So I suggest you go back to the drawing board champ.

      • rossoferrari

         First it is BURST the bubble not bust, just for the record. Then at the rate you and BS are thinking, ass assad is going to reign the ME with iran. BS has mentioned that his siblings work in the as assad  administration, thus the results we are seeing today. So imagine if we are to take your opinions seriously!!!!!!!!!!

        • Mahdi Kenaani

          First it is rASSoferrari not rossoferrari, just for the record….

        • rossoferrari

           Mehdi, mahdi,mohdi,mihdi,muhdi…all the same crap. I am glad you are obsessed and can relate to rasso, still sucking on it.Just for the record

        • Mahdi Kenaani

          you talkin’a me, rASS?

        • rossoferrari

           Yes I am talking to you: Mehdi, mahdi,mohdi,mihdi,muhdi…all the same crap

        • Mahdi Kenaani

          so what do you wanna say to me rASShole?

        • rossoferrari

          alla yehdiq, you just do not want to stop. You are so miserable that even insults are good attention for you.

        • AntiFSA

          Thank you for the lesson in the English language, However I see no difference between bust and burst. That is unless you would like to educate me further. Furthermore, you are right Basher Al-Assad and Iran together with Hezbollah will reign supreme in the ME. scary hey. As for it being my opinion, its not. It just fact, nothing more than just fact 

        • 5thDrawer

          Aside from being a reference to a woman’s chest measurements … a ‘bust’ is a carved head & bit of shoulders, perhaps mounted on a pedestal in a museum.
          ‘Busted’ is slang for broken.
          Whereas, ‘burst’ refers to something that has blown up – as in ‘bomb burst’ or ‘burst balloon’.
          You’re welcome.

        • Patience2

           This ‘bs’ is dribbling down from a little farther up the comment chain.  Go up a couple, you’ll see.

      • Constantin7

        Peace with Israel would benefit the most people from the South and the HA supporters economically, and if the South benefits also all of Lebanon will benefit. The Palestinians are going through peace talks with the Israelis, why should we not?  Are we more Arabs than the Egyptians and the Jordanians ? If Israel returns all of our land (what’s left of it) and takes the palestinians in Lebanon back to the West Bank, peace with Israel would be the biggest booster to our economy since decades. Without mentioning that the Europeans and the Americans are going to help the country with money to help improving the infrastructure that will be needed to support all the traffic going back and forth south of the border….Oh but sorry I forgot that HA fighters would loose their salaries from Iran and become unemployed and unarmed (since their arms would become useless with the peace). Ok then we should keep on fighting Israel  for ever and keep living miserable and complain about it…this is what you want ?

        As far as Assad goes the times are telling us that his end is extreeeeeemely close, he lost control of huge chunks of the army, 80% (at least) of his people do not want him anymore, he lost control over several areas of the country, his allies are dropping by the day, and he has no more friends in the world (other than Iran), so what do you think these events mean ? Do they mean that Assad is stonger than ever ? Or do they mean that Assad is weaker than ever ? Just logic….. Assad is just finished, I only hope that no salafis, wahhabis or extremists will take control of Syria after him, which I doubt it will happen. Afterall, unlike you, bs, moe and Mehdi keep on repeating on this site, not all sunnis are extremists, especially in Syria where Sunnis got used to live in a liberal non-confessional environment. The extremists exist but are a small minority in Syria and Lebanon. Thank God.

        • Moe2000

           140 nations in Iran this coming week back Assad… Yesterday the Syrian Arab army liberated 3 districts in Aleppo hundreds of residents came out celebrating!!

        • Moe2000

           The USA is broke one more war and bankruptcy….

        • Mahdi Kenaani

          first, who the hell is mEhdi? My name is spelled with an A!!!! not E!!!!

          then, i have never said that sunnis are terrorists, only that falafelists are western-backed terrorists.
          please dont put words in my mouth again! 

        • rossoferrari

          In reply to moe:140 nations in Iran this coming week back Assad… Yesterday the Syrian
          Arab army liberated 3 districts in Aleppo hundreds of residents came out
          celebrating!!
          Indeed and no one landed or set foot on the moon.

        • 5thDrawer

          Gee Moe … if they were ‘liberated’ by Assad troopies, did you expect them to pop out of basements after weeks of being starved and say ‘Go away. Look what you have done to our city!’ ??  I am sure they know what they must say … been practising for many years, after all, and the hope for food and water runs high.
          (Something like ordinary folks in Tripoli, come to think of it. Either shops are closed or no-one risks the streets to go shopping.)

      • rossoferrari

         Well, like Ron White said it: You cannot fix Stupid. That is a fact.

        • AntiFSA

          Well, if that is fact, them I really feel sorry for you

  • bs244846

    well guys it was fun to see these idiots in a stupid blog  run by mossad to locate people… where people who think differently  are allowed to be insulted and if you return back one tenth of the insults they start barking whining and moaning…thus i dont think such a mediocre blog is for me hence i will leave you in your mediocricity…it was a waste of time…birds of feather flock together..i called you birds you are worse than wild beasts idiot instinctive herds….the only thing i wished is the name of Lebanon should not appear on the blog title…you are a disgrace to Lebanon….you are a shame to Lebanon….you are saoudi mercenaries not even worth a second of time to be lost on you…without any exception…bye bye…keep on barking together…hitler said a lie repeated many times becomes a belief…so….you believe by repeating yourself stupidly you will change the course of events…i tried to show you the truth, God knows how harsh and hurtful the truth is, you proved immature to accept and even tolerate the truth, you are even unable to look towards it, it blinds you by its shining light and your eyes, the window of your brainlet, are not sophisticated enough, using 5thdrawers words, not evolved enough, to be able to look at it and grasp it….may God help you all, you need divine help…, man is unable to do you any good….shalom…salam …ciao…bye bye, aurevoir, a rivederci…farwell…kindest regards to moe and to mehdi kenaani though…guys this blog is just to locate you…get out of it unless you have an ip jamming device like i do…i already see many of those parrots in this blog shouting victory…hahahah…enjoy ya 3arab ya jarab

  • bs244846

    well guys it was fun to see these idiots in a stupid blog  run by mossad to locate people… where people who think differently  are allowed to be insulted and if you return back one tenth of the insults they start barking whining and moaning…thus i dont think such a mediocre blog is for me hence i will leave you in your mediocricity…it was a waste of time…birds of feather flock together..i called you birds you are worse than wild beasts idiot instinctive herds….the only thing i wished is the name of Lebanon should not appear on the blog title…you are a disgrace to Lebanon….you are a shame to Lebanon….you are saoudi mercenaries not even worth a second of time to be lost on you…without any exception…bye bye…keep on barking together…hitler said a lie repeated many times becomes a belief…so….you believe by repeating yourself stupidly you will change the course of events…i tried to show you the truth, God knows how harsh and hurtful the truth is, you proved immature to accept and even tolerate the truth, you are even unable to look towards it, it blinds you by its shining light and your eyes, the window of your brainlet, are not sophisticated enough, using 5thdrawers words, not evolved enough, to be able to look at it and grasp it….may God help you all, you need divine help…, man is unable to do you any good….shalom…salam …ciao…bye bye, aurevoir, a rivederci…farwell…kindest regards to moe and to mehdi kenaani though…guys this blog is just to locate you…get out of it unless you have an ip jamming device like i do…i already see many of those parrots in this blog shouting victory…hahahah…enjoy ya 3arab ya jarab

  • LEBANON101

    al assad will be defeated sooner or later there is no doubt about it . i am not picking sides i am just stating what is going on. do not let ur religion blind you to reality. just because you are shia and you want to believe al assad is staying forever that does not mean its true. he is an evil man killing his people to say in power and justice will be served. and just because you are sunni and u want to believe al assad will be beat tomorrow does not make that true either. this is a long battle and the fact is the syrian people on both sides are suffering . we as lebanese need to see how we can help the situation in syria improve and stop the fighting . not take sides and aid in the killing

  • LEBANON101

    al assad will be defeated sooner or later there is no doubt about it . i am not picking sides i am just stating what is going on. do not let ur religion blind you to reality. just because you are shia and you want to believe al assad is staying forever that does not mean its true. he is an evil man killing his people to say in power and justice will be served. and just because you are sunni and u want to believe al assad will be beat tomorrow does not make that true either. this is a long battle and the fact is the syrian people on both sides are suffering . we as lebanese need to see how we can help the situation in syria improve and stop the fighting . not take sides and aid in the killing

  • LEBANON101

    al assad will be defeated sooner or later there is no doubt about it . i am not picking sides i am just stating what is going on. do not let ur religion blind you to reality. just because you are shia and you want to believe al assad is staying forever that does not mean its true. he is an evil man killing his people to say in power and justice will be served. and just because you are sunni and u want to believe al assad will be beat tomorrow does not make that true either. this is a long battle and the fact is the syrian people on both sides are suffering . we as lebanese need to see how we can help the situation in syria improve and stop the fighting . not take sides and aid in the killing