Obama destabilized Beirut thrown into panic by massive new fire

From: Peter ([email protected])

The cause of Thursday’s massive fire at the port of Beirut — a
month after blasts there killed 190, injured over 6,000, and
destroyed much of the city’s eastern coastal area — is still
unknown. But the fire has re-traumatized Lebanese and again
thrown the city into panic.

While Lebanon continues to disintegrate politically, it may well
be sheer folly to expect peace or stability to erupt any time
soon in this volatile, strategic region.

Ending America’s “endless wars” in the Middle East is an
understandable goal on the eve of the 19th anniversary of the
Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and America’s war in
Afghanistan to destroy Usama bin Laden, Al Qaeda, and drive
their Taliban hosts from power.

But as Americans should have learned from President Barack
Obama’s initial withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq, which
enabled the Islamic State to eventually control territory the
size of Britain, terrorism and chaos in the region do not
respect national borders. Trouble in the Levant may not be
contained there.


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