Since the time of the Civil War, Lebanon has been suffering at the hands of the Syrian regime. Owing to a lack of patriotism on the part of several political players, Syria has been able to create divisions and deepen sectarian rifts in Lebanon. Killings as bombings have also been a hallmark of their activities in Lebanon. Syrian troops left Lebanon after the popular uprising that followed the assassination of Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri and several anti-Syrian figures like Samir Kasir, Jibran Tweini, George Hawi, Pierre Gumayel and so on. Now that the Syrian regime is killing and repressing its people, Lebanon is facing another dilemma: huge numbers of Syrian refugees whose number according to official statistics has so far reached 200,000 yet is actually estimated at 400,000.
The Lebanese government is not fulfilling several of its duties towards the Lebanese people and this includes electricity, job opportunities, and stable wages. Misery is rampant in LebanonRanda Takieddine