The Lebanese army's latest communique that it will preserve peace in the country at all costs reflects naivety. The move to release such a statement is either a sign of miscalculation or complete detachment from reality coming from a military body that is semi-united in a country that is divided.
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With a fractured Syria, in which rebels have been fighting the regime since March 2011, odds of the conflict spilling over into its neighboring country increase as time goes by.Mohamed Chebarro
However, the communique was not clear to what it was referring; whether it was the ongoing sectarian violence in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli, the Syrian regime's air raids, the Syrian rebels' targeting of Hezbollah strongholds in response to the militia's involvement in the Syrian conflict, or Israel's repeated violations of Lebanese air space.SHOW MORE