It is hard to miss the specter of the Syrian conflict while visiting Lebanon. The refugees, the clashes, the sporadic car bombings, the economic downturn and even the graffiti on the walls scream Syria. Just last Saturday, as some Lebanese were celebrating the fall of Syrian border town Yabrud to regime forces aided by Hezbollah, Sunni-Alawite clashes resumed in Tripoli and a suicide bomber struck in Bekaa.
Between Yabrud and Tripoli
Even during its civil war, Lebanon did not allow for a presidential vacuum and the current situation should be no exceptionJoyce Karam