Because the Syrian regime is angry with Syrian singer and celebrity Assala Nasri, Lebanese authorities revoked her passport and prevented her from travelling. Such actions, taken on behalf of the Assad regime and for the aim of serving Iran, are not uncommon in Lebanon. An Iranian-Ahwazi opposition figure was previously kidnapped in Lebanon, leaving no trace behind. Syrian opposition figures have also disappeared in Lebanon while others have been handed over to Syrian authorities. These are not the only victims of the foreign exploitation of Lebanon’s weaknesses; residents of Lebanese towns along the borders with Syria have also suffered due to the Syrian army’s violations and attacks. When the Syrian regime’s capabilities were restricted, it tasked the Lebanese party Hezbollah with attacking these towns on its behalf, just as it is doing in Arsal and with restraining Syrian refugees who are being killed in cold blood in Beirut’s streets.
Syria has become incapable to the point that it’s begun to detain artists and pursue media figures using affiliated Lebanese institutionsAbdulrahman al-Rashed