Thanks to Saudis, Syrian Conflict Spills over
The three-year old conflict in Syria has somewhat been contained within its own borders, but Saudi Arabia's ongoing warmongering threatens to perpetuate the conflict and, more importantly, to spill it over regionally without achieving the Saudi proclaimed goal of changing the regime in Damascus at any cost.
The protracted Syrian conflict is already spilling over into neighboring countries through the Saudi sectarian agitation and incitement.
In the east, Iraqi officials
had already appealed to the Saudi and other GCC governments to stop their
West of Syria, "Lebanon is paralyzed right now ," Gen. Michel Aoun, leader of the Free Patriotic Movement (FPM), the second largest bloc in Lebanese parliament, told www.al-monitor.com on last December 13. After a two-week power vacuum, a prime minister-designate was nominated last April, but he has yet to form his government. His efforts have reached a dead end. The country since then was administrated by a caretaker government. No breakthrough seems imminent.
the northern and eastern parts of the country have slipped out of the control
of the central government in
Deterred by the military successes of the official Syrian Arab Army against them and falling back on Lebanon, those "Jihadists" are retaliating with the escalation of suicide bombings inside Lebanon, which are claiming more and more Lebanese civilian lives of all sects.
In the south in Jordan, where the kingdom succeeded for three years to keep balance between its geopolitical links with Syria and its strategic alliance with the US and Saudi Arabia, warnings against a mounting Saudi pressure to change course have been voiced recently.
example, former premier and member of the upper house, Ma'arouf al-Bakhit, quoted
by www.ammonnews.net on last December
30, warned that the disparity between the US and Saudi approaches to solving
the Syrian conflict is pressuring Jordan, which is now facing the "challenge"
of the possibility that Saudi Arabia "might act to impose its vision on
Jordan," indicating that "Syria no longer views Jordan as neutral" and accuses
the kingdom of "hosting a Saudi -- Israeli operations room to run military
operations in Syria." If