posted on Dec, 5 2012 @ 12:34 PM
Syrian civil war spills into Lebanon
— Gunmen loyal to opposite sides in neighboring Syria's civil war battled on Wednesday in the streets of a northern Lebanese city where two
days of clashes have killed at least six people and wounded more than 50, officials said.
The Lebanese army fanned out in the city of Tripoli in an attempt to calm the fighting, with soldiers patrolling the streets in armored personnel
carriers and manning checkpoints. Authorities closed major roads because of sniper fire.
The fighting comes at a time of deep uncertainty in Syria, with rebels fighting government troops near Assad's seat of power in Damascus.
In Brussels, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton reiterated concerns that "an increasingly desperate Assad regime might turn to chemical
weapons" or lose control of them to militant groups
This situation has been brought back into the forefront now that the elections are over, and it seems to be escalating more and more drastically every
day. I don't think it will be more than a couple of months before the U.S. has a significant amount of military involvement in Syria.