AFP: Powerless US falls back on 'remote-control' diplomacy for Lebanon
..."We have confidence in the judgment and the decision-making of the government as well as the army," McCormack said. "The army is acting in a professional manner. They are under the control of the government."
McCormack said Washington now had evidence that groups linked to Syria are "playing a much more active role in fanning the flames" in Lebanon, but a State Department official suggested there was little it could do to stop it.
"We're pretty sanctioned up on Syria at the moment. There are always options, but I'm not aware of anything else right now," the official said on condition of anonymity.