TheBlaze's national security expert Buck Sexton has been on a "fact-finding" mission in the Middle East all week, traveling everywhere from Syrian refugee camps to Egypt's famed Tahrir Square.
Calling in to the Glenn Beck radio program from Cairo on Friday, Sexton said "no one is prepared for what's coming" in the region.
"There are so many more refugees, so much more violence," he said. "This thing [in Syria] is far from over, and the notion that we could end it even if we wanted to is kind of a fantasy."
"The level of violence and viciousness and evil that is going on in [the Syrian] conflict is well beyond what I think most people understand," he continued. "The viciousness is impossible to overstate."
Sexton added that in Egypt, meanwhile, people have begun to blame America for their many woes. In fact, some have even begun throwing rocks at people who even look "western."
When Beck asked whether the war in Syria and revolutions of the "Arab Spring" could potentially lead to World War III, Sexton responded: "I don't think we can avoid a broader conflict [in] the Middle East if it's going to come..."
Sexton proceeded to note that Lebanon, Hezbollah, Russia, and Iran are all already involved to some degree or another, and that if the conflict continues to expand or "goes cross-border...into Turkey, into Jordan, you name it," it will likely only continue to escalate.
Watch the clip below for the full interview:
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