Syria never recognized Lebanon as an independent state - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • zionist forever
    • 28.10.10 | 19:50 (IST)

    The Assad family has always considered Lebanon to be part of Greater Syria. They used the civil war as an excuse to send in troops and later stayed there until Syria was driven out in 2004 before Syria started slowly started taking control of Lebanese politics in 2005 / 2006 through Hizbollah. Now Assad is so confident that he can get Lebanon back he is even officially calling for the Lebanese president to go. The best solution for Lebanon would be to look into making peace with Israel. It sends the message to Syria we have chosen sides and possibly as part of Lebanon as part of a coalition if Syria tries to move into Lebanon again. It would scare the hell out of Assad and make him think twice about ever sending troop in to try and take Lebanon back,

    from the article: U.S.: Syria flouts Lebanon's sovereignty, arms Hezbollah
    First published 17:55 28.10.10 | Last updated 17:55 28.10.10
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