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Sure would harm Hezz and Iran if they do. No offense to the Lebanese,but that's not a state and it was Syria until recently,I think as recently as 1945. I'd turn my head asap if Syria tacked to the west .



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Palladin Wrote:Sure would harm Hezz and Iran if they do. No offense to the Lebanese,but that's not a state and it was Syria until recently,I think as recently as 1945. I'd turn my head asap if Syria tacked to the west .



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Yes. Why not? To make Lebanon a Syrian province would solve many internal problems, bring peace to the region and be a blow to the Iranian-controlled Hezbollah (or Hizbullah; Farsi pronounciation...).

/track_snake
You two are nuts. That's all I have to say about this.
John,

On Syria,Lebanon or just general purpose nuts?
Palladin Wrote:John,

On Syria,Lebanon or just general purpose nuts?

On the fate of Lebanon.
It's been Syria since Syria was a modern state,it became independent only after French colonial decision making post WWII,it has repetitively shown it is not a state,it cannot control it's own population and IF it reverts back to Syria they'll both control it and make a deal with Israel and the west to stop catalyzing the ability of Iran to create mischief in the area.

They're willing to de militarize Golan in the deal. Syria even after defacto independence ran the place until very recently.

IF that's factual or close to it what I just wrote,anyone would be a nut not to take that deal. Lebanon can't prove any more obviously it is not a state.
Syria occupied Lebanon for several years before it was forced to withdraw. During this time, Syria was not considered to be a beneficial influence in the region, as I recall. Why would that be different this time? If Syria were to use Lebanon to increase Syria's economy, then perhaps Syria would resume its hostile posture towards Israel.

Explain why Syria would become non hostile toward Israel. Treaties are made to be broken. Does the peace agreement with Israel specify that Syria would keep no troops in the Bekaa valley, for example?
Syria is a stable and developing country. Muslims are living in peace with a great Christian (30%) minority in Syria.

I agree with Palladin that Syria has been underestimated by the US as a peaceful force in the area. Israel could make a permanent peace agreement with Syria and that would lead to the demise of much of Hezbollah.

The Baath party is also a stability factor in Syria and could be in Iraq as well.

/track_snake
JT,

They played a dual role,screwed with Israel as much as possible,but not enough to get an invasion. The way it is now,Damascus isn't the big dog,Iran is and Tehran really isn't fearful of the IDF and they have no need to be,the IDF cannot arrive in Tehran,it can arrive in Damscus within a few days.

I bet if you got private information,Israeli security types rue the day France removed Lebanon from Syrian sovereignty.