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13 July 2016

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One of the reasons Syria was destabilized, according to some analysts whose handles escape me, was rapprochement between Syria and Lebanon (in addition to the Hezbollah question).

Should the Syrian war turn out favourably for Assad, Iran, and Russia; Lebanon will be irresistibly drawn toward this loose alliance. Russia can effectively arbitrate between the competing Lebanese factions to forge a cohesive state once again. That must seriously rustle Israeli jimmies. Because now a Great Power of over whom they have no control other to point out common interests, presides over their 'security'.

Evidence from the Camel's Mouth itself Lebanon is slipping away from GCC and thus Western control:
http://www.defensenews.com/story/defense/2016/02/19/saudi-arabia-cancels-3b-aid-lebanon-french-weapons-deal-held/80602784/

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