Recall if you will the final minutes of Lawrence of Arabia......
There was an opportunity for a united Arab nation, free from the Ottoman shackles. Damascus descended into chaos. Nothing worked. The tribes squabbled and the water works and electricity failed.
In rushed the diplomats and divided up the spoils. France got Syria and Lebanon. Both are now lost but still coveted. France has an opportunity to recover the prize, the jewel that is Lebanon, if Syria is rescued.
France should rescue Lebanon by freeing Syria of Assad
A friend of mine from Lebanon says the Saudi’s run the country.
They have bought most of the condos on the Med and put their mistresses up in them.