Because of a stupid writer. He believed in a Greater Syria & Lebanon was part of it. Just like Aoun is secretly promised president...if he again sides with Syrians.
(By the way...when he sided in the 90's on that...Syrians came in and slaughtered thousands of all relgions - after even Israel stopped supporting us. He fled Lebanon, and even left his family behind).
So today...that is what it comes down to. And Western governments will use that NOTION...to sell if they need something.
But, here is the problem with Lebanon:
It has been destroyed 7 times. ANd 7 times re-built with the same 'freedom' attitude. IT HAS BROKE ALL RECORDS! Looks like we have number 8 coming up.