Why Is Syria Hell on Earth? Here’s The Ugly but True Answer…
Zaron Burnett III

Great read and informative background material — History. You left out the Syrian influence in the Lebanon conflict. I have heard from Lebanese and Palestinians that the Syrians have never been very highly regarded within the region, and for many years they were the service class (think maids, housekeepers, and service jobs that the Lebanese found unsavory), think current US relationship with Mexico. Difference being that Assad and Syria had lots of tanks and weapons.