I believe that Lebanon is historically part of Syria ( Souria al Kubra) and Jordan is historically part of Palestine. Together, Syria and Palestine are historically One Unit (Syria-Palaestina) since Roman times. Since the Roman Empire down to the demise of the Ottoman Empire ( 1920 ) this whole region of Levant (Syria,Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine) , Bilad al Sham, was One Unit with a similar culture and similar people despite the wide variety of sects and ethnic groups. It actually worked. There are very few differences between the 4 countries and very few differences between the sects. Before 1920 and the arrival of the colonial powers - the British and the French, there was no sectarianism between Muslims and Christians, Sunnis and Shia. Then came the Birtish and French and divided this culturally rich region, the beating heart of the Arab World, into 4 pieces, brought in hordes and hordes of alien Jews to settle in Palestine, promised to create a State for the Jews, brainwashed the Maronite leaders into believing that "Mont-Liban" can actually be a State and that "Mont-Liban" is different from the rest of Sham, brought the degenerate Hashemite rulers of Mecca to rule over Jordan ( East Palestine ) after brainwashing the Jordanian tribal chiefs that they are different from Palestine. They even divided Syria into a Sunni State, an Alawite state, a Druze State, and a Kurdish State. All the modern conflicts and violence in this region can be traced to 1920, when the British and French came to the Levant to implement their colonialist plans. "Lebanon" is basically a product of the colonial power - France, "Lebanon" historically amounts to nothing more than a fraud, same as "Israel". Read the works of Antun Saadeh to know a few things about "Lebanon'. Lebanon is just the name of a mountain. South-Leb, PLO were not a bunch of Salafists that they wanted to massacre the whole Christian population of Lebanon, PLO had many Christians as well, it was more political. As for Damour massacre, it was done by none other than Abu Musa, who later joined the side of Hafez al Assad. If PLO wanted to massacre Christians just for the fun they could have massacred the 2 million Palestinian Christians in West Bank and Gaza. Also the major allies of PLO in the 1970s were the PSP/ Jumblatt ( Druze), Mourabitoun (secular Sunnis) and the Communist Party. Do you think they would have allowed PLO to do an ethnic cleansing if it won the civil war ? I think even if Syria didn't intervene, Israel would have eventually intervened to prevent a PLO victory, they were really scared of PLO in those days, even in the PLO vs Amal fighting in 1985-87, Israel intervened on the side of Amal, nobody can deny this. And now finally it will become clear that Israel poisoned Abu Ammar. :no: I should add that had PLO won the Civil War ( by 1976-77), Palestine would have been liberated by now. Haters are always going to hate, if Lebs had some patience and not be dupes for foreign intelligence plots, they would have been by now released of the burden of Ain al Hilweh, Rashidiyeh, Shatilla, Bourj al Barajneh, etc. etc.