Lebanon is a Muslim majority populated Arab country controlled by a christian minority.
Before the french left that region they wanted to help the Maronite christian left on their own .The help the Maronite inventing a constitution that prevent Muslim to control the country.
Maronite christian,proudly, consider them-self as the descendant of Northern Europe crusaders who plunder that region, killing children, raping women, thus they put the lie on national history book that all Lebanese are descendant of Phoenician and Christian crusaders of Europe.
Iranian are Muslims Persian but they have a large Jewish minority and christian Armenian.Iran is not really an Islamic country. They do have Islamic law but in fact Islam is only for the large poor population.
If you rich or work for the government, your child can drink alcohol,study in Sweden, dress like westerner.Islamic Iran ended years ago when the Ayatollah was slowly poisoned by Russian secret service ,rafsanjani with a group of Iranian opponent.
They also poisoned the Ayatollah Khomeini only heir, his 40 year old son.Since that time Russian secretly control Iran with that new government and sell them billion dollars deal of armament until today.
Both Iran and lebanon have problem with terrorism.With the help of russia, Iran is probably responsable of much of the terrorist attack against US soldiers.
The middle east is important for Russia, not because of oil, they have plenty in their country, but because muslim country are big paying client for weapon.
American interest is the oil and immediat security of israel.Russian want american out of Iraq and would like them to be defeat so they have a taste of their own defeat in afghanistan during the 1980s.
· 1 decade ago