Syrian control of Lebanon. Syria doesn't like Lebanese independence. And it's willing to take out whomever does. The recent "suicide" of Syria's interior minister and his connection with the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri is just the latest twist in the ongoing story. Check out this posting at Big Pharaoh.
Back in 1988, this Dry Bones cartoon commented on the ever-present threat to any Lebanese leader who believed in Lebanon as an independent country, and not as a Syrian province.