Due to "tensions" in Beruit, you divert to Damascus in Syria... where a full blown civil war is raging.
Makes perfect sense.
And end up in Cyprus anyway. Why not go to Cyprus in the first place? :s
You'd think you'd KNOW the moment you take off whether or not you can land in Beirut, so why take off, AND, why not bring enough fuel to be able to divert to anywhere you want? Is it all of a sudden rocket science now??