Yes, most definitely. If naturalization will be profitable in a limited scope, why not? But when naturalization will mean mass extinction of the original citizens, then it is suicidal to do it. You are talking of half a million people. More than half may be of voting age. You're comparing the case of a few hundred people to hundreds of thousands. The latter case is not politically, socially, economically or religiously profitable to the majority of Lebanese people.The intent to profit from naturalization is there.