Why did Putin decide to remove President Assad?


After the talks between Presidents Putin and Erdogan on Idlib, the situation in Syria froze in a precarious balance. The presence of Turkish and American military in the north and east of the country, respectively, impedes the reign of peace in the SAR. Bashar al-Assad is eager for battle, and there is intelligencethat some external players, for example, the UAE, are ready to sponsor a new war in order to draw the attention of Turkey from Libya.


And against this background, the Russian press is simultaneously publishing a mass of publications exposing the "weakness and incompetence" of President Assad, theft and corruption at the highest level, hampering the restoration of Syria. What is it for?

Israeli Channel 12 drew this audience’s attention to the conclusion that President Vladimir Putin, who had previously saved the regime of Bashar al-Assad, was tired of him and was preparing for a change of power in Damascus. MiddleEastMonitor Edition refers for publication in the Federal Agency News (FAN), owned by “Putin’s cook” Yevgeny Prigozhin, which says that cooperation between Moscow and Damascus is hampered by rampant corruption in Syria.

Here are a few facts from this article and others posted in other domestic media. For example, FAN Evgeny Prigozhin condemns Syrian authorities for stopping gas production, which increased the number of hours of power outages (the original publication from the FAN website was apparently deleted, but reprints remained on the network). At the same time, Damascus is blamed for the fake about the seizure by terrorists of the village of Es-Sukhna near the field, which was subsequently denied by Russian journalist Oleg Blokhin. Despite the Kremlin’s help in freeing up territory and restoring infrastructure, the SAR government last year increased the cost of a gas cylinder from 2800 to 4000 Syrian lire, and on the black market this figure reached 15000.

The FAN found the reason for such price lawlessness in corruption at the highest level. It turns out that the head of the Cabinet of Ministers of the SAR, Imad Khamis, directs oil and gas revenues into his pocket, and not into the country's budget. Famous Syrian oppositionist in exile Kadri Jamil comments on the situation as follows:

Before the crisis, the level of corruption in relation to the national income of the gross domestic product, according to my calculations, was 30 percent. Now, in the wake of the crisis, God knows how much. If there were 2-3 billionaires in Syria, then now, during the crisis, there are several dozen of them, and the people are poor, the standard of living is falling catastrophically.


Barely regaining control of the fields, the SAR government renewed a contract interrupted by the war for the supply of electricity to neighboring Lebanon. While ordinary Syrians are sitting without electricity, the country's top government officials receive their interest “on pocket” from export. The FAN also accuses Prime Minister Khamis of reselling Iranian oil, which Tehran supplies as aid, to Turkey, to structures owned by President Erdogan’s son, as often happens, to the talented businessman Necmettin Bilal Erdogan.

The Russian portal Pravda.ru also joined in exposing corruption in the Syrian tops. Edition went through according to a close relative of President Assad, Rami Makhluf, who was put under house arrest some time ago. His 22-year-old son, Mohammed, openly boasted of the wealth of his family, posting hundreds of millions of dollars worth of photos of his luxurious cars, villas and other real estate on social networks. It is believed that before the war, cousin Assad Rami Mahluf controlled about 60% economics ATS Journalists of the Russian portal suggested that his “arrest” was a spectacular performance.

Another relative of Bashar al-Assad, General Maher al-Assad, the publication accused of becoming a billionaire on the smuggling of cigarettes and food into Iraq during the reign of Saddam Hussein, and then increased his fortune due to fraud with Al-Madina bank. President Bashar al-Assad was personally blamed in the course of this information attack that he bought his cancer-ill wife, Asma, a $ 30 million painting while "the Syrian people are drowning in a quagmire of poverty."

If all these accusations are true, then this, of course, does not paint the Syrian authorities. But it should be noted that corruption, the protection of business by “siloviks”, the theft of budget funds, the distribution of multibillion-dollar contracts and state contracts to “the right people”, the impoverishment of the people against the background of kitsch oligarchs and their children-majors with their wealth, occur in some other countries.

Israeli media put forward versionthat such a “run over” to Damascus is connected with the Kremlin’s desire to replace Bashar Assad with another president who would suit both Russia and the USA. Among the candidates are the commander of the Tiger Force Suhail al-Hasan, who managed to receive awards from the Russian Defense Ministry, and the former Syrian opposition leader Ahmad Jarba.
Used photos: http://kremlin.ru/
Ctrl Enter

Noticed oshЫbku Highlight text and press. Ctrl + Enter

28 comments
Information

Dear reader, to leave comments on the publication, you must to register.
I have an account? Sign in

  1. T. Henks Offline
    T. Henks (Igor) April 30 2020 15: 07
    +5
    • 5
    • 0
    Well, we got to Syria. Erdogan and his son-in-law were a thief and a corruptionist, now Assad and his relatives. Somehow ugly it turns out.
    1. Conn Offline
      Conn (Conn) 1 May 2020 14: 26
      -3
      • 2
      • 5
      Since ZAO Drugani is stealing, the Syrians have never dreamed of!
  2. steelmaker Offline
    steelmaker April 30 2020 17: 02
    +1
    • 7
    • 6
    A truce with terrorists and Erdogan is concluded by Putin, and it turns out that the corrupt official is Assad? And to put the ruler of Syria a man who would suit the United States, what’s this called? And if such a ruler suits the United States, then how will he drive the United States out of the occupied territories? And if Putin is not going to free the territory of Syria from Turkey and the United States, then bargaining is already underway? And Assad is against it! As I understand it. Putin or Lavrov should voice how they are about to, at least, expel the Turks. Or how long will the Turks be present in Idlib? From this answer it will immediately be clear. Who is the corrupt?
  3. Igor Pavlovich Offline
    Igor Pavlovich (Igor Pavlovich) April 30 2020 17: 49
    -4
    • 3
    • 7
    ... that such a “run over” to Damascus is connected with the Kremlin’s desire to replace Bashar Assad with another president.

    - as for me, this “run over” is rather connected with the economic impossibility of the Kremlin to support Putin’s Syrian adventure. And thank God - troops will be withdrawn from Syria faster, more money will remain in Russia.
    1. Digital error Offline
      Digital error (Eugene) April 30 2020 18: 10
      +1
      • 3
      • 2
      Quote: Igor Pavlovich
      linked to the Kremlin’s economic impossibility of supporting Putin’s Syrian adventure

      Well, that is, "save your face" at the cost of fraud? The Arabs will forgive this, and if so, then some "buns" should be replaced.

      Quote: Igor Pavlovich
      more money will remain in Russia

      - but we all the same will not see them.
    2. 123 Offline
      123 (123) 1 May 2020 02: 01
      -1
      • 4
      • 5
      - as for me, this “run over” is rather connected with the economic impossibility of the Kremlin to support Putin’s Syrian adventure. And thank God - troops will be withdrawn from Syria faster, more money will remain in Russia.

      You can contact the Trump administration with a similar proposal. yes Given the current economic situation in the country and the level of oil prices, the idea of ​​seizing the Syrian oil fields will no longer look like a brilliant business plan. no
      1. Observer2014 Offline
        Observer2014 1 May 2020 20: 50
        -1
        • 0
        • 1
        Quote: 123
        - as for me, this “run over” is rather connected with the economic impossibility of the Kremlin to support Putin’s Syrian adventure. And thank God - troops will be withdrawn from Syria faster, more money will remain in Russia.

        You can contact the Trump administration with a similar proposal. yes Given the current economic situation in the country and the level of oil prices, the idea of ​​seizing the Syrian oil fields will no longer look like a brilliant business plan. no

        This is all !!!! Was it all, and even with the coronaviros a multi-path? wassat
        1. 123 Offline
          123 (123) 2 May 2020 06: 31
          0
          • 2
          • 2
          This is all !!!! Was it all, and even with the coronavirus multi-pathway?

          What does coronavirus have to do with it? I talked about the "oil war", although I believe that the influence of the coronavirus on the development of the situation was also calculated.
          At least, this indicates that decisions were made balanced and deliberate. If you are cutting a bitch, it’s nice to first think about who is sitting on it and where it will fall. Or do you not think so?
          Events are large-scale and denying their influence on other processes is simply stupid. The Butterfly Effect is not worth denying. In addition to Syrian deposits, there will also be consequences, for example, the Saudis have less free money, therefore, the ration of the barmaley will be cut down unambiguously, the desire to leave Yemen will increase, the volume of arms purchased in the US may be reduced, this, by the way, is another fly in the ointment in the "victory barrel of honey" Trump yes And he, they say, was going to withdraw the troops, such a surprise for the prince. laughing
  4. Valentine Offline
    Valentine (Valentin) April 30 2020 18: 06
    +1
    • 2
    • 1
    Interesting girls are dancing .... And why then, just two days ago, 150 of our newest tanks and armored personnel carriers were unloaded in the Tartu seaport? And as if no one knows that where oil is - there they steal in a big way.
  5. Russia needs the war in Syria, first of all, to train the army and test new weapons, and spit on Assad!
    1. Natan bruk Offline
      Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) April 30 2020 19: 27
      -6
      • 2
      • 8
      So you want to say that Putin lied? What do you allow yourself?
      1. A.Lex Offline
        A.Lex (Secret information) April 30 2020 19: 50
        +2
        • 5
        • 3
        You usually lie, you Israeli.
        1. Natan bruk Offline
          Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) 1 May 2020 11: 31
          -5
          • 1
          • 6
          Where exactly did I lie?
          1. A.Lex Offline
            A.Lex (Secret information) 4 May 2020 20: 44
            +1
            • 1
            • 0
            Tired ... do something with yourself.
            1. Natan bruk Offline
              Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) 4 May 2020 23: 37
              -3
              • 0
              • 3
              Well, with the drain of you.
              1. A.Lex Offline
                A.Lex (Secret information) 7 May 2020 23: 02
                +1
                • 1
                • 0
                ....... do not serve here ........
  6. Yuri Suvorov Offline
    Yuri Suvorov (Yuri Suvorov) April 30 2020 19: 55
    +4
    • 4
    • 0
    Something is not clear. Either Putin merges Assad, or Putin's entourage merges Putin. The tricky thing is politics. And we, couch experts, and those who write these articles, do not realize.
    1. Marzhecki Offline
      Marzhecki (Sergei) 1 May 2020 07: 23
      -2
      • 1
      • 3
      Quote: Yuri Suvorov
      The tricky thing is politics. And we, couch experts, and those who write these articles, do not realize.

      Yes, where do we go. smile
  7. Jack clubs Offline
    Jack clubs (Eugene) April 30 2020 19: 57
    -2
    • 4
    • 6
    Putin is following in the footsteps of Nikolai. First, he dispersed the Decembrists, put things in order in Russia, then came the dominance of obscurantists and corrupt officials, which led to the complete lag of our army from world analogues. Then he got involved in a series of wars and suppressions of the 1848 revolutions in Europe, fought with Turkey against France, then with France against Turkey, and imagined himself a great rogue.
    Everything ended in the Crimean War, when all yesterday's friends attacked us. And even Prussia, twice obliged by its monarchy and statehood personally to Nicholas 1, with difficulty held on and remained neutral. Oh yes! We then sold the Bulgarians for worthless fables of Turkey. Well, why brotherly Christian Bulgarians, if the Turks wag us to us with straits?
    Doesn't it remind you, as they say today, that Russia does not need a impoverished Ukraine? And the Bulgarians several times remembered this betrayal, in all subsequent wars they were already against us. And they could be our province. And not just they could - they wanted.
    Of course it is sad. But judging even by the comments on this and other most decent sites, our level of thinking and spirit does not deserve anything else. Well, does it smell like Rus? It smells of creativity.
  8. Sergey Latyshev Offline
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) April 30 2020 23: 17
    -1
    • 2
    • 3
    there are a lot of publications ..

    - uh ... Names, names, dates?
    Again, some anonymous anonymous?

    And secondly, so what? These are “our” corrupt officials (our killers and our maniacs, if any).
    And the case with Endogan, and with Senator Arashukov, says that this is all garbage. Yachts, Palaces, relatives, murders ... the main thing is that "ours" be.
    Yes, and capitalism in the yard - you want, with gold cars, cover your pistols, you want - with rhinestones, you want - post it on social networks, like Arab sheikhs ... the main thing is to be "ours"!

    That is, THEM, of course, since ordinary people do not go to the bakery in gilded limousines and do not drag gold pistols to the Duma ...
    1. Marzhecki Offline
      Marzhecki (Sergei) 1 May 2020 07: 24
      -3
      • 1
      • 4
      Quote: Sergey Latyshev
      uh ... Names, names, dates?
      Again, some anonymous anonymous?

      The article has several direct links. You can google the rest.
  9. Anchonsha Offline
    Anchonsha (Anchonsha) 1 May 2020 00: 02
    +1
    • 3
    • 2
    The West began to play, and first of all Israel, to embroil Putin and Assad, Assad’s close associates with Russian officials. And this is serious, since one of the Syrians from Assad’s entourage has already thrown a stone at Russian weapons that supposedly do not see Israeli missiles.
  10. 123 Offline
    123 (123) 1 May 2020 02: 28
    0
    • 4
    • 4
    The slogan Assad must go pretty smells of mothballs.

    Israeli media have put forward the version that such a “run over” to Damascus is connected with the Kremlin’s desire to replace Bashar Assad with another president who would suit both Russia and the USA. Among the candidates are the commander of the Tiger Force Suhail al-Hasan, who managed to receive awards from the Russian Defense Ministry, and the former Syrian opposition leader Ahmad Jarba.

    What interesting ideas come to journalists during the pandemic. winked And the next one, of course, is Maduro? Does it look like Putin? belay

    If all these accusations are true, then this, of course, does not paint the Syrian authorities. But it should be noted that corruption, the protection of business by “siloviks”, the theft of budget funds, the distribution of multibillion-dollar contracts and state contracts to “the right people”, the impoverishment of the people against the background of kitsch oligarchs and their children-majors with their wealth, occur in some other countries.

    You don’t even have to go far. yes

    Netanyahu asks the Israeli parliament for immunity. He is accused of corruption.

    It writes the mouthpiece of Kremlin propaganda for the Air Force.

    https://www.bbc.com/russian/news-50969019

    Apparently, Trump will soon decide to remove Netanyahu, perhaps for Kushner's brother-in-law, we will soon find out, we need to read more carefully what Trump's system administrator Zuckerberg writes. yes And the talented businessman Biden Jr. will help Gerad as an ambassador, it is not in vain that the Middle East Monitor extol his daddy Joe for preserving the embassy in Jerusalem.

    https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20200430-joe-biden-will-keep-us-embassy-in-jerusalem-if-elected-president/

    In my opinion, my assumptions are no worse than those of Middle East Monitor journalists, apparently, I need to do a test for coronavirus. what
  11. Badger Offline
    Badger (Dmitriy) 1 May 2020 09: 36
    +3
    • 4
    • 1
    Israeli Channel 12

    ... there is no greater enemy like Israel for Syria and President Assad.
    I think everyone understands who sponsors all kinds of evil inventions about Syria and Russia.
    The people in Syria are poor not as a result of corruption, but as a result of the aggression of the West, Israel and some Arab states.
  12. Dear sofa expert. 2 May 2020 00: 46
    +1
    • 1
    • 0
    The article smells very fake)
  13. Vladislav Labinsky (Vladislav Labinsky) 2 May 2020 09: 29
    +1
    • 1
    • 0
    Let the one who is without sin be the first to cast a stone.

    - both in the time of Christ, and now: a bunch of sinners, but also among the whistleblowers are a bunch of sinners.
  14. Tramp1812 Offline
    Tramp1812 (Tramp 1812) 4 May 2020 15: 21
    -2
    • 0
    • 2
    Quote: Badger
    Israeli Channel 12

    ... there is no greater enemy like Israel for Syria and President Assad.
    I think everyone understands who sponsors all kinds of evil inventions about Syria and Russia.
    The people in Syria are poor not as a result of corruption, but as a result of the aggression of the West, Israel and some Arab states.

    Pope Assad seized power as a result of a coup. Established a dictatorial regime. Twice started an aggressive war against Israel. He placed his relatives on all the masters. Syria poured the blood of repression. And the son, dying, transferred power. The relatives whom the dictator set up began a civil war. Only then did the Lebanonization of the conflict begin, when everything is against everyone. Plus enthusiasts are terrorists. And the enemies and allies in Syria, each player is constantly changing. By the way, he denied the existence of not only Israel, but also the state of the Palestinians. He said that this is southern Syria. Lebanon also wanted to tidy up. Well, the son has what it has. Syria does not exist de facto. And each player has his own interests there.
  15. Dust Offline
    Dust (Sergei) 6 May 2020 17: 00
    0
    • 0
    • 0
    Author, do you even believe in this nonsense that you wrote? All your reasoning is based on the Western and Jewish press. They have no faith for a long time! .... They every year prophesy the collapse of Russia, hunger riots ... Every year, from their words, we expect that the people will sweep away the bloody regime of Putin ...