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Kill the Syrian President? Trump's deadly plans

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Kill the Syrian President? Trump's deadly plans

It was recently?



The head of state is perhaps the most dangerous profession in the world. Pharaohs and sultans, kings, emperors and presidents at all times were poisoned, drowned, beaten with snuff boxes in the temple, blown up or simply shot. Meanwhile, a direct attempt on the life of a legitimate ruler inside the country, and even more so from outside, was never considered the norm.

However, the XNUMXst century has come, and after a dubious victory in the Cold War, someone stubbornly wants to consider the world unipolar. And to the one who climbed this peak, as if everything is possible.

You can effectively, and with the use of an international, seemingly court, deal with the dictator of Iraq, give up the Libyan leader to the crowd, organize an attempt on the life of a reputable Iranian general.

In such a context, Donald Trump's admission that he planned to "eliminate" the president of Syria (still independent) is hardly surprising. However, on the eve of the presidential elections, this kind of "recognition" was also hardly planned. It's just that Trump was let down by the newsmen again.


Unsurprisingly, it turned out to be a journalist from The Washington Post, the very newspaper that once unearthed Minister McNamara's Vietnamese dossier, and then the Watergate case, which cost Richard Nixon the presidency. At the beginning of September, the website published excerpts from a book by WP journalist Bob Woodward.

The excerpts are sensational, but for some reason they have not become a sensation in today's America. This is despite the fact that they contain direct quotes from Trump's telephone conversations with Defense Secretary James Mattis, where he was asked to "finish off" Bashar al-Assad. This, as pointed out by Bob Woodward, and then confirmed by Donald Trump himself, happened in 2017.


The new American leader then discussed with the head of the military department the very possibility of eliminating the president of Syria. Moreover, it is by no means a theoretical possibility, but a very specific one, as evidenced not only by the notes of Bob Woodward, but also by the latest statements by Donald Trump made on September 15.

“I would eliminate him (Assad). I had everything ready, but Mattis didn’t want to do it, ”Trump said, calling the former head of the Pentagon“ a terrible general ”who did a bad job, and at the same time“ a bad leader ”. It should be understood that the owner of the White House himself has no doubts that he is a good leader.

The head of the Pentagon three years ago had the intelligence and self-control to actually release the president's proposal on the brakes. He told his subordinates: “We will not do anything like that. We will be more balanced. " Although, as the US President now claims, Mattis simply refused to do so.

However, today the American leader went even further, answering a categorical “no” to the question of whether he regretted the missed opportunity to destroy the President of Syria. But back in 2018, the White House declared no less categorically that the idea of ​​eliminating Assad was not even discussed. Donald Trump then simply denied:

I have heard somewhere where it is said about the assassination of President Assad by the United States. This is a complete fiction. No, they didn't even think about it.


By right of the strong?


Washington is now likely to justify the president's cannibalistic statements by the fact that they never believed in the legitimacy of Bashar al-Assad. I wonder if they believe in this notorious legitimacy today, after the Russians have seriously and permanently settled in Syria? And also the Iranians and the Turks, whom Bashar al-Assad himself is not a hindrance to.

We will keep silent here about the terrible consequences of the assassination of President Assad for Syria itself, for the Middle East as a whole, no matter how despised the sheikhs and emirs of the countries that have conspired with Israel.

We only note that Trump's dashing plans became known very in time. After all, on September 4, the president on his Twitter page made something like a warning to Russia and Iran, which may "commit a humanitarian error." This will happen if Bashar al-Assad is allowed to launch an offensive against the province of Idlib, which with such difficulty was turned into a de-escalation zone.

Is it necessary here to prove that Washington was implicitly hinting about a kind of gift to Europe from several hundred thousand new migrants? Completely forgetting that in the event of Assad's assassination, it would be no longer about hundreds of thousands, but about millions of refugees.

In addition, I will limit myself to commenting on how all this will come back to haunt the United States, first of all, to the applicant for a second term in the presidential chair. It is impossible not to remind that Woodward's book will be out soon, the Trump administration was informed about this from the Washington Post. And even asked for an interview, but received a tough refusal.

It took The Washington Post ten days to prepare an adequate response. Let's pay tribute to Trump's entourage, where they decided not to wag, but once again play for their leader the “tough guy” card, a kind of cowboy in the presidential chair.


"Bad" General James Matthews looks pretty good

So, he is decisive, he is not afraid of dangerous consequences, and he simply dismisses the “bad generals” (see photo). Besides, what is so terrible about the attempt on the life of a foreign leader who stubbornly refuses to act according to the standards prescribed to him from overseas? Ignores the opposition, and just ruthlessly "wets" terrorists.

This is how many, even very many, look at everything overseas. For those who voted for “their boyfriend” Trump four years ago, who, as we have noted more than once, now has more barrels than heads, the willingness to pull the Colt out of the holster at the right time is the best characteristic of the chosen one.

And such in the USA, judging by a number of signs, is still the majority. And this kind of approach has already been voiced by many pro-Trump mass media, where dividing people and countries into civilized ones, "not quite" and "not at all" is considered the norm. And with those that "not quite" and "not at all" any means are good.

Another thing is surprising: why Trump's “puncture” so far practically does not want to take advantage of his democratic competitors. It is possible that, being stuck in their all-encompassing tolerance on the basis of national or gender (sexual) characteristics, they remembered that for them the division into “clean” and “unclean” has also long become the norm.

Here are just the criteria for separation are completely different.
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  1. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 18 September 2020 05: 17
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    Kill the Syrian President? Trump's deadly plans
    Well, yesterday it was already decided .... Or was there an announcement yesterday?
    1. Finches
      Finches 18 September 2020 06: 34
      +1
      Trump is a tyrant in some things, but not a fool - if he says something, then he knows what he is saying and why he is saying it! You can really say about Trump that he is a man who made himself - he wanted to become president and became him! But, to kill Assad, so for the Anglo-Saxons there are no moral principles - that is, they do not exist at all - mercy, compassion ... some kind of "contrived" deadly sins and red lines - this is not about them ... Remember how Clinton screamed joyfully and wrote with boiling water, clapping her hands when she was shown footage of the murdered Gaddafi - and this is a typical Anglo-Saxon woman! And here is an Anglo-Saxon man ... I'm not a bit surprised if this took place!
      1. Krasnodar
        Krasnodar 18 September 2020 11: 39
        +1
        Quote: Finches
        But, to kill Assad, so for the Anglo-Saxons there are no moral principles - that is, they do not exist at all - mercy, compassion ... some kind of "contrived" deadly sins and red lines - this is not about them ... Remember how Clinton screamed with joy and wrote with boiling water, clapping her hands when she was shown footage of the murdered Gaddafi - and this is a typical Anglo-Saxon woman! And here is an Anglo-Saxon man ...

        And where does the Anglo-Saxons? The decision to eliminate Hafizullah Amin, who considered the USSR an ally and requested the entry of SA units into Afghanistan, was made by quite ordinary Soviet people, simply because they considered it more expedient to eliminate him before the introduction of a limited contingent. This is politics - there is no room for sentimentality and snot. Pure chess - and nothing depends on the ethnic origin of the decision makers.
        1. Finches
          Finches 18 September 2020 15: 57
          +2
          Amin was banged like a pro-American gasket, which means good! So it's not a good example - who goes to bed under the Anglo-Saxons, he is already outside the law, both human and any other!
          1. Krasnodar
            Krasnodar 18 September 2020 16: 40
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            lol
            If he was pro-American, he would have asked for the input of some Marins, but not parts of the Soviet Army)))
            For the first time in the history of the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan, Amin openly declared that a socialist society was being built in the country [11].

            Unable to stop new protests by the armed opposition, Amin scrapped government programs, made mutually conflicting promises, and even came into contact with Pakistan. He disbanded the Taraki security service and publicly announced that more than 12 people have died as a result of the repression of the Taraki government since the April Revolution. [12] However, Hafizullah Amin not only did not stop the terror, but, on the contrary, intensified the repression and even surpassed Daud and Taraki in this. One of the first to voice the idea of ​​the need for Soviet intervention in the DRA [7].

            hi
            1. Finches
              Finches 18 September 2020 16: 47
              +2
              Amin went to college at Columbia University, and then he also defended his Ph.D. in the USA there, and was recruited there ... And everything you wrote is a legend - in the sense of a legend of a recruited agent of influence!
              1. Krasnodar
                Krasnodar 18 September 2020 19: 25
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                A good agent of influence who asked to bring the SA closer to the American ally - Pakistan request
                There is a version that Amin was a CIA employee, but there is no direct evidence of this. According to a certain high-ranking American diplomat [29],

                “He studied at our university with our money, although we considered him strongly anti-American. We were very surprised by the rumors circulating in Kabul that the KGB considered him an American agent. "
                Doctor of Historical Sciences Yuri Kuznets, who in 1979-1987 worked as a political adviser to the Central Committee of the PDPA, noted [30]:

                “This statement [about cooperation with the CIA] is based on only one fact: after the overthrow, they found a note in his notebook in his handwriting that 'the phone of the CIA agent in India is such and such.' But you never know why he needed such information? In general, this does not mean anything, and there is no other evidence.
                1. Finches
                  Finches 18 September 2020 20: 20
                  0
                  All who studied in the USA are agents of influence recruited by the CIA and sent to their countries! So it was and will be so - unfortunately, modern Russia is overflowing with them!
                  1. Height 100
                    Height 100 18 September 2020 20: 36
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                    Quote: Finches
                    All who studied in the USA are agents of influence recruited by the CIA and sent to their countries! So it was and will be so - unfortunately, modern Russia is overflowing with them!

                    Well, Eugene also has a lot of people who studied and sympathizes in Western countries .. So we'll see who will take it .. And Russia will have to be cleaned, otherwise we will trample and resources go nowhere.
                    The HSE RF first of all needs to be cleaned up!
                    1. Finches
                      Finches 18 September 2020 21: 05
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                      I fully support HSE! hi
                      1. Height 100
                        Height 100 18 September 2020 21: 15
                        +3
                        Quote: Finches
                        I fully support HSE! hi

                        There are many secretive structures preparing "cadres" for changing Russia, but
                        it is not customary to discuss them ..
                  2. Krasnodar
                    Krasnodar 18 September 2020 20: 36
                    -1
                    Nonsense))
                    What are they agents of influence? By the fact that they see that without knowledge, it is possible to enter the University for grandmothers only starting from 5 million tanks, and not 5 million rubles, and even then, if you have acquaintances? laughing Or that you have to study and not prepare money to pass the session? ))
                    Amin was pro-Soviet, just uncomfortable, because was a tyrant and carried out repressions, because of which the Afghan military left the army, out of harm's way - that's why he was killed.
                    1. Finches
                      Finches 18 September 2020 20: 53
                      +3
                      I'm not going to change my opinion about the Anglo-Saxons and Amin, so don't waste your precious time convincing me of this! It still won't work! hi
                      1. Krasnodar
                        Krasnodar 18 September 2020 20: 59
                        +1
                        Yes, it's not about Amina and the Anglo-Saxons - they are still those gifts laughing Just murder for reasons of political gain is common to everyone - especially when it comes to eliminating ghouls like the same Amin. hi
      2. Height 100
        Height 100 18 September 2020 20: 13
        +2
        Quote: Finches
        Trump is a tyrant in some things, but not a fool - if he says something, then he knows what he is saying and why he is saying it!

        Maybe he is forced to say so Eugene?
        Quote: Finches
        But, to kill Assad, so for the Anglo-Saxons there are no moral principles - that is, they do not exist at all - mercy, compassion ... some kind of "contrived" deadly sins and red lines - this is not about them ... Remember how Clinton screamed with joy and wrote with boiling water, clapping her hands when she was shown footage of the murdered Gaddafi - and this is a typical Anglo-Saxon woman! And here is an Anglo-Saxon man ... I'm not a bit surprised if this took place!

        Well, there is Russia and murder, this is actually a declaration of war on all of us and the people of Syria ..
        I don’t think they will risk assassinating Assad .. Let Russia first be squeezed out of the BV!
      3. Charik
        Charik 24 September 2020 06: 06
        -1
        Who is Anglo-Saxon Trump? German emigrant from the Kingdom of Bavaria Frederick (Friedrich) Trump (Trump).
  2. Free wind
    Free wind 18 September 2020 06: 12
    +3
    I wonder how a journalist could listen to the conversation between the president and the defense minister? More precisely, how it got to him, and who was listening. The elimination of the head, or rather the head of the state of Syria, is not an army's business. There must be a war, only then is it possible. And so this is the case, for that matter, the CIA. Actually, the CIA was accused of all mortal sins. It seems to me that with Gina Haspel, Trump could agree. A couple of dozen specialists would be able to pull off the job, without army operations. and by someone else's hands, And there are plenty of those who dream of ripping off the assassad's skin. So I also thought how to unscrew the heads of someone, but I did not prepare this, although I discussed it. laughing
  3. parusnik
    parusnik 18 September 2020 06: 21
    +3
    If, such a heated discussion in the media, they are clearly not going to kill ...
    1. depressant
      depressant 18 September 2020 17: 10
      +2
      That's right, colleague parusnik. Assad is not going to kill. The leaked conversation is intended to show that US presidents are reclaiming their influence over the politics of their own state.
      You say, are not the US presidents the beneficiaries of this state's policy? There were once. Of course, in the interests of the moneybags of the parties they represent. But in the days of Bush Jr., they ceased to be. All power was taken by Vice President Dick Cheney, a loyal disciple of the cynical Donald Rumsfeld, who believed that the population could not only be manipulated, but it should be done in any way in favor of the rich.
      Before Bush came to power, the population was manipulated by presidents. But when the inadequate Bush Jr. became president, he needed a prop. As such, Dick Cheney passed from Bush Sr. as vice president ...
      Who was the vice president before? An empty space that does not affect politics at all. A man who, by definition of American journalists, is waiting for the president to die. And if this happens, then it is this person who announces the misfortune that has befallen the country, then I will allow myself to smile, and will be the temporary acting head of the orphaned state.
      But that was not Dick Cheney. Taking advantage of the worthlessness of Bush Jr. and with the grateful consent of the latter, he tied everything on himself and his team: the Pentagon, the CIA, other intelligence services, as well as finance, etc. To push their interests forward, industrialists came to him, rather than the younger Bush. The latter was only glad of this. The war in Iraq was unleashed by Bush Jr. at the suggestion of Cheney, who acted in the interests of the oil lobby. Since then, it has become the custom. Barack Obama did not change anything in this scenario, could not reverse the situation created by Cheney, became her hostage.

      Donald Trump came to show America that it has an independent president. But there was also something else. Thanks to Cheney, in the minds of the American man in the street, the idea has already been established that their president is the one who for no reason kills the leaders of other countries, by definition hostile to America due to their unwillingness to obey it. One can doubt this, but this is the rule of the political show. Each new election requires an increase in the severity of the solutions proposed by the presidential candidate. Society no longer gorges on insipid. Hence the "leak". Properly organized, I suppose. They say, Trump, he is so resolute, capable of an international crime for you, Americans.
  4. Tank jacket
    Tank jacket 18 September 2020 06: 39
    +5
    This is an informational outburst against Trump as an election candidate.
    The task of the Trump team is to smoothly move away from the role of the United States as the world's gendarme. Assad's assassination does not fit into this plan.
  5. Cherry Nine
    Cherry Nine 18 September 2020 06: 42
    +5
    )))
    This is very funny.

    The IDPs are deranged leftists who throw whatever Mr. they can at Trump. Now they have found these memories of Mettis. But the trouble is that such an idea seems to Mr. only VP and her readers. Trump voters will see this as a betrayal of Mettis, nothing more.
  6. thinker
    thinker 18 September 2020 06: 58
    +2
    At the beginning of September, the website published excerpts from a book by WP journalist Bob Woodward.
    So this is 2018, the book has already been translated into Russian request

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/bob-woodwards-new-book-reveals-a-nervous-breakdown-of-trumps-presidency/2018/09/04/b27a389e-ac60-11e8-a8d7-0f63ab8b1370_story.html
  7. Ravik
    Ravik 18 September 2020 08: 19
    +1
    I'm not surprised and I fully admit the existence of such plans.
    Suffice it to recall the number of attempts on the life of "Fedya Kostrov"
  8. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 18 September 2020 08: 47
    +1
    It is unlikely that Assad was not assassinated, but apparently it did not grow together. And who is providing security for him is still to be seen. We definitely need him alive. So all these - "if I wanted to, I would have slammed him long ago, but either Mattis was against it, or the horoscope was not favorable .." - this is all in favor of the poor, as they say ...
  9. Alvis07
    Alvis07 18 September 2020 11: 02
    -3
    What Trump said does not mean that it will be so! Assad knows what he is doing.

  10. A. Privalov
    A. Privalov 18 September 2020 12: 17
    +1
    Well, okay, Trump is bad. He wanted to, but changed his mind / refused / did not dare.
    And who, then, killed Hafizullah Amin good in 1979?
    1. depressant
      depressant 18 September 2020 23: 03
      0
      Colleague, Amina was "slammed" by Andropov. In order to harm the USSR. We have repeatedly discussed Andropov's role in preparing the collapse of the Soviet Union here, at VO.
      1. A. Privalov
        A. Privalov 19 September 2020 12: 49
        +3
        Quote: depressant
        Colleague, Amina was "slammed" by Andropov. In order to harm the USSR. We have repeatedly discussed Andropov's role in preparing the collapse of the Soviet Union here, at VO.

        The enemy of the people - Andropov, made his way into the Politburo "In order to harm the USSR" and, having circled Brezhnev and others like him, forced to bang Hafizullah Amin. But it's good?

        Hero and patriot James Mattis made his way to the defense ministers and convinced Trump not to kill Bashar al-Assad. But is it bad?
        1. depressant
          depressant 19 September 2020 13: 46
          +1
          Strange interpretation of my comment, colleague)) The bad thing is that no one was found to besiege Andropov.
          1. A. Privalov
            A. Privalov 19 September 2020 14: 10
            +3
            Quote: depressant
            Strange interpretation of my comment, colleague)) The bad thing is that no one was found to besiege Andropov.

            If so, is it good that James Mattis was found besieging Trump?

            Assad was not killed in the USA. But they are bad.
            The USSR killed Hafizullah Amin, but he is good.
            Double standards?
            1. depressant
              depressant 19 September 2020 16: 44
              +1
              Colleague, the USA is bad for me, because it took part in the destruction of my country. And the USSR is good not because it killed Amin, but in spite of it. There is no need to equate the idea of ​​a country with a person who charted a course for its destruction. Notice your own country!
              And prove that the United States is not guided by double standards in evaluating its involvement in the indirect assassinations of Hussein and Gaddafi in favor of the oil lobby.
              1. A. Privalov
                A. Privalov 19 September 2020 17: 36
                +4
                This is not about you personally, madam. It doesn't matter what and who took part.
                The pretentious direction of the article is to denounce Trump as wanting the death of Bashar al-Assad. But the United States, in fact, did not beat Assad.
                Yes, the USA is not a gift at all, but the USSR is not my mother's borscht either.

                It does not matter who is in the Politburo who instigated whom, the USSR killed Hafizullah Amin, this is a fact.

                There is no need to prove anything.
                Everything is already visible to the naked eye.
                Russia was the main beneficiary of the removal from the oil market of Iraq and Libya.
                You already have, not all glory to Gd, but if these two players were on the market today, the price of oil would be 10 dollars per barrel, and Russians would pay 150 rubles for a dollar.
                So, you are very, very lucky, madam.
                Kiss pens, madam. hi
  11. sen
    sen 21 September 2020 05: 21
    +1
    Kedmi announced the desire of Americans to physically eliminate Putin
    https://topcor.ru/16558-kedmi-zajavil-o-zhelanii-amerikancev-fizicheski-ustranit-putina.html