I am wondering why the West wants the Assad Government out of Syria?
Okay. So, this is what a few intelligence experts say. Without naming names of course:
Russia pounced on Crimea. The west tried to eyeball Russia. Putin immediately threatened with pulling the plug on oil. When you're living in a cold cold region, energy is your first priority.
Someone among the leaders of the free world asked, "What can we do about this?"
And they came up with a couple of solutions all focused on hammering the Russian economy by targetting their "oil" based ego.
First, they manipulated oil prices. They pumped out millions of barrel more than was needed, hoping that the Russian Economy would tank.
Next, they got Qatar involved and decided to setup a pipeline that would go through Syria and into Turkey and through Turkey they would be able to provide oil to folks in Eastern Europe and break Russia's hold on oil. IF the pipeline had been approved and laid, Russian economy would have tanked. But, turns out Syria didn't go along with this plan.
They even propped up "non-state" actors and as much as people would like to say the west is not involved, all of those trucks that daesh drives, and all of the weapons that they have, are made in america or were at one time being used by western forces or Turkey. All this so that Assad would go.
Of course, when Putin found out, he acted swiftly. And that's how you now have Assad back in business.
If Assad goes, anarchy follows and rebels can be bribed to look the other way while the pipeline gets laid. And once it does, Russia would have a tough time blackmailing anyone in Europe. But, now, that seems like a distant dream.
BTW, most of those propaganda videos that were supposedly created by terrorists, were actually created using state of the art equipment,something that terrorists don't have handy. Just a food for thought.