The Deep State has wanted to get rid of Syria’s Bashar al-Assad for a long time. From Brad Hoff at libertarianinstitute.org:
Rare admissions from deep within the Washington blob…
First, all the way back in 2005 — more than a half decade before the war began — CNN’s Christiane Amanpour told Assad to his face that regime change is coming. Thankfully this was in a televised and archived interview, now for posterity to behold.
Amanpour, it must be remembered, was married to former US Assistant Secretary of State James Rubin (until 2018), who further advised both President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.