21 June 2013 — Voltaire Network
According to the Times of London, British Prime Minister David Cameron suggested to his NATO partners the idea of assassinating President Bashar al-Assad and organizing a military coup in Damascus. 
In such a scenario, the new Syrian leader would break with the anti-Israeli resistance, while most of the Baathist apparatus would remain in power.
This is not the first time that “the camp of democracy” plans to set up a military dictatorship in Syria. It was already the implicit objective of Hillary Clinton and General David Petraeus at the time of the 18 July 2012 attack. On that occasion, a bomb killed the leaders of the Syrian National Security Council, paving the way for a coup, while 40,000 “contras” assaulted the capital. However, the State was able to resist by relying on the National Guard.
Subsequently, France and Turkey had tried unsuccessfully to assassinate President Assad. 
Mr Cameron’s proposal presupposes the complicity of a member of the presidential entourage and of a current top Syrian official, in the military or security services.
 “Hollande et Erdogan ont commandité la tentative d’assassinat d’el-Assad et al-Mouallem,” Réseau Voltaire, 3 mars 2013.