Why Assad Wasn't Worried About A Coup When He Left Syria
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad recently left the country for the first time in years. Experts speculate that concerns of a coup had kept him home.By Jake Godin | October 22, 2015
When Syrian President Bashar al-Assad visited Moscow for a day, it revealed something about what's going through his head.
He didn't think a coup would happen in his absence.
Which isn't the highest standard of confidence in his regime, but it's one he couldn't meet for four years. (Video via Presidency of the Syrian Arab Republic)