While I am still not sure exactly what Putin's motives are, the motives of the USA and it's "greatest ally" as per Syria appears to be related to $$$$--
USA Plan to Launch Chemical Attack into Syria
Israel Planning Looting of Golan Oil
from Rape of Justice:::
(not my take, theirs)
If you learn about Shabbetai Tzvi, Jacob Frank and the Sabbatean-Frankists, you will learn about one of their main weapons: the Crypto-Jew, the Sabbatean Jew who pretends he's not Jewish. One of Putin's best friends and Putin's personal rabbi is Berel Lazar, Chief Rabbi of Russia for Chabad-Lubavitch. Putin's mother is Jewish, his grandfather was cook for the Jews Lenin and Stalin, and Putin was Chief KGB in the GDR, supervisor over the feared Stasi, GDR's secret service that terrorized the population. Putin's political party has offices in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Putin's Gazprom is helping the Israelis to steal the gas from the Palestinians, and Putin was offered Israeli dual-citizenship. The Rothschild and Rockefellers are making big money in Russia. Almost all oligarchs in Russia are Jewish. Brother Nathanael Kapner's Russian Orthodox Church receives lots of money from Putin, and Putin gave that church the right to sell taxfree vodka and tobacco. Without the help of that "christian" church Putin probably was not in office anymore after all his crimes.
Russia: from Bolshevism to Putinism https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWJFAUmybyA Vladimir Putin, Jewish Hero in a Staged Cold War https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7ty2rPqvwA Russia Ruled by Crypto-Jews https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrwcHTTfi4Q Zionist Control Over Russia 1917-2015 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmA-1RmUlDY Putin & The Rothschild Banking Cartel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFQEhtHCMfA Putin, Rothschild, and Rockefeller http://www.tshirtfaction.com/?page_id=93 Putin is playing Champion of Freedom in a Charade https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGwUn21GU2Y Putin 100% in the pocket of the Usurers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbRKNpfMnHw Arrested Oil Tycoon Khodorkovsky Passed Shares To Jacob Rothschild http://www.rense.com/general44/ask.htm Putin puts Holocaust Deniers in Prison https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6nZ1Wfrx80 Putin won't stop Israeli Retaliation Againt Iran https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ob3-0CVEnZM Wars Are Carefully Staged "World Order" Productions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLOXZlWTyuM Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin & The Rothschilds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JurWfcQikZI
An Israeli oil and natural gas company estimates there may be enough reserves in the occupied Golan Heights to make the country self-sufficient in energy.
Yuval Bartov, the chief geologist for Afek Oil and Gas, told Channel 2 News in Israel preliminary data show a column of oil found in the Golan Heights is about 10 times larger than the global average.
"We are talking about significant quantities," he said. "The important thing is to know the oil is in the rock and that's what we now know."
The Israeli Ministry of Energy and Water Resources awarded a drilling permit to U.S.-Israeli company Genie Energy for territory in the southern Golan Heights in 2013. The company at the time estimated the reserve potential in a 150-square-mile southern portion of the Golan Heights as "significant."
Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney served as an adviser to Genie.
Israel annexed the southern part of the Golan in 1981, though the United States and most of the international community don't recognize the claims to sovereignty. Syria still claims the Golan and demands its return.
The Israeli government had said it was eager to open offshore and inland territory up for oil and gas exploration. Two fields in the Mediterranean Sea -- Tamar and Leviathan -- are considered among the largest natural gas fields in the world.
Bartov said there's a significant amount of excitement about the oil potential in the Golan Heights.
"We came here thinking maybe yes or maybe no and now things are really happening," he said.