Putin very sick, coup in the works?
I haven’t commented on rumors about Putin’s health. Lots of people have reasons to spread disinformation, and I have no way of seeing through the smoke. Still, the rumors are out there. What should we make of this?
Russians are not denying Putin is ill. Neither have we seen much of Putin. It also appears as if his right-hand man has stepped in for a bit. The likelihood of Putin being out is there.
I am XMilitary (USMC Sgt.). Two other people here are XMilitary (Ron and 2slugbaits). There may be more (Spencer was Intelligence).
If the US and other nations had not armed the Ukrainians, this conflict would have been over a long time ago. This isn’t like Vietnam. The Ukraine is actually fighting back and pushing the Russians further east. More power to them The US sent them the more modern 155 howitzers which are extremely powerful. Rocket propelled rounds can be used with them (don’t thing they got those from the US).
The drones have been an equalizer against tanks, ships, and supply lines. Shoulder fired weapons have taken out helicopters and planes. These are what I would say are less technical weaponry. Any soldier can use them. Supposedly a bunch of Ukranian kids snuck up on a Russian encampment and with gaming type of handheld devices were destroying Russian vehicles and weaponry from remote locations with strikes.
The nature of fighting a war is changing from what I experienced and am now seeing.
I too am ‘XMilitary’, if spending three years teaching electronics while in uniform counts. I was a Spec5 when I started doing this this, and a Spec5 I remained.
There are no longer any Spec5’s, nor Spec6’s, nor Spec7’s., nor 8’s, nor 9’s. Spec4’s are now just ‘Specialists’.
In basic, I was quite good at tossing grenades. But with very poor eyesight, a poor marksman. Alas.
Didn’t answer the question, did I? With Putin we know what we face. With a new actor, we do not. We have no way to assess the actions of a new Russian Leader until they are there.
Putin sparks more health speculation by covering legs with blanket at parade
NY Post – May 9
wheres-putin-day-sevenI’ve been doing a Putin Watch since 20 March …
Sweet irony if Putin is poisoned and Musk loses his 44.