Monday, May 2, 2022

This Explains a Lot

 5/2/22 New York Post:

Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to undergo cancer surgery and temporarily hand over power to a hardline former federal police chief, according to a new report.

Putin will transfer control of Russia’s government to Nikolai Patrushev, head of the Russian federal police’s Security Council, while he is incapacitated during and after the procedure, according to a video from the mysterious Telegram channel “General SVR” on Saturday.

The channel — which is purportedly run by a former Russian Foreign Intelligence Service lieutenant general known by the pseudonym “Viktor Mikhailovich” — reported that Putin has been told by doctors that he must undergo an operation.

The anticipated surgery and recovery are expected to incapacitate Putin for “a short time,” according to the unconfirmed report.

If you think you are dying, or could be in the not too distant future, and you want to be remembered for restoring the Russian Empire, why not?  Someone assassinates you for destroying Russia: probably less ugly than dying over several months in hospice.  If all of Russia dies in a nuclear Götterdamerung, you are likely either dead as well, or will be soon anyway.

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