His 30 year project to destroy Russia is nearly completed.
Putin worked as a KGB foreign intelligence officer for 16 years, starting out as an analyst in hydrocarbon production, rising to the rank of podpolkovnik,( lieutenant colonel) before resigning in 1991 to begin a political career in Saint Petersburg. While there as head of customs security, he was given a “heads up” by westerners about a Major Drug smuggling operation into his city. A shipping Container full of “canned beef” cocaine was “Discovered”. After great fan fare about this cocaine, capture from the Russian Mob, it was to be used at a lab in Moscow, as a base to create medications for the Russian people. It then disappeared. He moved to Moscow in 1996 to join the administration of president Boris Yeltsin. He briefly served as director of the FSB (Federal Security Bureau) and secretary of the Security Council, handling the attempted secession of Chechnya and Georgia. After putting down rebellion of those people, he installed groups friendly to his leadership , before being appointed as prime minister in August 1999. After the resignation of Yeltsin, Putin became acting president and, less than four months later was elected to his first term as president. By this time he had also become the head Oligarch (Mob Boss) and richest man in Russia.
A great deal of his power was his control of State Security, and control over Military spending which he spread out to his former KGB associates. We can now see that they so looted the Russian Military that the 1.2 million Military, armed with vast amounts of New and older Soviet weapons. was a 200 thousand man army, poorly lead and supplied. Warehouses are empty of the supposed to be, paid for supplies, Vast army payrolls of non-existant troops seems to be the case., Huge modern fleets of Armored war machines that don’t exist, backed up with left over 30 -60 year old Soviet era equipment. After 240 days of a 3 day war over a nearly weaponless Ukraine Military. Putin’s military is Losing ! Armed with hand me down Soviet era Weapons donated by Eastern Europe “and the Russian military”( abandoned equipment and munitions easily make Russia the biggest donor to the Ukrainian Army., and a few new high tech Artillery pieces with munitions from the West, Ukraine is winning and driving the Russians out. Putin has called up 200,000 more men to serve as a new army to bolster his badly damaged old army, but, that vast bottomless pit of Soviet era weapons and supplies is exhausted, so they are scrapping the bottom of that barrel for supplies. The new conscripts are being told that they must supply themselves, dress warm, and they might get paid…..some day..!. And Winter is beginning,,,,,,,,,,,The Cold Russian Winter that breaks ill prepared Armies. The Ukraine Army is being well supplied with food, warm clothing and munitions and they are fighting on their home turf for their freedom.
This war is Putin’s war. There is a prophecy that “A Muslim Group will assassinate the head Oligarch, A loss to them because he is the one that empowered them”. The Russian Federation will ask for peace because everyone will realize that this war of conquest is no longer an acceptable thing for the world to allow. Both NATO and the United Nations has stated recently that war will no longer be allowed to be used to settle Political or boundary disputes. Another prophecy is that “The Brothers of the North will unite and outlaw the use of war.” Putin has forced the Brothers of the North, NATO, to unite against his dream of conquest. This is no longer a contest between Putin’s dream and Ukraine’s independence. this is the Western world against the old way of doing things. Stop Putin and you stop all other would-be conquers. All of the wealth confiscated from the Oligarchs , about $300 billion I think, will be utilized as reparations, Ukraine will be returned to their International recognized boundaries.
26 October update:; I may have made a mistake on Who is the head oligarchic.
Yevgeny_Prigozhin appears to be the head MOB boss and Putin is the head politician that he helped install.
Also known as “Putin’s Chef” because he owns a catering service that has had very large contracts of supplying food to government agencies including to the Russian Army. He took over the Wagner Group, a para military group, some time before the 2014 seizure of Crimea and Donbas from Ukraine by Putin.
This would make Prigozhin the head Oligarch that Ramzan Kadyrov head of the Chechen Republic, will have his people assassinate.
Putin seems to be destroying the Federation,s economy by having his Nazis recruit at gun point,Eastern Federation”volunteers” to act as cannon fodder for Ukrainian guns in his attempt to force Ukraine into surrender to his demands. Meanwhile Ukraine forces are prevailing as they get stronger while the Russian Federation weakens.
Putin’s main hope is to squeeze the west into forcing Ukraine’s capitulation to avoid a war with Putin’s Nuclear weapons, a massive Army and a COLD winter of no fuel or power. His Propagandists would have westerners believe he has all the cards and the NATO weakens from the cost…….his is a “Busted Flush” being pushed by a big bluff. His Trained and well supplied army is exhausted, he can not supply the “New Recruits” The Eastern regions of the Federation grow restive, rebellions are beginning and his health is failing him. Meanwhile NATO grows stronger and better supplied and the West is tired of dealing with international bullies .
Putin has now liquidated 170,000 Russian troops, most of Russia’s best armored weapons, They have nearly exhausted their munitions. While capturing about 20% of Ukraine and killing about a total of 120,000 Ukrainians. With the help of “The Brothers of the North” NATO Plus others, Ukraine is well armed. Having spent a year resisting the Russian juggernaut It is the Ukraine’s that will now have the power to drive Putin’s “Special operation” out of their lands. lands borders recognized internationally.
Putin and one of his subordinates now have an ICC arrest warrant out for them as WAR Criminals. As Russian oligarchs are added to that list. They will turn on him and depose him to save themselves. My guess is as Ukrainians start to drive Putin”s forces out, Russia sans Putin will withdraw and sue for peace.
Prigozhin, has wasted his “private” army and is demanding that the Russians resupply them. I think his time maybe even shorter then Putin’s
It is now May 16, 2023 as the Ukrainians ready their drive to push Putin’s Special Army out of their country. Russia’s allies have abandoned them. Even China has adopted a hands off position. NATO has been revitalized and increased in size. Nearly all of the world opposes Putin’s actions in Ukraine.
Nearly 200.000 Russian troops have died, probably a like number of Ukrainians, both civilians and military. Many Ukrainian towns, villages and cities have been destroyed. The Much vaulted Russian army, inherited from the Soviet Union, is nearly exhausted of men and material, their moral ruined by 15 months of loses caused by mismanagement and graft and the Russian Winter.
Thanks to a little help from their friends, the Ukrainian Military is now well trained and equipped, ready for the task before them.
Putin must now also deal with rebellion in The Russian Federation as well as in his military.
Everything I can see points to Putin having great success in his aim to destroy Russia ( Moscow ) as a world power. The deed is nearly done. With that. the concept of Great Conquests will be stricken from the World International stage as an acceptable tool. Even China will realize this.
“The Brothers of the North have united to outlaw war.” a PAX declared by both NATO and the UN. International recognized borders must be respected.