(Patriot Insider) – An unconfirmed report is suggesting that Russian President Vladimir Putin may soon be overthrown by Russian elites.
The Kyiv Independent, which is hardly an unbiased news source and should be a clue to the American people that Ukraine is hardly a “free democracy,” tweeted some information they admitted could not be verified.
“Ukraine’s military intelligence claim that Russia’s elites scheme to overthrow Putin to restore economic ties with Western countries. Aleksandr Bortnikov, head of FSB security agency, is allegedly being considered as Putin’s successor, according to Ukraine’s intelligence,” it tweeted.
The possibility of such a move was discussed by Steven Hall in an op-ed for The Washington Post.
⚡️Ukraine’s military intelligence claim that Russia’s elites scheme to overthrow Putin to restore economic ties with Western countries.
Aleksandr Bortnikov, head of FSB security agency, is allegedly being considered as Putin’s successor, according to Ukraine's intelligence.
— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) March 20, 2022
“The real threat to Putin comes from the siloviki, a Russian word used loosely to describe Russia’s security and military elite. These are people like Nikolai Patrushev, currently the secretary of the Russian security council, and Alexander Bortnikov, the head of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), as well as other current and former senior security officials,” he wrote.
“Men like Patrushev and Bortnikov not only possess hard power, but they know how to use it and are inclined to do so. The FSB includes around 160,000 members of the Border Guard service, as well as thousands of armed personnel with law enforcement authorities. But the strength of the FSB comes not only from its ability to do violence; the organization is also highly secretive. FSB officers are skilled at working clandestinely, keeping their most sensitive operations strictly compartmented to small groups. Putin understands this better than most: He once ran the organization himself,” Hall wrote.
“The invasion of Ukraine has triggered a withering response that threatens the viability of the Russian state. As in 1991, the country is at grave risk. The siloviki, watching the slow-motion dissolution of the kleptocratic autocracy that has kept them in power for the past three decades, have the ability to end Putin’s regime. They may decide to act,” he wrote.
Putin has displayed zero tolerance for protesters of the war who continue to gather in Russian streets. The New York Times reports that they are being thrown in jail.
“The Russian people will always be able to distinguish true patriots from scum and traitors and simply spit them out like a fly that accidentally flew into their mouths,” Putin said last week in announcing a new crackdown against anyone opposing him. “I am convinced that such a natural and necessary self-purification of society will only strengthen our country, our solidarity, cohesion and readiness to respond to any challenges.”
The result has been vast numbers of Russians fleeing the country. More than 25,000 have fled to Georgia, a former member of the Soviet Union, the BBC reports. The Washington Post contends that those who stay in Russia are being inundated with constant, controlled misinformation.
Keep in mind, Putin contends that Ukraine has been taken over by Nazis and that he is attempting to rid Ukraine of them. Given that Ukraine is a communist regime in its own right, it’s hard to say what is truth and what isn’t.
This is a much more complex issue than what the mainstream media and politicians are painting it to be.
The world is supposed to accept that the Russian media, at Putin’s behest, is lying to the Russian people but that our own media outlets are being totally honest despite having lied to us for at least the last 6 years routinely.
Maybe Russia is lying to the Russian people. The point is, our own media outlets are constantly lying to us as well.
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