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originally posted by: AnAbsoluteCreation
Could it all just be because of his girlfriends recent delivery of their baby?
putins having a child
Former Adviser to the President of Russia on the economy Andrei Illarionov argues that Putin's disappearance from the political scene is the result of a conspiracy of generals.
"Since February 27, he was out in the public space, formed an alliance with the Russian Orthodox Church, or at least provide its neutrality" - said the former adviser to Putin, adding that "in contrast to Ivanov, who appeared, Putin has disappeared."
originally posted by: 5thNovember
a reply to: Xcathdra
What was the purpose of holding journalists inside for the weekend then? And all the above evidence?
originally posted by: aboutface
Look, the Russians are anything but stupid. So far, all the so-called leaks and rumours and anti-Putin stuff have been building to a crescendo pointing to a coup. But it seems to have been born by 2 events, the first being the absence of Putin in public and the second the staff leaving the embassy in London. Rumours pour onto the silken threads of the web and now just before this awaited announcement a couple of Russian sources are hinting at a coup by either denying it or by saying some key people cannot be found. Who says it wasn't Russia who started the rumours in order to get ahead of it?
I somehow do not think that Russia would be blindsided enough not to see this kind of thing coming.
So, what if their red line (to borrow a phrase from Netanyahu) has been crossed and they are all in their war room. Remember that experts all agree that Putin can only be pushed so far.
American troops and tanks on Russia's border, and we are believing that Russia is too busy overthrowing Putin in order to notice this and react? Something really stinks at the fish market, imo.
Dmitry Peskov’s patience finally ran out. “We’ve already said this a hundred times, this isn’t funny any more.” Vladimir Putin, Russia’s strongman leader, ever-present across the past 15 years, was missing. And Mr Peskov, his mustachioed mouthpiece, was struggling to contain the story.
originally posted by: Peeple
a reply to: PLAYERONE01
What exactly should the "propaganda machine sites" else do than proclaiming it a rumour?
Would it be better to say: btw there is a massive atomic subs fleet on the way to take out London because the Brits dared to seduce his last possible ally(China)?
No, the best we can hope for is a coup by more reasonable heads inside the Kremlin, but of course nobody will say anything till there is an official statement from someone actually authorised to do so.