Assessment: Western intelligence agencies have good visibility into Putin right now and are closely watching his moves for any significant behavioral changes …
Genuinely good news, or hopeful wartime propaganda? Both are plausible explanations for this Times of London report, which purportedly cites an unnamed Russian intelligence officer’s assessment that the Kremlin’s war against Ukraine will end in complete disaster. In fairness, it may not take a secret plugged-in source to reach that conclusion.
Putin’s invasion has been inept and extremely costly thus far, though precise losses and death tolls are unreliable. And even if military “victory” is ultimately achieved – thanks in large measure to brutal war crimes and terrorizing civilians – then what? In the largest Ukrainian city taken by Russia thus far, the occupation isn’t going well, as brave Ukrainians have made abundantly clear that enemy forces will never be welcome. The “self-pacification”/”greeted as liberators” delusion has come crashing down in real-time.
““Son of man, prophesy against Gog and say: ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I am against you, Gog, chief prince of[a] Meshek and Tubal.” Ez. 39:1
The general thrust of this alleged internal analysis rings true:
Spies in Russia’s infamous security apparatus were kept in the dark about President Putin’s plan to invade Ukraine, according to a whistleblower who described the war as a “total failure” that could be compared only to the collapse of Nazi Germany.
A report thought to be by an analyst in the FSB, the successor agency to the KGB, said that the Russian dead could already number 10,000. The Russian defence ministry has acknowledged the deaths of only 498 of its soldiers in Ukraine.
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