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Putin’s Duplicity Deepens

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Just when you think Putin’s duplicity is at rock bottom, he pulls another stunt. First, Putin declared no intention to attack Ukraine.  When he attacked, he claimed no war. At war, he claims to be stopping Nazis, or American biological weapons.  Caught targeting hospitals, refugees, and children, he claims Ukraine did it.  Now, he pushes “false flag attacks” – likely in Moldova, maybe elsewhere.

In short, Putin knows no narrative limits, or appears ready to push the envelope on disinformation. Smart money says he will stay conventional, avoiding chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons – since those trigger a major response, possibly internal collapse.  But lies? He is all for them.

The leading lie – pushed in Ukraine, inside Russia, and to the world – is that his unconscionable military attack on a neighboring country is somehow legitimized by something, by anything.  The lie has taken various forms, each short-lived, followed by another.

The second leading lie is that he is winning, complete with a cascade of unspoken counterpoints, including high casualty numbers, falling combat power, morale, brigade strength, arrested territorial gains, need to regroup, loss of flag officers, heavy equipment, ships, and persistent, effective opposition.

A third leading lie is that the war’s pace is under Putin’s control, somehow tracking a masterplan that is other than bogged down, blundering, costly, and increasingly hard to defend at home.  The confident look is increasingly at odds with reality, and that divergence – words from reality – is widening.

But the latest lie – and this one may multiply – is so-called “false flag” attacks, which effectively do great damage and then blame it on others. As Putin gets desperate, he appears intent on squaring the circle by striking at Ukraine’s neighbors – although not yet a NATO country – and then blaming Ukraine.

Looking at a map, Russia seems intent on inciting as much anti-Ukraine sentiment as possible, and one way is to create havoc, then blame Ukraine. Military experts are preparing for possible “false flag” attacks, for example, on Moldova, a non-NATO country, and possibly others.

Already, Russia has shut off gas to Poland and Bulgaria.  While not a direct or “false flag” military attack on NATO, this significantly raises tensions, and is intended to create anti-Ukraine-support sentiment.

Notably, that move is one Biden – and those minimizing Europe’s dependence on Russia – said would never happen. In May of 2021, Biden waived sanctions on Russia tied to the Nord Stream II pipeline, effectively signaling no worries. Even leading Democrats balked, but to no avail.

In the end, a “false flag” attack by Russia on Moldova, seeking to blame Ukraine – would be serious. More serious would be a “false flag” attack on a NATO country – a bad gambit.

Putin has a history of staging “blame someone else” attacks and then using the pretext to push added attacks, counterattacks, or a political destabilization agenda.  The Soviet Union – and Nazi Germany – were famous for the tactic, although it is old as warfighting.

“False flag” attacks are not unique to Putin, but they are uniquely pernicious and destructive, a brutal escalation of “war by misinformation.” While an attack on Moldova – or any neighbor – would be serious, a “false flag” attack on any NATO nation would raise stakes markedly. 

To date, that has been a step too far – even for Putin.  But then, Ukraine was a step too far, before, it was not.  Duplicity is like that, and Putin’s duplicity deepens.  Lies beget lies, and his appear to be dark and depthless.  Let’s hope they are also limited – by NATO’s borders.


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Casey C Matt
1 month ago

You own a car, or lets say, a lawn mower,regardless of what it is, its yours. You have put out an ad listing that article for sale and someone shows up and says “I will take it, here is some monopoly money for the total”. You know that the monopoly money is useless to you so you refuse to accept any payment other than one that has actual value to you. The potential buyer then screams out about how unfair that is.
That is the situation Russia is in regarding their resources for roubles. The west has seized Russian assetts and sanctioned everything even rhyming with Russia. The euro and the US dollar cannot be used by Russia but their currency can.
If they want or have to be paid in their currency for THEIR product then either abide by their terms or find your item elsewhere.
That should be apparent to any logical person for Christs sake.

Edward Irvin
1 month ago

The Chinese puppet Biden is trying to provoke Putin. WIII will not be good for anyone on the planet. The Ukranian people are the sacrifice in this cat and mouse game.We best not enter that catastrophe.

Casey C Matt
1 month ago
Reply to  Edward Irvin

Biden is not just a Chinese puppet but you must recall that he is also a puppet of the oligarchs operating out of Ukraine. Please recall the “10% for the big guy” statement in the email found on Hunters laptop.
We are being lied to about the entire Ukraine affair. Look up the Minsk Agreement and find out what country never abided by it after it was agreed to. That should explain everything. Also, ask yourself why the media doesn’t televise interviews with the refugees from Ukraine….the non government worker refugees that is.

Max
1 month ago

Well RBC, I am in the minority about your article and see that some of your previous ones have taken a beating the past few days. I am just shaking my head.

Cvet11
1 month ago

You guys are completely wrong. You side with Nazi leaning globalst Zelensky, who Joke Biden sides with, and you spread the same lamestream leftist media crap that screams out of our woke news these days. Amazing.

JED S
1 month ago
Reply to  Cvet11

Putiin is an old-school communist with an undying obsession to rebuild the once mighty Soviet Union. Retrofitting Eastern European Nations with Soviet style totalitarian puppet governments isn’t exactly the new world order I’d envisioned. If not stopped now, Putin’s territorial ambitions will continue beyond Ukraine. Zelensky’s regime, though infamously corrupt, is the lesser of two evils and should continue to receive NATO and free world support.

Casey C Matt
1 month ago
Reply to  JED S

Russia is not communist, Putin is not communist. You are the victim of lies forced down your throat by globalist politicians and the lapdog bought off corporate media.
Research the Minsk agreement and find out what country never abided by its terms. Here is a hint…..the capital city is Kiev.

Andrew P
1 month ago
Reply to  Casey C Matt

Putin is not a Communist but he is infatuated with the Russian Empires that preceded the USSR. He wants Ukraine in his empire.

Casey C Matt
1 month ago
Reply to  Cvet11

You are right. I am dropping everything related to AMAC……..they are complicit in trying to kill the youth of this country by again getting our soldiers involved in another conflict that has NOTHING to do with the welfare of the people of the United States.

oren
1 month ago

My goodness….sounds a lot like the Biden’s and their administration!

Wanda
1 month ago

Are you sure you are not talking about the Democommunist party? They are always blaming others for the very things that they are doing themselves.

dbro
1 month ago
Reply to  Wanda

They learned that from the russians and Nazi’s.

edward
1 month ago
Reply to  dbro

Actually learned it from the woodrow wilson administration who joseph goebbels studied to learn how to apply propaganda in the nazi regime.

Hal
1 month ago
Reply to  dbro

Don ‘t forget the Chinese and Cubans. JFK (one of th4e few Democrats that was effective, (thou he had a brother that was a murderer) stepped in and blew up the Ruskie’s attempt to turn Cuba into a nuclear launching ramp aimed at the US. THE RUSKIES CANNOT BE TRUSTED.

Tim Toroian
1 month ago

Give Ukraine weapons that can reach Moscow.

Casey C Matt
1 month ago
Reply to  Tim Toroian

We did…….they sold them. Ever wonder how Zelensky owns 5 mansions on a civil service salary?

John
1 month ago

AMAC should can this NeoCon. Ukraine is not our problem. With 5 million fleeing, they won’t even fight for their own country. What did they ever do for US? Exaggerations, fake news so NeoCons like the Biden’s and “Robert Charles” can line their pockets from defense industry stocks.

Tim Toroian
1 month ago
Reply to  John

BUT Russia IS!

THOMAS
1 month ago

As I read through the comments here today, I came to the conclusion that we Americans are being played for fools. Have you ever heard the phrase “ DIVIDE AND CONQUER “? Well, that’s exactly what this government is doing to US! Think about it! There’s been almost a TOTAL BREAKDOWN in LAW AND ORDER, people are walking the streets killing, robbing, raping, assaulting, vandalizing, burning and destroying the livelihoods of their own neighbors. Do you really believe that is all coincidental? It’s not! My guess is, that it’s all part of a MASTER PLAN, to destroy the WILL OF THE PEOPLE so that we CAN’T EFFECTIVELY REPEL OUR ENEMIES! Sadly, if we continue to do nothing, we will lose everything that we love and cherish!

Max
1 month ago
Reply to  THOMAS

It is a part of the “MASTER PLAN”. The money elite such as Soros, Gates, the Chinese and even the Canadians are now buying up farm land in the country and guess what — they are NOT FARMING it. Conclusion: FAMINE IS NEXT CRISIS THAT IS BEING CREATED to help the elite to gain control of the populace.

Hal
1 month ago
Reply to  THOMAS

Maybe we need a law/Con-amendment that disallows any foreign ownership of land in the Nation???? … Including financial ties to foreigners.

Philip Hammersley
1 month ago

I don’t know why some posters here seem to like Putin! He’s a butcher. Ukraine is far from perfect but her citizens don’t deserve to be slaughtered like pigs! The US, under Biden et al, isn’t any more corrupt than Ukraine; would you like someone to invade us?
It appears to me that Biden is doing just enough to keep the war going. He will not release the Polish MiGs which would finish off the Russians. Who knows how much Biden, Pelosi, and others are profiting from it all?

nick patriot
1 month ago

Well said. Being that the USA is now run by the most corrupt, evil, despicable, godless, amoral, criminals, in its history, led by comrade obama and his cabal of devils. the Ukraine is no better than we are. Being attacked by an even more corrupt mass murderer who may very well start WW3. I don’t understand the rational either. Does anybody with half a brain really think that megalomaniac putrid will stop with Ukraine? This is the same playbook the allies followed in WW2.

Cvet11
1 month ago

Ukraine is run by globalists and nazis. Are we globalists and nazis now? Neocons and PNAC crooks barely in the Republican party are cheering these people on.

dbro
1 month ago
Reply to  Cvet11

Your talking points are espoused daily on Russian news that only tells one big lie after another. If you are such a Putin love then stay off theis site, seems most people know what you are about.

old silk
1 month ago

Would anybody be surprised if the money and arms reportedly going to Ukraine are just being laundered through Ukraine which doesn’t actually have formal borders and is thus still a part of Russia?

Dan W.
1 month ago
Reply to  old silk

According to Putin, he is unhappy because our money and arms are going to the Ukrainians. If that is not true, where are our money and arms going ?

dbro
1 month ago
Reply to  old silk

everything you say has no ring of truth factually at all. Ukraine is a sovereign nation with its on borders, Russia has chosen to invade and take land that is Ukraine’s that is why they are fighting and dying. If US is invaded we would fight don’t you think or is that too hard to do. If The Monster Poo-tin is not stopped he will continue to do what he as done to other countries of the former USSR and Ukraine is no exception. What country will be next, he is already talking about nuclear war with US and UK and Eu. Hitler would never have gotten so far in WWII without complacency and fear in the countries of Europe and the US. How do you think Ukraine is part of Russia, they are fighting to the last man if necessary to stop the evil of Putin. Russians are raping women, small children and tying men up and shooting them in the heads, and these are unarmed farmers and their families in Ukraine..

Liblover
1 month ago

Sounds like our current Democratic Party, although no war. . .yet. . .

THOMAS
1 month ago

The world along with OUR COUNTRY is collapsing. Our ILLEGITIMATE so-called PRESIDENT is helping to destroy PEACE AND LAW AND ORDER with everything that he does or says, not only here in the US but, in other countries, as well. People like BIDEN AND PUTIN need to be removed from power before they can do anymore damage!

Richard A Armstrong
1 month ago

I suggest that anybody who wants to get factually accurate hard news & info about the Ukraine/Russia/NATO situation go to Hal Turner’s website: Hal Turner Radio Show – Home. Many of the articles are available for the general public to read, though some articles, and the ability to live-stream, or download podcasts of, his radio show, are limited to paying subscribers like myself. Mr. Turner was once a member of the US Intel “Community”, and still has very good sources in that arena, here & in other countries. And when he gives you his personal “take” on anything, he’ll tell outright that it’s his personal opinion.

DonS
1 month ago

Adolph Hiter said: “Tell a lie often enough and it becomes the truth!”

Xtech
1 month ago
Reply to  DonS

Democrats do the same thing as Hitler????

Max
1 month ago
Reply to  DonS

Actually said by Joseph Goebbels of Hitler’s cronies but either way the statement is true.

Steven Meisels
1 month ago

We cannot trust anything that the regime that is running our country says or does. Period. Not to coin a phrase.

The Armstrong Family
1 month ago

Sounds like some or someones leading our country!

THOMAS
1 month ago

May I suggest that the “someone” you’re looking for is the COMMUNIST CHINESE?

Sue
1 month ago

I stand with Putin. He’s destroying the NWO.

dbro
1 month ago
Reply to  Sue

So you agree with raping women, and small children and tying up old farmers and shooting them in the back of the dead; is that why you stand with Putin, or just that you don’t know any better.

Joyce
1 month ago

Putin knows he can get away with attacking other nations because America has a weak President and the American people do not want a war. Someone in his own country, needs to stop Putin.

dbro
1 month ago
Reply to  Joyce

I am sure Putin saw a weakness in Biden he could exploit, he did not want to try anything with Trump as president, for he knew what would happen and quickly. He(Putin) fears a strong leader in Americas; that’s why he viewed Obama, Clinton and Bush and Biden as forces to not fear.

Robert Schultz
1 month ago

Putin probably thinks he can lie to the world and get away with it. He lies to his own people who have to take him at his work or else. We Americans are being conditioned by Joe Biden and the Democrat’s lies whether we admit it or not. The more lies are repeated, the more they’re believed.

THOMAS
1 month ago
Reply to  Robert Schultz

We need to remove BIDEN AND HIS CORRUPT ADMINISTRATION from power before he DESTROYS US! Just in case you don’t know it, we’re already AT WAR HERE IN THE US.

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