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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian17 May 2022 2:28 a.m. PST

Vladimir Putin has become so personally involved in the Ukraine war that he is making operational and tactical decisions "at the level of a colonel or brigadier", according to western military sources…

The Guardian: link

witteridderludo17 May 2022 3:22 a.m. PST

That sounds oddly familiar…
Time for a sequel to "Der Untergang"?

OSCS7417 May 2022 3:37 a.m. PST

Reminds me of President Johnson playing General during the Vietnam War and Hitler during WW2.

rustymusket Supporting Member of TMP17 May 2022 4:32 a.m. PST

Yes, I remember reading that Johnson bragged how he could control a battalion or maybe even lower in Vietnam.

jsmcc9117 May 2022 6:54 a.m. PST

Kind of like a non-Russian from Georgia who all of the sudden started to wear a military uniform and give himself a rank.

Personal logo The Virtual Armchair General Sponsoring Member of TMP17 May 2022 10:43 a.m. PST

If true (I do believe it), this is wonderful news and guarantees an even swifter end to the most pointless and unnecessary--but unimaginably more obscene--violence since the "Soccer War" between Honduras and El Salvador in 1969.

Putin is a failed KGB agent with delusions of competence who will bring his already proven grasp of strategy to battlefield tactics.

If it weren't for the incomprehensible barbarity being unleashed, this would be a good reason to put on the popcorn and sit back for the show.


mjkerner17 May 2022 12:46 p.m. PST

No he hasn't!

dapeters18 May 2022 1:40 p.m. PST

"Putin is a failed KGB agent" Unfortunately no, he has been quite successful. His career hopefully will come to a screeching halt at some point then he will have been a failed dictator.

Lilian18 May 2022 3:31 p.m. PST

that is not really this opinion I heard from sovietologists and KGB connoisseurs such as Sergue´ Jirnov former agent himself…as the best agents were usually sent in posts abroad, obviously not counting Warsaw Pact occupied countries, and he was only sent to Eastern Germany…

I don't have a lot of esteem for him. He is someone who is very very twisted. He was insignificant. He, moreover, missed his career as a psy
The Soviet intelligence services had even been alerted to the Putin case. Reports which explained that "this character (Putin) did not know how to measure the degree of danger and was therefore dangerous for him and the service", An alert triggered between 1984 and 1985
We told him 'you will never become a spy', and then he was sent to the German Democratic Republic, to Dresden", "We put him in a building of the Stasi (political police in the former GDR), everyone in the city knew that he was hosting KGB agents."

Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP19 May 2022 4:05 p.m. PST

Reminds me of President Johnson playing General during the Vietnam War and Hitler during WW2.

Both of which should be highly cautionary tales.

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