More calls for Putin to resign from within Russia:
More and more Russian officials are urging Vladimir Putin to get the hell out of the Kremlin as Moscow suffered another series of humiliating defeats in Ukraine this weekend.
Just one day after several municipal deputies in Putin’s hometown of St. Petersburg called on the State Duma to try the Russian leader for treason, their colleagues in Moscow joined in and demanded he step down because his views are “hopelessly outdated.”
The open letter to Putin from municipal deputies in the Russian capital’s Lomonosovsky district started out by seemingly trying to let him down gently, telling him he had “good reforms” in his first term and part of his second.
But then, “everything went wrong,” the deputies said.
“The rhetoric that you and your subordinates use has been riddled with intolerance and aggression for a long time, which in the end effectively threw our country back into the Cold War era. Russia has again begun to be feared and hated, we are once again threatening the whole world with nuclear weapons,” the letter read.
“We ask you to relieve yourself of your post due to the fact that your views and your governance model are hopelessly outdated and hinder the development of Russia and its human potential,” the deputies said in closing.
Though they made no mention of the war against Ukraine, their plea came as Putin’s deranged “special military operation” next door took a spectacular nosedive, with thousands of Russian forces fleeing as Ukraine’s military launched a series of surprise counter-offensives and reclaimed nearly 400 square miles of territory in a matter of days.
Somewhere down from the poorly maintained rooftops of the Kremlin, screeching sounds fall like shattering glass, as the fiddler on the roof V. Putin takes a musical break from his solitary masturbatory sessions in front of the massive ballroom mirrors in the private presidential suite.
“I always said Vlad would end up fiddling while Russia burns,” said Boris Jakunov, shaking his head sadly while listening to the latest internet news from the Ukrainian war front.
“Not so fast! He might still drop a nuke on Kharkiv or Kherson.” Sergey Yerkunov quirked his mouth then downed another shot of Elit vodka.
“And what would that prove?” Boris asked. “That he’s the biggest son of a bitch this side of Beijing?” Boris was keeping up with Sergey with his shots, but just barely.
“I don’t know, but it’s what a lot of his close friends are urging him to do.”
Peter Zeihan Says Russia Has All the Numbers on Its Side
In the video below, Peter Zeihan admits that Russia is suffering a number of serious setbacks. But he maintains that Russia has been in situations just as bad in the past, and has come back swinging to turn things around.
Peter Zeihan says that Ukraine has obtained more weapons from Russia in the past few days than it has received from all of NATO over the past 6 months! In terms of quantity that may help Ukraine, but in terms of quality they may do better just to destroy the Russian weapons they are seizing.
Videos show light Ukrainian forces mounted in armored Humvees tearing into town, heavy machine guns blazing, while infantry dismount. Such “flying columns” would be foolhardy against a well prepared adversary, but they are effective for rapidly seizing ground when the enemy is fleeing and unable to mount a robust defense.19Fortyfive
Winter is Coming
“The winter will be difficult for everyone – from Latvia and Poland to Britain and the United States. But we can make this winter the most difficult for Russia, for the one who is responsible for all the created problems – military, social, price problems, energy problems and many others. We can make the path to our victory clearer after these 90 days,” the president said.
He stressed that “after these 90 days, real security begins for decades from all those threats that are so painfully experienced now. When we endure all this, our neighbor will never be able to do anything to all of us. Russia has already embarked on the path of its historic defeat – and the clarity of this path, the contours of its defeat will become obvious after these 90 days. If we are all honest and persevere. All who value peace more than war.”
Zelensky thinks that “economic unification in Europe has been achieved. I believe that political unification in Europe has been achieved. But now a real value-based unification of the entire continent is being achieved – and, by the way, thanks to Ukraine as well. The last barriers that existed between European countries are disappearing – and this is thanks to the fact that Europe really protects freedom.”Zelensky Predicts a Difficult Winter in Europe