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2022-05-03 Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Confirmed NY POST: Putin to undergo cancer surgery, transfer power to ex-FSB chief
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Posted by 3dc 2022-05-03 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [10801 views ]  Top
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#1 Colorectal cancer is not a trivial thing, especially if it has metastasized. Couple that with the alleged Parkinson's, and Putin is facing a very rapidly ticking clock.

Bowel resection/colectomy and the resultant need for a (temporary) colostomy are common surgical treatments. But if it spreads to his liver, and bones, he is going to need extensive chemo, and if it gets into the spine/brain, then he will need radiation.

As evil as he may be, I do pray for him because cancer sucks, its horrible, even if you do survive it.
Posted by Chealing Chomotle4158 2022-05-03 01:39||   2022-05-03 01:39|| Front Page Top

#2 If the Russians launched a nuclear attack on the US, Nikolai Patrushev would prefer the ballistic missile not come across the Pacific making it a target of US defence systems, he would prefer the ballistic missile leave northern Russia, travel over the North Pole, over Canada and into the US target area (DC, NYC) a path unchallenged by US systems.
Posted by Bugs McGurque4586 2022-05-03 04:19||   2022-05-03 04:19|| Front Page Top

#3 Daily Mail has a claim that he has dementia and is insane on top of the cancer stuff
Posted by 3dc 2022-05-03 04:25||   2022-05-03 04:25|| Front Page Top

#4 According to the mainstream media, Joe Biden doesn't have dementia and Putin does. Yup, they sure are trustworthy.
Posted by Blackbeard Unereck7174 2022-05-03 04:33||   2022-05-03 04:33|| Front Page Top

#5 Vlad, the poor paranoid stricken bastid, may be nearing the end of his string. Tucker's notion of Russian 'Regime change' as justification for US involvement in the Ukraine doesn't seem to be supported.

Posted by Besoeker 2022-05-03 06:31||   2022-05-03 06:31|| Front Page Top

#6 Since the core Russian leadership is all of the same stripe as Putin, I doubt much will change when he dies.
Posted by DarthVader 2022-05-03 08:16||   2022-05-03 08:16|| Front Page Top

#7 ^Moar infighting and purges
Posted by Frank G 2022-05-03 08:38||   2022-05-03 08:38|| Front Page Top

#8 ^ Yes. The idea there will be a smooth and controlled transition if Putin is out is probably a bit much to ask for.
Posted by M. Murcek 2022-05-03 08:42||   2022-05-03 08:42|| Front Page Top

#9 That anesthesiologist is going to be under some pressure, either way.
Posted by Matt 2022-05-03 09:05||   2022-05-03 09:05|| Front Page Top

#10 I am giving this 'news' the 24 72 Hour Rule treatment
Posted by magpie 2022-05-03 09:40||   2022-05-03 09:40|| Front Page Top

#11 Hard to believe Putin is going to call a general mobilization and then have major surgery.
Posted by The Walking Unvaxed 2022-05-03 09:58||   2022-05-03 09:58|| Front Page Top

#12 /\ Interesting observation WU, especially with Vlad reported to be personally taking charge of the management of the combat effort in the Ukraine. Hopefully, he'll experience the same outcomes as our highly vaunted "intelligence community and Foggy Bottom geniuses" experienced in Iraq and Afghanistan. And prior to that, the Johnson and Kissinger White House brain trust "managing" the combat effort in Vietnam.

Believe me when I tell you the big green Army had little to do with the day-to-day strategy of events in either Iraq or Afghanistan.
Posted by Besoeker 2022-05-03 10:51||   2022-05-03 10:51|| Front Page Top

#13 ..given who made the call on evacuating Bagram Airfield, I don't think we're good with the 'pros' either.
Posted by Procopius2k 2022-05-03 12:31||   2022-05-03 12:31|| Front Page Top

#14 Where does it say colorectal? Did I miss something? I read somewhere previously it was thyroid cancer. But all cancer is bad and, even if you survive, it will not leave you unscathed.
Posted by Abu Uluque 2022-05-03 13:01||   2022-05-03 13:01|| Front Page Top

#15 And that was the last anyone ever heard from Vlad the Invader.
Posted by Angstrom 2022-05-03 13:10||   2022-05-03 13:10|| Front Page Top

#16 Ref #13: Waiting on a lift to somewhere years ago at Bagram and got evicted from my chair at the USO. Some disgusting entitlement wench said it was "for sojurs only." I told her I was sojuring before she was born and long since retired. No place for old white men. I picked up my pack and went outside, never to return or have anything to do with a USO again.
Posted by Besoeker 2022-05-03 15:15||   2022-05-03 15:15|| Front Page Top

#17 Thoughts:
* Trap to catch any coup-plotters who would naturally punch while Putin was undergoing surgery?
* A semi-graceful way for Putin to bow out of power and let someone else finish/end the war?
* Late diagnosis and he has no choice but to under surgery
Posted by ruprecht 2022-05-03 15:38||   2022-05-03 15:38|| Front Page Top

#18 A Russian restaurant in Cincinnati has a drink that lays out their position on this war. Scroll down the menu to the House Drinks section.
Posted by M. Murcek 2022-05-03 15:46||   2022-05-03 15:46|| Front Page Top

#19 ^ So they think the same of their leadership as we do of ours.
Posted by Jatle Sinatra9653 2022-05-03 16:08||   2022-05-03 16:08|| Front Page Top

#20 He's in for gender affirmation surgery.
Posted by Rob Crawford 2022-05-03 16:18||   2022-05-03 16:18|| Front Page Top

#21 There are two problems with that bar, Murcek. First, it's in Over-The-Rhine. No matter how gentrified that neighborhood becomes, I won't trust it.

Second, they have a pierogie filled with an abomination they call "vegetarian Cincinnati chili". As Cincinnati chili is the liquid phase of meat, there cannot be a vegetarian version of it.

At least they used the home-town Frank's Red Hot.
Posted by Rob Crawford 2022-05-03 16:29||   2022-05-03 16:29|| Front Page Top

#22 Never been there. It was a tip from a friend. I used to hang out in a place where some low level Russian mafia went in Pittsburgh, but I tend towards BBQ pits and dive bars myself. I avoid the wrong side of town by staying out of town as much as possible these days.
Posted by M. Murcek 2022-05-03 16:33||   2022-05-03 16:33|| Front Page Top

#23 It’s fascinating on how Americans receive information……
General SVR is a Ukrainian propaganda telegram site.
The ny post is just doing is part in the anti Russian cia propaganda. Rantburg is just participating in this game.
Reality is .Russia is winning the war
Ukraine will cease to exist
Elensky will be killed by is own
USA Europe and the rest will be behind the new Asian block.
And the USA dollar will be trashed.
All of this noise is because the USA government doesn’t want to be investigated regarding their crimes and theft.
Posted by Walter B 2022-05-03 16:45||   2022-05-03 16:45|| Front Page Top

#24 Walter B, Two months ago everyone predicted Russia would win the war. The war continues. Maybe they are winning, maybe not.
Posted by ruprecht 2022-05-03 17:09||   2022-05-03 17:09|| Front Page Top

#25 Walter B, see #11.
Posters here throw news on the wall and see what sticks.
Went to a Polish site last night. There lede was a story about horses. German sites aren't much better.
Posted by Vespasian Ebboting9735 2022-05-03 17:17||   2022-05-03 17:17|| Front Page Top

#26 Sigh. Walter B: We've had sub-par Trolls. You've even underachieved that level.
Posted by Frank G 2022-05-03 19:50||   2022-05-03 19:50|| Front Page Top

Posted by Anomalous Sources 2022-05-03 19:53||   2022-05-03 19:53|| Front Page Top

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