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Russia’s coming revenge attack on Ukraine for the attempted assassination of Putin

By Gilbert Doctorow | May 4, 2023

Yesterday The New York Times only published a tiny article on the Kremlin’s assertion that Ukraine had targeted Putin in a drone attack on the Kremlin. On the contrary, The Financial Times considered the issue to be of prime importance and gave it lead position in their online edition. And what about the Russians, how did they deal with this?

The hourly news programs were very restrained, giving the story top place but only a minute or two of attention. However, the talk shows gave it extensive attention. Sixty Minutes focused on the U.S. official reaction to the Kremlin charges, with an excerpt from the interview that Antony Blinken gave. In his remarks, Blinken first put in question the whole incident, saying dismissively that you cannot believe anything the Kremlin says. Then he went on to say that Kiev can do anything it deems necessary to repel the aggressor and recover its sovereign territory, for which it has American support. The hosts left it to the audience to interpret Blinken’s words, though none but blithering idiots would fail to understand from Blinken that the USA was in cahoots with Kiev on such an attack. Those who are politically informed about Washington would understand that Blinken is now wholly controlled by his nominal subordinate, Victoria Nuland, since what he said was  exactly what she would say, meaning hawkish, anti-Russian in the extreme.

Beyond that, Sixty Minutes directed attention to Zelensky’s convenient departure for Finland shortly after the attack on the Kremlin. They also noted that his stay in Finland has been extended by a day, that he is now headed for Germany, where there was no expectation of his visit, and that he is being transported by a U.S. military plane. Here again, without saying it, the program hosts allow the audience to reach the logical conclusion that Zelensky was directly involved in the plot to assassinate Putin and that the United States was at his side all the way.

The talk show Evening with Vladimir Solovyov was less subtle. The host opened by reminding his audience of what Dmitry Medvedev, former President and head of the Russian Security Council said earlier in the day: that Ukraine is now a terrorist state, that there is no longer any justification for negotiating with Zelensky and that the Kiev regime must be destroyed.

For those who think that Solovyov and Medvedev were just sounding off and have no credibility, I point out that the Volodin, Speaker of the State Duma, yesterday also called for the destruction of the decision-making bodies in Ukraine, which means, of course, the presidential administration first of all.

While American and European newscasters opine over whether all this spells an escalation of the war, I will say with almost certainty that it does. It is hard to imagine that Vladimir Putin will be able or will even want to remain calm and restrained in the face of the latest U.S.-Kiev provocations. If his position is at risk in this war, it is from Russia’s super patriots.

The Russians have the ability to strike anywhere in Ukraine and to destroy any safe-places of the Kiev leadership including the deepest of bunkers. The question now is will they do so before Zelensky returns home, if he ever does? Will they do so during or immediately after the 9 May military parade in Moscow?

We are once again at a turning point in this war which has been provoked by Washington acting through the puppet regime in Kiev.

©Gilbert Doctorow, 2023

May 4, 2023 - Posted by | Militarism | , ,


  1. The drone was aimed at the Russian flag at the top of the Kremlin, not at Putin … they had no idea where he was. So, it’s not really an assassination attempt. Doesn’t mean it the Russians don’t have the right to be upset.

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    Comment by val | May 4, 2023 | Reply

  2. I find this odd — but I suppose the “oddity” is based on my vast IT ignorance and incompetence…and OCD frustration level.
    –some 8 hours ago, I read the GD release “direct,” “Liked” it, and made an immediate comment. This was followed near-immediately by a second comment that I chose not to “Like.”
    –In the meantime (I just looked), the “direct” GD release has expanded in the comments area to 9 comments. I think I’ve now “Liked” all but two of the comments…just did that moments ago.
    –This AN release, received in my email inbox ~1 one hour ago, shows only 1 “Like” of the release — and it’s not my “Like.”
    –That 1 “Like” on this AN re-post (I think it can only be termed a “re-post”) doesn’t show on my “direct” release/receipt — but my “direct” release/receipt now shows 6 “Likes” of the release (including mine).
    –Is this all a (simple?) matter of timing?…but when will the “timing” catch up with itself into a single, integrated GD release?

    [My cryptic comment on the “direct”-release posting was “No-holds-barred commentary! — appreciated.”]


    Comment by roberthstiver | May 4, 2023 | Reply

  3. don’t know the drone’s target
    but stocking up on popcorn and
    beer waiting for massive revenge.

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by 5 dancing shlomos | May 4, 2023 | Reply

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