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TomCADem

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Fri Jun 23, 2023, 11:48 PM Jun 2023

Savy Move of Russia's Defense Minister Shoigu to Bomb Wagner & Blame Ukraine [View all]

Prigozhin was getting cocky given that he was the only one having some limited success in Ukraine and both described Shoigu as incompetent while blaming Shoigu for failing to provide adequate supplies to Wagner as an excuse for any failure by Wagner. This set up a situation where is Russia succeeded, Prigozhin would get the credit, but if Ukraine won, Shoigu would take the fall.

So, Shoigu then bombs the shit out of Wagner mercernaries, which causes Prigozhin to lose his shit and blame Shoigu and seek revenge, which gives Shoigu the chance to finally take out Prigozhin.

Yes, it is kind of cold blooded to bomb your own fighters, but look at how Republicans were about to default on the US debt to send us into a new Great Depression in order to gain some political points. It seems like the US is not alone when it comes to power hungry politicians who are willing to engage in treasonous acts for political advantage.

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