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Why do the ‘experts’ get it so wrong about Putin?

I may be wrong and all the experts claiming that Putin is a gravely ill despot fatally damaged by the Wagner incident may be right. However I suspect that our ‘experts’ have all along been guilty of at best ‘wishful thinking’, but more probably have deliberately worked to mislead us about what is really happening in Russia.

The Wagner mutiny has made Putin stronger

WITHOUT exception, every media commentator has claimed that the one-day Wagner mutiny has mortally wounded Vladimir Putin and that it’s only a matter of time before he’s deposed.

I believe this may be an excellent example of ‘confirmation bias’, defined on Wikipedia as ‘people’s tendency to process information by looking for, or interpreting, information that is consistent with their existing beliefs.

U.S. To Russia: Please Ignore Our Sensitive Nuclear Energy Tech In Ukraine

Russia’s state-owned nuclear energy firm Rosatom took over Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant in Enerhodar, Ukraine, after it invaded. On Tuesday, CNN reported that the Department of Energy (DOE) sent Russia an official letter on March 17, 2023, explaining that the power plant “contains US-origin nuclear technical data that is export-controlled by the [U.S.] Government” and could undermine U.S. national security if it fell into the wrong hands.

‘General Armageddon’ sacked? Not exactly

THE Western media portrays Russian President Putin’s appointment of Valery Gerasimov as commander of the Special Military Operation in Ukraine as a demotion or humiliation for the present theatre commander, Sergei Surovikin, nicknamed ‘General Armageddon’. May I (as usual) beg to differ somewhat?

Putin poised to strike in the Big Freeze

A Russian attack from the north appears the most likely prospect – either at large scale, designed to encircle, trap and destroy the Ukrainian regular army; or a less ambitious attack to fix Ukrainian forces, followed up by a larger move.

Putin is far from finished yet

AS USUAL, the New Year mainstream media resounds with claims of the imminent collapse of Russia and the end of Putin. They may be right, of course, especially given the poor battlefield performance of the Russian military and the enormous cost in casualties. However, Putin has not finished yet, whether at the tactical level in this current war, or in terms of long-term strategy.