Putin will pay a heavy price for invading Ukraine.
Currently , the world is watching the desperate last days of a corrupt dictatorship, as it tries to hide the increasing number of war crimes committed by its Armed Forces in Ukraine.
Short of Chemical Weapons and Tactical Nukes, Putin is using Ukraine as a testbed for some of his most devastating weapons. This stubborn defense is embarrassing the Russian armed forces.
No matter the outcome, he is in a lot of trouble.
During the same time, the dictatorship is lying to the Russian people about the thousands of young conscripts who are dying at staggering rates in the first week of fighting, which has a knock-on effect of making the dictatorship face growing pressure from Russians who are protesting against a war that has ruined the Russian economy and downgraded the Rouble to a joke currency.
The 1st of March marked the beginning of reliable reports suggesting that Russia had used Vacuum Bombs in Ukraine – also known as Thermobaric Weapons.
There may be something surreal about these war machines – as they roar across the battlefield, crushing bleached white human bones beneath their unforgiving tracks (or maybe that was Arnold Schwartzniger’s Terminator-kinda getting them mixed up) – but it is a nightmare that is all too real.
Having the ability to fire a torrent of unguided Thermobaric Rockets, each of which is capable of vaporizing all humans in a vast, yet inaccurate kill zone.
Since 3 days ago, Putin has started using these “Vacuum” bombs in Ukraine to avoid looking like a twit.
This thermobaric explosion, which vaporized some 70 people, was reported by a witness a few miles away who was knocked off his feet.
Basically, this horrible weapon causes huge numbers of civilian casualties because it is inaccurate, vaporizing anyone within the blast radius, knocking off people from miles away, suffocating everyone within the blast radius.
“They will kill not just in the direct vicinity of the impact, but it will suck the oxygen out of the air and out of the lungs of people nearby. It is horrendous.” — Mick Mulroy, a former CIA officer and deputy assistant secretary of defense.
So how does they done work?
Rough description: Anyone that has ever seen a grain explosion, or a dust explosion in a factory can tell you: yea ol’ bomb hits somewhere that is presumably NOT a playground and a small explosion goes off-but this explosion spreads and vaporizes a LOT of aluminum and steel powder, as well as a couple of the more fun azides into a huge cloud. Now that the cloud has expanded, it will have enough oxygen to become a detonatable substance-and it will.
The massive concussion wave will not only kill everything within quite a large distance, but it also creates a HUGE vacuum sphere that will suck the air out of nearby lungs.
The lungs collapse-right about the time that the vacuum sphere also collapses, and the air comes rushing back in at a speed similar to the first concussion wave that liquified pretty much everything in its path.
If you are still alive you will suffocate, because your lungs and breathing passages have been ruined by the combination of overpressure, vacuum, and overpressure again.
Long and short, a lot of people will not die quickly or painlessly from this.
Putin has set some kind of diabolical record by using thermobaric weapons within civilian areas. This is in contravention of the Geneva Convention.
There is also the issue of Cluster Munitions, which Russia is dispersing at will across Ukraine, in playgrounds, outside homes and in public places.
Cluster bombs have already killed many Ukrainians and due to the very unreliable nature of this weapon system, many more Ukrainians will die for years to come from the unexploded Cluster munitions littering their country.
Ask Cambodia how long they remain a problem.
The use of Cluster Bombs as well as the production of them are against the Covenant on Cluster Munitions since they look like shiny metal toys that can explode if handled.
In essence, the use of this evil weapon system is a War Crime, adding to the growing list of depressingly short-term crimes.
Meanwhile, the urban areas and cities of Ukraine are being pounded to dust by conventional artillery and cruise missiles.
There have always been daft lies told about Russian casualties by British intelligence, to cover up for their incompetence on the battlefield. British intelligence placed surveillance on the nearest Russian medical centers and hospitals, instantly confirming what had always been known to British intelligence. — Russia is throwing haymakers.
Putin’s defense ministry finally responded to this revelation and the countless images of captured Russians — 5,300 Russian troops have been killed so far, and their deaths have risen from just one to 498 Russian troops killed and 1,597 injured… aah, not buying it.
When the s*** hits the fan, Russian armed forces, like all other countries using huge armies of inexperienced conscripts, suffer horrific losses in combat, especially against professionally trained forces. It is even possible to defeat slightly better-entrenched conscripts, as we can now see in graphic detail in Ukraine.
Financial sanctions imposed on Russia may be the largest fine in history, and that is already taking a toll on Putin’s bank account (the Russian Economy that he has treated as his own piggy bank for decades.)
Since the invasion, the Russian currency has collapsed – this won’t stop Putin from eating off fine china, but it will make life even more difficult for the average Russian.
Eight days into the Ukrainian War, and the Russian economy is already in tatters, defunct and breaking down. Basically, the average Russian person is worrying about what they will eat tonight-or if they will eat at all.
The odds are Putin is screwed-he can’t withdraw from Ukraine and he can’t sustain the war draining $20 billion a day from the Russian piggy bank.
His limited options:
- Putin can’t retreat from Ukraine without appearing weak, which could lead to him being killed, or overthrown by those beneath him.
- Moreover, he cannot stay in Ukraine and engage in a bloody war of attrition, which would decimate the Russian armed forces and wreck the Russian economy…See #1: ‘killed or overthrown’.
- The only way to avert Putin’s almost certain fate is for him to achieve a swift, resounding victory — to do so, he will likely flatten Ukraine, causing an alarming number of civilian casualties, and committing War Crimes, and in the process, forcing Ukraine to surrender.
- Putin could, out of desperation, order a nuclear strike on Ukraine – from his twisted point of view, it would give him victory and solve all his problems.
Regardless of the dire options forced upon Putin out of the hubris of his invasion of Ukraine, they will all lead to his execution. He will most likely be assassinated or overthrown for his many war crimes and decades of cruelty during his regime.
My thanks to Henrey Bradly on Quora for a ton of the information in this post!