Former MI6 Chief Claims Putin is on His Way Out
As I’ve stated in the past, I’ve been wondering if this Ukraine incursion from Russia is somewhat of a one last hurrah for Vladimir Putin.
According to former MI6 chief, Sir Richard Dearlove, he seems to indicate that this could well have been the case because his illness is getting the best of him.
Recently, Putin had to undergo surgery for some sort of cancer or some fluid from his abdomen (the jury is out on that one), at least, that’s what was rumored. Many have pointed out his behavior and how he may be having a hard time just acting normal citing times in which he held on to a table because he may be unable to keep his hand steady enough.
Dearlove said on the One Decision podcast that Putin, 69, could be sent to a sanatorium as part of an exit strategy amid Russia’s struggling effort to invade neighboring Ukraine.
“I’m really going to stick my neck out. I think he’ll be gone by 2023,” Dearlove, a co-host of the podcast, forecasted. “Probably into the sanatorium, from which he will not emerge as leader of Russia.”
Putting Putin to the medical facility would be the “elegant” alternative to a coup, said Dearlove, who was head of the British Secret Intelligence Service from 1999 until 2004.
Dearlove also pointed out that there is no solid plan going forward if Putin is to leave office, but suspects that Nikolai Patrushev, who is the secretary of the Security Council of Russia would likely succeed him.
Again, none of these claims have bene verified and I doubt that they will since he’s in the middle of a war right now and it would be seen as weakness by the world if Putin or any of his officials were to say anything concrete about his declining health.