Was the Kremlin Drone Attack an Attempted Assassination on Putin?

Two drones laden with explosives were believed to have been launched from Ukraine. The Russians say that Vladimir Putin was not in the vicinity and is safe. However, I have it on good authority that you can’t find a pair of brown trousers for sale in Moscow at any price. The size of the impact indicates the drones were from inside Russia.

Russia claimed this was an attempted assassination of Putin.

According to Russia’s social media mouthpieces, the fact that Putin wasn’t killed indicates that the attack was a failure.

Kiev denied responsibility and said that the Russians were behind the attack. They claimed this was a provocative act to justify more terrorist attacks in Ukrainian cities.

Volodymyr Zelensky, the Ukrainian president was in Helsinki at the time of the attack. It’s a strange location to be when you are trying to assassinate Putin. He also denies Ukrianian involvement.

The official accounts of this war make you feel like you’re trapped in a house of mirrors.

It is a blatant lie to call this an assassination. Putin is not known to anyone outside his inner circle. If the Ukrainians were able to gather enough intelligence on Putin, his problems are much more serious than quadrocopters crashing into a Kremlin domed building.

Two drones with explosives were used to attack the Kremlin. When the Russians say that their electronic defenses stopped them, it is reasonable to ask which side they are on. This is the same country that bombed its own city.

Ukraine has struck targets deep within Russia at several times. All of these targets were purely military. An attack on the Kremlin directly would be a departure from Ukraine’s current modus operandi. Striking the Kremlin, however, makes Russia appear weak. It is a mystery who in the Kremlin thought up this idea. In best case scenario, it could create a bubble that supports Putin and puts him over 100% in official polls.

I’m not a fan of Jonah Goldberg but I do tend to agree.

This mystery is a mystery. You can see it on the lower right of the dome if you carefully watch the video of drones hitting the dome.

The video quality coming from Moscow is of high standard.

It has led to the claim that this was an “false-flag” attack. This Twitter thread is a good defense for that theory.

The chairman of the Duma has a reaction that is over the top.

If the attack is related to Putin’s War in Ukraine I believe it was carried out independently by autonomous partisans. It is not unusual for these attacks to target recruiting stations, but also infrastructure. Over the weekend, two Russian trains that were carrying supplies to the Russian Army in Ukraine derailed within Russia. From a Ukrainian point of view, the timing of the attack is illogical. However, an attack on Kremlin before Victory Day might appeal to freelancer partisans. This is against Ukraine’s strategic interests. The potential damage is greater than any sugar rush that drones bounce off the Kremlin. Ukraine is negotiating weapons systems with the US, notably the Army Tactical Missile System. This would allow the Ukrainian armed force to strike targets behind Russian lines. The US has denied this because they are afraid that Ukraine could use the weapons to strike targets in Russia outside of the theatre of operations. The US only gave the Ukrainians kits for converting conventional bombs to long-range precision weapons recently. An attack on the Kremlin will scupper all Ukrainian hopes for long-range weapons.

It’s a vatnik strategy to cope with the situation. You haven’t paid attention if you believe that Russia has not used every weapon at its disposal from March to April 2022. Russia has used all of its non-nuclear weapons to attack Ukraine. It failed to destroy Ukraine’s army and it failed to destroy Ukrainian civil morale. He cannot “escalate”, conventionally, because the Russian military is s**. Xi Jinping is Putin’s puppetmaster and not an ally. He will not allow Putin to use nuclear weaponry.

It is unlikely that Russia will launch a large-scale attack on Ukraine’s strategic periphery. It is most likely that Russia will use the old tactic of “waving the shirt with blood” to rally support and increase military enlistments. Good luck.