Michael Ramirez: Russia's Lies 05-07-23
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The drone attack on the Kremlin is more likely just a desperate Russian False Flag Operation. —Michael
What’s the old joke?… How can you tell when Putin is lying? His lips are moving.
On Wednesday, Russia accused Ukraine of attempting to assassinate Putin by launching two drone attacks on the Kremlin at 2:37 am. Russia state media did not report it until 12 hours later.
On Thursday, the Kremlin accused the United States of being behind the attack.
As ineffectual as this attack seemed, it was a national embarrassment for Russian defense officials. This would be the first time since Mathias Rust evaded air defenses and landed a Cessna in Red Square in 1987.
But it is highly doubtful Ukraine would launch an attack on the Kremlin. In a contest with a nuclear power, even a third world gas station with nuclear weapons, Ukraine has little to gain and everything to lose. Some experts say, Ukrainian drones could fly as far as 280 miles. The distance from Kiev to Moscow is over 500 miles. The distance from Kharkiv to Moscow is 402.649 miles.
It is even more doubtful that President Biden, who fears sufficiently supplying Ukraine with adequate weaponry to avoid even the perception of antagonizing Russia, would support an assassination attempt with a pair of drones carrying a payload that caused minimal damage.
It was remarkable how someone just happen to be videotaping the Kremlin Dome at that exact moment at 3 o’clock in the morning… And quite coincidental that it was perfectly timed to rally support in the midst of Russia’s strategic failures on the battlefield, and right before a strikingly scaled down May 9th Moscow Victory Parade.
Experts are rightly skeptical of Moscow’s allegations.
Russia has a long history of lies and false-flag operations…
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