Yesterday’s short-lived attempt at a coup against Putin has already fizzled out, but there’s interesting commentary still flowing. Less than 24 hours ago: “Former Russian president and Security Council Deputy Chairman Dmitry Medvedev is urging the population to rally around Vladimir Putin at this difficult moment the country is facing armed rebellion and an apparent coup attempt by Wagner Group led by Yevgeny Prigozhin.
He wrote on Telegram that during this crisis it’s of paramount importance to prevent a division in the nation and among its leadership. Given his high level position in the national security apparatus, this is among the clearest signs yet that Moscow sees this crisis as a very serious threat to Russia’s stability and Putin’s rule.”
“The “evil brought by the military leadership of the country must be stopped,” [Wagner Group Leader] Prigozhin declared. He warned the Russian generals not to resist: “Everyone who will try to resist, we will consider them a danger and destroy them immediately.”
Clint Erlach recently Tweeted: “Preventing a civil war in Russia was America’s #1 priority after the Cold War. Now rival military factions are squaring off in a country with 6,000 nuclear warheads. U.S. foreign policy has summoned the nightmare scenario for humanity.”
The situation may have briefly seemed so dire that a former U.S. President even made some comments supportive of Putin. And it wasn’t Trump, it was Obama:
“The CNN anchor strongly suggested that a more muscular US stance could have prevented Russia from absorbing Crimea. That’s when the former president said: “There’s a reason why there was not an armed invasion of Crimea [in 2014], because Crimea was full of a lot of Russian speakers,” he told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, adding that “there was some sympathy to the view that Russia was representing its interests.” Wow, that’s the opposite of everything we’ve been hearing for over a year in regard to Russia’s invasion of the Russian portions of eastern Ukraine…
The dust seems to be settling and Putin seems to remain in control for now.
I wrote a post a few days ago commenting on the buildup of NATO forces and the rumors that all out war with Russia was expected by some at least, on June 23. Then we saw a coup attempt against Putin just hours after that date, on June 24. Looks like somebody knew something major was about to happen. Did recent events take the place of the war rumors? Did someone’s actions or intervention prevent a larger war? Or is more to come soon?
Too often, civil war in Russia is a real possibility. And I’m reminded that Nostradamus warned that during WWIII (which he suggests will ravage Europe until the war ends in late 2028) will see Russia ruled by two leaders: “the brothers, yet not brothers, of Aquilon.” Aquilon is the mythical land of the north wind, and other references establish this as Russia – for example, Nostradamus said there will be a “miserable daughter” of Aquilon “but this shall only last for 73 years and seven months.” Encyclopedia Brittannica will tell you the Soviet Union started in the months after Bolsheviks shut down the Russian (congress) Duma on January 18, 1918 – and ended in the months after the coup against Gorbachev on August 18, 1991. If Russia is ruled by two men during WWIII, maybe there will be another coup, a civil war, and two rival leaders – much like when the Japanese invaded China during WWII, and China was divided between communists under Mao Tse Tung, and the Nationalists under Chiang Kai-Shek.
Nostradamus predicted a war in Ukraine during the opening rounds of WWIII (though interpreters generally predicted 2025 as the year) and WWIII could still play out as Nostradamus described it, with Europe at war again, invasions by a pan-Islamic alliance, Russia and America and China too busy with their own problems to intervene…. And as we see this weekend, a civil war after a coup in Russia is FAR from impossible. “Multiple experts told CNN that while the Russian president survived the stand-off, he now looks weak – not only to the world and his enemies, but to his own people and military. That could pose a risk if there are skeptics or rivals within Moscow who see an opportunity to undermine Putin’s position.”
If Russia is busy with internal conflicts and America has problems of its own, either domestic ones or with China and Taiwan… who would protect Europe if they were threatened? Is France the next strongest military power? Nostradamus flat out says France will suffer “apathy” and “neglect” and will not defend itself. Time will tell.