(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- An experienced Russian official recently told Newsweek that Putin might be ousted from power if Russia is defeated in its conflict against Ukraine. In Boris Bondarev’s view, Vladimir Putin will be forced to resign as president if he cannot achieve a favorable outcome to the conflict.
Bondarev says this war between Russia and Ukraine may very well lead to Putin’s ouster. He is not a superhero. He has no unique skills or talents.
If you ask Boris Bondarev, he’s just an “ordinary dictator.”
Looking back through time, we can see that dictators have been occasionally replaced. In most situations, Bondarev said, if they lose the war and are unable to meet the needs of their followers, they “usually went away.”
If the Russian people understand they’ve lost the war and Putin offers them nothing in exchange for their allegiance, the former ambassador predicts “disappointment and conflict” among them.
It is possible that they feel they no longer need Putin’s help. Bondarev implied that once they let go of the fantasies and find themselves in a new reality where Putin can give nothing—only terror and some type of threat of repression against his own people, things would change.
According to Vlad Mykhnenko, an expert on the fall of communism and the rise of capitalism in Eastern Europe, “a lot, if not all,” depends on how the loss occurs. He said the situation in Moscow would move fast, with the siloviki forcing Putin out of power.
It is widely believed that he would be unable to carry out the deployment of a nuclear weapon. He may be desperate enough to use one in order to remain in power, but there are many ways in which such an order would be stopped.