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Putin's senior advisors are feeding him bad information about the Ukrainian invasion because they're 'too afraid to tell him the truth'

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“Russian President Vladimir Putin is likely being fed bad information by his top advisors about Russia's more-than-month-long invasion of Ukraine because they are "too afraid to tell him the truth" about the failures of the war, a US official told reporters, including NBC Newsand CNN.

"We believe that Putin is being misinformed by his advisors about how badly the Russian military is performing and how the Russian economy is being crippled by sanctions, because his senior advisors are too afraid to tell him the truth," said the official, citing declassified intelligence.

"Putin didn't even know his military was using and losing conscriptsin Ukraine, showing a clear breakdown in the flow of accurate information to the Russian president," the official added.

The official also said the US has "information that Putin felt misled by the Russian military," according to CNN. "There is now persistent tension between Putin and the (Ministry of Defence), stemming from Putin's mistrust in MOD leadership," the official added.”

 

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“Russian President Vladimir Putin is likely being fed bad information by his top advisors about Russia's more-than-month-long invasion of Ukraine because they are "too afraid to tell him the truth" about the failures of the war, a US official told reporters, including NBC Newsand CNN.

"We believe that Putin is being misinformed by his advisors about how badly the Russian military is performing and how the Russian economy is being crippled by sanctions, because his senior advisors are too afraid to tell him the truth," said the official, citing declassified intelligence.

"Putin didn't even know his military was using and losing conscriptsin Ukraine, showing a clear breakdown in the flow of accurate information to the Russian president," the official added.

The official also said the US has "information that Putin felt misled by the Russian military," according to CNN. "There is now persistent tension between Putin and the (Ministry of Defence), stemming from Putin's mistrust in MOD leadership," the official added.”

I mean...that's been kinda obvious for awhile now.

Say what you will about Putin, he's not an idiot if he has accurate information to go on. Or at least he didn't appear to be. He's just an idiot because he built a system where people are too afraid to tell him the truth.

Although now that I think about it, that sounds quite similar to how the USSR did things at times, so maybe he didn't build it, he just fell back on old habits from his time in the KGB.
 

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Putin doesn't like bad news.

A common trait of all dictators.
 

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If Putin can control what his country sees and hears, from the outside world, wouldn’t he be able to monitor western outlets and find out what is being broadcast?
 

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“Russian President Vladimir Putin is likely being fed bad information by his top advisors about Russia's more-than-month-long invasion of Ukraine because they are "too afraid to tell him the truth" about the failures of the war, a US official told reporters, including NBC Newsand CNN.

"We believe that Putin is being misinformed by his advisors about how badly the Russian military is performing and how the Russian economy is being crippled by sanctions, because his senior advisors are too afraid to tell him the truth," said the official, citing declassified intelligence.

"Putin didn't even know his military was using and losing conscriptsin Ukraine, showing a clear breakdown in the flow of accurate information to the Russian president," the official added.

The official also said the US has "information that Putin felt misled by the Russian military," according to CNN. "There is now persistent tension between Putin and the (Ministry of Defence), stemming from Putin's mistrust in MOD leadership," the official added.”

Sounds like what happened here during the last election.
 
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