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Several intelligence reports from the Pentagon and Ukraine indicate that Vladimir Putin is dying in agony from terminal bowel cancer.
The puffiness on his face may indicate he is taking chemotherapy or steroids.
According to US sources, his unsmiling expression indicates that he is experiencing continuous pain.
He could have become more aggressive or he may have attacked Ukraine because he knows he will soon die and wishes to leave a legacy.
Currently working at the Pentagon, an ex-military intelligence officer says his colleagues have studied Putin, 69, and are convinced he is gravely ill.
According to the source: “In the past we have seen him smile, but in 2022 there are few pictures of him looking happy.
“His look suggests he is in pain and our people suggest his angry look is most likely as a result of him being in agony.
“Our people are confident he is ill – he is concerned about Covid as he keeps his staff at a distance.”
The invasion of Ukraine was ordered by Putin on February 24.
The Russian president has since raised fears that a nuclear war may be imminent after placing the nuclear deterrent on high alert.
Moreover, the country’s foreign minister warned of nuclear war and its destructive effects in the event of a third world war.
Earlier this month, former UK Foreign Secretary and medical doctor Lord David Owen claimed the president had been abusing muscle-boosting drugs after explaining how his face had changed.
Owen told reporters: “Look at his face, see how that has changed – he now has an oval face.
“People who said, oh, it’s plastic surgery or Botox, I don’t believe that at all.”
His face seems thinner in previous photos showing him fishing or riding topless on a horse.
As Owen continued, he described how steroids could drastically change the face’s shape and appearance:
“He’s on either anabolic steroids as a bodybuilder – and he’s very proud of his muscles and strips to the waist and everything like that – or he’s on corticosteroids.
“If you’re on these drugs, this gives you this face.
“It reduces your immunity and makes you more vulnerable to Covid.
“This man has been in complete isolation, quite extraordinary, won’t see anybody, stays miles away, tremendous pressures.
“Which indicates he’s on a steroid and probably, maybe, a combination of both.”
Several experts believe that the isolation that Putin experienced during the Covid pandemic affected his mental state, which led him to decide to invade Ukraine and send thousands of troops across the border.
Former President Donald Trump hit out at Putin over the weekend. Ryan Kelly, a writer for the Republic Brief, reported:
In an appearance at a GOP fundraiser Saturday night, former President Donald Trump lambasted his former comrade Vladimir Putin for the mounting death toll in Ukraine, describing it as a ‘massive crime against humanity,’ and criticized NATO’s lack of action in the country.
During the spring retreat in New Orleans, Trump addressed a large group of Republican National Committee donors during which he spoke about an array of topics, including the escalating crisis in Ukraine.
According to Washington Post reporter Josh Dawsey, who obtained a recording of Trump’s remarks, Trump also criticized NATO, calling it a ‘paper tiger’, and said the US should not stand by as Ukraine is invaded.
As Trump made his comments, it came at the same time that Putin’s forces had besieged Ukraine, sparking fears that NATO would be thrown into the fray. Ukrainian President Volodymy Zelenzky has repeatedly requested that NATO enforce a no-fly zone over his country to counter Russian air superiority.
Despite this, the US and its allies have resisted, fearing it could put NATO forces directly at odds with Russia.
Trump reportedly proposed pulling the United States out of NATO multiple times during his presidency, a move that aides tried to counter.
In a joking manner, the former US President suggested that the US should fly Chinese flags on America’s F-22s and then ‘bomb the sh*t’ out of Russia, causing conflict between the two countries while ‘we sit and watch.’
He also shared his thoughts on North Korea dictator Kim Jong Un, saying that ‘he’s absolutely the leader of that country,’ and expressed he was impressed at how Jong Un’s advisers were ‘sitting at attention’ when he talked and ‘cowered’ when he spoke to them.
Trump said one general stood up so fast when spoken to and joked:’ ‘I want my people to act like that.’
Trump previously voiced his support for Ukraine at last week’s CPAC event, where he said he was ‘praying for the proud people of Ukraine’ and expressed admiration for Zelensky, calling him a ‘brave man.’
‘God bless them, they are indeed brave, as everyone understand this horrific disaster would never have happened if our election was not rigged and if I was president,’ he said.
The ex-president knocked Biden for being ‘grossly incompetent’ and poked fun at Biden’s threat of sanctions, saying Putin’s been getting sanctioned for the past 25 years.
‘The world hasn’t been this chaotic since World War II,’ Trump said.