The dust has settled following last weekend’s abortive insurrection by Yevgeny Prigozhin, the owner of the private military company known as the Wagner Group, and some 8,000 fighters he employed, against Russian President Vladimir Putin. A clearer picture has since emerged about what exactly transpired during this coup, and why these events unfolded as they did. It also has allowed time to shine a light on Wagner Group, revealing it as something more than the invincible band of heroic Russian patriots celebrated by Russian society at large. Instead, a less complimentary image of Wagner emerges, one which portrays it as a business venture run by a corrupt narcissist who used Russian state funds to build a cult of personality that hypnotized an unwitting Russian populace into believing that Wagner was the sole source of salvation for Russia from the threat posed by the war with Ukraine.
I don’t mean to be rude, but are you high? Do you know anything about the Marine Corps? We have never lost a battle. Never. No enemy has driven us from the field of battle through force of arms. While the United States has made political decisions to curtail conflicts, it was never because the Marine Corps failed in its assigned military mission. If you believe otherwise, cite the battle in question. Otherwise, kindly be silent.
A real Marine would never drink Bud Light…
Thanks, Scott. I had been waiting for an update from you on this turn of events, after hearing you with Napolitano on Saturday. You are the one I trust most when it comes to the military, and Russia.
Just curious—your suggesting that a problem in Syria circa 2018 serves to justify treason in 2023?
Just a reminder—Prigozhin is a civilian with zero command capacity, in or out of Wagner. And Wagner is a private military company, with no official standing in the Russian military hierarchy.
Congrats on a very well written insight into the Wagner fiasco. Such a relief to read someone who is informed, unlike nearly all MSM.
Wow, real journalism, real research and accurate reporting, how unusual. Thanks Scott.
I would love to have Douglas Macgregor and Scott discuss this together on a show as it appears they have differing views on whether it was a coup attempt or not.
I'm wondering who/what will take over the Wagner contracts with Syria, African nations, and all the other overseas activities. My understanding is Wagner was created because of legal obstacles with MOD working overseas without treaty approval through the Duma, a lengthy process.
Scott, of all the good writers I support, I support you the most. I'm a subscriber and just donated toward your film again.
Best regards good Sir.
Ace reporting, Scott. Thanks.
I remain unconvinced that Prigozhin was working in any way with the Ukrainian intelligence folks, but if thats what your sources are saying then fair enough.
I still find it an astounding story of sheer foolishness.
What a great story, really.
What a fascinating article that speaks volume of the Ritter I know and admire! When President Alexander Lukashenko spoke to his administration about his phone conference with Prigozhin, he spoke of the vulgar and gibberish language Prigozhin was spewing during their call. In my opinion Prigozhin can only be described as a deranged and mentally unstable. Not that Prigozhin had an excuse but seeing death every single day can do stuff to your brain.
Prigozhin miss calculated and surely converted Wagner from Hero to Zero just like you stated in your previous article. It’s fascinating how the actions of a single individual can do so much damage.
Russia will continue with their SMO and chew through western war machine and grind through their resources until there is no more to give. Time will tell, but the hype around Ukraine is disintegrating.
Yet Blackrock et. al took over the US Govt. without a single shot fired.
What do these PEOPLE have in common?Prigozhin,Zelenky,Kolomoisky,Wolfwowitz,
Mikhelson,Fridman, Prokhorov, Khan,Abramovich,Moshe Kantor,Mamut,Nesis,
Moshkovich,Boris Rotenberg...so ON and On
Thank you, now I have answers to a lot of questions I had. Excellent article