October 25, 2014

Putin On The Wan

Rumor: Russian Tsar Wannabe Vladimir Putin may be checking out sooner rather than later. From the NY Post:
There is an explanation for Vladimir Putin’s hurry to invade Ukraine — it is rumored he has cancer.

News outlets from Belarus to Poland have reported for months that the Russian strongman has cancer of the spinal cord. But my sources say it’s pancreatic cancer, one of the most lethal forms of the disease.

Putin is allegedly being treated by an elderly doctor from the old East Germany whom Putin met decades ago while serving in Dresden for the KGB. The doctor has been trying various treatments including steroid shots, which would explain Putin’s puffy appearance.

The physician, who is 84 years old, quit recently, confiding that he hated coming to Russia and was always mistreated by Putin’s security detail.

Crispin Black, the British army veteran who reports on terrorism and intelligence, reported earlier this year that recurring rumors about Putin’s health “are back again with a vengeance.”
Of course the Post's Page Six isn't a national security briefing source, but - hey - it beats stories about some Kardashian's butt.

BTW: Ten years ago my wife lost her mom (a simply wonderful lady) to pancreatic cancer. It's a stone killer.


Fredd said...

If you recall, Michael Landon (Little Joe Cartright) was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, vowed to fight it tooth and nail, and was dead within 3 weeks.

It's a stone cold killer, for sure. Wonder who takes over Russia when Pootie Poot kicks the bucket.

sig94 said...

Fredd - my MIL was dead two weeks after the diagnosis. It was unbelievable.

Kid said...

Though this reminds me of Godfather II? Where Heimi is supposedly dying of heart disease every two weeks to dissuade the mafia from putting out a contract on him (Since he'll be dead anytime now anyway..)