'This is not an outside job': Ex-Black Ops agent details how Putin’s downfall could unfold

'This is not an outside job': Ex-Black Ops agent details how Putin’s downfall could unfold
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As Russia's assault on Ukraine continues, one former Black Ops agent is offering his take on how the invasion could end.

According to The Daily Beast, a longtime clandestine operative for the General Directorate for External Security (DGSE) in France, who has opted to remain anonymous, believes Russian President Vladamir Putin could meet his demise as a result of this deadly invasion.

Speaking to The Daily Beast, the operative said, “The operation is on every intelligence agency’s design table. I know this because I used to plan them.”

While the demise of Putin would likely end his invasion of Ukraine, some have already pushed back against that possibility. Most recently, Sen. Marco Rubin (R-Fla.) spoke out to condemn any discussion about eliminating Putin.

“Oh, wouldn’t it be great if someone internally just took this guy out and eliminated him,” Rubio recently said, adding, “that’s not the official policy, obviously, of the United States, no one’s talking about the U.S. doing it.”

Despite Rubio's remarks, the unnamed operative went on to share more details about what could happen to the dictator. According to the retired DGSE operative, such a deliberate task would likely be the result of an inside job by way of poisoning. “The attempt will be from within the Kremlin. This is not an outside job,” he said.

The DGSE agent's projection eerily aligns with the assassination of a previous sitting president in Russia: Tsar Alexander II who was poisoned in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Per The Beast:

“Russian intelligence is likely the only one left that deploys poison as a default,” says the Frenchman, citing a long roster of Russian potions used to eradicate Kremlin enemies from 1957 KGB defector Nikolai Khokhlov (coffee laced with thallium) to a 2004 assassination attempt on Ukrainian presidential candidate Viktor Yushchenko (dinner seasoned with dioxin)."

While poison has long been deployed for fatal attacks, the DGSE operative notes that "nobody does it better than the Russians.”

He later added, "Putin is of course aware someone is coming after him. Killing Putin is not an easy task, but Putin knows it can be done, and that’s guaranteed to scare him.”

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