It’s no secret that if you’re anti-Russia, America’s got your back. But this time, the US has gotten played like a fiddle. Russia exploited its blind spot for all things anti-Putin. Hold on as we explore the incredible story of how the Russian Wagner squad tricked the West, leaving them in a state of shock.
In an unexpected turn of events, the Wagner group from Russia has managed to play a cunning game that has the West perplexed. Wagner used deceptive tactics to trick the US, which is well known for its anti-Russian stance. The results are both embarrassing and eye-opening.
Snipers and swindlers
Only some time back, there were reports that various American arms manufacturers have been supplying Russia with deadly weaponry, such as sniper rifles, despite the restrictions. It’s a strange irony of fate that, even as America imposes sanctions, their own firms “unintentionally” help arm their enemies.
Promtekhnologiya and Tetis, among other Russian companies, purchased considerable quantities of sniper rounds from a reputable American company called Hornady. This disturbing information reveals the black market that developed as a result of Russia’s inability to manufacture superior sniper bullets. After all, why was the US arming Russia?
Perhaps because Yevgeny Prigozhin, the commander of the Wagner Private Military Company (PMC), was mistakenly believed by US intelligence to have long-term plans to confront the Russian military hierarchy.
That’s correct. We saw indications that Prigozhin was stockpiling weapons and ammunition in anticipation of an action that may potentially undermine Putin’s authority.
Wagner’s Illusionary Warfare
The US did what was expected. Exactly what Putin and Prighozin wanted. The U.S. was set to delay new sanctions on Russian paramilitary group Wagner after its founder and leader launched an uprising against the Kremlin. Moreover, it even offered assistance to the rebel group and supplied Wagner with arms and weapons. Lol! The US had no idea that Prigozhin, who expertly assumed the persona of an anti-Putin dissenter, was fooling them.
The West was shocked recently by rumours of a rebellion inside the Wagner Group against Putin. NATO allies raced to back Prigozhin because they believed a civil war was imminent. But it was all a ruse. It was a short-lived revolt. No casualties, no civil war—just Prigozhin being his usual unpredictable self. He seemed to have halted the operation soon after, leaving the West scratching its head in disbelief.
The truth is, Prigozhin and Putin were never enemies. This elaborate scheme was designed to exploit Western ammunition and deceive NATO allies. They played them like a perfectly tuned instrument. Now, as Prigozhin and Putin are having the last laugh, the West is finding itself tricked. They managed to fool the US. It’s a humbling lesson, reminding them that even the mighty can fall victim to a well-crafted plan.