Three Signs Putin May Be Reassessing His Plans: Tom Nichols

Three Signs Putin May Be Reassessing His Plans: Tom Nichols

“…[T]here are signs that some kind of Russian reassessment might be underway” in Ukraine, writes Tom Nichols in a new Atlantic piece. Nichols joins Morning Joe to discuss.
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  1. Erica Fiore on May 22, 2022 at 10:30 pm

    Saw on clip of couple thousand younger Russian, teenagers shouting, no to war.

  2. GRJ2733 on May 22, 2022 at 10:30 pm

    Lucky Trump wasn’t able to shut down NATO.

  3. james rattenborg on May 22, 2022 at 10:30 pm

    In Donbass and Crimea, they voted to be independent from Ukraine. Ukraine banned the teaching and speaking of Russian in Ukraine.
    If you support free speech and the right to vote, then e-mail your congressmen and congresswomen and tell them to end the funding for the war in Ukraine. Like I did today.

  4. Stefan Egger on May 22, 2022 at 10:33 pm

    why does he have a chess field on his wall? Like a picture LOL

  5. Tom White on May 22, 2022 at 10:34 pm

    I hate when the guests get cut off.

  6. Cuzu on May 22, 2022 at 10:35 pm

    13 years old killed Are you kidding What is going on this is evil

  7. Hoplite Thirtynine on May 22, 2022 at 10:38 pm

    I wonder if Putin will now attempt to open up serious peace-negotiations now Mariupol has fallen. He can say they achieved the land-bridge between Crimea and Donbas, and thus claim that was the main objective. However, peace seems unlikely as neither side is likely to accept the loss of land they both claim. So thewar may grind on.

  8. greatboniwanker on May 22, 2022 at 10:39 pm

    If you are ‘Not Z’, you are an enemy of Russia….

  9. Nicholas Bunnetta on May 22, 2022 at 10:39 pm

    The russian public are acting like Ostrichs. I thought that the Ostrich was a bird whose territory was primarily the African continent. Apparently they seem to be thriving in the Russian Republic. The level of indifference and out right denial is astounding.

  10. Ung Grabb on May 22, 2022 at 10:41 pm

    Can’t wait for the fight to be taken to putin. Lots of Ukranians in russia.
    Imagine when putins sochi palace gets blown up.

  11. Jeff H. on May 22, 2022 at 10:41 pm

    Far too complicated of an explanation. In reality, unless your are willing to launch ICBMs and hope to pick up the remaining pieces, economics rules more now than ever. Not considering the potential ramifications of Europe ceasing to buy fuel from Russia is the mistake at hand, not how they went about the war. Attacking Ukraine was about controlling gas shipments. Putin thought the reliance on Russian oil was so great that he would be able to counter sanctions with the threat of turning off the spigot. It is almost like he never considered the inevitability of climate control regulations. We can truly thank our Europeon allies with the foresight to not cave despite how difficult it is going to be.

  12. mattmmilli on May 22, 2022 at 10:42 pm

    Half the Russian troops or more don’t even want to be there. Being shot and killed if they desert

  13. Debra VanAusdale on May 22, 2022 at 10:42 pm

    The search for power is corrosive and horrific. Those who cling to power are the dregs and murderers who simply cannot allow anyone to speak except them. Think this through.
    This is not a simple war: this is genocide, plain and simple.

  14. Andy Manning on May 22, 2022 at 10:43 pm

    The one explaination why the Col. was put of this tv chatshow ,was , an indirect appeal to the many Russian`s against or indifferent to the war. This was away, of saying, you maybe against Putin /govt and war, but if you do not get behind our `brave` forces,you`re all getting to `hang ` with the guilty and pro-war lobby,for being Russian. So mobilise ,join the forces and support the govt,stop protesting, fight for your survival and family if not for nation. It sort of reminds me of Goebbel` s public speech to the German nation in 1943,declare total war..fight or you as a nation wiil all go down.That`s my humble take on the matter

  15. Filipichi on May 22, 2022 at 10:44 pm

    You could not even figure out the TALIBAN,

  16. Lon Brooklyn on May 22, 2022 at 10:45 pm

    If Putin tries even a small nuke option ..Watch out! 🚨Full wrath of NATO will conquer Moskva the city 🚨

  17. John Dilivio on May 22, 2022 at 10:47 pm

    Colonel said truth to power

  18. frogstamper on May 22, 2022 at 10:48 pm

    How any "decent" Russian citizen could be proud of their troops and their barbaric murderous behaviour is anathema, they are barbarians who have brought shame on their country and people.

  19. zameisie on May 22, 2022 at 10:54 pm


  20. Tricky Dicky Ball on May 22, 2022 at 10:55 pm


  21. Karolyn Durrenmatt on May 22, 2022 at 10:56 pm

    Russia just wants to try and get us to lift sanctions. It’s like an abuser that is horrible, then tries to be nice, but it doesn’t last and they are an abuser again. Don’t trust Putin ever.

  22. Lamonte John on May 22, 2022 at 10:58 pm

    "Split families, people being displaced…" Exactly what the Nazi’s did in WWII. Putin is the 21st Century Hitler and every public figure who speaks in his favor is equivalent to Joseph Goebbels.

  23. Lamonte John on May 22, 2022 at 10:59 pm

    "Greet them as liberators"., Hmm. I’ve heard that expectation before.

  24. emlk l on May 22, 2022 at 11:01 pm

    The Russian soldiers should somehow turn around and start eliminating the chechen brigades enforcing this war.

  25. vincent anguoni on May 22, 2022 at 11:04 pm

    None of these clowns know war. Vietnam vet here..conscripted!!!!
    Same thing only different… When your buddies are gettin’ dead regularly… When everything seems fubar there are no rules!!!!
    The real battle for us was with the lifers and the officers!!
    Fragging???? Wearing ears as medals?? The tomohawk was a preferred weapon!!! Anybody???? Know this??

  26. Powerage Scott on May 22, 2022 at 11:04 pm

    They are not fit to be called soldiers, they are a ruthless mob with no morals.

  27. Loren Renee on May 22, 2022 at 11:06 pm

    The Soviet union held philosophy in place in that time in early 1900s so mental processes and perspectives have not evolved since then so yes they still live with World War II mentality

  28. Kaj Bergman on May 22, 2022 at 11:06 pm

    CRUSH Russia wirh added sanctions and give Ukraine EVERY POSSIBLE WEAPONRY!!!!

  29. Onyinyechi Nwazue on May 22, 2022 at 11:07 pm

    They should not underate/ Underestimate Russians. They should be very careful knowing that the war is not over.

  30. Pat The baker on May 22, 2022 at 11:10 pm

    putin is a thug-joe Biden

  31. Charlie Watts on May 22, 2022 at 11:11 pm

    Jeez Joe sucks all the oxygen out of the room. Mika does really without this guy.

  32. Adam Green on May 22, 2022 at 11:13 pm

    ukraine will fall to russia, only a matter of time. if the war doesnt end by fall/winter, get ready for food shortages globally

  33. Aurora Chavez Ika on May 22, 2022 at 11:13 pm

    putin un criminel comme hitler un ss ss ss ss colonisateurs

  34. Michael Mcgarrity on May 22, 2022 at 11:14 pm

    Trump’s Midterm Dem Flip Replacement. Covid lockdown, massive Stimulation, Russian Sanctions, 40 Billion to Ukraine, nothing to Americans facing painful inflation. It should be no surprise we have inflation. Afghanistan lost, soon Ukraine.
    Over 100,000 Illegal Immigrants cross our Southern Border monthly since Biden took Office.
    Protect Ukraine, not American Borders. Anyone can walk across our Border. What Democrats learned in 2016 is that President Trump can buy a few dollars of Russian Facebook Ads and force millions of Democrats to Vote Republican against their Will. Bidens top priority should be Tinfoil Hats for Democrats because President Trump is back to his dirty little Russian Dem Flipping habit. Look at Poll numbers? President Trump is Dem Flipping again with his buddy Vlad the Dem Flipping Impaler by his side
    A year after Biden, no Tinfoil Hats for Democrats. Not the Replacement your momma promised. President Trump is replacing Democrats. He is Flipping them like Pancakes at Church Sunday Breakfast. This is not Replacement Theory, it is Replacement Reality. An orange haired Cheeto Monster is coming to Town packing Blazing Russian Spatulas in each Hand. He’s going to Flip em, not Chip em. Biden cares more about Ukraine than poor little Flipping Democrats.

  35. 88jetster on May 22, 2022 at 11:16 pm

    When the leader of a people has no morals, the people have no morals.

  36. Joseph De La Torre on May 22, 2022 at 11:16 pm

    I’ve never liked George W, but his Intel were responsible too.

  37. Roxanna Weaver on May 22, 2022 at 11:18 pm

    Putin never meant to focus his war on the military. It was always the people from day 1. It was pushing for the total destruction of Ukrainian people, infrastructure, and food sources. Putin’s war is meant to intimidate the rest of the world by showing how powerful and destructive his forces are. Unfortunately for him, nobody wants to play "putin may i" with him. Push back and push back hard. We who are not being purposely destroyed must continue to find ways to put the pressure on him, to support and provide what the Ukrainian people need to keep their country, their freedom, and their homes. The amount of death and emotional pain he has caused in Ukraine just for his own pleasure and desire to be the "center of the world" is beyond forgiveness. He must be made to face The International Criminal Court for this.

  38. Lady Vextro on May 22, 2022 at 11:18 pm

    I whole heartedly say this, and that is that i hope Ukraine falls. But with that i also hope Russia reassess it’s plans for the future, because even though i hate Ukraine, like with my whole body i do hate their country. Or i suppose just Zelenskyy, the people did nothing to me, just hate the leader i suppose but either way the act of taking the whole of Ukraine for a puppet to prevent NATO from gaining tactical advantages is a little stupid considering it gives them more areas instead. Either way i take no sides in this war because not only are there no winners or good guys in war but because it genuinely does not affect me as of now. however both countries can change that because ive seen houses and appartments being taken from my own family no thanks to the Ukrainian refugees who are going to countries with even worse housing crisis thanks to Covid. However Russia can also very well affect me if it continues. Though I doubt my country will be majorly affected thanks to its steady self income from gas, including enough to sustain itself if need be. I will say its most likely a very unpopular take but i dont care as its my very opinion, that doesnt mean you have to care about it.

  39. jonathan hartley on May 22, 2022 at 11:19 pm

    fake news!!! where are those WMD’s in Iraq? how was that loss against goat herder in Afghanistan?

  40. Thomas Kiechle on May 22, 2022 at 11:20 pm

    Also in Africa. Russian mercenaries commit atrocities.

  41. Kenneth Rohen on May 22, 2022 at 11:22 pm

    Perhaps Putin is considering moving in with his very best friend, Trump, at Mar-a-Lago.

  42. Dan Gomes on May 22, 2022 at 11:23 pm

    Three signs :
    He overestimated the strength of the Russian military.
    He underestimated the strength of the Ukrainians.
    He knows he has failed and is dying.

  43. The Queen of Swords on May 22, 2022 at 11:24 pm

    The idea that someone made it on State television as a shot across Putin’s bow seems.. pretty unlikely. A leadership enclave like this doesn’t exist to adjust a hitch Putin develops in his swing and trying to communicate just creates a connection that can potentially be traced back to an individual. They are the sword of damocles hanging over Putin, they aren’t going to give a warning before the thread snaps. It just snaps and then the king is dead and then there’s a new king.

  44. mountain on May 22, 2022 at 11:24 pm

    Eventually there will be a peace agreement. Ukrainians will rebuild their nation. Everyone will try to go back to life as usual. There are new enemies on each side. But civilians will lean towards blaming those in power. The US and other nations had some serious enemies from past wars that are currently considered friends and allies. Of course Putin will never live this war down and won’t make many friends hereafter. But Russia will find its way and probably loose it’s taste for terrorizing it’s neighbors.

  45. валерий гольштейн on May 22, 2022 at 11:25 pm

    Can we see some documents? Perhaps it’s another Ukranian fake. Remember Ukranian Tochka missile’s strike in Kramatorsk which they tried to represent as Russia’s Iskander missile? 🤓🤓🤓🤓🤓

  46. Ukraine Update TV 🇺🇦 on May 22, 2022 at 11:25 pm

    Russian occupiers will surely be defeated in Ukraine sooner or later…….but that’s obvious!!
    Please Support Ukraine’s fight against Russian aggression 🇺🇦 🇺🇦

  47. Rebecca Johnson on May 22, 2022 at 11:25 pm

    Despite the fact how much it upsets me in what’s going on in Ukraine, how the People of this Country are being abused, killed and made homeless, fact is, we are having the SAME ISSUES in America, without the bombings, yet we have BILLIONS/TRILLIONS of Dollars to support Ukraine, yet not 1/10th of those Funds are being USED to HELP & SUPPORT the Americans who are out of work, LOW WAGE JOBS and the Homeless! This is where these funds should be ALLOCATED FIRST, then after our disadvantage Americans are taken care of, then WE SHARE!

  48. Tricky Dicky Ball on May 22, 2022 at 11:25 pm

    Disasterous joe biden

  49. Clifford Abiaka on May 22, 2022 at 11:26 pm

    May God continue to help the underdog Ukranians.

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