- Dec 5, 2009
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- Political Leaning
I understand your frustration but again being a veteran I can assure you only a fool tells his enemy how many weapons he has at his disposal. I think when this is all over we will find that the number of weapons provided by the U.S. and other countries was vastly understated for a reason as in to avoid any panic and escalation by Putin.If find this very perplexing. How does it take so long to purchase systems? How is a desperate AA-anti cruise missile need that was identified by March 1st 2022, labor for 7 1/2 months only to gave give birth to only one or two systems? (Which is what the US said it would purchase).
2 NASAMs are used to protect Washington DC government offices. That is a very modest area, so why in the world would the administration purchase almost nothing when all of Ukraine is in need of deployable AA against tactical and strategic bombing?
Germany promised IRIS-T in DECEMBER. And one report is that it promised ONE. One? Are they kidding?
And those Gepards. Of the 50 suggested, 30 was promised, 15 of them by Mid July. Last I heard is that in Mid July a total of THREE were done. And no word if any have been shipped to Ukraine.
What has not be acknowledged in the press, but is very apparent, the West is a paper tiger. It is entirely unprepared for a major war, ability to build replacement weapons and produce munitions at the rate of likely expenditure is almost non existent.
It's almost criminal how brittle and vulnerable the western militaries have left their forces. Once an intense full scale war begins, NATO will be totally out of munitions within days or a few weeks. The Russians, on the other hand, seem to have a mountain of munitions...never ending.
And furthermore too many Russian targets e.g. command posts and ammo dumps in a short amount of time are hit by long range missiles for there just to be just a handful of HIMARS etc.