By Stephen LENDMAN
Hollow US/Western claims about Russia running out of weapons and munitions ignore its ability to produce what its forces need to defeat the scourge of Nazi-infested Ukraine.
For US-dominated NATO regimes, it’s another story altogether.
Last September, US-installed NATO puppet, Stoltenberg, met with arms directors of the war-making alliance to address their rapidly depleting stockpiles.
Normal US production of 155 millimeter howitzer rounds — what’s supplied to Ukraine — is about 30,000 annually, an amount regime troops exhaust in about two weeks.
According to military expert Dave Des Roches:
Without increased production — what takes months to ramp up — hegemon USA will exhaust its ability to keep pouring weapons and munitions into Ukraine.
The same reality applies to other NATO regimes.
And increased production requires enough skilled labor.
According to retired US Marine
Corp. Col. Mark Cancian:
“There are a number of systems where I think the (US war department) reached levels where it’s not willing to provide more of that particular system to Ukraine” — because most of what’s available is needed for national security and training purposes.
In mid-November, ForeignPolicy.com said “Ukraine’s appetite for weapons is straining Western stockpiles,” an unnamed NATO official, saying:
“(E)veryone is…worried (sic).”
And this from former Trump regime war department official, Jeb Nadaner, saying:
“Even” without what’s going on in Ukraine, “our stockpiles are too low.”
If “they’re going to empty out, it really harms deterrence.”
According to former military history academic, neocon Frederick Kagan:
“NATO doesn’t really plan to fight wars like this, and by that I mean wars with a super intensive use of artillery systems and lots of tank and gun rounds,” adding:
“We were never stocked for this kind of war to begin with.”
In Europe, “there are not many companies (able to produce) a gun barrel,” according to military analyst Camille Grand.
Kiev depends on what US/Western regimes supply.
Without it, the Nazi-infested regime’s military would have collapsed long ago — what’s coming anyway once Russia steps up its offensive in earnest.
Even the pro-war, anti-Russia, NYT admitted that NATO regimes are increasingly hard-pressed to keep pouring more weapons and munitions into Ukraine.
Weeks earlier, German war minister, Christine Lambrecht, said the following:
There’s “little scope for sending weapons from the German army’s stockpile to Ukraine.”
“We reached the limits of what we can offer.”
“Our army must be able to guarantee the (nation’s) defense.”
Even hegemon USA is buying artillery rounds from South Korea for perpetual war in Ukraine.
US merchants of death produce about 15,000 rounds monthly.
Ukrainian Nazis and conscripts burn through this amount in about two days.
Russia is far better prepared for longterm conflict than US-dominated NATO or Kiev.
Its forces are pummeling regime positions with up to 50,000 artillery rounds daily.
And its air defense system is vastly superior to the best in the West.
The same reality applies to its long-range high-precision hypersonic munitions — what US/Western air defenses cannot intercept.
And according to the Times, Ukrainian gun barrels “are burning out (from) overuse.”
Or Russian firepower is destroying them.
According to the Biden regime’s war department, about one-third of US-Western supplied howitzers to Ukraine are out-of-action.
In sharp contrast to the US/West and Ukraine, Russia is largely self-sufficient.
According to its Deputy UN envoy, Dmitry Polyansky, Kiev and its Western patrons are desperate.
Russia’s Defense Ministry is aware of a made-in-the-USA plot “to accuse (its) forces of using chemical, biological or tactical nuclear weapons.”
A false flag causing civilian casualties most likely is planned.
The empire of lies and forever wars has a long history of direct or indirect responsibility for virtually every imaginable crime of war and against humanity.
And when desperate to try reversing certain defeat ahead, nothing is off the table.
Separately on Saturday, Sergey Lavrov said the following:
“The Ukrainian people will be liberated from neo-Nazi rulers.”
They “deserve to live in good neighborliness, friendship, prosperity next to their Slavic brothers.”
Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, said Moscow will continue presenting evidence of war crimes by Nazi-infested Ukraine to the world community — including about torture and cold-blooded murder, adding:
US-dominated NATO regimes are “accomplices to the Kiev regime’s crimes.”
Indisputable evidence reveals “confrontation between Russia and NATO in Ukraine.”
“Military experts from alliance countries are fighting in a dozen private military companies and the Ukrainian armed forces.”
US-installed puppet Zelensky bows to the will of his higher power in Washington.
He’s “sacrific(ing) the lives,” rights and well-being of Ukrainians in pursuit of his own self-interest.
And this MSM fake news, citing so-called UK intelligence:
“Russia is likely removing the nuclear warheads from aging nuclear cruise missiles and firing the unarmed munitions at Ukraine (sic).”
“This improvisation highlights the level of depletion in Russia’s stock of long-range missiles (sic).”
Mind-manipulated people throughout the US/West are easy marks to deceive no matter how often they were lied to and fooled before.
Russia is on the right side of history, US/Western regimes and Ukrainian Nazis on the other side.
The Russian Federation is overwhelmingly smashing what US-dominated NATO spent years creating after the Obama/Biden regime’s 2014 coup.
There’s no ambiguity about increasing desperation among millions of Ukrainians without electricity, heat, tap water and sanitation — what harms them through no fault of their own.
As weather turns colder, many may not survive without what’s essential throughout the year, especially in sub-freezing winter conditions.
The only solution is capitulation to save lives, halt greater destruction of Ukrainian infrastructure and avoid the risk of possible nuclear war by accident or design — by the empire of lies in pursuit of its hegemonic aims.
Longstanding US policy aims to subjugate all nations free from its control by brute force and other dirty tricks.
Russia and China — especially allied — are the only nations able to match or exceed the military strength of US-dominated NATO’s killing machine.
At the same time, nuclear war is unwinnable.
It never should be waged and existing stockpiles should be eliminated.
As long as they’re around, the risk of their use may be “a temper tantrum away,” according to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.
If the threat they pose isn’t eliminated, the risk of their eliminating us will remain ominously high.