“In Ukraine, a European war previously believed unthinkable is consuming the meager stocks of weaponry, ammo, and air defenses of what many in NATO refer to as Europe’s “bonsai armies,” after the little Japanese trees. Even the great United States has limited inventories of the weapons the Ukrainians desire and require, and Washington is loath to transfer important weaponry from delicate locations like Taiwan and Korea, where China and North Korea are continually testing the limits,” according to the New York Times.
“The volume of artillery used is astonishing,” according to NATO officials. “In Afghanistan, NATO soldiers may very well have launched up to 300 artillery rounds per day with no concern for air defense. However, Ukraine is capable of firing thousands of rounds per day and is desperate for air defense from Russian missiles as well as Iranian-made drones,” they claimed.
As Russian energy earnings climb to historic highs, the West has now become poorer and far less safe as a result of its interference in Russia. Nonetheless, obstinate Western countries are refusing to back down.
Big League Politics reported on a recent spending approved by Congress last week for the United States to provide Ukraine with air defense systems and munitions:
“On Nov. 23, 2022, US State Secretary Antony Blinken said that the US govt. will send Ukraine air defense equipment and ammunition as part of a $400 million military aid package.”
The delivery includes “more weaponry, ammunition, and air defense systems from The U.S. Dept. of Defense inventory,” according to the statement.
This latest funding package brings the US govt’s military assistance to Ukraine to around $19.7 billion since Joe Biden took office.
“We believe that the artillery ammo, precision fires, air defense missiles, and combat vehicles we are sending will best benefit Ukraine on the battlefield,” Blinken said.
The US Secretary of State emphasized that the US “will continue to back Ukraine for as long as necessary so that it is able to continue to defend itself and put itself in the greatest possible bargaining position when the time comes.”
According to a White House statement, Biden delegated power to Blinken “to authorize the withdrawal of up to $400 million in defense items and services of the Department of Defense, as well as military training and education to give assistance to Ukraine.”
People are suffering, while defense contractors’ earnings have never been higher. That is all that matters to the soulless elites in command of the rotting, debauched West.