NATO’s designer war against Russia (aka World War III) is using up vast amounts of ammunition. The NATO secretary took time off from polishing his shorthand and typing letters to warn that allied stockpiles have been depleted. The problem is simple: Ukraine (and its NATO chums) is firing bullets and rockets far faster than arms companies can produce the stuff.
Ukraine has been firing 5,000 to 6,000 artillery shells a day which is approximately what a smallish European nation would order in a year. As a result, the waiting time for large-calibre has increased from 12 months to 28 months.
The NATO countries have seen their stocks of bullets, etc. fall dramatically.
The US has just ten days supply of bullets and stuff. The UK has eight days’ worth. France has enough for four days. And Germany has two days’ worth of arms.
‘We need to ramp up production and invest in our production capacity,’ said Jens Stoltenberg, NATO secretary-general.
And arms companies are only too pleased to help. What a surprise.
In the UK, BAE Systems which flogs arms to the Ministry of Defence has got staff working extra shifts and is taking on new people.
Making all these extra bullets and shells and rockets and heaven knows what else is going to increase defence expenditure all around the western world.
Governments are going to increase expenditure on this stuff at a compound rate of 12% a year until 2030. The arms companies are going to make tons of money.
The snag, of course, is that there won’t be much money left for helping citizens keep warm and buy food.
But, hey, no one ever said war was cheap.
And the conspirators who own shares in arms companies will be getting ever richer.
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