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Western ‘superweapons’ myth dispelled – Shoigu

Samizdat – August 16, 2022

Russia’s military campaign in Ukraine has served to dispel the myth of Western ‘superweapons’, Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said during an international security conference on Tuesday.

Speaking at the forum, part of the ongoing Army 2022 expo near Moscow, Shoigu claimed that the weapons provided to Kiev have not had a significant effect on the battlefield, as has been claimed by the West.

“Initially, it was about the supply of Javelin anti-tank systems and some unique drones. More recently, HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems and long-range howitzers were being promoted to the role of superweapons by Westerners. However, all of these weapons are being ground up in battle,” the minister said.

Shoigu added that Russian forces are “carefully examining” the Western weapon systems seized on the battlefield in Ukraine, and are “taking into account the features and specific qualities” of these weapons when planning combat operations.

The minister’s statement comes after US Defense Secretary LLoyd Austin announced last week that the weapons sent to Kiev by Washington have proven themselves effective on the battlefield and pledged to send more arms to Ukraine for “as long as it takes.”

The US has approved more than $54 billion of economic and military aid to Ukraine since February, while the UK has committed nearly $3 billion in military aid alone, and the EU has spent another $2.5 billion on arms for Kiev.

A large range of equipment, from rifles and grenades to anti-tank missiles and multiple launch rocket systems, has left Western armories for Ukraine, with most entering the country through Poland.

Moscow, meanwhile, has repeatedly warned the West against sending weapons to Kiev, saying it only prolongs the conflict and increases the number of casualties.

August 16, 2022 - Posted by | Militarism | , , ,

3 Comments »

  1. Noted. Comport. US “exceptionalism” is a relic of the past. Let us join the present and future, for the good of humankind and the advance of civilization. “Active listening”-cum-diplomacy strikes me as a logical/no-brainer place to start…but there aren’t many “brains” in (Israel-Occupied) WashDC these days; as I just read at a blog moments ago, “the lunatics are in charge of the asylum.” We need to craft and issue a Second Declaration of Indepedence and take up acting like an adult (one of many adults) in the global room.

    (I incidentally got a whiff yesterday — from a Biden regime official — of something called “Aspirational America” — presumably as opposed to and in substitution of “Exceptional America.” Is that a portent that might be built upon and nurtured?)

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    Comment by roberthstiver | August 16, 2022 | Reply

    • “U.S. Exceptionalism” is a peculiarly American term, designed to “rally around the Flag boys”, and is purely, Propaganda. It didn’t work very well in Vietnam, where the American troops finally, turned on their superior officers, and started “Fragging them” with American Hand Grenades.
      The USA is not “exceptional”, it is a country on planet Earth, made up by people from all over the World….(just like Australia is.)

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      Comment by brianharryaustralia | August 16, 2022 | Reply

  2. amurderka still has infinite supply of bull sh*t, horse sh*t, rainbow creatures.
    mighty weapons against weak minds.

    Liked by 2 people

    Comment by 5 dancing shlomos | August 16, 2022 | Reply


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