The depots are not empty. There might be some high tech anti-tank weapons that needs to be replaced in the short term. But the real hardware stored in the west has almost been untouched so far. Not a single cruise missile, tank, fighter, bomber, patriot missile ecs ecs has so far been used.
If the US and whole western Europe would take on Russia, I doubt the Ruskies would last a week. However in a nuclear world this will never happen, and both sides knows it.
You're mostly a bunch of feminised pussies, the current generation that's elegible for service I mean - so certainly I can't imagine any conscription in NATO countries, and neither is Russia scared of Western wunderwaffen or it's 'warriors'. We all saw how that much hyped 'Foreign Operations Group' was crying when the base in Yaroriv was hit by cruise missiles at the begging of the war.
This is exactly why you're relying on Ukrainians.
There are tough professional soldiers from NATO countries of course, but they're a finite resource, and if you don't win within a week, then a mobilization battle would be exactly what you will end up with. Those fighters, tanks and other things - what are you going to do when they run out? Are you going to war mobilize the economy? And how will you get your populations to agree to that and mobilization; for the purpose of defeating a Russia that's nowhere near these Western countries?
The smugness and belief in the superiority of your culture and technology will very quickly evaporate once that same overengineered crap you are so confident in the capabilities of starts to be melted down, turned to scrap or countered and exposed as not effective as advertised. This is what has happened to the Stinger, the NLAW, the Javelin, the Starstreak, those Ghost drones or whatever they're called... Only a limited amount of weapons have been found to be efficient.
And this is exactly why those 'real hardware' have not been supplied yet. By which you mean expensive Western vehicles. Because the high-tech stuff has been getting supplied so far. While NATO vehicles are not necessarily more high tech then Ukrainian modernized Soviet ones. They just come with the baggage of an aura of invincibility to protect.
But don't start talking about the US and Europe taking on Russia directly - you don't have the balls. Nor your politicians, nor your armies.
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