The analogy would have been correct had Russia been facing the Western military industrial base alone. The Kremlin facing the combined and primarily focused West in Ukraine would have been indeed a truly unbearable prospect for Russia.
Unfortunately for the Westoids, their aim was never a long fight with the Russian Federation but a conflict with their peer competitor that is China, therefore the Russian SMO is capitalizing on the G7's overstretched ambitions. The SMO is pretty much acting as an hindrance to Westoid plans in the Pacific and effectively placing a hampering drain of NATO arsenal with this "unwinnable war" that is bringing no palpable positive effects on economic growth, even if NATO countries would move into war production mode, itself a perilous move in the political field as well.
No wonder NATO needs to end this as quickly as possible with those uselessly brazen counteroffensives.
Money talks folks.
The case is a fact, that "collective west" has already lost a main war - economic one.
They are only struggling to admit that yet, but the thing is clear.
It is beacuse the things are happening so endemic and in the background, that most of the people hardly realizes that.
And have an issue with extracting some determinants, so obviously those are.
The biggest online selling platform is Aliexpress.
Boots and AI support they provide to sellers allow them to enlist offerings on competitive platforms.
Take any random but popular offer there, and take a moment to read the ratings.
Hell, you don't even need to read that - every single one is assisted with a small flag of a country where it has been written.
You have all bloody world there. Africa, South/Mid America, European Union, Pacific basin.
For billions of people, purchasing something in China is a first choice where it comes to online market.
Changes we can see in the Aliexpress offerings that happened in the last decade is mindblowing.
And I am not talking about some fancy interface or something, but serious changes.
For a while now, Europe is being supplied not by sea, but trains
. That is getting perfectly clear if we watch the logistics - most of the offerings are already provided with a guaranteed 14 days delivery.
In some cases, 7 days delivery is not something unusual - you know why?
Because the goods are being supplied not from China, but from Europe based warehouses made to support Aliexpress trade.
Lurke into Aliexpress. If you haven't yet, it will blow you out of your shoes. It is a variety of goods you can source there. The spread of quality, when you can have a sneakers for $10, and high end, luxury custom tailored shoes made from the most expensive Italian leather grain.
A great indicator of the condition of an economy, is the number of creative things it supplies.
Back in the 80s/90s, people watched the TV sell channels, amazed by the variety of "made in the USA" things. A glue that glued everything. A magic wipe, that wiped everything with only water. An fantastic, patented on 5 continents, kitchen tool that makes wonders.
Now, that's gone.
What we have is an enormous supply of such bizarre things but from China.
That has happened in a decade.
In a decade, I have transferred half of my company money into juans.
Back in 2016, a train was not an alternative for big-size deliveries. Now it is a first choice, and the cost of delivery actually equaled.
It is only me.
But there are millions like me.
Sure you can't supply by train to South America. All of Asia, all of Middle East. For Africa - it is only a matter of political decision.
Things are changing, and G7 became a relic.
It reminded me of some comedy show played in Australia. It was about pouring billions of dollars in atomic submarine fleet, and made in parliamentary commission style.
Why do we need atomic sub fleet?
To secure our sea trade lanes!
From our enemies wanting to disturb our trade!
And who is our enemy who threats those?
And who is our biggest trade partner?
So we are to spend billions, to secure our sea routes, against a country, that is our main trade partner?