NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg seems unable to free himself of his dangerous delusions
That's right. It's a trend throughout the West. Extraordinary transformation from a just a few decades ago.
You prove clearly that Article 1 of the NATO treaty has been grossly violated, now in Ukraine, but also before in NATO led wars. Because Article 1 is missing in practice, NATO in theory has become a rogue organization, but new members are happy to join. Our largest institutions can break their own most constitutional rules, and the people inside don't look at it that way. Anyway, I hope what your reasoning is good for, is that Hungary can make a case for bailing out of its NATO Article 5 obligations, and not only save itself from nuclear retaliation, but also do simply the right thing.
By George! (sorry couldn't resist) you've helped me spot a hidden jibe in President Putin's 24th Feb SMO announcement which contains "In this context, in accordance with Article 51 (Chapter VII) of the UN Charter" (http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/67843).
Is Putin highlighting NATO's dereliction their own Article 1? Or is he just saying "two can play this game"?
Wonderful article, Mr. Szamuely.
DECEMBER 25, 2015 NATO: Seeking Russia’s Destruction Since 1949
Baker told Gorbachev: “Look, if you remove your [300,000] troops [from east Germany] and allow unification of Germany in NATO, NATO will not expand one inch to the east.”
So much trvth here!
All crimespeak of course, but hey!
I used to follow GS on Twitter before my permanent suspension there last September. I don't miss the disinfo there, but I do miss reading George.
Twitter is no place for free speech, let alone truth.