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Old 11-08-2019, 01:22 PM
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Allies aghast at Emmanuel Macron’s dismissal of NATO
By: The Economist News 11-8-19

FOR MONTHS, NATO officials have fretted that a summit of alliance leaders in London on December 3rd might be soured by an impolitic remark by Donald Trump. They didn’t count on Emmanuel Macron. In an interview with The Economist published on November 7th, the president of France declared that NATO was experiencing “brain death”. He cast doubt on Article Five, the alliance’s collective-defence clause, and said he was not sure whether America would show up to defend Europe in a crisis.

Mr Macron was saying no more than has been murmured in chancelleries and think-tanks for years, particularly since the election of Mr Trump, who has called NATO “obsolete” and chastised allies for failing to spend enough on defense. But Mr Macron’s willingness to say it out loud worries NATO.


Playing hardball with our alias won't improve relations. Trump has to cool his jets and become a diplomat of which he has little knowledge of. His way or the highway won't fly in NATO. He's no diplomat rather he's becoming a Supreme Leader like Russia and North Korea and that won't fly with NATO Leaders!

O Almighty Lord God, who neither slumberest nor sleepest; Protect and assist, we beseech thee, all those who at home or abroad, by land, by sea, or in the air, are serving this country, that they, being armed with thy defence, may be preserved evermore in all perils; and being filled with wisdom and girded with strength, may do their duty to thy honour and glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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