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Posted: 7/1/2001 12:09:27 AM EST
I was just wondering why we hate NATO? I have no idea could somwone tell me?
Link Posted: 7/1/2001 12:23:00 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/1/2001 12:21:03 AM EST by CPL_Punishment]
LMAO, i didnt know we hate NATO now. Whats the conspiracy theory on this one? The UN thing is getting old anyways. This should be interesting.
Link Posted: 7/1/2001 12:25:12 AM EST
Why do we need NATO anymore now that the USSR is gone? Anyway, I always thought it was a defensive alliance. Tell that to the Serbs. I think NATO should be disbanded, and the Europeans can handle their own defense. They want it that way anyhow.
Link Posted: 7/1/2001 6:05:34 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/1/2001 6:19:55 AM EST
CONFERENCE ON SMALL ARMS another reason to hate NATO
Link Posted: 7/1/2001 6:25:55 AM EST
Because some people always need something to be afraid and paranoid about.
Link Posted: 7/1/2001 6:27:05 AM EST
We should have disdain for any organization that allows Frogs, Limeys, Krauts, and Greasers to get our guys killed. Like a "multi-national" force could exist without Uncle Sam.They want us to intervene , but don't want to commit any of their troops. Maybe we should bash Europe some more.
Link Posted: 7/1/2001 6:35:01 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/1/2001 6:43:40 AM EST
NATO would be fine if they would kick out FRANCE.
Link Posted: 7/1/2001 10:22:25 AM EST
France withdrew from NATO in the 1960s.
Link Posted: 7/1/2001 10:51:48 AM EST
Originally Posted By STLRN: France withdrew from NATO in the 1960s.
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I think he meant they should kick France out of Europe, not NATO
Link Posted: 7/1/2001 11:44:42 AM EST
I don't know anybody that "hates" NATO. But I personally think expanding NATO aggressively right up to the steps of the Kremlin is a bad idea. We need to recognize the painful and humiliating situation that Russia now finds itself in. Our needlessly rubbing their noses in our Cold War victory, or making the appearance of threatening their national security in any way, only increases the probability that another Cold War will begin. Remember, it was largely the humiliating terms of the WW1 Armistice that created the conditions where Hitler could rise into power and made WW2 almost inevitable. We might also do well to remember George Washington's warning to avoid "entangling alliances." I think NATO should continue to exist, but on a scaled-back level appropriate to the current lack of a credible threat in the area. And I think the U.S. role in it should be minimized -- let the Europeans take responsibility for their own security.
Link Posted: 7/1/2001 11:50:55 AM EST
Why isn't NATO bombing Moscow like they were bombing Belgrade?
Link Posted: 7/2/2001 3:58:45 AM EST
We don't hate NATO. We need NATO....Why?... Because NATO needs us.
Link Posted: 7/2/2001 7:04:40 AM EST
NATO is a valuable jobs program for the diplomatic and military bureaucrats it employs. At least pretending to defend Europe is keeping them off the streets. [;)]
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