comparisons or metaphors are always a risk. The Nato is not brain dead, as French President Emmanuel Macron said. The military Alliance has shown on the occasion of the meeting of the 70-year anniversary in London certainly alive. It will be argued and dealt. In the end, as so often in the history of the Alliance, together successfully.
The bond from the medical language was wrong. But Emmanuel Macron has still the right, if he wants to shake up. The Wake-up call is aimed at the European allies. Still, the American protective umbrella is stretched, and the Nato partners have affirmed the obligation to provide assistance. But that can change rapidly. Especially when Donald Trump in the next year for a second term of office should be elected.
today can no longer rely on the Europeans that the USA rules at all times, the problems in their neighborhood. Whether it comes to Syria, the torn Libya or the Sahel: The Americans have adopted to a large extent. Only seems to be in the consciousness of not yet really arrived. It may actually be that the Europeans are dependent, 70 years after the founding of the Alliance for its security and stability in its neighbourhood to the United States.
In the Sahel, an area of retreat for Islamists, smugglers and drug dealers, fighting and dying French soldiers, mostly alone. This may explain Macrons alarmism. Nato needed a European pillar. This does not necessarily mean more military spending. It would bring much, if the Europeans coordinate their abilities better, and duplication would eliminate in the armed forces. The Europeans need to fix the imbalance in the Alliance with the one-sided dependence on the United States in its own interest. Otherwise, Nato is with their duty of assistance, which is guaranteed in Europe 70 years of peace and prosperity, may be the next birthday is really dead.
Created: 04.12.2019, 21:30 PM