Thursday, November 7, 2019

French President Macron: NATO Is Experiencing 'Brain Death'

ABC News Online: NATO is suffering from a 'brain death' — the EU is the cure, says Emmanuel Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron says Washington's antipathy to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) alliance is causing its "brain death", which should prompt the European Union (EU) to step up as a world power.

"What we are currently experiencing is the brain death of NATO," Mr Macron told The Economist magazine.

He said the United States under President Donald Trump appeared to be turning its back on Europe, notably by pulling troops out of North–East Syria without notice.

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WNU Editor: Some are not happy with Macron's remarks .... Angela Merkel condemns Macron's 'drastic words' on NATO (DW). More here .... Macron criticised by US and Germany over Nato 'brain death' claims (The Guardian). The NATO chief is also chiming in .... Merkel, NATO chief reject Macron's view NATO is dying (Reuters). As to what is my take. NATO needs a new mission. Most of the member states are not meeting their commitments, and Russia is not the threat that it use to be when it was the Soviet Union.

More News On French President Macron's Remarks That NATO Is Experiencing 'Brain Death'

Emmanuel Macron warns Europe: NATO is becoming brain-dead -- The Economist
Macron claims NATO is suffering 'brain death' -- France 24
French leader laments NATO’s ‘brain death’ due to US absence -- AP
France's Macron says NATO suffering 'brain death', questions U.S. commitment -- Reuters
Macron: NATO experiencing 'brain death' -- The Hill
Nato alliance experiencing brain death, says Macron -- BBC
Macron says Europe is facing the 'brain death of NATO' -- CNN
French president says NATO is brain-dead — magazine -- TASS


RussInSoCal said...

...and BAM goes another irony meter. Every NATO nation has been coasting on the back of the US for decades. Maintaining social programs and welfare states instead of standing up a military. Opening their borders to an Arab invasion then of course providing housing, food, medical and education to every one of them. That would be the "Brain Death", Macron.

Anonymous said...

If it takes a light weight like Macron to call out the obvious demise of intellectualism in Europe, you know we are in trouble

And Merkel, again, instead of lifting Europe to new heights, does what she does best.. f*ck it all up

Bob Huntley said...

NATO should have been dissolved long ago or at minimum on letting Turkey in.

Bob Huntley said...

Finally some good news. Trump ordered to pay personally $2 million.

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