NATO Head Says that Russia Must Not be Allowed to Win in Ukraine
The stakes are high in Ukraine after NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg announced on August 4, 2022 that Russia must not be allowed to win its special military operation in Europe.
During a speech he gave in Norway, Stoltenberg insisted that the alliance and its member nations may have to continue sending military aid to Ukraine for a prolonged period of time in order to prevent Russia from achieving its military aims following the launch of its special military operation on February 24.
“It’s in our interest that this type of aggressive policy does not succeed,” Stoltenberg declared.
“This is the most dangerous situation in Europe since World War II,” he added. Stoltenberg stated “what happens in Ukraine is terrible but it would be much worse if there was a war between Russia and NATO.”
Stoltenberg stressed NATO’s commitment to defending all of its 30 member nations.
“If [Russian] President [Vladimir] Putin even thinks of doing something similar to a NATO country as he has done to Georgia, Moldova or Ukraine, then all of NATO will be involved immediately,” Stoltenberg expressed.
Despite engaging in a disastrous sanctions war that’s wrecking the working class sectors across the West, NATO is likely going to add Finland and Sweden to its roster.
According to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 23 of NATO’s member states, which includes the US, have ratified their applications to NATO.
“This is not just an attack on Ukraine, an independent democratic nation with more than 40 million people, it’s also an attack on our values and the world order we want,” the NATO head declared.
The NATO nations that haven’t ratified Finland and Sweden’s application have been Czechia, Greece, Hungary, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, and Turkey.
The Turks were initially public about their opposition to both Nordic countries’ application to NATO. Turkey cited how both countries allegedly harbor individuals that belong to Kurdish militant organizations — entities the Turkish state labels as terrorist organizations — as reasons why it opposed their NATO membership bids off the bat.
Since then, Turkey has relaxed its stance and is now planning to convene with Finnish and Swedish officials later this month to determine if the two nations are meeting the Anatolian power’s demands.
All in all, the US needs to do everything possible to extricate itself from this conflict and start taking proactive steps to leave NATO.
The Russo-Ukrainian conflict is an affair that the Russians and Ukrainians must settle among themselves, with Europe potentially offering a mediatory role.
However, the US should stay out of this conflict altogether. Unfortunately, America First is the only political sector that can make this vision a reality, because the rest of the American ruling class is almost universally on board with continuing this crisis in some shape or the other.
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