NATO Summit Ignores the Elephant in the Room: Mass Immigration
With 2019’s North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit out of the way, tension remains high among Western nations.
President Donald Trump described nations who don’t pay their fair share in terms of defense spending as “delinquents”, whereas French President Emmanuel Macron described NATO’s strategy as “brain dead.”
BLP previously reported that Trump was able to successfully get NATO members to increase their contributions after much pressure, thus demonstrating Trump’s seriousness in trying to reform the otherwise outdated institution.
One key point that was not discussed at this meeting was mass migration.
Before this meeting, conservative commentator Ann Coulter tweeted at President Donald Trump, “Hey, @realDonaldTrump! Please remind NATO leaders of the original purpose of the treaty: “to safeguard the…common heritage and civilization of their peoples.” Importing the third world violates the treaty. ” bit.ly/2YbeQaC
Hey, @realDonaldTrump! Please remind NATO leaders of the original purpose of the treaty: "to safeguard the…common heritage and civilization of their peoples.”
Importing the third world violates the treaty.https://t.co/jK0njJBZyl
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) December 3, 2019
Coulter actually raised a valid point.
Mass migration is a trend that has swept across the West, with a particularly negative impact in Europe so far. What many leaders overlook is its potential to upend national security and the overall political fabric within a country.
In the tweet, Coulter linked to a publication from political strategist Jeff Giesea who called attention to the potential national security risks of mass migration. This publication titled Alliance Cohesion in an Age of Populism: Exploring Ways NATO can adapt to an Era of Sovereignty, Identity, and Populism argues that mass migration can be “weaponized” and used to undermine basic political functions of sovereign states. For institutions like NATO to move forward, Giesea suggests that they start taking immigration more seriously and develop policies that keep national interests in mind, while trying to attract the highest quality immigrants possible.
Unfortunately, NATO will likely not get the message moving forward and it will continue to push Invade the World, Invite the World policies.