Monday, September 11, 2017

NATO prepares to jump with both feet into the N. Korea fight.

via Reuters.
 North Korea’s “reckless behavior” is a global threat and requires a global response, the head of the NATO military alliance said on Sunday.

NATO has not been directly involved in the crisis, which saw Pyongyang carry out its sixth and most powerful nuclear test a week ago, but has repeatedly called on North Korea to abandon its nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

“The reckless behavior of North Korea is a global threat and requires a global response and that of course also includes NATO,” NATO head Jens Stoltenberg said in an interview with BBC television.
Story here. 


Talk about having a WTF moment!

So let me get this straight.  The US is defending S. Korea, even though the S. Koreans could handle N. Korea by themselves, but we're also defending Japan, even though Japan and S. Korea could totally obliterate N. Korea together...and now NATO is piling on to help the US defend S. Korea and Japan even though those two nations aren't part of NATO?

I guess when you call a fight today, everyone rushes to get a piece of the action.

Watching how NATO sells this to the Europeans will be a fascinating. My bet is that they will have it shoved down their throats no matter what. Whether they like it or not, NATO will participate.  Ya see NATO has to be seen as being relevant.  If NATO did not get a piece of a fight against N. Korea then people like me that yell about wasted exercises against a Russia that doesn't want a fight would hold sway.  If they get a piece of N. Korea then it'll be "see we told you that we were needed" and they think that will put us in cage.  They're wrong but I'm betting that's the thinking.

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