Is NATO still necessary - Page 4




 
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Boots
 
March 28th, 2005  
USAFAUX2004
 
 
Exactly, and now the USSR is no more so there is no need for NATO
March 28th, 2005  
Charge 7
 
 
And Putin's cancelling of elections, military buildups and crackdowns have you feeling just oh so snugly huh?
March 29th, 2005  
USAFAUX2004
 
 
It will never be a great USSR again, so no one has to be afraid
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Boots
March 29th, 2005  
A Can of Man
 
 
You never know. There is no guarantee.
Despite the good show they put up, there is still a great Russia vs Western Europe rivalry. Russia wants to keep its influence over Eastern European countries, which is why recently in the Ukraine there was some "fishy" things going on regarding the poisoning of their newly elected president.
March 29th, 2005  
Charge 7
 
 
Russia hasn't become a country who's military might can be dismissed just because the Soviet Union is no more. It is still quite powerful indeed. The latest developments from Putin are very disturbing. No more can people elect their officials, a massive military buildup has commensed, and Putin has taken a very hard line with the rest of the world. Russia has gone from a country that nearly impeached Yeltsin to a country that now cannot remove Putin under any circumstance. That's what happens when a KGB colonel takes over the government.
March 29th, 2005  
A Can of Man
 
 
The KGB is back and now it IS the government... crazy.
March 29th, 2005  
rOk
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Charge_7
That's what happens when a KGB colonel takes over the government.
Hehe...good one.

My opinion is that yes NATO is still necessary...for the reasons others have stated earlier.
March 29th, 2005  
A Can of Man
 
 
To re-launch something like NATO could take too much time. You might as well keep it with the idea that it will be modified for a future mission when neccessary. It's MUCH easier to modify an existing organization than start from scratch and my hunch, and the hunch of most people who are reasonable, I think, will agree that Europe, US and Canada need each other.
March 29th, 2005  
Corocotta
 
 
Quote:
That's what happens when a KGB colonel takes over the government.
Scary. I knew he was from KGB, but not a Colonel.....
March 29th, 2005  
rOk
 
 
US for the hammer and EU for the pen...and voila you have a perfectly functioning NATO... j/k