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So you're saying the European nations are totally incapable of looking to their own defense, and must ally themselves with the USA forever, because the USA alone has the strength to ward off the Russian tank armies. The ones that are never coming...

As far as I can see, the only point of NATO is to prevent an effective economic and military union of European nations sufficient to guarantee their independence. That, and allow the USA to subvert the UN and international law whenever the whim bites.

Down with NATO, sez I. And Canada should join the EU.

(where's my bucket of pixi-dust?)

by PIGL (stevec@boreal.gmail@com) on Thu Aug 21st, 2008 at 10:25:59 PM EST
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Here probably the same misunderstanding. My first comment misses a "not". The core point isn't that Europeans aren't able to defend their continent, but that there are some feuds inside Europe, which undermine the exclusion of the US.

Funny thing is, Canada is member of the ESA. So at least with regard to space travel, Canada is already stronger allied with Europe than with the US.

Der Amerikaner ist die Orchidee unter den Menschen
Volker Pispers

by Martin (weiser.mensch(at)googlemail.com) on Fri Aug 22nd, 2008 at 09:38:22 AM EST
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Sorry, Martin, if I misunderstood you. I'm finding lately that my comments are missing whole words, even entire sentences that I apparently typed while in some alternate universe. Maybe, someone should ask me to draw a clock at halb-twei.
by PIGL (stevec@boreal.gmail@com) on Fri Aug 22nd, 2008 at 12:07:21 PM EST
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