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With a enduring aggressive pose of NATO vs Russia and China, Stoltenberg plays victim of asymmetric warfare initiated by the Atlantic Alliance. NATO's choice in 2008 at Summit in Bucharest.

"The West should respect the red lines of Russia." | Opinion Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, former SG NATO from 2004-2009 |

My earlier writing ...

Atlantic Council - Former US Amb to NATO Ivo Daalder: "It's our intent to make Russia a pariah state." (2013)

by Oui on Mon Jun 14th, 2021 at 06:17:45 PM EST
Two narratives that lead to different worlds
By geezer in Paris on June 1st, 2008

Transformations to which the left has yet to produce a convincing response: for the right's success is undoubtedly based on the failure of the social democratic model. "Globalization," Corinne Deloy, researcher at the Robert-Schuman Foundation, explains, "has made the social software obsolete. That's especially true now that - with the economic crisis we've entered into - there's nothing left to redistribute. Suddenly, people trust the right more to find solutions to problems that called the left's competence into question, for example, such primary themes as the demographic aging of European societies and retirement financing.

US seeks to cement military foothold in Balkans
By vladimir on May 17th, 2009

by Oui on Mon Jun 14th, 2021 at 06:20:31 PM EST
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Working with U.S. President Joe Biden feels more natural than collaborating with his predecessor, Donald Trump, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said to reporters gathered at the NATO summit on Monday. "Of course that was a bit inconvenient at times."

Rutte said he found Trump's criticism of spending levels to be "justified" and understandable at a summit in December 2019.

"In the end, we were able to work closely together and maintain a good relationship," Rutte said about Trump. But "of course it was a bit embarrassing at times," he admitted.

Rutte once again insisted that the transatlantic alliance is also very much in the interest of the United States. "You will see that today we will reaffirm our joint commitment to NATO," he stated.

Dutch PM Rutte an Advocate of Thatcherism

by Oui on Mon Jun 14th, 2021 at 08:51:26 PM EST
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