Europe: NATO

Greater Surbiton writes about NATO's relations with Russia: “If the NATO powers lack the will to stand up to Russia, it raises the question of what precise purpose NATO serves.” And about NATO and the Greek-Macedonian relations: “Greece has been a very poor member of NATO; it has only about 130 troops in Afghanistan – the same number as Macedonia, a non-member with one-fifth its population.”


  • hans

    Greater who?
    -just look at how many comments this guys posts get(answer: less than 1), which is indicative of how many people care

  • Dan Asta

    Greece has been a very poor NATO member?

    Only if you know nothing about history and imagine that NATO started yesterday. Greece has sat out the USA’s forays against Iraq and Afganistan. That’s true. As have many other countries. On the other hand, Greece’s history in NATO goes back half a century, and one measures the total contribution, not just a clip from four years. Otherwise one is blind to history. For instance, did Greece contribute to the Korean conflict? I doubt Surbitron knows because apparently, he cares not a whit about history.

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