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How Useless Is NATO? So Useless That Four NATO Members Would Pick Russia to Defend Them If Attacked

Russia's President Vladimir Putin attends his annual press conference in Moscow on December 19, 2013. AFP PHOTO / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV (Photo credit should read KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)

Originally appeared at Russia Insider.


In a Gallup poll, respondents from Bulgaria, Greece, Slovenia and Turkey said they would pick Russia as an ally if their nations were attacked. Yes, those are all NATO members.

In the face of a “resurgent Russia” and other “emerging challenges”, NATO needs to stay agile and ready to “fight tonight,” according to Army Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, commander of NATO’s Allied Command Operations and supreme allied commander for Europe.

There’s one little, tiny problem though: Four NATO members would prefer Russia in the trenches next to them if a war broke out — and in Ukraine, there’s a 50-50 split between those who would choose to call Moscow over Washington in case of war. In U-K-R-A-I-N-E!

According to a new Gallup poll:

Who you gonna call? For the citizens of four NATO countries asked which military power they’d want fighting on their side if attacked, the answer was simple — Russia.

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China and Russia picked each other, war-torn Ukraine and Iraq split down the middle, while those four members of the U.S.-led North Atlantic Treaty Organization — Bulgaria, Greece, Slovenia and Turkey — plumped for Russia.

We don’t even know what to type. We’re type-less.

 

  • The goal of NATO hasn’t been defense against Soviet aggression since, well, since the USSR collapsed. Now, the goal isn’t to defend Turkey or Greece, the goal is to “contain” and “rollback” Russian influence, to maintain a tight grip on the military establishments of the European nations, and to prevent the UN from becoming a serious globalist power.

    In that sense, NATO is still quite effective and useful. Don’t confuse the PR for the purpose.

    • WHAT

      Let`s just say say that NATO from the inception had two roles: deter russians(under whatever government) and control continental europeans. Which is also one role. Anglo creation indeed!

  • Y Finkelstein

    The world saw Putin step in and save the Assad regime, its longtime ally. Russia backs up its allies.

    America takes out people like Gadaffi who cooperate with the United States.

    • Simon_in_London

      They even pushed out Mubarak of Egypt, who had never been anything but a loyal ally – and murdered few people by MENA standards.

  • Aedra Daedra

    Liberals hate Russia because it’s the last heterosexual white christian nation on earth.

  • Niklas Thomsen

    I perceive NATO as still being very useful. The European nations certainly need a common defence alliance against the larger threats ie. Russia, China, UN, EU.. There should however be a re-evaluation of their common purpose.

  • VictoryOrValhalla

    Russia has been flexing very formidable muscle for years, while also growing steadily and recovering from such a horrible recession. I don’t think anyone denies Russia’s raw militant force, and they generally support their allies as opposed to “opting out” or just using it as an excuse to swarm your country with tanks and infantry and topple your government. *cough*
    Couple that with the US’ pathetic “war” with ISIS and we look like complete asshats that have no actual use in an actual conflict beyond giving your enemies cheap guns and training and I’m surprised only 4 nations picked Russia.

    Greece I pity. The very founding fathers of civilization, now bankrupt with spirits crushed and “migrants” washing up on the beach endlessly.
    Ukraine has a large number of ethnic Russians iirc so a split doesn’t suprise me.
    Don’t get me wrong, a broad European military alliance is of huge importance for the entire continent and I greatly support that, but it would be interesting to see a European-Russian alliance.

  • W. Freudenfeuer

    NATO is just antifa with nukes.