U.S. Military Hypocrisy on CrimeaSubmitted by McWilly on Wed, 03/12/2014 - 16:39
News has broken that U.S. General Martin Dempsey has stated that the United States will take military action if Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty is triggered, which states “that an armed attack against one or more [NATO members] shall be considered an attack against them all.” (Sounds like our stance against an attack on Israel, no?)
Fro the Moscow Times:
“We do have treaty obligations with our NATO allies. And I have assured them that, if that treaty obligation is triggered, we would respond,” he said in the interview on Friday night.
“If Russia is allowed to do this, which is to say move into a sovereign country under the guise of protecting ethnic Russians in Ukraine, it exposes Eastern Europe to some significant risk because there are ethnic enclaves all over Eastern Europe and the Balkans,” General Martin Dempsey said in an interview to PBS television.
There are currently 400,000 Romanians living in Ukraine, Dempsey said, citing the example of Romania, which has been a member of NATO since 2004.
Just like with U.S. involvement with other international organizations, namely the UN, America is once again getting drawn into a war that doesn’t – or shouldn’t – affect it. Granted, US/Russian relations have been rocky as of late, and the US is always concerned with what its brother in nukes is up to, but in reality NATO hasn’t been needed since the end of the cold war and according to Rothbard was never really needed. Military involvement will simply bring us into another pointless war, but this time with an adversary with far larger teeth than the nipping incisors of the Middle Eastern terrorists.
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