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Brain-dead at 70? NATO set to ask 'wise persons' for help

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By Robin Emmott

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NATO is expected to ask a group of "wise persons" to help reform the alliance after U.S. President Donald Trump questioned its relevance and French President Emmanuel Macron said it was dying.

Trump is making an understatement and Macro is (for once) telling the truth. Fact is NATO should not exist today. It was designed to be the counter part to the Warsaw pact during the cold war.

The cold war has ended, the Warsaw Pact does not exist any more and the Soviet Union is broken up. So why in the world do we need NATO today? Its existance is a continuing broken promise to Gorbachew, and it track record of illegal and stupid foreign interventions is shameful.

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Zaphod NATO is still necessary because other dangers are there. Russia, under Putin is a menace - they commit cyberwar against neighbors like Poland, Estonia and the U.S.A. And when Yugoslavia self-destructed in the 90s a major problem for our European allies ensued. Milosevic was a serious problem - a newer kind of fascist. Then when the Libyans rebelled against Moammar Qaddafy (who was always a terror mongering trouble-maker for Europe, Middle East, half of Africa) the danger of him unleashing his terror again was very clear. He was a rogue pest, an international problem child and NATO needed to act together to settle that danger once and for all.

Trump is not fit to govern a garbage can and he is too immature and sociopathic to be its head. Since he is shaming the US so much, one of the other allies to step up into the circle. And Trump needs to removed from the WH and pushed aside into a corner and at least ignored because he is uncouth and unworthy to be in any social or diplomatic gatherings or affairs.

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Russia, under Putin is a menace - they commit cyberwar against neighbors like

Not a world wide threat in the same way the Soviet Union was, and bullying neighbors is no different than what the US has done in Latin America for decades.

Then when the Libyans rebelled against Moammar Qaddafy (who was always a terror mongering trouble-maker for Europe, Middle East, half of Africa) the danger of him unleashing his terror again was very clear.

Removing Qadaffi has been a disaster, creating hundreds of thousands of refugees, flooding Europe with migrants leaving from Libya, and replacing him with even more oppressive factions. It takes a true believer to claim that removing him was somehow a success for NATO.

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