Dropping the hammer on NATO
Posted by aogFriday, 07 February 2003 at 15:39
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In the previous scene, the Bush administration had sought to put the AoW on the spot by asking NATO not to participate in the invasion of Iraq but to protect NATO members (particularly Turkey) from any counter-attacks. Surely if NATO has any meaning whatsoever, that would be it. However, doing so would be costly domestically for the AoW. That ticking bomb is about to go off. It has been reported
that George Roberts, the Secretary General of NATO, has invoked the "silent procedure" for such a defensive operation. This means that it will go forward unless a NATO member expliticly objects. So the AoW can just hide until it goes away - they must either go along, object or destroy NATO (or at least their membership). The deadline is 9 GMT on Monday. Isn't it nice when a plan comes together?
UPDATE: France really did it.