JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: TWO KEY NATO MEMBERS CALLING NAMES IN PUBLIC? – FRANCE AND TURKEY – I TAKE IT AS A SIGN OF AMERICA’S DECLINE IN PRESTIGE AND INFLUENCE – A FEW THOUGHTS ABOUT MACRON AND ERDOGAN   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN RUSSIA TODAY

 

“Macron should have his own ‘brain death’ checked before attacking NATO allies, Erdogan says”

 

It is a bizarre show, two key members of NATO speaking the way they have. I think the fact that it can happen, and openly, provides a further sign of America’s declining prestige and influence.

Macron is simply an exceptionally weak figure, a would-be de Gaulle with absolutely none of de Gaulle’s talents – his strength of character and daring and brilliance. Macron is right, though, about NATO, but he is unwilling and unable to do anything about it. So why even open his mouth?

Erdogan has always been a very independent-minded character, although rather an unbalanced one. But he is shrewd about power and wants to keep his position in NATO, so long as it gives him possibilities he wouldn’t otherwise have, while continuing to cooperate and flirt with other forces.

Further thoughts on NATO and EU:

https://chuckmanwordsincomments.wordpress.com/2019/05/29/john-chuckman-comment-more-on-the-ways-america-uses-nato-for-its-own-benefit-one-of-the-american-power-establishments-most-feared-possible-developments-in-world-affairs/

https://chuckmanwordsincomments.wordpress.com/2018/07/13/john-chuckman-comment-trump-walk-away-from-nato-why-it-will-not-happen-even-if-he-has-the-authority-which-is-not-clear-natos-changed-purposes-serve-american-interests-so-why-shouldnt-it-pay/

Posted November 29, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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