Skip to comments.Russia Dismisses NATO Membership Suggestions (Why does Obama want Russia in NATO?)
Posted on 09/05/2009 11:23:39 AM PDT by richardtavor
MOSCOW, July 30 (RIA Novosti) - Moscow dismissed on Thursday comments by a U.S. administration official suggesting that Russia could become a member of NATO.
Assistant Secretary of State Philip Gordon said on Tuesday that Washington would consider Russian membership in the military alliance, which was founded in 1949.
He said NATO should be open to European democracies, adding that "if Russia meets the criteria and can contribute to common security, and there is a consensus in the alliance, it shouldn't be excluded."
Russia's envoy to NATO Dmitry Rogozin said Gordon's comments "are not serious enough" and that the U.S. was trying to "take advantage of our weaknesses" to advance into a territory "that we once occupied or controlled or influenced."
He also said NATO would never be able to reach a consensus on Russia's membership as long as former Soviet republics Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania were members.
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If you’re going to let a communist be President you might as well let Russian into Nato. Heck, throw China in for good measure!
Russia and Moscow frighten me less than Washington DC. At least the Russians are not Islamists.
Would NATO then even have a reason for being if Russia became a member?
One of Russia’s goals is to drive a wedge between Europe and the US so they can deal with the spineless EU as opposed to NATO. From the vantage point of AMerican interests this makes no sense.
It is as if Resident (Pres_ent) Barack Hussein Obama, Jr., or Barry Soetoro, or Mr Michelle Robinson, or Sock-Puppet, supposedly the son of an out-of-control teenager and a Kenyan exchange student, just suddenly appeared on the face of the earth, with no memory of relatively recent history or its interpretation in light of the current situation.
He is one of the Pod People.
Ta rah rah boom de yay, the nutcase in our White House’s attempt to unite the communist nations speaks for itself.
How in the world can Russia possibly become a member of NATO when it is a communist state?
Great question. That is why Russia is resisting, but Obama is pushing...Do you remember the anguish our on troops faced when having to obey NATO orders generated by non Americans?
No I understand. Russia is dying. At least the Russians do not have Islamists running their country.
The Russians turned Muslim Chechens loose to rape and murder Christian Georgians.
NATO stopped "having a reason for being" back when the Warsaw Pact was dissolved, Germany reunited, and the Soviet Union ceased to exist. It's long past it's 'sell by' date and should have been dissolved long ago.
So he can hand them all our secrets and strategies and they won't have to go to the trouble of spying and stealing them.
“...the nutcase in our White Houses attempt to unite the communist nations speaks for itself.”
And Congress remains mute, as always. Does it perhaps approve of Obama’s plan?
Could be he is just stupid? The Russians, not so much.
I hate to enlighten you but.....Russia has not been Communist for quite a while.
He wants to have his communist bretheren riding shot gun for him on NATO.That will allow Oflamaba to drastically cut his defence budget and spend the money on his "poh" folk entitlement programs, and establshing his civilian police force.
Its all about the Obama dime, and redistributing defence dollars into the lefty communities he has established.
Russia will not be leashed, plain and simple.
The compassion of Germany, the efficiency of Kenya, the creativity of Korea, and the gentle dignity of Russia: Obama's New NATO - It's not your father's western military defense alliance.
In Tom Clancy’s “The Bear and the Dragon”, Russia had become a member of NATO.
Putin continues the traditional Russian policy of giving privileges to the Muslim elite. Today’s Russian Minister of Healthcare, Mikhail Zurabov, is a Chechen. His political agenda includes the total destruction of the Russian healthcare system, looking like revenge for the war in Chechnya. Putin shows no concern over that.
Strategically Russia is surrendering to the Muslim world. The Russian population is declining rapidly, being undermined by 70 years of Communist experiment and the cold indifference of post-communist rulers. Annually, Russia is losing 900 thousand people who are being replaced by Muslims from the Caucasus and Central Asia. Islam is now the second-largest religion in Russia, where it may total up to 28 million adherents. Because of this, Russia was able to join the Organization of the Islamic Conference in 2003.
Russia’s great qualitative population change represents both a departure from the past and a strengthening link with it. The synergies between the history of Russia’s national policies of terrorism and the radical Islamic terrorism that it is spreading around the world are natural partners that may severely impact on America’s own future.
History lesson: the Russians are the BAD guys...
Here is something to think about, especially passing the Donald Duck segment???
Well this makes all the sense in the world, having the Russians join up with NATO would be an effective counterbalance to the new ‘Warsaw Pact’ headed up by our own crew o’ Commies in Washington!
NATO stopped having a reason for existing as a military alliance when the Berlin Wall came down. However, it is a large bureaucracy offering very nice salaries and perquisites to eurobureaucrats (Americans can apply) for doing nothing much.
Anyone who asks why we cannot just close it down and send the kiddies home needs to reflect on just how successful the close the Department of Education movement is here. The only solution is a modern day Attila the Hun.
“(Why does Obama want Russia in NATO?)”
Same reason he wants all our enemies inside our house - he’s a Communist traitor.