September 2021

Putin Gives NATO New Purpose

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Many people seem to forget that it was NATO and not the EU that held back the Soviet Bear during the Cold War. Noticeably, France was not part of that construct, after separating itself from the alliance post-Suez under French Premier Guy Mollet. What resulted was a remarkable French 'hissy fit' of ungratefulness, when its very continued existence had been facilitated by the UK and US coming to its aid in both wars. This is a pattern that Macron seems determined to replicate, with his drive to create a minuscule and distracting 20,000-strong expeditionary EU Army.