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Maybe Just A Coma? Russia Reacts To Macron’s "Golden Words" About "Brain Dead" NATO

“So, once NATO ‘recovers’, we’ll be right there.”

French President Emmanuel Macron’s now viral Economist interview published Thursday wherein he described NATO as suffering “brain death” amid a general lack of coordination among allies, especially given the alliance’s second largest military’s isolation (Turkey), received immediate push back from German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who said he was overreacting.

“The French president has found rather drastic words to express his views. This is not how I see the state of cooperation at NATO,” she said alongside NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg at a press briefing in Berlin.

Macron had told the British weekly magazine, “What we are currently experiencing is the brain death of NATO,” and even questioned the Article Five collective defense guarantee when pressed on the issue: “I don’t know,” he answered.

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cudwieser
cudwieser
November 9, 2019

He may be a corporatist schill, but he does have a way with words. If he’d show some spine he could actually be a good leader, but so far he’s just sounding off. As for Russia’s reply I admire a good sense of sarcasm. Now if a world leader can show some self depricating whit and I’ll be amazed.

Let's Call a Spade a Spade
Let's Call a Spade a Spade
November 9, 2019

Don’t tell me NATO doesn’t consider a Russian invasion of the Baltics (or just as absurdly, Poland) as a bogus threat. They know it’s a canard. They just want to worm their way into the Baltics for self-serving purposes, like they tried doing with Crimea. I call them conniving, malevolent trolls; certainly not brain-dead or comatose.

Olivia Kroth
November 10, 2019

Where is Russia in tbis short text? The headline says “Russia reacts …” but I cannot find anything about Russia’s reaction at all. Sorry! Maybe Russian diplomat Maria Zakharova should be quoted, instead of Mama Merkel? Mama Merkel is German, not Russian (although she speaks Russian, since she grew up in the former DDR).

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
November 10, 2019

Here is Russia’s reaction, according to TASS:

Macron’s statement about NATO’s ‘brain death’ reflects the truth – Russian diplomat

MOSCOW, November 7. /TASS/. French President Emmanuel Macron’s statement about NATO’s “brain death” reflects the truth, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova wrote on Facebook on Thursday.

“How very true. The statement does reflect the truth. It is a clear definition of NATO’s current situation,” Zakharova said.

oldandjaded
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
November 15, 2019

See below the photo, where it says “Direct Link”? Click on that and it leads to a much more in-depth post on Zero Hedge.

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