WWIII Watch: Sec Of State Says Ukraine Will Be A NATO Member

I wonder how this will go

Blinken: ‘Ukraine will become a member of NATO’

Secretary of State Antony Blinken reaffirmed the U.S. commitment for Ukraine to eventually join NATO but held back commitments ahead of the alliance’s annual summit, which will take place in Washington in July.

“Ukraine will become a member of NATO. Our purpose at the summit is to help build a bridge to that membership,” Blinken told reporters Thursday in Brussels.

NATO allies agreed at the 2023 summit in Vilnius, Lithuania, that Ukraine can join NATO when certain conditions are met, but sparked criticism from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Baltic allies for failing to set concrete goals and a timeline for Kyiv to join the alliance.

Ukraine’s supporters are crafting ways to demonstrate robust international support for Kyiv that can be announced at NATO’s Washington summit, marking the 75th anniversary of the alliance.

OK, so, nothing concrete, but, do you think Putin, with all those nukes at his disposal and a large armed forces which would be looking for complete destruction rather than attempting to preserve land, cities, and infrastructure, will take this well? Realistically, Ukraine cannot join till their little war ends. Which doesn’t look like is going to happen anytime soon. The danger here is that Putin might finally decide to pull of the kid gloves and just drop the military hammer on Ukraine, not caring if cities and farmland and such are destroyed. He damned sure won’t appreciate this kind of talk. And, yeah, why poke Russia over Ukraine?

Or that NATO is considering dumping 100 million Euros, about $108 million. Not EU nations, but, NATO.

What kind of message does that send to China? Say what you will about Nancy Pelosi, she had the gumption to go there and stand with them in 2022.

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3 Responses to “WWIII Watch: Sec Of State Says Ukraine Will Be A NATO Member”

  1. Professor Hale says:

    There was recent talk about Ukraine suing for peace with Russia. Blinken is poisoning that well.

    Meanwhile, Romanian troops are massing on their border with the intention of seizing land in Ukraine AND Moldova where there are large numbers of ethnic Romanians living in order to “protect them” from Russia. Ukraine is going to cease to exist because of Blinken’s games. They could have had peace at a bargain with no loss of territory in 2021 and nearly a million Ukrainians still alive. Then they could have had peace in 2022 by only agreeing to not Join NATO and stop killing people in Luhansk and Donbas. Now the price of peace is going to be loss of 8 regions and a pro-Russian puppet government in charge of Ukraine and Western Ukraine occupied by Romania, France and Poland.

    Technically, there is no reason at all why Ukraine could not join NATO today. The war doesn’t need to be over, nor would every NATO member be obligated to immediately invade Russia. the NATO treaty does not specify how much support each member nation will give to a war, only that they will participate. The treaty also obligated them to spend 2% of GDP on defense, but few of them even bothered. They all treated it like joining a club, where the largest member of the club would pay all the costs (coincidentally just like the UN). Only one president since the cold war has pointed that out and attempt to remedy it

  2. Dana says:

    The one thing that Russia does not want is Ukraine joining NATO, so naturally the Biden Administration tells us that Ukraine will join NATO. Sure, poke the nuclear-armed bear. What could possibly go wrong?

    • Professor Hale says:

      This makes it painfully obvious that the Biden administration does not want the war in Ukraine to end until every last Ukrainian is dead and the Ukraine is divided up among their neighbors.

      The French contacted Russia to see if they were willing to return to the conditions of the Istanbul agreement. That was the one Blinken (through the UK) demanded Ukraine reject back in 2021.

      The USA has no one who can negotiate Peace with Russia because Russia will rightly see the USA as untrustworthy, at least until we get a president who isn’t a senile sock puppet for some unelected, unknown person or persons who are actually running our government. The USA already broke two agreements where we promised Ukraine would not be in NATO.

      My own idea is still the best option: Offer Russia NATO membership.

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