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Friday, May 18, 2012

A Slap in the Face from NATO

Nadene Goldfoot
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization or NATO is having a summit conference in Chicago on May 20-21.  It has an outreach program with 7 friendly nations including Israel besides dozens of others.  Thirteen of these nations have been invited to Chicago but not Israel.  Why?  Israel is being snubbed!  Even the USA blocked their invitation!  They have a weak excuse, something like it's because Israel is not in on the war in Afghanistan.  Are the 13 others that have been invited?

NATO has 28 members in this North Atlantic Alliance who are Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Rep., Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, UK and USA.  

They have partner countries.  Their Mediterranean Dialogue Countries consist of:
1. Algeria, -99% Sunni Muslim
2. Egypt, -90% Sunni Muslim
3. Israel,   80% Jewish 20% Muslim, Christians (1.4 million Muslim citizens)
4. Jordan, 95% Sunni Muslim
5. Mauritania, 99.99% Sunni Muslim
6. Morocco  -99% Sunni/Sufi Muslim
7. Tunisia.  -98% Sunni Muslim

Israel just happens to be a key link to the US missile shield made for NATO which Russia is angry about, and are the Israeli navy partners of NATO forces in securing the Mediterranean and Red Seas as well as being in on other important military and intelligence contributions to Western security.  Israel is using a missile shield to ward off many of the incoming missiles aimed at them from Gaza, so would surely be useful in reporting on quality of style, prevention, etc.    

I ask, who has the Moxie out of these seven ?  They're shunning Israel?  Without Israel, I wonder if they're capable of coming up with additional aids in security or any useful ideas.  It looks to me like Israel is a kingpin in this decision-making, a country who they plan to milk out of ideas and contributions but not to be counted as one of the gang.  So Israel hasn't been invited inside the country club.  Well, who wants to be a member, anyway?  

Resource: Debka newsletter May 18th

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