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2009-04-05 International-UN-NGOs
Danish PM chosen as new NATO secretary general
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Posted by Fred 2009-04-05 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [304 views ]  Top

#1 This is what the Ankara correspondent of the German ZDF TV channel reported on yesterday's evening news here in Germany.

The breakthrough was achieved when Obama gave guarantees to Erdogan.

Among them:

A PKK affiliated satellite channel in Denmark will face criminal prosecution.

Turks will be appointed to additional posts in NATO's civilian and military hierarchy. They're probably going to be picked by the Erdogan regime, not the military.

Another guarantee concerns some not specified outreach to the islamic world. I hope Obama didn't promise a NATO apology for the cartoons.

To sum it all up, a price was paid, in my opinion too high a price.
Posted by Harcourt Spineger9876 2009-04-05 09:32||   2009-04-05 09:32|| Front Page Top

#2 Update:

According to Turkish newspaper Hurriyet
Obama "guaranteed" an apology for the Danish cartoons.

If that's true RIP NATO.
Posted by Harcourt Spineger9876 2009-04-05 10:06||   2009-04-05 10:06|| Front Page Top

#3 Update 2:

Speaking in Baden-Baden, Obama made clear that his administration wants to press the allies to craft a new framework for the future, a new road map to define NATO's roles, missions and way of functioning.

Noting that there are "a whole host of hot spots" bedeviling the West beyond Afghanistan, Obama said, "We've got to figure out what is NATO's role in that."
LINK Jakarta Post.

"Bedeviling hot spots" .....?

Posted by Besoeker 2009-04-05 11:49||   2009-04-05 11:49|| Front Page Top

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