Former Austrian Foreign Minister announces “deepening cracks” in NATO


In Austria, they commented on the current state of affairs in the North Atlantic Alliance. The comment is also given in connection with the famous statement by French President Emanuel Macron about the "death of NATO's brain." Recall that after that statement, Macron was first attacked by the Secretary General of the Alliance Stoltenberg, the Baltic members of NATO, as well as Poland, noting that the French leader was "wrong."


Karin Kneisl, ex-Foreign Minister of Austria, made his statement regarding the state of affairs in the Western military bloc. To begin with, it should be noted that Austria itself is not a member of NATO, as, for example, its neighbor, Switzerland.

Karin Kneisl noted that there are serious problems in NATO. At the same time, according to the former Austrian Foreign Minister, these problems began to appear even against the background of the NATO operation in Iraq in 2003.

Karin Kneisl:

Shortly before the start of the war in Iraq, NATO already had problems - there was something like an imminent explosion.

After that, as Kneisl notes, cracks in the unity of the alliance began to manifest themselves.

Ms. Kneisl:

In my opinion, these cracks only deepened. And now I’m talking not only in connection with the position of Turkey.

Commenting on Macron’s statement, Kneisl stated that "brain death is even worse than death."

Recall that at one time Emmanuel Macron criticized the United States for losing interest in its European allies.
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  1. bessmertniy 26 December 2019 12: 28 New
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    An Austrian politician can afford an independent judgment on NATO. Although admitting an obvious fact is not a special courage. This is just his statement.
    1. Siberia 75 26 December 2019 12: 33 New
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      It was not in vain that Putin presented Kneisl, churn and a Tula samovar at the wedding.
      1. Major Yurik 26 December 2019 13: 08 New
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        There you go, damn it, at first Nata recorded a brain dying, now she went cracking ... !!! Creepy crap, this Nata! fool
      2. rich 26 December 2019 13: 10 New
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        I was more struck by the presence at the wedding of Kneisl Kuban Cossack Choir
        1. Siberia 75 26 December 2019 13: 23 New
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          Not the first (and I hope not the last) time, our Cossacks walk around European capitals.
  2. rocket757 26 December 2019 12: 31 New
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    It’s premature to discuss something concrete ....
    Under this "wing", everyone was more or less comfortable. Now it could be different! but there is its own center, it all depends on it.
    1. Chaldon48 26 December 2019 12: 43 New
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      If you mean the center of Trump, then he seems to have begun to incline to the idea that drowning people themselves must take care of their salvation from the threat of drowning or, if you like, be drowned.
      1. rocket757 26 December 2019 12: 50 New
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        Quote: Chaldon48
        keep in mind the center trump

        And what about Trump, he simply indicated that everything has its PRICE! For "under the wing" you have to pay accordingly. Now, let’s see that the TOAD or the FEAR will win?
      2. HAM
        HAM 26 December 2019 13: 20 New
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        Pay attention to the one who loudly screams about the preservation of the alliance-sticky and parasites ... those who were sitting on the neck of the Soviet Union now very they are afraid of losing a new source of prosperity. They have to be sold for almost nothing, otherwise they need anybody.
      3. Brturin 26 December 2019 20: 00 New
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        Quote: Chaldon48
        Trump, then it seems he began to incline to thoughts that drowning people themselves should take care of their salvation

        Only here they’re drowning themselves ... Bild survey of Germans by YouGov Institute is the biggest threat to the world - 41% - Trump, 17% - Kim, 8% - Putin and Khamenei, 7% - Xi Jinping, to the question of the Kantar Institute about the least popular with Germans politics: Trump - 89%. And another question - IFop for Sputnik News - Do you want relations between Russia and the EU to improve - for 84% of Germans, 78% of Italians, 75% of the French and 68% of the British. And cracks - if they exist, but when it comes to making decisions, everyone will vote as they should, that in NATO, in the EU - an example of Hungary - We always said that we do not want to violate the unity of the EU, which is the main value of the union - the minister Hungarian Foreign Affairs Peter Siyyarto.
        1. Chaldon48 28 December 2019 13: 20 New
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          It is only a pity that the ruling elite so far can ignore the majority opinion. Her money is all green.
  3. Kibl 26 December 2019 12: 49 New
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    Here an Austrian politician is free to talk about the collapse of NATO, and I am a citizen of "democratic" Latvia for such a speech I can earn from 3-7 years.
  4. Livonetc 26 December 2019 12: 50 New
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    "I remember all your cracks,
    I sing yours - my songs.
    Egegei ... "
    1. rich 26 December 2019 13: 15 New
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      I received the message, I proceed to decryption. Thanks for the service.)))
  5. knn54 26 December 2019 12: 57 New
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    - that even before the start of the war in Iraq, the North Atlantic Alliance “was close to an explosion.
    ONLY in wars / conflicts it is somehow possible to keep this unit.
  6. Alien From 26 December 2019 12: 59 New
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    Balabolit all of them much ........ and things are there ......
  7. Valery Valery 26 December 2019 13: 17 New
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    Here is a question:
    If NATO is an equal military alliance - how many military bases of European countries in the United States ?!
    Or is it not a military alliance, but a way of capturing Europe by the US Army ?!
    1. rocket757 26 December 2019 13: 19 New
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      Good question! And when it is set correctly, then there is no need to answer good
    2. Serega82 26 December 2019 14: 06 New
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      There are simply no threats to NATO in North America, but the main threats to the bloc in Eurasia.
      1. Barmaleyka 26 December 2019 14: 41 New
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        Quote: Serega82
        main threats to the bloc in Eurasia.

        which ones ?!
        Who exactly is going to write to NATO ?!
        1. Serega82 26 December 2019 15: 12 New
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          The main thing is not who is going, but who can attack if he wants !!!
          1. Barmaleyka 26 December 2019 16: 27 New
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            Quote: Serega82
            and who can attack if he wants !!!

            - Man, I'm afraid of you!
            - Почему?
            “You will rape me!”
            “So I'm on the street, and you are on the balcony of the fifth floor!”
            - And now I will come down !!! !!! !!! anekdotov.net
  8. Operator 26 December 2019 13: 50 New
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    The main crack is the US economic dictatorship in relation to its NATO allies: breaking the trade agreement, billions of dollars in fines for European corporations for violating US law, customs barriers, non-US sanctions for energy carriers, etc.

    Until 2010, the US regime of economic preferences was in force for its European allies - with the aim of linking them to US foreign policy. Now the US budget is scarce and subsidized allies are beginning to show independence.
  9. Flawless 26 December 2019 13: 55 New
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    So it’s time to put it to the scrap as unnecessary.
    1. Serega82 26 December 2019 14: 08 New
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      I think the CSTO will be the first to go down in history.
  10. Lord of the Sith 26 December 2019 14: 06 New
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    Yes bullshit is NATO, the overlord and his lackeys who pay tribute.
  11. Igor Borisov_2 26 December 2019 14: 14 New
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    Quote: HAM
    Pay attention to the one who loudly screams about the preservation of the alliance-sticky and parasites ... those who were sitting on the neck of the Soviet Union now very they are afraid of losing a new source of prosperity. They have to be sold for almost nothing, otherwise they need anybody.

    I absolutely agree with you. I have been living in Baltiysk for forty years and have seen a lot of friendly Poles who drag plush toys, irons, televisions, etc. And they behaved like natural gypsies ..... They came to my mother's pharmacy and offered to buy worn bras, cracked dark glasses ....
  12. voyaka uh 26 December 2019 14: 31 New
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    There were no cracks in NATO, while America paid for everyone.
    But the rude Trump said: “in the morning chairs - in the evening money. But money FORWARD am "
    Here all faces and cracked. laughing
  13. Klingon 26 December 2019 14: 43 New
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    Quote: Rich
    I was more struck by the presence at the wedding of Kneisl Kuban Cossack Choir

    they perform a lot in Europe, especially like them in Germany
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