Consider the following countries:
- The Czech Republic
NATO immediately springs to mind, no?
No. Of course not. And much like you I am inclined to consider the member states up to (and including) 1982 the essence of western democracy, with an exception for Turkey, Spain, Portugal and Greece, as we all know. Text continued below map.
While three of the afore-mentioned member states have since got their act together, Turkey remains severely unqualified for its membership, as I’ve pointed out on numerous occasions.
Also, this tweet inspired me to make the above bullet point list:
You have to admit that it’s hard not to think of former Soviet imagery, and in all honesty, is expansion at all cost really worth it? When will it end? Judging by NATO’s careless expansion thus far, it won’t stop until we consider these soldiers NATO troops:
Which is fine by me, but please, what some consider a NATO expansion may in reality turn out to be a full-blown Warsaw pact takeover.
Now there’s a thought …