Nowhere, just wasting time with North Macedonia
What use, I wonder, pray tell me, is North Macedonia to NATO? The place has a population of two million and boasts forces numbering 8,000. And I am not doubting their military abilities but I must ask, what for? Against Russia, the only target and reason why NATO exists, North Macedonia is a zero on a contract. But why would Russia be bothered to attack anyone? It is the US and NATO that are attacking all those around them, not Russia or China. This is just silliness as much as the relentless NATO movement closer to Russia’s borders. The peacekeeping principle of buffer states is discarded and that was the way since the fall of the Soviet Union. The West stands exposed as untrustworthy since most solemn assurances were given to not expand NATO eastwards by both George H Bush and Billy Goat Clinton. So much so for the honesty of the West.
In principle, there is nothing wrong with calling in the military to assist in times of crisis. You see them often after natural disasters, assisting, keeping order, building things, and they get a lot of good marks for that. Their presence is mostly welcomed. During the last weeks the militaries were mobilized with the current Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. Just seeing them (usually) creates a feeling of calmness. South Africa mobilized every infantry battalion and support services it could. They are doing quite well. Switzerland mobilized a medical battalion or two. They too are doing well. The UK Forces are around building hospitals and morgues. The US has its National Guard as well as the Corps of Engineers. Israel is using its reserves, mostly fit youngsters. So where the hell is the mighty NATO? I will tell you where NATO is. Wasting time with North Macedonia. Perhaps that is a good thing too, they are useless anyway. But it would have been great PR for them.
And then there is the bad PR going around. Mossad is boasting how many masks and ventilators (with blueprints to manufacture) that they smuggled and are smuggling to the Jewish State. Why? Why would they want to have these operations known? I just don’t get it because it will lead to more Jewish hatred as being “us” against “you.” It is silly beyond comprehension. Or are they forced to do so by unscrupulous behavior? Let us see. A recent report from a French regional head said that the US paid cash and double the asked for price to get a planeload of Chinese-made face masks diverted to them (and away from France). France just happens to be the US’s oldest ally. Without France there would have not been a successful Revolutionary War. Portugal, by the way, is Britain’s (that special relationship country – LOL) oldest ally, and NOT the USA. I wish people would wake up to the 1386 Treaty of Windsor. There is no British “special relationship” with the USA. And now France got done in by the USA. They are sincerely not f amused. The smuggling effort is happening across the world. It is an unjustified bonanza coming at what cost to the allies professing eternal friendship. It seems to me that the friendship is as deep as panic stations go. What will happen in a shooting war against a major power is open for discussion. In the meantime, China, Russia, and Cuba are getting fantastic PR for playing the game at a level where the Western leaders are not to be found. And they make money. Who is winning?