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  •  I would think they already have those plans (0+ / 0-)

    in place. They would be kind of remiss in their duties if they haven't.

    But you're probably right. I take this latest round of Turkish posturing as exactly that.

    George Carlin: Forget the politicians. The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice. You don't.

    by annapaxis on Sat Sep 10, 2011 at 04:59:45 PM PDT

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    •  NATO just started defense planning (2+ / 0-)
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      for a Russian attack on the Baltic states. The idea that the alliance is planning or has planned for Israeli attacks on its members is inconceivable. That's not how defense planning works - it's not designed to encompass every single possibility no matter how remote or unlikely.

      "The two pioneering forces of modern sensibility are Jewish moral seriousness and homosexual aestheticism and irony." Susan Sontag

      by Shane Hensinger on Sat Sep 10, 2011 at 05:07:59 PM PDT

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      •  hah! (0+ / 0-)

        I guess you're right. I figured that NATO had something equivalent to our Office of Net Assessment, or any of the other analytical entities in the Pentagon. Guess not.

        George Carlin: Forget the politicians. The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice. You don't.

        by annapaxis on Sat Sep 10, 2011 at 05:47:11 PM PDT

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        •  NATO doesn't function like the Pentagon (2+ / 0-)
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          Inherently it's a political organization and any NATO defense planning must be agreed upon by every single member state, which is why it took so long for defense planning in the Balts to begin - because certain members disagreed with it.

          "The two pioneering forces of modern sensibility are Jewish moral seriousness and homosexual aestheticism and irony." Susan Sontag

          by Shane Hensinger on Sat Sep 10, 2011 at 06:05:41 PM PDT

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          •  thanks for pointing that out (1+ / 0-)
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            Reading up on it, the US asked NATO to draw up defense plans for Turkey in 2003 (in case of attacks from Iraq) and NATO balked. I didn't know that before today.

            George Carlin: Forget the politicians. The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice. You don't.

            by annapaxis on Sat Sep 10, 2011 at 06:36:26 PM PDT

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            •  No problem :-) (0+ / 0-)

              It gets confusing. Even I get confused and have to check my sources - often.

              "The two pioneering forces of modern sensibility are Jewish moral seriousness and homosexual aestheticism and irony." Susan Sontag

              by Shane Hensinger on Sat Sep 10, 2011 at 09:53:56 PM PDT

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