Friday, September 15, 2017
Uh, Yeah, Duly Noted
There's an eye-opener. Canada's top officer at NORAD, a lt.-gen no less, tells us that the US does not consider itself obliged to defend Canada in case of a North Korean missile attack.
Really? Well, what about Afghanistan? Even though the United States was never actually attacked by the Afghanis, we dutifully responded to Washington's Article 5, NATO charter plea and joined other NATO partners in America's hapless Afghan war.
So, if Washington, which is so fond lately of poking Pyongyang with a sharp stick, doesn't consider itself obliged to defend Canada in the event of a North Korean missile attack, what is the point of NORAD at all or, for that matter, NATO?