The snub could be the latest example of the White House’s strained ties with European allies over the proposed EU army, which could effectively weaken the continent’s reliance on the United States. – News Link
Obama refuses to meet with the new NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg. Naturally the U.S. mainstream media is covering up this story. But apparently it’s part of a long tradition which has been adhered to by U.S. Presidents as a way to demonstrate commitment to its NATO treaty obligations.
As Sputnik (link at the top) reports: “The Bush administration held a firm line that if the NATO secretary general came to town, he would be seen by the president…so as not to diminish his stature or authority,” Kurt Volker, former US representative to NATO, told Bloomberg.
The Obama administration, in what can only be described as boorish juvenilism, is evidently upset that it’s traditional European lapdogs are not jumping at the command to send troops to join U.S. troops in Ukraine so that Obama can refer to the military units in Ukraine as “
U.S. NATO” military forces.
This is the perfect way for Obama to live up to the Nobel Peace Prize he was given shortly after is first election to the White House. But the fact of the matter is that the U.S. is increasingly isolating itself from the rest of the world. Unfortunately, an isolated U.S. is a very dangerously nuclear-armed U.S. This ain’t my country, folks…