So what’s really going on with NATO? Secretary of Defense Robert Gates knocks them for failing to pay their way and NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen says
…that Russia cannot be a direct participant in a planned missile-defense system.
“The reason is simple — NATO cannot outsource to nonmembers collective defense obligations which bind its members,” he said.
The fact that NATO has insourced almost all their security obligations to the U.S. goes unsaid by Rasmussen.
There’s more interesting stuff.
Dmitry Rogozin, a Russian official involved with the NATO missile-defense talks stated in an article in the New York Times on Tuesday that Russia opposes defenses that impinge on its sovereignty.
Following that statement to its full and absurd conclusion, everyone on earth should disarm as any such defensive actions may impinge on Russian sovereignty.
Message to Russia: wake up! We’re not that into you anymore!