Current members of NATO include:
- Luxembourg (1949) Montenegro (2017) Netherlands (1949)
- North Macedonia (2020) Norway (1949) Poland (1999)
- Portugal (1949) Romania (2004) Slovakia (2004)
- Slovenia (2004) Spain (1982) Turkey (1952)
- United Kingdom (1949) United States (1949)
Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the European Union.
Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the European Union, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico,
Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
What good are the membership states to these international entities who claim to believe in the right of all nation’s to self determination if they only are willing to support this value to those who fall under the preview of it’s membership and disallow membership to like minded nations seeking safety as if they are asking to join a members only golf club. The truth is that Ukraine has been denied entry into NATO, because of back room deals made with nations like Russia and China, because they fear the financial and life cost of doing something is just too high.
I realized what paper tigers the afore mentioned organizations are when I heard that the president of Ukraine who’s nation was under an unprovoked military attack from Russia was denied help an entry into NATO, so that NATO did not have to put boots on the ground in Ukraine and fight the Russians. USA’s President Joe Biden said, “Ukraine is not a NATO member, so there is no obligation on the USA or Europe to defend it.” No obligation? Ukraine’s pleas for the creation of a no fly zone over its country have been denied because of the cowardice of those who could accomplish it, because the paper tigers fear the cost of doing what is right.
The nations of the western alliance, NATO, the G7, G20 and the United Nations have proven that none of the things that are listed below are worth fighting and dying for:
- the sovereignty of independent nations to live in peace without fear of being invaded by empire building nations;
- the blatant violation of international laws and or treaties.
It was made clear when Russia invaded Ukraine and annexed Crimea, that the countries and so called democratic institutions were more bark than bite and were far more interested in persevering their trade deals, symbols of wealth and economic stature than they were in fighting for, enforcing and honoring the promises, laws and values that they bragged about since the 2nd world war.
So once again out of selfishness, greed and cowardice the world will stand by as a mad man murders innocent men, women and children because quite frankly other then doing the morally right thing, they consider Ukraine is of no strategic military, or economic value.
A ironic little History: NATO was formed on April 4, 1949, as a collective defense against a common enemy, the Soviet Union, which tried to expand its communist ideology using military might to central and east European countries after World War II. Major political events in Europe and the Balkans, including the coup d’état in Czechoslovakia by the Soviet Union in 1948, became the immediate reasons behind the formation of NATO.
After the North Atlantic Treaty was signed on April 4, 1949, additional countries have joined NATO, bringing the total number of member countries to 28.