We’ve heard this morning that NATO will send an additional 5,000 troops to Afghanistan to serve as, and train, police there. According to NATO, this deployment is specifically to “support the upcoming elections in Afghanistan.” Can Islam influence NATO, in anyway? That’s a question I would not have thought to ask. Can NATO and Islam exist successfully in the fight against the Taliban and al–Qaeda?
Amerisrael says today, that “Islamists can now veto any action by NATO. This can be accomplished by one member country, like maybe…Turkey, agreeing to “carry out the collective will voiced by the “Dar al Islam,” which has already happened. We have a similar problem at the United Nations.
Amerisrael asks: Will NATO take preemptive military action to destroy the Iranian nuke sites? No…there would first have to be a “consensus” of all NATO member countries.
We can think of many situations, with this needed-consensus, that can affect NATO actions in a negative way, and especially in matters of Overseas Contingency Operations (The War on Terror), or any man-made disaster that lurks in the darkness of world-wide naivety. The world becomes scarier every day.
NATO member countries are Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Rep., Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States.
New Developments: 4/4/09
Turkey blocked the appointment of a Danish candidate for the next NATO head. Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the Danish Prime Minister, was a front-runner until Turkey blocked the nomination based on Rasmussen’s “handling of a row over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.” It is also reported that Rasmussen opposed Turkey’s membership into the European Union. This was reported at about 12:15 pm, CDT today.
A couple of hours later, the same publication reports that Rasmussen will be the new head of NATO, taking office in July. The reporter commented that “NATO members must have reached an agreement with Turkey, which had the power of veto to block the move…”
There you have it. The power of veto through consensus failed this time. What’s next.