Klaus Schadenfreude wrote on 9/30/2022 7:15 PM:
> On Fri, 30 Sep 2022 18:21:38 -0400, Mighty Wannabe <@.> wrote:
>> Klaus Schadenfreude wrote on 9/30/2022 5:50 PM:
>>> On Fri, 30 Sep 2022 16:12:48 -0400, Mighty Wannabe <@.> wrote:
>>>> Taking only four questions from the press, Stoltenberg concluded by
>>>> repeating, “NATO is not party to the conflict, we support Ukraine but
>>>> that does not make us party to the conflict.” /
>>> Until Ukraine joins NATO, and Putin eats his gun the next day.
>> This is what Stoltenberg said in that article:
>> "When asked if NATO was willing to accept Ukraine’s application,
>> Stoltenberg replied that /“every democracy in Europe has the right to
>> apply”/ but getting accepted would require the consensus of all 30 members."
> Everyone hates Russia right now. Ukraine is a shoe-in. The United
> States will make sure that happens.
You really should pull your head out of your arse more often, Klaus.
US weighs in on Ukraine’s NATO membership
Now is not the time, says national security adviser Jake Sullivan
White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan talks to reporters
on September 30, 2022
The US is committed to the “open door” policy when it comes to NATO, but
now is the wrong time to consider Ukraine’s membership application,
President Joe Biden’s national security adviser Jake Sullivan said on
**/“Right now, our view is that the best way for us to support Ukraine
is through practical, on the ground support in Ukraine, and that the
process in Brussels should be taken up at a different time,”/ Sullivan
told reporters at the White House press briefing.
**Earlier in the day, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky staged a
signing of a membership application to the bloc, claiming Kiev is a /“de
facto”/ ally already and demanding an /“accelerated”/ accession procedure.
**Sullivan echoed the comments made earlier by NATO Secretary General
Jens Stoltenberg that membership requires the consensus of all 30
members of the US-led bloc. Stoltenberg also pledged /“unwavering”/ and
/“resolute”/ support for Ukraine, but insisted that does not make NATO a
party to the conflict with Russia.