Jens Stoltenberg — says NATO's acquisition of mighty Finland and Sweden — will show Bubba Putin who's boss

© 2023 Peter Free


11 September 2023



Stupid, boastful and foolishly aggressive is not a good leadership combination


Below is the abrasively incoherent NATO chief, Jens Stoltenberg, telling the EU parliament how successfully NATO has thumped Vlad the Impaler's Russian ass.


Here, in extended excerpts, so as to render its full flavor — when rationally perceived in the context of Nazi Ukraine's self-initiated dismemberment and rapidly expanding military cemeteries:



And the reality is that President Putin made at least two big strategic mistakes when he invaded Ukraine last year.


The first and most important was, of course, that he totally underestimated the Ukrainians. The strength, the commitment, the courage of the Ukrainian people, the Ukrainian political leadership and the Ukrainian armed forces.


The other big strategic mistake he made was to underestimate us. Our willingness, our commitment to support Ukraine, to stand by Ukraine, with economic sanctions, with political support, but not least, with the military support.


And that's unprecedented, what we have seen now, of military support from NATO Allies, from EU members, from EU, from NATO.


And, this is a support which is much bigger than anyone expected when this war started. With, with advanced artillery, with the long range cruise missiles, with advanced air defence systems, with a lot of ammunition and not least training from EU, from NATO Allies.


[W]e expect NATO Allies to increase defense spending by more than 8% in [inaudible] terms.


This is the biggest increase in decades, and most of them are also EU members, are now taking this very seriously. More money for defence also enable us to invest more in production of ammunition, which is extremely critical.


I welcome the efforts.


I welcome the decisions by the European Union, which go hand in hand what we do in NATO. In NATO we have different arrangements for joint procurement of ammunition, we have done that for many years.


We have something called a NATO support and procurement agency. I welcome efforts by EU members, NATO Allies, to ramp up production and we work closely with the defence industry throughout the Alliance, in EU but also in non-EU Allied countries.


To produce more and more spending, is a precondition for also increased production.


Then lastly on Sweden.


First of all, it is historic that now Finland is member of the Alliance. And we have to remember the background. The background was that President Putin declared in the autumn of 2021, and actually sent a draft treaty that they wanted NATO to sign, to promise no more NATO enlargement.


That was what he sent us. And was a pre-condition for not invade Ukraine. Of course we didn't sign that.


The opposite happened. He wanted us to sign that promise, never to enlarge NATO. He wanted us to remove our military infrastructure in all Allies that have joined NATO since 1997, meaning half of NATO, all the Central and Eastern Europe, we should remove NATO from that part of our Alliance, introducing some kind of B, or second class membership.


We rejected that.  So he went to war to prevent NATO, more NATO, close to his borders.


He has got the exact opposite. He has got more NATO presence in eastern part of the Alliance and he has also seen that Finland has already joined the Alliance and Sweden will soon be a full member.


Because at Vilnius Summit, we agreed a statement where it was clearly expressed how Sweden will do more, follow up the agreement we had in Madrid on fighting terrorism, and also address issues related to export of military equipment, and then Türkiye made it clear that they will ratify as soon as possible.


© 2023 North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Opening remarks by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the joint meeting of the European Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) and the Subcommittee on Security and Defence (SEDE) followed by an exchange of views with Members of the European Parliament, (07 September 2023)



According to Stoltenberg's implied direction of thought, mighty Sweden will become the final straw that broke the Russian Federation into pieces, so that the West can loot it.



We can tentatively conclude that . . .


. . . the Collective West prides itself on elevating belligerently bumbling stupidity to its highest ranks.


Not surprisingly, Russia has become economically and militarily more powerful than it was before the West provoked the current Ukraine War.


And the European Union, NATO and the United States are all noticeably weaker.


Done in by their own characteristically throats-slashing and never-foreseeing hands.



Naturally, the entirety of Western leadership ignores these facts


Preferring instead, to create self-lauding fables, like Stolenberg's, from its unending strings of Elites-profiting humanity-destructions.



The moral? — A fitting fate for these psychoses-prone Western warmongers . . .


. . . would be to be dumped, naked, into one of the Pacific Ocean's swirling plastic trash gyres.


Perhaps they could use their self-acclaimed intellects and pampered skins to craft a lives-saving plastic raft and motor therefrom.


My own contrary bet sees this planet, eventually, successfully taking out the trash.