Well he can bitch and moan about it now, but as soon as the Turish parlament signs the agreement its all over.
And he knows that very well from his experience trying to get EU membership... do you think that will effect the speed it goes through?
Of course I am hoping they will take one for the team and sign off straight away... you guys have picked a team in this game... the sooner you get your gang patch and have to start doing as you are told and spend more on US weapons the better.
That border of Finlands is going to need lots of secret crossings and lots of security towers to stop Russia doing the same... it is going to cost billions and I doubt the US will pay for it... it will probably be a loan.
It seems they are incensed more over Turkey's very audacity, than any merit of its arguments and demands.
It is funny... they are treating Turkey like a door mat because they want to position another doormat on Russian borders... and the potential new doormat is complaining about the old doormat not doing what it is told... Sweden and Finland are so keen to get walked all over... but I am sure the US will respect them instead and listen to their interests...
Its all a matter of time. Turkey wont be able to continue to say no with 29 other states pressuring.
Good, but why do you think that... Turkey has not imposed sanctions on Russia either... it seems when its own interests are effected it has a spine... there are some here who just don't like Turkey but at least they have the spine to stand up to the US which is more than the UK and France and Germany and Brussels can manage.
Erdogan has his time now, and only now. When members Sweden and Finland wont give a rats ass about Turkyes opinions or agreements.
Which is just another reason for him to not let you in. The purpose of the alliance is mutual defence, so adding two countries that openly protect and support groups that are attacking an existing member of HATO... it should be 29 members supporting Turkey, but that is not how HATO works... the US makes decisions and everyone agrees... except in this case of course.
And they will loose Turkey as a member. And since they are pushing and arming Greece to attack Turkey, that will force Turkey to go with Russia or develop nuks.
And that is an important point about this exclusive white man club... losing Turkey as a member doesn't make Turkey Russias bitch, it means Turkey is free to trade and cooperate with the rest of the world... Russia yes, but also India and China and Iran and even Syria without HATO interference.
I like Greece and the Greeks, but I don't hate Turkey... it would be nice to see them sort their disagreements out, but if Turkey leaves HATO then the next HATO operation will likely involve the obvious. What a can of worms...