Moscow-friendly Greece could ‘paralyse’ NATO

A Moscow-friendly Greece could paralyse NATO’s ability to react to Russian aggression, former US national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski warned Wednesday.

The Cold War-era hawk, who worked for president Jimmy Carter from 1977 to 1981, said Poland too “could be a target” after Russia’s annexation of Crimea last year, as well as former Soviet states such as Moldova, Georgia and oil-rich Azerbaijan.

NATO’s Article 5 commits the 28-member alliance to respond collectively if a member is attacked, he said.

“But NATO is bound by the principle of unanimity,” Polish-born Brzezinski said, warning that the alliance “could be paralysed for some time…namely by Greece, which is a friend of Russia and wields veto power.”

Greece’s radical left government is cultivating ties with Russia amid Athens’ scramble to avoid bankruptcy.

Full article: Moscow-friendly Greece could ‘paralyse’ NATO (Spacewar)

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