Thursday, May 14, 2015

Singing Means What?

I am flummoxed this morning by this video from the NAC FM (the meeting of NATO's foreign ministers):

Is this a sign of weakness or of strength?  Is this an FU to Putin, that NATO is so strong it can indulge in such silliness?  Not unlike the costumes leaders wear for Asia Pacific meetings?  Or does it demonstrate that NATO cannot even sing well and that it picks an arrogant, condescending song

What is great power for if it is not to hold the line and say no to such silliness?  Or perhaps great power means that one can do this kind of stuff and get away with it.

As always, let confirmation bias be your guide, but what do the readers say?

1 comment:

R. William Ayres said...

I think there's an implicit challenge here to Putin: we challenge you to a drinking contest. These people were CLEARLY not sober when they undertook this exercise.