Full quote: “If Ukraine loses, Russia is going to enter Baltic states, NATO states, US will have to send their sons and daughters’ to war, exactly the same way as we are sending our sons and daughters, and they will have to fight, because it’s NATO that we are talking about, and they will be dying, God forbid.”
Note #1: Updated to add the beginning of the sentence which lends context.
Note #2: The context does not substantially alter the gist of the quote if the intent within the West is to admit Ukraine to NATO. This is because “an attack on one is an attack on all.” This principle, known as “collective defense,” is enshrined in Article 5 of the Washington Treaty, NATO’s founding treaty. As such, the US would be obliged to defend Ukraine anyway if she were under attack by Russia which is what is happening right now. In effect, in such a scenario, we would be drafting our soldiers into World War III.
Facebook put a warning on my post, which has the full quote and an explanation of the context, saying that it lacks context, and linking to a foreign language article. Again here is the full speech.
Just yesterday the head of NATO said he expects Ukraine to join the alliance. https://www.foxnews.com/world/nato-chief-ukraine-become-member-alliance-long-term
This is a machine translation of the supposed fact-checking article, which I explain in the post. Why is face book preventing people from hearing what Zelenskyy has to say?
Facebook has no right to interfere with us knowing what Zelensky is saying by claiming that the sharing of his remarks “lacks context.” Zelenskyy stated that if Russia is not stopped, they will invade the Baltic states and Americans will have to fight and die Russia just like Ukrainians. The claim is that Zelenskyy is not saying Americans will die for Ukraine now, but rather that we should help Ukraine so that Russia doesn’t have the chance to carry out future attacks. This makes no sense when you find out that Jens Stoltenberg, the head of NATO, said yesterday that Ukraine would join NATO in the long term. So if Americans won’t be drafted for them today, we certainly would be at some point because collective defense is part of being in NATO: Per Article 5 of its founding treaty, “an attack on one is an attack on all.” There is no reason to think Stoltenberg’s prediction is intended to be misleading.
Shame on you, Facebook.
By Dr. Dannielle Blumenthal. All opinions are the author’s own.
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