WW III Now Has Suddenly Become Far Less Likely

NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen.

On 29 March 2024, Russia’s Tass News Agency reported in English the historically important global news that what has always been the biggest ambiguity in the 1949 (U.S. President Truman’s) NATO Treaty that might lead to a WW III, has finally been interpreted, by the U.S. regime’s #1 colony (or ‘ally’): Germany has 231 military bases on German soil) in a way that disallows the Treaty’s relevance to the type of event that has long been considered to be the highest-likelihood way in which that Treaty’s central provision — the Treaty’s “Article 5,” which concerns the mutual-defense rights and obligations of NATO members toward each other — might conceivablly apply if and when one of NATO’s member nations sends its forces outside of the alliance territory and that NATO member nation’s forces then become attacked by a non-NATO member nation. In other words: Germany’s Government, by means of a study commissioned by the German Bundestag or legislature, has been informed, according to this Tass news report, that Article 5 would NOT apply. This means that, in the view of the U.S. empire’s economically most-important colony, a WW III would NOT be sparked by Article 5 if France (or some other NATO member nation) sends its forces into Ukraine in order to prevent a Russian victory there, because then none of NATO’s other member-nations would be able to rely upon Article 5 as being a ‘justification’ to invade Russia. The German interpretation of Article 5, according to Tass, is that NATO is ONLY for collective SELF-DEFENSE, and NOT for aggression — not now against Russia, nor in regard to any other non-NATO nation.

The Tass article cites as being its source the German Government’s German Press Agency, Deutsche Presse-Agentur, DPA, which, however, does not, according to a Google search, have any article online in English about this matter. The Tass article is therefore — at least in English — the only online source right now, and here it is:




“NATO wouldn’t invoke Article 5 over strike on French troops in Ukraine — agency”

According to the analysts, the bloc’s collective response would have been triggered had Russia attacked a NATO country or struck targets inside NATO territory

BERLIN, March 29. /TASS/. Should Russia strike a NATO country’s troops in Ukraine, this would not be grounds for invoking Article 5 of the NATO Charter, German parliament experts said, according to the DPA news agency.

“If military units from a NATO member state participate in collective self-defense in the conflict on Ukraine’s side based on Article 51 of the UN Charter and come under attack by the other party during military operations, this is not a justification to invoke Article 5 of the NATO Charter,” the agency quoted an expert report, which assesses the possible consequences of France’s plans to send troops to Ukraine. The report has not been published yet.

According to the analysts, the bloc’s collective response would have been triggered had Russia attacked a NATO country or struck targets inside NATO territory. “In contrast, a military response from Russia against targets in France would have been ‘an armed attack’ under Article 5 of the NATO Charter, creating an actual situation where NATO members must assist each other,” the report reads.

Meanwhile, the Bundestag experts believe that French ground troops entering the conflict on Ukraine’s side would be “acceptable under international law.” However, in their view, a NATO nation’s move to send ground troops to Ukraine would not automatically turn the entire alliance into a party to the conflict, with only the country in question becoming one. “If a NATO member acts unilaterally, that is, not as part of a pre-agreed NATO operation and without the coordination of NATO’s military command, then neither the alliance in general nor other NATO partner states become a party to the conflict,” the document emphasized.

After a Paris conference on Ukraine in late February, French President Emmanuel Macron did not rule out that Western ground troops would be sent to the zone of Russia’s special military operation. Macron also said that Western countries were determined to do everything to prevent Russia from winning the conflict. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has repeatedly rejected the possibility of deploying German troops to Ukraine.

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