posted on Feb, 10 2003 @ 11:12 AM
Observer,No it is virtually impossible.
NATO was formed as a defensive organisation.The USA and ,to a lesser extent,the UK seem to be perverting the NATO charter to bring other nations into
a conflict with Iraq.Turkey is in no danger of being attacked by Iraq unless it allies itself with the USA/UK and allows Air and Ground forces to
operate from it's territory.This would be an act of agression and NATO members have no obligation to aid other members if they act to precipitate a
conflict.Infact, if Germany,France,and Belgium were to agree to NATO deployments in Turkey and if,later,they were attacked then they would be
obligated to aid Turkey.
The USA/UK appear to be keen to attack Iraq.If they get help from Turkey,as seems likely,then they do not need to act through NATO they can deploy
Patriot missiles on a bi-lateral basis.
Going through NATO is nothing but political trouble making on behalf of Rumsfeld.