Letter: Nato under attack

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Nato under attack

Sir: "Europe will never lay its own lives on the line for its own people ... until Nato is dead," says Robert Fisk ("What is the point of Nato?", 13 May).

One wonders where he has found the evidence to suggest that Europeans will enthusiastically shoulder the burden of going to war on behalf of the Kosovar Albanians without the Americans when they refused to do so on behalf of the Bosnian Muslims. Amongst Germany's Greens perhaps? Or can the Greeks be solidly counted in? Ah, I forgot: mighty Luxembourg; that's bound to make all the difference.

It is the Americans who are providing most of the fire-power and material in this conflict, and the Europeans who are the half-hearted partners.


London N12