Two Polish residents were killed yesterday after either a missile strike, or a shot down rocket struck a small village just outside the border of Ukraine.
Speaking to the Associated Press, one U.S. intelligence official claimed two people were killed after a Russian missile landed in a Polish village Tuesday. The incident technically means that Russia just committed an act of aggression on NATO territory, though whether or not the strike was intentional remains to be seen.
The missile landed in Przewodów, an eastern Polish village close to the Ukrainian border, suggesting that the strike was not intentional.
Okay, let’s assume it landed in Poland unintentionally. How many chances does Russia get before things get really dicey? Poland has been overrun far too many times to see this happen again.
The strike – should it turn out to be a missile strike – could have potentially very serious consequences given that Poland is a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). A strike on NATO territory is considered an attack against all members of the alliance under Article 5 of the treaty.
Article 5 is a cornerstone of the alliance between NATO’s 30 member states. The article states that if any NATO Ally is targeted by an outside nation, all other members of the alliance consider it an act of violence against themselves and will take all necessary action to assist the Ally that was attacked.
I don’t believe this will prompt a NATO retaliation, and to their credit, Poland is pissed and they elevated their military readiness, but they have not retaliated against Russia.
I absolutely believe F. Joe Biden would have no problem jumping into a war with Russia, because he is mentally compromised. The rest of NATO will – hopefully – realize this incident, while awful, is not enough to start World War III.
I do, however, worry about Slovakia, which shares a border with Ukraine.