The Norwegian socialist Jens Stoltenberg [-> NATO-Generalsekretär war zuvor Vorsitzender von Bill Gates GAVI-Impfallianz] British Conservative Boris Johnson is now to follow as NATO Secretary General. However, a veto by the French threatens. There are also critics in the country itself.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson could assume one of Europe’s most powerful posts, that of NATO Secretary General, when incumbent Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg steps down in September 2023, writes The Telegraph. “Senior Tories support Boris Johnson’s candidacy for NATO Secretary General if that senior post becomes vacant. Johnson is the latest British politician to be offered the job, after Defense Secretary Ben Wallace and former Prime Ministers Theresa May and David Cameron.”
The Telegraph claims that the British prime minister has long been considered for the post, partly because the US is distrustful of the European Union (EU) figures who are taking on the post. You have too often put forward proposals to create a new EU army. Britain also enjoys the trust of the Baltic countries, and Johnson received international recognition for helping to form an international coalition against Russia during the Donbass special operation.
Another advocate for Johnson as NATO Secretary General was Ukrainian MP Oleksiy Goncharenko. He actively thanked Britain for “military, economic and humanitarian supplies” to Ukraine and identified London as one of Kiev’s top supporters. “He would be the right person to succeed Jens Stoltenberg as he understands the challenges NATO and the West face. He will always support Ukraine in our struggle, he will support NATO members and NATO’s goals,” the newspaper quoted him as saying.
“Not a good candidate because of his character”
However, there are also skeptics who reject Johnson as NATO Secretary General. Lord Richard Dannatt, the former chief of the British Army, said he could not support Johnson as a possible candidate for a NATO post because of his character. “He has undoubtedly done a lot of good and our full support for Ukraine is fantastic. But I’m afraid his personality traits stand in his way: lack of honesty, lack of trust. To be honest, we don’t want to further ridicule Boris Johnson on the international stage. He’s a disgrace to the nation,” Lord told the publication.
A senior defense official also expressed doubts about the success of the candidacy, as French President Emmanuel Macron would likely veto it. According to a source from The Telegraph, the NATO representatives will be appointed by unanimous decision. Any country can veto it. And given Macron-Johnson’s ties throughout the year, there is little doubt that France will not back Johnson’s candidacy.
On July 26, Johnson was offered a job in Ukraine. A petition appeared to give citizenship to the Prime Minister of Great Britain so that Johnson could run for the post of Prime Minister of Ukraine, as Reuters reports. This has found thousands of signatories within just a few hours.