The Telegraph reported:
Jeremy Corbyn has called for Nato to be “closed down”, it emerged today as defence chiefs warned his comments about the organisation are “weakening western civilisation”.
In footage uncovered by the Telegraph the Labour leader said the military alliance was an “engine for the delivery of oil to the oil companies” and called for it to “give up, go home and go away.”
He’s like the left wing version of Trump. Both would be disasters if they ever became Prime Minister or President.
Mr Corbyn on Thursday was criticised after he refused to say whether he would defend a Nato ally if it were invaded by Russia.
There is only one correct answer to that. It is “Of course Article 5 says ‘that an armed attack against one or more of them in Europe or North America shall be considered an attack against them all’ so we honour our word without fail.”
Article 5 has been invoked once only. On the 4th of October 2011 after the 9/11 attacks on the US.
In September 2014, Mr Corbyn was filmed declaring: “1990 should have been the time for Nato to shut up shop, give up, go home and go away. Why don’t we turn it around, and close down Nato?
“Nato is an engine for the delivery of oil to the oil companies and the major nations of this world, make no illusions about that.”
Corbyn seems to be upset that NATO stopped the Soviet Union’s expansion.
Mr Rasmussen told the Telegraph: “I am very concerned about his unwillingness to say clearly that Nato of course will defend any ally if they are attacked. Solidarity within the defence alliance is Nato’s raison d’être.
“In line with Mr Trump in the United States, Mr Corbyn now raises doubt about this commitment to defend friends and allies. Thus they are tempting President Putin to aggression and they are weakening Nato and the entire Western civilisation.”
Putin knows what weakness is. He would exploit it without mercy.
Lord Roberson, the former Labour defence secretary and Secretary General of Nato, said: “It beggars belief that the leader of the party most responsible for the collective security pact of Nato should be so reckless as to undermine it by refusing to say he would come to the aid of an ally.
“Even in its darkest, daftest days in the past the Labour Party stuck to its commitment to Nato and to the defence of any ally attacked.
“The public will be dismayed and disgusted by what appears to be an abdication of Britain’s responsibility in a dangerous world. “
If Corbyn is re-elected leader, sensible Labour MPs really need to set up their own party and abandon Labour to Corbyn.