On Tuesday, Poland said it was ready to deploy all its MIG-29 jets to Ramstein Air Base in Germany and put them at the disposal of the United States, urging other NATO members to do the same. The Pentagon later dismissed the offer as not “tenable”.
Now, why did Poland want to do it this way?
Here’s my speculation: Poland wanted the US involved because they feared a Russia attack if they supplied Ukraine with the jets. And they also feared the US would fail to come to their defense as Article 5 of the NATO charter demands we must.
You know, because America is Back, Baby! Because Biden has totally regained the trust of the world.
So they wanted the US directly involved in this operation so that the US would have ownership of it and could not walk away from it if Russia attacked Poland. So that the US could not claim, “Poland in effect attacked Russia by transferring those planes without NATO’s blessing, so in effect Poland was the first attacker, Russia was counter-attacking, not attacking, and therefore Article 5 does not apply and we do not owe collective self-defense action to Poland.”