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Talk:Merkel: Georgia will join NATO

Image:Angela Merkel (2008)-2.jpgEdit

Image:Angela Merkel (2008)-2.jpg might be a better version of the image. Adambro (talk) 22:15, 17 August 2008 (UTC)

Copyediting please!Edit

As I might fail in that part. international (talk) 22:22, 17 August 2008 (UTC)

The article and its title.Edit

It is imho necessary with a response/reaction from Russia to the statments in first paragraph and title. It would add good dramaturgy and keep article from beeing onesided and possibly POV. Looking after some usfull stuff. international (talk) 22:29, 17 August 2008 (UTC)

There's no Russian response afaik. I've checked English service of RIA Novosti as well as Interfax and Russian media for this. Lysy (talk) 05:39, 18 August 2008 (UTC)
Title is inaccurate,I think. Merkel's comment was qualified with "if it wants too" and there is no assurance it will still want to a year or 2 from now (even though it is very likely it will still want to). Maybe Merkel:Georgia will be welcome at Nato would be better? Wishmaster68 (talk) 14:17, 18 August 2008 (UTC)
The title is not meant to be descriptive but is seems to be a good abbreviation of the quote of Merkel. "Georgia will join NATO if it wants to, and it does want to" she said. Its meaning is much more of a promise than "will be welcome to". Lysy (talk) 19:32, 18 August 2008 (UTC)
The title as it stands is more of a prophesy than a promise. Wishmaster68 (talk) 02:32, 19 August 2008 (UTC)
Merkel's statement may be groundless, but in the place and the context she said it, it was obviously meant to sound promising. Lysy (talk) 07:01, 19 August 2008 (UTC)
ok but it comes across as a bit to tabloidish (seeing the future) for a headline I think. Maybe just a word or two to clarify? What about "Merkel promises NATO membership for Georgia"; if it was meant to be a promise, then let's just say that. Wishmaster68 (talk) 13:35, 19 August 2008 (UTC)
I understand that it might seem a bit tabloidish, but to quote Merkel in full (with the "if it wants to and it does want to") would be long and difficult. On the other hand to claim that she "promises" something would be an over-interpetation. What she said sounded promising but there's a nuance to it. So I think it's best to leave the abbreviated quote of her. It is attributed by the "Merkel:" prefix, so it's clear that it's not a fact statement but something she said herself. Does it make senseĀ ? Lysy (talk) 18:20, 19 August 2008 (UTC)
Ok, it does make sense in that way. Wishmaster68 (talk) 01:31, 20 August 2008 (UTC)
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