msemen_DZ t1_j9ivcgw wrote

They had proof linking Al Qaeda to the event in just a few hours, that's why everyone responded.

The point is the US still had to prove to NATO allies that the attacks were eligible under the terms of the North Atlantic Treaty Article 5. This wasn't confirmed until beginning of October even though the US invoked it on the 12th of September.


msemen_DZ t1_j9irlra wrote

>Denmark and Germany decided against triggering Article 5 after Russia blew up the Nord Stream pipelines.

Because there is no proof of that. Article 5 is a very big deal. Try calling Article 5 on something with no proof, you gonna get shut down by other NATO members. You don't escalate like this on hunches.