Editor’s Note: It is now more clear than it ever has been that viewing NATO as a defense organization frames you as a supporting criminal organization or a lunatic.
On its face, an organization with ten-time the economy and military power of Russia, milking the Western public via a scam that it is the only thing saving us from the Russian hordes descending upon us.
Anyone who wanted to understand this about NATO could easily want to if they could just have resisted drinking the Kool-Aid. Western media, which is heavily compromised by the Western intelligence agencies keeps a tight reign on them.
The saddest example currently is the twin’s effort of the Washington Post and the New York Times publishing every drop of garbage put up by the Pentagon that I could step Junior ROTC class through in an hour to completely debunk, and would not charge a huge appearance fee to do so.
After all, these are the people when the Trump coup was being planned, who had to make sure that there was no ‘anti-coup’ military national guard force ready to block the Trump mob. Only ONE army colonel, Col. Matthews, has gone public on how the deployment of the National Guard was held back until the Trump mob effort was a known failure, then released.
There has not been one word about that Colonel from the military or any of the US media since then. General Honore was smart enough to see what happened but also saw there was no stomach within the military for taking the command structure on, so stood back to let Congress deal with it. He did what one man could do which was more than most of them… Jim W. Dean
by Shyam Yadagiri – India
First published … April 04, 2022
During the quarterly Business Roundtable with CEOs on March 21, 2022, US President Joe Biden declared, “There’s going to be a new world order out there, and we’ve got to lead it, and we’ve got to unite the rest of the free world in doing it.” The statement sounds funny at best, and outrageous at worst.
Despite being the world’s oldest “democracy”, does the US have any moral standing left to lead the rest of the world? Partnerships are built on the basis of trust and mutual respect; the United States simply follows the ‘My way or the highway’ policy which ensures it only has vassals instead of true partners.
Founded after the end of the Second World War to defend Western Europe against an attack by the Soviet Union, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) had no raison d’etre after the disbanding of the Warsaw Pact and the subsequent collapse of the USSR in 1991.
Yet, not only had it existed, but added 14 countries in five phases of enlargement since 1991. Five NATO allies – Poland, Norway, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania – share a land border with Russia.
NATO’s bombing campaign on Yugoslavia in 1999 without UN authorization and its military intervention in Libya in 2011 are prime examples where NATO countries used force on sovereign nations, supposedly in “humanitarian missions” aimed at “protecting civilians”.
Russian President Vladimir Putin had, as narrated to American filmmaker Oliver Stone, speaking to former US President Bill Clinton about the option of Russia joining NATO. If that really happened, none of NATO’s wars of aggression would have ever taken place, as Russia would have opposed them with all her might.
Notwithstanding the statement by President Biden that “NATO has never, never been more united than it is today,” and his decision to send more troops on the eastern flank, the fact of the matter is, cracks have begun to appear in the decades-long NATO superstructure built on the foundation of arm-twisting, bullying and duplicitous tactics adopted by the United States.
Despite being a NATO ally, Turkey has gone ahead and bought the Russian S-400 missile system, in the face of American threats and the eventual blocking of Turkey from purchasing US-made F-35 fighter jets.
Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban has steadfastly refused to supply weapons to Ukraine or allow their transit across the Hungarian-Ukrainian border. The country, a NATO ally, has voted in general elections on April 3, handing Orban a landslide win.
In his own words, he said Hungary had to fight with not just the opposition parties, but also “Brussels bureaucrats, the Soros empire – with all its money – the international mainstream media, and in the end, even the Ukrainian president. We never had so many opponents at the same time.” In-office for a fourth consecutive term, Orban would further work towards strengthening Hungary-Russia ties, much to the discomfiture of Washington and Brussels.
On March 20, US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin was greeted with anti-NATO protests when he went to Bulgaria to request Sofia provide military aid to Kiev. Fortunately, Bulgarian PM Kiril Petkov rejected the request.
Recently, workers and trade unions in Thessaloniki, Greece, have refused to take part in the transportation of US and NATO military equipment from Alexandroupolis port to Ukraine.
Italy’s trade union body Unione Sindacale di Base (USB) claimed that workers of the civil airport Galileo Galilei of Pisa found that the cargo of the supposedly “humanitarian” flights bound for Ukraine contained crates full of weapons, ammunition, and explosives, instead of food and medicines. The workers eventually refused to load the cargo, it pointed out.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov accurately described NATO for what it is – an entity ‘designed for aggression’, although its members keep repeating that it is only defensive in nature.
Ultimately, it boils down to sovereignty. The Europeans only need to look at themselves and ponder on how long they would continue to be misled by the Russian bugbear and surrender their foreign policy to the American military-industrial complex. The unilateral sanctions enforced on Russia by the US and its NATO lackeys will only bite them back, and lead to a worsening of their economies.
It is just a matter of time before the differences between the NATO member states grow to a point of no return and for the alliance to fall apart like a pack of cards.
If Hungary, for example, brings out a referendum seeking public opinion on its continuance of NATO membership, and if a majority of people vote against it, Hungary would have to leave NATO, similar to the way Brexit happened, with the departure of the UK from the European Union. This would prompt others to follow suit, leading to an eventual domino-type collapse in due course. The only question is, when?
Ukraine, sadly, is just a sacrificial pawn in the strategy pursued by the United States on the doorstep of its Cold-War era adversary to weaken it and bring it under ‘its influence’, to ‘democratize’ an ‘authoritarian’ Russia, or perhaps to bring about a color revolution of sorts.
But the Russians are made of different material, for they are proud of their sovereignty and would fight till their last breath than succumb to the dictates and machinations of a foreign power. Ordinary Russians remember well in their hearts and minds the untold misery caused by the American ‘shock therapy’ following the collapse of the Soviet Union, resulting in their ‘lost decade’.
It is for this reason that President Putin continues to have high approval ratings consistently over the past 20 years. As he said during his 2019 annual address, “Russia was and will be a sovereign and independent state. It is an axiom, it will either be such or it won’t exist at all”.
With his ‘special military operation’ in Ukraine, President Putin has, primarily, ensured the security of his fatherland for decades to come. And secondly, he has shown a mirror to NATO for what it truly is – a Cold-War era relic that must be consigned to the dustbin of history.
Shyam Yadagiri is a journalist based in India