NATO Expansion: Threat to World Peace

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    Danish Expert: NATO Is a Useless ‘Dinosaur’ That Extorts Money From Taxpayers
    A concise summary of the world’s most destructive “defensive” alliance

    RI Staff | Russia Insider

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    NATO: Not even once.

    Danish scientist Jan Oberg, director of the Transnational Foundation for Peace and Research, has managed to accurately describe NATO using only words (and no vulgar hand gestures). Incredible, but true:

    Oberg noted that NATO’s largest military drills in a decade were supposed to boost fear among ordinary citizens, making them believe it is necessary to ensure against possible war.

    “Their (NATO drills) aim is public relations for a dying alliance, which is a kind of a dinosaur in the modern world,” Oberg said in an interview.

    “This is a military-industrial-media-academic complex playing its games. In order to get the payers to pay for this kind of nonsense you have to have what we in the social psychology call ‘fearology’; you have to boost fear among the citizens so that they think that this is relevant and necessary to do this and other kinds of things.”

    According to Oberg, the military exercise are just a folding screen covering certain facts, like that the Ukraine crisis was actually initiated by neo-cons in Washington and that wars in Afghanistan, Syria and Libya were “misguided.”

    The scientist also noted that he found the drills “ridiculous,” saying that it is plain stupid to believe that this sort of action can help NATO confront the terrorist threat coming from ISIL.

    “ISIS (ISIL) is a product of these wars, it is not something that has come out of the blue,” he argued.

    “It’s a product of the US-led invasion and occupation of Iraq and the misadministration of that country. And now it’s spreading. We have tons more terrorism today than we had in 2001. We are doing a counterproductive thing and we are learning absolutely nothing.”

    Oberg is exaggerating, of course. Just check out NATO’s “fact sheet about NATO,” or pour yourself a strong drink and read about Operation Gladio, the NATO program which trained right-wing fanatics to terrorize Europe (and frame the Reds). Isn’t NATO a darling?
     
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    Nato has invited Montenegro to join the US-led military alliance, in its first expansion for six years.

    The decision, described by Nato head Jens Stoltenberg as "historic", comes 16 years after the alliance bombed Montenegro during the Kosovo war, when it was still part of Yugoslavia.

    Montenegro's accession would result in "retaliatory actions", said a spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    Accession talks are expected to take about a year to complete.

    The invitation to Montenegro is Nato's first expansion into eastern Europe since Albania and Croatia joined in 2009.

    The mountainous Adriatic state of 650,000 people has a small military with about 2,000 active members.

    Nato diplomats say it sends a message to Russia that it cannot veto the alliance's expansion - but Russia has said it will retaliate.

    "The continued eastward expansion of Nato and Nato's military infrastructure cannot but result in retaliatory actions from the east, i.e. from the Russian side, in terms of ensuring security and supporting the parity of interests," Mr Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

    Mr Peskov added that it was too early to specify what the retaliatory actions would be.

    Analysis - Jonathan Marcus, BBC diplomatic correspondent
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    Image caption Nato aircraft bombed Montenegro in 1999 during the Kosovo war
    Montenegro is now on its way to becoming Nato's 29th member, some 16 years after Nato bombs were dropping on Serbian military targets in the country.

    It is an indication of the dramatic changes in the region. Montenegro's government believes that its eventual membership will be good news for the western Balkans and will contribute to increasing stability in the region.

    Montenegro has tiny armed forces. Its navy largely comprises two ex-Yugoslav frigates. Thus it is unlikely to be a major contributor to Nato's collective security.

    For Nato it is a further demonstration that the alliance's door remains open to new members. The invitation for Montenegro to begin the process of membership has clearly irritated Moscow, which regards Nato expansion as a provocation, while Nato insists that this decision has nothing at all to do with Russia.
     
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    Ukrainian situation has enough similiarities i.e. Ukrainian is getting bullied by a stronger neighbour, with Yugoslavia that I fail to see any inconsistencies with western policy there and the policy pursued in the Yugoslavia region.
     

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