Montenegro to Become NATO’s 29th Member
by Stephen Lendman
Part of Yugoslavia before US-led NATO raped and dismembered it, tiny Montenegro with less than a million people and minimal military capability borders four other former Yugoslav republics.
On Thursday, NATO foreign ministers together with Montenegrin Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic signed the Accession Protocol.
US-installed NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg called the move “a clear sign that NATO’s door remains open for partners that share and promote our values.”
Fact: US-dominated NATO is the greatest threat to world peace. Stoltenberg calling it “the most successful alliance in history,” belies its pure evil agenda.
Fact: Humanity’s survival depends on eliminating its scourge altogether.
Earlier, Russia’s lower house State Duma Defense Committee chairman Vladimir Komoyedov responded angrily, saying NATO is “ready to admit even the North Pole (to) encircl(e) Russia.”
It shows the US-dominated Alliance “was and remains an adversary of Russia.” Its Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova blasted the move, saying “it merely confirms the intention of Brussels to accelerate the admission process to the maximum extent and make it irreversible.”
It’s happening “in defiance” of public opinion and democratic principles. She called conditions in Montenegro “difficult.”
“We are talking about an internal political crisis accompanied by popular protests. So, deep divisions persist in the Montenegrin society, first of all on the issue of the country’s NATO membership.”
“We think that the Montenegrin people should have their say (by) referendum on this issue. This would be a manifestation of democracy that we call for.”
State Duma deputy chairman Sergey Zheleznyak called Montenego’s accession without national referendum approval a violation of the right of its people to decide up or down on this vital issue, affecting their welfare and futures.
John Kerry hailed what polls show most Montenegrins oppose, a provocative anti-Russian move, ludicrously saying accession “underscores (US) resolve to stand together against any kind of threat.”
Prime Minister Djukanovic ignored US-led NATO’s rape of the former Yugoslavia, saying he’s ready to stand “shoulder to shoulder” with other Alliance members. “You can count on us at any time,” he stressed.
Once approved by 28 current NATO members, Montenegro will be the first addition since Albanian and Croatian accession in 2009.
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