Saturday, May 14, 2016

Nordic Vassal States Pledge Support for America's Imperial Project

Nordic Vassal States Pledge Support for America’s Imperial Project

by Stephen Lendman

Leaders from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden arrived in Washington to kiss Obama’s ring.

In a joint statement with their host, they recited the deplorable script handed them, pledging support for US-dominated NATO’s killing machine, its endless wars of aggression, its provocations against Russia and China risking direct confrontation.

They stressed the importance of upholding international law, breaching it in partnership with America. They condemned nonexistent Russian “aggression” and attempts to destabilize Ukraine - ignoring Moscow’s leading peacemaking role.

They shamelessly called Crimeans’ self-determination right to rejoin Russia an “illegal occupation and attempted annexation.”

They reaffirmed support for Ukraine’s US-installed, Nazi-infested putschist regime. They back maintaining illegal sanctions on Russia, blaming it irresponsibly for US/Ukrainian efforts to undermine Minsk conflict resolution principles.

They expressed concern for “Russia’s growing military presence” on its own territory - ignoring provocative US-led NATO’s buildup on its borders, its activated missile shield in Romania, intended solely for offense, targeting Russia, breaching the 1987 INF Treaty.

They hyped nonexistent threats instead of debunking them. They pledged subservience to Washington instead of asserting their sovereign independence.

They called terrorism and violent extremism major challenges, while failing to explain they’re US creations. They endorsed Middle East peace and stability while continuing support for endless US wars of aggression.

Stressing a “commitment to freedom, democracy, universal human rights and peace,” their policies flout them.

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