Thursday, September 22, 2016

NATO: A US-Controlled Killing Machine

NATO: A US-Controlled Killing Machine

by Stephen Lendman

NATO’s other 27 members and partner countries operate by Washington rules - an imperial agenda, featuring endless wars of aggression against sovereign independent nations threatening no one.

World peace and stability are unattainable as long as this monster exists - entirely for offense, not defense. Its claims otherwise ring hollow.

Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, like his predecessors, serves US imperial interests, dedicated to endless wars, reviling peace.

He’s in New York for the 71st General Assembly session, NATO’s web site, saying “(t)he Alliance is playing its part in tackling global security challenges together with the United Nations” - at a time existing ones stem from US imperial lawlessness, complicit with rogue allies, notably Israel.

The Wall Street Journal disgracefully gave Stoltenberg’s predecessor Anders Fogh Rasmussen feature op-ed space - stumping for America to rule the world, calling for it to be a global policeman.

The notion should terrify everyone, US dominion over planet earth, its resources and populations its longterm goal - iron-fisted tyranny and neoserfdom by any standard.

Rasmussen is a deplorable character, NATO secretary-general from August 2009 to October 2014, serving US interests, supporting its wars of aggression, his op-ed a deplorable example of misinformation and Big Lies.

Putin “invaded Ukraine,” he ranted. False! Putin “launched a military action in Syria,” failing to explain it came legally at the behest of its government, a joint effort to combat US-supported terrorism, a noble initiative.

Clearly endorsing Hillary without naming her, instead of abstaining from meddling in US politics, Rasmussen said “(w)e desperately need a US president who is able and willing to lead the free (sic) world and counter autocrats (sic) like President Putin.”

He favors America as global policeman to enforce iron-fisted tyrannical rule - not serve the interests of “freedom and prosperity (over) the forces of oppression,” as he put it.

“The Middle East is torn by war” - because of US-dominated NATO policy complicit with other rogue partners, he failed to explain.

“…Libya has collapsed and became a breeding ground for terrorist” - precisely how Washington planned it, knowing war meant chaos in its aftermath.

“(A) resurgent Russia has brutally attacked and grabbed land by force from Ukraine” - a despicable Big Lie. Nothing of the sort occurred, Russia the only world power responsibly going all-out for restoring peace to the country, prevented by US obstructionism.

“China is flexing its muscles against its neighbors.” Rubbish. America is provocatively intruding in a part of the world not its own, Beijing responsibly defending its interests.

“North Korea is threatening a nuclear attack.” Its government is preparing best it can for possible US aggression coming since Harry Truman’s in the early 1950s.

“(W)e need a policeman to restore order. (W)e need a firefighter to put out the flames of conflict.” Rasmussen favors putting an arsonist in charge - wanting America, the world’s dominant rogue state running things globally.

“Only America can” do it, he ranted, claiming it “alone has the credibility to shape sustainable solutions to (global) challenges…not for the sake of power, but for the sake of peace.”

Rasmussen failed to explain how a nation committed to endless imperial wars of aggression would suddenly prioritize peacemaking when it’s the leading cause of global violence, instability and chaos.

Obama wasn’t aggressive enough, he said. Bombing seven countries and waging wars in multiple theaters during his tenure are too few, he apparently believes.

His “reluctance to lead the world has had serious consequences, and none is graver than the behavior of Mr. Putin.” Rasmussen’s part of the anti-Russia, anti-Putin chorus risking nuclear war.

He’s an imperial stooge, saying what his US-led Western handlers dictate, favoring global war based on his ranting. The kind of world he wants is unfit and unsafe to live in.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 


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