Ukrainian President Zelensky captured headlines once again with his reminder to the Washington Post and to the world that his country will never be a part of NATO. At least this much is what one can only infer from what was actually quite the complaint.Continue reading NATO’s Obsolescence: Ukraine, Turkey, Brazil and now Afghanistan
General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was in Norfolk, Virginia on July 15 to mark the second NATO command in America achieving full operational capability. NATO’s Joint Force Command – Norfolk (JFC-Norfolk ) joined NATO’s Allied Command Transformation (ACT) in the same city as the only NATO commands outside Europe.Continue reading Citing Nazi Germany as Model, U.S. Military Chief Hails New NATO Command
Modern international law is enshrined in certain legal principles outlined in the UN Charter which itself is premised on the right of all nations to full sovereignty and non-interference.Continue reading NATO-philes Demand Obedience to International Treaties While Running Roughshod Over Natural Law
Twenty two Years Ago. 24 March 2021 marks the commemoration of the illegal US-NATO war of aggression against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia which started in March 1999.Continue reading “Defender Europe 21”: The U.S. Militarization of the Balkans vs Russia
Blinken, having read out the prepared ‘grievances’ indictment, found that the anti-hero, Yang Jiechi, instead of being chastened, hit back.Continue reading Blinken’s Pièce de Théâtre Failed; Its Script Was Passé
Washington has little choice: its interests have not changed, but those of its ruling class have. Antony Blinken therefore intends to pursue the line adopted since President Reagan hired Trotskyists to create the NED: to make human rights an imperial weapon, without ever respecting them himself. For the rest, one will avoid getting angry with the Chinese and will try to exclude Russia from the wider Middle East so that the war can continue without end.Continue reading International Relations according to Antony Blinken
Moscow is painfully aware that the US/NATO “strategy” of containment of Russia is already reaching fever pitch. Again.Continue reading Putin, Crusaders, & Barbarians
The more the US pushes NATO as its vehicle, the more it is apparent that the battery of American power is running flat.Continue reading Biden’s NATO Reset Points to Failing U.S. Power in Multipolar World
Rarely are geopolitical events innocently coincidental, as an old saying goes. Let’s look at a few recent upheavals. First we have the renewed pressure on Germany and Europe to abandon the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline from Russia, which the strange Navalny affair and his alleged poison-assassination conveniently gives cover to what would otherwise be an unprecedented backsliding on strategic energy trade.Continue reading NATO, Energy Geopolitics and Conflict in Caucasus
NATO and its supporters and member-nations are hiding the fact that the predominant belief in many of these nations is that they’re dictatorships that merely pontificate ‘democracy’ to other nations.Continue reading Only 43% in NATO Countries Believe they are Democratic | Leaked NATO Survey
In response to the threat of a “flexible first strike” from NATO, Russia President Vladimir Putin has committed to establishing a condition where no country will ever contemplate of attacking Russia.Continue reading We’ll Create Conditions so that Nobody Wants to Fight Us | Vladimir Putin
For two decades, US troops have been imposing their law on the broader Middle East. Entire countries are now without a state to defend them. Populations have been subjected to the dictatorship of the Islamists. Mass murders have been committed. There have been famines as well.Continue reading “NATO Go Home!” | Thierry Meyssan
The sense of sacrifice moves us. War can become admirable. Recipe: (1) find a young and likeable hero (2) praise his commitment and his altruistic death (3) claim that he was defending the good guys from the bad guys (4) say nothing about the horrors we have committed. This operation is still working – over and over again.
Operation mind control
by Manlio Dinucci | 3 May 2019
Yesterday in Pisa, approximately 5,000 children and adolescents from 212 classes participated in the « Day of Solidarity » in memory of Major Nicola Ciardelli of the Parachute Regiment (Lightning), who was killed on 27 April 2006 in a « terrible terrorist attack » in Nassirya, Iraq, during the Antica Babilonia « peace mission ». The demonstration is organised every year by the Nicola Ciardelli Association, created by his family with the essential support of the Municipality (first of all directed by the PD, today by the Lega). It has become the laboratory for a huge operation – with the collaboration of a wide range of organisations and associations – for « sensibilising young students to the importance of everyone’s engagement in the construction of a future of Peace and Solidarity ».
The example to follow is « Nicola’s engagement in favour of the populations torn apart by the conflicts – people he had met on the many missions in which he participated », during which he had « touched with his fingers the devastation of war and the agony of those who were forced to suffer them, most importantly the children ».
But no-one said anything to the 5,000 children and adolescents about the true story of the devastating war which was sparked in 2003 by the United States against Iraq, a country already subjected to an embargo which, in the space of ten years, had caused one and a half million deaths, including approximately half a million children.
No-one explained to them that in order to justify the war, « proof » was invented accusing Iraq of possessing weapons of mass destruction, which was later revealed as false.
No-one told them that in order to eradicate the resistance, Iraq was submitted to fire and brimstone, by all means possible – from phosphorous bombs against the population of Fallujah to torture in the prison of Abu Ghraib.
The Italian contingent Antica Babilonia participated in this war – defined today by the Italian Minister of Defence as « Operation Iraqui Freedom, led by the USA to overthrow Saddam Hussein’s régime in the context of the international war against terrorism ». The political advisor of its commanders, between 2005 and 2006, was the current Minister of Defence Elisabetta Trenta (Five Stars). The 185th Paratroopers Division Folgore was part of this force, tasked with the reconnaissance of target acquisition, a department of the special forces which included officer Nicola Ciardelli.
The Regiment – as documented by the Minister for Defence— « operates by infiltrating operational detachments behind enemy lines for direct actions which include the engagement of targets from a distance and all platforms of ground-based, aerial, and naval armament ». In other words, once the human « target » has been identified, it is directly eliminated by chosen shooters, or indirectly, with laser pointers which guides bombs launched by a fighter aircraft.
This was not explained to the 5,000 children and adolescents who, at the crowning moment of the Day, applauded the paratroopers of the Folgore as they descended from heaven on the Ponte di Mezzo (a bridge on the Arno in the historical centre of Pisa, translator’s note) looking to their eyes like cartoon heros who defend the good guys from the bad guys.
The case of Pisa is not an isolated one. US soldiers from the Sigonella base in Sicily – reports Antonio Mazzeo – are increasingly present in Sicilian schools, where they give lessons in English, gymnastics and other subjects. At Sigonella, a parish priest took the children for an « educational visit », and also, in the bases at Puglia, there are « alternating school/work » courses for school-children. Similar cases have been recorded in other regions.
What is going on here is a real operation of military conquest of the minds of the young generations (and not those alone). Are there any teachers, students and parents available to stand against this invasion, by organising in order to advance, against the culture of war, te culture of peace?
“Without disinformation, NATO would crumble”, by Manlio Dinucci
Manlio Dinucci,Voltaire Network, 27 April 2019
Q: What is the result of the Symposium in Florence?
Michel Chossudovsky: The event was a great success, with the participation of speakers from the United States, Europe and Russia. We presented the history of NATO. We identified and carefully documented its crimes against humanity. And at the end of the Symposium, we presented the “Declaration of Florence,” a way of exiting the war system.
Q: In your introduction, you affirmed that the Atlantic Alliance is not a true alliance…
Michel Chossudovsky: On the contrary, under the appearance of a multinational military alliance, it is the Pentagon which dominates the decision-making mechanisms of NATO. The USA controls the command structures of NATO, which are incorporated with those of the United States. The Supreme Allied Commander in Europe (SACEUR) is always a US General nominated by Washington. The Secretary General, currently Jens Stoltenberg, is essentially a bureaucrat who handles public relations. He has no decision-making role.
Q: Another theme you raised was that of the US military bases in Italy and other European countries, including in the East, despite the fact that the Warsaw Pact has not existed since 1991, and despite the promise made to Gorbachev that no extension of NATO towards the East would ever occur. What is the purpose of these bases?
Michel Chossudovsky: NATO’s tacit objective – an important theme in our debate in Florence – is to implement, under a different denomination, the de facto “military occupation” of Western Europe. The United States not only continue to “occupy” the ex-members of the Second World War “Axis countries” (Italy, Germany), but have used the badge of NATO to set up US military bases in all of Western Europe, and, thereafter, in Eastern Europe in the wake of the Cold War, and in the Balkans in the wake of the NATO war against Yugoslavia (Serbia-Montenegro).
Q: What has changed in terms of the possible use of nuclear weapons?
Michel Chossudovsky: Immediately after the Cold War, a new nuclear doctrine was formulated, focused on the preventive use of nuclear weapons, in other words, on a nuclear first strike as a means of self-defence. Within the framework of USA-NATO interventions, presented as peace-keeping measures, a new generation of “low power” and “non-usable” nuclear weapons was created, described as “inoffensive for civilians”. US political leaders consider them to be “bombs for pacification.” The Cold War agreements, which established certain safety measures, have now been abandoned. The concept of “Mutually Assured Destruction,” relative to the use of nuclear weapons, has been replaced by the doctrine of preventive nuclear war.
Q: NATO was “obsolete” at the beginning of the Trump presidency, but now it has been rebooted by the White House. What relation is there between the arms race and the economic crisis?
Michel Chossudovsky: War and globalisation go hand in hand. Militarisation relies on the imposition of macro-economic restructuration in the target countries. It imposes military spending in order to support the war economy to the detriment of civil economy. It leads to economic destabilisation and the loss of the power of national institutions. An example – recently President Trump proposed huge budget cuts in the health and teaching sectors, and in social infrastructures, although he has asked for a massive increase in the budget of the Pentagon. At the beginning of his administration, President Trump confirmed the increase of expenditure in the military nuclear programme, launched by Obama, from 1,000 to 1,200 billions of dollars, claiming that this would serve to make the world safer. All over the European Union, the increase in military spending, coupled with austerity measures, is leading to the demise of what used to be called “the Welfare State.” Now, under US pressure, NATO is engaged in increasing military spending, and Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg declares that this is the correct decision to “guarantee the safety of our population.” The military interventions are coupled with concomitant acts of economic sabotage and financial manipulation. The final objective is the conquest of both human and material resources and of political institutions. The acts of war support a process of total economic conquest. The hegemonic project of the United States is to transform countries and international sovereign institutions into territories which are open for their penetration. One of their instruments is the imposition of heavy penalties on debt-ridden countries. The imposition of lethal macro-economic reforms serves to impoverish vast sectors of the world population.
Q: What is now, and what will become the role of the media?
Michel Chossudovsky: Without the disinformation broadcast, in general, by almost all the media, the military programme of the USA-NATO would collapse like a house of cards. The imminent dangers of a new war with the most modern weapons and the atomic peril are not the sort of news that makes the headlines. War is presented as an act of pacification. War criminals are depicted as pacifiers. War becomes peace. Reality is reversed. When lies become truth, there is no going back.
Whether the Arctic will become a platform for cooperation or warfare has been a question often posed throughout the past 150 years. Continue reading The Russian-China Polar Silk Road Challenges British Geopolitics
You are about to enter the ultimate minefield. Let’s start with 28 EU leaders discussing the Western Balkans at a recent summit and blaming – what else – “Russian aggression” in the EU’s backyard. Continue reading Jihad 2.0: the Making of the Next Nightmare
The EU, NATO, and the western alliance have utterly failed the people of eastern Europe. The unrequited love of former Soviet bloc nations is slowly turning to scorn. The Euromaidan and ensuing civil war have laid bare an ideological and cultural divide ages old. With Brussels and NATO reeling from recent events, the fear mongering used to leverage aligned nations is losing its effectiveness. Continue reading Brussels, NATO & The Globalists in Total Disarray
Vladimir Putin virtually said this, in response to a concern raised about the “suffocating” encirclement of NATO around Russia’s border.
Continue reading We Can Choke NATO, Why Are You So Afraid? | Putin
Never really thought the acting could be this bad. But the clowns are not getting funnier anymore.
The narrative is getting desperate by the day…
Continue reading Here Comes the Clowns
You would think the Russian-Chinese pitch would be more attractive to Europeans, but the one by United States is backed by power, pressure and the self-interest of EU elites
Continue reading Russia, China Offer Eurasian Emporium, the US – Sabre Rattling
The German military were on the wrong side of history as far as the last World War is concerned, but it never deters them from expressing their collective abhorrence to Cabalist attempts to start another.
Continue reading German Top Military Brass Condemn U.S. / NATO WarMongering
All of Russia’s military commands are on full alert as NATO personnel and matériel are being delivered in strategic positions along its border.
Continue reading NATO Not Engaging Russian "Military Exercises"
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Political divides within the US now clearly threaten world peace. Pro-Israeli factions within the US are working, not only to sabotage a nuclear settlement with Iran but go much further. Recent lapses in judgement and decorum by General Breedlove of NATO, covert US aid to ISIS/ISIL and moves by certain US factions in support of terrorist factions in Libya and across Africa have raised the stakes.
Continue reading VT Demands: President Putin Release Documents Vital to World Peace
The German magazine “Focus” analyzed statements of a number of EU and US officials most of whom acknowledged that their countries would not be able to withstand Russian military forces.
Continue reading West Admits Inability to Withstand Russian Military Power
The Paris unity march attended by over 40 world leaders has revealed the Western “double standard” approach concerning the freedom of speech and the battle against terrorism.
Continue reading Hypocrites Shine on Paris Catwalk
by an EIR Intelligence Team
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Dec. 11—Contrary to the line in the orchestrated international media, the current increasing tensions between the NATO nations and Russia, have nothing to do with the “Ukraine conflict,” and the fact that Crimea has rejoined Russia. The conflict stems from the fact, openly identified by numerous Russian government spokesmen, as well as by certain British and U.S. war-party strategists, that the United States and NATO have adopted a policy of strategic confrontation against Russia, including “regime change,” which is intended to force the world’s second greatest nuclear power into subservience to the West. If this policy is not rejected in the West, it will be rejected by Russia, and therefore can only lead to a Third World War, a war of annihilation.
Continue reading Who Is Behind the Drive To Dismember Russia?
In 2011, as the entire world watched the Arab Spring in amazement, the US and its allies, predominantly working under the banner of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), militarily overran the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya.
We have made our own conclusion about the real cause of Flight MH-17 crashing into Ukrainian territory based on several reliable forensic analyses [here, here, here], and it is our opinion that such conclusion has stood the test of any falsehood against it.
Dutch Preliminary Report on MH 17 Crash
… by Gordon Duff, VT Sr. Editor
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All military installations, industries and personnel should be. This is the desire of the majority.
There’s absolutely no need for armies to preserve or expand boundaries. There’s enough for everyone and more.
And If there’s indeed democracy all over this planet then why is the voice of the majority of its people not being respected?
It is therefore our duty to uphold human dignity by going against the will of any state that is not in the service of its people.
NATO Should Be Retired, Not Repurposed!
Saturday, 06 September 2014 09:34 By Joseph Gerson, Truthout | Op-Ed
Continue reading NATO Should Be Retired
Although Putin may prefer a peaceful resolution to the Ukraine/NATO problem, his allies are not.
We are officially back to the Cold War era.
The only difference is: we have full control of what information we would like to believe.
Russian General Demands Preemptive Nuclear Strike Doctrine Against NATO
While NATO is contemplating its existential purpose in a world where the Cold War has suddenly come back with a vengeance, and the military alliance has found itself woefully unprepared to deal with a Russia which no longer accepts the supremacy of the west (appropriately enough NATO is doing this on a golf course) Russia is also strategizing, only instead of issuing “sharply-worded catchphrases” and hashtags, a Russian general has called for Russia to revamp its military doctrine, last updated in 2010, to clearly identify the U.S. and its NATO allies as Moscow’s enemy number one.
Continue reading Preemptive Nuclear Strike Doctrine Against NATO – Russian General
These people just don’t know when to stop. Recycling old methods that won’t work anymore is a clear manifestation of the magnitude of their insanity.
Somehow, it feels like they’re telling us to kill them already.
Continue reading RussoPhobia: Recycling the Jesuit Cold War