NATO’s Jens Stoltenberg Thinks We’re All Idiots
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is either a nincompoop, or he thinks the rest of us are. A recent statement about Russia concerns over the march eastward of the militarist organization proves on, the other, or both.
“The whole idea that you know, it’s a provocation to Russia that small neighbors join NATO is absolutely wrong. That’s the provocation — that anyone is saying that.” – Stoltenberg
Now let’s see. Isn’t he NATO, otherwise known as the North Atlantic Alliance, an intergovernmental military alliance between 28 European countries and 2 North American countries? Hmm. Given Russia’s long history with “friendly” neighbors to the west, I wonder why anyone studying detente, political science, geo-policy, or history would ever imagine the Russians being unsettled!
From their perspective, NATO right next door is a bit like looking out their windows to find the Third Reich moving into every other house in the neighborhood. I can only imagine how my countrymen would react if all of Latin America created a military bloc supported by Russia, China, Iran and other traditional pals of the United States. Perhaps then, this new intergovernmental could elect a boss, who could likewise question the fears of people North of the Rio Grande!
Stoltenberg, give us a break. Your arguments are just plain stupid. To claim NATO as some kind of democractic human rights choice for people on the frontiers of Russia is ludicrous. NATO does not provide choice, NATO seeds fear and loathing, and then wedges a multinational police force into every country who joins. The people’s perception of what NATO actually is, is skewed to the extreme. There is no existential threat, beyond the threat the America led militarists create on its periphery.
The fact that the NATO boss’ statements are echoed via websites like Breaking Defense, tells anyone with halfwit sense what his mission is. Look at this paragraph from the story:
“For Georgia and Ukraine, the situation is particularly dire, with both in open conflict with Russia over territory. From a pure geopolitics standpoint, it seems unlikely either nation will join the alliance anytime while those conflicts are ongoing. After all, NATO was formed so that if Russia invaded one member, all members would become involved in the conflict.”
The United States and allies seeded revolution in both these countries in an ongoing effort to press at Russia’s borders. Meanwhile internally, the privateers of western capitalism attempted to steal the legacy of the Russia people through privatization of all her assets. Putin came in, put a stop to it, and the new Cold War was on. It’s not rocket science. There’s no need for a magnifying glass. You do not have to be Sherlock Holmes to understand what has been going on. But, if you are a mindless zombie who watches CNN or BBC all day and night, the minions of western militarism have you. And Stoltenberg is the altar boy of war making.
Look! American lawmakers are so hot to prop up the arms industry they are mulling over giving loans paid for by American taxpayers, to NATO member countries to buy American made killing tools. No, I am not kidding. US Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) came up with this statement to introduce his bill:
“At a time when Vladimir Putin continues his malign efforts throughout Europe and the world, we must support our NATO allies to defend themselves from this resurgent Russia. This bill will make American industry more competitive abroad while simultaneously aligning our allies’ defense systems with those of the United States and the rest of NATO.”
As I said, “NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is either a nincompoop, or he thinks the rest of us are.” Is it any wonder the Russians are worried? You tell me, in good faith.
Phil Butler, is a policy investigator and analyst, a political scientist and expert on Eastern Europe, he’s an author of the recent bestseller “Putin’s Praetorians” and other books. He writes exclusively for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook”.