NATO is an organisation that stands for neither peace nor defence.

However, that’s not what we are told.

NATO exists to manage the risks created by its existence.

Richard Sakwa

The acronym means North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and its official purpose is to guarantee the freedom and security of its members through political and military means.

Members include countries from North America and Europe, with the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, France, Germany, and Italy among its founding and current members.

NATO’s background

Formation of NATO (1949)

NATO was formed on 4 April 1949 in response to alleged security concerns during the early Cold War period.

It was created to provide collective defence against the Soviet Union, ensuring that an attack against one member would be considered an attack against all, ultimately hoping to discourage any communist aggression.

In other words, NATO was a Western resistance against the Eastern Bloc commies.

So far so good.

Nobody likes commies.

Except that the road to Hell is paved with good intentions.

NATO is not the good guy

NATO’s logo

NATO is the baddie, as explained by Dutch geopolitical professor Kees van der Pijl.

The organisation, which was originally set up for defence (apparently), turned aggressive, attacking countries without just cause.

NATO’s bombing of Serbia in 1999 showed the organization moving beyond its original defensive role to become an aggressor.

Noam Chomsky

For example, NATO bombed Yugoslavia in 1999, killing civilians and wrecking infrastructure, under the pretence of ‘humanitarian intervention’.

How was NATO’s bombing of Yugoslavia about defence?

NATO also invaded Afghanistan in 2001 and Libya in 2011, leaving both places in chaos.

Who, exactly, was NATO defending?

It not only disregards national sovereignty but also blatantly defies the Rules-Based International Order (or Liberal International Order)

To be clear, the Rules-Based International Order – we are told – is a framework of agreements and conventions that govern international relations, supposedly aiming to ensure global stability, peace, and cooperation among nations.

By turning NATO into a global policeman, the alliance has lost its way.

Ted Galen Carpenter

In reality, it’s the heart of American foreign policy.

You could say that NATO is a proxy of the United States.

It’s about wielding military might to pursue a globalist agenda aimed at preventing the global south from fostering a multipolar world.

NATO’s expansion

NATO’s expansion towards Russia

Despite promises not to expand towards Russia after the Cold War, NATO did exactly that, adding Eastern European countries to its ranks and provoking Russia.

The expansion of NATO was an unnecessary provocation that has led to a new Cold War.

Stephen F Cohen

This broken promise has led to increased tensions, especially – and most recently – the proxy war in Ukraine where NATO’s anti-Russia strategy utterly tanked.

NATO has become a power-hungry, globalist beast, ignoring its original purpose of defence to pursue global dominance.

Its wars are driven by its strongest members and have fueled instability worldwide.

In my opinion, NATO, like the UN, should be disbanded.

NATO is a terrorist organisation.

NATO is a Cold War artifact designed for a world that no longer exists

Andrew Bacevich

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