I have written many times that NATO is nothing more than an arm of a new form of imperialism……this organization is not needed any longer….but the news around it illustrates just how dangerous this organization has become…..
The US is trying to rid itself of the burden of Africa……and would use NATO to do its bidding….
NATO’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has already been on the record stating that NATO allies would likely support joining France’s counterinsurgency effort, Operation Barkhane in the Sahel, which includes Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger. The conflict, which started in 2014, has proved to be the bloodiest in recent French history. An existing EU counterinsurgency mission in the Sahel has already involved a number of NATO members, including the U.K., Spain, Denmark, and Estonia, and while the U.S. has long played a limited and supporting role to this operation, the death of four U.S. special forces soldiers in a gun battle in Niger in 2017 brought the issue to domestic attention.
Yet, this renewed interest is about more than just terrorism.
It appears the new front for NATO and the confrontation with Russia and China is the Arctic……but could any confrontations become more than a minor incident?
The FONOP in the Barents Sea represents the first time in 40 years that NATO warships have stepped into Russia’s front yard. It’s also the first time in 20 years that U.S. spy subs have been given a mission of this importance in the region, with the potential to start a shooting war should anything go wrong. Hopefully history will not repeat, and no ships or submarines will be lost in this head to head challenge. More importantly, if another tragedy should occur, we can only hope that it will not escalate into World War III.
What started as a 20th century security institution has evolved into a major arms supplier and conflict instigator.
Time for NATO to go ahead and let something more in line with the 21st century take its place….
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