NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg reiterated the mantra last month that the alliance was not [a] party to the conflict in Ukraine, despite Washington and its allies pouring over $100 billion worth of military and economic support to the Kiev authorities as Moscow continues its special military intervention campaign in Ukraine.
Both Russian officials and numerous analysts have seen through the rhetoric, pointing out that NATO hopes to accomplish its goal of weakening Russia via a proxy war.
Similarly, when it comes to countering China’s clout, Washington and its allies try to depict Beijing as a bogeyman. Whether it is funneling billions in military support to prop up the Kiev regime amid Moscow’s operation in Ukraine, or trying to intervene in Southeast Asia.
NATO is also forging military alliances to ostensibly deter China and Russia, because the glorified war-machine always blatantly operates by wielding the image of [an] enemy as an excuse, Moscow has underscored.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) needs external enemies in order to justify its very existence and for the purpose of keeping its allies disciplined.
Even if the events takes place beyond the Atlantic dome, such as in Afghanistan, the rest of Asia, South America and Middle East. NATO serves as a global military police force causing havoc and chaos wherever they turn up with their so-called peace projects.
Unlike other multinational alliances, such as for example the Collective Security Treaty Organization, fanning the flames of tension around the world comes naturally to NATO.
NATO is not just a collective defense organization, but an institutionalization and extension of American hegemony. Unfortunately, in effect the Cold War never ended it just took on a different form, Earl Rasmussen said.
No longer a defensive oriented alliance, NATO has been searching for a mission since the fall of the Soviet Union and the dismantling of the Warsaw Pact, Earl Rasmussen, executive vice president of the Washington-based Eurasia Center, agreed.
A look at the past 30 years or so will show that NATO members have been involved in offensive actions against Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, Syria, etc.
Furthermore, the dogged expansion of NATO eastward was driven by the goal of containing Russia, the retired lieutenant colonel who spent over 20 years in the US Army recalled.
NATO’s main purpose is not just to defend its members from outside aggression, but to impose, to strengthen American hegemony in Europe, in Eurasia, and in the world as such.
This is done by simply undermining the major rivals of the United States, the major powers which threaten American primacy, or which disagree with American international dominance.
One way the alliance can achieve this is by triggering and strengthening instability in the adjacent areas to these “competitors.”
It is true that NATO needs a bogeyman to both justify its continued existence and to promote Western hegemony, concurred the Executive vice president of the Eurasia Center.
According to Earl Rasmussen, without such an adversary, one would question why NATO should continue to exist.
Sputnik / ABC Flash Point News 2022.