NATO Actions Contradict their Values

Gabriella Lima

NATO HQ, Brussels

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg regularly confirms the alliance’s commitment to strive for peace, safety and stability in the Euro-Atlantic region, in accordance with the purposes and principles of the UN-Charter. “Our actions are aimed to defend individual liberty, human rights, democracy and the rule of law”. That’s what he usually claims at summits and meetings with chiefs of Foreign and Defense Departments of NATO member-countries.

However, the alliance’s activity shows otherwise. Numerous heads of states and international organizations frequently denounce NATO war crimes and unauthorized use of forces.

Thus, in the recent few months, the US and its allies have been accused of the following violations:

  • warplanes of the US-led international coalition launched airstrikes in the countryside of al-Bukamal city in eastern Syria and killed at least 30 civilians, reported Syria’s news agency SANA on July, 13. While Iran’s Minister of Foreign Affairs recalled that the US presence in Syria is illegal, since the begining of the conflict.”
  • according to a report, made by a group of Libyan nuclear experts, NATO used depleted uranium munitions in 2011 libya airstrikes
  • Nicaraguan president, Daniel Ortega, condemned United States interference in Nicaragua’s policy. Nicaragua “has always been a target of North American (United States) politics,” and it is, for this reason, several U.S. agencies have “prepared the people” to be against the Sandinista government, the Nicaraguan head of state said in an interview with CNN en Espanol.
  • the president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, warned of the U.S. plans to invade Venezuela. “Before the elections they will carry out violent actions supported by the media and after the elections they will try a military invasion with Armed Forces from neighboring countries,” President Morales said on his official Twitter account.

Of course, the U.S. destabilasing activity is not limited to this short list. It’s sufficient to mention NATO intervention in Yugoslavia in 1999 without the approval of the United Nations Security Council. Over a thousand NATO warplanes delivered at least 2,000 airstrikes in nearly 40,000 sorties, dropping over 20,000 bombs over the former Yugoslavia, killing thousands of civilian men, women, and children.

In 2001, the U.S. forces tortured and humiliated prisoners in Afghanistan. U.S. phosphorus bombs were dropped on Iraq in 2003 despite the protocol III of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons, which bans its use as an incendiary weapon against civilian populations.

All the facts above make it clear that NATO’s values have nothing to do with their purposes, and its commitment to democracy and law doesn’t stand up to scrutiny.


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vexarb
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A rumour on the real news sites, about a fake news announcement from NATZO. Syrian Army and Allies are closing in on the last NATZO stronghold in Idlib, Northern Syria, on the border with NATZO member Turkey. But NATZO member Turkey is being financially destabilized by NATZO boss U$A, and its taste for terrorism is waning. Hence the fake news announcement: Many of NATZO’s high ranking terrorists in Syria have announced their sudden desire to do the Haj, a pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia, which is Israel’s only ally in the ME. Will they come back? Even their Wahabis… Read more »

Big B
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Big B

If we are talking about NATO, or NATO values (whatever they might be: made apparent by their actions, not their propaganda) …we now must talk of NATO/EU. The EU is undergoing a rapid sub-imperial military expansion, coordination and unification of inter-operable military forces (PESCO) and a common defence fund (European Defence Fund: EDF). The provisions stem from the 2009 Lisbon Treaty,the 2016 EU Global Strategy for Foreign and Security Policy (EUGS), and the Co-ordinated Annual Review of Defefence (CARD). 17 projects have been agreed, and are being planned, and we can expect an announcement – from our unelected and unnaccountable… Read more »

Devan
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And by the way…re the wreath|: The BBC provides a straightforward explanation. There is nothing sinister about Corbyn with wreath in the “canopy structure” close to the spot of the PLO graves.
“There is no photograph of Mr Corbyn laying the wreath at this spot. A memorial for the 1985 air strike is feet away. The BBC’s Rana Jawad, who has visited the cemetery, said she understood the area next to the pair’s graves to be the spot where dignitaries and diplomats gather every year to remember victims of the 1985 bombing, as well as senior PLO members.”
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-45196409#

Mulga Mumblebrain
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Mulga Mumblebrain

NOT according to the UNSPEAKABLY vile Marina Hyde in the Fraudian sewer today. Corbyn laid a wreath at the graves of ‘Black September’ Tewworwists”’ end of story. According to the (many expletives deleted) he has to ‘fess up and own it. And she let the cat out of the bag, by asserting that there is a lot of ‘trash’ in Corbyn’s record, that the Zionazis are still trawling through Corbyn’s life to look for new material for their Evil, filthy, vicious campaign of lying vilification.

Harry Stotle
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Harry Stotle

Quite simply NATO is an instrument of the American empire – nothing more, nothing less. Daniele Ganser is very good on this, in “NATO’s secret armies” he says; “The secret armies were involved in a whole series of terrorist operations and human rights violations that they wrongly blamed on the Communists in order to discredit the left at the polls. The operations always aimed at spreading maximum fear among the population and ranged from bomb massacres in trains and market squares (Italy), the use of systematic torture of opponents of the regime (Turkey), the support for right-wing coup d’etats (Greece… Read more »

Surprise?
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Surprise?

How would one feel when we hear ‘Dick Cheney was surprised by the 9/11 attacks’??!!!!

Thanks for introducing Daniele Ganser. Indeed, he is fine presenter and debater.

Here is the link to his PDF: ‘What do we know 10 years later? A historical investigation’
Interesting theory 1: The Cheney and Bush administration was surprised by the 9/11 attacks
Interesting theory 2: LIHOP, ‘let it happen on purpose’
Interesting theory 3: MIHOP, ‘Make it happen on purpose’

https://www.danieleganser.ch/assets/files/Inhalte/Vortraege/Transkript/Daniele%20Ganser%20(2011)%20-%20The%20terrorist%20attacks%20of%20September%2011%202001%20%5BTranscription%20by%20Jose%20Miguel%20Fernandez%5D.pdf

intergenerationaltrauma
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Harry – thanks for sharing the video. Ganser’s work is off the charts in terms of how truly important it is – which is why approximately .0001% of Americans have ever heard of either him OR Operation Gladio. The MSM in the U.S. know instinctively what stories NOT to cover.

Yarkob
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Yarkob

Operation Gladio is ongoing. “were” should read “is” and “are”

intergenerationaltrauma
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Yarkob – quite agree. From 9/11 to the European false flag terror attacks where “jihadists” conveniently leave their passports to insure proper identification of their corpse – Operation Gladio’s methods continue to be used by Western power.

Gary Weglarz
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Gary Weglarz

Were it not such a threat to human survival NATO’s continued existence would be a sort of bad joke. Now Colombia’s death-squad democracy joining as a “partner” country is a sort of cherry on top I suppose. Colombian elites kill 10,000+ labor and union activists and members and they get an invitation to join NATO so they can help destabilize Venezuela – err, rather, so they can bring human rights to the rest of Latin America – NOT. There is a certain perfect symmetry to the psychopathic posturing of the West as a bastion of “human rights” while it’s imperial… Read more »

Antonyl
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Antonyl

The fact that NATO was not dismantled after the Warschau pact was abolished in 1991 says it all: it was not so much created to counter the USSR but to assist US domination in Europe and abroad. A tool just like the UN in New York or the IMF.

frank
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frank

Wow gibberish because of a typo,

frank
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frank

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comite espartaco
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The level of this ‘article’ is very low, as usual, and people should be making a bigger effort if they want to explain things to others. Just a few notes: 1) SANA (and Iranian officials) is the OFFICIAL news agency of the Syrian regime, its news should be taken, at least, with a pichn of salt. Furthermore, it should be assumed by default that SANA is lying. Of course, others are lying too, but experience tells us that ‘Western’ or international agencies lie in another way, as they are subject to competition and their fake ‘news’ could be contrasted. 2)… Read more »

Flavor Enhancer
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Flavor Enhancer

To comite espartaco.
Surely due to lack of space, you didn’t include the democracy spreading qualities, the healthy glow and the well-being enhancing effects of Depleted Uranium.

Did you work for Monsanto in your younger years?

Minor clarification: The wars mentioned in your comment are not wars. They are blatant murderous aggression(s) by the Zio-AngloSaxon supremacists against the weakest on the planet.

JudyJ
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JudyJ

Anyone who uses a Daily Mail article to back up their claims immediately loses any credibility.

Gary Weglarz
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Gary Weglarz

comite espartaco – I can remember the good old days when trolls at least had some basic idea of what they were posting about. Show some respect for this site -certainly you can do better than this laughable nonsense.

frank
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frank

Oh ask your team leader for a new script.

Mulga Mumblebrain
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Mulga Mumblebrain

He can’t-it’s the Sabbath.

Robbobbobin
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Robbobbobin

Ancient saying: Ignore what someone says, keep a close watch on what they do.

Mulga Mumblebrain
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Mulga Mumblebrain

NATO’s actions are always a reflection of their real values, that of dominance, racism, xenophobia, Western arrogance and supremacism and pillage. Their professed ‘values’ are dirty, rotten, lies.

Kenneth Lindemere
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Kenneth Lindemere

They’re simply an arm of the aggressive US militarized foreign policy.

vexarb
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http://dxczjjuegupb.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Why-Iran-will-not-negotiate-with-the-USA.jpg

U$ Foreign Policy; the Ayatollah has their number. From today’s Saker: the U$ enforcers have run out of small backward countries to “slam against the wall”.

vexarb
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More from Saker Vineyard, the Ayatollah’s answer to the POTU$A; note escalation of upper case diplomacy: Trump: To Iranian President Rouhani: NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE. WE ARE NO LONGER A COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH. BE CAUTIOUS! Khamenei: THERE WILL BE NO WAR, NOR WILL WE NEGOTIATE WITH THE U.S. [OK, NATZO, if you think you’re hard enough put up. But we’ve got your number, and it reads shut up. — diplomatic message deciphered… Read more »

vexarb
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vexarb

from Yd BTL Saker Vineyard: “Who is Khamenei? He is .. the embodiment .. of resistance to the empire by the Islamic Republic, so if Khamenei says there will be no war, we can conclude that this is the consensus view of the establishment’s national security apparatus based on long term experience in the resistance to the hegemon. I’m not implying it’s a perfect assessment but coming from such high up, it definitely has a lot of credibility. .. So what is the conclusion of no war pronouncement by Khamenei based on, only an educated guess can be made but… Read more »

frank
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frank
vexarb
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Frankly, you have nailed it. Case nailed shut.

Frankly Speaking
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Frankly Speaking

This is a lightweight article and the points raised here are well covered in more detail in other articles, so not sure what purpose of this piece actually is, It could serve as an intorduction into something much meatier. If you want to highlight the hypocricy of NATO, indeed the downright lies, then Libya, Syria, and Yemen are possibly the best examples In terms of sheer killing power, their Gulf Wars were the worst. NATO’s 1999 attacks on the remaining “rump” state of Yugoslavia (Slovenian and Croatia had broken away 8 years earlier) were shocking in that NATO was bombing… Read more »

frank
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frank

But you believe ITN.

frank
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frank

But you believe the nato lies about serbia?
Cogitative dissonance anyone?

Frankly Speaking
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Frankly Speaking

“But you believe the nato lies about serbia?”

Erm, what are you talking about? I’ve just explained in my comment above my disgust at what NATO did to Serbia! Try reading it again.

frank
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frank

But you claim the video is not true. Which is it?

frank
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frank

cogantive

Frankly Speaking
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Frankly Speaking

cognative dissonance

BigB
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BigB

Cognitive even!

vierotchka
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LOL!

Cogitative

adjective

meditating; contemplating:
The cogitative faculty distinguishes humans from animals.
given to meditation; thoughtful:
The leaders sat in cogitative silence.

From cogitate

verb

think deeply about something; meditate or reflect.