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North Atlantic Treaty Organization (orthographic projection).svg
AbbreviationNATO, OTAN
MottoAnimus in consulendo liber
(In discussion, a free mind)
Formation4 April 1949
HeadquartersSupreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, Mons, Belgium
Leaders• Secretary General of NATO
• Supreme Allied Commander Europe
Type• international
• military
Subgroups• North Atlantic Council
• Defence Planning Committee
• Nuclear Planning Group
• Allied Clandestine Committee
• Clandestine Planning Committee
• NATO/Headquarters
• NATO/Permanent Representatives and National Delegations
• NATO/International Staff
• NATO/Support and Procurement Agency
• NATO/Standardization Agency
• NATO/Communications and Information Agency
• NATO/Science and Technology Organization
• NATO/Air Traffic Management Committee
• NATO/Military Committee Meteorological Group
• International Board of Auditors for NATO
• [[..|...]]
Interest ofAtlantic Council of the United Kingdom, Pierre-Henri Bunel, Tony Cartalucci, Niels Haagerup, Julian Lindley-French, Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, Rick Rozoff, James Sherr, Karel von Wolferen
SubpageNATO/Defense College
NATO/Deputy Secretary General
NATO/Secretary General
Membership• Albania
• Belgium
• Bulgaria
• Canada
• Croatia
• Czech Republic
• Denmark
• Estonia
• France
• Germany
• Greece
• Hungary
• Iceland
• Italy
• Latvia
• Lithuania
• Luxembourg
• Netherlands
• Norway
• Poland
• Portugal
• Romania
• Slovakia
• Slovenia
• Spain
• Turkey
• United Kingdom
• United States
The world's largest military alliance.

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) is a military alliance set up after WW2. During the Cold War it was balanced by the Warsaw Pact. Since then it has expanded its reach, in spite of an undertaking given by George H. W. Bush[citation needed] that it would not do so.

On 6 October 2017, when it was announced that the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) had won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg denounced the Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty, the accord promoted by ICAN aimed at eliminating all nuclear weapons:

"NATO is committed to preserving peace and creating the conditions for a world without nuclear weapons,” Stoltenberg said. “We share this goal with ICAN and I welcome the attention given to this issue by the Nobel Committee. However, the NWBT does not move us closer to the goal of a world without nuclear weapons. In fact, it risks undermining the progress we have made over the years in disarmament and non-proliferation.”
"What we need is verifiable and balanced reduction of nuclear weapons,” Stoltenberg said. “The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, which all NATO Allies have signed, remains the cornerstone of international efforts to do so. Since the end of the Cold War, NATO Allies have dramatically reduced the number of their nuclear weapons. But as long as nuclear weapons exist, NATO will remain a nuclear alliance.”[1]

Official narrative

NATO's original justification and cold war official narrative about "defending the free world against communist aggression", while mendacious from the outset, was a lot clearer than the current position. Since 9/11 particularly, the fallback justifications for war have been "humanitarian intervention" (aimed at the political Left) and fighting 'terrorism' and its 'state sponsors' (aimed at the political Right), both of which are wearing increasingly thin. Some NATO activities, such as Operation Gladio in particular, were never intended to come to light, and have incoherent and/or self-contradictory official narratives - indicative of the strong support given by commercially-controlled media.


NATO was set up after World War II. The Soviet Union applied for membership in 1954, but was refused.

Operation Gladio

Full article: Operation Gladio

In October 1990, Le Cercle member and Italian Prime Minister, Giulio Andreotti, accused NATO of involvement in Operation Gladio. After almost a month of silence on the matter, senior NATO spokesman Jean Marcotta categorically denied Andreotti's allegation, stating at SHAPE headquarters in Mons, Belgium that "NATO has never contemplated guerrilla war or clandestine operations; it has always concerned itself with military affairs and the defence of allied frontiers." The next day a different NATO spokesman retracted NATO's denial.[2] Although established at or very near the start of NATO, it only emerged to become part of the historical record in 1990 after an investigation in the Italian parliament - by which point it had already lead to many violent deaths of civilians in false flag operations in a range of European countries.

Post-Cold War expansion

The post 1989 decline of the Soviet empire and consequent lack of a clear enemy caused something of an existential crisis for NATO, which appears to have lead directly to the "war on terrorism" through the Operation Gladio/B plan.


NATO has an extensive civilian structure, under the Secretary General of NATO, as distinct from its military structure, commanded by the Supreme Allied Commander Europe.

Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR)

Full article: Stub class article Supreme Allied Commander Europe

The SACEUR (Supreme Allied Commander Europe), NATO's top military executive, is always an American. As of 2015 NATO's SACEUR is Philip M. Breedlove[3]. Every NATO member has its own ambassador. According to Daniele Ganser "these channels function like this: NATO - and here predominantly the USA - says 'here are the facts and you have to do that'."[4].

Secretary General of NATO

Full article: Secretary General of NATO

The Secretary General of NATO has no power in the military command structure, but chairs several of the senior decision-making bodies of NATO, including the North Atlantic Council, the Defence Planning Committee and the Nuclear Planning Committee, the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council, the Mediterranean Cooperation Group and serves as co-chair of the Permanent Joint Council and the NATO-Ukraine Commission. No publicly acknowledged selection procedure exists for this position; since the Bilderberg group arranged to reorganise NATO in 1966[5], all permanent holders of this position have been prior attendees of this conference.[6]



NATOs military activities provide not only huge profits for the military industrial complex but also provide a cover for other business such as the organising of deep events.

Operation Gladio

Full articles: Operation Gladio, Operation Gladio/B

Since just after World War II, NATO established a network of terrorist cells. Officially for use in case of a communist invasion, this has increasingly been used for a range of purposes, such as promoting the strategy of tension through false flag attacks, possibly also for political assassinations, and in the 21st century especially, for promoting the "War on Terror".

Illegal Drug Trade

Full article: Rated 4/5 Illegal Drug Trade

It is possible that senior figures in NATO are involved in the global drug trade. Circumstantial evidence surfaced in 2003 with the arrest of Willem Matser,[7] a senior advisor to the NATO Secretary General, George Robertson, whom he saw on a daily basis. Matser was charged with money laundering, along with Pietro Fedino, an Italian crime boss connected to the Columbian Cali cartel. The failure of the commercially-controlled media to report any follow ups on this story supports the conjecture that this was no isolated enterprise, but part of a plan under deep state control.

Alliance Duty

On September 11th, 2001 the U.S. claimed to be under military attack, and called the other NATO members to assist its self-defence. NATO's treaty requires that the other members investigate the truth of this claim.[8] As of 2016 it is unclear:

  1. Whether this is still the case;
  2. If so, what consequences this has in terms of national sovereignty of NATO members;
  3. Whether any investigation has ever been carried out.


A video by James Corbett

The wisdom of NATO's leaders may be questioned by Western commercially-controlled media, but their good intentions are not. Following the "humanitarian intervention" in Libya. One critic asked the rhetorical question "When was the last time that any war, anywhere, amounted to anything more than a swindle for the benefit of the bankers and the war industry, or anything less than a bloodbath for the average man or woman in the target country?"[9]


Events carried out

2001 Invasion of AfghanistanAfghanistanThe ongoing war in Afghanistan, instigated within a month of 9/11, supposedly in retaliation, with the claimed justification - for which no evidence has been presented - that the attacks were planned by Ossama bin Laden, and that he was based in Afghanistan.
Operation Gladio/BA development of Operation Gladio to help roll out the "war on terror" by promoting US/NATO-sponsored false flag attacks to be blamed on "Muslim terrorists".


Documents by NATO

TitleDocument typePublication dateSubject(s)Description
File:NATO-PSYOPS.pdfguidelineOctober 2007PsyopNATO’s standard doctrine for psychological operations. Though unclassified, NATO doctrine documents are not released to the public.
File:Nato-master-narrative-2008.pdfhandbook6 October 2008International Security Assistance Force
Afghanistan war 2001


Related Quotations

Douglas HurdNATO is one of the principal props which have allowed Britain to punch above its weight in the world.”Douglas Hurd1993
Hastings Ismay“[NATO was created to] keep the Soviet Union out, the Americans in, and the Germans down.”Hastings Ismay1952
Ben Nimmo“Ben Nimmo works for the Atlantic Council, funded inter alia by NATO. He is also on a retainer of £2,500 per month from the Integrity Initiative, in addition to payments for individual pieces of work. For his attack on Scottish Nationalists Nimmo was therefore paid by the Atlantic Council (your taxes through NATO), by the Integrity Initiative (your taxes) and by the Herald (thankfully shortly going bankrupt)... Nimmo’s role as witchfinder-general for Russian Bots appears very remunerative. His August 2016 invoice to The Institute for Statecraft, apparently the 71st invoice he had issued to various neo-con bodies that year, was for £5,000.”Craig Murray
Ben Nimmo
22 December 2018
Richard SakwaNATO exists to manage the risks created by its existence.”Richard Sakwa2015


An ambassador to NATO

Nation stateStartDescription
United States Ambassador to NATO8 April 1953


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