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North Atlantic Treaty Organization (orthographic projection).svg
NATO.png
Abbreviation NATO, OTAN
Motto Animus in consulendo liber
(In discussion, a free mind)
Formation 4 April 1949
Type • international
• military
Headquarters Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, Mons, Belgium
Leaders • Secretary General of NATO
• Supreme Allied Commander Europe
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
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Website http://www.nato.int
Interest of Atlantic Council of the United Kingdom, Pierre-Henri Bunel, Tony Cartalucci, Rick Rozoff
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 Organization (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.

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.

History

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.[1] 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.

Organisation

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[2]. 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'."[3].

Secretary General of NATO

Full article: Stub class 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[4], all permanent holders of this position have been prior attendees of this conference.[5]

Activities

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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,[6] 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.[7] 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.

Criticism

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?"[8]  

Events carried out

EventDateLocation
2001 Afghanistan war7 October 2001 - PresentAfghanistan
Operation Gladio/B1997 - Present
 

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 20082001 Afghanistan war
International Security Assistance Force
 

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Daily NATO War Crimes in Libyawebpage29 July 2011Stephen Lendman
File:ISAF-Spokesperson.pdfpresentation17 September 2012ISAF Staff
It’s Nato that’s empire-building, not Putinarticle7 March 2015Peter HitchensRare honesty, peppered with obligatory obeisances to western official narratives, about Nato empire-building since 1990 from a western mainsteam media journalist.
NATO Proclaims Itself Global Military Forcearticle22 November 2010Rick Rozoff
NATO destroys yet another countryarticle26 August 2011Madhav Das Nalapat
NATO’s new Cold War runs into trouble in Germanyarticle2 May 2014Christoph GermannEvidence of a substantial and growing disconnect between the German establishment and its population. The official narrative of an agressive expansionist Russia is being comprehensively rejected and it spells trouble for NATO
Nyet means Nyetdiplomatic communication1 February 2008William Joseph BurnsFebruary 2008 classified diplomatic cable from US ambassador to Russia William J Burns to the State Department about how Russia views NATO involvement in Ukraine
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What Lies Ahead for Libyaarticle13 September 2011Johan Galtung
Who is Bombing European Civilians?article22 March 2016Sott.netSharp questioning of precisely who is responsible for attacks on civilians in Europe
 

Related Quotation

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Douglas HurdNATO is one of the principal props which have allowed Britain to punch above its weight in the world.”Douglas Hurd1993


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