Recently NATO nations have discussed a “shield against
.” It is not a defensive shield but another attempt to bully or invade a country that does not support US interests in the Iran Middle East. -សតិវ អតុ
NATO shield against
is unnecessary, NATO is also unnecessary Iran
Back in the cold war we were told in school that NATO was put together as an alliance to protect us from a Soviet invasion. The line was drawn between the Soviet bloc countries such as
Poland and East Germany and the Western countries that joined NATO specifically to shield against an invasion by the Soviet Union or its alliance, the Warsaw Pact.
Now there is neither a Warsaw Pact nor a
Soviet Union. The enemy is gone and yet NATO has expanded rather than being dismantled. Now nearly all of the countries in Europe are part of NATO, including the very countries we were supposed to be afraid of. So who is the enemy today?
According to the left-wing website Revolutionary Frontline;
“The recently concluded NATO summit in
Lisbon, Portugal took place in the shadow of the deepening imperialist economic crisis in the and the European Union. The same week as the summit, the EU and International Monetary Fund had to give US Ireland hundreds of billions of dollars to save its failing banks, and may be next.” Portugal
So what does the economics of
Europe have to do with a military alliance? The alliance is more of a club to share economic missions than to act as a military alliance.
According to the same Frontline article and the Sun Sentinel, NATO leaders announced a missile shield that will be deployed in stages beginning in 2011, against
. The entire thing deals with Iran Iran and although much of this plan is worded as a “defence” shield, it seems to include the option of actually initiating an attack on . Even if Iran Iran is a nation of “unstable fanatics,” as the US has claimed, it is nothing like the heavily armed superpower in the Soviet Union that NATO was designed for. Also NATO was a defensive alliance during the cold war and there were no plans to attack the Soviet Union.
NATO has even invited
Russia, the former Soviet Union, to join in this effort. The reality is that NATO is now a political alliance and is no longer needed for defence purposes. Iran, no matter how unstable, is not in any position to attack the US, or any other of its neighbors. With Israel Iraq already occupied by the US the Iranian government is more likely to fear aggressive attacks from the or an ally rather than attacking one of its neighbors. It is not a super power as the US Soviet Union was and to compare the two is ludicrous.
It’s time to put an end to NATO. Other organizations can be called on to carry out political or military missions of the
, which is the main country involved in Middle-east politics today. There is no need for a shield. It is pure politics and not a military defence. NATO is obsolete and needs to go. US