The formation of The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and the development of nuclear weapons that delivered 'mutually assured destruction' kept us safe we were told as thousands of millions (this was before inflation made millions into small change for governments) were poured into pointless exercises in one upmanship. But what was the real driver of it all?
While that period from 1945 to 1990, with its arms race and the balls out politics of 'the space race' was sold to voters and taxpayers in the west as being necessary expenditure to counter the threat of Soviet expansionism, the Soviet Union has never had territorial ambitions. The establishment of satellite states around its borders after World War Two was really a reaction to yet another invasion of Russia by a European power.
Something happened in the years after the break up of the Soviet Union however that has made the world a more dangerous place now than at any time since 1938. Having served politicians well since 1945 as a defensive alliance, the USA dominated NATO changed and became a part of the US Neocon drive to achieve global dominance.
There's an interesting new publication from Global Research pinpointing the exact event that first revealed the new role for NATO, defined for it presumably by the US Shadow Government, that faceless cabal of financiers, corporate investors, academics and old political dynasties that really calls the shots in Washington. Here's a taster ...
The world is enveloped in a blanket of perpetual conflict. Invasions, occupation, illicit sanctions, and regime change have become currencies and orders of the day. One organization – the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) – is repeatedly, and very controversially, involved in some form or another in many of these conflicts led by the US and its allies. NATO spawned from the Cold War. Its existence was justified by Washington and Western Bloc politicians as a guarantor against any Soviet and Eastern Bloc invasion of Western Europe, but all along the Alliance served to cement Washington’s influence in Europe and continue what was actually America’s post-World War II occupation of the European continent. In 1991 the raison d’être of the Soviet threat ended with the collapse of the USSR and the end of the Cold War. Nevertheless NATO remains and continues to alarmingly expand eastward, antagonizing Russia and its ex-Soviet allies. China and Iran are also increasingly monitoring NATO’s moves as it comes into more frequent contact with them.
Read all and order the book from Global Research
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