Posted 5 years ago on Jan. 15, 2012, 10:57 a.m. EST by bklynsboy
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NATO was a cold war reaction to any threat from Russia. It outlived its usefulness. It has become a tool to use military force to further benefits to NATO members, mostly the US, through war. War contractors and Big Oil benefit. Our soldiers get maimed and die for this. The 1% get richer. The 99% suffer. Civilians die.
NATO/G8 meetings are scheduled to take place from May 19-21 this year in Chicago.
NATO leaders continue to prepare for conflict further and further from the North Atlantic shores. Chicagoan Rick Rozoff, who organizes the Stop NATO news list, notes that in December 2011, Romania's Senate ratified an agreement with the US to station 24 Standard Missile-3 interceptors in Romania, located immediately across the Black Sea from Russia. A comparable deployment is planned for Poland, supplementing the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missiles already present there. A missile defense radar facility will be placed in Turkey. And there is talk of converting dozens if not scores of warships to Lockheed Martin's Aegis Combat System, equipping each ship with radar and missiles systems to project American power in what NATO has called the "European Phased Adaptive Approach." NATO is forging ahead on all fronts, although civilian leaders in Europe, in light of the region's growing economic crisis, could much better afford a retirement party for NATO than the programs to be ratified at the weapon fest planned for Chicago.