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There will be hell to pay for NATO’s Holy War

Posted by seumasach on July 10, 2012

Pepe Escobar,

Asia Times

10th July, 2012

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is running out of rhetorical ammunition in the US’s Holy War against Syria. Perhaps it’s the strain of launching a NATO war bypassing the UN Security Council. Perhaps it’s the strain of being eaten for breakfast routinely by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

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Resistance builds to NATO’s threat of permanent war and nuclear dominance

Posted by seumasach on March 20, 2012

Bernardine Dohrn and Bill Ayers


18th March, 2012

The leaders of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the gently named but dangerous behemoth dominated by the United States – and history’s largest global military cohort – plan to meet in Chicago on May 20 and 21.

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Independent Scotland could join Nato, say SNP sources

Posted by seumasach on March 3, 2012


2nd March, 2012

See also:

Salmond’s voyage to Oceania

An independent Scotland could apply to join Nato and build close defence links with other north European countries, in a dramatic shake-up of the Scottish National party’s defence strategy.

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Germany pulls out of NATO operations

Posted by smeddum on March 22, 2011

Tuesday Mar 22 2011
Germany has pulled out of NATO operations in the Mediterranean due to the disagreement over the forces’ mission in Libya. Read the rest of this entry »

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NATO attack on Serbia: 1999- 2009 ” there is no humanitarian war “

Posted by seumasach on March 22, 2009

Zivadin Jovanovic, last minister of Foreign Affairs of Yugoslavia, interviewed in Belgrade by Vanessa Stojilkovic & Zoran Jevric for InvestigAction

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The SCO’s Rising Power

Posted by seumasach on September 1, 2008

Alexander Lukin

Moscow Times

2nd September, 2008

One of most discussed aspects of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Dushanbe over the weekend was the third point of the summit declaration devoted to the situation in South Ossetia. Although member nations expressed “deep concern” over the tensions surrounding this issue, they also pledged to “support Russia’s active role in facilitating peace and cooperation in the region.”

Immediately following the signing of that declaration, the Western media began an intense and deliberate disinformation campaign to try to depict the position of SCO countries as not supporting Russia’s policy toward Georgia, Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

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Russia remains a Black Sea power

Posted by seumasach on August 29, 2008

“The Montreal Convention assures the free passage of Russian warships through the Straits of Bosphorous. Under the circumstances, NATO’s grandiose schemes to occupy the Black Sea as its private lake seem outlandish now. There must be a lot of egg on the faces of the NATO brains in Brussels and their patrons in Washington and London.”

The reason being , as we have been at pains to point out, that the whole Georgia operation, from the US point of view, was concerned, not with the realities of geopolitics but with saving the knecks of Cheney and co. It may seem remarkable that thousands of lives were sacrificed, a key US ally was humiliated and all foreign policy rationality abandoned just to save a few war criminals from the dock, but such is the reality of politics at the end of empire.

M K Bhadrakumar

Asia Times

30th August, 2008

If the struggle in the Caucasus was ever over oil and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO’s) agenda towards Central Asia, the United States suffered a colossal setback this week. Kazakhstan, the Caspian energy powerhouse and a key Central Asian player, has decided to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Russia over the conflict with Georgia, and Russia’s de facto control over two major Black Sea ports has been consolidated. 

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Russia says NATO needs its help on Afghanistan

Posted by seumasach on August 22, 2008


Oleg Shchedrov


21st August, 2008

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Russia’s foreign minister told NATO on Thursday that both sides benefited from joint cooperation and he pointedly raised the issue of Russian transit support for Alliance forces in Afghanistan.

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Russia-NATO ties sour over Georgia

Posted by seumasach on August 19, 2008

““I fully agree with Mr. Scheffer that ‘business as usual’ between Russia and NATO is no longer possible,” said Mr. Lavrov, adding: “We will draw our conclusions.” Analysts said Russia could stop providing a transport corridor and planes to airlift NATO supplies to Afghanistan. Russian transport aircraft at present ferry about 30 per cent of such shipments. This threat stopped the NATO Foreign Ministers from supporting a U.S. demand for suspending all ties with Russia, including cooperation on counter-terrorism.”

Vladimir Radyuhin

The Hindu

20 th August, 2008

MOSCOW: Russia may complete its withdrawal from Georgia in three to four days if Georgia complies with the terms of the ceasefire agreement, said Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday. He rejected as “biased” a NATO statement on the conflict.

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Russia joins the war in Afghanistan

Posted by seumasach on June 26, 2008

The minutea of the diplomatic manouvering outlined below are well worth following: at some point, these processes will crystalise in a shift away from NATO influence and towards a greater role for regional powers in stabilising the Afghan situation.

By M K Bhadrakumar (Asia Times)

Moscow is staging an extraordinary comeback on the Afghan chessboard after a gap of two decades following the Soviet Union’s nine-year adventure that ended in the withdrawal of its last troops from Afghanistan 1989. In a curious reversal of history, this is possible only with the acquiescence of the United States. Moscow is taking advantage of the deterioration of the war in Afghanistan and the implications for regional security could be far-reaching. 

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The Mann Plot-France Checkmated NATO

Posted by seumasach on June 21, 2008


Arthur Lepic 

31 AUGUST 2004

The spectacular arrest of Mark Thatcher (British Iron Lady’s son) in South Africa and the confessions of his accomplices in Zimbabwe and Equatorial Guinea clarified completely the fail coup against this country. The operation was not organized by adventurers or mercenaries paid by international financiers, but by NATO. The U.S. had mobilized the British and Spanish services to overthrow President Teodoro Obiang and take control of the country to build the largest gas-liquefying station of the world. By doing this, the U.S. would have taken the French oil company Total out of the market thus favoring Spanish Repsol. But France knew about the operation and made it fail.

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