NATO and No-Fly-Zone ~
I can’t believe it. The Arab Union is asking NATO to impose a no-fly-zone to prevent Kadaffi from putting down the armed rebellion against him. Where was such a request to impose a no-fly-zone on Israel when it was bombing innocent people in schools and hospitals in Gaza? How about a no-fly-zone over Afghanistan and Pakistan to prevent drones from killing innocent civilians?
Besides, what is NATO and what authority do they have? NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, is supposed to be an alliance for the mutual defence of its member countries originally set up to resist the Soviet Union. No Soviet union now, so now it has degenerated into the North Atlantic Terrorist Organisation. It seems sacrosanct but in reality has become a western-backed terrorist organization. It is dominated by former and neo- colonialist powers who seem intent on bringing back the good ol’ colonial days. Otherwise NATO would be an anachronism.
In this world plunged in financial crisis, why is the US or any other country wasting money on NATO? They pretend to be peacekeepers, but that is the role of the UN. The combined military spending of all NATO members constitutes over 70% of the world's defence spending. The United States alone accounts for 43% of the total military spending of the world and the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Italy account for a further 15%. Mutual defense? I think not.
Editor, Hot Calaloo
Author, Boycott Money and Save Your Soul
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