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Europeans Finally Losing Patience With NATO’s Reckless Mess

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Amid the mounting refugee crisis caused by “NATO’s non-stop campaign of overseas military misadventures”, Europeans are becoming “increasingly wary of multiculturalism, neo-liberal reforms, austerity measures - and now, it seems, even NATO itself,” according to American writer and journalist Robert Bridge.

Bridge cites as an example a recent raid conducted by the Polish military police with the endorsement the country’s Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz on a NATO-linked counterintelligence center in Warsaw as an example.

In his opinion piece for RT’s website, Bridge quotes the Polish newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza, according to which, “Authorities entered the complex using a duplicate key and then unceremoniously dismissed the director in absentia, Col. Krzysztof Dusza and replaced him with Col. Robert Bala. Dozens of other bureaucrats and assorted paper-shufflers were also relieved of their shadowy duties on the spot.”

This picture taken on December 18, 2015 shows sealed entry to the NATO Counterintelligence Center of Excellence temporary seat in Warsaw, Poland
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This picture taken on December 18, 2015 shows sealed entry to the NATO Counterintelligence Center of Excellence temporary seat in Warsaw, Poland

“Nothing like this has happened in the history of NATO, where a member state attacks a NATO facility,” former Polish defense minister Tomasz Siemoniak commented on the incident to reporters.

“After all, what would cause a traditionally pro-Western country like Poland to ignore constitutional due process and risk relations with Brussels, NATO — not to mention the group’s top dog, Washington — by conducting a crack of dawn, neo-Nazi-style raid?” Bridge therefore questions.

And then provides an answer:

“Those who were surprised by Warsaw’s tough tactics fail to see which way the political winds are blowing not just in Poland, but across the EU.”

The author further elaborates that “much of the winds of change howling through the streets of Europe can be connected to the failure of US foreign policy, and the repercussions that has had on the European status quo”.

Bridge then provides other examples of the failed promises that President Obama so easily gave away to Europe back in 2009 and the gloomy reality: “Guantanamo Bay detention facility is still open for business, Libya is in dire straits, while the US military is operating in Syria, albeit with little or no effect on Islamic State, its proclaimed target”.

“Instead of being relieved from the warmongering insanity of the Bush era, the world is still embroiled knee-deep in crisis – and in new places (Libya, Syria and Pakistan) that exploded on Obama’s watch, as well as in Russia, where the Kremlin wised up fast to the fairy tale known as ‘reset’.”

The author, however, notes that the “crises now enveloping the world are not limited to those of a military nature: Ever since the 2008 Financial Crisis, the worst economic setback since the Great Depression, Europe has been mired in dismal economic growth and high unemployment, compounded by an insane influx of millions of refugees that are only serving to erode Europe’s financial prospects, to say nothing about demographics.”

To cope with all the hardships, “many once-proud, self-sufficient European countries (Spain, Portugal, Italy and Greece, to name a few)” are forced to take on loans “from the very same global bankers that wrecked these national economies in the first place”.

“Ever since the terrorist attacks of 9/11, Washington (and by extension, NATO) has only delivered Europe a series of global military debacles that the Old World – already suffering under the brutal dictate of IMF debt and World Bank measures – can now ill afford. Now toss a few million desperate refugees into the mix and you have awakened the raw spirit of right-wing political parties – from Le Pen’s Front National in France to Golden Dawn in Greece.”

“Personally, I can’t imagine that, in a situation where nearly every US foreign policy initiative over the last 15 years has resulted in utter chaos and catastrophe, the European people (still highly educated despite biting austerity) will fail to correctly add two-plus-two and conclude that NATO as an institution designed to defend their interests is also failing them in dramatic fashion,” Bridge therefore concludes.

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  • All I have to say is for NATO, where is the Atlantic Ocean in the Middle East and around Afghanistan?
  • Blackie
    WARNING TO ALL EU RESIDENTS!
    Brussels' Divide and rule game in progress! Often double benefits, jobs, houses... are given to migrants who claim not to be IS to the detriment of the indigenous populations who are now suffering the consequences and I do mean suffer of brutal savings policies of the past with new ones to come.
    They make sure to give it in the neck to the indigenous people first, after all, we are only the taxpayers!
  • michaelin reply todvdgrg09(Show commentHide comment)
    dvdgrg09, and he would know. Sorry, I'm not a churchill fan.
  • michaelin reply to (Show commentHide comment)
    vendor, and we must also let others know of the 'half/quarter/eighth etc ' bloods who also have access to benefits without living traditional lives. The disdain in the community is there but still hidden so far.
  • michaelin reply toMother Gorilla(Show commentHide comment)
    Alec Leamus, for most of the 'migrants' / 'refugees' could the drive be one of survival? Notwithstanding of course that there would be some DAESH or similar amongst the million plus.
  • Blackie
    The clever ones are getting out.
  • in reply tomichael(Show commentHide comment)
    michael, Absolutely dead set right.
  • Mother Gorillain reply tomichael(Show commentHide comment)
    michael, maybe, but people think of the Europe of the 50-80s of the last century with lots of jobs and a cushy social benefits system, same holds for the other West European countries. That is no longer the case, least of all in Eastern Europe, but not even in Britain, France, and Germany, plus there is a lot of bureaucracy, terrriiibble mass living conditions in unheated tents without hygiene, and silly bigotted requirements like -- in Bavaria for instance -- learning German five days a week and over Christmas. If you knew all that would you not rather stay close to your home country, especially now that the Russian troops are doing the clean-up? So, again here is my question: why in the age of the smartphone and google searches are they all coming to cold enemy countries?
  • in reply toObserver(Show commentHide comment)
    Observer,
    ...and unfortunately, a prescient one.
    It is truly astounding how EU mis-leaders continue to swallow
    so much American swill & place their futures in extreme peril.
  • in reply to (Show commentHide comment)
    vendor,
    Canada's Abos(your term) are about the same. Nothing to contribute to their overall standard of living...let alone others'...but very happy to receive handouts in $Billions because "the white man owes him".
  • Blackie
    These terms are rather odd, Abo or Bung, and for us chaps we can not figure them out?.
    I certainly do not know what a Bung is; but I do know the term Wog!, and that one means ,"worthy Oriental gentlemen"
  • Ann in reply toprofessor.hornblow(Show commentHide comment)
    professor.hornblow, EU prosperity is also connected to the Rothschilds world bank. If your country isn't already under their thumb, NATO will be right along to convince you that's where you need to be...
  • Ann in reply toMother Gorilla(Show commentHide comment)
    Miss Germany, One stated goal of Islam is to "breed out" other countries until they (muslims) own that country. They first amass their people, then start working on outnumbering the natives. It's part of the plan, so why not start with the people who are bombing you?
  • Ann in reply toObserver(Show commentHide comment)
    Observer, Correct. The same thing they have done here. EU will be destroyed. Count on it.
  • Ann in reply toObserver(Show commentHide comment)
    Observer, I believe the majority of your leaders are being blackmailed by the globalists. The global spies (the NSA) works for THEM, not the U.S. govt.
  • cavedeborah
    Yes an educated Europe, I too can't believe they cannot add this up. All I can say is remember the American Indians, slavery, the treatment of the Irish and Chinese that laid the rail roads, the Japanese internments camps, the reluctance to take in refugees fleeing because of US military interventionism, the treatment of their own citizens and military veterans???? If Europe thinks NATO won't turn on them just because of a document and so called membership, then they aren't that smart after all and have been drinking the "kool-aid". Unbelievably frustrating.
  • michaelin reply toMother Gorilla(Show commentHide comment)
    Miss Germany, I agree the question is still valid and pertinent! Thanks.
  • michaelin reply toBlackie (Show commentHide comment)
    Africa , as I understand the terms used;
    1. abo short for aboriginal, an original inhabitant of a country (especially where prior to colonisation)
    2. in this context a derivation of boong? Which is Australian slang for any non-white person.
    3. yes I had heard that version too - much more civilised than the derogatory one.

    Hope this helps. :)
  • Mother Gorillain reply toAnn (Show commentHide comment)
    sixpack6t9, this may be a long-term goal, but it is cold in those unheated gymnasiums, the hygiene is inadequate, sometimes they are attacked by Nazis, if something happens, the refugees get accused of it, they have to learn the native language... For some in very bad facilities it must really feel like jumping from the frying pan into the fire.
  • Blackie in reply tomichael(Show commentHide comment)
    michael,
    Thank you,
    I heard another version that it is the sound of a Truck bullbar hitting the old fellow along the road, and the sound goes bung.
    Not very nice, but quite amusing tho .
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