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    NATO Seeks Expansion to Eastern Europe (325)
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    Getting involved in Ukraine would provide NATO with raison d'être and justify its existence and billions of dollars spent on military defense.

    North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) desperately wants to get involved in the Ukrainian conflict, French newspaper Le Point reports.

    After the fall of Berlin Wall and dissolution of the Warsaw Pact, NATO found itself obsolete, as an imminent threat of communism in Europe was gone.

    The large bureaucratic machine, which NATO has become, needs the enemy – perceived or real – to justify its existence and billions of dollars of military spending. This is why Ukraine has become such an important gimmick for NATO. If the alliance manages to get involved in Ukraine and have a military confrontation with Russia, NATO will find itself back in action and subsequently more funds will flow into the organization’s budget.

    “NATO leaders regularly “wave a red flag" [in front of Russia], sticking out their chest and throwing inflammatory comments. They would have done a big favor to the world, if they kept quiet.” – said Pierre Beylau, a columnist of Le Point.

    Following the collapse of Soviet Union, NATO has spread eastward, expanding along a line from Estonia in the north to Romania and Bulgaria in the south. Currently, Russia’s only buffer zones to a complete NATO encirclement on its western border are Finland, Belarus and Ukraine. At first, Russia was calm about the expansion of NATO; however, when the organization decided to bring Georgia and Ukraine into the alliance, it has certainly crossed the red line, Le Point reports.

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