Rather like Trump has recently said, I first spoke around 12 months ago that NATO has become an obsolete organisation and that we were beginning to witness the death of it as an institution. Many people were surprised and some even questioned my sanity in suggesting what they perceived was a ridiculous proposition. I will not regurgitate what I have written previously on this subject but will refer readers to the following article which I wrote back in September 2016.
What I will draw your attention to though is my closing remarks in which I said the following:
“It is quite clear that Europe now realises and regards Russia as a partner and not an enemy and that despite all the mindless rhetoric coming out of Washington, the need for NATO with its borders is rapidly becoming an irrelevance. Russia in itself by its actions in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan as well as the military cooperation agreements that it has signed with many nations is also undermining NATO’s influence in the world. When we factor in Trump’s remarks about NATO it faces a very uncertain future and unless it is prepared to radically reform, it will become extinct in relatively short order.”
We fast forward a mere four months from when I published that article and a great many developments have come to pass in recent months, not least in the Middle East with regards to Syria and Iraq. However these sentiments have been bought sharply into focus given the election of Trump and his remarks the other day.
Trump was quoted as saying that,
“I said a long time ago that NATO had problems. Number one it was obsolete, because it was designed many, many years ago. Number two the countries aren’t paying what they’re supposed to pay. I took such heat, when I said NATO was obsolete. It’s obsolete because it wasn’t taking care of terror.” Trump continued, “With that being said, NATO is very important to me. There are five countries that are paying what they’re supposed to. Five. It’s not much.”
Unsurprisingly, his NATO counterparts were alarmed at such remarks but Trump hits the nail squarely on the head. What truly alarms NATO is that Trump clearly wishes to normalise relations with Russia and desires to ease tensions which have been induced intentionally by cabalist interests. There is no doubt that NATO is a serious financial burden and undertaking for the US who contributes nearly 50% of its total annual budget. What is also unquestionable is that NATO has not wisely spent its vast budget on protection from genuine global threats.
The risk of the collapse of NATO is all too real now and Trump has merely highlighted its obvious deficiencies. NATO has long since not been a defensive alliance and has been seen in the last decade to be overtly offensive and aggressive in the face of much opposition. Trump clearly wishes to see a radical overhaul of NATO and that is absolutely what is required as we move towards the new paradigm.
It is quite clear that the West and Russia do have common enemies as witnessed in Syria and Iraq. It is absolutely critical that all nations across the globe cooperate and fight the common enemy of global terrorism. Perhaps more crucially it needs to abandon its old ideologies which were after all part of the cabal’s divide and conquer agenda.