Danielle RYAN: Sixty-six Years of NATO; Journalitico, Apr. 4, 2015

Von: „Martin Zeis“ <Martin.zeis>
Datum: 5. April 2015 18:18:01 MESZ
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Betreff: Danielle RYAN: Sixty-six Years of NATO; Journalitico, Apr. 4, 2015


Sixty-six Years of NATO

Sixty-six Years of NATO — full text attached —
By Danielle Ryan
Apr 04, 2015 (1)

April 4, 1949 NATO consolidated itself into an alliance who’s only purpose is to arm the world against Russia.
About three and a half months later, on July 26, Senator Robert A. Taft, the son of President William Howard Taft, made a speech explaining why he voted against its establishment.

It’s clear now that he could foresee what those blinded by triumphalism and ideology couldn’t see. He was no apologist for communism or the USSR, but he knew that a military pact against Russia was a provocative act and one more likely to lead to aggression and insecurity than peace and stability.
This is “not a peace program, it is a war program,” he said.

“…the treaty is a part of a much larger program by which we arm all these nations against Russia. A joint military program has already been made. It thus becomes an offensive and defensive military alliance against Russia. I believe our foreign policy should be aimed primarily at security and peace, and I believe such an alliance is more likely to produce war than peace.”

“A third world war would be the greatest tragedy the world has ever suffered. Even if we won the war, we this time would probably suffer tremendous destruction, our economic system would be crippled, and we would lose our liberties and free system just as the Second World War destroyed the free systems of Europe. It might easily destroy civilization on this earth…”


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