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NATO's Real Target Is Russia By Samuel L. Blumenfeld

) 1999 4-22-99

You don't have to be a paranoid Russian nationalist to understand NATO's geopolitical strategy. All you have to do is read the "NATO Review" of Spring 1999 which I found sitting on a magazine shelf in my local public library. In it are the communiques released by NATO regarding its new Strategic Concept, mandated by the Heads of State and Government at their summit meeting in Madrid in July 1997. The Review states that the Alliance is now "ready and with a full range of capabilities to enhance security and stability for countries in the Euro-Atlantic area in the 21st century, including through cooperation and partnership."

While NATO has been expanded to include Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic, nations close to the Russian border, the key concept in NATO's expanded mandate is that of "partnerships" which offer military and political cooperation with nations far beyond the North Atlantic treaty area. Indeed, NATO is busy solidifying its partnerships with Ukraine, which borders Russia, and the nations of the Southern Caucasus, Armenia, Georgia, and Azerbaijan, once part of the Soviet Union. We read in the Review: "Increased regional cooperation is gaining momentum, and we fully support the Alliance's work with Partners to develop a political-military framework for NATO-led Partnership for Peace operations, which is intended to be finalised, in tandem with the Strategic Concept, in time for the Washington Summit."

Anyone who plays chess -- and the Russians are masters at the game -- can see what NATO is doing creating military-political partnerships around a weakened and unstable Russia. NATO has to prove to its partners that it has the muscle and the will to impose its hegemony over a possible adversary, such as a Russia taken over by rabid nationalists or communists or spinning into chaos. Russia still has an arsenal of nuclear missiles, making it potentially a very dangerous country. That is why victory over Yugoslavia is absolutely essential if NATO is to represent the strength and resolve of the western powers. Russia will be a much tougher nut to crack than Yugoslavia, and if NATO cannot crush small, defenseless Yugoslavia, what chance will it have of crushing Russia?

Russia is the target because it is the world's largest country with the world's largest untapped natural resources. Its present weakness presents the west with a rare opportunity to impose its control over that vast country, which will have to be broken up into smaller more manageable states. All of this may take World War III to accomplish, but that's what world wars are supposed to do: remake the map of the world.

NATO is the military arm of the Council on Foreign Relations internationalists. It does not represent the will of the American people or even the United Nations. That is why it circumvented both Congress and the United Nations Security Council. Russia and China sit on the Security Council, and they would have vetoed the assault on Yugoslavia. Congress, of course, is no great problem. It has long abdicated its role as the body that declares war. In fact, Congress has not declared war since 1941 when it declared war on Japan after the attack on Pearl Harbor. And the Senate has not even confirmed the new treaty obligations inherent in NATO's Strategic Concept.

What we actually have now is arbitrary, illegal, unconstitutional rule by the CFR elite and their minions in the Clinton administration. They will lead us into World War III because it is only in the extreme conditions of an all-out war that vast and permanent political changes can be made nationally and internationally. Bombing Belgrade was the first salvo in this new world war which in the end may lead to the dismemberment of the world's largest nation. And NATO expects to do it with the help of the Moslems within the Russian federation, which is another reason why it backs the Moslem Albanians over the Christian Serbs.

The NATO Review tells us: "Stability in the Southern Caucasus is of great interest to Alliance member countries and to NATO as a whole, as demonstrated by Secretary General Javier Solana's visits to the region in 1997 and again last autumn. ... Azerbaijan has intensified its cooperation with NATO over the last few years and developed a Partnership course at the Military Academy in Baku. The country will also host a meeting of the Atlantic Policy Advisory Group with partner countries in May 1999."

No wonder the Russians are worried. But NATO has been clever enough to create a NATO-Russia permanent Joint Council (PJC) to encourage cooperation in such fields as civil emergency planning and defense-related environmental projects. This agreement reminds us of the Hitler-Stalin pact, which was meant to lull Russia into believing that Hitler had no ill intentions against the Soviet Union. It also reminds us that Napoleon tried to conquer Russia and failed, and Hitler tried and failed.

As Malachi Martin observed in his book, The Keys of This Blood, the Transnational-Internationalists are in an all-out, no holds barred struggle for world hegemony, and that once that hegemony is achieved, "our way of life as individuals and as citizens of nations; our families and jobs; our trade and commerce and money; our educational systems and our religions and our cultures; even the badges of our national identity, which most of us have always taken for granted -- all will have been powerfully and radically altered forever."

For those who think that the civilized gentlemen and ladies of the CFR and the State Department, who ordered bombs to be dropped on Yugoslavia, are incapable of getting us involved in a world conflagration, I can only draw attention to the civilized trustees of the Carnegie Endowment for Peace who, in 1908, discussed what it would take to change the thinking and attitudes of a nation, and they decided that it was war. What followed were two world wars, Korea, Vietnam, and a host of smaller wars. Yesterday's peaceniks have become today's rabid warmongers. Go figure.

Samuel L. Blumenfeld is author of "Is Public Education Necessary?" and seven other books on education. His books are available on ) 1999 Western Journalism Center

-- Andy (, April 23, 1999


What's the matter Andy, can't find enough bad news about Y2K?

-- Doomslayer (1@2.3), April 23, 1999.

The 25 rules of disinformation.

Doomslayer, what's YOUR take on this? Do you have anything useful to say? Do you want to give me some good news.

The forum is yours.

I'm listening.

-- Andy (, April 23, 1999.

How interesting that Father Malachi Martin is quoted in the above piece. Say Andy, have you read anything by Father Martin? I keep picking up his books from the shelves in Barnes & Noble, only to put them back - sticker shock I'm afraid.

-- Bingo1 (, April 23, 1999.

No, anything from WorldNetDaily ain't worth commenting on.

-- Doomslayer (1@2.3), April 23, 1999.

Even the great Rick Cowles says that WorldNetDaily is no better than the Weekly World News, except that Weekly World News is more entertaining.

If you search for conspiracy, you can find it or create it anywhere and everywhere. It is most prevalent in the minds of the weak.

Last year, Major League Baseball conspired for the Yankees to win the World Series.

Go ahead. Prove me wrong.

-- larryb (, April 23, 1999.

This is getting really crazy Andy. We already have approximately 1000 aircraft in the region, and now the British are sending in ANOTHER aircraft carrier. These folks are bringing WAY too much horsepower to bear in this situation, and dangerously concentrating our forces in an inherently vulnerable part of the globe. I heard on the radio last night that several American pilots are under arrest in Italy for refusing to bomb municipal water supplies. NATO has become a terrorist organization, and we seem powerless as American citizens to control the situation. Like the past impeachment process the government and media keep producing polls showing popular support for Clinton, and like the impeachment I don't know one single person who actually supports him.

The longer this thing drags out the closer to the brink we come. Milosovik and the Russians are offering some type of compromise on a peace keeping force in Kosovo, and if NATO (read Clinton) truly want this to end they will jump all over this deal. If it is their true intention to destroy Yugoslavia, that will come clear as well. I think if they reject this latest offer out of hand Russia will cross the line and become involved more directly in the conflict. That seems to be NATO's end goal anyway, we'll soon see. I wouldn't go to Washington this week on a bet.

-- Nikoli Krushev (, April 23, 1999.

WorldNetDaily. A hysterical rag. Everything is a conspiracy, everything designed to take over the world. Not even worth commenting on.

Next you'll be posting articles about Elvis kidnapped by aliens, in order to come back and lead the NWO.

Lets stick with y2k, eh, and leave your paranoid delusions elswhere.

-- nospam (, April 23, 1999.

Maybe NATO has no plan to dismantle Russia, but they are:

On the bright side, 1) Russia hasn't retaliated yet and 2) NATO's siding with the Islamic world decreases the chance of a Moslem "terrorist" attack on USA territory.

-- Anonymous99 (, April 23, 1999.

The ostriches amongst you probably did not notice that this piece was written by Samuel L. Blumenfeld.

Get over your myopia, we do not live in a black hole, life is continuing despite your wishes otherwise.

I have a great deal of respect for Malachi Martin - my advice - get over the sticker shock, if you can't get over it the next best thing is to listen to him on the art bell archives.

It's a real shame he is ancapacitated at the moment, he would bring a breath of fresh air to the proceedings.

One last thing - superglue - works wonders for firmly embedding your head in your ass Doomslayer - but then you knew that didn't you?

-- Andy (, April 23, 1999.

Anonymous 99:

Please explain how the present "Yugoslavia" ever formed part of the USSR.

-- The Tall Man (, April 23, 1999.


We already have approximately 1000 aircraft in the region, and now the British are sending in ANOTHER aircraft carrier.

Did it ever occur to you that maybe there is some information you and WND and CNN are not privy to? Do you have a TS clearance? Had an SBI check? What compartments do you have access to? What "tickets" do you possess? Now that you realize the full picture may be a little more complicated than you imagine, I ask you, Can we risk Europe falling into communist hands after the power vacuum that will follow the collapse of foreign governments caused by y2k? Do you know how long it takes to get forces forward deployed?

NATO has become a terrorist organization, and we seem powerless as American citizens to control the situation.

Nobody said war wasn't hell. And the American citizens don't control the war machine, that would be the Pentagon.

Like the past impeachment process the government and media keep producing polls showing popular support for Clinton, and like the impeachment I don't know one single person who actually supports him.

Hmmm...I guess his victory in the past two elections was voting fraud huh?

The longer this thing drags out the closer to the brink we come.

You would prefer we sit idly by and foreign dictators and butchers obtain weapons of mass destruction that that they could later use on US soil?

-- a (a@a.a), April 23, 1999.

I guess you're an expert on glue Andy...since you seem like you must be sniffing it.

-- Doomslayer (1@2.3), April 23, 1999.

The only thing I'm sniffing Doomslayer is fear, which you give out in waves. Attack the messenger. Pultroon.

-- Andy (, April 23, 1999.

reminds me of an old british music hall song

we don't want to fight them but BY JINGO if we do we have the guns, we have the men, we have the money too

popular around the time of the 1878 war with Russia over Serbia

the first world war was preceeded by a number of wars in the Balkans between 1910 and 1913, yugoslavia was created after it

of course the famous assassination actually triggered Austria to invade Serbia as everyone knows

-- dick of the dale (, April 23, 1999.

Ooooh, and Art Bell too.

Nahhh, Andy isn't an extremist conspiracy freak at all.

-- larryb (, April 23, 1999.

Yeah, I'll attack the messenger when the messenger is a delusional idiot.

-- Doomslayer (1@2.3), April 23, 1999.

Blumenfeld's unfounded conspiracy theories aside, he's also making the mistake of attributing the results of incompetence to malevolent intent. The situation in central Europe is this messed up because a couple of airhead liberal politicians (billy jeff in the US and his buddy blair in the UK) needed something that would:

a. direct their respective populaces' attention away from internal problems.

b. somehow assuage the islamic fundamentalist factions to whom western countries, and the U.S. especially are the ultimate source of all evil.


c. convince someone, hopefully their voters, that they weren't total wimps.

clueless leadership resulted in incompetent decisions, resulting in a chaotic and militarily stupid situation on the ground.

Occam's Razor again, gentlemen...


-- Arlin H. Adams (, April 23, 1999.

Again, larryb and DoomS,

Listen to Malachi Martin. The fact that he was on Art Bell is neither here nor there. Why attack the conduit of knowledge? You are both showing yourselves up to this forum as trainee idiots. It seems to me like you've both got the potential to be a little more informed - surely you can distinguish between truth, sincerity and propaganda?

Do you know who Malachi Martin is?

I'm sure the reference is lost on both of you.

-- Andy (, April 23, 1999.


I hear you on the "islamic fundamentalist factions"... I think you are way ahead of the game here, I tend to agree with you - medium/long term - (OK, 1 to 5 years - that's long these days...) - however, Occam's Razor...

a few points about the razor...

1. Russia is imploding economically.

2. YET it is still a viable military force - NOW.

3. "NOW" is crucial - in a few short month's time, Russia's might might be severly depleted ( as in WILL be...)

4. Use it or lose it.

5. Use it or lose it.

-- Andy (, April 23, 1999.

Mite (sp?)

-- Andy (, April 23, 1999.

Give em hell Andy!!!

Remember that old tale about Harry Truman? When he was speaking about serious problems at one political address, someone shouted "Give em hell, Harry" to which he replied, "I only tell them the truth and they think it's hell!"

-- Gordon (, April 23, 1999.

Off-topic, Andy. Off-topic.

-- No Spam Please (, April 23, 1999.

Off-topic, Andy. Off-topic.

Try the "The Government of the United States" forum.

-- No Spam Please (, April 23, 1999.

Bugger off, Meerkat.

-- Andy (, April 23, 1999.

Off-topic, Andy. Off-topic. This is a Y2k forum.

Try the "The Government of the United States" forum.

-- No Spam Please (, April 23, 1999.

Apologies for the unintended multiple posting. Communication difficulties here -- if they happen again with the same messages I'll know I don't need to reSubmit.

-- No Spam Please (, April 23, 1999.

a, you are a myopic idiot. Clinton doesn't have the authority to launch these military fiascos and is blatantly circumnavigating the constitution to do so. Only Congress has the power to declare war, and as the representative branch of government they reflect the desires and interest of the American Citizens, you and I. Clinton was clearly guilty of perjury and obstruction of justice, not to mention outright lying to the American public and obviously should have been found guilty in the impeachment hearings and removed from office. Once again the Senate has abdicated its duty under the constitution and made clear that their agenda is the total destruction of the American constitution and national soverignity under Clinton's leadership. As for his winning the last two elections, from whjat I have read he recieved no more than 25% of the popular vote in either one, that's not exactly a landslide.

What is all this about losing Europe to the communist in a power vacuum? Talk about you basic straw man, the largest vacuum over there is going to be the implosion of communism. That is unless Clinton continues his naked agression and unites the Soviet former republics to the extent we enter WW-III berfore Y2K takes them out. His suicidal nuclear response policy, constant provocation of China and Russia, and reckless bombing of African nations in supposed pursuit of Bin Laden are all pushing us closer to all out nuclear war. Then he pulls this fiasco in Serbia to top all that off. If you can't see the patern here you seriously need to get some glasses, or pull your head out of your ass, whichever the case may be. The obvious solution to this situation would have been to give the Kosovos some anti-tank missiles and anti-aircraft guns. There was absolutely no reason for NATO to become belligerent and involve themselves in an internal civil war. Their entire charter is as a defensive alliance against Soviet Agression, and the entire readson the Constitution stipulates that Congress shall have the power to declare war is so that some insane moron who manages to get elected president won't get us involved in conflicts that clearly do not threaten us.

-- Nikoli Krushev (, April 23, 1999.


Why do you read these things? And not only read them, but follow every posting on the thread, all the way to the bottom! Andy calls you Meerkat, but you sound like a Parrot too. Off Topic, squawk.....Off Topic, squawk. Sheeesh.

-- Gordon (, April 23, 1999.

check out the chomsky post a ways down,or better yet,read his book"manufacturing consent" his research is EXAUSTING and detailed,the downside is you'll realize what a nation of duped cattle we are thanks to the AMAZING propaganda machine we have;most americans think themselves free...HAH!!!free to work for minimum wage...they live,we sleep....wake up!!!

-- ZOOBIE (ZOOB@AOL.COM), April 23, 1999.

Thank you, Andy and Nikoli. This is all very useful information. It's going to scare people, so much that they will lash out at you instead of click to another thread. Ignore them, and keep up the good work.


-- Dano (bookem@blacksand.srf), April 23, 1999.



-- No Spam Please (, April 23, 1999.

I like that Anon -"really pissing off the Russian people ". Pissing off a lot of others too, I would suspect? And we won't be pissed, I suspect, until our boys/girls start coming back in body bags.

-- sue (, April 23, 1999.

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