Canada Attends Flurry of International Meetings
NATO Defence Ministers Adopt “Master Plan”
for War Against Russia
On October 21 and 22 defence ministers of all 30 NATO member countries met in person in Brussels. The humiliating U.S. and NATO defeat in Afghanistan did not give rise to the conclusion that conflicts cannot be resolved through invasions. Far from it, NATO has now adopted what it calls a new “master plan” to prepare for a war with Russia. There are also indications that it will push U.S.-style democracy with a vengeance claiming that anyone who does not submit to their so-called rules-based international order will be subjected to violence. This is NATO’s main item of business in preparation for the next NATO leaders’ summit scheduled for June 2022 in Madrid.
Under the hoax that foreign policy is the prerogative of the executive power (the cabinet ministries) and that it involves security, no discussion takes place within the polity to get approval for the direction in which a government takes the country. The ruling elites have converted foreign affairs into a mystery of state while they feed the war industry by intensifying preparations for even more devastating and disastrous wars.
NATO’s “master plan” is based on the narrative that “Russian aggression is on the rise,” as the current German Defence Minister put it. In fact, Russia’s U.S.$61.7 billion military spending in 2021 is less than one tenth the $811 billion U.S. military budget and pales in comparison to the U.S.$1,174,240 million combined military spending of NATO members.
The details of the new “master plan” agreed to by NATO Defence Ministers are “confidential,” but it is described as a “plan to counter any potential multiple-front Russian offensive (in the Baltic and Black Sea regions) whether it involves nuclear arms, cyber warfare or space-based weaponry.” The “master plan” calls for significant improvements to NATO’s air and missile defences, strengthening its conventional capabilities with fifth generation jets, adapting exercises and intelligence, and improving the readiness and effectiveness of its “nuclear deterrent.”
NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg has become adept at raising hysteria over how imminent an attack by Russia on Europe may or may not be.
Stoltenberg describes what is taking place as “a transformation of NATO.” “We have tripled the size of the NATO Response Force,” he said, noting that it now has “more than 40,000 troops” at its disposal and “we have battle groups in the Baltic countries.” Of these, the multi-national NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group in Latvia is led by Canada under U.S. command, of course.
Stoltenberg said that “we have agreed to deliver more forces with higher readiness. We have agreed to have more forces which are heavier, and with more high-end capabilities, and technologically advanced forces, and forces that need to fully exploit emerging and disruptive technologies to make sure that we maintain our technological edge.”
U.S. officials said the “master plan” enables NATO “to decide what additional weapons it needs and how to position its forces.”
The 30 defence ministers committed to a $1 billion fund to seed development of new digital technologies.
NATO also announced that “15 member countries” reached an agreement on multi-national cooperation to develop, purchase and deliver Ground Based Air Defence systems to protect NATO bases, installations and personnel from air based threats. This was one of the deals struck by defence ministers “in the margins” of the weekend meeting.
Another was an agreement “by at least 10 NATO allies” to develop, produce and procure individual protective equipment and collective protection systems “to equip their forces with state of the art, standardized protection gear in a cost effective manner.” The 10 countries are Albania, Belgium, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, the Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States.
NATO Defence Ministers Praise Invasion and 20-Year Occupation of Afghanistan
The meeting of NATO defence ministers’ in Brussels, showed their dishonesty by refusing to discuss the humiliating defeat of the U.S. in Afghanistan and how the U.S. even abandoned all NATO members as it scurried to save itself and get out, engaging in a killing spree of its own people as it went.
“Our mission was not in vain,” they agreed. “We prevented Afghanistan from being a safe haven for international terrorists, and prevented any attack against any NATO ally over 20 years,” they declared. It was never proven that the attack on the Twin Towers and Pentagon on 9/11, 2001 was carried out by Afghanistan. Nonetheless, NATO’s Secretary General Stoltenberg declared NATO’s twenty-year war on Afghanistan a success because it succeeded in preventing the Taliban from launching any further terrorist attacks against the U.S. or any other NATO member state.
“We will stay vigilant and preserve those gains,” he said. What gains precisely are accounted for with all the deaths and crimes committed by the U.S. and NATO forces were not mentioned.