The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, NATO, an intergovernmental military alliance of 32 member states, is coming under the spotlight. 

Sevim Dagdelen, German politician, author and a member of the Bundestag, recently wrote a book entitled, “NATO; A Reckoning With The Alliance Of Values.” 

She noted that the peace mandate was a part of the German post-WW2 constitution.

“Germany was a peace actor, and war should never again emanate from German soil.

Selling weapons in an armed conflict violated the constitution,” she said. 

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“Germany was a peace actor, and war should never again emanate from German soil”

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NATO overrides individual member state constitutions  

Dagdelen noted that the Peace mandate advocated an independent foreign security policy based on the interests of democratic sovereignty and the majority of the population and not in the interests of the military-industrial complex.

“We need peace instead of NATO, which is a war pact. 

For the policy of expansion, NATO needs myths, legends and fairytales,” she said. 

Dagdelen cites the proxy war with Russia in Ukraine, the murderous war in the Gaza Strip against the population and the expansion towards Asia’s claim for global power.

“NATO  was founded in 1949,  and it was always about creating a pax Americana, creating an exclusive influence for the USA,” she said. 

NATO expansionism five times near Russia’s border contradicts its promise not to move an inch further eastwards.

She noted that Russia did ask to join NATO and declined membership.  

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“NATO  was founded in 1949,  and it was always about creating a pax Americana, creating an exclusive influence for the USA”

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NATO keeps MIC cash tills ringing 

But if Russia joined NATO, the military pact which keeps the cash tills ringing for the military-industrial complex would have no purpose.

Moreover, the energy-poor European Union would naturally get into bed with resource-rich Russia. Comparative advantage between Russia and the rest of the continent would make a peaceful and prosperous alliance. 

But the reality of such geopolitical dynamics could mean the pivot of a 20 trillion dollar annual GDP trading bloc outside the US dollar-centric sphere of influence. US hegemony and the USD as a world reserve currency would collapse. 

So the post-WW2 unilateral world order conceived by the victorious Anglo-Americans and its allies, known as the collective West, was the dominant system after winning the Cold War.

For a period, America was the top dog, with Uncle Sam making the rules of the game, and the USD became the currency for world trade. Buoyant demand for US dollars meant a stable currency and a good store of value.

As the world saved its reserves in dollars, demand for treasury bonds boomed.  Exorbitant privilege meant Americans could go into debt and spend like drunken sailors because the dollar is the world’s reserve currency.

“No military manoeuvre can take place on the continent without running it through Washington first for their approval”
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NATO; the monetary military-industrial complex gets together when they think it is necessary

But absolute power corrupts institutions. NATO, a US proxy army with unchallenged leading power became the Empire’s henchman.

The supreme allied commander of NATO is an American General. 

In other words, European Security Architecture is under America’s boot.

No military manoeuvre can take place on the continent without running it through Washington first for their approval.

So in the late stage of the Empire, exorbitant privilege led to a debt orgy aided and abetted by the monetary easing policy, which created an imbalance in the treasury bond market.

When the soft power of an Empire fails, power war NATO henchmen swing into action

Rockin In The Free World versus Work for Peace; Gil Scott Heron  

The lyrics of Work For Peace come to mind.

“The Military monetary gets together whenever they think it is necessary, they are turning our brothers into mercenaries, they are turning our planet into a cemetery… “

Perhaps Blinken should be strumming his guitar to Work For Peace rather than Rockin’ In The Free World.

Rockin’ now means the graves of a generation of a nation’s young men expanding like the shoreline of the sea into an infinite horizon?

Ukraine war, infrastructure and homes destroyed, four million refugees with many young desperate women turning to prostitution, half a million dead men and a million plus seriously wounded, lost limbs with life-changing disabilities.

If that is the definition of a free world, who is Rockin?  

“The geopolitical prestige and importance of the US unilateral world order could be in jeopardy if the US’s proxy army fails in Ukraine” – Win Investing

NATO, the hegemon’s henchman keeping the dollar on the throne 

When there is an imbalance of supply and demand for treasuries, the military-monetary industrial complex gets together whenever they think it’s necessary.

For the last two decades, NATO has been engaging in resource wars to retain US hegemony and keep the dollar as a reserve currency. 

Iraq was conquered in a war by the US and its allies for its oil.

It had no weapons of mass destruction. 

Libya, the wealthiest country in Africa with some of the largest oil reserves, was also destroyed. 

Russia is NATO’s boogeyman

The Ukraine war is not only about resources in the rich mining Donbas region, fertile farmlands and an energy logistic pipeline hub, it is about retaining US hegemony. 

The geopolitical prestige and importance of the US unilateral world order could be in jeopardy if the US’s proxy army fails in Ukraine.

In such a scenario, US hegemony and the dollar as a reserve currency could fail. 

The naked ape is a pact animal, and if the pact leader is seen as too weak or has no leader, a rival will rise to challenge the weaker leader to dominate the group. WW3 is a power struggle for global domination, with perhaps neither side being right or wrong. 

With the two great nuclear powers locked in a kinetic war and both feeling the heat and believing their demise is imminent, we would not be surprised if the war escalates to a nuclear war.  The US paper Empire is crumbling, yields are rising, USD is falling, and gold is rising, a sign of trouble. 

UK intelligence claims that Russia is losing one thousand men a week in this war of attrition, and if it is true, not even a totalitarian system can sustain those losses indefinitely without mutiny. 

NATO could be on the brink of nuclear war.  

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