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NATO Is a Protection Racket, Among Other Things – Michael Booth

Trump and All the Rest

Let’s Go Back Over the Story

The rationale for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has been based on a genial lie from the beginning: that the United States set up and essentially runs NATO in order to protect Europe from potential Russian aggression. It seems to make perfect sense when interpreted in the context of the Cold War, in which we were obliged by Big Brother to perceive almost everything as a Russian plot. The best defense against this looming danger, the story goes, was a military alliance led by the greatest power in the history of the world, the United States.

In the immediate post-World War II period the US, which took more than its share of the credit for the liberation of Europe from the Nazis, saw an opportunity to consolidate its influence over the continent. Given the poverty and disarray of other countries after the war…

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5 comments

  1. Dear Alexander, I’m happy to share my content with you for free. What I shall not tolerate is you placing a big “Alexander Philip” credit line at the top. Please change that to my name or take my articles off your site. Thank you.

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  2. Dear Alexander, I’m happy to share my content with you for free. What I shall not tolerate is you placing a big “Alexander Philip” credit line at the top. Please change that to my name or take my articles off your site. Thank you.

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    1. Dear Michael,
      I really didn’t mean to offend you and I’m sorry that happened. In truth, I only came across your article from a friend who reblogged it, I read through and punched the “reblog” button too just like I do so many others without altering anything.

      Since it hurts to reblog your post, I may just have to stop. Thanks

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