North Atlantic Treaty Organization, NATO, was founded April 4, 1949 as
a regional defense alliance. The stated purpose of NATO was to enhance
the stability, well being, and freedom of its members by means of a system
of collective security.
primary purpose of NATO was (until recently) to defend Eastern Europe from
the perceived threat of Soviet aggression. Before the alleged end of the
Cold War, the USSR was a significant threat. The forcible installation
of communist governments throughout Eastern Europe, territorial demands
by the Soviets, and the support of conflicts in Greece and Iran was considered
a very real dangerous threat to something that could spark World War III.
NATO, in 1947 Britain and France (adversaries for centuries) signed the
Dunkirk Treaty for common defense against aggression.
over fifty years NATO has been successful in keeping the Russian/Soviet
aggressors out of Eastern Europe -- until now. Notwithstanding all
the propaganda (on both sides), all the posturing, dissembling, duplicity,
and fraud, the most significant result of the Kosovo adventurism is being
overlooked. Russia achieved a 50-year objective ... in a cakewalk.
a deep breath, step back from the mainstream spin, and consider the following
consider that "part one" of the analysis. Next consider the following:
was established as a defensive alliance to prevent Russia from getting
a toehold in Eastern Europe.
abandoned their defensive role and took on the mantle of aggressor when
they attacked a sovereign country.
abandoned a 50 year old ally and assaulted the Serbs to ally with a group
of immigrants struggling to carve out a portion of sovereign Serb soil
for their own.
are two obscene military terms, which sadly crystallize the bumbling incompetence
of both NATO and the myopic U.S. "leadership." The first, FUBAR, means
(in a somewhat cleaned up fashion) "Fouled Up Beyond All Recognition."
The other, SNAFU, means (again sanitized) "Situation Normal ... All Fouled
are going to be plagued with assorted silly stories of what is or isn't
happening in the wake of the alleged "peace accord."
of State Madeline Not-So-Bright has yet again compounded her serial blunders
by mismanaging the Russians.
failed Rambouillet agreement has already been exposed as a farce, designed
to spark an "excuse" to precipitate the original bombing of Kosovo.
recent peace deal almost went sideways at the last minute because of ONE
SENTENCE stupidly inserted and maintained by Madeleine's morons.
last, Moscow's head negotiator threatened to bypass NATO and negotiate
a Russian-controlled sector directly with Belgrade if the Atlantic
alliance refused to agree. General Leonid Ivashov said Moscow would not
be bullied into placing Russian forces under a unified Kosovo peace force
commander with a NATO general in charge (Britain's Sir Michael Jackson).
"We are not going to beg the United States to give us a specific sector,"
Ivashov said. "If we do not reach an agreement (with the Americans) we
will work out with Yugoslavia the sector we will control.
it was reported Russian troops were set to beat NATO into Kosovo, with
their commander warning they would seize control of Serb-populated parts
of the province regardless of whether NATO liked it or not. Neener-neener-neener.
DID get on the ground first, and subsequently there was a series of theater
of the absurd "gosh oh gee golly, whoops" -- kinda the Russian variety
of a Bill Clinton "bureaucratic foul-up," but remember, "hey, everybody
does it ... right?"
paratroopers were put on alert to head off a possible landing by more Russian
forces at Pristina airport, but changed their mind after a few hours and
didn't. U.S. honchos were caught with their pants down -- this time by
a Russian deployment of a couple of hundred troops on the border with another
1,800 on standby to fly into Yugoslavia.
pundit brigade has been pontificating ad nauseum about the potential for
World War III starting in the Balkans (usually for all the wrong reasons).
The mainstream co-conspirators have been so embroiled in trying to put
a patriotic and statesmanlike face on this bastardized strategic misadventure,
they have failed to even acknowledge (to the best of my knowledge, so far)
the monumental significance of the following facts:
the Clinton administration dislocates their collective shoulder patting
themselves on the back, they may want to return to "The Song of the South"
and seek the advice and counsel of Uncle Remus about Bear Rabbit and the
has abrogated its charter, and failed in their primary mission -- which
was supposed to be to keep a Russian presence out of Europe.
are on the brink of breathing life into the formerly comatose Russian military.
partitioned occupation force similar to Berlin is all but an inevitability.
Russia is on the ground -- in Kosovo -- allied with the indigenous Serbs.
the United States in particular, has created a blood enemy with a penchant,
experience, and lust for long memory ... and revenge.
wag once observed you should be careful whom you step on your way up; you
may have to kiss their butts on the way down. That's one of the cute axiomatic
bromides that apply to most everyone -- except Bill Clinton.