NATO Warmongering at the Highest Pitch: Anders Fogh Rasmussenís Recent Book & the 21st Century Colonialism
PROFESSOR FILIP KOVACEVIC | OCTOBER 28, 2016
NATO: The dark god of death that every day brings the world closer to a nuclear apocalypse!
Introduction: Rasmussen and Me
On a warm spring evening in May 2014, when Anders Fogh Rasmussen, then secretary general of NATO, met in Podgorica with the top officials of the corrupt Montenegrin regime led by the prime minister Milo Djukanović, I was one of the protesters in front of the building in which the meeting took place. In one hand, I remember holding the sign that said "No to War, No to NATO" and in the other, a flag of the Movement for Neutrality of Montenegro (MNMNE), a civic social justice organization where I am the chairman of the board.
Later that evening I issued a public statement, reported by the Montenegrin media, in which I accused Rasmussen of a direct meddling in the electoral process, because his visit came just a few days before the decisive mayoral election in Podgorica. Djukanović's clique was on the brink of losing the election after two decades of uninterrupted rule and it was clear that Rasmussen's visit would be used as the proof that Djukanović still had a strong backing among the "Western allies."
The things eventually played out just as I had predicted. Djukanović's candidate won the election thanks in part to Rasmussen's support. In his role as NATO secretary general, Rasmussen thus played a significant role in keeping the corrupt and authoritarian, but geopolitically loyal elite in power for years to come. His actions openly exposed the deceptive nature of NATO's claims that it stands for democracy, human rights, and the rule of law.
Rasmussen's Political Profile
In fact, moral duplicity and geopolitical bias have been Rasmussen's modus operandi from the very beginning of his political career. Ever since his time as the prime minister of Denmark (2001-2009), Rasmussen acted as the staunch supporter of the U.S. neoconservatives' efforts to impose the hegemonic Pax Americana on the world. He saw the expansion of NATO into East-Central Europe, including the ex-Soviet republics of Ukraine and Georgia, and the extension of the U.S. imperial reach into the Middle East and Central Asia as political imperatives.
Rasmussen was also one of the most vocal supporters of the Iraq war and Danish soldiers went into Iraq almost immediately after the U.S. invasion. And when a Danish intelligence officer Frank S. Grevil leaked to the press the intelligence reports showing that Rasmussen knowingly exaggerated the threat of Saddam Hussein's WMDs (which turned out to be non-existent), he was fired and jailed for four months, even though what he did was a act of whistle-blowing in defense of the public right to know about the misdeeds and abuse of power by public officials. In contrast, Rasmussen denied that he received the reports, or that he knew anything about them, and was able to stay in power successfully for another five years.
Even as recently as 2015, the Danish government blocked attempts by the opposition to have a thorough investigation into Rasmussen's decision-making process that led to the decision to go to war against Iraq. As some observers pointed out, the former British prime minister Tony Blair, another advocate of the Iraq war, was not so lucky and the Chilcot Commission's report condemned his actions in no uncertain terms. And yet, even this report led to hardly any significant political or legal repercussions for Blair. Did anyone really expect that the corrupt British political elite and intelligence community would turn on one of its own?
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