Too much dying is going on, friends and the great poet Hugo Claus whose motto was 'Poetry, Love, Revolution'. So lets celebrate life and beauty and walk for disarmament.
In April 2008 an important NATO meeting is scheduled in Bucharest. The agenda foresees the elaboration of a new strategic concept. In a discussion paper NATO sketches the thrust of its new military strategy for the next decennium, in which also nuclear weapons play a role. The US wants that NATO evolves into a worldwide military alliance of likeminded states, while a democratic, efficient UN could be a much better instrument to promote world peace. Do the NATO policies or those of its members create new enemies or new threats? Of course that question isn’t even breached. If this concept is accepted, the chance for disarmament and détente in the world becomes very minute in the next decennium.
NATO was formed almost 60 years ago to protect one’s territory. For years, during the cold war NATO and the Warsaw Pact kept each other in a precarious balance. By the dismantling of the Warsaw Pact and the fall of the Iron Curtain a new situation emerged. The original enemy of NATO is no longer and NATO together with the USA can go and look for its enemy wherever it wants. No other alliance keeps NATO in check. No other pact slows down its expansionist urge.
Clowns from Amsterdam
7 years ago