On October 21 and 22 defence ministers of all 30 NATO member countries met in person in Brussels. The humiliating U.S. and NATO defeat in Afghanistan did not give rise to the conclusion that conflicts cannot be resolved by using invasions. Far from it, NATO has now adopted what it calls a new “master plan” to prepare for a war with Russia. There are also indications that it will push U.S.-style democracy with a vengeance claiming that anyone who does not submit to their so-called rules-based international order will be subjected to violence. This is NATO’s main item of business in preparation for the next NATO leaders’ summit scheduled for June 2022 in Madrid.
Under the hoax that foreign policy is the prerogative of the executive power (the cabinet ministries) and that it involves security, no discussion takes place within the polity to get approval for the direction in which a government takes the country. The ruling elites have converted foreign affairs into a mystery of state while they feed the war industry by intensifying preparations for even more devastating and disastrous wars. [More]
The Department of National Defence (DND) paints a benign rosy picture of Canada’s role at the NATO defence ministers meeting, October 21-22. The DND communiqué said Minister of National Defence Harjit Sajjan reaffirmed Canada’s commitment to strengthen NATO’s “deterrence and defence posture;” endorsed NATO’s “critical initiatives” to “ensure the Alliance’s success over the next decade;” addressed NATO’s Operation Allied Solace, its mission to evacuate NATO-Affiliated Afghan contractors and their immediate family members; hosted a defence ministers’ meeting of allies contributing to the NATO enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) Battle Group in Latvia; and met with key partners to advance collaboration and coordination with NATO in responding to key geostrategic challenges. [More]