Saturday, April 20, 2024

Is it finally time to say ‘no’ to NATO?


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What benefit does the average Canadian gain by having billions of dollars go towards an organization that dismantles peace efforts and promotes war and conflict in all corners of the globe?

This month marks the 75th anniversary of the founding of NATO.

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an intergovernmental military alliance formed amidst the Cold War and has been a key factor in escalating armed conflict throughout the world since its inception.

Canada, along with the U.S. and 30 other member countries, have been engaged in a number of unnecessary military campaigns due to the treaty each member agrees to upon joining NATO. This is exemplified with the “principle of collective defense,” enshrined by Article 5 of the treaty, which stipulates that “the Parties [of NATO] agree that an armed attack against one or more of them in Europe or North America shall be considered an attack against them all.”

As long as Canada remains in NATO, we also take on the enemies of every other member country whether those enemies pose any threat to Canadians or not.

NATO has been the subject of controversy in several conflicts. Many interventions led by NATO forces have been in conflicts and regions not directly affecting the security of member states, contrary to Article 5 of the NATO treaty, such as the 2015-2021 mission in Afghanistan, and NATO’s 2011 intervention in the Libyan civil war. These instances did not involve the attack of any member state of NATO, rendering NATO forces as an actor free to exert their dominance on regions outside of member state borders.  (more...)

Is it finally time to say ‘no’ to NATO?

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