Subject: Re: "To Paint a Moving Train" - NATO-the new, dynamic, terrorist fighter
Date: Thu, 28 Nov 2002 10:45:16 +0100
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> The Cold War is over(!), and its FINAL end will be noticed by the change
> about to come in our NATO.What is needed now is a Euro-Atlantic culture
> not only is about security - but about solidarity in our common values of
> democracy and freedom.
That is surely a fib at least, if not something far worse. NATO member
nations do NOT share "common values of democracy and freedom". How could
anyone with even the slightest sense of reality write or believe something
like that? Turkey is democratic? The US is? - just to name the more obvious
cases.Well, Turkey has never in all its long and rich history been a
democracy. It may develop into one, but that is squarely in the future and
properly belongs in the realm of speculation. The US is an example of just
the opposite. The US was until a very short while ago a (formal) democracy,
but recent internal developments have squashed the foundations of US
traditional democracy, turning the US into a (so far) provisional
dictatorship, where the Legislative Branch of Government has lost nearly all
its constitutional power, usurped by the Executive.
What are the common values of NATO countries, really? The common need for
the ability to project violence by the "get rich quick"-crowd?