The Curse of NATO

IN FOCUS, 7 Mar 2022

Roger Kotila, Ph.D. | Earth Federation News & Views – TRANSCEND Media Service

3 Mar 2022 – Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky is getting adoration from Western media for bravely leading his nation in the war against Russia, rather than accepting that Russia absolutely does not want NATO in its neighborhood.

Instead of neutrality, Zelensky opted for the “right” for eventual admittance to NATO, a position that Russian President Vladimir Putin made clear was unacceptable. Putin was also tired of the Russian-speaking separatists getting routinely attacked by an alleged Ukrainian neo-Nazi battalion.  As a result, a frustrated Putin chose to invade Ukraine. Putin accuses the US as being an “Empire of Lies.” 

What Zelensky, a political neophyte, may not have known, is that the U.S. has a history of using other governments to further its own aims and that America’s oligarchy rulers appear to want to weaken Russia and achieve regime change.

The war over Ukraine is an example of the curse of NATO. Russia reacted to the possibility of Ukraine being in NATO. This is not irrational in that US/NATO has over 750 military bases around the world, and many of these bases appear to be there to militarily encircle Russia (and China).

Journalist John Pilger writes (17 Feb 2022):

“Since the first Cold War, NATO has effectively marched right up to Russia’s most sensitive border having demonstrated its bloody aggression in Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, and broken solemn promises to pull back. Having dragged European “allies” into American wars that do not concern them, the great unspoken is that NATO itself is the real threat to European security.” [From “War in Europe and the Rise of Raw Propaganda“] 

Too bad that it is too late for Zelensky to realize that his beloved country is being sacrificed to further the goals of the U.S. deep state government. Ukraine and its people have been sold out.

Zelensky, probably believing that he’s doing the right thing to protect his country’s freedom and honor, is leading them to a horrible, bloody ending, not realizing that his country is another sacrificial victim of the U.S. ruling oligarchy and that Russia has good reason to fear NATO.

US/NATO has a proven history of military invasion against nations it doesn’t like. There are signs that the US, like the Nazi’s of WWII, seek to conquer the world. Why else maintain over 750 military bases around the world, and why else appear to be encircling Russia and China, perceived as America’s main “adversaries” (i.e., “enemies”)?

Most Americans and Europeans have been conditioned by mainstream media to believe that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is a good thing, protecting “democracies.” Few see US/NATO as a threat to world peace, or as a leading criminal organization on the world stage, one which routinely violates international law and intends to rule the world. Unthinkable! Or is it?

Students of U.S. foreign policy, for example, frequently quote American authorities and politicians who openly brag about U.S. “exceptionalism” as justification for its status as the world’s “hegemon.”

“Hegemony” is the political, economic, and military predominance of one state over other states. — Wikipedia

U.S. and US/NATO are so powerful that the United Nations and the International Criminal Court keep hands-off.  The UN is hostage to US government funding.  The US government, like Russia, has refused to submit itself to the ICC — knowing that its frequent violations of international law would land many U.S. generals and other government officials in the criminal court, prosecuted for war crimes and crimes against humanity (see Gordon, American Nuremberg, 2016).

The unnecessary war in Ukraine will one day in the future be followed by a US/NATO war against China over Taiwan. Unfortunately for the world community which really only wants peace, again and again, they get war.

Want to end the war? Think World Union Now, Earth Constitution, and a “new UN”. Think about THE SAN FRANCISCO PROMISE for UN Charter Review to launch the development of a geopolitical peace system to replace the present global war system.


Roger Kotila, Ph.D. is a peace activist and a psychologist (ret.) with many years of clinical experience with the California Dept. of Corrections doing psychiatric diagnosis and treatment with inmates. President of Democratic World Federalists he is co-editor of DWF NEWS, and editor of Earth Federation News & Views. He supports a “new UN” under the Earth Constitution. Email:

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