April 2013        

Growing threat of NATO membership

In late February the secretary-general of NATO, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, visited Dublin for talks about this state joining NATO. The visit was part of NATO’s strategy of extending its influence and control over formerly neutral states. It is making overtures not only to Ireland but also to Sweden and Finland. It is all part of its strategy of encirclement of Russia and China.
     The shedding of neutrality piece by piece by the Irish establishment reflects their deep commitment to EU and American interests over those of the Irish people.
     Such an approach, and the visit itself, did not come about by accident but is part of a softening-up process by Fine Gael, the Labour Party and Fianna Fáil to ensure that this state becomes a “full partner” in the defence of western interests. This is also why we have had such bellicose statements from Gilmore about NATO’s proxy war in Syria.

Home page  >  Publications  >  Socialist Voice  >  April 2013  >  Growing threat of NATO membership
Baile  >  Foilseacháin  >  Socialist Voice  >  Aibreán 2013  >  Growing threat of NATO membership