US-Dominated NATO and Israel: Humanity’s Greatest Threat

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by Stephen Lendman
NATO’s killing machine partnered with Israel as an alliance Mediterranean Dialogue member threaten world peace and stability.
Their agenda prioritizes militarism and warmaking, not serving as a “bulwark of international peace and security,” as NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg falsely claims.
US-led Western imperialism is most threatening of all. Last summer, Sergey Lavrov said in seeking to maintain dominance, the West “act(s) like a bull in a china shop.”
It ousted Iraq’s government “under a false pretext.” Its governments said “let’s resolve the problem of Libya, Syria and Iraq, organize elections and eradicate terrorism.” 
“They say: first it is necessary to remove Assad, and then we’ll struggle against terrorism.”
Gaddafi was ousted and murdered, Libya plunged into chaos. Iraq and Syria are endless cauldrons of violence, the region “turned into a hotbed of terrorism” because of US-led Western policies, Lavrov stressed.
On Monday, he blamed Western nations for pursuing regime change policies, along with backing terrorist groups responsible for violence and chaos in the Middle East.
He called Libya “a backyard for terrorists and criminals.” US-led Western countries bear full responsibility for “bomb(ing)” and “violently overthrow(ing)” its government.
He blasted what he called “irresponsible policies,” Trump continuing what his predecessors began.
Israel and America partner in each other’s wars. On Monday, Iran’s parliament Speaker Ali Larijani called the Jewish state “aggressive and racist,” a threat to the region and humanity.
“The aggressive and racist nature of the Zionist regime has always been and will remain a threat to humanity and to regional nations,” he stressed.
Commenting on the 17th anniversary of Israel ending its illegal occupation of southern Lebanon, he urged Palestinians to follow the example of Lebanese freedom fighters to resist its oppression.
Liberation depends on “harmony, solidarity and resistance,” he stressed. Iran and Syria alone helped Lebanon during years of Israeli occupation, backed by America and other Western countries.
Commemorating Lebanon’s liberation, Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah blasted Trump’s visit to Riyadh, calling him disrespectful of Islam and Arab nations, consorting with a despotic regime responsible for “the spread of terrorist takfiri ideology,” causing havoc in the region and beyond.
As long as US-dominated NATO exists, waging endless imperial wars and supporting Israel’s rogue agenda, world peace and stability will remain unattainable.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net
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Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.