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Is NATO our expanding friend?

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The topic of expanding the North Atlantic alliance is one of the most painfully perceived in Russia in terms of security of state borders. During the Cold War, opposition between NATO and the Warsaw Pact reached its peak, which was justified by the presence of two poles, claiming to control the geopolitical state of the planet. The Soviet Union on one side and the US - on the other hand tried to build up its military and political capabilities, surround yourself with loyal external forces with a view to have great opportunities for global control. The West’s expansion of NATO de facto justified by the fact that the world should be able to counter the “communist threat” coming from the Soviet Union and those countries that professed the same principles of life as the Land of the Soviets.

However, in the 1991 year, as we all know very well, the Country of the Soviets ordered a long life. The bipolar world ceased to exist, and it would seem that the need for NATO expansion disappeared by itself. But the expansion, which NATO conducted for the last time before the collapse of the USSR in 1982 (adoption of Spain), not only did not become part of stories Alliance, but also gained truly impressive momentum. The main ideologists of a blow up NATO decided quickly to stake out a place that once belonged to the so-called zone of influence of the Soviet Union, and even the Soviet Union itself. Republic And who realized that the Soviet Union no longer on the world map there, with a twinkle accepted an offer to join the new "large and friendly family" from Washington and Brussels. They would have entered 1991-1992, but only in NATO, apparently, they themselves did not expect that their main adversary on the military-political landscape of the planet would suddenly disappear from this very landscape. Such things could be seen at the headquarters of the North Atlantic alliance, perhaps in the most optimistic dreams ... But the dream became real, and painstaking work began, aimed at covering new and new territories, which were not exactly signed up to Western ideals, but simply solve their own security issues on their own. They just need another strong hand, that for a pair of kissing the slobbering can turn into a fist and punish the one who wants to hurt lobyzateley ...

The year 1999 was the fourth expansion of NATO, and the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland were in this organization. In 2004, the North Atlantic Alliance was rooted in seven more countries: Romania, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Estonia and Bulgaria. After another five years, the Croats and Albanians joined the "Atlantic Brothers".

At the same time, welcoming speeches for all newcomers entering without exception boiled down to the fact that with their arrival, NATO will become even stronger and will be more able to withstand an external threat that can be directed to any of the member states of the alliance.

At the same time, it was not entirely clear, but someone in the NATO after the collapse of the USSR sees as its main enemy, capable of spewing sharp arrows terrible threat. Streamlined talk about the threat from North Korea and Iran, to put it mildly, did not quite fit into the expansion strategy. To say that Poland admitted to NATO in 1999, at least somehow threatened the DPRK, to put it mildly, it is naive. It is also naive to think about the Iranian "desire" to deliver a crushing blow to the alliance adopted in Estonia's 2004 year.

But NATO's budget - this thing that needed and continues to need constant replenishment to the horde of "North Atlantic" officials felt comfortable. And in order for the stability of the financial replenishment of the NATO treasury to take place, it was also necessary to regularly compose enemies for themselves. And the essays on the designated topic literally bundles laid down on the tables of those who were supposed to upload substantial funds to the budget of the alliance. After all, the wishes of podgresti under themselves most of the world could not be realized from scratch. Needed new tools. But how can such funds be obtained if the member countries suddenly found out that adequate opponents of the alliance after the collapse of the USSR dissolved into the annals of history? .. So terrible tales about the threat to all of humanity from Al-Qaeda began to appear, the story the appearance of which strangely fits in with the activity of the leading member of the North Atlantic alliance - the United States of America. This penned, developed and well-propaiated "Frankenstein" (talking about "Al-Qaeda") became an incentive to declare the need to more and more closely unite under one "democratic" wing, the need not to skimp on material contributions and in case of need to provide its troops , technique weapon (purchased, by the way, from the “grandfathers” of NATO for loans issued from the United States and Great Britain) to participate in operations against terrorist evil. And the fact that this terrorist evil had its headquarters in Washington loyal Saudi Arabia, Qatar and other "democratic" countries, trying somehow not to mention.

As a result, the NATO budget has become very impressive. And with the growth of the organization’s budget, the budget deficit also grew. For example, in 2010, the deficit was about 545 million euros. This is despite the fact that the budget itself in the same year 2010 amounted to $ 1 billion. 81 million. At one of the meetings held between representatives of NATO member countries, they decided to proceed with a budget reduction. There are thoughts that the treasury must be optimized downward by about 10%. And these thoughts were expressed primarily by NATO economists. But the very need for budget cuts seemed terrible for the main NATO officials. In the US, they immediately began talking that with the reduction of the NATO treasury, the organization’s defense capability would decrease. At the same time, US President Obama began to declare that it was necessary to reduce funding not only for NATO (from $ 785 million to $ 731 million at the first stage), but also the Pentagon too. And this has already forced Leon Panetta to shout, to whom any underfunding of the department he heads, you know, is like a knife ...

And as soon as a strategy for reducing NATO and Pentagon funding 2011 year was launched as the world embraced a series of "anti-democratic aggression". Before that, you know, no one knew about the African and Middle Eastern "oppressors of their peoples", but here it began ... With enviable regularity, the main news agencies of the world began to expose the "bloodthirsty regimes" of Mubarak, Gaddafi, Assad and others. The planet found out that, in Egypt, there is no respect for human rights, in Libya, the head of state himself rapes literally everyone who comes to his hand, in Syria, Asad “drinks the blood of infants” ... Right there the NATO “sarichas of world democratization” rushed to their "Victims" and showed that the very holding trusts them to save the world from anti-human regimes. Chaos began to spread throughout North Africa and the Middle East. World media have again announced that the Iranian threat looms on the horizon, which needs to be urgently stopped. Around the same time proved to be a series of proposals by the United States against the European states about the need to start participating in the phased construction of the missile defense shield, against all possible threats. Like, we will cover you with an umbrella from all world shocks. The majority accepted such offers with joy, some were even saddened that they did not receive similar offers.

And as soon as the information that the US radars and interceptors may appear in close proximity to Russian borders came to Moscow, the Russian authorities began to speak about the possibility of retaliation. Well then, well, I'm sorry for the pun, then what, NATO is necessary! If Russia also begins to threaten, then what about the reduction of the budget of the North Atlantic alliance can we talk about? Here you need to think about how to recruit under the banners of new adherents the doctrine of global global security, which in the usual language is called money laundering.

So what if NATO and Russia signed an agreement on mutual relations, cooperation and security in 1997. This agreement allows the current General Secretary of the Alliance to have an ideal platform for maneuver. On the one hand, Rasmussen can repeat a word a hundred times that Russia is not an enemy for NATO (this is against Russia), and at the same time, in a narrow circle of like-minded people, denounce the threatening behavior of Russia and beg for new funds to finance its organization. And, most importantly, no one is going to give any guarantees for Russia of the “friendliness” of the expansion of the alliance. Like, you are not confident in our sincere and pure thoughts? - Study the convention of the sample 1997 of the year. We there clearly told you: 1. NATO has a friend. 2. If NATO is not a friend, see point one.

The presence of such a set as "anti-democratic regimes" plus "Russia threatens the world" plus "global terrorism" plus "nuclear threat of North Korea and Iran," it is the basis of today's NATO's existence. Peculiar whales, keeping the alliance in balance. After all, there are enough countries in the world whose citizens are ideologically processed in terms of the need for fear of these threats. And if there is an ideological treatment of the population, it means that the show called “NATO saves the world” continues ...
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  1. Dmitriy69
    Dmitriy69 26 November 2012 08: 18
    +13
    With such "friends" enemies are no longer necessary.
    1. tronin.maxim
      tronin.maxim 26 November 2012 08: 22
      +5
      So these are the enemies!
      1. Dmitriy69
        Dmitriy69 26 November 2012 08: 35
        +2
        Okay, what I said, otherwise I wouldn’t suspect it in my life belay laughing
        1. Civil
          Civil 26 November 2012 10: 15
          +3
          you have to be politically correct, NATO is a "conditional adversary"
          1. Samovar
            Samovar 26 November 2012 10: 21
            +5
            Quote: Civil
            NATO is a "conditional adversary"

            If I may, I will correct it. NATO is a "conditional, incredibly probable enemy" laughing
          2. Dmitriy69
            Dmitriy69 26 November 2012 11: 26
            +4
            Quote: Civil
            you have to be politically correct, NATO is a "conditional adversary"

            Yeah, you’ll become politically correct first, then talerant, etc.
            Direct road to different colored communities there.
            No, we really like that.
            1. Kaa
              Kaa 26 November 2012 15: 44
              +3
              Quote: Dmitriy69
              you have to be politically correct, NATO is a "conditional adversary"
              Yeah, you’ll become politically correct first, then talerant, etc.

              NATO is already an Insolent Affiliate Toleralist Organization, which is an UNCONDITIONAL adversary ... it's just that the time has not come ... negative
  2. YARY
    YARY 26 November 2012 08: 18
    +10
    NATA - a dream come true from the time of Rome! Napoleon! Hitler!
    And only the place of the "praetorium" changed. Now the "praetorians" are SySHyA, and that's all.
    We are "barbarians" for them who either conquer or destroy. The second option is preferable for them.
    We have one way out- "Rome" -Syllus must be destroyed.
    Like Carthage. What would not a trace of memory!
    1. Roman Skomorokhov
      Roman Skomorokhov 26 November 2012 09: 36
      +1
      Well, how to destroy the United States - this is a very complex issue ...

      Another thing, it seems to me that NATO will not be able to expand indefinitely. Still, this structure is similar to the financial pyramid, who had previously entered - that and slippers. All those who were accepted after the collapse of the ATS are nothing more than donors, who were taken purely because of their contributions.

      The year 1999 was the fourth expansion of NATO, and the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland were in this organization. In 2004, the North Atlantic Alliance was rooted in seven more countries: Romania, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Estonia and Bulgaria. After another five years, the Croats and Albanians joined the "Atlantic Brothers".

      Particularly scary is the entry of Albania. This is probably such a smut in the Moscow region that they do not sleep at night.

      The article very reasonably noted that there is no second pole of confrontation. And you have to invent enemies. Question: what will happen when the enemies run out? When will NATO defeat everyone? I mean a trifle like Libya and Iraq.

      No matter what they say about "our turn will come", I personally think it is doubtful. Yes, the army and navy are not in their best shape, there is definitely no possibility to attack, and the goal (which is more important) too. The same applies to India and China. But in general, the triad is still the same ... Can buy in full if desired.

      So it’s quite possible that NATO will be like a bug that was pumping blood to such an extent that it could neither run nor crawl. Or burst, or, excuse me, throw off the excess. And, those countries that were so eager to go there will also start and leave, because not every Lithuania there can pull the contents of this gopa.
      1. Kaa
        Kaa 26 November 2012 15: 49
        +1
        Quote: Banshee
        It seems to me that NATO will not be able to expand indefinitely. Still, this structure is like a financial pyramid,

        This structure is similar ... to a star system, they have a star on their emblem, albeit four-pointed. In "old age" the fading star begins to expand, turns into a "red giant", then - an explosion, collapse - and, as a result - a "black hole", which NATO can only wish for ... complete its evolution as soon as possible drinks
      2. bart74
        bart74 27 November 2012 00: 44
        0
        Well, it is clear who is next - Rassey. Our resources, bowels, water, technology. Timely and correct article! Thank you, Alex.
    2. Blackscorp
      Blackscorp 26 November 2012 09: 53
      +7
      If we continue in front of NATO, forgive me, "chew snot", it will soon be like this all over the country, the main thing is to start .... You have to understand that for them, we will NEVER be friends ... since the time of Batu we have always been "used". .... does someone (in the management) think that people do not understand this and maybe in a different way ????
      1. Papakiko
        Papakiko 26 November 2012 11: 01
        0
        Maybe you don’t need to rely on the Scaligerian historical theory of the Russian state?
        Check out the materials of Nosovsky and Fomenko, look for information about Arkaim, Tripoli and many other interesting things.
        And "used" - the ROMANOVs drove their own people into slavery after the great turmoil in the 17th century, and for almost 200 years, hangers-on-proteges drank from the citizens "blood".
        You may not agree, but at this very time, future "African Americans" were being brought in from Africa. And the serfdom was "abolished" very close to the "civil" war and the abolition of slavery in the United States.
        It turns out that for 1000 years we (Slavs, Fino-Ugrians, Türks, etc.) are in a state of "sluggish" war with the "Saxons" (sometimes not at all "sluggish")
      2. mda
        mda 26 November 2012 14: 56
        +1
        Quote: BlackScorp
        If we continue in front of NATO, forgive me, "chew snot", it will soon be like this all over the country, the main thing is to start .... You have to understand that for them, we will NEVER be friends ... since the time of Batu we have always been "used". .... does someone (in the management) think that people do not understand this and maybe in a different way ????

        Firstly, this is not a base; it’s a warehouse where Nato’s food and dry closets are transported to Afghanistan. Nato’s soldiers and soldiers aren’t and will not be so calm.
        1. smprofi
          smprofi 26 November 2012 16: 20
          +2
          Quote: mda-a
          transport food and dry closets

          Yes! of course! and Rogozin talked about them, about biosorti, and about toilet paper.





          cool "toilets"?
          and more:



          FOB BASE KALSU, Iraq: A Phalanx Gatling gun, most often used by naval ships to defend against incoming missiles and rockets, has been installed at Forward Operating Base Kalsu in Iraq to add a little extra punch to the base's defense system.
          and delivery date: 08.08.08
          1. APASUS
            APASUS 26 November 2012 20: 21
            +2
            Quote: smprofi
            Yes! of course! and Rogozin talked about them, about biosorti, and about toilet paper.


            Why did you stick this photo here? Downloaded everything from the Volga-Dnepr Airlines website?
            DSRV-1 Deep-sea rescue vehicle for diving to a depth of 1500 meters. Lockheed transferred
            for the US Navy January 24, 1970.
            How did this miracle of marine technology get to Ulyanovsk from Afghanistan? Copy carefully!
            1. smprofi
              smprofi 26 November 2012 21: 33
              -2
              But it was only necessary about Afghanistan? those. if at another point on the globe - is it kosher?
              As for Afghanistan, since 2007, VERTICAL-T has been providing logistics for the NATO contingent in Afghanistan on Mi-8MTV-1, Mi-8T, Mi-26T helicopters.



              and here is interesting: transportation of the lined up on combat CH-47 Chinook is a humanitarian operation?
              1. Cavas
                Cavas 26 November 2012 22: 17
                +1
                Quote: smprofi
                is this a humanitarian operation?


                Humanitarian operation
                the totality of coordinated and interconnected for the purpose, place and time of gratuitous collective and (or) individual actions of international organizations, state and public organizations of various countries, confessional and other structures, private individuals and other participants in actions aimed at eliminating emergencies, priority life support of the population, the victim in emergency situations, or his evacuation from the danger zone, the provision of medical, social and other types of assistance to the population. Six main lines of action are distinguished, the degree of importance and priority of which vary in hierarchy and scale. In general, these areas are considered basic: search and rescue, asylum, food, drinking water, medical and social security; protecting the public from bullying.

                In your case, G.O. it would be considered a setting for your brain to understand what you are writing and what you are copying! fool
                1. smprofi
                  smprofi 26 November 2012 22: 59
                  0
                  Quote: Cavas
                  setting your brain

                  menacingly!
                  only this does not change the fact that officials, and very big, periodically loudly shout "Russia is in danger! NATA threatens us!" not only in Afghanistan.
                  it was only the Vremya program that did not show how a LADY, when he was the president of Russia, kissed the gums with Berlusconi, and he thanked Russia for cooperation with NATO and military sphere also.
                  on the other hand, the urya-patriots are ready to tear at themselves better and beat other portraits for non-kosher words or “wrong photos”.
                  go the right way, comrades!
                  1. Cavas
                    Cavas 26 November 2012 23: 52
                    +1
                    Quote: smprofi
                    menacingly!
                    only this does not change the fact that officials, and very big, periodically loudly shout "Russia is in danger! NATA threatens us!" not only in Afghanistan.
                    it was only the Vremya program that did not show how a LADY, when he was the president of Russia, kissed on the gums with Berlusconi, who thanked Russia for cooperation with NATO in the military sphere too.
                    on the other hand, the urya-patriots are ready to tear at themselves better and beat other portraits for non-kosher words or “wrong photos”.
                    go the right way, comrades!

                    It is very difficult to answer stupid things!

                    The unconditional first place in the ranking of nonsense took the Royal Navy of Great Britain. In exercises to save money, sailors were forbidden to use shells. One gun shell in 2000 cost 640 pounds. By abandoning these meaningless expenses, the government was going to save more than £ 1,5 million a year! After the innovation, exercises on warships were carried out as follows: the guns were loaded, aimed, and then they shouted together: “Bang bang!”
                    1. smprofi
                      smprofi 27 November 2012 00: 22
                      -2
                      Cavaswhat do you mean slippers The Royal Navy of Great Britain?

                      1. Cavas
                        Cavas 27 November 2012 00: 40
                        0
                        Quote: smprofi
                        Cavas, what does the Royal Navy slippers have to do with it?


                        And where does the DSRV-1 deep-sea rescue vehicle to Afghanistan?
                        And with "FOB KALSU BASE, Iraq: A phalanx of the Gatling cannon, the most commonly used warship to defend against incoming missiles and missiles, has been installed at Forward Operating Base Kalsu in Iraq to add a little extra strike to the base's defense system." to Ulyanovsk? Yes, I set the date, PPC.
                        Think when you write and what you write! fool
                        :
            2. Konrad
              Konrad 26 November 2012 22: 14
              +2
              Quote: APASUS
              Copy carefully!

              HA-HA-HA !!! This is how ducks are born. The comrade wanted to show a huge bomb, which the damned imperialists are transporting under the guise of a bio-toilet!
              1. Cavas
                Cavas 26 November 2012 22: 35
                +2
                Quote: Konrad
                Comrade wanted to show the huge bomb that the damned imperialists are transporting under the guise of a bioseed!

                TovarisChu need to write a magic slap in order to understand what he writes! wassat
            3. not good
              not good 28 November 2012 19: 14
              0
              Very relevant apparatus for the Afghan ship. Desert ship.
    3. Papakiko
      Papakiko 26 November 2012 10: 49
      +1
      What "dream" can we talk about?
      These projects "Bonya", "Adolf Ivanovich" and NATO were and are aimed at the DESTROY-SUBMISSION of those not included in the "golden billion" (today's aphorism)
      Or is Carthage not accidentally destroyed?
      Maybe this is an edification to everyone else, so that even thoughts would not have occurred to him about INTEGRITY?
    4. vikontas56
      vikontas56 27 November 2012 02: 39
      0
      Don’t lose hope! A giant supervolcano began to show signs of awakening in the Illinois reserve, the explosion of which will leave only memories from the USA! Scientists sweat with their brains trying to come up with a way to avoid such pleasure, but they cannot invent anything yet! By the way, the volcano’s awakening will be comparable to the collision of the Earth with an asteroid and many European countries will be flooded by a giant wave formed after the explosion of a volcano, so the problem with NATO will be solved! And given that due to the discharge of ash on Earth for 9-12 months, night will fall, we can say that people will have other problems, more important than the military!
  3. Sakhalininsk
    Sakhalininsk 26 November 2012 08: 20
    +4
    If NATO is a friend of Russia, then I’m sorry for the pun, Sebastian Pereiro, a black gold merchant.
    Whenever the Gayropei mongrel gathered together under the secret or explicit leadership of the blatant Saxons, in the end there was a big war in which everyone but the blatant Saxons lost.
    1. not good
      not good 28 November 2012 19: 25
      0
      Russia may not be a friend, but to some responsible person in our government, it’s definitely a friend and for now they will pay, they will be friends. In general, NATO is a great wizard, Bucks from the top and the gun turns into a drill and a responsible official says so to everyone .... the truth.
  4. Navuxonastupil
    Navuxonastupil 26 November 2012 08: 33
    +1
    If NATO is now a friend, we are such a trick-trick-trick-trick! And how many real friends Russia has with us, we know! The army, aviation, navy. Everything else is from the evil one ..
  5. MilaPhone
    MilaPhone 26 November 2012 08: 45
    +4
    And if you breed demagogy then: The most dangerous enemies are best friends, because they know all our weaknesses.
  6. Samovar
    Samovar 26 November 2012 09: 30
    +8
    Such "friends" and the museum! NATO is the Insolent American Terrorist Organization, and that says it all.
    1. Samovar
      Samovar 26 November 2012 10: 00
      0
      What are we minus for? Does it really eat eyes?
      1. mda
        mda 26 November 2012 14: 57
        +1
        Quote: Samovar
        What are we minus for? Does it really eat eyes?

        probably Navalny came here
  7. Soldier
    Soldier 26 November 2012 10: 17
    +2
    I would like to add one more thing. Recently, the life of an American-British soldier has sharply risen, the governments of these countries already have a lot of bunts, and here they also have to pay and somehow justify the death of their soldiers to the most democratic society. Therefore ,, Our sworn friends, need allied mongrels, with whose hands you can rake in the heat, in their war for oil. Pre-brainwashing, explaining the honor of the mission, and even if that happens, pay much less.
  8. IlyaKuv
    IlyaKuv 26 November 2012 10: 26
    +1
    This is NATO as the MMM financial pyramid, a bubble that will soon burst from oversaturation.
    1. Papakiko
      Papakiko 26 November 2012 11: 08
      -1
      Invalid comparison with MMM.
      Very, very incorrect comparison!
      NATO Barrel of Excrement.
      MMM Spoon of honey.
  9. barbell
    barbell 26 November 2012 11: 18
    -1
    Lord, deliver us from friends, but we can handle the enemies ourselves.
    1. Konrad
      Konrad 26 November 2012 22: 17
      -2
      Quote: halter

      Lord, deliver us from friends, but we can handle the enemies ourselves.

      "on someone else's territory and with little blood!"
      1. Ruslan67
        Ruslan67 27 November 2012 03: 16
        +1
        Quote: Konrad
        "on someone else's territory and with little blood!"

        On foreign territory and a very large blood of them!
        1. Konrad
          Konrad 27 November 2012 09: 26
          -1
          Quote: Ruslan67
          On foreign territory and a very large blood of them!

          Remember the 41st year. Maybe then you will understand what the cap-slogan slogans are bringing to.
          1. Ruslan67
            Ruslan67 27 November 2012 11: 56
            +1
            Remember the 45th year how it all ended
  10. engineer74
    engineer74 26 November 2012 12: 07
    +1
    Until we can resist militarily, we have to "make friends" :(
    1. dirty trick
      dirty trick 26 November 2012 12: 34
      +3
      Quote: engineer74
      Until we can resist militarily, we have to "make friends" :(

      unfortunately yes, but let's hope that someday this will come true:
      1. mda
        mda 27 November 2012 15: 43
        0
        And this is my American dream
  11. smprofi
    smprofi 26 November 2012 12: 13
    -1
    maybe you don’t need demagoguery?
    Russian authorities began to speak out about the possibility of retaliatory action - Yeah...
    why does the author recall only 1997 year?

    18 March 1998 - the official opening of the Russian mission to NATO.

    In 1999, NATO’s geopolitical “branch” of NATO can be considered GUAM - a political union of Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Moldova, created by NATO against Russia. Thanks to GUAM, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan withdrew from the CIS Collective Security Treaty, for this reason the war of Georgia and Russia of the 2008 year became possible.

    24 March 1999 - due to the beginning of the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia, Russia, suspension of cooperation with NATO. This demarche did not take the West seriously.

    July 1999 - resumption of monthly ATP meetings on issues already related to Kosovo.

    16 February 2000 - the visit of the NATO Secretary General to Moscow, the resumption of cooperation in all areas of activity in the framework of the Russia-NATO ATP.

    February 2001 - opening of the NATO Information Bureau in Moscow.

    October 3 2001, President of the Russian Federation V. Putin joins Russia to the anti-terrorist coalition. With the support of President V. Putin, NATO places bases in Central Asia on the territory of the former Soviet Republics. After 11 September 2001, Putin personally called the Central Asian heads of state and recommended that they place NATO bases on their territories (then Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov admitted during his US trip, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, 09.04.04). Apparently, too, not from a very big mind, S. Ivanov stated (and Serdyukov echoes him now (see above)): "The temporary placement of the American and NATO bases in the spaces of the Commonwealth is in the interests of Russia." But the "temporary" Americans are always perceived as "eternal." And this statement can be confirmed by the residents of Okinawa, the Philippines, and many Latin American and European states - where the US bases are located today, which are temporarily located from 1945 onwards. After frankly lobbying the interests of NATO by the Russian president, US military bases with intelligence structures appeared in Tajik Dushanbe and Kulyab, Uzbek Khanabad and Kokaydy, Kyrgyz Manas, in Atyrau (Kazakhstan). The US military is also stationed in Azerbaijan and Georgia.

    From 2001 to 2011, NATO deployed more than 100 thousand soldiers and officers with weapons, equipment and equipment to Afghanistan through Russian airspace.

    May 2002 - Opening of the NATO Military Liaison Mission in Moscow

    May 28, 2002 - adoption of the Declaration of the Heads of State and Government of the Russian Federation and NATO Member States in Rome, the establishment of the Russia-NATO Council.

    February 15, 2005 The Government of the Russian Federation issued Resolution No. 76 "On the presentation to the President of the Russian Federation of a proposal for the accession of the Russian Federation to the" Agreement between the states parties to the North Atlantic Treaty and other states participating in the Partnership for Peace program "on the status of their Forces and the Additional Protocol to it dated 19 June 1995 ". The President, by his order No. 89-rp of March 8, 2005, ordered:

    “First. Accept the proposal of the Government of the Russian Federation on the accession of the Russian Federation to the "Agreement ...".
    Second. The Russian Foreign Ministry to sign the "Agreement ..." on behalf of the Russian Federation ”.

    In June, the 2005 of the year at a meeting of the NRC at the level of ministers of defense approved the Political-Military Guidelines to increase the level of interoperability of troops (forces) of Russia and NATO countries, i.e. justified the transition of the Russian army to NATO standards and equipping with NATO military equipment.
    1. smprofi
      smprofi 26 November 2012 12: 14
      -1
      few?

      On March 22, 2007 (a month after the famous Munich speech), President V. Putin, continuing the policy of B. Yeltsin and A. Kozyrev, opens Russia wide open for NATO, submitting the basic documents for ratification to the State Duma and the Federation Council of the Russian Federation in a package immediately in the form of NATO Law No. 99 -FZ ,: The Agreement between the states parties to the North Atlantic Treaty and other states participating in the Partnership for Peace program on the status of their Forces dated June 19, 1995 (hereinafter referred to as the 1995 Agreement) was signed on behalf of the Russian Federation in St. Vilnius on April 21, 2005, the Additional Protocol to it was signed in Sofia on April 28, 2006.

      Since the end of year 2007, the Airspace Cooperation Initiative (CTI) has been technically commissioned. The system of ISWP consists of four objects in Russia, four objects in NATO, and includes objects located, starting from the far north of Europe in Buda (Norway) and Murmansk (Russia), up to Ankara (Turkey) and Rostov-on-Don (Russia ) in the south, the European part of the airspace of the Russian Federation comes under joint control.

      In April 2008, at the Russia-NATO Council summit in Bucharest, on the basis of a decree of the Russian government, agreements were reached on a simplified procedure for the railway transit of illegal cargo by ISAF to Afghanistan, and at the Russia-NATO Council summit in Lisbon in November 2010. This topic was continued.

      February 12, 2009 The issue of the transit of US non-military cargo through Russia to Afghanistan has been finally resolved.

      The third in the history of the existence of the Russia-NATO Council summit took place in Lisbon in November 2010 with the participation of President V. Putin. The “Alliance Strategic Concept” was developed, the topic of cargo transit was continued, the result is that bilateral agreements on the air transit of weapons, military equipment and personnel with Germany, France, Spain, the USA, Italy and Sweden are in active operation.
      1. Karabin
        Karabin 26 November 2012 20: 15
        -1
        Quote: smprofi
        smprofi today,

        + colleague to you, for the work done, the selection is impressive.
        1. smprofi
          smprofi 26 November 2012 21: 35
          -1
          Quote: Karabin
          the selection is impressive

          this is part of the material. everything here: http://nnm.ru/blogs/smprofi/nato-rossiya-afganistan-ulyanovsk-dalee-vezde/
          1. smprofi
            smprofi 26 November 2012 21: 53
            0
            to be honest, the basis of the material is taken from topwar.ru
            authors of the text: Alexey Vashchenko, Anatoly Nikiforov
    2. Samovar
      Samovar 26 November 2012 12: 58
      +4
      Quote: smprofi
      24 March 1999 - due to the beginning of the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia, Russia, suspension of cooperation with NATO. This demarche did not take the West seriously.

      On the other hand, he accepted the thrust of the battalion of the Pskov division at Pristina. At that time, our troops were several hours ahead of the British column and occupied the Slatina airfield. The commander of the NATO group (by the way, an American) went out to the city, ordered to destroy everyone there. Fortunately, the British were smart enough not to carry out this idiotic order.
      In general, if something is needed, we will show the teeth of NATO (in a rhyme!). laughing
      1. smprofi
        smprofi 26 November 2012 15: 22
        0
        Quote: Samovar
        if something is needed, we show teeth

        does anyone argue with that?
        only along with the determination and confidence of the “lower classes” is there a completely different “upper class”.
        so, what is next?
  12. vladimirZ
    vladimirZ 26 November 2012 15: 27
    +2
    NATO was originally created to fight Russia, then called the USSR. The tasks that were set during the creation of this organization were partially implemented.
    Therefore, all her work is yet to come.
    Hence our tasks: to strengthen the resilience.
    In the nuclear age, these are parity nuclear attack forces, ready to respond to any adequate attack.
    It is amazing how the top leadership of Russia does not understand this. And if he understands why he doesn’t, he’s only ruining the Russian armed forces. For whom they work, if for Russia, let them prove with concrete creative work, and with non-destruction.
    1. Comrade1945
      Comrade1945 26 November 2012 17: 59
      0
      Absolutely sober! From me +
    2. Konrad
      Konrad 26 November 2012 22: 20
      -2
      Quote: vladimirZ
      In the nuclear age, these are parity nuclear attack forces,

      Maybe not assaults, but deterrent?
  13. Stasi.
    Stasi. 26 November 2012 22: 39
    +1
    Given the ever-expanding economic crisis in Europe, which sparked the smoldering sparks of separatism, Europeans will soon have to choose - either NATO or the preservation of statehood. Also in Europe, the number of non-Europeans is increasing, immigrants from Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East are actually dictating their rules of life to Europeans under which they bend. Europe is bursting at the seams from the separatists, for example, in Spain, the party of independence supporters of Catalonia defeated and there is still the problem of the Baku separatists. So NATO is doomed as a dinosaur to extinction.
  14. Dimon simfer
    Dimon simfer 27 November 2012 00: 27
    0
    Super NATO soldiers wink
    1. APASUS
      APASUS 27 November 2012 21: 28
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      Quote: Dimon Simfer
      Super NATO soldiers

      After such a landing - they can only shoot from the boot!
  15. EW
    EW 30 November 2012 04: 27
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    NATO is our enemy by definition. The West has never been and never will be our friend.