Disinfo: NATO is like a "zombie" that eats its member states


Obsolete, superfluous, sounds downright cute. It’s as if the NATO states only had to stop paying and then leave the alliance cheerfully and without any obligation. But already on the way to the alleged end of NATO, the zombie eats the people alive: the undead demands two percent of the gross domestic product so that he can continue to threaten the world. In Germany alone, that would be 60 billion euros. That eats schools, roads, hospitals and ultimately the patients themselves. NATO is the highest expression of dying capitalism, a system that makes its profits from war and the threat of war. A system that eats up its states alive. A system that risks the atomic destruction of the earth to cement its own rule until the end of the capitalist horror film.


This disinformation message is aimed at undermining the image of NATO, trying to portray NATO as a totalitarian dysfunctional military alliance that oppresses and humiliates its member states. It is consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives on member states' subordination to NATO and NATO's belligerent agenda. When it comes to NATO's decisions, they are made by consensus, after discussion and consultation among member countries. Indeed, NATO respects the right of every country to choose its own security arrangements. In fact, Article 13 of the Washington Treaty specifically gives Allies the right to leave. Over the past 65 years, 29 countries have chosen freely, and in accordance with their domestic democratic processes, to join NATO. Not one has asked to leave. This is their sovereign choice. Germany's defence minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer plans to increase military spending to the NATO target of 2% of gross domestic product. NATO is an intergovernmental organisation that is funded by its member countries, including Germany. Member countries make direct and indirect contributions to the costs of running NATO and implementing its policies and activities to guarantee their common security strategy. Also, NATO is a defensive alliance, whose purpose is to protect its' member states. Read similar cases alleging that NATO is the global fuse to ignite a war, NATO tries to achieve security through very aggressive actions and that NATO is looking for a reason to start military action against Belarus and Russia.


  • Reported in: Issue 173
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 12/11/2019
  • Outlet language(s) German
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: US
  • Keywords: security threat, International, Western values, West, War preparation, NATO
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