NATO is serving one master – the US

Summary

Today NATO serves one master. However, the United States does not share its plans, secrets, strategic plans with NATO.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative on NATO as a geopolitical project of the US.

NATO was founded in 1949 by twelve sovereign nations: Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, the United Kingdom and the United States. It has since grown to 29 Allies who each took an individual and sovereign decision to join this Alliance. All decisions in NATO are taken by consensus, which means that a decision can only be taken if every single member accepts it. No member of the Alliance can order the deployment of armed forces of other member states.

See similar pro-Kremlin disinformation cases alleging that NATO is fully subordinated to the USA and Baltic states, Moldova and Poland are NATO “hostages”.

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  • Reported in: Issue 174
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 20/11/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: United States
  • Keywords: NATO
  • Outlet: Sputnik Armenia
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Poland is the America’s “banana republic”

Poland plays the role of a “banana republic” in its alliance with the United States. This country is allowing the hegemon to take advantage of it, without being forced to. The behavior of the American Ambassador in Poland may be described in colonial or post-colonial categories – “she behaves like a Governor of an area, which can be exploited. The locals have some legal regulations preventing such exploitation, so it is necessary to do something about it, for example, using blackmail”.

Disproof

A common pro-Kremlin narrative on “lost sovereignty” - in the case of Poland, this country is often presented as a “puppet-state” of the United States.

This narrative includes a message that the United States manipulates Poland and other European allies in order to carry out its anti-Russian policies.

NATO is American property used to justify every US intervention

After the end of the Cold War, NATO became US property and a tool, justifying every American intervention. Article 5 is perceived as NATO members’ obligation to America, while the USA has freed itself from any commitments.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation message about NATO as a geopolitical project of the US.

NATO was founded in 1949 by twelve sovereign nations: Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, the United Kingdom and the United States. It has since grown to 29 Allies who each took an individual and sovereign decision to join this Alliance. All decisions in NATO are taken by consensus, which means that a decision can only be taken if every single member accepts it. No member of the Alliance can order the deployment of armed forces of other member states.

Poland is governed by the US Embassy

Poland is not an independent geopolitical subject, it only executes orders coming from the West; which incite direct confrontation with Russia.

The Polish elites have been brought up by the Western foundations and power groups. Poland is governed by the US Embassy and the American troops stationed there.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation  narrative about the “lost sovereignty”. Poland  is often presented as a “puppet-state” of the United States. This narrative includes a message that the United States manipulates Poland and other European allies in order to carry out its anti-Russian policies.

See similar disinformation cases alleging that Polish policy towards Ukraine is shaped by the Americansthe US keeps Poland on an anti-Russian leash and Poland's Eastern policy is dictated by the USA aiming to weaken Russia.