Disinfo: NATO is a tool of the global capital based in the ideology of white supremacism

Summary

NATO is a very important tool used by ruling elites to promote their capitalist and white supremacist goals, and its summit in London should be seen as a threat for global humankind.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory, without any evidence provided to support the claims.

NATO is a mutual defence alliance of democratic states aiming to guarantee the freedom and security of its members through political and military means. It doesn’t receive orders from global elites, and decisions are taken by consensus among member states. White supremacism doesn’t play any role in the Atlantic Alliance. All its interventions, such as Kosovo, Afghanistan or Libya, were related to international security challenges, not economic interests.

This is part of a recurrent Russian narrative to portray NATO as an aggressive organisation, a US puppet and a tool of Washington’s imperial ambitions with no real substance nor justification to exist. You can see other examples of disinformation against the Atlantic Alliance, such as its obsolescence and its cannibalistic character, its unjustified anti-Russian stance as the only unifying force among its members, its fascistic tendencies or the massive casualties of its bombing campaign against Serbia.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue176
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 05/12/2019
  • Language/target audience: Spanish, Castilian
  • Country: US
  • Keywords: Racism, Capitalists, NATO

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Disproof

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Disproof

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