NATO: A Promoter Of Colonialism In The 21st Century

Authored by Wayne Madsen via The Strategic Culture Foundation,

Five NATO members continue to possess colonies. These NATO states have no intention of granting their territories independence any time soon. Not only does France, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Denmark, and the United States insist on maintaining vestiges of their colonial pasts, but their colonies have been interwoven into NATO’s military infrastructure.

The continued presence of French, British, Dutch, Danish, and American colonies around the world extends what is officially called the “North Atlantic Treaty Organization” to the South Atlantic, the Caribbean Sea, the Pacific Ocean, and the Indian Ocean. If there was ever an organization guilty of blatantly deceptive advertising practices, it is NATO.

Recent attempts to secure more political autonomy in the French Caribbean territories of Guadeloupe, Martinique, and French Guiana, the latter the home of a French space launch facility having strategic importance, have been met with everything from indifference in Paris or extreme hostility. A January 26, 1968 SECRET Central Intelligence Agency report warned against Soviet attempts to establish space tracking facilities in French Guiana. That same year, the Guiana Space Center was established at Korou in the French colony. NATO ordered the suppression of independence moves by the people of Guiana to keep the center solely in the hands of France and the European Space Agency. In March and April 2017, populist tempers flared when Guianese protesters took over the Korou space facility over charges that France was ignoring the people of the colony. Youth unemployment, for example, is at a staggering 55 percent.

Moves by Britain to curb the financial independence of its Caribbean-Atlantic territories of the Cayman Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands, Bermuda, Anguilla, and the British Virgin Islands (BVI) have faced charges in those territories of Britain’s re-imposition of colonialism on the self-governing territories. The Dutch have been the most blatantly neo-colonialist in rolling back self-government in St. Maarten, Bonaire, St. Eustatius, and Saba. The Dutch totally ignored the results of a 2015 referendum in Bonaire that rejected the island’s incorporation into the Netherlands by 65 percent. A 2014 referendum in St. Eustatius also rejected incorporation into the Netherlands. The Dutch colonizers have moved to impose direct rule on both islands with a wink and a nod from NATO.

NATO treats its member states’ Caribbean and Atlantic territories as military “terra firma,” where air and naval bases either currently exist or could be ramped up for military actions. Attempts at independence or a strong degree of autonomy are not in NATO’s interests. NATO, through its surrogates in Copenhagen, has deterred any move toward independence by the Faroes and Greenland, both Danish territories that, on paper, enjoy self-government. NATO wants to ensure its continued presence at the U.S. airbase in Thule and deter China from mining operations in rapidly-warming Greenland that target known major deposits of rare earth minerals. Recent elections in Greenland resulted in a victory for Prime Minister Kim Kielsen and his four-party coalition that favors independence from Denmark. One of the parties, Nunatta Qitornai, favors immediate independence from Denmark. A scheduled referendum on a new constitution in the Faroes was postponed for six months. The referendum, which could lead to independence from Denmark, may have been delayed as a result of NATO interference directed through surrogates in Copenhagen and the Faroese capital of Torshavn.

The Dutch have ignored requests for more autonomy in the Caribbean territories of Aruba and Curacao, both sites of U.S. and NATO military and intelligence aerial and naval assets targeting the government of Venezuela and leftist groups in Colombia. The U.S. 12th Air Force, based at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona, operates two “Cooperative Security Locations” at Hato International Airport in Curacao and Reina Beatrix International Airport in Aruba.

A 2012 Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) between the United States and the Netherlands grants access until 2021 to U.S. military forces for “training” and other purposes to Bonaire, Saba, St. Eustatius, and Saint Maarten. It was after this agreement was signed that the special autonomy enjoyed by these territories began to be rolled back by the governing cliques in The Hague and Amsterdam.

Recent moves by the British government to require its Caribbean and other territories to adopt public ownership registers prior to the end of 2020 or risk having their financial affairs taken over directly from London has resulted in a revolt among the British colonies, especially those in the Caribbean. London maintains that the public ownership registers are necessary to stem the flow of “dirty money” and secret corporate ownership in the wake of the “Panama and Paradise Papers” offshore tax haven financial records’ disclosures. The British territories argued that after the imposition of public ownership records, offshore firms and their money will simply move to other locations where corporate secrecy will continue to be maintained.

Of course, to avoid dictates from London, some British territories are already floating the idea of independence. BVI Premier Orlando Smith said London’s move to infringe on BVI’s self-government calls into question the constitutional relationship between the United Kingdom and the people of the BVI. BVI has moved to establish direct links with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) of independent nations, without the interference of the London colonial authorities. BVI is now represented at CARICOM and Association of Caribbean States meetings by its own External Affairs Secretary. Likewise, Cayman Islands Premier Alden McLaughlin has demanded more control over his islands’ affairs, including national security and membership in the World Trade Organization. British authorities have not only refused but are making moves to impose British financial regulations on the popular offshore business haven.

Caribbean territorial leaders point out that the requirements imposed on them do not apply to the Isle of Man or the Bailiwicks of Jersey and Guernsey, which, as crown dependencies of Queen Elizabeth, are not subject to the whims of the British Parliament. If London attempts to impose its will on the crown dependencies, they have let it be known that they will move to cut their links with the British Crown and opt for independence.

NATO, of course, does not want to see any moves toward independence from islands within the Irish Sea, English Channel, or Caribbean. The Trump administration has re-established the U.S. Navy’s Second Fleet, which was disbanded by President Obama in 2011 and will have responsibility for the North Atlantic, including Bermuda and Greenland, the latter also seeking independence from its Danish colonial masters. The U.S. Navy’s Fourth Fleet continues to dominate the American Caribbean territories of the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico; the British territories of the Caymans, Turks and Caicos, Anguilla, BVI, and Montserrat; the Dutch territories of Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire, Saint Maarten, Saba, and St. Eustatius; and the French territories of Guadeloupe and St. Barthelemy, Martinique, and French Guiana. U.S. Southern Command, based in Miami, exercises an almost viceroy-like political domination over the entire Caribbean region.

NATO is also keeping a wary eye on the French colony of New Caledonia in the Pacific. Neither NATO nor Australia want New Caledonia voters to opt for independence in the upcoming referendum in November of this year. French mainlanders who colonized the island territory are pushing for a “no” vote and French President Emmanuel Macron recently visited the colony to emphasize the importance of retaining the colonial link with France. A major psychological operations campaign is being waged to convince the indigenous Kanaky people that the French colonialists already have the votes to defeat independence. Another psychological campaign is being waged that falsely claims that China is moving in to establish a naval base in nearby Vanuatu.

NATO, while still using the “North Atlantic” designator, does not want to lose its colonial footprints around the world, from Mayotte in the Indian Ocean and Wallis and Futuna in the South Pacific to St. Helena in the South Atlantic and Guam in the West Pacific. NATO has long been accused of waging neo-colonial wars in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. However, when it comes to basic garden-variety colonialism, NATO is intent on maintaining control over of its member states’ territorial toeholds in the seven seas.

Comments

Fireman Xredsx Tue, 05/08/2018 - 05:10 Permalink

NATO, North Amerikan Terror Organ, that limp appendage dangling from the Pedophile Politburo in Natostan capital of USSA's flaccid vassal Brussels, seat of the infamous albeit collapsing EUSSR wants to be the global gangster sidekick of the Pentacon thugs but just doesn't want to pay to play. Will the Germans get suckered for a third time into a global war for their anglozionazi bankster masters and the Washing town neocohens?  Nah...they finally seem to have figured it and STASI agent "Erika" out as the I$I$ "backed" Saudi Mercan IOU petroscrip toilet paper dollah gets flushed from the global Ponzi sewer of the Potemkin Village (idiot) USSAN "economy" of slaughter for the profit of the zero 1%.

Now the summer of financial collapse approaches on both sides of the Atlanticist swamp as the detritus of USSA'S Middle East judaic wars rapes and pillages its way across a seething Europe betrayed by the hag in Berlin for her Soros puppet master. Syria is where the anglozionazi beast and Pentacon Murder Inc. finally bit off more than they could chew in their serial judaic wars of terror and the rest of humanity sees it for what it is. Meanwhile the emasculated pedophile pawns in Natostan huff and puff at Mr. Bear's doorstep but that is all these cretins will ever do. It is all over bar the inevitable bankrupt collapse of €urolandia and the long awaited civil war reloaded in Slumville USSA.

 

Will Russia finally deal with the psychopath in the room?

https://thesaker.is/is-israel-a-psychopath/

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TruthHammer two hoots Tue, 05/08/2018 - 09:50 Permalink

Russia, at best, once the Democrat scams are put to bed, can be a partner with the US. But the chance to supplant the US as the dominant force in the world ended in Berlin....

 

Eventually, Putin needs to move his country to an actual democracy, and help Russia become a proper 1st world country.  But with so many forces trying to interfere internally, its difficult to see that path forward.

 

He wont live forever, and neither will Russians tolerate a 1-party system forever.  All Christian nations, East and West, need to align to ensure the Athiests (Chinese) and the Muslims (Jihadists/Terrorists) arent able to ascend to dominate the world.

 

 

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galant Fireman Tue, 05/08/2018 - 06:31 Permalink

......somewhere in sands of the desert   

A shape with lion body and the head of a man,   

A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,   

Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it   

Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.   

The darkness drops again; but now I know   

That twenty centuries of stony sleep

Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,   

And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,   

Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

W B Yeats

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peopledontwanttruth Fireman Tue, 05/08/2018 - 06:58 Permalink

Great wording and PUNNY in a sad way.  

Colonialization is for military outposts and "forts"!

These countries and especially the British empire was established on colonials and taxation.  It is never going to hand back anything.  Even now it still rules the USA through the City of London.  

It may have lost the revolution and the war of 1812 but they won in the end.  

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CrowTRobot resistedliving Tue, 05/08/2018 - 09:10 Permalink

I respectfully disagree....the Eastern population has ALWAYS known the truth about colonialism.  It wasn't until the AK-47, SA-2's and RPG-7's were shipped out of the USSR by the tens of millions that they could do anything about it.  Then the Easterners found an even more deadly weapon.....leveraging the pathological altruism of western left wing idiots to facilitate colonialism in REVERSE.  Who's laughing now?

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Xredsx BlueDune Tue, 05/08/2018 - 05:25 Permalink

Democracy is when the super rich funnel their wealth through the political system to influence government policy.

 

Political parties may decide how our taxation is spent, but it is private donations that fund the parties. while the system continues to create 1000s of new laws, rules and regulations. In which each one is designed to take a tiny piece of our own personal sovereignty from us. 

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cryingfreeman TheSilentMajority Tue, 05/08/2018 - 08:40 Permalink

Utter tosh. Russia is WEAK. Putin spent years building up Russia's street cred with conservatives in the West, only to throw it all away with a gutless response to Trump's missile assault on a Russian "ally", Syria a few weeks ago. He could have sunk a NATO ship or shot some planes down, but no. Not even a whimper. If he's playing some kind of suck-them-in-before-taking-them-down game, that's the only way he can be called strong at this stage.

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keep the basta… Tue, 05/08/2018 - 03:46 Permalink

where is BritBob flaunting his crutch wriggling PM?

I saw a silly TV show recently, take way was: there are no victims, ONLY volunteers. 

Those colonial states need to know that. 

Held in crippled liver spotted hands of uglies,  they need to get a plan and get rid of them. 

The behaviour of england when scotland tried to leave, was textbook psychopath/controller domestic abuse.

The hard thing is the next time the  abuser will be more violent. that is textbook also.

The Melbourne Centre for Domestic Violence would support that.  Agreeably asking for release is not the way. 

 

WTFUD MusicIsYou Tue, 05/08/2018 - 05:01 Permalink

. . . work hard . . . for a bowl of dripping a day.

Smallholder farmers in the Caribbean are allowed to grow only a certain quota of products, by order of the Big Multinational Fruit Company (Sole Purchaser Rights). Any excess should be destroyed.

That's real slavery, but i gather the natives are becoming much more restless.

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Davidduke2000 Tue, 05/08/2018 - 05:31 Permalink

NATO will disband within 10 years from lack of money and the impossibility to dream of beating Russia.

It was all fun and game dreaming of playing war with Russia until Russia showed the world that it hold 20 years ahead of the rest of the world in superior weapons that can wipe out civilizations before even mustering a response.  

Why waste all that money and energy if it's only for cosmetics???

To Hell In A H… Tue, 05/08/2018 - 05:50 Permalink

The West have been parasites on the grandest scale since the 1400's and we have not stopped robbing, exploiting and plundering for the past 600+ years. I regularly inform people to shut-up, when they call out the niggers for taking "FREE SHIT". Little do they know, who the real "FREE SHIT" brigade are and that we have by far the better end of the deal when it comes to "FREE SHIT"

England wants to rule its nigger colonies in the Caribbean, without respecting their independence. IE: They have no voting rights in the UK, yet the UK still feels it has a right to these islands and to make laws. But our piss-take goes several hundred magnitudes worse than what is explained above.

Colonialism? I'm going to the Sahel and West Africa mining conference in of London today.. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sahel-and-west-africa-mining-registration-…  as I've been given a free ticket by friend who is part of the group organising it. The address is One Whitehall Place. To those who understand the significance of the address, you would know it is the seat of power and ministries of the UK government and establishment. The tickets are between £1600 and £5000 a pop. But this is half the story.

Yesterday I was at an event hosted by the Mali embassy in London and the Malian minister of mining and petroleum was there. I go to these events all the time and its the same old story. Private sector finance and mining parasites, preaching the same mantra. No public money to develop these mines. Only the private sector. Western banks WILL NOT LOAN TO BLACK AFRICANS TO DEVELOP THEIR OWN RESOURCES. 

I was speaking in poor French to a Malian diplomat, why the Malian ministers do not form a group of wealthy Malian's, finance the project themselves and reap the benefits. The woman said "The French would topple any government that tried that and if they financed it themselves, they would be accused of cronyism, stealing state funds and put on a sanctions list. I swear to you, the conversation was that fucking honest and BLUNT!

I'm also going to this event held at the Nigerian Embassy tomorrow...  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/west-africa-mining-conference-reception-… Africa has only 7 sub-Saharan Black billionaires, because the Anglo-American-Zionist banking cabal consistently put barriers in their way preventing them from developing and exploiting their own resources. Anytime they finance projects to exploit these resources for themselves and hire outside expertise to run it, their currency comes under attack, or come under attack personally, accused of fraud, or they are accused of stealing state funds, or offering business to friends, families and cronies. Business can only be offered to the West, otherwise they are abusing their position in government. Sound familiar?

When Africa breaks free from our financial shackles, the west is fucked. An estimated $205 billion will be made this year from mining in Africa. How many black African oligarch billionaires will be made this year from mining these resources? When this flips, we are fucked. Rich socially adjusted niggers, buying up shit is our worst nightmare.

WTFUD To Hell In A H… Tue, 05/08/2018 - 06:13 Permalink

The British & US rule Nigeria, although China's influence is swift behind.

As we speak the UK/US have sent a number of SAS/Mercs into the Niger Delta to seek out and eliminate the Niger Delta Avengers. Tough work fighting these Folks ( who siphon oil & blow up critical infrastructure ) in endless marshes & swamps. lol

Nigeria lost 700,000 barrels per day for a long period of months only 12 months ago, and yet when you do the Math, you'd think they'd seriously consider FIXING the Underlying Problems in the Region, losing $35 million or so per day as a country.

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commoncourtesy To Hell In A H… Tue, 05/08/2018 - 07:18 Permalink

To Hell In A H - Are you aware of this; Philippines & Royal Government of England

ALPHA OMEGA DEVELOPMENT MARSHALL PROGRAMME

United Nations Pentagon H-WORLD MILITARY DIVINE GOVERNMENT

THE UNIVERSAL QUEEN OF QUEENS FOUNDATION INC. BUREAU OF CENTRAL INTERPOL

HRH, TIBURCIO VILLAMOR MARCOS TALLANO TAGEAN IV, On AUGUST 28, 2017 – LETTER TO: ALL CENTRAL BANKS / MONETARY SYSTEMS WORLD WIDE.

Have a look here:https://ronaldwederfoort.wordpress.com/2018/04/19/hrh-tiburcio-villamor…

 

 

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Quinvarius Tue, 05/08/2018 - 08:16 Permalink

Colonialism by the West is a requirement for global civilization to progress.  I am pro-colonialism.  We need to go back to Africa and the MidEast and start running everything.  Those cultures are incapable of creating or maintaining a modern civilization.  What they currently have is of absolutely no value to humanity.

Memedada Quinvarius Tue, 05/08/2018 - 08:33 Permalink

Journalist: What do you think of Western civilization?
Gandhi: I think it would be a good idea.

Who are you to define what has ”value for humanity”? The West is morally bankrupt – it is comprised of openly fascist (USA) and more covert fascist (EU) countries that are controlled by a tiny ownership class (the 0,01 %) of greedy sociopaths/psychopaths. The West is capitalism turned feudalist (the capitalists/the owners now comprising the neo-feudal class).

There is no ethical or moral grounding to conduct any form of colonialism (there never has been and never will be).

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UmbilicalMosqu… Memedada Tue, 05/08/2018 - 08:56 Permalink

Ghandi...

“I would make India offer all her able-bodied sons as a sacrifice to the Empire at its critical moment, and I know that India, by this very act, would become the most favoured partner in the Empire … I write this because I love the English nation, and I wish to evoke in every Indian the loyalty of Englishmen.”

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Quinvarius Memedada Tue, 05/08/2018 - 08:57 Permalink

Your statement is a complete farce.  Everything you just said applies to the worthless cultures you are defending.  Learn a little bit about the world before you start defending dictators, Arab royal families, and religious fruitcakes owning everything and restricting progress and freedom.  Your leftist stupidity is showing.  White Christian West IS the engine of civilization.  You score no points by pretending civilization and oppression are the same thing.

Your statement that people should be left to the whims of dictators and local religious nuts, simply because they are brown or in a militant religious cult, is unethical and immoral.   You wouldn't for one second put up with a non-Western, non-Christian rooted, non-free system.  And to say otherwise merely makes you a liar on top of being stupid.

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Memedada Quinvarius Tue, 05/08/2018 - 10:17 Permalink

I understand the source of your ignorance: you don’t know how to read and understand arguments.

Nowhere did I defend any cultures. Nowhere did I write that civilization and oppression is the same thing.

I know it’s futile but I’ll attempt to make it very simple: there’re no moral or ethical arguments to take control of another people and its resources (colonialism). To argue against that form of oppression (colonialism) is not to argue for another. And most of the dictatorships in the “third” world (including the Arab royal family) are indirect Western colonialism – i.e. a way to secure control of those countries resources.

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William Dorritt Tue, 05/08/2018 - 10:02 Permalink

CHINA wants the West to "get out of the way" so they can take over by buying off the small time politicians in the various countries that the west has spent Trillions developing and for the most part providing stability and a better standard of living for over the past 100 years.

Look what China has done for their Colony in Venezuela, They invested $150 billion to take it Communist like China, crashed the economy from #1 to 3rd world shit hole communist police state.

Now China wants to take ownership of the oil in the ground for pennies on the dollar leaving the Venezuelans eating out of garbage cans.

The same game is will under way in South Africa, this time China is pushing race war to push the whites out, their opposition  and part of the divide and conquer strategy.

William Dorritt Tue, 05/08/2018 - 10:12 Permalink

Look what Chinese colonization has done for Tibet.

 

They turned it into a Communist Shit Hole Police State and flooded it with ethnic Chinese, as part of ethnic cleansing of the Tibetans.

China has attacked every neighbor they have and exterminated 80 million of their own Citizens, under Xi's role model, Mao who made Hitler look like an amateur.