The establishment reports that Russia “has become increasingly isolated from the rest of Europe over the last 30 years,” but the facts (and maps) tell a different story. A story of western aggression and broken promises and a continual escalation of war.
NATO was founded in the aftermath of the Second World War, with the intention of securing peace in Europe. The founding treaty was signed in Washington in 1949, and it commits the member countries to democracy, individual liberty and the rule of law, as well as to peaceful resolution of disputes.
But the most important aspect of the NATO treaty is the commitment to collective defense, and the idea that an attack against one ally is considered as an attack against all allies. The expansion of NATO since 1949, through The Warsaw Pact in 1990 and, even now, as Finland recently announced intent to join with Sweden expected to follow.
Since NATO was formed to bring peace and stability to Europe, Germany reunified, all the former Warsaw Pact countries have joined NATO, and three countries that were once part of the Soviet Union — Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania — now belong to NATO as well.
Despite the establishment desire to rewrite history that there were “no assurances to Russia that NATO wouldn’t expand eastward, I remember when it was widely accepted that these assurances were made. For example, the internet archive shows this Brookings article from 1997 that states:
“Most of all, though, opponents of a larger NATO predict that NATO’s eastward expansion will provoke a hostile Russian reaction, weakening the position of responsible forces and strengthening the hand of anti-Western nationalists. They fear that enlargement thus risks becoming a self-fulfilling action that brings about a hostile Russia that needs countering, redividing Europe in the process.”
Again, that’s from 1997. That long held precedent, like so many others, is no more under the Biden Administration. Why is the Biden Administration rewriting history now?
As we watch America’s standing in the world plummet, you can no longer claim plausible deniability. You’re elected to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies both foreign and domestic.
Stand up against this reckless, pro-war policy immediately. End the war in Ukraine and put America first. Remember your oath.