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    Jens Stoltenberg and Angelina Jolie call for NATO intervention to promote "gender equality"

    I didn't see anybody talking about this. This is old news, but I thought it was worth-while for the sake of discussion. I believe that NATO is beginning to use "gender equality" as an excuse for foreign interventionism.

    Full article is here. I would recommend it. It's not a long read or anything.

    Jens Stoltenberg and Angelina Jolie call for NATO intervention to promote ?gender equality? - World Socialist Web Site

    NATO General Secretary Jens Stoltenberg and actress Angelina Jolie have joined forces to project the US-led war alliance as a progressive role model for gender politics and a “leading protector” of women’s rights.
    Their op-ed in the Guardian last weekend, “Why NATO must defend women’s rights”, is presented as a joint mission to secure the “fundamental promise in the UN Charter of equal rights and dignity for women.”
    One rubs one’s eyes in disbelief. Written in defence of an organisation that is the primary source of warmongering, by its leader and chief propagandist and an Ayn Rand devotee and self-styled “humanitarian”, the op-ed could be mistaken for satire.
    Claiming that NATO was founded to safeguard “the freedom of its peoples”, the authors assert that, for 70 years, the US-led bloc has stood for the “defence of democracy, individual liberty, the rule of law and the UN Charter.”
    In fact, from its foundation in April 1949 until the dissolution of the Warsaw Pact in July 1991, NATO’s role was dictated by confrontation with the Soviet Union. To this end, it not only fomented a nuclear arms race but was involved in numerous conflicts and interventions from the Korean War to Cuba.
    With the juridical liquidation of the Soviet Union in 1991, NATO’s aggressive stance became more overt as it mounted direct military operations in the Balkans, Afghanistan and, more recently, Libya and Syria aimed ultimately at encircling, and dismembering Russia and China.
    Hundreds of thousands of people have lost their lives as a result and millions more have been injured and displaced. These wars, moreover, have been accompanied by the evisceration of all pretence at maintaining democratic norms—including extraordinary rendition and targeted assassinations by drone strikes, not to speak of the gutting of civil liberties “at home.”
    This has been the case irrespective of the lofty claims of “humanitarian intervention” and the citing of a “Responsibility to Protect” that accompanied these wars. It is a matter of fact that wherever NATO goes, abject misery and horror follows.
    Their appeal is a weaponisation of feminism in the service of NATO and of imperialist reaction. This is especially necessary when the imperialist alliance is preparing even greater crimes that threaten humanity with a new world war, fought with nuclear weapons.
    Only last month, NATO agreed plans for a major military escalation in Europe, including two new military command centres. While Stoltenberg claimed this was necessary due to Moscow’s “aggression”, it is NATO that is provocatively building up its military forces along Russia’s borders, including the deployment of thousands of troops.
    It is to conceal its predatory aims that Stoltenberg/Jolie attempt to recast NATO as a tool of female emancipation.
    NATO will integrate “gender issues into its strategic thinking”, reinforce a “culture of integration of women throughout the organisation, including in leadership positions”, promote “the role of women in the military”, and deploy “gender advisers to local communities”, where “NATO’s female soldiers are able to reach and engage with local communities,” they write.
    Without a trace of shame, the op-ed targets Ukraine and Syria as in particular need of NATO’s gender crusade. This on behalf of an organisation that supported fascists in the first conflict, and worked with Islamic extremists, such as the Al Nusra front in the other.
    So much for women’s rights! Their white-wash of NATO, this imperialist thieves’ kitchen, should be treated with the contempt it deserves.
    Please discuss this topic.

    Me personally, I'm not a fan of feminism at all and using feminism as an excuse for more war will only make the world a more dangerous place.

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    Re: Jens Stoltenberg and Angelina Jolie call for NATO intervention to promote "gender equality"

    Bump.

    I think that this is what happens when you have identity politics.

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    Re: Jens Stoltenberg and Angelina Jolie call for NATO intervention to promote "gender equality"

    NATO is an organization looking for a legitimate purpose. All it does these days is act belligerently against Russia. Maybe some General Officer within the Organization is in charge of Gladio. I don't know.

    That they would make these statements about gender equality is as silly as the rest of the stuff they do.

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    Re: Jens Stoltenberg and Angelina Jolie call for NATO intervention to promote "gender equality"

    Quote Originally Posted by Thoreau72 View Post
    NATO is an organization looking for a legitimate purpose. All it does these days is act belligerently against Russia. Maybe some General Officer within the Organization is in charge of Gladio. I don't know.

    That they would make these statements about gender equality is as silly as the rest of the stuff they do.
    Here, here.

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    Re: Jens Stoltenberg and Angelina Jolie call for NATO intervention to promote "gender equality"

    It's kinda like how federal regs change every couple years for food service. Safe cold holding will bounce from 40 to 41 degrees or bellow, while hot holding will fluctuate every couple years too.

    I picture in my mind, a small lab of biologists who need to keep their jobs, coming up with new reasons why we need them, every couple years.

    NATO needs a reason to exist. I mean, Russia outright invaded and conquered Cremia, and....nothing, from NATO. It is at that point that it becomes laughably obvious that they need new mission statements. Like...enforcing gender equality....an issue we can't even sort out quite right here in the states.
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    Re: Jens Stoltenberg and Angelina Jolie call for NATO intervention to promote "gender equality"

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    It's kinda like how federal regs change every couple years for food service. Safe cold holding will bounce from 40 to 41 degrees or bellow, while hot holding will fluctuate every couple years too.

    I picture in my mind, a small lab of biologists who need to keep their jobs, coming up with new reasons why we need them, every couple years.

    NATO needs a reason to exist. I mean, Russia outright invaded and conquered Cremia, and....nothing, from NATO. It is at that point that it becomes laughably obvious that they need new mission statements. Like...enforcing gender equality....an issue we can't even sort out quite right here in the states.
    Here, let me help you with this... NATO's purpose is the common defense of member countries. Ukraine is not a member. NATO had no obligation to intervene over Crimea.
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    Re: Jens Stoltenberg and Angelina Jolie call for NATO intervention to promote "gender equality"

    Fer cryin' out loud, they speak Russian in Crimea

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    Re: Jens Stoltenberg and Angelina Jolie call for NATO intervention to promote "gender equality"

    Stoltenberg was outed years ago as a KGB asset. That someone like him would continue to hold influence speaks volumes about the condition of Europe.

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    Re: Jens Stoltenberg and Angelina Jolie call for NATO intervention to promote "gender equality"

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Here, let me help you with this... NATO's purpose is the common defense of member countries. Ukraine is not a member. NATO had no obligation to intervene over Crimea.
    NATO's bombings of Yugoslavia in the 1990s dispelled that one quickly. It's no longer merely an instrument of common defense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by worksforpigs View Post
    NATO's bombings of Yugoslavia in the 1990s dispelled that one quickly. It's no longer merely an instrument of common defense.
    Note that I said OBLIGATION.
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