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JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: NATO LEADERS PREACH TO KARZAI ABOUT CORRUPTION – A RIDICULOUS SPECTACLE WITH FRANCE’S CORRUPT SARKOZY PICTURED LECTURING KARZAI   Leave a comment


 

JOHN CHUCKMAN

POSTED RESPONSE TO A COLUMN IN TORONTO’S GLOBE AND MAIL

I love the photograph of Sarkozy preaching to Karzai about corruption.

The absurdities of the engagement in Afghanistan could not be better highlighted than by this.

I’m sure readers know about Sarkozy’s weird private life and terrible temper (rivaling Harper’s), but I don’t know how many readers are aware of that the smarmy, unethical Sarkozy is about as corrupt as they come.

He has managed to suppress the scandal surrounding the revelation of his taking huge wads of secret money (illegal in France ) from the country’s richest woman, billionaire L’Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt

Here is indeed is a case of the pot calling the kettle black.

Afghanistan is about power and the abuse of power.

None of the Western leaders involved – Bush, Sarkozy, Blair – has anything but contemptible morals.

JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: NATO’S PURPOSE IN AFGHANISTAN – WHAT NATO ACTUALLY MEANS TODAY   Leave a comment


JOHN CHUCKMAN

POSTED RESPONSE TO A COLUMN IN TORONTO’S GLOBE AND MAIL

NATO always needs new mission statements because the organization is obsolete, yet it survives as though it still had a large purpose.

Its only legitimate purpose – from an international point of view – was the Cold War.

The hard truth about NATO today is that it is only a mechanism for American presence and dominance in Europe – all the rest is just window-dressing, and that is why it is kept alive and looking for purposes.

Afghanistan is a perfect example of how the U.S. uses and abuses NATO. It is the only country that cares a fig about Afghanistan, but the token forces from a number of countries give it a plausible show of international purpose.

Were Afghanistan a genuine threat, NATO countries would put half a million troops there in short order.

Only the U.S. keeps a large force mired there. It is indeed the dog who has captured something with which it does not know what to do.