The North Atlantic Treaty Organization - is exactly that. Its creation (formed on April 4, 1949) was only concerned with the threat of those 'Red Commie Bastards'.
As the Berlin wall fell and the Soviet Union disintegrated, Gorbachev was given assurances by the West that NATO would be disbanded, because there would be no need or for that matter international remit for such as organization, as the 'Red Threat' would no longer exist in the long run.
As ever this was quietly forgotten and we still have NATO, and far from dismantling it has expanded to 28 nations.
It is the strong arm of the Industrial Military Complex/corporatist's. NATO involvement in Iraq,Afghanistan and now the threat of involvement in Libya is purely for the protection of Oil and Gas resources.
NATO could care less about the people. Only need to look at its history in action with the indiscriminate aerial bombing of the former Yugoslavia.
Libya is not a member of NATO, it is a part of Africa, and by rights the African Union should get involved. Stop mercenaries that Qaddafi is flying in would be a start.
NATO/EU/UN, isn't interested in helping resolve African conflicts as long as the mineral wealth keeps flowing. See Darfur among many other conflicts, which due to western backed dictators, crushed any hint of descent.
Got there toes burnt in Somalia and never came back.
But low and behold if Big Oil investments are in trouble send in NATO
Quote:On 19 June 2003, a major restructuring of the NATO military commands began as the Headquarters of the Supreme Allied Commander, Atlantic were abolished and a new command, Allied Command Transformation (ACT),[/b] was established in Norfolk, Virginia, United States, [quote]and the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) became the Headquarters of Allied Command Operations (ACO). ACT is responsible for driving transformation (future capabilities) in NATO, whilst ACO is responsible for current operations.
From that you can see who is pulling the strings of power.