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NATO TO MAKE OUTER SPACE NEXT "OPERATIONAL DOMAIN"

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So much for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization... though we might note that when it previously bombed Belgrade, assisted in the occupation of Afghanistan, and toppled Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, any sense or concern for overstepping its mandate or 'mission creep’ was clearly lost altogether.

As if seeking expansion into Eastern Europe, the Balkans, and potentially the Caucuses were not enough, now the Cold War military alliance is eyeing expansion into space. This is the focus of the following new report — not in The Onion but in Bloomberg — entitled, 'NATO Is Poised to Expand Its Remit to Include Outer Space’ which introduces:

NATO intends to make space an “operational domain” along with air, land, sea and cyber, according to Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

The move, to be approved at a meeting of NATO foreign ministers on Wednesday, would bring all five areas within the scope of the alliance’s collective-defense commitment and comes as member countries seek to address fresh internal political splits.

Stoltenberg described to reporters on Tuesday: “Space is of great importance for our civilian societies and for any military operation,” and described space expansion as 'essential,' saying further: “It’s about communications, it’s about navigation, it’s about data imagery. Space is essential for almost everything we do.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Say WHAT?!?!?

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, please; cool your jets, metaphorically speaking.

Your terrestrial foulups, bleeps, and blunders need to get sorted FIRST, and a real re-trenching NATO's "raison d'etre" (reason to exist) needs to happen before you blast off into space.

NATO appears to have, collectively, come off the rails, in terms of a real mission (other than to drive Russia nuts, with continued deployments nearly at, or on, its borders), and that mission has become so damned ambiguous, that I am nearly certain that no NATO member country's President or Prime Minister, could express it with anything remotely approximating a common grammar and syntax.

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