Ukraine Calls for Further NATO Buildup in Black Sea | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Ukraine Calls for Further NATO Buildup in Black Sea

Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, Olha Stefanishyna, reaffirmed the commitment that the very title of her position mandates: to prepare her nation – that is, to transform it beyond recognition – to qualify for a Membership Action Plan, the final step before full NATO accession. The military bloc’s preconditions are extensive and they are onerous: no part of a candidate nation’s internal affairs are left untampered with. The armed forces must be “professionalized,” meaning the concept of a conscript citizen army used for territorial defense must be replaced with an all-volunteer expeditionary force that can – and will – be deployed around the world on NATO missions. The defense sector, public and private; the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government; civil and intellectual copyright laws; the socio-cultural components of the educational system from elementary school through university; very little escapes the attention and the censure of harsh and unsparing taskmasters in Brussels.

For example, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken of late has been threatening NATO candidate Georgia over how the nation’s parliament selects supreme court justices after weighing in on the results of last year’s presidential election.