NATO is making up Russian threat to justify its own existence – former French intel chief

May 16, 2017
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NATONATO commander warns of Russian threat to separatist Moldova region. Read more ... » became obsolete afterU.S. evicts Russians for spying, imposes sanctions after election hacks. Read more ... » the collapse of the Soviet Union and the bloc is purposefully representing RussiaRussia celebrates Victory Day. Read more ... » as a securityUkraine wants to buy European gas to boost energy security. Read more ... » threatCIA Creates Mission Center to Address North Korean Threat. Read more ... » to justify its own existence, Yves Bonnet, former headPublic Chamber head calls for Russia to hold ‘real’ Paralympics. Read more ... » of FrenchFrench Government Reportedly Knew Of Paris Attack Plans Before Friday. Read more ... » counter-intelligenceParis attack suspect’s lawyer describes Abdeslam as ‘moron with intelligence of an ashtray’. Read more ... », told RT.

The RussiansU.S. evicts Russians for spying, imposes sanctions after election hacks. Read more ... » “are no longer ‘villains,’ the Soviet threat has vanished – primarily because the USSR doesn’t exist anymore,” Bonnet said.

The claimsN. Korea claims latest missile test ‘successful & proves its capability to carry nuclear warheads’. Read more ... » of MoscowGerman, French leaders take Ukraine peace plan to Moscow. Read more ... »’s aggressive behavior coming fromRussia faces ban from athletics for widespread doping offences. Read more ... » the US-led militaryU.S. voices concern to Russia over latest military moves in Syria. Read more ... » bloc’s officialsObama’s expulsion of Russian officials the latest wrinkle in a long history. Read more ... » are “exaggerated,” the former head of Directorate of Territorial SurveillanceSnowden Defends Query to Putin on Surveillance. Read more ... », or DST as its French abbreviation goes, which was dissolved in 2008, added.

“I believe that NATO intentionally fuels the perception of Russia as a threat… Like any organization, the NorthCIA Creates Mission Center to Address North Korean Threat. Read more ... » AtlanticChina Could Use Europe's Financial Crisis to Get Foothold in Atlantic. Read more ... » Alliance wantsUkraine wants to buy European gas to boost energy security. Read more ... » to continue existing and the onlyFrance to deploy its only aircraft carrier against Islamic State. Read more ... » reason for prolonging its existence is you… the Russians,” he said.

Picturing Russia as in international menace “doesn’t workCanada, Russia work well on Arctic issues despite other differences, Baird says. Read more ... » anymore. I can assure you that the French people, fortunately, no longer believe it,” Bonnet added. 

The former intelligence chiefUN chief urges ‘flexibility’ in jammed Iran nuclear talks. Read more ... » told French-language media‘Media must push Western intel services to change tactics that failed in France’. Read more ... » outlet RT en Français that he was “very sad that FranceFrance says Russia would face more sanctions if Mariupol attacked. Read more ... » has again joined NATO.”

ParisNew ISIS video features ‘last words’ of Paris attackers, threats to UK. Read more ... » withdrew from NATO in 1966 due to questioning its ability to resist the Soviet Union and developing its own nuclearN. Korea claims latest missile test ‘successful & proves its capability to carry nuclear warheads’. Read more ... » deterrent, and only returned to the bloc 30 years10 Years of Counterterrorism Efforts in Mali: Was it Worth It?. Read more ... » laterState Duma chair backs initiative to move 2018 presidential polls to later date. Read more ... ».

READ MORE: NATO returning to ‘historic roleTrudeau will face pointed questions on Canada’s NATO role at Poland summit. Read more ... » as war fighting command’ to counter Russia – top US general'Russia closer to Austria than other major world powers' - head of Austrian General Staff in Moscow. Read more ... »

In the current historic moment, NATO “isn’t a useful organization, but a dangerous one,” Bonnet said, adding that “the North Atlantic Alliance should be disbanded altogether.”

“I saw what NATO did in Yugoslavia [in 1999], waging a war there without an international warrant… Now NATO is invading AfghanistanU.S. Considers Indefinite Troops in Afghanistan Post-2014. Read more ... », although this country isn’t in the North Atlantic,” he said.

The intelligence veteran slammed the bloc’s policies towards Russia, saying that “it makesBuildup Makes Russia Battle-Ready for Ukraine. Read more ... » no sense to make the Russians worry. It’s completely pointless to make [the Russians] nervous. Don’t tease the ‘RussianArctic convoy heroes: Almost 70 WWII veterans get Russian bravery medals. Read more ... » bear.’”

He also dismissed claims that Russia tried to meddle with the French presidentialState Duma chair backs initiative to move 2018 presidential polls to later date. Read more ... » elections, voiced shortly beforeFrench Government Reportedly Knew Of Paris Attack Plans Before Friday. Read more ... » the April 23 vote by the candidate of successful candidate Emmanuel MacronVictorious Macron reminded of huge and immediate challenges. Read more ... ».

READ MORE: NATO may boostUkraine wants to buy European gas to boost energy security. Read more ... » its presence & prolong ‘trainingEight CF-18 fighter jets in Hawaii as part of huge training exercise in Pacific. Read more ... »missionCIA Creates Mission Center to Address North Korean Threat. Read more ... » in Afghanistan – Stoltenberg

“I think that it’s exactly the opposite. The Russians didn’t interfere in the French electionU.S. evicts Russians for spying, imposes sanctions after election hacks. Read more ... ». But there was an open influence on the presidential campaignCanadian troops brace for Russian propaganda campaign. Read more ... » from numerous financialChina Could Use Europe's Financial Crisis to Get Foothold in Atlantic. Read more ... » interests, both French and international, in particular Israeli, who supported the presidential campaign of Emmanuel Macron,” Bonnet said.

He expressed regret that “for political reasons” Paris is neglecting cooperationRussia to enhance oil and gas industry cooperation with Iran — Putin. Read more ... » with intelligence services‘Media must push Western intel services to change tactics that failed in France’. Read more ... » of Russia, SyriaKerry to explore Assad's future, Syria peace process in Kremlin talks. Read more ... » and other countries that are “directly fighting againstFrance to deploy its only aircraft carrier against Islamic State. Read more ... » terrorism.”

Such international cooperation wouldFrance says Russia would face more sanctions if Mariupol attacked. Read more ... » be more effective in tackling extremism in France than'Russia closer to Austria than other major world powers' - head of Austrian General Staff in Moscow. Read more ... » the emergencies law and other measures currently imposed by the country’s’ authorities, the former intelligence chief said.

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