NATO, not China, is to blame for the Ukraine crisis

This combative opinion piece from Global Times addresses the recent comment by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg effectively labelling China as an accomplice in Russia’s military operation in Ukraine. The article recalls NATO’s history of aggression – belying the alliance’s claims to a ‘defensive’ character – and draws the logical conclusion that “this obsolete military organization … should have been dismantled long ago.”

The Ukraine crisis was largely triggered by NATO’s aggressive eastward expansion. The bloc is the culprit. Instead of reflecting on itself, NATO piles pressure on other countries to stand with it against Russia. This is unreasonable and quite sinister.

“China should join the rest of the world in condemning strongly the brutal invasion of Ukraine by Russia,” NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Tuesday, “The Russian invasion of Ukraine is a blatant violation of international law so we call on [China] to clearly condemn the invasion and of course not support Russia. And we are closely monitoring any signs of support from China to Russia.”

NATO is a puppet of the US, a Cold War military bloc manipulated by the US. The obsolete military organization has launched many ruthless military aggressions and triggered corresponding disasters in which local people underwent great suffering. NATO’s aerial bombing campaign against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in 1999 during the Kosovo War is one example. 

NATO’s hands are stained with blood and the bloc itself has been a major threat to global and local security. Is NATO qualified to criticize other countries? This organization should have been dismantled long ago.

“NATO is the most serious war machine that violates international law and endangers the sovereignty and territorial integrity of other countries since the end of the Cold War. Since when has the group become a defender of international law? If it is a defender of international law, could you please first apologize for their bombing of Yugoslavia? Could you first compensate for bombing the Chinese Embassy in Yugoslavia in 1999, which left three journalists dead, and more than 20 people injured? Stoltenberg is not qualified and has no right or moral basis to make such remarks,” Shen Yi, a professor at the School of International Relations and Public Affairs of Fudan University, told the Global Times.

The West has fallen into extreme insanity, and this is quite sick. This is also a symptom of the growing abnormality of the international community under the coercion of the US and its allies. Stoltenberg’s rhetoric sounds like he attempted to label China as Russia’s “accomplice.” In terms of tensions between Russia and Ukraine, there is no absolute right and wrong, as the geopolitics, history and culture between them are too complicated. Their tensions are a difficult problem to solve. In this context, portraying their military conflict as good versus evil is not rational and detrimental to address it.

The Chinese ambassador to US Qin Gang said in an opinion piece in The Washington Post that rumors like “Russia was seeking military assistance from China” are “purely disinformation.” All this is information war initiated by the US. NATO is trying to use this kind of information war to intimidate China, and to coordinate Washington, in an attempt to occupy the moral high ground over the Ukraine crisis.

“By making such statements, NATO is trying to distort the focus of the international community from criticizing its eastward expansion to China’s so-called coordination with Russia,” Zhang Tengjun, Deputy Director of the Department for Asia-Pacific Studies at the China Institute of International Studies, said. “NATO is deliberately circumventing its role and responsibility. It is trying to shift the blame and confuse the public. This is very sinister.”

5 thoughts on “NATO, not China, is to blame for the Ukraine crisis”

  1. En vez de dar sermones y amenazas a otros países no sumisos a la voluntad de EEUU, la OTAN debiera disolverse ya. La UE debiera dar el primer paso y abandonar su servidumbre ante EEUU. El camino actual de Occidente de continuas provocaciones contra Rusia y contra China, solo puede terminar afectando muy gravemente a la seguridad y paz mundial, que sería muchísimo más grave que la actual crisis entre Rusia y Ucrania.
    Ante ello los ciudadanos de Occidente tenemos la obligación de organizarnos políticamente para derrocar el imperialismo de nuestros propios estados, recordando la frase, hoy más evidente que nunca, de Mao Zedong:

    “O la revolución impide la guerra, o la guerra provoca la revolución”.

    En nuestras manos está llevar nuestras ideas y palabras a la práctica, para evitar el genocidio de gran parte de la Humanidad, incluidos nostros mismos, a manos de las fuerzas imperialistas de nuestros propios estados.

  2. The USA uses NATO to keep warmongering and agression alive to enhanve US arms sales and project us Hegemony

  3. I am from Vancouver,Canada and i wanted to say that when NATO provoked the war in Ukraine i already knew that NATO was the aggressor in this war not Russia.NATO is relying on people who got no political conscience on what is going on in the world to spread their lies about the Ukraine War.When NATO was started in 1949 its main aim at the time was to attack Russia and since then NATO has started many wars from Afghanistan to Yugoslavia.The Imperialist US Gov’t uses NATO to start wars to benefit the US Gov’t.That has been going on for decades.The Gov’ts of Canada and Europe always supports American Imperialism so that they might also be able to pillage the countries attacked by the US/NATO.Russia shouldn’t feel guilty about Ukraine. It is the US/NATO and its allies that are the culprits.

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