Sun Sep 10, 2017 04:34PM
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NATO is an obsolete military organization that no more meets the security needs of people in Europe, a political analyst says.  

"NATO was established in 1949 and if you try to make peace and profess that you make peace and spend trillions of dollars on it and you are on the way that you are today, tension with Russia, a destroyed Middle East by NATO countries and a Turkey that is falling out of NATO, a United States empire that is falling, people [are] not willing to pay more and more for less and less peace," said Jan Oberg, the founder of transnational.org.

The analyst also added that if the European countries want to survive today's challenges, they must change their views about security, defense, and peace.

"I think that maybe what you are seeing here is a spin of the discussions about criminalizing nuclear weapons because NATO is a nuclear-based alliance and the people protesting here are with the majority of the people around the world who do not want nuclear weapons to be there in their future," Oberg noted.     

On Saturday, Germans staged an annual anti-war and anti-NATO protest rally in front of a United States air base in their country, condemning war-mongering.

Demonstrators formed a human chain in the Ramstein-Miesenbach municipality stretching to outside Gate 5 of the American air base there.

They demanded an end to the use of the air base to relay telemetry to drones that collect information on militant groups or attack designated targets. The protesters said the attacks on suspected militants were “extrajudicial killings” and violated international law.