Eric Zuesse – Why NATO is Now in A Rutte + NATO’s Poorly Drafted Treaty

Why NATO is Now in A Rutte

The news became public on June 20th that NATO has finally reached the necessary unanimity on whom its next Secretary General, or figurehead Leader, since ONLY the US President controls NATO, will be, Mark Rutte, who has been The  Netherlands’ Prime Minister since 2010, despite having extremely low Public Approval Ratings from the Public that he has been leading, always toward War against Russia and always on the basis of only Lies.

On 7 July 2023, America’s Associated Press noted that, “Although Rutte is commonly viewed as Corrupt, his Party, the center right People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy, is the biggest in A fragmented system, allowing for him to remain in power.” At that time, his approval rating from the Public whom he allegedly represented in that ‘Democracy’, was 29% Approve versus 65% Disapprove. Today, it’s 34% Approve versus 60% Disapprove. That is around the norm for the US Government’s Colonies, ‘Allies’. By comparison, America’s own Leader, Joe Biden, who had selected Rutte to ‘LeadNATO, has 37% Approve versus 56% Disapprove. The only US and ‘Allied’, Colonial, Heads of State who have higher Approve than Disapprove numbers are Javier Milei, Argentina,  60%/|37%, Viola Amherd, Switzerland, 53%|25%, Donald Tusk, Poland, 48%|41%, and Simon Harris, Ireland, 47%|37%. Those might be Democracies, but all the rest in the US Empire aren’t, because the figures very clearly display the fact that the most powerful person in the Government does NOT represent the Public but is against the Public, most of whom believe him to be, in reality, their Enemy. Is this because the ‘News’ Media in that ‘Democracy’ represent the Public and report honestly? Where, in A Capitalist Country, regardless of how much it might also be ASocial Welfare State,” otherwise known as ASocial Market Economy”, do the ’News’ Media represent the Public instead of the Billionaires who own them or whose Corporations buy the ads that fund them? The “Fourth Estate” is the part of the Government that the Super Rich in A Capitalist Country control almost 100%, and it largely determines the result of ‘DemocraticElections there. These Governments simply are NOT Democracies, but instead are Aristocracies, One Dollar One Vote instead of any One Person One Vote Countries. Yet they constantly Claim to be Democracies, and use that Lie as ‘Justification’ for their trying to take over, or “Regime Change”, ‘Dictatorships’ such as Russia, where Putin’s Approval Rating since he came into office in 2000 has averaged 75%|20%, and China, where Xi’s Approval Rating since he came into office in 2012 has averaged around 80%|10%. So, which of these US and ‘AlliedGovernments are, in fact, merely Liars who want Wars on the basis of constant Lies to keep their Public constantly fooled to ‘Elect’ the Aristocracy’s representatives to power in order to expand yet further the AristocratsEmpire?

Any Minority Government is A Dictatorship, to call A Minority Government ADemocracy’ is to deceive, but, throughout the US Empire, that deception is routine, what’s more, it even goes Unquestioned. Usually, the Countries that are Democracies have A Head of State who has higher Approve than Disapprove percentages than is the case in the US Empire. Both Russia and China are Democracies, but few if any of the Governments in the US Empire are. Only Lies say otherwise, but this is True regardless of the routine, and unquestioned, Lies. The Public who believe the Lies are merely being fooled by them.

And the Political Science studies that have been published are unanimous that America is an Aristocracy by its Super Rich, clearly No Democracy at all, regardless of its Constitution. That claim to “Democracy” is just A Fraud, which throws around the mere word “Democracy” as A Weapon, to use, in order to ‘Justify’ its Aggressive moves against the Countries that it hasn’t Yet taken over. It’s Lying for War, and where has this Lying been more profuse than in the US Empire?

Rutte was Biden’s choice because Rutte has already made clear that he despises Trump and wants to concentrate on capturing Russia. Trump is more interested in capturing China. For example, there’s this from A Pro Rutte, actually Axel Springer German Billionaires’ rabidly Anti Russian, and absolutist Pro Capitalist Anti Socialist, Pro US, Site, Politico,

Trump only had A few one on one in person meetings with Rutte during his Presidency, and several of his former Diplomats in Europe said they couldn’t speak to the relationship between the two men. But when the two Leaders did meet, Rutte’s No Non Sense approach to Trump made headlines.

During A July 2018 Bi Lateral meeting at The White House, Trump attempted to tell reporters that the result would be “Positive” even if the US and the EU couldn’t agree on A Trade Deal. Rutte quickly cut Trump off.

“No,” Rutte interjected, with A laugh and his trademark smile. “It’s Not Positive. We have to work something out.

The Russian Government’s own RT News reported further on Rutte’s relationship with Trump.

I’m A hard NO on Rutte,” said Richard Grenell, former acting Head of US National Intelligence and A confidant of former, and possibly future, President Donald Trump. “The President of the United States in January 2025 will pick the NATO Secretary General,” Grenell added.

“Mark Rutte spent 10+ years destroying our Country. His promises are worthless. He’s A Pathological Liar and A War Mongering Globalist,” Dutch Political Commentator Eva Vlaardingerbroek said.

Vlaardingerbroek represents the Dutch public there, far more than the ‘Democratically ElectedLeader of The Netherlands, Rutte, does, or ever did.

Trump takes everything personally, and would oppose Rutte merely for that reason, but even if he would replace Rutte with A different person, there’s little if any reason to believe that Trump would be less of an Imperialist than Biden and the other US Presidents, with the possible exception of JFK, have been since 1945. NATO is the US Regime’s biggest Military Alliance, and, as long as it will exist, No Country anywhere in the world can be Safe. All of those Weapons are made to be used against the Regime’s targets, which are determined by the Regime’s Billionaires.

And furthermore: no one on the outside knows what such Psychopathic Liars really believe, if they believe anything at all. For example, on 21 February 2020, Politico headlined Trump’s new Intel Chief was A Trump Critic in 2016 and reported that, “In 2016, before the New York Real Estate Mogul became the GOP Presidential Nominee, [Richard] Grenell called Trump ‘Dangerous’ and spoke out regularly in favor of then Ohio Govenor John Kasich, according to deleted Tweets recovered via A Joint Inquiry by POLITICO and the Cyber Security Firm Nisos.” Moreover, the Jeffrey Epstein Mossad connected Blackmail Operation was politically Bi Partisan about the Leaders whom it generated and accumulated Blackmail Evidence against in order to become able to control them. And, of course, the intensely Corrupt US Government still hides from the Public that Evidence, presumably Videos, like it covers up all of its Dirty Work. But the Government has access to it, and can use it, just as Epstein would have.

The reason why NATO will be in the same Rutte as it always has been is that it represents only its Armaments Manufacturers, most of which are American controlled. It’s what Rutte, like all of his Predecessors, has always represented, Corruption. And, in Capitalist Countries, where the Armaments Manufacturers control the Government instead of being, like in Russia and China, controlled by the Government, the Arms Industry, the ‘DefenseContractors, are the most Corrupt Industry of all. That’s why, in America, only the ‘DefenseDepartment has never been audited.

NATO’s Poorly Drafted Treaty

Here is the NATO Treaty.


Its Article 13 alleges that any Member Nation which decides to quit the Military Alliance can do it only by denouncing NATO  “Any Party may cease to be A Party one year after its notice of Denunciation has been given to the Government of the United States.” The standard dictionary definition of “Denounce” is “Publicly declare to be Wrong or Evil.” So, the virtual owner of this Military Alliance, its only Super Power, whose Military protection each one of the other Members is buying by joining the US Alliance, is there informed that the only way to leave the Alliance is to “Denounce” it, to declare itself to be Hostile toward it, an Enemy of NATO, this Alliance is 100% an You’re Either with Us or against Us Gang Operation, which, to join, must be to be A Member of until the Organization itself terminates; because to leave it while it still continues is to become targeted by it as being yourself an Enemy of it. Article 13 is saying that any Member that will ever leave the Organization can do so ONLY by “Denouncing” it. In other words, any such Nation will thereby become an Enemy of the Super Power whose protection it had sought by joining this Super Power’s Gang. Another problem with this key word,“ Denounce”, is that it announces to the entire world that when the US Government produced this Treaty in 1949, at a time when the Country it was intending to conquer, the Soviet Union, had No Military Alliance against the United States but subsequently became compelled to produce one, the Warsaw Pact, in 1955, that the US Government was already being run by Neo Conservatives, just as much then as when in 2003 it invaded Iraq entirely on the basis of Lies.

How does the US Regime deal with this problem of its having been profoundly Neo Conservative even so soon after the end of WWII? Of course, it deals with that by, first, ignoring the matter altogether, as it has always been doing, but another way of addressing this problem has been to Lie about it. For example, Katrina van den Heuvel, who owned the leading FakeProgressive’ magazine The Nation, which is A guiding light to the FakeProgressives’ in Congress so that they can know how to pretend to be Progressives, in order to serve effectively the Democratic Party’s most Liberal Mega Donors, headlined on 31 March 2009, No to War, No to NATO, which, if it had been authentically Progresive would have instead been written “No to Imperialism, No to NATO,” since a Progressive is intensely Anti Imperialist but very definitely NOT Anti War if “War” is being waged against an Imperialist’s Invasion of one’s own Country, because A War against a would be usurper is A Patriotic duty, not wrong at all, and this fact is even recognized in the UN’s Charter, in its provision, Article 51, on “Self Defense.” So, right off the bat, she is waving A FakeProgressivism’, not the Real thing, merely an Imitation. But then it gets even worse, when she says, in an outright Lie, to the effect that NATO is, as it claims to be, A Defensive and NOT an Offensive Alliance, What was Originally Designed as A Defense Alliance against the Warsaw Pact has taken on A Very Different PostCold War, Global Interventionist Role.” Actually, however, when the NATO Treaty and Organization started in 1949, there wasn’t any such Organization on the Opposite Side, the Warsaw Pact started Six Years Later, in 1955, in order to counter NATO. So, this is how the Democratic Party’s Apologists for their Nation’s Imperialism, the American variety, which is called “Neo Conservatism”, deal with its Neo Conservatism, by Lying about the history. Of course, on the Republican side, Neo Conservatism has been built into it at least ever since the Presidency of Theodore Roosevelt, who was proud to be an American Imperialist and to champion it.


Its Article 5 says that an “Armed Attack” against one Member is an Armed Attack against All Members, and that each “Will assist the Party or Parties so attacked by taking forthwith, individually and in concert with the other Parties, such action as it deems necessary, including the use of Armed Force, to restore and maintain the Security of the North Atlantic Area.” It also says that “Any such Armed Attack and all measures taken as A result thereof shall immediately be reported to the Security Council.” Importantly, however, it fails to include the necessary to include CONNECTING Provision, Which would Have Been Included There if NATO were to have any Authentic claim to being A DEFENSIVE Alliance, which it actually is NOT, to the effect that ONLY IF the Security Council authorizes the United Nations to respond to that “Armed Attack”, id est, that that Armed Attack is in fact an Aggression and NOT Authentically A DEFENSIVE Armed Attack in nature, will NATO be AUTHORIZED, by the Security Council to activate the purely retaliatory, 100% DEFENSIVE, RESPONSE, to that Aggression which then would be, under International Law, from the UN, Aggression perpetrated against the Territory of NATO. Lacking that Connective Provision, NATO’s Article 5 is written for an Aggressive Military Alliance and Not ONLY for A Defensive One.

Furthermore, “Armed Attack”, A crucial phrase, is entirely undefined. Would A Cyber Attack be an “Armed Attack”? Would A Blockade be, if it’s carried out only OUTSIDE OF and surrounding the “AttackedNation? Would an Armed Insurrection that was promulgated by A Foreign Government in order to take it over, conquer it, such as the US itself routinely does in its many Coups, would that constitute an “Armed Attack“? There also are many forms of Unarmed Attacks, such as by means of Subversion, and by Illegal, UN Non Authorized, Sanctions and Secondary Sanctions to enforce those. Do NATO Member Nations not even care at all about being Safe against such Tactics, Tactics that the US Government Itself perpetrates more frequently than do all other Nations in the world combined? Why are they allying themselves with the most Aggressive Power that the world has known since the time of Hitler?

NATO is so blind to its being an Aggression Alliance with the world’s most Aggressive Government, America’s after WWII, so that even in NATO’s own Article on the Founding Treaty, This Treaty, it says,The negotiating Countries disagreed on how long the Treaty should last. Some Countries favoured A Long Term Agreement that would set the initial duration at 20 years, while others feared that anything beyond 10 years would be seen as an unnecessary extension of the War Effort.” It’s referring there to 1949. What was the “War Effort” at that time? There was No War, so, what was theWar Effort,” other than A desire by the armaments companies after WW2 not to see a plunge in the market-valuations on their stock as a result of the end of WW2? Both President Truman and President Eisenhower created and built up America’s Military Industrial Complex or “MIC,” and, now, were welcoming other Countries under their “Nuclear Umbrella” and pitching to them this free ride on the backs of American Taxpayers for the protection of the fortunes of their War Profiteers, Top Owners of the Companies that had been thriving on their Sales of Weapons to the American Government, who were also Top Donors to the Democratic and Republican Parties. It was A Con Job all around, selling a -if this were ADefensive Alliance’ the world’s all time biggest Offensive Alliance in order for the US Government to be able to expand its Empire, something that hadn’t previously existed and that America’s Founders had intended would Never Even Exist at All.


Nowhere in the document is there any provision by which to expel any Member, or “Party”. If, for example, A given Member becomes taken over by A Coup or otherwise radically changes its Government so as to emerge as viscerally antagonistic toward one or more of the others, then there is no way for NATO to be able to adapt to that and address the problem. It would be an enormous problem because some decisons by NATO require Unanimity, either because of the Treaty itself , which requires Unanimity in order to accept A new Member, or else for practical reasons.


Nowhere in the entire rotten document does the essential provision in ANY decent Constitution or Charter appear, its Amendment Clause. Never once in the document does the word, or any synonym for it, “Amend” appear.  The word “Revise” does once appear, but ONLY in A note added to it in regard to changing A definition of one of the Treaty’s words, specifically “Party” to or Member of the Alliance, which has always been redefined each time that NATOs Membership has been increased. So, like the canonized text of A religious Scripture, which is “Set in Stone” so that the myth can never be modified or factually corrected, and its believers must adapt to it, because it cannot adapt to new and corrective information that was not previously known or anticipated, this collective Treaty is and always has been shaky at its very Foundations. It’s just Sales Literature for the Chief Marketing Organization of America’s MIC.

A great, as both Science and Art, 1992 BBC Documentary, Operation Gladio, Full 1992 Documentary BBC, presented numerous first person Testimonies from the Perpetrators themselves regarding the CIA’s Operation to terrorize European Populations through False Flag Attacks, into fearing the Soviet Union. It recruited from Europe’s Fascists and Nazis to carry it out. It has been the other side of NATO. NATO is the heir to Nazi, the CIA has been A complement to that. And the EU was created by the CIA. All of this has been A large Organized Crime effort, on behalf of ‘Freedom,’ ‘Democracy’, ‘Human Rights’, et cetera. They advance ‘Peace’, ‘Peace through Strength’, et cetera. And all of them market the equipment for Wars, and they also market the Governments that are the Purchasers from those Corporations. These are International Markets. For example, NATO sets the standards for the Weapons. This is A very large and comprehensive Organization. One of the many common phrases to refer to it is “The Collective West.” But the US side of it won’t be satisfied until all of The East, and all of The South, have also joined it. NATO won’t be enough.

Investigative Historian Eric Zuesse’s latest book, AMERICA’S EMPIRE OF EVIL, Hitler’s Posthumous Victory, and Why the Social Sciences Need to Change, is about how America took over the World after World War II in order to enslave it to US and Allied Billionaires. Their Cartels extract the World’s Wealth by control of not only their ‘NewsMedia but the SocialSciences’, duping the Public.
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