When NATO was founded, that was done in the broader context of the US Marshall Plan, and the entire US operation to unify the developed Atlantic countries of North America and Europe, for a coming Cold War allegedly against communism, but actually against Russia – the core country not only in the USSR but also in Eastern Europe (the areas that Stalin’s forces had captured from Hitler’s forces).
NATO was founded with the North Atlantic Treaty in Washington DC on 4 April 1949, and its famous core is:
«Article 5: The Parties agree that an armed attack against one or more of them in Europe or North America shall be considered an attack against them all and consequently they agree that, if such an armed attack occurs, each of them, in exercise of the right of individual or collective self-defence recognised by Article 51 of the Charter of the United Nations, 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».
The NATO Treaty, therefore, is, from its inception, a Treaty against Russia. It is not really – and never was – a treaty against communism. The alliance’s ideological excuse doesn’t hold, and never was anything more than propaganda for a military alliance of America and its allies, against Russia and its allies. Consequently, the Warsaw Pact had to be created, on 14 May 1955, as an authentic defensive measure by Russia and its allies. This had really nothing to do with ideology. Ideology was and is only an excuse for war – in that case, for the Cold War.
Source: What Is NATO – Really?
NATO “exists in a political mirror-world,” focusing on a “mythical” threat from the East “demonizing” Russia, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said commenting on the results of the bloc’s summit in Warsaw.
The summit ended on Saturday with the allies signing a 139-chapter communiqué on measures to tackle security threats, with “Russian aggression” being one of the core points. NATO accused Russia of “provocative military activities in the periphery of NATO territory” and “willingness to attain political goals by the threat and use of force.” The alliance slammed Moscow’s actions as “a source of regional instability, fundamentally challeng[ing] the alliance, hav[ing] damaged Euro-Atlantic security, and threaten[ed] our long-standing goal of a Europe whole, free, and at peace.”
“Contrary to the aspirations of maintaining peace and stability in Europe, the Alliance focuses on ‘deterring’ a non-existent ‘threat from the East’,” Zakharova said noting that the allies’ attempts to strengthen their flanks in Europe to confront Russia would be better placed tackling the unprecedented levels of terrorist threats coming from a southerly direction.
“Attempts to ‘demonize’ Russia in order to justify the steps taken in the field of military construction, to divert public attention from the destructive role of the alliance and some of its allies, who provoke crises and […] hotbeds of tension in various parts of the world, has become increasingly tumid.
The stark imbalance in strengthening NATO’s flanks [in the East] against the background of unprecedented levels [of terror threat] coming from the South [shows] the apparent isolation of the block’s policy from real need for protection and security of NATO member states’ citizens,” the spokeswoman said.
“The rhetoric in Warsaw screams of an intention to practically declare war on Russia. They only talk about defense, but in fact they are preparing an offensive,” the former Soviet leader told Interfax.
One of the key results of the Warsaw summit was the long-debated deployment of four additional NATO battalions to the Baltic States. NATO says the deployment is necessary to prevent a possible attack from Russia and reassure Eastern European nations that other members are committed to defend them. And though Stoltenberg said Russian authorities will be briefed on this plan, as well as other decisions that were made at the summit, Zakharova states Moscow will seek a thorough explanation at the upcoming Russia-NATO Council.
“We expect a detailed explanation from the permanent representatives of the NATO alliance on all developments in all directions at the upcoming regular meeting of the Russia-NATO Council on July 13. In the context of the declared ‘peace-loving aspirations’ of the bloc we will also look forward to the alliance’s position on the initiative of our Finnish partners, the so-called ‘Niinistö plan’ aiming to improve aviation safety in the Baltic Sea,” Zakharova concluded.