NATO: Conflict Intervention or Nuisance?
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has often been the subject of notoriety in regards to their NATO-member endorsed military interventions.
In February 2013, it was reported that a NATO air strike in Afghanistan had killed 10 civilians – 5 of them, children – and wounded five children. This brings mixed reception to a ‘trustworthy’ organisation such as NATO.
In 2011, NATO “accidentally” bombed the Libyan water supply pipeline. In the same week, NATO had rather clumsily destroyed the factory that produced the pipes, making repairs even more difficult. These water pipelines provided fresh H2O to residents and visitors.
In 2012 I wrote an article similar to this criticism titled “What Good Are the United Nations? (UN)”
The United Nations have often been at the centre of my criticism with their use of foreign intervention as a means of peace-keeping – which often sees more damage and chaos than improvement.