NATO: Conflict Intervention or Nuisance?

shutterstock_3592337The 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.

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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.

About Author



As founder and editor-in-chief, Cask J. Thomson has exhausted his life as a graphics designer, political activist, freedom of speech advocate, anti-censorship promoter and a published author of several computer science books and a graphic novel. As well as running the publishing company linked to WordMean, Cask has several aspirations as a musician, producer and journalist. Thomson was born in the United Kingdom and currently resides between Sydney, Australia and Alicante, Spain.

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