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Saturday, 04 April 2009 06:16
NATO 60th ANNIVERSARY; IS NATO The more things change, the more they stay the same. Obama pledged that change, was not to do what has been done before. Yet, he continues to lobby for increased military intervention in Afghanistan, and now has succeeded in having NATO pledge to send 5,000 more troops to complement the US 17,000 extra troops.

For years, NATO state leaders touted the international and multilateral

aspect of the operation, by even proclaiming that the operation is under the AEGIS of the United Nations.

NATO has deluded the public for years that NATO involvement in Afghanistan was part of an internationally sanctioned, without conditions, mission. The UN Security Council did not pass a resolution authorizing the invasion and occupation of Afghanistan. NATO did assist the US in the intervention and occupation of Afghanistan under the US-led "Operation Enduring Freedom".

There was a conditional sanctioning by the UN Security Council of a NATO's International Security Force (ISAF) which operated under the US-led "Operation Enduring Freedom". This Force, oft described as a peacekeeping force, was sanctioned in UN Security Council resolutions only if the Force's actions were in keeping with the Charter of the United Nations. Under UN Charter, one of the purposes of the United Nations is the following:

"To establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law can be maintained,...
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