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I'd question the entire premise. NATO is fundamentally not supposed to be an active organisation - it's supposed to be a reactive organisation. Says so right there in Articles 1 and 5 of the NATO treaty.

Nowhere in this treaty is competence vested in any NATO bureaucracy to disseminate propaganda. At least not in any way I can decipher.

For that matter, nowhere in that treaty is competence vested in NATO to combat terrorism or other kinds of crime, except inasmuch as they pose a realistic threat to the sovereignty or territorial integrity of a member state. (And while we're at it, as far as I can read, Article 1 of the NATO treaty outright outlaws the terror bombing of Serbia in '01. Buy hey, who's counting...)

- Jake

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Wed Feb 25th, 2009 at 11:37:32 AM EST

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