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'Most of the World is Just Collapsing with Laughter' on Claims That Russia Intervened in the US Election: Chomsky
"...The major threat right now is right on the Russian border. Notice, not the Mexican border, the Russian border. NATO forces are carrying out maneuvers hundreds of yards from the Russian border, the Russian jets are buzzing American jets. Anything could blow up in a minute. In a minute you know. Any incident could instantly blow up. Both sides are modernizing and increasing their military systems, including nuclear systems.
So what's the purpose of NATO? Well actually we have an official answer. It isn't publicized much, but a couple of years ago, the secretary-general of NATO made a formal statement explaining the purpose of NATO in the post-Cold War world is to control global energy systems, pipelines and sea lanes. That means it's a global system and (of course he didn't say it) it's an intervention force under US command, as we have seen in case after case. So that's NATO..."