Gasp! Stoltenberg Claims China Uses Its Might to “Control Its Own People”

 

Funny guy this Stoltenberg. He raises the most serious accusation that the Chinese government is using its resources to control its people:

Meanwhile, the Chinese Communist Party is using its economic and military might to coerce other countries and control its own people. 

Yes, and…?

And what are NATO governments using their resources for?

Since Stoltenberg is so shocked that China would “control its own people” it must be that NATO governments are instead using their means to foster an anarchist utopia and will self-abolish by Tuesday?

While it is worrying that China should control people in China, Stolty asserts NATO must “protect” its values in NATO but also outside NATO:

So more than ever, we need to demonstrate the strength of our democratic model. And protect our values. Abroad and at home.

Its political figurehead says the time has come for NATO to “take a global outlook”:

But our region faces global security challenges. They require global awareness and global reach.

We cannot confine security to specific regions. What happens far away, matters for us right here.

Very interesting. Anything that happens anywhere on the globe is potentially NATO’s business, but even so (or precisely because of that) China probably shouldn’t even be in charge of what goes on in China.

 

Most of the rest of the speech:

Today we live in an age of systemic competition. Russia and China are undermining the rules based international order. The balance of power is shifting. Democracy and freedom is under heavy pressure.

The next strategic concept is an opportunity to set out how NATO will deal with this new reality.

Five elements are critical. Protecting our values. Reinforcing our military power. Strengthening our societies. Taking a global outlook. And building NATO as the institutional link between Europe and North America.

Let me go through each of these in more detail.

First, we must protect the values that underpin our Alliance.
NATO was created to defend democracy, freedom, and the rule of law.
These values define who we are.
They are not optional.
And they must continue to guide us in a more complex world.

These values are under pressure. Both from outside our Alliance and from within our own nations.

Authoritarian regimes are pushing back on the international rules-based order. They promote alternative models of governance.

They use propaganda and disinformation to undermine our societies.
And malicious cyber tools to interfere in our elections.
At the same time, there are extremists and political groups within our own countries that do not respect our democratic values. 

We saw a stark example of this on 6 January when US Congress was attacked with the aim to impede a peaceful transition of power.

Worldwide democracy is in decline. And there is less trust in democratic institutions.

So more than ever, we need to demonstrate the strength of our democratic model.
And protect our values. Abroad and at home.

Second, we must reinforce our military power.

The 2010 Strategic Concept stated that “the Euro-Atlantic area is at peace”.

But today, we can no longer take our peace and security for granted. The Russian regime is aggressive abroad and oppressive at home. Its military build-up on Ukraine’s borders is of concern.

Meanwhile, the Chinese Communist Party is using its economic and military might to coerce other countries and control its own people. 

Expanding its global footprint from Africa to the Arctic, in space and in cyber-space.

In addition, cyber-attacks are becoming more frequent and sophisticated.
Terrorist threats persist.
Nuclear weapons are proliferating.
And climate change is driving instability and fuelling crises.

To keep our people safe in today’s unpredictable world we must continue to strengthen and modernise our deterrence and defence.

We need to ensure our militaries are ready and prepared for any threat. With the right equipment. The right training. And the right skills.

But to ensure our security it is not enough to have strong militaries. We also need strong societies.

And this brings me to my third point.

Societal disruption can be quick and easy.
It only takes a click of a button to shut down our networks.
A social media message to disinform  citizens.
And a pandemic to paralyse our societies.

In today’s interconnected and digital world, our nations may be more prosperous. But they are also more interdependent and more vulnerable.

Our competitors or potential adversaries are exploiting this.
They are investing heavily in our critical infrastructure as a way to interfere in our societies.
And using our dependence on essential supplies to further their interests.

In Europe, we need the gas to flow from Russia to keep warm. And prevent an energy crisis.
And we need the rare earth supplies from China to use our smartphones and computers. [You mean Chinese smartphones.]

To make our societies stronger,
our people and our institutions must be able to better resist and bounce back from attacks.
Our infrastructure must be more resilient.
And our supply chains more diverse and secure.
This must be a collective effort.
All Allies have a part to play.
Because we are only as strong as our weakest link.

Fourth, a global outlook.

NATO is, and will remain, an alliance of Europe and North America.

But our region faces global security challenges. They require global awareness and global reach.

We cannot confine security to specific regions. What happens far away, matters for us right here.

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  • ken

    “So more than ever, we need to demonstrate the strength of our democratic model. And protect our values. Abroad and at home.”

    rant on

    These people are insane. NATO is a military,,, since when do the military make aggressive innuendo.

    Crazed bastards like this will get us all killed whether by forcing their medical tyranny needles into our bodies or by waging stupid wars…. and their gonna want us to be their ignorant little foot soldiers.

    It’s no wonder they think us stupid. They do the dictating and we go and make it so like good little bots.

    Imagine if we refused. No fake viruses,,, no global warming bullshit,,, few to no wars,,,no robbing us of the wealth we create,,, No agencies telling us what size light bulbs or toilets we can have,,, no useless parasite telling us if we don’t like gas prices we can buy an EV or eat cake

    WE DON’T NEED THESE PEOPLE…. THEY NEED US TO SURVIVE. THEY ARE PARASITES THAT NEVER CREATE ANYTHING, WEALTH OR OTHERWISE,,, ONLY HATE, DISCONTENT AND WAR.

    They all need padded rooms or hung.

    This entire speech from Mr. Nato is proof that the best government is no government and the best army is no army.

    If you think this will produce anarchy then I recommend you look around. Our cities are rat traps,,, non stop robberies, murders, and human excrement all over the sidewalks,,, laws are now political correctness and constitutions are toilet paper to be bypassed by every declaration of some shitbox emergency,,, our beloved police and military enforce tyrant ‘rules’ and kill us to defend above mentioned parasites to preserve their precious paychecks.

    We are basically on our own, not only prevented from defending our lives and businesses by government but having that government attacking us! calling us terrorists,,, supremacists and what have you when its actually them that are the enemies of civilized norms.

    rant off

    • Helga Weber

      Unfortunately a lot of people are still asleep.

  • ken

    Awaiting approval,,, story of my life (lol)

  • Marshall Lentini

    “Rules-based order” has that Kissingerian echo around it in my head.

  • Mark

    So China ‘expanding its global footprint’ is sinister and evil. Therefore NATO must expand its global footprint. To show that when something bad is done by good people, the action itself becomes good.

  • Adam

    Thank you for presenting a profile of one of NATO”s most loved standup comedians, the one and only “Fuckwhit and Dipshit STOLTENBERG”. This comedian, satirist portrays himself as a fighter and defender of Human rights on Planet Earth.For his next gig he is heading to Russia and then on to China with his new show called “What the Fuck is wrong with China and Russia”. He will also appear in his new attire of battle fatigues and a Bazooka up his arse hoping to bring down the crowd and receive a standing ovation. The only problem “STOLTY” didn’t take into account is that he has to front up on stage speaking in Chinese and Russian. The Chinese and Russians applauded and laughed as Stolty realised that he is only speaking/talking to himself with his Bazooka back firing and sending him back in a wooden box to Brussels for his next gig.