Bruce Fein Calls for U.S. To Leave NATO
Aug. 30, 2016 (EIRNS)—Attorney Bruce Fein, who has played a leading role in the fight to release the 28 pages from the original Joint Congressional Inquiry Report on 9/11, has written a lengthy article in Huffington Post, calling for the United States to leave NATO—in accord with the U.S. Constitution’s commitment to self-defense without becoming involved in entangling imperial alliances.
“Our NATO membership,” he wrote,
“contradicts the Constitution’s foreign policy of billions for invincible self-defense, but not one cent for Empire or entangling alliances.”
NATO was created in 1949 “at the beckoning of the British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin,” and to provide military protection for Europe.
“We joined NATO as part of a gratuitous, preoccupation with containing Soviet power no matter how irrelevant to protecting us from attack.”
Fein denounced the growing ideology of “world domination for its own sake,” because it is
“treasonous to the Declaration of Independence and Constitution. The United States was an anti-imperialist creation.”
He went on to quote from John Quincy Adams, Abraham Lincoln, and George Washington, who all understood the dangers of imperial wars and entangling foreign alliances.
Fein concluded with a specific reference to the improvement in US-Russian relations, were the US to leave NATO:
“In leaving NATO, the United States would dramatically lessen tensions or conflicts with Russia and strengthen our security against external aggression. Among other things, the stage would be set for a new treaty to reduce the nuclear arsenals of the two countries.... To make the nation more secure in its safety, wealth, and liberty, NATO should be made a museum piece along with other artifacts of the American Empire.”