NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg Considers War Is Peace
Jan. 6, 2022 (EIRNS)—For NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, war is peace. He explicitly said during a speech yesterday to the Annual Conference of the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise that more weapons to Ukraine equals peace. “If Putin wins in Ukraine, it will be a tragedy for the Ukrainians, but it is also dangerous for us,” he said. “The message to him and other authoritarian leaders will be that if they use military force, they will get what they want. It will make us more vulnerable. There will be no lasting peace if oppression and tyranny win over freedom and democracy.”
Stoltenberg asserted that most wars end at the negotiating table, and therefore, “What Ukrainians can achieve at the table depends on their strength on the battlefield.
“So if we want a negotiated peace solution, where Ukraine survives as an independent democratic country in Europe, the fastest way to get there is to support Ukraine. Weapons are—in fact—the way to peace,” he proclaimed.
“Regardless of when or how this war ends, we must accept that the security situation in Europe has changed permanently,” Stoltenberg went on. “The regime in Moscow wants a different Europe. It wants to control neighboring countries, and it sees democracy and freedom as a threat. This puts Russia in a position of constant conflict with the West. So even if this war ends, the problems in our relationship with Russia persist.”