Thursday, March 12, 2009

60 years of NATO

The aggressive military alliance of NATO – a tool of the monopolies of the USA and the European imperialist countries – which has this year its 60th anniversary since the day it was founded, continues the military involvement in other countries and plans to include new members like Albania and Croatia.

The entry of Greece into NATO was decided in the NATO summit held in Ottawa, Canada, at 20th of September 1951. On February of 1952, it became a full member.

Almost a year later, on the 12th of October 1953, the Papagos government signed a military agreement with the US that eliminated all traces of national sovereignty and made the country a bridgehead of the imperialists since, NATO, at any time, could use (and it did use) highways, airports, ports without any obstacle. NATO constructed military installations and, later, established military bases in many places of the country.

The entry and the participation of Greece in NATO:

  1. From political point of view, eliminated all traces of national sovereignty, converted the country into a protectorate of the American-NATO imperialists, and resulted in constant interferences in the country’s internal affairs that culminated with the imposition of a military-fascist dictatorship on April 1967.
  2. From economical point of view, it has been a burden to the Greek people due to the expenditure of great sums of money related directly with the NATO membership and, in general, for ever increasing military armaments.
  3. From military point of view, it has resulted in the full control of the country by the American-NATO imperialists and the conversion of the Greek army into NATO division. The Souda, and Aktio military bases were fully utilized during the Arab-Israeli wars of 1967 and 1973 and during the recent imperialist wars against Yugoslavia and Iraq.

    The Greek people have struggled for decades to achieve the removal of the military bases from the country’s territory and the exit of Greece from the aggressive military NATO alliance.

    The Movement for the Reorganization of KKE (1918-1955) will actively take part in the anti-NATO demonstrations and rallies that will take place on April in various cities of Greece.

    The Movement for the Reorganization of KKE (1918-1955)

No comments: