Well, here’s definitive proof that a large organization can have a mind: NATO has clearly lost one.
NATO was supposed to “defend” Europe against the Soviet Union. A whole lot of people believed that, at least until the Soviet Union ended.
Then NATO was supposed to “defend” Europe against Iran. I think about 8 people believed that, not counting U.S. senators. But then Iran made a deal for the toughest inspections of its non-existent nuclear weapons program in the history of the world.
And NATO rushed to expand before anyone had the logical next thought, namely, Now what do we supposedly need NATO for?
NATO is now going to open headquarters in Bulgaria, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Estonia — all nations between Western Europe and Russia, all nations where the United States promised Russia NATO would never go, and all moves seen as threats by the Russian government. In fact, Russia is now putting (possibly nuclear) missiles into Kaliningrad and talking frequently about the growing likelihood of war with the United States.
The United States, for its part, is putting more nuclear weapons into Europe, arming its coup government in Ukraine, posturing over claims to the arctic (where it hopes to dig out more of the filthy fuels with which it has melted the arctic), and churning out anti-Russian propaganda by the boatload.