RFK Jr Says NATO Should Be Disbanded

“If you treat somebody like your enemy. It’s a self-fulfilling prophecy. They’e going to become your enemy,” says Democrat presidential candidate.

Democrat presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. argued for NATO to be dissolved because its existence threatens global peace.

“It is insane to even keep NATO going. Russia lost the cold war. The people who run Russia are people who we want running Russia. Let’s help them the way we did Germany and Japan after that war with the Marshall plan. That’s not what we did,” Kennedy said during a fundraiser dinner on Tuesday.

Kennedy explained that the U.S. establishment’s hostile attitude toward Russia over the years and NATO’s deliberate expansion led to the current conflict in Ukraine.

“If you treat somebody like your enemy. It’s a self-fulfilling prophecy. They’re going to become your enemy. I certainly would not have moved NATO to the east if I had been president,” Kennedy said.

Kennedy’s NATO position closely resembles former President Donald Trump’s stance on the alliance.

Trump had been openly critical of NATO while he was president and reportedly suggested the U.S. should withdraw from the bloc in 2019.

Fearing a second Trump term would harken the end of NATO, Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.) introduced a bill earlier this month that would prevent the president from withdrawing from NATO without congressional approval.

Other politicians outside the U.S. have also spoken out against NATO, such as German MP Sevim Dağdelen, who recently gave a speech in the German Bundestag as the NATO summit in Vilnius, Lithuania took place.

“It is high time to dissolve this murderous military pact,” she said. “After 75 years, it is time for the USA to withdraw its troops, including nuclear weapons, from Germany.”

Notably, dozens of other political parties who are specifically opposed to NATO have sprung up across Europe over the last 25 years, and its influence was greatly undermined during the Ukraine conflict.

That didn’t stop Joe Biden from claiming last week that NATO was “more unified than ever” shortly after failing to secure Ukraine’s bid to join the alliance.

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