Veteran Intelligence Professionals Petition Chancellor Merkel on NATO
ABOVE: (Click image for LA TIMES article) The July NATO summit in Warsaw with, from left, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, UK Prime Minister David Cameron, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, US President Obama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande. (Susan Walsh / Associated Press)
Date: 18 July 2014
President Obama departed the July 2016 NATO Summit with little accomplished. Afghanistan involvement and NATO build-up continues.
Escalation along the Western Europe / Russian border, which is fast becoming a new "Theater of Operation" to both sides is of growing concern to several NATO Allies and independent intelligence think-tanks. German Chancellor Angela Merkel was urged to support a tempering of NATO’s stance in Eastern Europe by the Steering Group of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS).
A short list of some of the VIPS petitioners include former high-ranking and reputable personnel including:
Mr. McGovern is noteworthy. From WIKIPEDIA: "During a speech on February 16, 2011, at George Washington University by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton he stood silently with his back turned during her remarks, leading to his arrest for disorderly conduct... ....The charges were subsequently dropped."
BELOW: US Patriot Air Defence Missile System. Click for CONSORTIUM NEWS article.