NATO meets in Chicago, citizens protest
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) meets for the 25th time in Chicago, with heads of state and heads of government convening to discuss an agenda of the Middle East, nuclear weapons, Russia, and the war in Afghanistan.
The member states of NATO (Albania,Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States) were in attendance, represented by their respective headsof states or heads of government.
Several non-member states were represented at the summit as well, namely Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Australia, Finland, Georgia, Ireland, Jordan, Pakistan and Ukraine.
The Occupy movement as well as anti-globalization groups have also gathered in Chicago to protest NATO and the alliance's activities. Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel is responding by ramping up the police presence in the city, especially with fears of terrorist attacks.
As an individual at large I wonder why the media did not report the motives of the protestrers over NATO's meeting. Also the current objectives of NATO where initially Russia was a member.
By observation, NATO has in the last decade a worldwide conglomerate of warring block retaliating against terrorist by over throwing the Taliban government in Afghanistan and introducing democracy system of government, the invasion of Iraq in search of weapons of mass destructions and over throwing President Saddam government and perhaps the engineer towards the overall political unrest in the Middle East.
What if there is really a weapon of mass destruction that is overlook and/or being ignored? NATO as a notable group of developed nations could get everyone killed.