why couldn’t it be someone else BUT rasmussen? (NATO)


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why do people put either the wrong, dumbass or ineffective individuals in power (for example un secretary-general ban ki-moon, ex-us president george w bush, and now) anders rasmussen as the secretary general for nato…

this was the ex-danish prime minister who was for the publishing of the prophet muhammad (saw)’s controversial jllands-postens cartoons in the name of freedom of speech at the price of intolerance of muslims/Islam (so where does the whole notion of ‘minority’ aspect fit in this so-called fabulous notion of democracy that he was defending)…whilst in government wanted to curb non-eca immigration (basically any non-white or muslim immigration) and backed the 2003 iraqi war even though he knew from reports that iraq had no wmd’s…this was what he said:

“Iraq has WMDs. It is not something we think, it is something we know. Iraq has itself admitted that it has had mustard gas, nerve gas, anthrax, but Saddam won’t disclose. He won’t tell us where and how these weapons have been destroyed. We know this from the UN inspectors, so there is no doubt in my mind.”

and now he’s head of nato…the chaos won’t end but it’ll only further continue with this man leading nato -especially when he has to deal with a lot of muslim countries needing to rescue…



Thursday, August 06, 2009
12:01 Mecca time, 09:01 GMT

New Nato chief visits Afghanistan

 Nato’s new secretary general has pledged to strengthen military efforts against the Taliban in Afghanistan.

Anders Fogh Rasmussen made the comment upon arrival in Kabul, the Afghan capital, on Wednesday, in his first trip to the country since taking over as head of the Western military alliance.

The new Nato leader said “pragmatic steps” were needed to improve Afghan security, and that if it took “talks with a number of groups within the Afghan society, I am ready to do that”.

But he said: “I think it is a prerequisite that the Afghan government can conduct the talks and negotiations from a position of strength. There is no alternative whatsoever to continued and strengthened military efforts.”

‘Pragmatic steps’

Al Jazeera’s James Bays, reporting from Kabul, said: “This news conference and this visit comes just 48 hours into his new job, and he said that was very significant … and that he saw Afghanistan as his very top priority”.

Rasmussen, a former Danish prime minister, was also due to meet US General Stanley McChrystal, the commander of international forces, during his visit.

He was also expected to hold talks with Kai Eide, the UN special representative, and visit troops appointed to carry out construction work in the provinces, Nato said.

Rasmussen has said he wants Afghan forces to take responsibility for security in the country within the next five years.

In his first major speech as the military alliance’s head on Monday, Rasmussen said Nato would be there to support Afghans when they assume control from the US-led military operation in Afghanistan for “as long as it takes”.

But he said doing so means “helping them stand on their own feet”.

Nato took over some operations in Afghanistan six years ago, but a rising number of civilian casualties because of attacks by western forces has fuelled Afghan anger.

Rasmussen took up his new post on August 1, assuming control from the Netherland’s Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, who held the role since 2004.

~ by nursheikha on August 7, 2009.

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