Friday, July 15, 2011

NATO Press release, July 15

The NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen visited Istanbul on 15 July 2011 and attended the meeting of the International Contact Group for Libya. During the meeting, the Secretary General said that NATO NATO is supportive of all efforts to find a political solution to the Libya crisis and commended the initiative to develop a roadmap.

“I need to underline that any ceasefire among the parties would have to be credible, verifiable and with clear conditions” the Secretary General said. “Otherwise, we would risk a rebound of the violence.”

The Secretary General stressed that NATO remains committed to protect the Libyan people and this is what the United Nations Security Council has asked the Alliance to do. He highlighted that as long as the Qadhafi regime continues to attack and threaten its own people, NATO’s mission will continue.

The Secretary General also met with Prime Minister Recep Tayip Erdogan and with Minister of Foreign Affairs Ahmet Davutoglu.

The Secretary General commended Turkey for its efforts to find a political solution to the conflict that accommodates the legitimate aspirations of the people of Libya. The Secretary General also strongly condemned the terrorist attack that killed 13 Turkish soldiers in Dyiarbakir province yesterday.

Editor: This is rather interesting. NATO is now morphing into a political entity as well as military one headed up by a former Danish politician:

"Anders Fogh Rasmussen, born 26 January 1953) is a Danish politician, and the 12th and current Secretary General of NATO.[1] Rasmussen served as Prime Minister of Denmark from November 27, 2001 to April 5, 2009. Anders Fogh Rasmussen was the leader of the Liberal Party (Venstre), and headed a right-wing coalition with the Conservative People's Party which took office in 2001, and won its second and third terms in February 2005 and in November 2007."

The question is: Whose servant is Anders Fogh Rasmussen?

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