NATO has been under fire for reportedly creating a narrative that pushes Russia into a corner and encouraging the idea that it is a world threat. However, Russia is not sitting idly as the alliance’s secrets are reportedly seeping into Vladimir Putin’s hands, which could be in favor of the latter. Will tensions push to a new a high?
NATO’s Crime of Aggression Can Kill All Parties
The NATO communiqué issued following the Warsaw summit could be considered a direct evidence the alliance is conspiring to resort to acts of aggression against Russia. However, a tricky part of the situation is that the same line of thought could get NATO leaders in trouble.
According to a piece from Christopher Black for Global Research, “a conspiracy by the NATO leaders to commit acts of aggression against Russia, and would be the subject of an indictment of the International Criminal Court against the leaders of the NATO military alliance.”
Furthermore, if people would consider the following Article 8bis of the Rome Statute:
“For the purpose of this Statute, ‘crime of aggression’ means the planning, preparation, initiation or execution, by a person in a position effectively to exercise control over or to direct the political or military action of a State, of an act of aggression which by its character, gravity and scale, constitutes a manifest violation of the Charter on the United Nations.”
However, jurisdiction is the tricky part in this situation. The report does argue that “NATO leaders, each and every one, and the entire general staffs of the armed forces of each and every NATO country” could be considered guilty in trying to crime of aggression.
Some analysts pointed out that if NATO pushes Russia into a corner, the latter could retaliate dangerously. Russia warned that it is prepared to use nuclear weapons if necessary, but this does not only put NATO and the U.S. at risk; Russia risks annihilation as well. Some argue that Russia would risk being wiped out as well instead of being conquered.
Russia Spying on NATO?
Vladimir Putin is a calculating player, and Defense Secretary Michael Fallon revealed that Russia is getting intelligence on NATO’s secrets, as reported by Mirror. Intelligence files of the alliance have found their way into Putin’s hands and what many regarded as secret before is no longer well kept from their perceived enemies.