NATO confirms Stoltenberg as next alliance leader

BRUSSELS Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:14am EDT

Norway's Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg laughs while listening to a question from the audience following his speech at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts September 25, 2013. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Norway's Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg laughs while listening to a question from the audience following his speech at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts September 25, 2013.

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO ambassadors chose former Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg as the next leader of the Western military alliance, NATO said on Friday.

He will take over as secretary-general from October 1, succeeding Anders Fogh Rasmussen, NATO said in a statement.

Rasmussen said on social media site Twitter that Stoltenberg was "the right man to build on NATO's record of strength and success" and said the Ukraine crisis showed the need for NATO to have continued strong and determined leadership.

(Reporting by Adrian Croft; editing by Philip Blenkinsop)

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PeterDow wrote:
The former Norwegian Kingdom Premier Jens Stoltenberg failed to defend Norway from the terrorist Breivik’s Oslo bombing and Ut√łya shootings. Never trust the King’s men!

The current NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen was a former Prime Minster of the Kingdom of Denmark who has lost NATO’s war on terror & Afghanistan-Pakistan mission to the Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence generals who sponsored Osama Bin Laden, Al Qaeda, the Taliban and other terrorist groups.

Rasmussen has demonstrated that a naive, corrupt ex-Prime Minister of a Kingdom is NOT a fit and proper person to serve as NATO Secretary General.

Royalists such as Rasmussen and Stoltenberg accept imposed monarchs and military dictators, and the chaos and terrorism which comes in their wake, rather than fighting for a democratic republic, so these royalists will mislead NATO to defeat in our Afghanistan – Pakistan mission and to defeat in the war on terror.

To end the Pakistani military dictatorship which dictates military policy to sponsor Al Qaeda, Taliban and other jihadi terrorism (behind the scenes of the window dressing of an elected but relatively powerless Pakistani government) NATO must kill the traitor Pakistani generals. However, the royalist Anders Fogh Rasmussen never has ordered assassination missions against Pakistani generals and I predict that the royalist Jens Stoltenberg never will, sadly.

To win the war on terror and our Afghanistan – Pakistan mission we need leadership from a REPUBLICAN A-team comprising I propose of Condoleezza Rice and myself Peter Dow as NATO Secretary General & Supreme Allied Commander Europe – I don’t mind which of the two us does what job but Condi is really the only person I’d be happy being deputy to or taking orders from, apart from the North Atlantic Council (NAC) which is NATO’s principal political decision making body.

Obviously, as a NATO leader I would take my directions from the NAC but in terms of me being supervised by a superior officer, I don’t see anyone but Condi measuring up to that task right now.

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