Новое НАТО и его новые враги

ПРАГА: Мы живем в знаменательное время - время, которое проверяет нашу способность справляться с широким кругом новых угроз человечеству, - угроз не только нашей безопасности, но также нашей окружающей среде и нашей цивилизации вообще. Эти угрозы накладывают большую ответственность не только на НАТО и его новых членов, включая мою страну, Чешскую Республику, но и на весь род человеческий.

Шестьдесят лет спустя вторжения в нашу страну гитлеровского вермахта и тридцать один год после того, как армии Варшавского Договора сокрушили Пражскую Весну, наша безопасность становится неотъемлимым компонентом безопасности всего евро-атлантического мира. Опасность того, что чехи в очередной раз могли бы стать жертвой агрессора, напавшего бы в уверености, что демократический мир в ответ не пошевелит и пальцем, безвозвратно ушла в прошлое.

Хотя прямая угроза вторжения и оккупации ослабла, силы зла все еще маячат перед нами, и им необходимо противостоять. Но сегодня гораздо сложнее, чем вчера, осознать и полностью понять врага, которому противостоит альянс НАТО, хотя его основы ужасно знакомы. В который раз питательной средой для агрессии является этническая ненависть. В одной упряжке с расовым неистовством идет религиозный и/или идеологический фанатизм. Эти патологии подпитываются энергией в обездоленных обществах, в который абсолютное отчаяние оставляет людей в безнадежном положении, без веры в окружающее общество или цивилизацию.

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