The promise was referred to within the minutes of a March 6, 1991 assembly of US, UK, French, and German diplomats.
Beneath is a tough transcript starting round 38′.
Kevin Barrett: Now we arrive on the challenge we talked about earlier, which is the smoking weapons proving that certainly Russia was promised that NATO wouldn’t increase even one inch eastward after the tip of the Chilly Conflict. Willy Wimmer, parliamentary secretary to Germany’s protection minister from 1985 to 1992, has been speaking about this.
After which the smoking gun doc (above) reveals clearly that this was the case. The promise was made, after which NATO shortly broke it—why, I’m not likely certain, Alan. I assume they wished to loot Russia’s pure sources.
Allan Sabrosky: Nicely, it was the type of factor the place we may do it. There was a drunken lout named Yeltsin as president of Russia, and there was little or no we couldn’t do. We plundered Russia economically and plundered it politically. Yeltsin was utterly incapable of responding in an efficient method to any growth of NATO past its borders. We may do it, and so we did.
Kevin Barrett: There’s obtained to be extra motivation than that. I believe it needed to do with grabbing Russia’s uncooked supplies.
Alan Sabrosky: Nicely, partly that. However much more than that, I believe a common concept was that the Soviet Empire had collapsed, and with that collapse, there was a chance to preclude any resurgence of Russian energy, the Soviet Union usually being seen as a recasting of the Russian empire—appropriate or not, that’s the way it was usually seen—and that that resurgence may very well be precluded by extending the frontiers of NATO. So we may do it, and there was an excellent purpose for doing it, politically, and Russia was too weak to do something to cease it.
Kevin Barrett: So having credibility by conserving your guarantees apparently wasn’t even a difficulty.
Alan Sabrosky: We weren’t a signatory.
Kevin Barrett: Proper, it by no means obtained signed in blood.
Alan Sabrosky: We weren’t there. It was the Soviet Union, Britain, Germany, and France. These had been the 4 powers. We weren’t concerned in it.
Kevin Barrett: As I recall, there may be proof of a US promise as effectively.
Alan Sabrosky: We had been an observer. It’s a fig leaf…
Kevin Barrett: It’s typical of the hypocrisy of the Western management as their commonplace working process.