Noam Chomsky believes that NATO expansion and US quest for hegemony has put the world in a situation so unstable where any accidental interaction could result in a nuclear war.
'New NATO aims to control the world'
The "new NATO" that emerged after the Soviet Union collapsed is basically a US-run intervention force, with a completely different mission as compared to the original, Chomsky tells RT's Sophie&Co.
"In fact, one might ask why NATO even continued to exist," he said. "The official justification for NATO was that its purpose was to defend Western Europe from Russian hordes who might attack Western Europe."
With no more "Russian threat", the natural conclusion in the 90s would be to disband the alliance, but instead the opposite happened – against all agreements NATO expanded all the way towards the Russian borders.