Montenegro vs. NATO Makes News

November 16th, 2022 - by David Swanson / World BEYOND War

Struggle to Protect Montenegran Mountains
From NATO Finally Making it into Media Outlets

David Swanson / World BEYOND War

(November 14, 2022) — For years we’ve been screaming at the tops of our lungs the story of the people of Montenegro putting their bodies on the line to save their mountain plateau from the creation of a military training ground for NATO. (Sign the petition.)

Finally, we’re seeing the story in a few media outlets.

Saving a Mountain in Montenegro

Not only have these media outlets finally, finally, finally noticed that Sinjajevina exists, but they’ve done so without even bothering with the pretense that the military training ground desired by the government of Montenegro (or some elements thereof) is for the Montenegran military which would get lost in a small corner of it. Instead the fact that NATO is demanding this new base for itself is simply openly acknowledged.

And not a moment too soo, with NATO threatening to attempt war preparations training in Montenegro in May.

The people there will not stand for it.

They’ve done everything people can do to prevent atrocities in democracies. They’ve won over public opinion. They’ve elected officials promising to protect their mountains. They’ve lobbied, protested, and made themselves into human shields. They show no signs of planning to give up, much less to believe the UK that mountain destruction is environmentalism, never mind believing NATO that it’s coming to destroy their homes for the cause of spreading democracy.

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David Swanson is an author, activist, journalist, and radio host. He is executive director of and campaign coordinator for Swanson’s books include War Is A Lie. He blogs at and He hosts Talk World Radio. He is a Nobel Peace Prize nominee, and U.S. Peace Prize recipient. Follow him on Twitter: @davidcnswanson and FaceBook, and sign up for: Activist alerts. Articles. David Swanson news. World Beyond War news.