It looks that even mainstream think tanks, supporting the NATO, don’t care about providing real facts about the military bloc.
On July 12, Stratfor, often described as a CIA-linked organization, released a map designed to show NATO member states and years when they joined the alliance. The only problem that the map includes mistakes obvious for any informed person:
- According to the map, the German Democratic Republic (GDR), also known as East Germany, joined the NATO in 1982. The GDR has never been a NATO member state.
- Slovenia, a NATO member state since 2004, is shown by Stratfor as a neutral country.
- The map says that Spain joined the NATO in 1990. Indeed, Spain joined the bloc in 1982.
- Strtfor also failed to mention Montenegro as a NATO member. The country joined the bloc in 2017.
These mistakes were obsviously noted by Twitter users. However, Stratfor has ingored the feedback so far.