WARZONE. According to documents from NATO and the US, there were promises not to move eastwards. Documents before the end of the Warsaw Pact confirm that any future NATO or US influences over East European politics will not be sought.
By Hans Myrebro
These were real documented guarantees, from the Western side.
”This US Embassy Bonn cable reporting back to Washington details both of Hans-Dietrich Genscher´s proposals – that NATO would not expand to the east, and that the former territory of the GDR in a united Germany would be treated differently from other NATO territory?”
Source: US Department of State. FOIA Reading Room. Case F-2015 10829, 1990-02-01
”Baxter tells Soviet foreign minister; A neutral Germany would undoubtedly acquire its own independent nuclear capability. However, a Germany that is firmly anchored in a changed NATO by that I mean a NATO that is far less of a military organization much more of a political one, would have no need for an independent capability. There would, of course, have to be iron-clad guarantees that NATO´s jurisdiction or forces would not move eastward.”
Source: US Department of State, FOIA 199504567 (National Security Archive Flashpoints Collection, Box 38) 1990-02-09
”The key exchange takes place when Baker asks whether Gorbachev would prefer a united Germany outside of NATO, absolutely independent and without American troops; or a united Germany keeping its connections with NATO, but with the guarantee that NATO´s jurisdiction or troops will not spread east of the present boundary…
Turning to German unification, Baker assured Gorbachev that neither the President nor I intend to extract any unilateral advantages from the processes that are taking place and that the Americans understand the importance for the USSR and Europé of guarantees that not an inch of NATO´s present military jurisdiction will spread in an eastern direction.”
Source: Gorbachev Foundation Archive, Fond 1 Opis 1. 1990-02-09
From these documents, you can easily ascertain, that the Secretary-General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, who has told the world that NATO never talked about not expanding eastwards, lacks historical knowledge. He thereby avoids stepping away from what seems to be a king’s road for NATO. Stoltenberg leans on lies, treachery, and historical ignorance.
By Hans Myrebro, more about this catastrophic US/NATO politics you can find in ”NATO ett monster på Katastrofkurs” on Historisktkorrekt.se