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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

British PM: Trump got action at NATO

England is one of five of the 28 members of NATO who keeps the promise of spending at least 2 percent of their GDP on defense. Naturally the British are upset by the treaty violators.

President Trump called out the frenemies.

British Prime Minister Theresa May applauded him.

"We share his view that we want to see allies all stepping up to meet the commitment they gave at the summit in Wales in 2014 to spend 2% of their GDP on defence and 20% of that on equipment," May told Parliament on Monday.

"It’s something we meet and a limited number of other members of NATO meet, including the United States of America. [Trump’s] making this point about burden-sharing has made a difference.

"Just in the last year we’ve seen an extra $41 billion added to defence budgets across the NATO allies and there was a real sense at this summit, following the discussion that he initiated, that we would see people not just stepping up in terms of going to meet their 2%, but seeing that there was an increased urgency in doing this."

Good for Britain.

But why are we in NATO?

If Germany won't defend Germany, why should we?

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14 comments:

  1. “Trump got action at NATO”

    Couldn’t have been with Merkel or May. Trump’s got self-respect.

    So I’m figuring that Croatian President, huh?

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    1. Heh. I bet Don knew what he was doing there.

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  2. Germany has submitted itself to the EU masters for governance. The dictatorship of the EU wants to blend into the Russian coalition and create a United European Union, so any attempt to defend the nations of what was Europe is a bad thing.

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    1. Germany is the EU. This means they won WW2 without firing a shot.

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    2. I think you're right. In making themselves almost totally dependent on Russia they hope to make Russia totally dependent upon themselves.

      The states of Durope as a whole are weaker than they have ever been historically. Having Russia in their sphere of influence would give them access to power in more ways than simple economics. And if they are unsuccessful it is only a matter of time before they are eclipsed and their union is meaningless and falls apart completely.

      This is why they want so badly for us to have poor relations with the bear.

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    3. Europe, not Durope.

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    4. Gee, I corrected myself. Does this mean I qualify as an orange dotard?

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    5. Durope sounds about right! Covfefe to you Doc.

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  3. Not so much that Germany will not defend itself as much as -- Germany is effectively safe from Russia because the Russians will not bite the hand that feeds them.

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    1. If you count on Russia to NOT "bite the hand that feeds them," you need to look at your hole card.

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  4. Another of the Lefties' talking points goes BOOM!

    You are my main man when it comes to Internet goodies.

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  5. How much strategic value does NATO still have? The next European war, if there is one, will likely be very different from WW2. NATO has symbolic value, perhaps enough to forestall a war in the near future, but for how long? It's time for a public appraisal of our long standing commitment of armed forces in Europe.

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  6. The US should have its EU bases on the border states:
    Poland, Estonia, Slovakia (?) that are willing to accept US forces and bases and cash from military and extra training exercises.


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    1. Hear hear Tom. Tell Deutschland we’re gonna send Vinny and Guido over to break Angela’s kneecaps if she don’t start ponying up.

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