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Wrecking NATO
American Thinker, by Shoshana Bryen

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Posted By:dvc, 7/11/2018 11:13:44 AM

The Washington Post headline blared, "Trump is bent on wrecking NATO. Prepare for catastrophe." The Post fears that President Trump´s diplomacy will benefit Vladimir Putin to the detriment of American and European interests. European Council president Donald Tusk sniped, "Dear America, appreciate your allies. After all, you don´t have that many." The NATO countries are, indeed, among America´s closest allies, but some of them appear more interested in oil, natural gas, and trade with Iran than in the Fulda Gap. Some of our "closest allies" have been working overtime to undermine America. If Mr. Trump is irritated with them, there

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I would submit that NATO members have essentially closed down their militaries and have no intent to remake them, made trade deals with Russia which are funding a Russian military buildup, and also put them at huge risk of being blackmailed by natural gas cutoffs if Putin needs them to do or not do something. They have made huge trade deals with Iran, the primary source of funding for Islamic terrorists, and intend to make it illegal for EU members to comply with sancitons on Iran.

Who is wrecking NATO?

Not Trump.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: dvc, 7/11/2018 11:15:51 AM     (No. 11690651)

And not to mention that Airbus is heavily subsidized by EU members to unfairly compete with Boeing, they sell huge amounts into the US market while having trade barriers against our cars and subsidies for their farmers to make US products unattractive economically.

Some allies.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: On fire, 7/11/2018 11:26:09 AM     (No. 11690665)

Pack up our German bases & move to Poland. Now.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: stablemoney, 7/11/2018 11:37:00 AM     (No. 11690676)

So what if NATO is wrecked? Would NATO ever defend the USA? No. Would Russia ever invade the EU? I don´t think so. Having looked at the crazy people in the EU, I think Russia is very glad not to have the problem.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: web, 7/11/2018 11:47:36 AM     (No. 11690694)

Why would Russia invade the EU? If Russia wants to see the EU destroyed, all they have to do is leave them alone. The EU is doing a very good job of wrecking their own societies.

We should not be funding the defense of these morons. If they want our assistance, just like the U.N., they need to pay their share of the costs.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: SALady, 7/11/2018 12:16:26 PM     (No. 11690731)

Trump knows that he is not going to a meeting with "equals".

He is the alpha male dog, and they are the rest of the pack.

He knows he has the power, and he will use it. That is why he is MAGA, and they are becoming third-world (insert word that rhymes with "hit") hole countries by allowing the mass invasion of muslims!!!!!

They need the USA far more than the USA needs any of them!!!!!!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: MDConservative, 7/11/2018 1:30:04 PM     (No. 11690813)

BULLETIN!!!!

The Cold War is over. We won. Still waiting for the peace dividend to be distributed.

Europe is re-living the 30´s. Merkel is one of many vying for the part of the 21st Century Chamberlain. Unlike Germany of the 30´s, today the nation really wants to behave militarily and prosper economically.

Russia is also a mere shadow of itself militarily. The notion of a rival "superpower" sells. The Soviets couldn´t move 15 miles with its crappy equipment and unenthused troops in the 80s. (The Soviet troops were more interested in trading uniform buttons for cigarettes. And one could see broken down equipment lining the E. German autobahns en route to Berlin.) Today´s example of Russian might is an aircraft carrier that doesn´t run under its own power, thought a sinking hazard.

It was a grand party while it lasted...but now it´s time to go. The USA doesn´t need the entanglements. Breaking those bonds and expenses will be a large part of MAGA.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter, 7/11/2018 2:13:24 PM     (No. 11690896)

We should just withdraw! Everything! The German Army is practicing with brooms for guns! Putin will sit back and encourage more Islamic entry into Europe until it is Lebanon all over again. Tossing Gays off buildings...stoning rape victims to death. It will be Glorious for Angela!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: bobgray2, 7/11/2018 3:32:45 PM     (No. 11691010)

Allies pull their own weight. If they can´t, they are a burden not an ally. If they depend on someone else to support them monetarily, then they are just very expensive pets. In this case pets that continue to bite the hand that feeds them.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: dvc, 7/11/2018 5:49:44 PM     (No. 11691157)

Russia took Crimea very easily, rolled over eastern Ukraine with minimal effort, in a couple of weeks. They took about 1/3 of Georgia in a couple days. They still hold all this, which emboldens them a LOT since there was essentially zero pushback from NATO. They are slowly increasing their holding in eastern Ukraine, mostly with local troops and them supplying guns and artillery, tanks.

They could take Estonia and Latvia with probably similar difficulty, although perhaps these countries are militarily in better condition than Germany and Britain, I am not sure. If they wanted to take a chunk of Germany, without us the Germans would be destroyed in a couple of weeks. Ten or twenty flyable fighters is NOT an air defense.

Depending on the good intentions of your enemy is not a plan, it is suicide. Those who think that Russia is a paper tiger are sadly mistaken. Unfortunately, so many also take the other view, that the Russians and their weapons are ten feet tall and unbeatable. Neither view is true, and it is correct that Russia is far weaker than they used to be, but so are all the European countries, proportionally far, far weaker.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: watashiyo, 7/11/2018 6:57:53 PM     (No. 11691226)

Let EU defend their own and stay with those countries who really welcomes us. Friends come and go. In the end, only a handful will remain loyal and faithful. Let Russia take over the entire Europe, Iran the entire Middle East and China the entire Far East. Until then, they´ll never know how good things were when America was their ally.

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