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Donald Trump to push NATO on Military Spending

Thursday, July 12th 2018 - 05:22 UTC
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Amid tense relations with some NATO members and conflictive economic relations with China due the “America First” policy, United States President Donald Trump criticized European Allies on Wednesday in Brussels. Read full article


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  • DemonTree

    A stupid idea, but it's probably just a negotiating ploy.

    I don't think Germany are gonna be cutting their ties to Russia anytime soon, knowing America can't be trusted to keep their promises. Trump won't even enforce the sanctions the Republican Congress voted for.

    Jul 12th, 2018 - 01:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    Perhaps Russia would a good alternative defense partner for Europe.

    Jul 12th, 2018 - 04:01 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • YourWorseNightmare

    Trump is working hard to get the USA out of NATO and he's well down the trail to success. In a few years we'll be out.

    The United States has acquired a number of parasites. The first was the UK

    Trump is now shucking off these parasites - the UK is the first.

    Sit back and watch the show.

    Jul 13th, 2018 - 03:05 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • :o))

    REF: “pushing NATO on Military Spending”:

    For what?

    For an Arms-Race with Russia/China?

    No matter how much NATO whines; with the Oil-Supplying pipelines; Russia has the Europeans by their balls.

    It's practically impossible for the NATO to face Russia or China in a war - conventional &/or cyber - on any soil. A war which already is lost even before it begins!

    A war with China could also be economy-based. With the Chinese Products+Services reaching their doorstep - quickly & cheaply - by rail/roads; Europe has no other better alternative than China as a major supplier.

    China is virtually surrounding the NATO - geographically - by making their presence felt in each & every continent and is particularly next door to the USA; by gathering strength in Latin America [Venezuela].

    Both Russia & China have repeatedly crossed the so-called “Red-Line” on a number of occasions and still, the US+EU did nothing much besides protesting to the UN.

    Increasing the Military Spending to combat terrorism? Maybe. Combat? Yes. Eliminate? NEVER!

    Increasing the Military Spending to combat Drugs+Arms Trafficking? To begin with, the USA+EU already ARE the biggest “importers” of Drugs and the major exporters of Arms to the Cartels. By increasing the budget; it is quite likely that The Cartels get even more affluent, more influential & more powerful. There already are ample cases to prove that each & every country is losing the war on drugs!

    So while increasing their budget; they also may have to look for a new enemy which definitely is unknown so far.

    Jul 13th, 2018 - 04:12 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • chronic

    A couple of interesting points.

    Europe is totally ineffectual. They did nothing for the balkans until Clinton interceded.

    And Europe did nothing about Russia's adventures in Syria, Ukraine or Crimea. Neither did Barack Hussein “REDLINE” Obamy.

    Jul 13th, 2018 - 04:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    “And Europe did nothing about Russia's adventures in Syria, Ukraine or Crimea. Neither did Barack Hussein “REDLINE” Obamy.”

    And neither has Trump done anything. Equally useless.

    Jul 13th, 2018 - 06:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    DT, why are you so ashamed of your birthplace?

    Jul 13th, 2018 - 07:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • :o))

    Ever wondered why D. T. had a generous change of heart [+ a change of his soiled undy] and decided NOT to attack Venezuela after all?

    With Russia+China solidly behind [plans to reap harvests] Venezuela; who would dare to attack Venezuela? No wonder he couldn't justify his soiled undy!

    Jul 13th, 2018 - 07:56 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • chronic

    DT, US did whack a few hundred ruskie mercenaries recently and the US has destroyed a substantial amount of Putin's material and weapons systems in Syria.

    What would be the specific benefit for MAGA or the US in taking a larger role in thwarting russia's aspirations?

    Jul 13th, 2018 - 08:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    Exactly. Trump has just tinkered around the edges of the conflict, same as Obama, same as the EU. Obama was a right fool to declare red lines and fail to stick to them - never threaten what you can't deliver - but Putin is the only one doing anything substantial and the only one benefiting. What the US loses in power, he gains.

    Jul 14th, 2018 - 12:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    DT, you can have all the false bravado you so desire.

    It's time to show America the money.

    You're a clever lad even if your origin is steeped in shame.

    Stand an army up or let Putin have all of europe.

    Jul 14th, 2018 - 12:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    Ah, that's your way of saying I won this one. ;)

    I would never be ashamed of my origin, and I think it's funny you care so much. It's something I had zero control over, it's what you do with your life that counts. What are you doing with yours, Chronic?

    Jul 14th, 2018 - 05:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic


    DT, how embarrassing to be you - so shamed to confess the land of your origin.

    Jul 14th, 2018 - 06:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    chronic i.e pathological, YWN et al
    “so shamed to confess the land of your origin” You need to go back to your bedroom and replace those missing white sheets.
    “Trump is working hard to get the USA out of NATO and he's well down the trail to success”
    “...the United States has had to pay for them,” President Trump said in Brussels, mischaracterizing how the commitments for NATO military spending work.”
    Thats what happens when you're a moron whom the hired help always bails out. While he clomps around in his oversized shoes.
    Meanwhile, Angela Merkel said a while ago that she was fully prepared to discount any reliability on the US. Along with every other trading partner. The result will be a totally isolated US, careful what you wish for.
    I wouldn't rely on Trump to have any contingency plans or clear direction. He has the attention span of a five year old, and the intellectual capacity of an eight year old.

    Jul 15th, 2018 - 12:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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