Yesterday on a friend’s facebook, I predicted The Trumoscowites would get rid of our NATO allies in favor of making Putin our preferred ally. It is now clear why Senator O’Connell did not sign that bill to increase funding to protect the Democrats from being hacked and attacked again. This Traitor does not want Americans to see Putin and the Russians as a threat like they were during the cold war, thus why give any NATO country our Tax Payer’s – TAXES?
I bet you the farmers who are being hurt by Trump&Putin’s trade war with China would like that NATO money – in their banks accounts, in order to save their family farms they want to pass down their children. Thanks to Putin and the might of his Christian Army, it looks like the former Reds have come to save the day!
This is what a coup’ looks like. With Britain out of the way, a English Speaking Nation, Americans will not associate with them like they used to. Who made the blueprint for this well thought out MASTER PLAN – Steve Bannon? Nope! He ain’t that smart. How about Putin’s staff and his army think tanks!
The Prophet, Herbert Armstrong, is turning over in his grave!
“It is actually offensive to assume that the U.S. taxpayer must continue to pay to have 50,000-plus Americans in Germany, but the Germans get to spend their surplus on domestic programs,” Grenell told the Germany press agency DPA this week, which the U.S. Embassy later tweeted.
Grenell also took to Twitter to criticize Germany’s lack of spending on defense.
“There are 34,000 U.S. troops in Germany protecting Germans and Europeans. I can tell you this: [journalist Roland Nelles] & [Der Spiegel magazine] are wrong. Americans don’t understand why Germany isn’t meeting its NATO obligations & helping the West. And they are growing very annoyed by it,” he said Thursday.
Der Spiegel correspondent Roland Nelles wrote last week that Americans “should not care much about whether or not Germany participates in the Iran mission,” this after Germany recently rejected a U.S. request to join a naval security mission to safeguard international transit through the Strait of Hormuz.
U.S. Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher also chimed in on Twitter, saying Poland meets its NATO requirements and would “welcome American troops in Poland.”
“Poland meets its 2% of GDP spending obligation towards NATO. Germany does not. We would welcome American troops in Germany to come to Poland,” she said.
U.S. President Donald Trump announced in June a deployment of 1,000 U.S. service members to Poland to provide “basing and infrastructure” to the 1,000 troops already stationed there. Poland officials have also touted a proposal to build a “Fort Trump” permanent U.S. military base in Poland, which Trump has expressed interest in but not committed to.
The NATO-Russia agreement from 1997 stipulates that NATO will carry out missions through reinforcement rather than “permanent stationing of substantial combat forces on the territory of new members,” including former Warsaw Pact countries such as Poland.
NATO member nations are required to contribute 2 percent of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to defense spending. The United States contributes the most, with an estimated 3.39 percent of its GDP spent on defense in 2018. It was estimated that Germany spent 1.23 percent of its GDP last year.
Trump has repeatedly criticized NATO members, specifically Germany, in the past for not stepping up to contribute more.
“We expect a growing number of nations to meet the minimum 2 [percent] of GDP requirement. To address today’s challenges, all members of the alliance must fulfill their obligations. They have no choice,” Trump said in June while visiting London and meeting with then-Prime Minister Theresa May, Reuters reported at the time.
Trump had expressed similar sentiments at a White House meeting in April with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
“We’ve worked together on getting some of our allies to pay their fair share. At some point, it’s going to have to go higher,” Trump said at the time.
“Germany is not paying their fair share,” the president had noted. “I have a great feeling for Germany, but they’re not paying what they should be paying. We’re paying for a big proportion of NATO, which is basically protecting Europe.”
Aug 8, 2019, 9:59 PMThere has been a change of those who guard us from our enemies, who are not Trump’s enemies. POTUS has declared war on the Democrats, and poor people of color.
Our Captain is unfit to command. He needs to leave the wheelhouse! The Caine Mutiny comes to mind.
I suspect Trump wants to go to war with Iran and have Russia be his only ally. Then he will begin a trade war with the European Union. Putin will want the Czech Republic back, and other Soviet Block nations. POTUS is an agent for Putin.
Aug 8, 2019, 9:40 PMrosamondpress.comBe on your guard, Europe. That dangerous lunatic believes he is a military genius, and will open up two fronts to prove it. https://rosamondpress.com/2018/08/25/i-write-and-play-to-win/