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Did Donald Trump Threaten To Quit NATO Today? Yes, Probably! No. Maybe!

"The NATO meeting was a little tough, for a little while."

"The NATO meeting was a little tough, for a little while."
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1 comment on “Did Donald Trump Threaten To Quit NATO Today? Yes, Probably! No. Maybe!

  1. Error404

    NATO is well past its sell-by date, and I suspect most non-elite Europeans see the US of A as more of a rogue state threat than Russia. And why the hell should we spend 4% – or even 2% – of GDP on ‘defence’ when what ‘defence’ actually means is war-mongering / creating failed states in MENA and making defence contractors’ executives even more obscenely rich than they already are by provoking utterly fabricated confrontations with Russia? Reminder: 1) Just the on-budget increase in DoD spending this year (ignoring all the off-budget stuff) approximates the entire Russian defence budget. 2) The US spends more on ‘defence’ each year than the next ten countries’ expenditures combined. Jeez, the biggest, richest, and most powerful empire in history – not to mention arguably one of the most aggressive – feels so threatened and insecure?

    Imagine how much further along you’d be in, say, medical research if you diverted just half of the trillion plus you waste every year trying to bludgeon ‘freedom and democracy’ into the rest of the world. Alternatively, you could always give it to the bankers again. Either way, bury NATO; it died a couple of decades ago and the corpse is beginning to rot. And after all, US corporations no longer need it to protect their European markets from Uncle Joe. DJT’s got their backs. Perhaps. Well OK, not H-D.

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