July 12, 2018
I still don’t understand one single benefit that exists from the US being a part of NATO.
Our army is bigger than every army in the world combined. We are not your daddy, Mama Merkel.
We are not anyone’s daddy.
If we ally with Russia, we can dominate the globe easily.
I was hoping for a full pull-out.
President Donald Trump said NATO allies had committed to raising their defense spending beyond 2 percent on Thursday morning, following a flurry of public diatribes against key members of the 29-nation bloc.
“NATO is much stronger now than it was two days ago,” Trump told reporters in Brussels, shortly after he had prompted an unscheduled crisis meeting among the group’s members.
The U.S. president claimed NATO allies had made unprecedented commitments to increase spending on their own defense, before adding he believed he could pull out of the group without Congressional approval.
However, he added this would be “unnecessary” because allies had agreed to increase their defense spending.
The mood music of this year’s NATO summit is contrasting sharply to previous international gatherings. They were once seen as relatively routine affairs, with member nations uniting to say the alliance had never been stronger and all pledging to continue to work together.
Nonetheless, tensions in the Belgian capital city had been particularly high this week, not least because many envoys were unsure over America’s ongoing commitment to its Western allies.
Ahead of the summit, expectations of significant progress over defense spending were not particularly high. That’s because the broader U.S.-European relationship has already been soured by Trump’s trade tariffs, his withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and a rocky first meeting with NATO leaders in 2017.
NATO is an obsolete organization.
The cold war is over.
What we need is a NPTO – WITH RUSSIA.
They are an actual world power and thus worth being allies with.
NATO is fully on notice.
So I guess he needed to do this last little bit.
But this shouldn’t go on forever.
The EU can get their own army, fight their own war with Russia. These people are fucking insane, and that has nothing at all to do with us.