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Trump to meet European ‘allies’: EU raises own military while USA pays for NATO

President Trump will be winging his way to Europe next week, reportedly to demand that the leaders of the majority of  NATO member nations start kicking-in their previously agreed upon 2 percent of their GDP to their NATO commitment.

To date, only the United States, the United Kingdom, Greece and Estonia have paid their dues in full.

In fact, it’s been the US that’s been doing all the heavy lifting.

Despite the US being just a single member, American taxpayer pays between one-fifth to one-fourth the total operating costs to protecting Europe from a possible Russian invasion.

Just in Fiscal Year 2010 alone, the United States dropped nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars on NATO ($711.8 million).

The number of American troops permanently stationed in Europe is usually between 60,000 – 65,000.

In the meantime, the EU has nearly 2 million active duty personnel in uniform.

At least on paper, the other 28 member nation of NATO are suppose to fight with the United States against the decades-old fear of an invasion from the Soviet Union/Russia.

How soon before French or German troops are marching down Whitehall to “keep the peace”?

Despite the American largess, the powers to be in Berlin, Paris, London and all the other leaders of the EU (European Union) have decided to stand-up their own EU military.

But the EU’s secret plan is just don’t call it a military.

Not to be confused with the Justice League or the Legion of Doom, the EU army shall be known forevermore as the European External Action Service (EEAS).

Even our stalwart British allies, who voted to leave the EU not all that long ago,  have verified they’ll saddle-up with Team Euro Excitement Squad (or whatever the hell they’re called).

Dutch warship under the command of the French Navy to intercept Somali pirates in the waters off Africa.

In spite of the EU swearing up and down they have no intention of starting a standing army for the European, there are 18 “Battlegroups”. Examples include;

  • The Nordic Battlegroup (Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, Ireland and Norway)
  • Battlegroup 42 (United Kingdom, Lithuania, Latvia, Sweden and the Netherlands)
  • The Balkan Battlegroup (Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Cyprus and Ukraine)
  • Visegrád Battlegroup (Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Ukraine)

Speaking strictly for myself, if the member nations of the EU so desire to create their own armed forces, that’s their call. But for the life of me, I just don’t understand why we continue to pump billions of dollars for the defense of Europe, especially in light that the Berlin Wall came down decades ago.

Maybe President Trump will fix that once and for all.

Turkey: Successful Coup Underway at NATO Allied Nation

Successful coup in Turkey.
Successful coup in Turkey.

One of the most strategically situated NATO member nations has American-made F-16 fighter-bomber jets streaking low over Istanbul and Ankara. Not ending there, troops, tanks and armored personnel carriers are also patrolling the streets throughout the nation’s capital city of Ankara. Continue reading Turkey: Successful Coup Underway at NATO Allied Nation

German Federal Army quits NATO exercise, exceeded ‘overtime’ limits

german276Once one of the most feared military machines in the history of warfare, the army of the German nation has figuratively dropped its weapons and retreated to their tents for nap time in a recent NATO combat exercise in Norway. As reported by Justin Huggler of Britain’s the Telegraph news service on Apr. 10, 2016, and also by Tom Batchelor of yet another British newspaper The Express on Apr.11, 2016, newly mandated overtime rules dictate that the Bundeswehr (Federal Army) can only actually be on duty a mere 41-hours per seven day period. Continue reading German Federal Army quits NATO exercise, exceeded ‘overtime’ limits

The Russian-Iranian-Syrian mutual defense treaty the Western media forgot about

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As every armchair historian knows, in 1914 a set of second and third rate nations drew the globe’s superpowers into the First World War. Closer to present day, Western Asia is a similar tangle of treaties and mutual defense pacts in which a single amateurish diplomatic decision or military misstep could conceivably result in a much, much wider war. Continue reading The Russian-Iranian-Syrian mutual defense treaty the Western media forgot about

Italy preps for 9/11-style suicide attack, jihadists have 11 jetliners

The 2014 capture of airliners by Jihadists.
The 2014 capture of airliners by Jihadists.

In the wake of Islamic Jihadists almost completely overrunning Libya, the same terrorists have threatened to attack the nearest European nation, specifically, the Italian Republic. As reported by the Breitbart.com news portal on Feb. 19, 2015, the descendants of the Roman Empire are preparing for the distinct possibly of a 9/11 redux, complete with stolen jetliners.

Continue reading Italy preps for 9/11-style suicide attack, jihadists have 11 jetliners