Poland seeking permanent American military base, willing to pay US $2 billion

Perhaps it’s time to pull the plug on our permanent military bases in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Bulgaria, Norway, Portugal, and Italy.

After all, they won’t even kick-in their fair share (and previously agreed upon) two percent of their GDP to their defense budgets.

Polish soldier.

To add insult to injury, American troops from the US Air Force detachment at Lajes Airbase in the Azores Islands, Portugal, to the soldiers and sailors assigned to the US Army Garrison in Stuttgart, Germany, to the US Marines stationed at the Royal Norwegian Air Force base in far-off Værnes, our servicemen stationed in Europe

are literally dropping millions of dollars worth of their paychecks every month in to above named nation’s economies.

As noted in a May, 10, 2018 report by the AtlanticCouncil.org, the official who’s been naughty and nice list is as follows;

Aside from the United States, only five allies met or exceeded the 2-percent guideline in 2017: Estonia, Greece, Poland, Romania, and the United Kingdom. Moreover, of NATO’s “big five” European allies, only the United Kingdom pipped the 2-percent post and only barely at that, with 2.14 percent of GDP.

The others are well below that: France at 1.79 percent; Germany at 1.22 percent; Italy at 1.13 percent, and Spain at a miserable 0.92 percent. Only Belgium (0.91 percent) and Luxembourg (0.44 percent) did worse than Spain, though Luxembourg can be forgiven as it has virtually no army and thus tends to provide cash as its main support to the military operations of NATO as well as the EU.

Just when it seems the entire Western World is slouching towards Gomorrah and America is without a single friend, along comes Poland.

As reported by The Daily Caller, the Warsaw government would very much like for the Americans to stay on a permanent basis, and their willing to pay quite a bit of money to prove it;

Poland is willing to pay the U.S. up to $2 billion for the installment of a permanent American military base in the nation, according to a document Polish news portal Outlet obtained.

“This proposal outlines the clear and present need for a permanent U.S. armored division deployed in Poland, Poland’s commitment to provide significant support that may reach $1.5-2 billion by establishing joint military installations and provide for more flexible movement of U.S. forces,” the Polish defense ministry states in the document.

The ministry goes a step further in trying to coax the U.S. into agreeing to the terms, adding it is willing “to share the burden of defense spending, make the decision more cost-effective for the U.S. government and allay any concerns for Congress in uncertain budgetary times.”

United Nations: Who stood with us; who spit in our faces; who (conveniently) ‘abstained’

0323unhumanrightsIn an “emergency meeting” the General Assembly of the United Nations voted overwhelmingly to condemn the American decision to relocate the US embassy from Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem.

  • Never mind that it’s none of the UN’s business where the United States places any of its embassies
  • Never mind that the United States gives far more to the UN’s coffers than any other member nation
  • Never mind that not a single one of our NATO alleged “allies” voted with us
  • Never mind that Israel captured East Jerusalem after they were attacked by a Arab-Muslim nation

With the obvious exception of the United States voting against its own condemnation, the remaining eight nations voting against the resolution have a combined square mile area roughly the size of North and South Carolina combined.

But then again, most UN member states would face an uphill battle to qualify for an American area code.

  • One hundred and twenty eight countries voted in favor condemning the United States
  • Nine countries voted against
  • Thirty five abstained
  • Twenty one nations didn’t even bother to show up for the vote

Yet in a strange sort of way, the abstaining and absent nations very well may have been paying attention to Amb. Haley’s promise that the United States would remember who voted to condemn their sugar daddy.

The Trumping of American Energy – Auto Fuel Made from Coal and Wood

Farm vehicle that runs on woodgas. Technology for sythfuel from coal nearly a century old. (Wiki)
Farm vehicle that runs on woodgas. Technology for synfuel from coal nearly a century old. (Wiki)

Coal fields aren’t just for Appalachia anymore. From the North Slope of Alaska to the Florida Panhandle, from central California to Rhode Island, the United States is sitting atop trillions, if not quadrillions of dollars worth of the famed greasy rock. Continue reading “The Trumping of American Energy – Auto Fuel Made from Coal and Wood”

Anna Kooiman resigns from Fox News, leaves United States

Kooiman headed Down Under (photo: Pinterest).
Kooiman headed Down Under (photo: Pinterest).

Sadly for every red-blooded American male from sea to shining sea, Anna Kooiman is leaving Fox News. But grab a second crying towel, guys. She’s also leaving the good ol’ US of A. But America’s loss is Australia’s gain. Continue reading “Anna Kooiman resigns from Fox News, leaves United States”

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 American and British treaty with Ukraine brought to light

Despite a handful of Western media outlets claiming a relatively unknown treaty binding the United States and Great Britain to the defense of the Ukraine may lead to armed conflict with Russia, a closer look indicates American and British intervention may not be in the offing, as reported by the right-of-center The American Spectator and France24.com on Mar. 3, 2014; and London’s The Telegraph and The Daily Mail on Feb. 28, 2014.

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Former President Yulia Tymoshenko.

Continue reading “The American and British treaty with Ukraine brought to light”

China threatens Japan: Will ‘enforce’ control of disputed airspace

Japanese citizens stand up for their nation.
Japanese citizens stand up for their nation.

“This follows a pattern of fumbled reactions by the Obama administration…”

War clouds are gathering in the East China Sea as the Beijing government as sent a none-too-veiled threat towards Tokyo over the now disputed international airspace, as well as airspace over sovereign Japanese soil at the very south of the East Asian nation, as reported by The Washington Free Beacon on Dec. 3, 2013.

The communist super-power has decided to flex its muscles by claiming hundreds of square miles of international airspace at the geographic juncture of southern Japan, northern Taiwan and eastern China.

Continue reading “China threatens Japan: Will ‘enforce’ control of disputed airspace”

Getting China’s attention: A nuclear-armed Japanese and South Korean alliance

A Japanese sailor and ROK Marine.
A Japanese sailor and ROK Marine.

As China rattles sabers over its newly claimed airspace in the East China Sea directly over Japanese sovereign soil, as reported by the Israeli news portal Arutz Sheva on Dec. 2, 2013, one thing that many international watchers agree would rattle China’s cage would be a militarily-allied and nuclear-armed Japan and Republic of Korea (ROK).

Especially a nuclear Japan and ROK independent of any U.S. military control.

Tensions are still running high since China claimed international airspace over Japan’s  Senkaku Islands, the southernmost of the 3,000 islands comprising the Japanese archipelago.

Continue reading “Getting China’s attention: A nuclear-armed Japanese and South Korean alliance”