Skip to comments.Report: Trump wants Germany, Japan and others to pay full cost plus a premium for US troops
Posted on 03/10/2019 7:12:48 PM PDT by Steve Schulin
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“Whats the point of troops in Germany? Its obvious they just let anybody walk on in.”
My husband was stationed in Germany in the 70’s. I joined him. I couldn’t get a job as an RN because Germany would not allow it. Only military nurses or German nurses could work in our medical facilities there.
“...Ramstein Air Base .... Shut it down. Work out a deal with Israel and Egypt to place a base in Sinai as a staging post for the U.S. military in the region. ... Germany has not been acting as a friend lately.”
Best Election Evah!
Exactly...and war with Germany isn’t too far off.
Remember the Hessians!!! Oh, how the worm turns.
Love, George W.
I LOVE this. I LOVE this president. I hope he tells them that cost plus 50 is a pretty good deal, but it’s all a question of what the market is willing to pay...
Market, my friends. You remember what that is, right? If everyone else is willing to pay cost plus 100 but you are only willing to pay cost plus 50, and something untoward happens, we might be too busy to wait on the bargain shoppers right away.
Countdown to the “Our troops are not mercenaries” argument 3...2...1
Agree, my namesake is for my uncle who was shot and killed in Germany three months before WWII ended. Buried in Luxembourg.
“Has nothing to do with military issues. Its a political statement.”
And Clark AFB wasn’t a political issue? Sure it was.
Bottom Line: More stuff to move out of Germany.
But they will have to take more of the political blame for it.
Bulgaria might be better geographically, and less expensive.
Perhaps getting Germany to kick out Ramstein would shake out the funds to build a replacement for Incirlik in Bulgaria, Greece or Israel. Maybe 1/3 in each.
I thought Japan was already paying for US troops.
Armageddon is getting closer.
Poland will bend over backwards to bring our forces there, I would love to see a new base smack dab in the middle between Warsaw and Krakow.
A port near Gdansk would really put Putin in an uncomfortable spot as well.
I was there in the early 70’s with the 300 thousand troops and 500 thousand dependents and contractors. We paid rent and damages for all property/bases, it was our billions spent on their economy that enabled their businesses to grow. They can never repay what they owe us and we know they won’t especially with the ungrateful east German Merkel.
They can’t afford it. End of story. They’d have to drastically change their social states. If you can’t imagine Bernie going for the plan you shouldn’t imagine them going for it.
In his last appearance as a viable POTUS candidate, June 4 1969, Ted Kennedy said exactly the same thing. If I remember his words ,he was singling out Spanish bases, he said something like , why are we paying them to defend them. They should be paying us.
This was Fordham’s Commencement wher he was Commencement speaker. A month later he killed Mary Jo Kopechne.
We are not asking them to pay 2% of GDP to NATO. The commitment that NATO members made was to spend at least 2% of their GDP on defense by 2024. To date, only five countries including the US, have met that commitment.
its about time too!
Greece? Surely you jest. Study your history. The socialist Greek government under Papandreou kicked us out of Greece. We closed our bases including on Crete.
A military base in Israel is a non- starter for many reasons.
Reforger? The cost of those was astronomical as well.
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