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To: Steve Schulin

Our primary value to Europe is the nuclear shield we provide them. We spent hundreds of billions to develop nuclear warfare tech and the 2% of GDP we are pressing them to contribute to NATO is chump change next to the value of the shield we provide. Trump would not be out of line telling the EU if they want to retain that protection the EU must pay the US directly 2% annually of their collective GDP to reimburse of for the cost. We are 21 trillion in debt and can no longer afford them protection gratis.


9 posted on 03/10/2019 7:28:56 PM PDT by chuckee
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To: chuckee

You are correct. They owe us.


10 posted on 03/10/2019 7:33:12 PM PDT by mplsconservative
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I think these countries should be defending themselves. Asking them to kick in more money at a time when they’re being over run my Muslim hordes, well I don’t know how much they’d have left to kick in.


11 posted on 03/10/2019 7:33:21 PM PDT by jmacusa ("The more numerous the laws the more corrupt the government''.)
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To: chuckee

“Our primary value to Europe is the nuclear shield we provide them. We spent hundreds of billions to develop nuclear warfare tech and the 2% of GDP we are pressing them to contribute to NATO is chump change next to the value of the shield we provide. Trump would not be out of line telling the EU if they want to retain that protection the EU must pay the US directly 2% annually of their collective GDP to reimburse of for the cost.”

This.


32 posted on 03/10/2019 8:31:04 PM PDT by jeffersondem
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Re: “Our primary value to Europe is the nuclear shield we provide them.”

England and France have their own nuclear weapons.

They don’t need ours.


36 posted on 03/10/2019 8:53:25 PM PDT by zeestephen
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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.


57 posted on 03/11/2019 5:49:51 AM PDT by kabar
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We spent hundreds of billions to develop nuclear warfare tech and the 2% of GDP we are pressing them to contribute to NATO is chump change next to the value of the shield we provid

Um, they aren't asked to give 2% of gdp to nato. Nato rules say they need to spend that 2% on THEIR OWN military. Nothing given to nato, that's just an internal spending requirement.
104 posted on 03/11/2019 7:00:17 PM PDT by Svartalfiar
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