Skip to comments.Possible Troop Withdrawals Rattle Globalist Lobby [semi-satire]
Posted on 07/07/2018 11:29:45 AM PDT by John Semmens
As of now, there are 60,000 US troops stationed in Europe. Pentagon evaluation of potentially withdrawing some of them has the globalist lobby on edge. An article published by McClatchy headlined European Leaders Worry neglected to name a single European leader. Instead, numerous members of the globalist lobby ominously warned of the dire consequences if President Trump follows through with his campaign promise to reduce the US military contingent in Europe.
NATO was established in the midst of the Soviet Unions 1948-49 blockade of Western Berlin. It was meant to deter Soviet military aggression against Western Europe. The Trump Administration has cited decades of failure by other members of NATO to live up to their share of the cost of the defense of their own countries as grounds for reexamining the US commitment.
Obama Administration Defense Secretary Leon Panetta averred that they are scared to death Trump will put Americas interests ahead of Europes collective securityundermining the 70 years of protection the United States has provided to the members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
Magnus Nordenman, director of the Transatlantic Security Initiative at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council, lamented the element of uncertainty that Trump has injected into the placid complacency that the continent has enjoyed since the end of World War II. Western Europeans arent cut out for the harrowing responsibilities of self-defense. Trumps insistence that they must bear a significant share of such responsibilities is unrealistic.
Erik Brattberg, director of the Carnegie Endowments Europe program, complained that withdrawing troops would further weaken the alliance already buffeted by the US breaking ranks with its allies on the Paris Accords and Iranian agreement. Without the big brother US standing behind us Russia will take our lunch money. What kind of a man would let his little brothers be bullied by Putin?
Heather Conley, senior vice president at the Center for Strategic & International Studies, assailed the apparent replacement of decades of unconditional love with a kind of quid pro quo attitude. I know Trump thinks he can use their fear of domination by Russia to pressure these countries into pulling their own weight, but those of us with expertise in international politics are skeptical. I think if it comes down to a choice between domination and fighting the eminently sensible Europeans will submit to domination.
In related news, Special Counsel Robert Mueller has added the Trump Administrations consideration of reducing troop levels in Europe to has investigation of collusion between Trump and Russia. Who benefits from exposing Western Europe to possible Russian aggression? Mueller asked. Clearly, it is Putin. This is prima facie evidence of the collusion we have been trying for months to prove. I think it may be time for Congress to start drawing up articles of impeachment against the most anti-American president this country has ever had.
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The eu is building it’s own military. This should eliminate entirely the necessity to station any US presence.
Pull all troops back from nations that find constant criticism with us.
Europe is perfectly willing to fight for its own freedom and existence to the very LAST drop of AMERICAN blood. They will freely deed over another bit of land in which AMERICAN “visitors” may eternally rest.
Any "threat" Trump might be to US involvement in NATO is purely aimed at the inflated economies of towns that are being propped up by US bases in the immediate area...
It's been 80 years. How long do we have to claim responsibility for the protection of western Germany?
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