Skip to comments.The EU might be one step closer to having its own army as it backs a new defence plan
Posted on 11/15/2016 6:04:03 PM PST by markomalley
EU ministers approved a common defence plan on Monday despite sharp differences over how far it should go, as Donald Trump's election win stoked fears about Washington's commitment to European security.
Trump's campaign threat to think twice about defending NATO allies unless they up their defence spending has driven calls for the European Union to press ahead on its own, despite objections from Britain.
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini insisted the plans to boost the bloc's ability to respond to external conflicts, help partner countries build their defence capabilities and protect EU citizens would not undermine NATO.
"It's not about a European army, it's not about creating a new European Union SHAPE-style headquarters," Mogherini said after talks with foreign and defence ministers in Brussels, referring to NATO's own military HQ.
Britain has long opposed any such moves as undermining NATO, but after its shock June Brexit vote, France and Germany jumped in with plans to boost defence cooperation that have now gained extra urgency with Trump's election victory.
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The EU cannot defend their own women from gang rapes
daily, but want to attack other nations.
Instead of marching, they’ll prance.
Why should we defend them? They always seem to trash us.
the final Nazi conquering of Europe, just more cleverly done
Trump is fixing problems long before he becomes president.
Imagine what he can get done when he has authority and power.
A E.U. standing army will conflict with ours in time.
Europe is teetering. It can’t pull it’s head out long enough to see that it is falling to Islam. So as the E.U. becomes more precarious, that standing army will be controlled by whom? Islam or sympathizers with it.
We should not be gleeful about this.
I hope an accommodation will be found so that Europe take a pass on this, and ups it’s contributions without going that far.
They can’t even fully fund their NATO obligations or their own military necessities. Who thinks another ineffectual layer of EU blue helmets is going to improve anything?
Instead of marching, theyll prance.
I am also wondering how much of this army is made up of muzzies.
They might make the UN Blue Helmets look like the 300.
All the EU countries have signed the ‘additional protocols’.
Those protocols were specifically designed to ensure the signatories couldn’t possibly win a war.
The EU can waste all the money they want on an army. It’ll never be anything other than an undeployable budget sink.
Europe is seeing the handwriting on the wall regarding their NATA free ride coming to and end: Trump’s foreign policies are starting to work already.
and they pay for it, how?
“Oceania was at war with Eurasia: therefore Oceania had always been at war with Eurasia.”
Let me guess: they recruit refugees to fill the ranks.
Our Civil War reenactors could defeat them easily, with a Chicago street gang as backup.
Most can’t pay their share of NATO. How can they support an EU army??
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