Monday, March 20, 2017

NATO Know Nothing

Once he was safely away from his minders (and German Chancellor Merkel) this past Saturday, Giant Toddler and demagogue Donald "Rump" Trump tweeted his "thoughts" on Germany's  "debt" to NATO defense. He actually thinks that our NATO allies pay us to defend them. According to our NATO treaty, by 2024, NATO members need to devote 2% of their budgets to defense; there's no suggestion that any funds go to the U.S. for military "protection." Of course, Rump comes out of a particular business environment (real estate, casinos) where "protection" money is paid / extorted, so it's natural that the buffoon thinks this is the way NATO works, too.

Rump's idiocy prompted a tutorial from former U.S. Ambassador to NATO Ivo Daalder:

More commentary on Rump's ignorance followed:

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