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Trump and Merkel clash at fraught NATO summit

Post by Doka » 07-11-2018 01:00 PM

Merkel has a problem(s) 1. She has signed up on the Obama destroy Europe plan. 2. She wants(as the rest of the European Nations and Canada) the US to pay the Big Bucks to keep NATO going For THEIR defense 3. Merkel has a big Deal going with the RUSSIANS on a gas pipeline. Giving them the big bucks. By their actions, not really Interested in financing their fair share, of the NATO PROTECTION PLAN. (Not to mention, that NATO it's self has become just another corrupt enity.)

Hear them scream, that Trump is crapping on the the Beloved and Needed Allies. .??! (We "Need" them like we all need a good case of Herpes.


Moral to the story. Your friend and neighbor, demands that you pay all their Bills, while plotting to blow up your house and family and you do it.............who is crazy?



Trump and Merkel clash at fraught NATO summit

Brussels (AFP) - US President Donald Trump traded barbs with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a tense NATO summit Wednesday after he accused Berlin of being "captive" to Russia and demanded it immediately step up defence spending.

The two-day meet in Brussels is shaping up as the alliance's most difficult in years, with Europe and the US engaged in a bitter trade spat and Trump demanding that NATO allies "reimburse" Washington for defending the continent.

Merkel, who grew up in communist East Germany, shot back that she knew what it meant to be under Kremlin domination and Germany had the right to make its own policy choices.

European alliance members were braced for criticism from Trump on defence spending, but his blistering attack on Germany at a breakfast meeting with NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg took the summit by surprise.

"Germany is a captive of Russia because it is getting so much of its energy from Russia," Trump said, taking particular aim at the proposed Nord Stream II gas pipeline, which he has previously criticised.

"Everybody's talking about it all over the world, they're saying we're paying you billions of dollars to protect you but you're paying billions of dollars to Russia."

"I myself have also experienced a part of Germany being controlled by the Soviet Union," she said.

"I am very glad that we are united today in freedom as the Federal Republic of Germany and that we can therefore also make our own independent policies and make our own independent decisions."


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Re: Trump and Merkel clash at fraught NATO summit

Post by Doka » 07-11-2018 01:46 PM

A bit more detailed



Trump RIPS Merkel Over Hypocrisy On Russia

President Donald Trump tore into Germany’s lack of GDP spending on defense and reliance on Russian natural gas, during a bilateral meeting with NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg.

Trump entered the summit committed to harshly criticizing the alliance members for continuing to shirk the agreed upon 2% target of GDP spending on defense. Only five of the 29 countries in the alliance currently meet their defense spending targets.

“Many countries are not paying what they should, and frankly many countries owe us a tremendous amount of money from many years back,” Trump declared during the meeting. “They’re delinquent, as far as I’m concerned because the United States has had to pay for them.”

http://dailycaller.com/2018/07/11/donal ... sy-russia/
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