Germany owes 'vast' sums of money for NATO claims US President Donald Trump
US President Trump tweeted on Saturday morning that Germany owed a large debt for the protection of the US.
“Despite what you have heard from the FAKE NEWS, I had a GREAT meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel Nevertheless, Germany owes vast sums of money to NATO & the United States must be paid more for the powerful, and very expensive, defense it provides to Germany!” he wrote in two Twitter posts sent 8 minutes apart.
(…) He thanked Merkel for Germany’s commitment to increase its NATO contributions to 2 per cent of its gross domestic product (GDP) from the current 1.2 percent, but said it was “very unfair to the United States” for European allies to take advantage of US defense spending.
“These nations must pay what they owe,” he said Friday.
‘These nations’ don’t owe the US a fucking thing. The commitment to spend a certain percentage of their GDP is non-binding and it is our own business in ‘these nations’ if we want to throw away our tax money for unnecessary tanks, airplanes and idiotic and brutal wars or if we want to maintain and improve social services, free education and well-regulated health care.
As regards ‘owing’ and Germany in particular, among all ‘these nations’, the US get their German bases for free. They don’t pay nothing for vast areas of land and the tens of thousands buildings they occupy. They even receive German tax money for the construction of new buildings that are later used to spy on the very people who granted these subsidies! More than 100 million Euro every year.
So, Trump and the whole lot who support him: if you don’t like it here, get the fuck out! You can save us a lot of money and land! Nobody needs your troops in Europe except for a few statelets you have bribed to cry for your help. And not a single German has been asked if you can use your German bases for your murderous wars. Please, don’t praise Merkel, please continue to bash her so we can at least spin a little dream of a ‘rift’ among the ‘powers’ (or rather between those representing the power, and their minions, bought and sold and perhaps groomed and pressured to follow suit).glinda, Gryneos, Major Hogwash and 3 othersjwirr, VoiceOfReason, broiles like this
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