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Thread: Germany rejects Trump's claim it owes NATO and U.S. 'vast sums' for defense......

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    None can deny its our hemisphere, and not any others.
    yeh, no. The hemisphere does not belong to us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donttread View Post
    yeh, no. The hemisphere does not belong to us.
    Sure it does. We live in it. Just like it belongs to Canada, Mexico, and the nations of Central and South America.
    "We were taught under the old ethic that man's business on this earth was to look out for himself. That was the ethic of the jungle; the ethic of the wild beast. Take care of yourself, no matter what may become of your fellow man. Yes, I am my brother's keeper. I am under a moral obligation to him that is inspired, not by any maudlin sentimentality, but by the higher duty I owe to myself."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Arrow View Post
    Sure it does. We live in it. Just like it belongs to Canada, Mexico, and the nations of Central and South America.

    More like we belong to it. America belongs to us and we have our hands full $#@!ing that up at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen on Sunday rejected U.S. President Donald Trump's claim that Germany owes NATO and the United States "vast sums" of money for defense.

    "There is no debt account at NATO," von der Leyen said in a statement, adding that it was wrong to link the alliance's target for members to spend 2 percent of their economic output on defense by 2024 solely to NATO.



    "Defense spending also goes into UN peacekeeping missions, into our European missions and into our contribution to the fight against IS terrorism," von der Leyen said.


    She said everyone wanted the burden to be shared fairly and for that to happen it was necessary to have a "modern security concept" that included a modern NATO but also a European defense union and investment in the United Nations.


    German defense spending is set to rise by 1.4 billion euros to 38.5 billion euros in 2018 - a figure that is projected to represent 1.26 percent of economic output, Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble has said......snip~


    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-us...-idUSKBN16Q0D8


    Yeah, like you would agree, huh. We don't care if you reject Trumps claim. Up that money, $#@!.

    Pretty good deal for the global military industrial complex when they enforce minimums of military spending. Almost like they'd benefit from constant war. Hummmm

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    Quote Originally Posted by donttread View Post
    Pretty good deal for the global military industrial complex when they enforce minimums of military spending. Almost like they'd benefit from constant war. Hummmm

    Well if your buddies weren't pulling their weight, and you had to do all the heavy lifting. You would probably remind them of that fact too, Right?
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