Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Breakup of the West?

We Americans have had about enough' of NATO allies' behavior

Pat Buchanan

By the time Air Force One started down the runaway at Naval Air Station Sigonella in Sicily, to bring President Trump home, the Atlantic had grown markedly wider than it was when he flew to Riyadh.
In a Munich beer hall Sunday, Angela Merkel confirmed it.   Europe must begin to look out for itself, she said, “take our fate into our own hands. … The times in which we could rely fully on others, they are somewhat over.”

Merkel’s apprehensions are understandable. A divorce could be in the cards. During his visit to NATO in Brussels and the G-7 in Sicily, Trump, with both his words and body language, revealed his thinking on who are friends and who are freeloaders..........From his rough remarks, Trump sees the Europeans as freeloaders on U.S. defense, laggards on their NATO contributions and mercantilists who craft policies to run endless trade surpluses at our expense, especially the Germans who are “bad, very bad.”

The European half of Trump’s trip should be taken as a fire-bell-in-the-night warning: Shape up, Europe, or you may find yourselves on your own when it comes to the defense of your continent.

For we Americans have had about enough...........Read more

My Take - For those of you who've been reading my comments for some time you will recognize a recurring theme - Bretton Woods is over and Europe is doomed. 

They have bitten the hand that has fed them for almost 75 years.  And that hand is going to happily walk away and leave them to their own devices.    We don't need them - they desperately need us.  When the cards have all been played Europe will be a third rate continent desperately making economic deals with former colonies - favorable to those colonies - to stay alive. 

Here's the thrust of it all.  America is a natural capital generator that can feed itself, fuel itself, arm itself and defend itself without one bit if help from Europe or anyone else for that matter. 

Europe is incapable of doing any of those things.  It has the technology, but America  currently bares the cost of defending them.  When that changes their defense costs will skyrocket, and no country in Europe has an economy that can sustain their defense needs.  It's fortunate for Europe Russia is no better.  At some point Europeans will realize their real enemies are the Angela Merkels of Europe and the immigrants they keep letting in. 


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