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summer_in_TX

(2,805 posts)
Tue Jul 10, 2018, 12:19 AM Jul 2018

Will NATO be the next alliance broken by Trump?

Daniel Shapiro (@DanielBShapiro), former US Ambassador to Israel (2011-2017) and served under Obama on the National Security Council, posted a thread today. Coupled with the news that Trump has tasked a committee to assess the ramifications of pulling our troops out of Germany, this gave me chills! It seems so crazy – and completely likely with tRump.



…I don't think we are fully grappling with the possibility that we could be on the on the cusp of a completely new era, a fundamental reshaping of the international order. And I don't mean over the course of the Trump Administration. I mean by next week.

…Trump clearly wants to pull the US out of NATO. He doesn't believe in the alliance (or any alliances); he thinks our allies take advantage of us; he complains that NATO is worse than NAFTA(whatever that means); he seeks purely transactional relations with our closest partners.

…Our President doesn't know the history or strategy, doesn't listen to experts, personalizes everything & makes it transactional, & loves the drama of the outrageous move that dominates cable TV coverage. For him, pulling out of NATO is all gain, no cost.



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Will NATO be the next alliance broken by Trump? (Original Post) summer_in_TX Jul 2018 OP
Welcome to the new, improved reconstituted Warsaw Pact: Russia, Ukraine, the USA, ... PSPS Jul 2018 #1
The EU will soon be a federal republic. roamer65 Jul 2018 #2
And sadly Matthew28 Jul 2018 #3

roamer65

(36,752 posts)
2. The EU will soon be a federal republic.
Tue Jul 10, 2018, 01:23 AM
Jul 2018

With its own forces.

Here comes the Franco-German alliance.

The Holy Roman Empire reborn.

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