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B Stieg

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July 10, 2018

EU council chief's riposte to Trump: "Respect the allies you have"

Source: Reuters

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Council President Donald Tusk told U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday to stop berating NATO allies over military investment levels ahead of what is expected to be a fraught alliance summit.

Before flying to Brussels where he arrived on Tuesday night, Trump again chided fellow NATO members for not contributing enough while maintaining a trade surplus with the United States, his latest reprimand on issues that are straining transatlantic relations.

“Dear America, appreciate your allies, after all you don’t have that many,” Tusk, a former Polish prime minister, said after a signing statement on more cooperation between the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.

As European Council president, Tusk serves as the chairman when EU leaders meet at summits.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-europe-tusk/tusks-eu-riposte-to-trump-respect-the-allies-you-have-idUSKBN1K019P

Anybody recall ANY national leader saying this EVER to President Obama?

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February 20, 2018

Florida shooting: West Point admits murdered hero

Source: The BBC (on-line)

A reserves trainee who died helping other students escape a Florida school shooting has been posthumously accepted to a prestigious US military school.

Peter Wang, 15, who was one of 17 killed in the 14 February attack, was admitted to the class of 2025 at his dream school, West Point Academy.

He was a member of the US Army Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC), a school programme for potential US military officers.

His funeral took place on Tuesday.

Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43132215

What a soldier he would have been.

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About B Stieg

I'm the proud son of an Italian immigrant, a University of California composition instructor and a Ph.D. student currently writing a dissertation on the Rhetoric of Disability in the era of Informatics and New Media.
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