Comments on: How Donald Trump has already shaken U.S. relations with friends and foes http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/29/how-donald-trump-has-already-shaken-u-s-relations-with-friends-a-foes/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: americangrizzly http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/29/how-donald-trump-has-already-shaken-u-s-relations-with-friends-a-foes/#comment-1129637 Sat, 02 Apr 2016 12:54:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47273#comment-1129637 On other fronts, alliance leaders pressed NATO countries to follow through on commitments to spend 2 percent of their nations’ gross domestic product on defense. Only four NATO nations meet that threshold: the U.S., Britain, Greece and Estonia. 2% of GDP. The US pays 25% of all costs no matter how many nations join! Any shortfall the US pays!
At present, NATO has 28 members. In 1949, there were 12 founding members of the Alliance: Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, the United Kingdom and the United States. The other member countries are: Greece and Turkey (1952), Germany (1955), Spain (1982), the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland (1999), Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia (2004), and Albania and Croatia (2009).
Not counting other special deals with nations Middle Eastern, Asian, and African. Trump speaks the Ugly truth.

]]>
By: americangrizzly http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/29/how-donald-trump-has-already-shaken-u-s-relations-with-friends-a-foes/#comment-1129636 Sat, 02 Apr 2016 12:46:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47273#comment-1129636 First the US superpower with its NATO/EU coalition have failed in two wars that have been going on for longer than a decade. Iraq and Afghanistan. The cost of these two forays have cost the United States. 4,487 American lives, 32,223 wounded for Iraqi Operation Freedom, Operation New Dawn another 66 deaths, and 301 wounded. 2343 deaths in Afghanistan, and wounded 17,674 (the cost and deaths continues to increase, these numbers are old news). The financial cost is at about $5 Trillion, plus interest borrowed on the War debt is still to be calculated, and Afghanistan isn’t over in lives and cost. With a debt in the US beyond $19 Trillion. Also the United States has $101 Trilliion in unfunded liabilities. I think other nations better learn to deal peacefully with their neighbors, the US shouldn’t be conned by the EU, Saudi Arabia, and other despotic Middle East nations. Using the US as its muscle with the cost both in US lives and $$$$ .

]]>
By: euro-yank http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/29/how-donald-trump-has-already-shaken-u-s-relations-with-friends-a-foes/#comment-1129630 Sat, 02 Apr 2016 09:52:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47273#comment-1129630 Bravo… well said!

]]>
By: Whipsplash http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/29/how-donald-trump-has-already-shaken-u-s-relations-with-friends-a-foes/#comment-1129586 Thu, 31 Mar 2016 06:23:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47273#comment-1129586 Latest from trump is woman who have abortions should be punished, oh wait, he’s had to walk that back because he doesn’t know what he’s talking about. He also thinks China, South Korea, and some countries in the middle east should have nukes, this guy is a moron. He’s threatening breaking off trade with Mexico if they don’t pay for the wall? China will love to fill any void we leave in Mexico, imagine China on the other side of our boarder. Trump is dangerous stupid, to support him is showing your ignorance.

]]>
By: Neurochuck http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/29/how-donald-trump-has-already-shaken-u-s-relations-with-friends-a-foes/#comment-1129582 Thu, 31 Mar 2016 02:30:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47273#comment-1129582 Already so much, and so many, conflicting issues and supporters. And only at the party preselection phase. Yet to come are the heavy weapons and massed charges of the election campaign. And after the battle of words and slogans, and visions and delusions, and promises and lies, comes the actual impact of executive power really happening to real people.
Who would a President Trump draw upon for an administration ? How would the apprentices function with a supremo Trump playing for some ego ratings and crowd applause ?
What would really happen to the global economy ?
Trying to think of a analogy in memorable history – partly like the failure of the Soviet Union and the regime of Yeltsin ? But different. Time will tell.

]]>
By: Calfri http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/29/how-donald-trump-has-already-shaken-u-s-relations-with-friends-a-foes/#comment-1129557 Wed, 30 Mar 2016 18:45:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47273#comment-1129557 Her account of history seems a bit off-base. After 1964 the country moved steadily to the right, to the point that Reagan, also on the right, was elected and then reelected president. Many feel Reagan did a commendable job on foreign policy. Unlike Trump, Goldwater was knowledgeable, experienced, and a principled conservative.

]]>
By: Solidar http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/29/how-donald-trump-has-already-shaken-u-s-relations-with-friends-a-foes/#comment-1129553 Wed, 30 Mar 2016 16:45:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47273#comment-1129553 Trump is king of the cable news trailer park. Ignorant people cheer for ignorant politicians. He will not be president of anything.

]]>
By: Mottjr http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/29/how-donald-trump-has-already-shaken-u-s-relations-with-friends-a-foes/#comment-1129549 Wed, 30 Mar 2016 14:31:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47273#comment-1129549 ” .. Since 1776, the United States has made democracy look inviting and capitalism attractive. The world has become more stable as a result..”

Yes, that was then when the capitalism was community-centric. Capitalism in the current form is corrupt to the core that has no interest in the local sustainability.

With corruption rampant in the current legalized form of lobbying where a $1 spent on lobbying returns $32+, global ventures of current times in the form of – free-trade that freed-up US jobs and destabilized the middle-class, flow of massive legal and illegal immigrants that have broken the social system, NATO/CIA that foment conflicts around the globe and ruined relations at global level and put national security at risk, USAID that panders to nations while US can’t afford any more and corrupt FED keeps feeding banks/investment firms to borrow at no-cost to buy back their shares and invest abroad that have no impact on growth of local wages nor on local economy, defense/medical/social – all abusing of tax-payer dollars at great proportions with disregard for the impact of massive debt levels on the future of next-generation.

Public resonates well with Trump’s core message of forcing the goodness back to local via – VAT, WALL, NATO/Defense and such. Wish he can go after FED and tax-receipt-spend by line-items, next.

]]>