Comments on: America is pulling back from the world http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/29/trump-or-not-america-is-pulling-back-from-the-world/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Solidar http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/29/trump-or-not-america-is-pulling-back-from-the-world/#comment-1129714 Mon, 04 Apr 2016 15:50:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47245#comment-1129714 America should be pulling back from the world. Defense does not mean meddling in other nations’ affairs all over the world, like a bunch of Bush/Cheney idiots. Wasting 3 trillion dollars on a failed nation-building effort in the middle-eastern desert. 4,000 young Americans died for nothing in that boondoggle and every republican who voted for Bush and Cheney has themselves to blame. We warned you. Defense means defense. As in…. here in America. Quit meddling in foreign civil wars. Quit nation-building for cave men.

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By: americangrizzly http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/29/trump-or-not-america-is-pulling-back-from-the-world/#comment-1129692 Sun, 03 Apr 2016 14:47:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47245#comment-1129692 The United States currently provides about 25 percent of these common-funded budgets, and will continue to do so after the addition of the new members. source NATO
So as countries join and costs increase, the US still pays 25%. So this will cost more $$$.
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).

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By: americangrizzly http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/29/trump-or-not-america-is-pulling-back-from-the-world/#comment-1129691 Sun, 03 Apr 2016 14:45:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47245#comment-1129691 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.
Komorowski said that Poland would raise its defense budget to 2 percent of GDP in 2016 and would encourage other members to increase defense spending as well.
So the other 24 Nations fail in this.

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By: americangrizzly http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/29/trump-or-not-america-is-pulling-back-from-the-world/#comment-1129679 Sat, 02 Apr 2016 22:33:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47245#comment-1129679 Of 28 NATO countries only 4 pay the agreed to amount and supply troops.

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By: americangrizzly http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/29/trump-or-not-america-is-pulling-back-from-the-world/#comment-1129638 Sat, 02 Apr 2016 13:04:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47245#comment-1129638 So are you willing to let your sons and daughters, be sent into harms way again? Are you willing to see the fiscal futures of all people in this country decline? When they start the draft and force citizens youth to be taken into the military, while illegals stay behind and draw government social programs, for food, education, and other items. While the citizens youth bleed for this privilege of citizenship. While illegals live secure in the US, and continue to flood into the US?
This United States needs to come home, secure its own border with its armed forces, rebuild a domestic economy, and restore a real future for our country thru involvement of its legal citizens, and true leadership. Not the phony politicians in both executive, house, senate, and judicial branches that have failed to date. With out a concerted effort by the citizens this nation will fall from within, just like Rome did.

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By: Mottjr http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/29/trump-or-not-america-is-pulling-back-from-the-world/#comment-1129560 Wed, 30 Mar 2016 19:02:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47245#comment-1129560 Pulling back? Hardly.

NATO’s Breedlove is pushing for brigade rotations in EU – what a waste.

mwcnews.net/focus/politics/57670-nato-co mmander-philip-breedlove.html

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By: seltens6 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/29/trump-or-not-america-is-pulling-back-from-the-world/#comment-1129558 Wed, 30 Mar 2016 18:54:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47245#comment-1129558 America has been pulling back from our allies now for 7 years and embracing our enemies. The traitor in the Whitehouse has repeatedly and still undercut our traditional allies and whole heartedly embraced anyone who is anti American. We currently have no real leaders in the US government. That will change in November once the Traitors term is up.

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By: Cassiopian http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/29/trump-or-not-america-is-pulling-back-from-the-world/#comment-1129548 Wed, 30 Mar 2016 14:12:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47245#comment-1129548 Trump and Sanders agendas would be disastrous for peace and stability in Europe and Asia. Neither is willing to support a robust multilateral order led by the U.S. Americans take for granted that since WWII, Europe and most of Asia have experienced a long peace due to the order established by the U.S. In addition, global economic growth is the highest ever recorded in this period and the number of poor people has dropped dramatically. Yet neither Trump nor Sanders will support the alliance networks and free trade order that made this possible. And nukes for Japan and S. Korea, a nuclear arms race in Asia – is he serious? He doesnt have a clue as to the consequences, as he didnt have a clue what the nuclear triad was.

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By: cautious123 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/29/trump-or-not-america-is-pulling-back-from-the-world/#comment-1129544 Wed, 30 Mar 2016 13:38:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47245#comment-1129544 In the Middle East, the US was more of a bully than a superpower. Now, bankrupt and bloody after 25 years of stupidity, the US must stop listening to the incompetent pro-Israel neocons, and finally do what’s right for the people of America. All the US tax dollars shoveled into Israel have given the Israelis free health care and education — while Americans have neither. It’s time for our tax dollars to pay for our needs. And any politician who fails to take care of Americans first ought to be booted out of office. Wars are a drain on the economy — while only making the defense industry billionaires. Time to stop the wars and start the reconstruction of America.

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By: randomhorse http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/29/trump-or-not-america-is-pulling-back-from-the-world/#comment-1129528 Wed, 30 Mar 2016 06:09:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47245#comment-1129528 The thing, you people never understand, is all that (Iraq, Afghanistan or anywhere) invasions are about construction projects. Can you imagine how much money to be spent to build a city? Billions.
People die everyday. Everyone got used to this. But who cares people? Who cares the woman soldier raped in Iraq or Afghanistan? It is all about money. Now and then.

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