Article 3 of the original language and responsibility of the European Alliance reads as follows: "In order more effectively to achieve the objectives of this Treaty, the Parties, separately and jointly, by means of continuous and effective self-help and mutual aid, will maintain and develop their individual and collective capacity to resist armed attack."
"Self help" is the key point that President Trump had made to the members of NATO, and especially to Angela Merkel, w/ his kick-ass speech. It was decades overdue.
Imo, Merkel's sweetheart deal is worthy of the Clintons, Barack Obama and George Soros. Meanwhile, as frau Merkel enriches herself w/ this Russian deal, Germany's air force is dilapidated. Only FOUR of its 128 (or less than 4%) of its fighter jets are combat ready today. (See: https://www.dw.com/en/only-4-of-germanys-128-eurofighter-jets-comba... )
LESS THAN 4%?! I'd say that is a huge breach of the NATO Treaty...and OUR National Security...in itself!
So...grand slam homerun for Trump! Again, it was a long time coming!
And now the dem/media joins Merkel eating from a spread made up of sour grapes; sauer kraut and lemons along w/ their caviar. Enjoy!
President Trump, needs to completely withdraw from the EU and completely dump NATO removing the UN from controlling our Armed Forces, the EU and the UN is a Economic Leach, they are deceivers, blasphemers in the face of Christ and God.
They have no respect to the sovereignty and rights of America's Foundation.
A couple of points, Tif.
1. We are not a part of the European Union. That's what the "global warming" scam (i.e. The Copenhagen Treaty; The Paris Accord; etc) is/was all about.
2. Yes, such bullshit treaties would put us directly under the thumb of the UN as the USA would intially be surrending our very sovereignty to a world governance. Btw, BRAVO! Ambssaador Nikki Haley!
3. As for NATO, as long as any of our Allies also has troops fighting Islamic terrorists in Afghanstan and Syria, etc, we can't "completely withdraw" from NATO.
But, we'd then be able to consider it if or when we redeploy ours from those hotspots. And, yes, it's long over due that we leave Afghanistan NOW! As for Syria: We demand that Iran has to completely leave FIRST; and then we would. But only as long as Iran stays OUT! jmho
ps: This would be a great opportunity for President Trump out point out that what the USA wants from NATO (Pay your EQUAL share!) is exactly what We want from ALL nations we practice trade with. EQUAL TARIFFS! Period!
Yes this was noted, and I have a blog up over this issue, but Trump want America's Sovereignty independent from the British,German,Jewish Nuts.
Good For You Tif, You Go Girl, tell it like it is.
Good respond you should also sent it Burt
PRESIDENT TRUMP GIVES KGB PUTIN A BIG F-YOU!
The potus says NO on sending anyone into the bear's mouth in exchange for Mueller going to Russia to question those Russians under indictment.
Good for you, Mr President! Putin has murdered enough people!
Trump did say no to interview USA offices. You need to look; that up. luis in not a dingbat