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The NATO meeting

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  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    In the Dutch newspapers there was a story about the F35, which was pushed through their throat by the US. They've got about 3 of them now; it is an total disaster about a 1000 problems and failures; the thing barely flies. Also the pilots hates that thing because it is "over" designed and creates data "overload" for a pilot to manage ( All the "screens", lights, headup displays on the helmet visor makes it "chaos") Trump wants them to buy 30 more at $ 400 million a pop. Looking at this it will make The Netherlands bankrupt. Trump threatens and bully's them to meet the 2%. Europe should be smart and refuse to buy any US made junk, also in the light of the "sanctions". Europe builds fantastic fighter planes at Aerospatiale at an cost of about $35 million a piece. France and Germany at least are objecting against the "bully" and protect their own industry.
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    I hope and pray that NATO is very careful related to NATO policies etc. so Trump does not relay those to Putin. Trump can't be trusted, that is a sure thing. They should totally negate him, also in the light of the trade wars.
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    Trump screamed again that NATO owes him lots of money; for what? However I think NATO should present him with the bill for assisting in all the US instigated wars, like assistance in Iraq and Syria, Afghanistan and other places. Also a bill should be presented for the cost of absorbing all the refugees from the middle east caused by the wars started by the US there. What help has the US given Europe? The US troops all over there are an pain in the butt and only annoying; they fly in all the food etc. thus it does not help the economy there either. They rape the local girls and then disappear back to the US. Russia is not going to attack, just because the US has troops there. They have economic ties to Europe with oil/gas and other commodities As a matter of fact Europe is safer when the US troops leave, at least then their own war industry can bloom and are not being forced to buy overpriced US equipment. Europe wants no more meddling into their affairs, just like in N. Korea and S.Korea and China, the same applies to the Palestinians and Israel. Everywhere the US pokes its ugly nose into, it ends into disaster. Take the test!
  • Center Left
    Independent
    Central, FL
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    Dutch, It is unbelievable. Shallow minded ignorant hate is the new black (trend). Europe has some groups who are falling into those categories as well. 12% in Germany. I need to read more on the topic when I get a chance. Our president thinks his statements make him appear as tough. There are thousands of words that could be used...tough is one of them. Wouldn't have been the choice of many. He will tell 25% that it's toughness.
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    Yes T.J. Trump bullied NATO about the gas pipeline from Russia to Germany etc. As expected the NATO members and its leaders acted not very strongly as an rebut as expected. However as soon as the asshole leaves, I bet things will change; hopefully Europe will learn to become more independent of the US. Having economic ties with Russia also keeps the peace, but Trump does not understand that, because he never studied anything.
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    I just wonder if the issues of Iran and N.Korea are being tabled. If so then Trump should held responsible for the outcome. Iran will not sit idle and certainly will keep selling its oil. The N.Korea deal is totally botched as well. So I hope NATO scolds back at Trump and show he's an big bullying ass without brains.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    Kenosha, WI
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    He's like a bull in a China shop, pun intended.
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    He also lied again by stating that Germany imports 70% from their natural gas from Russia. Experts on TV checked the facts; it is at the most 35% the other 35 % comes from other countries. So he should offer his excuses for lying for the 2000th time. What an total asshole!