As the United States stands on the brink of peace with North Korea, a curtain is being pulled back that exposes the so-called NATO allies for what they are: America’s true enemies.
Consider that Germany started two Worlds Wars that killed millions and took the lives of hundreds of thousands American soldiers. In the end, Russia was tapped as America’s enemy, although the two superpowers have never exchanged fire on the battlefield.
Yet, after all the loss of life and billions in destruction, the U.S. somehow found itself footing the bill for Europe’s defense. In return, the NATO members have dragged their feet about paying for their own security, and few have ever lived up to their own pledge. Consider that Germany was not even an original member, and countries such as France and Greece have withdrawn their military personnel from joint NATO forces for long stretches of time.
In return for American generosity, NATO countries impose high tariffs on American imports while crying foul when the United States levels the playing field with the recent 25-percent tariff on steel and 10 percent on aluminum.
The NATO commitment is that of a leach, sucking the life blood out of its American host. When a leach attaches itself to your leg, it is not a friend. The leach, like NATO, is an infectious disease-ridden enemy of America’s body politic, and must be dealt with accordingly.
The Big NATO Lie
Despite promises to improve NATO spending and meet their rightful obligations, only four other member states are actually paying the 2 percent of their GDP they promised. Those nations include Greece (2.46), Poland (2.18), Estonia (2.04) and the U.K. (2.07). Those 2017 figures are an improvement from the Obama years, when precisely zero NATO countries bothered to fully pay their own bills.
Even with improvement asserted by Pres. Donald J. Trump, the United States still doles out $664 billion of the total $918 billion in expenditures. The U.K. ranks a distant second at $60 billion, despite the fact the U.S. saved them from the Nazi blitzkrieg in World War II.
Under Angela Merkel, Germany continues to evade its NATO responsibility, offering a measly 1.2 percent of its GDP even as overall costs have increased. As Russian aggression in the region rose and the former Soviets annexed the Crimea, France and Italy have not kicked in one Euro more. Instead, NATO countries thumb their noses at Americans.
The Big G7 Lie
The Group of Seven, or G7, represents upwards of 62 percent of the world’s economy with Russia and China outside the inner circle. During recent meetings held in Canada, it would be an understatement to say that Pres. Trump rocked the globalist boat.
Pres. Trump called for Russia to be included in the G7, and was the focal point of a simmering trade war between the U.S. and EU. Although a new NAFTA deal is being slowly hashed out with Canada and Mexico, EU members are holding fast to their excessive tariffs on American imports.
The rallying cry that the fake news media and outliers are pressing is that the U.S. president is a “protectionist” that doesn’t embrace long-standing mutual values. Never-Trumper Sen. John McCain shared this sentiment as the president pressed a fair deal for everyday Americans.
“To our allies: bipartisan majorities of Americans remain pro-free trade, pro-globalization & supportive of alliances based on 70 years of shared values,” McCain tweeted. “Americans stand with you, even if our president doesn’t.”
What exactly are these “shared values” that left-leaning politicians such as McCain, Obama and Hillary Clinton speak of? Consider these trade practices in the context of shared values:
- Canada levies a 270 percent tariff against U.S. farmers to shield its dairy industry from American competition.
- The EU levies a 10-percent tariff on American car imports. The U.S. requires only 2.5 percent on European imports.
- The EU taxes railroad cars at 14 percent. The U.S. reciprocates with only 1.7 percent.
In response to Pres. Trump’s justified tariffs, NATO countries have threatened further unequal and unfair trade practices. As Pres. Trump famously tweeted after the G7 meeting, “Fair Trade is now to be called Fool Trade if it is not Reciprocal.”
To say that America’s G7 NATO partners are our allies borders on ridiculous. They have leached and back-stabbed working American men and women for 70 years. It’s time to bring them out into the light and call them what they are: America’s enemies.
~ Conservative Zone