U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned NATO allies Friday to boost defense spending or come up with plans to reach the alliance’s budget guidelines within two months.
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said it would be “unrealistic” for his country to hike spending from 35 billion euros ($37 billion) a year to over 70 billion euros, which would see Berlin allocate more to defense than Russia currently.
Tillerson did not say what would happen if European allies and Canada fail to respect their pledges.
Phi Beta Iota: NATO today is led by a Norwegian who contributed a great deal of Norwegian money to the Clinton Foundation; signed off on the purchase of the F-35 (such decisions generally result from bribery or coercion, not from evidence); and appears to have been “rewarded” by the Obama-Clinton shills for the military-industrial complex with the NATO leadership post. NATO is worthless. NATO is the pimp for the whores of war. The time has come for the US to withdraw from NATO and stop all US funding of dictators and foreign militaries. Europe will not meet its commitments — that is more than ample to abrogate all related treaties and withdraw the USA from NATO.
Steele, Robert with Geir Olsen, “Robert David Steele in Oslo: Deep State, Electoral Reform, Secret Intelligence, Open Source Everything, and the Nobel Peace Prize,” Comfort Hotel Karl Johan (YouTube, 23:11), March 23, 2017.
Steele, Robert, with Sacha Stone, “Donald Trump versus the Whores of War,” Humanitad Foundation (YouTube, 12: 19), March 13, 2017.