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. . . it isn't.
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NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg Welcomes Increase in Military Spending by Europe and Canada
Right, the layabouts, and pikers are going to finally pay a pittance towards their fair share? Hahahahahahahahahaha! How naive must Stoltenberg be?! Expect this headline to be recycled year after year.
Time to leave NATO, or demand that Europe pay for the full freight, there is no threat to the US, only to Europe, yet we pay the lions share, the US and Britain provide the only serious commitments, and the European dilettantes fete their continuing fortune.
Cut. Them. Free.
European governments are cracking down on the sharing economy, and it's worrying the EU
Europe is not prepared to go into the future without a kicking, screaming tantrum! Change is tough, but this is ridiculous.
Airstrike on Syrian Refugee Camp Kills 28
. . . Syrian refugees.
This is pathetic, as is everything coming out of Putin's Russia.
"28 people are dead and 50 wounded after what are presumed to be Russian or Syrian warplanes attacked a refugee camp, the Syrian Observatory on Human Rights reports. The BBC reports:
At least 28 people are reported to have been killed in an air strike on a refugee camp in rebel-held northern Syria, monitors say.
Images on social media showed tents destroyed at the Kamouna camxp near Sarmada in Idlib province, close to the Turkish border.
Some reports say the attack was by Syrian or Russian warplanes but this has not been confirmed.
The strike comes a day after the extension of a truce was confirmed.
The Syrian military and non-jihadist rebel forces had agreed to a temporary truce around the city of Aleppo, following pressure from the US and Russia.
All the usual caveats apply: this is breaking news from a combat zone, Russian and/or Syrian involvement has not been confirmed (although who else would it be, in that area?), and it may in theory have been an accident. However, coming a week after Syrian/Russian warplanes struck a hospital in Aleppo, killing 50, it beggars belief to think this isn’t a continuation of the Russian-Syrian policy of deliberately terrorizing and driving out unfriendly civilians from areas they intend to hold after the war is over—what TAI Editor Adam Garfinkel has termed “migratory genocide.'"
Of course it is Russia, or Syria, under Russian guidance.
With the price of oil plummeting, Russia is moribund, so much so Putin is building a personal army ensure his own safety. While Obama and his foreign policy "guru", aka, idiot remain clueless, like the blind pig they occasionally stumble upon the acorn.
SitRep: Thousands of U.S. Troops, Tanks Shipping to Eastern Europe
The military is still run by mostly competent men, but the Obama administration's competence is rubbish. The blind pig found this acorn but don't count on this happening often.
This would be an excellent time to simply shift troops from old Europe to Eastern Europe, permanently reducing our forces. This would nicely set up the US permanently leaving NATO and building new military alliances in the East. Old Europe is dying, and uncaring in their decrepitude. There is no reason to continue to provide these washed up wastrels with additional military protection.
Perhaps Obama needs a come to Jesus, using Russia to achieve our foreign policy objectives is a disaster. Yet another legacy for the President.
German Army Has to Leave NATO Exercises Early Because of Overtime Rules
. . . perhaps if we give them a nudge, you know, like leaving NATO, and the UN then, perhaps, these wankers would come to their senses, and act in responsibly? Not holding my breath!
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