Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Mattis delivers the bad news to NATO members

Thanks to Mobeius for the link!

via Telegraph.
Gen James Mattis, the Pentagon chief, said the new “political reality” in America meant it was unacceptable for America to continue carrying the burden of defending European states.
Low-spending countries were in denial and had turned their back on the threat posed by Russia and Islamic State, the newly appointed US defence secretary said.
Gen Matis said the alliance must set out a timetable for when members will reach the Nato target of spending 2 per cent of GDP on their militaries.
Story here.

Interesting.  Everyone, myself included, thought that Mattis would do nothing but pat the Europeans on the back and tell them that everything was well.

That's not happening.

I don't know if this is Trump asserting himself or the National Security Establishment reading the wind but its obvious that the fury of the American people is being heard at the highest levels.

We will no longer fund the defense of people that will not shoulder their share of the burden.

This isn't good news...this is great news!

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