Thursday, November 28, 2019

Every Day is Christmas for Putin: Trump administration to cut its financial contribution to NATO

Mod: In keeping with today's holiday theme, we'd like to note that when it comes to Vladimir Putin it's much more than the 12 days of Christmas for Donald Trump.

Trump administration to cut its financial contribution to NATO (CNN link): The Trump administration has moved to substantially cut its contribution to NATO's collective budget according to several US and NATO officials, a symbolic move that comes as many continue to question President Donald Trump's commitment to the transatlantic alliance as he prepares to attend a summit to mark its 70th anniversary in London next week.

Previously the US provided some 22% of NATO's direct funding, which covers the cost of maintaining the NATO headquarters, joint security investments and some combined military operations.

US defense officials tell CNN that the Trump administration sought to reduce its contribution to about 16%, bringing it in line with Germany's, which provides 14.8% despite the US having a larger economy.

Trump has long slammed NATO allies, particularly Germany for not meeting the 2% NATO defense spending target, which only eight of 29 members currently meet. All members pledged to reach the 2% level by 2024 but not all of them currently have plans to do so. Member countries have boosted defense spending considerably in recent years, something Trump has claimed credit for.

North Korea fires two ‘unidentified projectiles’ on Thanksgiving (Raw Story link): North Korea fired two “unidentified projectiles” on Thursday — the Thanksgiving holiday in the USSeoul said, as nuclear talks between Pyongyang and Washington remain deadlocked.

The projectiles were fired eastwards from South Hamgyong province and came down in the Sea of Japan, also known as the East Sea, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said.

Nuclear negotiations between the US and the North have been at a standstill since the Hanoi summit between President Donald Trump and leader Kim Jong Un broke up in February, and Pyongyang has since demanded Washington change its approach by the end of the year.

North Korea is growing anxious as its deadline approaches,” said Shin Beom-chul of the Asan Institute for Policy Studies. “That’s why it’s carrying out these provocations, which is the typical North Korean playbook to get more concessions from the US.”

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23 comments:

  1. Republican Group Hits Donald Trump With Critical Ad: ‘What Is He Afraid Of?’

    Republicans for the Rule of Law goes after the president yet again with its new spot.

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/republicans-for-the-rule-of-law-trump-hiding-ad_n_5ddf7355e4b00149f7299543

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    1. Republicans To Run Ads On Fox News Supporting Trump Impeachment

      https://www.politicususa.com/2019/11/27/republicans-rule-of-law-impeachment.html

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  2. This is the 240th day Donald Trump has gone golfing since he occupied the WhiteHouse. Let's be mindful that he’s hard at work focusing on what really matters to him. #DoNothingPresident

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  3. Can whomever that has to post non stop links just chill a bit and maybe comment only on the main blog topic ? Do ya really think we’re clicking on your endless links?

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    1. 6:33 - What is your opinion about Trump weakening America’s military position throughout the world for the benefit of brutal dictators like Putin and Kim?

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    2. 6:33 doesn't care.

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    3. I’m owner of 6:33 post and I hope the scum gets impeached today, I’m just saying the onslaught of other off topic websites is too much, can’t we just discuss the main blog topic ? It’s just a free for all with 100 links thrown here daily. Stayed focused to get him out.

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    4. But ... but the "communists" must be exposed!

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  4. Trump Has Spent $115 Million On Golf Trips ― Or 287 Years Of Presidential Salary

    https://www.yahoo.com/huffpost/trump-golf-trips-millions-thanksgiving-221349040.html

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  5. President Donald Trump’s Women’s Rights Flub

    President Donald Trump was “curious” as to why no one celebrated the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage — before the 100th anniversary.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fSI1v4I7cs

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  6. Mindless link blogger, President Trump does not receive a salary but you would know this if you did not rely on the Huffington post whose owner is female and she choose not to print coverage of the 19 Amendment and 100 years.
    My observations are that Ariana Huffington is a drag Queen who does not celebrate womanhood and the right to vote.
    Happy Turkey day y'all.

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    1. Comment Crybaby: If Trump is spending 287 years worth of a presidential salary on golf trip to his malarial golf swamps, but not taking his salary, how many years would he need to live for the taxpayers to come out ahead? Assuming, of course, he won't take another 30 trips to his golf courses before Christmas.

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    2. The Russian Asset's salary is $115 million in golf trips, untold millions in emoluments, and the eternal thanks of his boss, Putin.

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  7. 1. Is asking a foreign power to dig up dirt on a major political rival an impeachable offense? Yes.

    2. Did Trump do it? Yes. There's a transcript of his phone call.

    3. The end.

    Don't let your Trump-supporting crazy ass neighbor fog this up.

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  8. Ah come on mindless, Florida's Mara Lago is President Trumps home. What do you hold against anyone going home for the holidays? You must be one of those commie Turkeys.

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    1. I am all in favor of Trump going home. What I don't particularly like is that it has cumulatively cost the taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars, and he doesn't stay there.

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    2. Home for that badboy is in the dirt 6 ft under

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  9. Religious conservatives lead the nation in search for porn

    https://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2014/10/religious-conservatives-lead-the-nation-in-search-for-porn/

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  10. If you remember Jeffery Epstein died mysteriously and now another person connected to dirty dealings with (djt). This is how secrets are kept by the number of bodies that pile up to protect the (djt) the dirty KING. https://www.lamag.com/citythinkblog/deutsche-bank-death/

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  11. Hillary had Jeffrey killed, she didn't want a tell all book with photos of Bill to be published.

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    1. OK, turkey. Get back in your bucket.

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  12. The former Deutsch Bank official who approved Trump's billion $ loan has committed suicide in Malibu.

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