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To: BenLurkin

The krauts spend all of 1.2 % of GDP on defense. We spend 3.9.


5 posted on 06/03/2017 4:26:04 PM PDT by Lumper20
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To: Lumper20

I’m sure the Balkan Muslims will do their dirty deeds for next to free, and by using Germany’s cast-off equipment.


7 posted on 06/03/2017 4:30:14 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: Lumper20

The majority of many categories of German military hardware is not even deployable right now (see article linked below). Their own military reports that up to 50-80% of key categories of planes, tanks, etc. aren’t operational. They have a “hollow” military, even for the overly small size that it is. They can help with some “peacekeeping” force but they are largely incapable of providing serious combat units for sustained operations. NATO is becoming a hollow force aside from the USA’s units.

(note: article linked below mistakenly says President Trump is seeking an increase to 2% of GDP for military spending by NATO members by 2024. That is certainly incorrect. Trump is seeking change RIGHT AWAY, and some such as Merkel have responded by saying they might, maybe, get there by 2024)

http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/europe/de-budget.htm


10 posted on 06/03/2017 4:52:34 PM PDT by Enchante (Searching throughout the country for one honest Democrat....)
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To: Lumper20

“The krauts spend all of 1.2 % of GDP on defense. We spend 3.9.”

I think that’s going to change almost immediately when we quit sending in our checks to NATO. The Germans are just a bunch of freeloaders we’ve carried since the end of WWII. Time we kicked them out of our nest. And don’t get me started on the Frogs, if anything, they’re worse than the Germans.


14 posted on 06/03/2017 9:58:43 PM PDT by vette6387
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