When you insult the President of the United States and side with his detractors, you can expect to be excoriated by former Congressman Allen B. West. When you side with those who snicker at a presidential speech, you can expect the wrath of Mr. West. That is what you will get here, a detailing of the two-faced double standards practiced by the liberal progressive left. Read and enjoy the reading.
As Written By Allen B. West:
It’s always great to see what the chuckleheads on the progressive socialist left are saying. I dare not say “thinking” because of their intellectual dishonesty, and inability to lucidly and competently articulate a thought.
And, so, today I found some very nutty drivel emanating from those dubious and uninsightful folks over at Think Progress. They have no issue with European leaders snickering at our President. Yep, those highly intellectual folks who somehow keep allowing their citizens to get blown up and killed were finding humor with the address of President Trump. Funny thing, those 50 Muslim leaders? None of them were laughing.
I now know why it’s so very easy to stump a liberal progressive in a debate: they read stupid stuff like this article, as drawn in crayon over at Think Progress, under the title, “After leaking intelligence to Russia, Trump insults allies in a speech to NATO:”
President Donald Trump capped off his administration’s first trip abroad by scolding other members of NATO for failing to “meet their financial obligations” in a speech delivered at the alliance’s headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.
While the visibly nonplussed leaders of Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, and other member NATO states looked on, Trump spoke at length about the “chronic underpayments” they allegedly had made to mutual defense.
“If NATO countries made their full and complete contributions, then NATO would be even stronger than it is today, especially from the threat of terrorism,” he said.
“And I never asked once what the new NATO headquarters cost,” he added. “I refuse to do that.”
The refusal of other NATO states to pay their “fair share” is an old hobbyhorse of Trump’s, but it’s a myth. As former U.S. ambassador to NATO Ivo Daalder told the Washington Post in March, “The President keeps saying that we need to be paid by the Europeans for the fact that we have troops in Europe or provide defense there. But that’s not how it works.” Member states have until 2024 to ramp up spending so they meet a contribution target equal to 2 percent of their GDP.
Trump’s lecture was particularly striking because his administration has spent the past few weeks weakening the U.S. alliance with other NATO states through non-financial means. For instance, the president himself leaked classified intelligence about ISIS to the Russian government, NATO’s primary antagonist; then, on the same day that he tried to shake down allies for bigger contributions to mutual defense, Trump got publicly reprimanded by U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May over his administration’s leaks of sensitive intelligence regarding Monday’s attack in Manchester.
The writer of this piece is some fella named Ned Resnikoff. I just have to wonder if ol’ Ned was upset about Barack Obama whispering to Dmitry Medvedev to tell Vladimir Putin that he would have “more flexibility” after his reelection? I mean seriously Ned, don’t ya think that’s questionable when it comes to collusion with Russia? After all, subsequently Russian-supported forces overran the Crimea and eastern Ukraine…but Obama sent the Ukrainian military socks and blankets.
Hey, Ned, remember when Obama chided Mitt Romney for saying that Russia…….
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