Sunday, February 26, 2017

Merkel Gives In To US Pressure On NATO

Via Billy

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Saturday her country needs to meet its NATO obligation to spend 2 percent of gross domestic product on defense.

The Trump administration is actively pushing NATO allies to increase their spending. Germany currently spends about 1.2 percent of GDP on defense, which Merkel vows to change if she is elected for a fourth term in office this September.

“Obligations have to be fulfilled,” Merkel said at a campaign rally Saturday. “And, others in the world will demand that of us. And, I think they’re right that Germany must uphold its obligations.”


  1. I had a very good impression of Merkel before the problem with Muslims arose. I am not sure any more what to make of the whole situation with her.In terms of NATO I would love it see it disbanded. I think they are out to start WWIII with Russia bu their constant provocations.