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11. Read up on why NATO was created after the war. It was to avoid just what we're witnessing now.
Tue Feb 27, 2024, 02:12 AM
Feb 27

The US doesn't pick up anywhere near "most" of NATO's budget. In fact, the US's contribution is 16% (the same as Germany.) The UK and France come next at 11% and 10%. NATO spending is money well spent and has served its purpose quite well.

If Russia gains Ukraine, it will keep going. Putin said so himself. That's why NATO exists.

This message was self-deleted by its author WarGamer Feb 26 #1
So..what to do..shiver in fear about the "what if" or Deuxcents Feb 26 #2
If it's AFU soldiers... give them what they need. WarGamer Feb 26 #3
If that had been the attitude 80 years ago, we'd all be speaking German now. PSPS Feb 27 #9
There was no NATO in WW2... WarGamer Feb 27 #10
Read up on why NATO was created after the war. It was to avoid just what we're witnessing now. PSPS Feb 27 #11
This message was self-deleted by its author WarGamer Feb 27 #13
I don't know if I have ever seen you post a source for all the conservative leaning stats BootinUp Feb 27 #14
I call it factual. WarGamer Feb 27 #15
The problem is you are characterizing BootinUp Feb 27 #16
I think I'd characterize it as... WarGamer Feb 27 #17
So what u are saying is you want to slash BootinUp Feb 27 #19
But Putin has global ambitions NickB79 Feb 27 #26
It's expensive to be the hegemon Dave says Feb 27 #31
Yeah...paying NATO dues and the amount of military expenditures are two different things. BlueGrimmy Feb 27 #21
Ukraine is part of and critical to the future Europe, not to China and N. Korea. brush Feb 27 #29
Yeah, that's not a wise position, IMO. Happy Hoosier Feb 27 #20
We've given an awful lot..... Red Mountain Feb 27 #25
The good thng is all the US weapons are made here...jobs,jobs, jobs. brush Feb 28 #34
China wouldn't waste their resources and I doubt North Korea has many to send ColinC Feb 26 #4
This message was self-deleted by its author WarGamer Feb 26 #6
What does China have to gain? Happy Hoosier Feb 27 #22
Because the threat itself probably stops it from ever happening... WarGamer Feb 27 #23
Foreign fighters already in Russia cbabe Feb 26 #5
that's correct... WarGamer Feb 26 #7
Fun thought for a game Red Mountain Feb 27 #28
It is certainly not a silly thought. Irish_Dem Feb 27 #30
China can't get to Ukraine Red Mountain Feb 27 #32
I am speechless at your response. Irish_Dem Feb 27 #33
Doubtful..... Red Mountain Feb 27 #24
They will still need artillery. I think this is just talk though. nt BootinUp Feb 27 #8
This is likely angrychair Feb 27 #12
Slovak PM talking out his ass: maxsolomon Feb 27 #18
NATO may have no choice if the US drops the ball on funding. Irish_Dem Feb 27 #27
It won't be NATO, but a possibe coalition of European nations as Ukraine is not... brush Feb 28 #35
Yes of course, the US is seen as unreliable and untrustworthy. Irish_Dem Feb 28 #37
Well, it is interesting. EndlessWire Feb 28 #36
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