Pretty clear to me that a split in NATO will quite
possibly be a future reality.
It is being aggravated by the enigmatic actions of
The Trump enigma is not caused so much by what Trump
accomplishes but more so by the near
incongruous manner in which he seeks to attain change and
the final results. Some good, some bad, while still others
are very bad. At present NATO stands
in the limelight!
Sometimes Trump's claims lack veracity, but still
are not valueless when they are compared to a bigger picture,
namely the United States and what we think and more
importantly what we spend on everything.
President Trump boldly claims that our share of
the of the NATO budget is up to as high as
Obviously, if you look at the figures
given freely by NATO that figure is false.
States Share of the cost is right around 22%
for the 29 members North Atlantic Treaty
(That title is a
goodly stretch of geography when you consider that Turkey is a
NATO member. Pretty far distant from the North Atlantic. The
stretch is facilitated by Turkey's consent to allow US air
bases and missile bases in their country. A strategic
advantage for the United States
Trump is money oriented so that figure of 90% is accurate
when you give consideration as to what the United States
Spends on Military Supremacy in comparison with what other
NATO members spend on their own modest military
Trump wants the NATO members to spend more on their own
On the same podium so to speak, he condemns
members for their proprietary efforts to bring about a
European system of strategic
That is a plan being pushed for some
time by Biscop of France.
It is possible that the French
involvement in Mali may have served as the catalyst for that
If Biscop's plan is successful in spite of Trump's out of
step criticism it is certain that American defense contractors
will be devastated.
It is only logical to assume that
European governments will favor European defense contractors
over those in the US.
Many Europeans favor the plan as the most viable way to
level the playing field and to put a check
on the military dominance of the United
No longer will we be the only kid on the
block with muscle.
No longer will we be in control of
How much of that will we be willing to sell or provide to
other nations or purported allies during a crisis?
Who shall have the BOMB? While others may have
only the desire for the BOMB,
while for only that desire being constantly intimidated
by the United States.
If Trump is successful in his corporate
approach to the NATO criticism, then everybody can
have their very own BOMB, maybe even a really bigger
The non-proliferation agreement will have met a
I hope that the President is up to speed on the shift of
the Military Zone or band of control to the South. For the
past 15 years or so, it has been migrating to the South,
concentrating on Sub-Saharan Africa and that portion of middle
Asia and the Far East.
In regards to Sub-Sahara Africa, there has been an
outstanding increase in the younger working
Some stats would indicate that in the last
decade that group has tripled in size, and that means those
young people will be migrating to tired old European soil for
jobs and opportunities. Alas, there may be little of anything
as the ravages of climate change, civil conflicts and general
discord and discontent will be the only rewards.
It could be that a split in NATO will ultimately see the
devastation of Europe in the not too distant future.
Without a doubt, if the Trump corporate
approach to an improved bottom line
NATO results in the establishment of a firm
organization of strategic enablers the main
topic of discussion for those new member nations will be
Clearly, the NATO talks and meetings are not all about
money. Maybe they should be, and maybe because well
enough NATO is dynamic and because a
majority of Americans believe that our sovereignty is
preserved by our present military superiority we should
leave well enough alone.