Trump Should Dump NATO Next

Trump Should Dump NATO Next

Trump Should Dump NATO Next

Trump has stuck to his pre-election promise and dropped out of the Paris Climate deal, one of the many platform promises that seen America elect him as president.

Now that he has shown a willingness to break the traditions of globalization he should look to Dump the UN and NATO next.

NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) is an international alliance that consists of 28 member states from North America and Europe. It was established at the signing of the North Atlantic Treaty on 4 April 1949. Article Five of the treaty states that if an armed attack occurs against one of the member states, it should be considered an attack against all members, and other members shall assist the attacked member, with armed forces if necessary. But predominantly America pays for NATO.

Taking that statement for what it means becomes terrifying, Consider if Syria and Russia respond to Turkey’s aggression by counter-invading Turkey, the entire NATO alliance are automatically Treaty-obligated to ‘defend’ Turkey from that justified invasion of Turkey by Syria and by Syria’s Russian ally.

Meanwhile in Turkey Erdogan is building an Islamic Caliphate.

Politically Misguided

Promoting Democracy has been a disaster in the Middle East, and that is the 1st objective for NATO.

NATO promotes democratic values and enables members to consult and cooperate on defence and security-related issues to solve problems, build trust and, in the long run, prevent conflict.

A War Machine

NATO is committed to the peaceful resolution of disputes. If diplomatic efforts fail, it has the military power to undertake crisis-management operations. These are carried out under the collective defence clause of NATO’s founding treaty – Article 5 of the Washington Treaty or under a United Nations mandate, alone or in cooperation with other countries and international organisations.

NATO runs on US Money

NATO is protecting Europe from nothing, Russia is not about to invade, what they do is make a mess in the Middle East and Africa.

NATO’s only danger is Islamic terrorism, something they assisted in creating and have done nothing to stop.

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg announced the alliance’s decision to formally join the campaign against the Islamic State at the alliance summit in Brussels last week.

However, NATO’s involvement in anti-Islamic State activities in Syria were bound to generate confusion as most of the alliance’s leading member states were publicly committed to toppling the country’s legitimate government.

The decision to join the anti-Islamic State campaign was a desperate attempt to stay relevant and likely to prove controversial as NATO already faced increasing unpopularity in Europe, a growing history of ineffectiveness and a lack of justification for its military capabilities and spending levels.

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S. Jack Heffernan Ph.D. Funds Manager at HEFFX holds a Ph.D. in Economics and brings with him over 25 years of trading experience in Asia and hands on experience in Venture Capital, he has been involved in several start ups that have seen market capitalization over $500m and 1 that reach a peak market cap of $15b. He has managed and overseen start ups in Mining, Shipping, Technology and Financial Services.

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