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Re: - what percent of NATO does the US pay to defend Europe?
Reply #120 - Oct 10th, 2018 at 6:58pm
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patrick2 wrote on Oct 10th, 2018 at 6:28pm:
Sorry we didn't support one of your European wars for free.  A lot of the world's problems have come from European malfeasance.  Not only your endless wars about whether the border is here or there between your countries, but the endless strife that is consequent to you former colonial empires, continuing to the present day.  If I remember correctly, the EU GDP is about the same as the US.  You have more people.  There's no reason why you can't take on ALL of your defense.


WWII wasn’t a European war. Clue in the name.


I suspect you may need to read some books without pictures in them.



Again; it’s not about Europeans taking advantage. It’s about Americans siezing advantage.

WWII was about ideas. It’s astonishing that you can’t understand that.
  

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Reply #121 - Oct 10th, 2018 at 7:14pm
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Limey. wrote on Oct 10th, 2018 at 6:58pm:
WWII wasn’t a European war. Clue in the name.


The subject of this thread is the European defense, and WW2 was actually two wars - the Japanese imperialism, and your war, which were almost independent of each other.  The US fought almost all of the Japanese one and half the European one.


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A joke...........everyone laugh.........

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Again; it’s not about Europeans taking advantage. It’s about Americans siezing advantage.


seizing  Roll Eyes

It's advantageous to us to pay your defense bills?   Smiley

If we pay for your vacation in Ibiza, will we have even more "advantages"?  Grin
  
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Reply #122 - Oct 10th, 2018 at 7:20pm
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I wonder if there is a link between US hegemony and the dollar's status as a reserve currency...
  

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Reply #123 - Oct 10th, 2018 at 7:26pm
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TowardLiberty wrote on Oct 10th, 2018 at 7:20pm:
I wonder if there is a link between US hegemony and the dollar's status as a reserve currency...


I wonder why it's the reserve currency?  Doggone it, the arabs could have just as well made the Ethiopian Birr the reserve currency!   Grin

Correct direction of causality:

Hegemony -->  reserve currency

Incorrect direction of causality:

reserve currency -->  Hegemony
  
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Re: - what percent of NATO does the US pay to defend Europe?
Reply #124 - Oct 10th, 2018 at 7:30pm
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patrick2 wrote on Oct 10th, 2018 at 7:26pm:
I wonder why it's the reserve currency?  Doggone it, the arabs could have just as well made the Ethiopian Birr the reserve currency!   Grin


I'm not sure that's the direction of causality...

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Correct direction of causality:

Hegemony -->  reserve currency

Incorrect direction of causality:

reserve currency -->  Hegemony

There ya go. Much better.

Now the next step is to consider what NATO dominance means for US hegemony and what giving it up might mean for the dollar.

Ya know... the issue I thought I was raising with my post.
  

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Re: - what percent of NATO does the US pay to defend Europe?
Reply #125 - Oct 10th, 2018 at 7:33pm
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patrick2 wrote on Oct 10th, 2018 at 7:14pm:
The subject of this thread is the European defense, and WW2 was actually two wars - the Japanese imperialism, and your war, which were almost independent of each other.  The US fought almost all of the Japanese one and half the European one.



So what? It was a war between democracies (with severe moral problems around colonies) and totalitarians.  Apart from our totalitarian Ally. Who Roosevelt quite liked.
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A joke...........everyone laugh.........


No, a comment on your Disney world view. Yes. Laugh.
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seizing  Roll Eyes


Grrrr I hate typing drunk

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It's advantageous to us to pay your defense bills?   Smiley



Yes.

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If we pay for your vacation in Ibiza, will we have even more "advantages"?  Grin

No.

I don’t want to go to Ibiza.

But thank you.
  

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