It’s a smorgasbord of a podcast today, in which we talk about NATO, and British governmental collapse, and military spending, and the dangers of a remilitarized Europe, and Europe’s declining birthrate, and Mike Pompeo and North Korea, and whether liberals are going insane. Give a listen.

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There are 3 comments.

  1. Texmoor Coolidge

    Kinda frustrated by the Europe discussion. I think Sohrab made the best point. Nobody in their right mind thinks we should pull out of Europe, but we can’t baby them either. Germany et al. are not children and have to meet their mutual defense responsibilities. Them refusing to address Muslim immigration and bullying around the rest of Europe is what’s causing this populist backlash. Putin is taking advantage of that.

    I don’t know if they’ve noticed, but America is stretched thin at the moment; thanks Obama! The cavalry isn’t just over the horizon.

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    • July 9, 2018, at 2:59 PM PDT
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  2. JuliaBlaschke Coolidge

    Texmoor (View Comment):

    Kinda frustrated by the Europe discussion. I think Sohrab made the best point. Nobody in their right mind thinks we should pull out of Europe, but we can’t baby them either. Germany et al. are not children and have to meet their mutual defense responsibilities. Them refusing to address Muslim immigration and bullying around the rest of Europe is what’s causing this populist backlash. Putin is taking advantage of that.

    I don’t know if they’ve noticed, but America is stretched thin at the moment; thanks Obama! The cavalry isn’t just over the horizon.

    Just wait till President Kamala Harris comes in and announces we don’t need a military … or borders.

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    • July 9, 2018, at 3:17 PM PDT
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  3. mildlyo Member

    I’d like to ask the panel’s opinion on a pet peeve of mine as regards NATO.

    In 2001 we decided to end the long brushfire ceasefire with Iraq that persisted through the Clinton administration.

    We had troops in NATO bases and a continuous land path of paved roads inside the borders of NATO signatory allies between the gates of those bases and the northern border of Iraq.

    On paper, the NATO alliance was legally bound to grant us access and logistical support the mement we invoked article six and asked for it.

    We should have been able to put scouts across the border in 100 hours and a battallion of troops in a week.

    If NATO was worth the paper that it is supposedly based upon, that is how that war should have gone.

    It didn’t happen that way because NATO is a polite fiction and always has been. 

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    • July 9, 2018, at 5:33 PM PDT
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