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Friday, January 18, 2019

4 reasons to leave NATO

My latest at Medium:
You may dislike President Trump and his Administration for a variety of reasons. The majority of American do. I do on several important issues. But your reasons, and my reasons, are not the Beltway Establishment’s reasons. They hate Trump because they want a perpetual Cold War with Russia. For all his faults, Trump wants to end it, and he’s right.  
That’s the origin of Russia-gate. That Trump wanted to change the course of American foreign policy is the only “evidence” of Russian meddling in the 2016 election. After all, who in their right mind doesn’t want to continue the hostilities? The Russians somehow got to Trump! There’s no other possible explanation!
And when it was revealed that Trump has often discussed pulling out of NATO, the critics shouted, “See! See! This will benefit Putin! Trump is Putin’s puppet!”But Trump is right. Antagonism with Russia makes the world a more dangerous place, and helps justify an absurdly large Military-Industrial Complex. 
And Trump is probably more right about NATO than he realizes.

4-minute read.

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