The United States definitely shoulders the majority of the burden when it comes to NATO.
Certain countries should consider themselves lucky to even be a member of the group.
However, how many of our NATO allies could we count on to support us in our time of need?
A new poll by the Pew Research Center has found that various NATO allies would turn their backs on us if we needed their help.
Conservative Tribune reports:
According to a new poll by the Pew Research Center, in the United States support rose from 56 percent in 2015 to 62 percent in 2017, whereas in the U.K. it dropped from 49 percent to 45 percent, and in Spain it plummeted from 48 percent to 46 percent.
That’s concerning, though not quite as much as the pathetically low support rating found in Germany, where only 40 percent of the nation’s citizens currently believe their government should intervene on behalf of an ally in case of an attack.
This is just plain shocking, especially given the powerful role German Chancellor Angela Merkel plays in the European Union, where her demands for open borders for refugees and migrants has wrought an abundance of problems for the region.
President Donald Trump has openly bashed NATO in the past, calling it a waste of money and criticized our NATO allies for not contributing to the alliance.
Trump is set to meet with NATO leaders in Brussels on Thursday.
It is believed the meeting will revolve around “Washington’s commitment to the military alliance that has defined western political unity for nearly seven decades, and military contributions from the rest of its members,” as noted by USA Today.
One thing we can be sure of, Trump will stand his ground and force our useless NATO allies to pay for their protection. Former President Barack Obama provided our allies with a free ride, but under Trump, the free ride is now over.
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