Donald Trump threatens to not defend all in NATO unless Europe increases its military spending

Donald Trump


Donald Trump made statements that a Trump Administration might not send US troops to support an attacked NATO country if that nation has not been spending an agreed upon amount on its military:

July 21, 2016

Donald Trump has said that if he is elected president he may abandon a guarantee of protection to fellow Nato countries.

Speaking to the New York Times, Mr Trump said the US would only come to the aid of allies if they have “fulfilled their obligations to us”.

Members of Nato have all signed a treaty that says they will come to the aid of any member that is attacked. …

Mr Trump’s comments hit at the fundamental basis of the Atlantic alliance; that an attack on one ally is an attack on all.

Under Article 5 of Nato’s founding treaty, allies are bound to come to the aid of a member under attack.

The US has long been pressing its European allies to spend more on defence. That is slowly beginning to have an effect.

But never has there been a suggestion that the US would renege on its responsibilities. …

Asked about Russian aggression towards Nato countries in the Baltic region, Mr Trump suggested the US might abandon the longstanding protections offered by the US to such nations.

July 21, 2016

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said a NATO ally would not necessarily receive the backing of the US military in a crisis situation.

A NATO member would only receive help from the US military if they had fulfilled their commitments to the alliance, Trump said.

Other parts of the interview indicated that Trump would be willing to significantly lower the priority of US troop deployments. He mostly cited the costs of such deployments, indicating that the US was shouldering too much of the burden of keeping other countries safe and that America suffers in terms of trade losses as a result. …

“We are spending a fortune on military in order to lose $800 billion,” Trump told the Times.

Trump also referred to America’s role as a global influencer, saying America needed to focus on its own problems before lecturing other nations on how to handle theirs.

“When the world sees how bad the United States is and we start talking about civil liberties, I don’t think we are a very good messenger,” he said, referring specifically to whether or not the United States should weigh in on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s handling of a coup attempt in Turkey.

This is in line with Trump’s ‘America First’ policy, which he said meant “we are going to take care of this country first before we worry about everyone else in the world.”

On the surface, it may seem reasonable that if a nation in the NATO alliance is in violation of their military spending agreements, essentially be considered in default of their NATO ‘contract,’ and thus not receive ‘benefits’ from that contract.

But realize that once nations in Europe begin to spend more on their militaries, that this will have consequences that it does not seem that Donald Trunp has considered.

While all realize that World War I and World War II mainly involved war from a major power in Europe (there were also wars in Asia and Africa), some fail to realize that it will be the same for what I have called World War III (see World War III: Steps in Progress).

Before getting to the Bible, notice something that was sent to me in Spanish last night, with a machine-translation into English below it:

La Unión Europea (UE) sería “la segunda potencia militar” del mundo si los Veintiocho uniesen sus capacidades de defensa, afirma el codirector del Instituto de Estudios sobre Conflictos y Acción Humanitaria (IECAH), Jesús Núñez, quien lamentó la actual “cortedad de miras inquietante” de los líderes europeos.

“Si sumamos las capacidades que ahora mismo tiene la Unión Europea en defensa automáticamente pasaríamos a ser la segunda potencia militar de la Tierra, y si no lo somos es porque no hay voluntad política, porque cada gobierno nacional sigue pensando en clave de que es mejor ser cabeza de ratón que cola de león”, aseguró este comandante en la reserva, experto en conflictos.

Hemos llegado a un punto en el que los Veintiocho tendrán que decidir, según Núñez, si “seguir siendo el eterno adolescente que los fines de semana pide la paga a sus padres porque no quiere vivir de manera autónoma y ser responsable de sus actos, y en ese caso seguir bajo el paraguas de Estados Unidos en el marco de la OTAN”, o bien asumir que ya “somos una criatura adulta, dueña de su propio destino y tenemos que apostar por una Europa de la Defensa”.

El problema es que la Defensa es una de las pocas políticas de peso que los Estados europeos aún no han transferido a Bruselas, añadió, para explicar las “resistencias” a la integración en esta materia, en la que identificó tres posturas muy diferenciadas.

The European Union (EU) would be “the second military power” in the world if Veintiocho unite their defense capabilities, says the co-director of the Institute of Studies on Conflicts and Humanitarian Action (IECAH), Jesus Nunez, who lamented the current “shortsightedness disturbing view “of European leaders.

“If we add the capabilities that now has the European Union in defense automatically we would become the second military power on earth, and if we are not is because there is no political will, because each national government is considering key that is better be head mouse lion’s tail, “said the commander in the reserve, an expert in conflict.

We have reached a point where Veintiocho will have to decide, according to Nunez, if “remain the eternal teenager weekend calls pay their parents because they want to live independently and be accountable for their actions, and in that case remain under the umbrella of the United States in the framework of NATO “, or assume that because” we are an adult creature, master of its own destiny and we have to bet on a European defense “.

The problem is that the defense is one of the few policies weight that European states have not yet been transferred to Brussels, he added, to explain the “resistance” to integration in this area, which identified three very different positions.

So, at least one analyst already believes that Europe (including the UK which plans to leave the Brussels-based European Union) is essentially the second military power in the world, if it transferred its power to a central authority.  And that is before it would increase its military spending as the USA has encouraged, and a President Trump might insist upon.

Now getting to the Bible, first let’s look at the Book of Revelation:

12 “The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have received no kingdom as yet, but they receive authority for one hour as kings with the beast. 13 These are of one mind, and they will give their power and authority to the beast. (Revelation 17:12-13)

The above shows two future reorganizations in Europe (see also Must the Ten Kings of Revelation 17:12 Rule over Ten Currently Existing Nations?). Notice that the power and authority are given to one central leader in verse 13.

Is this a warring leader? Well yes, since the Bible says that the world will marvel over the military success of this leader:

3 And I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded, and his deadly wound was healed. And all the world marveled and followed the beast. 4 So they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?” (Revelation 13:3-4)

The Book of Daniel shows that this European Beast power will destroy the USA (the land with the ‘strongest fortresses’) and a confederation of nations that are predominantly Muslim:

39 He will attack the mightiest fortresses with the help of a foreign god and will greatly honor those who acknowledge him. He will make them rulers over many people and will distribute the land at a price. 40“At the time of the end the king of the South will engage him in battle, and the king of the North will storm out against him with chariots and cavalry and a great fleet of ships. He will invade many countries and sweep through them like a flood. 41 He will also invade the Beautiful Land. Many countries will fall, but Edom, Moab and the leaders of Ammon will be delivered from his hand. 42 He will extend his power over many countries; Egypt will not escape. 43 He will gain control of the treasures of gold and silver and all the riches of Egypt, with the Libyans and Cushitesin submission. (Daniel 11:39-43, NIV)

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have both encouraged the Europeans to arm.  It is not likely that either understand the end time prophetic ramifications of that–the end of the USA is coming.

A while back, I did a video Could Donald Trump be Apocalyptic? (I also did one related to Hillary Clinton: Hillary Clinton and Bible Prophecy).

The last video I did was titled: Germany ready for military leadership? If Donald Trump does what he says, or if Europe starts to further question the USA’s commitment to its defense, look for Europeans to be much more willing to accept Germany as a replacement as thei  guarantor. Or at least a major back over it. World events are pushing towards the fulfillment of biblical prophecies such as Revelation 17:12-13 and others.

If Donald Trump gets elected as the next President of the United States, he absolutely will be apocalyptic–and his public statements about Europe and NATO will be factors.

But even if he does not become the next USA President, his rise in the USA and then securing the nomination of the Republic Party has told the Europeans, in general, and the Germans, in particular, that the USA has the potential to turn massively away from them and parts of their agenda. Hillary Clinton also does not have the answers (nor does Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson).

Other than national repentance, the real solution for the USA (and its Anglo-Saxon allies, like Australia) is the Kingdom of God.

Some items of possibly related interest may include:

World War III: Steps in Progress Are there surprising actions going on now that are leading to WWIII? Might a nuclear attack be expected? Does the Bible promise protection to all or only some Christians? How can you be part of those that will be protected? A related video would be Is World War III About to Begin? Can You Escape?
Donald Trump in Prophecy Prophecy, Donald Trump? Are there prophecies that Donald Trump may fulfill? Are there any prophecies that he has already helped fulfill? Could a Donald Trump presidency be apocalyptic? A related video is titled Could Donald Trump be Apocalyptic?
Does God Have a 6,000 Year Plan? What Year Does the 6,000 Years End? Was a 6000 year time allowed for humans to rule followed by a literal thousand year reign of Christ on Earth taught by the early Christians? Does God have 7,000 year plan? What year may the six thousand years of human rule end? When will Jesus return? 2024 or 20xx? There is also a video titled The 6000 Year Plan: Is the end of humanity’s reign almost up? Here is a link to the article in Spanish: ¿Tiene Dios un plan de 6,000 años?
When Will the Great Tribulation Begin? 2016, 2017, or 2018? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? What happens before the Great Tribulation in the “beginning of sorrows”? What happens in the Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord? Is this the time of the Gentiles? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord? Who are the 144,000? Here is a version of the article in the Spanish language: ¿Puede comenzar la Gran Tribulación en 2016 o 2017? ¿Es el Tiempo de los Gentiles? You can also see the English language sermon videos: The Great Tribulation from the Mount of Olives and Can the Great Tribulation begin before 2020? A shorter video is: Can the Great Tribulation Start in 2016?
Just What Do You Mean — Repentance? Do you know what repentance is? Have you truly repented? Repented of what? Herbert W. Armstrong wrote this as a booklet on this important subject.
The Gospel of the Kingdom of God This free online pdf booklet has answers many questions people have about the Gospel of the Kingdom of God and explains why it is the solution to the issues the world is facing.
The Gospel of the Kingdom of God was the Emphasis of Jesus and the Early Church Did you know that? Do you even know what the gospel of the kingdom is all about? You can also see a YouTube video sermons Why Teach the Kingdom of God? and The Gospel of the Kingdom.
Who is the King of the North? Is there one? Do biblical and Roman Catholic prophecies for the Great Monarch point to the same leader? Should he be followed? Who will be the King of the North discussed in Daniel 11? Is a nuclear attack prophesied to happen to the English-speaking peoples of the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand? When do the 1335 days, 1290 days, and 1260 days (the time, times, and half a time) of Daniel 12 begin? When does the Bible show that economic collapse will affect the United States? In the Spanish language check out ¿Quién es el Rey del Norte? Here is a link to a video titled: The Future King of the North.
Europa, the Beast, and Revelation Where did Europe get its name? What might Europe have to do with the Book of Revelation? What about “the Beast”? Is an emerging European power “the daughter of Babylon”? What is ahead for Europe? Here is a link to a video titled: Can You Prove that the Beast to Come is European?
European Technology and the Beast of Revelation Will the coming European Beast power would use and develop technology that will result in the taking over of the USA and its Anglo-Saxon allies? Is this possible? What does the Bible teach? Here is a related YouTube video: Military Technology and the Beast of Revelation.
Must the Ten Kings of Revelation 17:12 Rule over Ten Currently Existing Nations? Some claim that these passages refer to a gathering of 10 currently existing nations together, while one group teaches that this is referring to 11 nations getting together. Is that what Revelation 17:12-13 refers to? The ramifications of misunderstanding this are enormous. A related sermon is titled Ten Kings of Revelation and the Great Tribulation.
Hillary Clinton in Prophecy Prophecy, Hillary Clinton? Are there prophecies that Hillary Clinton may fulfill? Are there any prophecies that she has already helped fulfill? Could Hillary Clinton be apocalyptic? Could Hillary Clinton be the final Antichrist? A video of related interest is titled Hillary Clinton and Bible Prophecy.
Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel Are the Americans, Canadians, English, Scottish, Welsh, Australians, Anglo-Saxon (non-Dutch) Southern Africans, and New Zealanders descendants of Joseph? Where are the lost ten-tribes of Israel? Who are the lost tribes of Israel? What will happen to Jerusalem and the Jews in Israel? Will God punish the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, and other Anglo-Saxon nations? Why might God allow them to be punished first? Here is a link to the Spanish version of this article: Anglo-América & las Tribus Perdidas de Israel. Information is also in the YouTube sermons titled Where are the Ten Lost Tribes? Why does it matter? and British are the Covenant People. A short YouTube of prophetic interest may be Barack Obama and the State of the Apocalypse.
Will the Anglo-Saxon Nations be Divided and Have People Taken as Slaves? Will the lands of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand be divided? What about Jerusalem? What does Bible prophecy teach? Are there non-biblical prophecies that support this idea? Who will divide those lands? Who will end up with the lands and the people? Here is a link to a video titled Will the USA and other Anglo-nations be Divided and Their People Made Slaves? Here is a related item in the Spanish language ¿Serán divididas las naciones anglosajonas?
Hillary Clinton, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States This is a 200 page book for people truly interested in prophecies related to Hillary Clinton and the United States, including learning about many that have already been fulfilled and those that will be fulfilled in the future. It also discusses Republicans. The physical book can be purchased at Amazon from the following link: Hillary Clinton, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States, 2nd edition: Is Hillary Clinton Fulfilling Biblical, Islamic Catholic, Hopi, and other America-Related Prophecies? What About Donald Trump? $11.99.
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