Introducing the European Intervention Initiative

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Introducing the European Intervention Initiative

Postby John Q. Public » Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:32 pm

Under the radar, so to speak, but the EU has formed its own military coalition. It doesn't replace NATO but it gives the EU an alternative in case the US is too busy protecting us from gardeners and hotel maids to assist in a European emergency. Unclear as to whether or not the UK will be joining or if the coalition will have its own seat at NATO's table.

PARIS (Reuters) - A coalition of European militaries ready to react to crises near the continent’s borders was launched on Wednesday with Finland becoming the 10th country to join, amid calls by French President Emmanuel Macron for a “real European army”.

Germany, Belgium, Britain, Denmark, Estonia, the Netherlands, Spain and Portugal have all given their green light for the French-led move. It will see members collaborate on planning, on the analysis of new military and humanitarian crises, and on eventual military responses to those crises.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-euro ... SKCN1NC291


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Re: Introducing the European Intervention Initiative

Postby Vilepagan » Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:54 am

John Q. Public wrote:Source of the post Under the radar, so to speak, but the EU has formed its own military coalition.


Kudos to them. I don't blame them one bit for having no confidence in our Commander-in Chief or his buddy-buddy relationship with Putin.
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Re: Introducing the European Intervention Initiative

Postby MDDad » Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:22 am

It seems a little misguided to go to all the trouble and expense of implementing a new defense alliance when all this will blow over in another two years.

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Re: Introducing the European Intervention Initiative

Postby Fordama » Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:44 am

I agree that it will probably be over in two years, but it could conceivably go on for another 6 years. For decades they could be assured that the American President viewed a stable and somewhat unified western alliance as a supreme importance.

Can we guaranty that the next President will return to that attitude?
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Re: Introducing the European Intervention Initiative

Postby John Q. Public » Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:04 pm

One thing Donald's done is point out that a lot of things we didn't think were possible actually are.
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Re: Introducing the European Intervention Initiative

Postby Professor Fate » Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:41 pm

You mean like somebody who makes promises, and then actually keeps them? :wink: :cheers:
Well, obviously we have giant butterflies in CA. They's climbin' in your windows, They's snatchin' your people up, tryin' to steal 'em. So y'all need to hide your kids, hide your stars, and hide your coaches cause they're grabin' everybody out here.

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Re: Introducing the European Intervention Initiative

Postby Fordama » Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:38 pm

No, like somebody actually being that ridiculous reaching the White House.
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Re: Introducing the European Intervention Initiative

Postby Bick » Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:46 pm

MDDad wrote:Source of the post It seems a little misguided to go to all the trouble and expense of implementing a new defense alliance when all this will blow over in another two years.


Or they could really stick it to us by permanently providing for their own defense. Any idea where they'd get the $$ to do that? What might we be able to do with our $$ if we didn't have to supply the defense for them?

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Re: Introducing the European Intervention Initiative

Postby MDDad » Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:15 pm

Thanks, Bick, that's what I've been trying to point out for years. Whether it's American liberals pointing out the socialist paradise countries of Europe, or the fantasy of what a successful independent nation California would be, they all overlook the same caveat: It's a lot easier to be a successful paradise when you have Big Daddy protecting your butt.

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Re: Introducing the European Intervention Initiative

Postby Omar Bongo » Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:32 pm

It doesn't take long for people to get fat and lazy and forget the hard-earned lessons of the recent past, does it? It's like a self-imposed Groundhog Day...
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Re: Introducing the European Intervention Initiative

Postby Vilepagan » Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:35 pm

It does seem a bit curious for a history buff.
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