During the Vice President’s visit to Poland on Monday, Mike Pence used the venue to send a curious message to Germany.
At the meeting, Pence sharply criticized Germany for not meeting its NATO defense spending target and instead embracing the Nord Stream natural gas pipelines from Russia.
So far, the usual NATO jibes. We’ve heard it all before. But what’s this “instead”? Germany cannot pay more to NATO because it pays for energy to Russia? Of course, not. So, why say that? What is he getting at?
The “instead” is just grifterspeak, mentioned to get the mark’s attention. “You know — all that gas you need to keep from freezing to death?” That kind of remark.
Really. He continues griping about NATO spending, and again …
“It simply makes no sense for people of the United States to bear the lion’s share of the burden of defending Europe … to see Germany become dependent on Russia for their energy needs is another point that President Trump will continue to raise.”
Do you see it now? Was i imagining things when i questioned that “instead”?
It seems perfectly clear that the Vice President of the United States has threatened to work in concert with Russia, against Germany, to get what THEY want.
Keep in mind that “NATO spending” is, of course, code for doing business. Trump business.
Am I reading this correctly? Is that where we’re at now? Is this what we want?