Trump pulled troops out of Germany because Putin told him… what? why?

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June 1st: Trump talks to Putin on the phone, again.
June 5th: Trump announces he withdrawing one-third of US troops from Germany
June 5th: Putin announces he’s moving more troops to Russia’s western border with Europe

Is he bringing nearly 10,000 troops home for some illegal purpose?

Perhaps only President Donald Trump could turn a withdrawal of troops into an act of aggression.

The president has directed the Pentagon to reduce sharply the number of U.S. military forces stationed in Germany, where a heavy presence of GIs has long served as a symbol of Washington’s commitment to protecting its European allies.

The White House would not confirm the plan, which was first reported Friday by the Wall Street Journal, but current and former officials familiar with it said Trump would cap the U.S. military presence at 25,000 — requiring a reduction of nearly 30 percent, or roughly 9,700 troops.

As of March 31, there were 34,674 U.S. military personnel stationed in Germany, including 20,774 from the Army and 12,980 from the Air Force, according to the most recent publicly-available Pentagon deployment report. 

Some 19,000 additional civilian employees support the uniformed military forces, and that number would almost certainly be cut as a result of the planned withdrawals.

The reduction in forces stands to reverse an increase in the U.S. military presence in Europe during Trump’s administration, which NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has trumpeted repeatedly to refute any suggestion that America’s commitment to the alliance might be wavering under the president who once called it “obsolete” and who has repeatedly bashed allies for not spending enough on their own militaries.

Stoltenberg has pointed to the increased U.S. presence as part of NATO’s effort to step up deterrence against an increasingly aggressive and assertive Russia. Moscow undoubtedly will cheer any reduction in the U.S. military footprint in Europe, which the Kremlin has regarded as a menacing presence since the days of the Cold War.

www.politico.com/…

More sucking up to Russia

A pilot showed his support for George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement by “drawing” a raised fist in the sky.  Dimitri Neonakis from Canada designed a flight path that would chart the outline of a fist over Halifax.  Taking nearly two and a half hours on Thursday 4 June, the aerial tribute covered 330 nautical miles.  Tracking site Flight Aware shared a speeded-up video of the flight path last week, tweeting: “HAPPENING NOW In the skies over Halifax, Canada.”  Neonakis shared the flight path on his Facebook page, dedicating it “For George” and also sharing a picture of George Floyd alongside images of his journey.
pilot showed his support for George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement by “drawing” a raised fist in the sky.
Dimitri Neonakis from Canada designed a flight path that would chart the outline of a fist over Halifax.
Taking nearly two and a half hours on Thursday 4 June, the aerial tribute covered 330 nautical miles.
Tracking site Flight Aware shared a speeded-up video of the flight path last week, tweeting: “HAPPENING NOW In the skies over Halifax, Canada.”
Neonakis shared the flight path on his Facebook page, dedicating it “For George” and also sharing a picture of George Floyd alongside images of his journey.
www.independent.co.uk/…

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siesmann
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siesmann

June 1st: Trump talks to Putin on the phone, again.

June 5th: Trump announces he withdrawing one-third of US troops from Germany

June 1st: Trump talks to Putin on the phone, again.

June 5th: Trump announces he withdrawing one-third of US troops from Germany

June 5th: Putin announces he’s moving more troops to Russia’s western border with Europe

Nps
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Sounds as though Putin’s Puppet is paving the way for Putin to take his place as the leader of the a new autocracy in Europe. Wider what he gets out of the deal besides Screwed

Rick Bevilacqua
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Rick Bevilacqua

So where is Congress in all this? How does Trump have all this power? Are we really Amerika now? Better start learning Russian, or get ready to take back our country from these Russian stooges – Trump, McConnell and Graham.

John Johnson
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John Johnson

Could not say that any better!! WE NEED TO TAKE IT BACK…NOW!!

Marie Tobias
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This is a chance for Joe to speak up. NATO exists for our safety and allowing Putin to stage the military intimidation of Germany, is unconscionable. Put the entire Republican Party display as sell-outs and traitors. The President has always been Putin lap dog, but if the Republican Party won’t stand up to him here, they’ve lost all credibility as American Representatives… they are all now instead, fine comrades of men who write in Cyrillic Text.

And Putin is their boss.

Marv Wainschel
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Marv Wainschel

Shades of 2018 withdrawal from Northeastern Syria right after call with Erdogan, seriously damaging our strategic position in the Middle East and virtually destroying our relationship with our Kurdish allies.

Mick owens
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Mick owens

Can someone tell me Why???, this is NOT treason…