There has never been a lack of USA commitment to NATO or Article 5.
right now there is.
When and if the Russian Bear attacks we will be there to defend you.
yup, because you don´t want to wait for the fight to come to your soil
You are not totally capable of defending yourselves
right... because 4 times the budget ain´t enough. .... flat out ridiculous
We have no need to reaffirm what we have once affirmed. Mr. Trump cannot give away the promise of our Treaty commitment.
I take it you have never read the treaty then. No NATO member is obligated to do anything in case one is attacked.
Yes, part of the USA strategy has been and still is to fight, if necessary, in Europe and not here. So what?
I have no problem with that. It just shows that not a single US$ taxpayer money is spend on defending Europe, it is exclusively spend on making sure you can keep a war and win it away from your own borders. Which is the topic at hand in case you want to make up your own subject again.
we then had to feed you and help you to rebuild (as we did also with the Japanese). If we had not been, with great expense to ourselves and with no hope of ever being recompensed,
Ah... the selfless help. If you read Marshalls Speech, you´ll find "the consequences to the economy of the United States should be apparent to all" in it. That aid was a clear win-win situation, that economically benefited both sides. Germany also got that money as loans btw., part of which later didn´t have to be repaid, after all we needed the money to buy US weapons to be the tripwire for the red army. We are also still paying reparations, something the US has, as far as i know, never done, or did you ever pay the reparations to Nicaragua you owe them since 31 years?
the sole power preventing you from being exterminated or shipped to Siberian Gulags, all of Europe would today be known as Russia West.
Somehow the east Germans where not shipped off to Gulags either. And please don´t pretend there wasn´t a Morgenthau Plan in the US, which just happened to be the main propaganda tool for the Nazi government in keeping people fighting, prolonging the war, and in doing so giving your forces the chance to get a piece of Europe. Germany´s defeat was only a matter of time after 1943.
I don't ever expect to hear the words thank you uttered by yourself or any of your ilk. You are an ingrate.
Oh, i have no problem saying "thank you" for the new start we´ve got, the influence you had on our legal system and the way we think and are today. That is part of the reason why we react so strongly to Trump, we don´t want our friend to repeat our mistakes.Hitler only wanted to make Germany great again after all.