In Europe, Mr. Trump will find a tyrant-filled EU. He should end the U.S.-UK special tie and kill NATO

As President Trump arrives in Europe, he is readying to encounter a continent in which most nation-states are ruled by parties and leaders who want no part of the West’s historic democratic and republican traditions. For the first time in post-1945 history, an American president has no credible reason to pay even lip-service to the now-clear nonsense that the United States and Europe are a community of democratic societies. Save for nationalist-led governments of Poland, Hungary, and perhaps Italy, the nation-state members of the EU have quietly become tyrannies.

The EU’s leaders and bureaucracies have defied voters from the Arctic Ocean to the tip of Sicily by promoting the invasion of the continent by African and Arab Muslims who hate Christianity — they share this sentiment with EU leaders and bureaucrats — and seek life on the dole; legal preferment for themselves and Islam; practice wide-ranging violence, including the grooming of young girls for individual- and gang-rape; and the legal subordination of native-born Europeans to their will and that of the tyrants who have giddily herded them into the continent.

In Great Britain — the home of many of the political, legal, and philosophical ideas that helped shape the brilliance of America’s Founders — President Trump will meet Tory Prime Minister Theresa May. Mrs. May has locked-up native-born critics of her government’s policies on immigration and is in the midst of defying the majority of voters who approved a referendum that demanded the withdrawal of the UK from the EU’s Brussels-based tyranny. The president, in meeting Mrs. May, will not be meeting a fellow advocate and maintainer of liberty and freedom, but a monster intent on eliminating both in a land that historically was the cradle of American liberty.

Also in the UK, when President Trump meets with Queen Elizabeth II and Mrs. May, he ought to politely but forcefully tell them that the heretofore sacrosanct “U.S.-UK Special Relationship” will be terminated by the United States. The president can preface his remarks by noting that Americans fought and died to help maintain freedom in Europe in two world wars, and afterward paid the freight for Europe’s survival until the USSR collapsed. Since that collapse, the president can add, Britain and Europe have unilaterally disarmed and bred-out — via their media and education systems — any warrior-like character or inclinations in its population. In this light, the president can add, it is ludicrous to think the status quo should continue.

Mr. Trump should then drop the hammer by noting the last straw for the United States was Britain’s direct political, media, and intelligence intervention on the Democrats’ side in the 2016 presidential election, as well as in the Democrats’ post-election efforts to destroy his legitimate presidency. The evidence for this last point is ample, but a document published in Mr. Bill Still’s splendidly patriotic and reliably accurate and biting internet site “The Still Report” cinches the case. The document was written on 17 December 2016 by senior officials at GCHQ — the UK’s NSA — and apparently was approved by UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson. It shows that GCHQ had been collecting electronic communications at Trump’s campaign HQs and — with the May government’s approval — had agreed to a request by Obama and Susan Rice to continue that collection after Trump’s victory. I tried to move a copy of that document into this piece but failed. Mr. Sill’s short but important report, which includes the document, can be viewed here:

Finally, when President Trump deals with NATO, he should announce that he has set a date — say 31 December 2018 — for all NATO countries to meet or exceed their defense-spending commitments; only three of the 28 European/Canadian members are now doing so. The president should make it clear that all NATO members must meet the deadline; one country’s failure to meet the commitment sinks the organization. If the latter case occurs, Mr. Trump should explain that the United States will submit the required one-year notice to leave the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and will exit the organization on 31 December 2019.

Since the end of the Soviet Union, moreover, the NATO Alliance has been nothing less than an unconscionable burden on American taxpayers, though a monetary bonanza for U.S. arms makers and their bribed Congressional backers. Save for a few, the performance of NATO countries in Afghanistan and Iraq could only have been worse if they had not shown up for those wars. (NB: That said, the performance of the U.S. military in both places, 17 years on, has been nothing to crow about.)

More recently, the retired and serving general officers of most NATO militaries have been more than happy to sit by without challenging either their political leaders’ joint decision to allow a mass of Islamist fighters to enter the continent under the guise of refugees, or their decision to welcome home European mujahedin who have fought with the Islamic State, and then put those veterans on the dole and afford them preference in finding housing. The situation is such that the Europeans have neither the capability to defend themselves against the much over-hyped threat from Russia, nor the exquisitely clear threat their leaders deliberately have created for Europe’s citizens by welcoming a non-uniformed, murderous, and skilled Islamist army into their midst.

The United States is not and must not feel compelled to save Europe from its own endemic effeminacy, pacifism, multiculturalism, and moral cowardice. Now, Mr. Trump, is the time for the United States to begin to formally abandon NATO, and to resolve to let the European countries meet their well-merited and surely bloody fate all alone.

Author: Michael F. Scheuer

Michael F. Scheuer worked at the CIA as an intelligence officer for 22 years. He was the first chief of its Osama bin Laden unit, and helped create its rendition program, which he ran for 40 months. He is an American blogger, historian, foreign policy critic, and political analyst.