Putin would be very pleased over Gingrich’s blurbs……
In my neck of the woods, the Finns have been debating for over 20 years on whether or not to join NATO, this should hep them to finally come to a conclusion.
By CBS NEWS July 21, 2016, 9:23 AM
Newt Gingrich, a top Donald Trump supporter and former speaker of the House, defended on Thursday the Republican nominee’s recent remarkssetting conditions for honoring the NATO military alliance.
“[NATO] countries ought to worry about our commitment,” Gingrich said on “CBS This Morning” in an interview. “They ought to worry about commitment under any circumstances. Every president has been saying that the NATO countries do not pay their fair share.”
Of countries that aren’t “doing their fair share,” Gingrich said, “They’re a source of weakness, not a source of strength.”
When pressed on whether Trump and the U.S. would come to the aid of countries like Estonia in the case of a Russian invasion, Gingrich said he too “would think about it a great deal.”
“Estonia is in the suburbs of St. Petersburg. The Russians aren’t gonna necessarily come across the border militarily. The Russians are gonna do what they did in Ukraine,” he said. “I’m not sure I would risk a nuclear war over some place which is the suburbs of St. Petersburg. I think we have to think about what does this stuff mean.”
When asked whether he believed Trump meant to terminate the NATO agreement, Gingrich said he believed the GOP nominee wanted to have a “very serious conversation about us being the people who defend people who won’t defend themselves.”