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Will Greece Leave NATO?

Greece is in full financial meltdown — but NATO still expects it to spend 2% of its GDP on weapons it doesn't need

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With Greece now facing total economic ruin, it might seem like a good time to tighten the belt — maybe even make modest cuts to military spending.

This is completely unacceptable, according to arch-NATO creep Jens Stoltenberg. Via Reuters

<figcaption>A NATO Grexit?</figcaption>
A NATO Grexit?

Asked whether Greece would remain a member of NATO if it left the euro zone, he was quoted by German public broadcaster ZDF as saying in a statement: "The Greek government has always stressed it wants to remain a reliable member of NATO."

Stoltenberg said he expected Greece to continue spending 2 percent of its gross domestic product (GDP) on defence.

First of all, the only realistic military threat to Greece is maybe...Turkey? And Turkey is a NATO member. So basically you have a "defensive" military alliance that forces each member to spend obscene amounts of money on weapons to defend against other members of your glorious "defensive" alliance. It's like a pyramid scheme. 

Even Bloomberg is reporting that a Greek exit from NATO is now possible. Greece's military establishment would probably resist — and maybe do far more — but it might not be up to them at this point. 

Is it unreasonable to ask what Greece is actually receiving from NATO membership, aside from refugees fleeing from the latest NATO bombing massacre?

Amid Greece's ATM runs, poverty and general misery, NATO whines about protecting military spending. 

These people are monsters. 

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